Category: Film News

Internationally recognized superstars Tony Todd (Candyman, “The Flash”), Clifton Powell (“Black Lightning”) and Miguel A.Nunez Jr (Street Fighter) star in an inspiring, action-packed fusion of Kickboxer and Rocky, Worth now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Directed by and starring Eduardo Castrillo, Worth is a love letter to Muay Thai Kickboxing and tells of Ricky (Castrillo, Hunting Season), a top contender in Muay Thai meets and falls in love with Danielle (Samantha Aper), a paralegal in the city. Together they embark a relationship dealing with his championship match and her big court case. Danielle gets into an accident putting her into a coma and now Ricky has to do whatever it takes in order to pay for medical care.

Comedian Willie Barcena, and MMA fighters Mauricio Alonso and Jose Palacios also feature in Worth, now available on Amazon Prime.

Following its season as part of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, Arcadia and FilmInk Presents will bring Dominique Rocher’s The Night Eats the World to cinemas on May 9, 2019.

Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie – Personal Shopper) wakes one morning to find himself living in a nightmare: an army of zombies has invaded the streets of Paris and he is the lone survivor. While contemplating his bleak future and how he will survive the solitude, he learns that he may not be alone after all. Also starring Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson), and the iconic French actor Denis Lavant (Holy Motors) as “one of the greatest zombie creations since the brainless consumers of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Lavant’s role helps complicate the movie’s soul.” *

Shot concurrently in French and English, the French language version was embraced during its French Film Festival run in April, and now the English version, following its success in the US, will be on limited release in quality Australian cinemas between May 9 and 12, 2019.

Based on the popular novel by Stephen King a brand new Pet Sematary film is about to hit Australian cinemas on April 4th. Starring Jason Clarke (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Zero Dark Thirty), John Lithgow (Cliffhanger, Interstellar) and Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience, Upstream Colour) the world premiere of Pet Sematary will close this years South By South West Festival.

The geeks will inherit the earth.

Award-winning* dystopian thriller Division 19, starring Mandy’s Linus Roache and Alison Doody (from Indiana Jones and the last Crusade), heads to theaters and digital this April from Uncork’d Entertainment.

In the future, prisons have been turned into online portals where paying subscribers get to vote on what felons eat, watch, wear and who they fight. Panopticon TV is so successful it is about to be rolled out to a whole new town. When the world’s most downloaded felon escapes, the authorities set a trap to reel him in. The bait is his little brother who has so far managed to avoid detection.

Also starring Jamie Draven (Billy Elliot), Lotte Verbeek (“Outlander”), Clarke Peters (“Jessica Jones”), L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost”) and Will Rothhaar (“Grimm”), District 19 is written and directed by S A Halewood.

Division 19 in theaters and available on demand from April 5.

Division 19 will screen in the following cinemas.

 

– LA: Laemmle Music Hall
– Chicago: AMC South Barrington 24
– Atlanta: AMC Southlake Pavilion 24
– Dallas: AMC Grapevine Mills 30
– Houston: AMC Gulf Pointe 30
– Cleveland: Tower City Cinemas
– San Francisco: AMC Deer Valley Stadium 16
– Philadelphia: PFS Roxy Theater
– Phoenix: AMC Arizona Center 24
– Detroit: AMC Fairlane 21

 

Opened on March 1st, 2050, which stars an ensemble cast that includes Dean Cain (Supergirl, Lois & Clark) has been playing on just the one single screen (AMC Atlantic Times Square 14) in Los Angeles. By Sunday, the film’s ticket sales were rivalling studio releases and Oscar nominated films including Tyler Perry’s Madea, Greta, and How to Train Your Dragon, and on Sunday, outside of the latter film, 2050 had outperformed them all. AMC wasted no time and immediately held the film over until at least the 14th of March. The film will open in Baltimore at AMC’s Owings Mills 17 on March 15th.

Says executive producer Henry Hewes, “By Sunday we beat all of the big guys. At one point, the theater told us we were neck and neck with How to Train Your Dragon on Sunday night. That’s just crazy.”

2050, is about a family man struggling to hold it all together who discovers a warehouse that may hold the solution…sexbots. Premiering at sci fi film festivals around the world including Berlin, Austin and Boston, the film has taken home over 11 awards.

2050, distributed theatrically by ANERKE, is will expand into other major markets over the spring via theater chains that include AMC and others.

MONSTER FEST returns to CINEMA NOVA in 2019 with new dates and plans for continued expansion nationally in partnership with Australia’s largest cinema chain EVENT CINEMAS.

MONSTER FEST is Australia’s premier genre film festival and has run annually in Melbourne every November since 2011. This year they have decided to bring the dates of the festival forward, MONSTER FEST 2019 will run from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th for its 8th edition; a full five weeks ahead of previous years’ festivals to accommodate an exciting new development.

Since 2017, in partnership with EVENT CINEMAS, MONSTER FEST has rolled out their satellite festival, MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW across Australia. Following its success, MONSTER FEST are now collaborating on plans to take the Melbourne experience to the rest of Australia in select cities in November 2019. Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks.

“Having seen the continued growth of Monster Fest Melbourne in the last few years, we at Event wanted to bring that experience to some of our major sites around the country and we are very excited to see how we can work together to make that a reality”
Claire Gandy – General Manager Content
Event Cinemas Australia

“Since we started the festival our plan has always been to take it nationally and make it the largest and best known genre festival in this part of the world, this continued partnership with Event Cinemas in 2019 makes this a reality”
Grant Hardie – Festival Director
Monster Fest

 

MONSTER FEST is a mix of Premieres, international festival favourites, new discoveries with renowned international guests and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre talent. For information on last year’s festival visit here.
MONSTER FEST 2019 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Submissions are now open for features, short films and expanded cinema projects.

In 2018 submissions increased by over 100%, and we had the strongest shorts program since the festival began. The interest internationally for MONSTER FEST is beyond our wildest dreams and our advice to filmmakers is; if you’ve got a film or are planning to make one in the near future, don’t be afraid to put it in the MONSTER FEST mix!
Grant Hardie – Monster Fest Festival Director

What: MONSTER FEST (VIII) 2019
Website Event – http://www.monsterfest.com.au
Where: Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC (03) 9347 5331
When: Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th

Oscar® nominee and Emmy®, Golden Globe®, Screen Actors Guild® and Tony® Award winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) has signed on to star and executive produce the new SHOWTIME event series YOUR HONOR which will stream exclusively on Stan in Australia. The series is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. The 10-episode event series will be executive produced by Emmy nominees Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight, The Good Wife). Peter Moffat – whose Criminal Justice served as the basis for The Night Of – serves as showrunner, executive producer and will write multiple episodes, including the first episode. YOUR HONOR will go into production later this year in New Orleans. The announcement was made by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour.

“Peter, Michelle and Robert have crafted an original thriller with gut-wrenching suspense, raw emotion and moral complexity,” Levine said. “And we are simply ecstatic that Bryan Cranston, one of the planet’s finest actors, shares our enthusiasm and has agreed to play the lead. I can’t wait to shoot YOUR HONOR and show it to the world!”

In addition to four Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild  award recognition for Breaking Bad, Cranston has also earned Academy Award® and BAFTA nominations as lead actor for Trumbo. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award and Emmy and Golden Globe nominations as actor in a limited series for All the Way – itself adapted from the Broadway production that gave Cranston a Tony Award. In 2018, Cranston won the Lawrence Olivier Award for his stage performance in Network in London, whose current run on Broadway has been extended into April.

Earlier in his career, Cranston received three Emmy nominations as best supporting actor in a comedy series and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Malcolm in the Middle. His numerous other credits include Sneaky Pete (which he co-created and executive produced) and Argo, as well as an Emmy-nominated guest performance on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and prominent guest appearances on such series as Seinfeld. Cranston also has three Directors Guild nominations, including the rare feat of nominations in the same year for directing a drama (Breaking Bad) and a comedy (Modern Family). He shared in three Producers Guild awards with the team from Breaking Bad.

YOUR HONOR, produced by CBS Television Studios in association with King Size Productions, is being adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, created byRon Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, produced by Ram Landes and airing on the country’s Yes TV. Liz Glotzer (The Good Fight, Castle Rock, The Shawshank Redemption), Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg (Hostages, Betrayal) of Scripted World and James Degus will also serve as executive producers.

 

Marvel have just released a brand new clip from their new epic blockbuster – Captain Marvel. Directed by Anna Boden (Sugar, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story) and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, Gowanus Brooklyn) and starring Brie Larson (Room, Kong: Skull Island), Gemma Chan (Mary Queen Of Scots, Humans) and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) the film hits cinemas on the 8th March.

Following two sold out screenings at Monster Fest in Melbourne last November, where it took out the ‘Golden Monster’ for Best Film, we are pleased to present in association with Umbrella Films ONE NIGHT ONLY screenings of LORDS OF CHAOS on Friday February 22nd in cinemas across Australia & New Zealand.

Set in the world of Norwegian black metal, and combining an 80s/90s period setting, the blackest of black humour and brutally visceral scenes of violence, LORDS OF CHOAS is ‘metal’ in every sense of the word – and an experience you’re sure to never forget. The only thing crazier than the film itself is the fact it’s based on the very real – and very violent – actions of an infamous Norwegian black metal crew. Drawing from his experience as the drummer in a black metal band, director Jonas Åkerlund brings a level of authenticity to the screen rarely seen along with the unmistakable style that made his music video work so memorable.

CINEMAS & TICKETING

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SA
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VIC
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