A very special guest landed at Hall H at Comic-Con today with star Tom Cruise dropping by to deliver the first trailer and poster from the eagerly anticipated Top Gun: Maverick.
The film is due in cinemas on June 25th 2020.
eOne and Universal Pictures announced today that Australian screen legend BRYAN BROWN will tour the country to promote new film PALM BEACH.
Star and Producer of the film, Bryan will embark on the national tour, joined in various cities by Director RACHEL WARD, fellow screen legend SAM NEILL, along with ensemble cast JACQUELINE MCKENZIE and HEATHER MITCHELL.
Palm Beach is a drama/comedy about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday with Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. Starring Bryan Brown, Richard E Grant, Aaron Jeffery, Jacqueline McKenzie, Heather Mitchell, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Claire van der Boom, the good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but tensions slowly mount, and deep secrets soon emerge.
An Australian production, the film was shot entirely on Sydney’s idyllic Northern Beaches around Palm Beach, Pittwater, and Barrenjoey Headland.
Cast will attend Local Premieres and Q & A screenings and be available for press opportunities throughout their visit in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns.
From writer-director Keith Sutliff, a non-stop thrill ride through the streets of Los Angeles, The Refuge on digital July 12.
A getaway driver finds himself in harm’s way when he gets caught up in a job involving casino heist money in the adrenaline-charged new crime thriller from Keith Sutliff.
KS Pictures presents The Refuge, starring Keith Sutliff (The Mason Brothers), Julien Cesario (Close Range), Matthew Webb (127 Hours), Reine Swart (The Lullaby), Stefanie Estes (Bethany), Demeterius Stear (Death Pool), Martin Copping (“Hawaii Five-O”) and Cheyenne Buchanan (A Dark Place).
Available on digital platforms July 12.
Swan is the brainchild of Matt Swan. A founding member of genuine worldwide rock phenomenon Royal Blood, “Swanny” is today announcing his debut release, an absolute hip-swinger of a single and video entitled “Sweat Baby Sweat”. The single will see the light of day in all digital outlets and streaming platforms from Friday July 5th.
The filmclip (produced by Clint Gough) for this high-octane belter comes in the form of a black-and-white clip where Swanny rescues a stranded woman with a broken down car and takes her for a ride on the back of his motorbike and then into the skies, as he then proceeds to skydive, all the while singing the 100-mile-an-hour, foot-to-the-floor track.
Swanny has been writing and recording this track and an entire batch of new songs just north of Byron Bay in his home studio – and this new track is the first to be released. “Sweat Baby Sweat” was mixed & mastered by Forrester Savell (Cog, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), produced by Matt Swan & Clint Gough (Like Thieves) and engineered by Nathan Stanborough & Bernie Wedrat.
Swan says that “Sweat Baby Sweat is simply about letting the good times roll live life to the max – life is one big party. It was written after a long hot Summer’s night of no sleep in Byron Bay in 2018. I had just got home in the early hours of the morning after playing drums at one of Byron Bay’s crazy warehouse parties – I picked up the guitar, cracked another beer and the main riff quickly came to me. I then laid down some drums and Sweat Baby Sweat was born.”
“These warehouse parties are famous throughout Byron Bay’s rock scene, they are a wild, hedonistic, sweaty mix of rock ’n’ roll and creativity. When it came time to lock down my lyrics I was still on a high from my experience that night so I wanted write this song as a homage to it. That night was hot and sweaty, the dance floor was full of people sweating as we rocked out. There was this one beautiful woman that I couldn’t take my eyes off, we locked eyes and it was like we were in a trance. Sweat was rolling off her body, i loved the way she moved and I loved the way she just didn’t care… Sweat Baby Sweat!”
A genuine Rock ‘N’ Roll Crocodile Dundee, Swanny grew up just north of Byron Bay in a small town called Terranora in New South Wales. Beginning his love of music at the age of 12, Swanny realised his passion and purpose in life had to be in the form of music – and began his journey as a drummer. Not long after, Swanny toured all around Australia and carried out drum workshops in remote Aboriginal schools, while gigging throughout the country towns and cities, before breaking away and moving to Nashville at age 21. His side project The Swamps have played at Falls Festival 2019 and for Margot Robbie’s Wedding (yes, you read that correctly) as well as supporting Wolfmother,
Omar Rodriguez, Kingswood and Stonefield to name a few.
Set the scene – it’s 2011 and Swanny met Mike Kerr in Brighton and the band ‘Royal Blood’ was born in March that year. The duo lived together and spent their time writing, recording and establishing Royal Blood as a band. Their first single was recorded at Rockfield Studios UK in 2011. The band decided to move to Australia in 2012 and recorded their first EP in Brisbane. “Come On Over” which was previously named “Leaving”, went to air on Triple J’s ‘Home n Hosed and the rest is history….
Swan’s debut single “Sweat Baby Sweat” will be released on Friday July 5 and will be available at http://ffm.to/swan_SBS.
Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST, returns to Cinema Nova from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th for MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE.
Following on from our most successful festival to date in 2018 with a record attendance of over 2,800 patrons, we are pleased to reveal that our eighth chapter is guaranteed to be our best yet! Our diverse range of international programming consists exclusively of World & Australian Premieres, accompanied by filmmaker Q&As, panels, lectures, pop-up events and more!
Our first wave line-up announcement comprises of seven imaginative and bold new Australian features, five of which will be celebrating their World Premieres.
Special effects maverick Justin Dix steps back into the director’s chair for his sophomore feature, BLOOD VESSEL, a harrowing high seas horror that pits a motley crew of shipwreck survivors against an ancient evil aboard an abandoned Nazi warship.
CULT GIRLS, the nightmarish and hypnotic horror from writer/director Mark Bakaitis, concerns a young woman whose search for her two missing sisters leads to her spiralling descent into hell.
Award-winning shorts filmmaker Mike Green makes his feature debut with OUTBACK, an immersive and gruelling survival thriller that witnesses two Americans at odds with the harsh and unforgiving Australian outback.
Jesse O’Brien‘s hilariously macabre and delightfully irreverent TWO HEADS CREEK also plays upon the fish out of water scenario, only this time with a pair of British siblings stranded in a rural town where the ghoulish locals have a sinister means of dealing with immigration.
More crazed locals abound in James Di Martino‘s debut feature THE FACELESS MAN, an insane tale of a group of friends whose party weekend getaway in the country turns to bloodshed when they are met with both the town’s strict no drug policy and the menace of the titular character.
Filmmaker Sandra Sciberras‘s THE DUST WALKER offers up both thrilling sci-fi action and intense viral horror as a small outback town bands together to face off against a parasitical alien threat.
Monster Fest alumni Matthew Victor Pastor returns this year with A BIGGER JAIL, a psychosexual thriller that sees a young married couple’s encounter with a recently paroled criminal lead to devastating consequences.
We are also excited to reveal our MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE artwork.
Thursday October 10th – Sunday October 13th, 2019
380 Lygon St
Single Session Tickets
Adult – $20.50
Concession – $16
Get the most out of the Monster Fest experience and save with these festival passes:
VIP Passes (15 films) $199 [Early Bird Offer, first 50 VIP Passes at $169 each]
The VIP Pass gets you all-access to all Monster Fest screenings, events and panels from Thursday October 10th to Sunday the 13th.
Mini-Pass (5 Films) $70
The Mini-Pass may be used for any 5 Monster Fest film sessions from Friday October 11th to Sunday the 13th (EXCLUDES Opening Night).
Our resident film guru Kyle McGrath takes a look at the Top Five Tom Hanks movies.
Universal Pictures have this morning released the trailer for THE WHITE CROW. Directed by Ralph Fiennes, the film tells the incredible true story of legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West in 1961.
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.
Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
After a successful convention in Melbourne Oz Comic-Con 2019 is now heading to Sydney and Brisbane. Check out all the details below on how to get tickets and remember to keep reading to HEAVY Mag because we will bring all the news as guests are announced for both Sydney and Brisbane.
Brisbane: September 21 – 22
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sydney: September 28 – 29