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Cinema Nova

Movie loving Melbourne audiences have given Cinema Nova a reason to celebrate the start of 2014 by breaking the arthouse venue’s record for biggest week at the box office.

From Boxing Day to New Year’s Day (26/12/2013 – 1/1/2014) Cinema Nova enjoyed its highest grossing week ever at the box office, notably by screening upscale and arthouse features; a reassurance that Melbourne movie goers are not only interested in Hollywood blockbusters.

New and recent releases including PHILOMENA, THE RAILWAY MAN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and AMERICAN HUSTLE exceeded business expectations while Nova exclusives including SHORT TERM 12, DRINKING BUDDIES, LYGON STREET: SI PARLA ITALIANO, UNCHARTED WATERS and IN BOB WE TRUST captivated audiences intrigued by excellent reviews and strong word-of-mouth. Long-running audience and critical darlings GRAVITY (in its 13th week) and BLUE JASMINE (in its 16th week) also attracted sizable crowds still keen to catch the likely Oscar candidates on the cinema screen.

The previous house record had been set in the first cinema week of 2011 when The King’s Speech commenced its extraordinary charge upon the local & international box office before going on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Cinema Nova’s General Manager Kristian Connelly said “Over the past twelve months we have explored new filmic territory to great success. Audiences look to Nova to bring them an alternative to what is found at other venues while also providing a selection of the very best that international cinema has to offer, from Gravity and Blue Jasmine to Amour and Tim Winton’s The Turning. Having broken a house record last week without screening any of the top four films at the national box office augurs well for our unique approach.”

With a considerable number of quality releases already dated for release at the Carlton venue, international critic indications suggest the best is still yet to come. Spike Jonze’s futurist love story HER, The Coen Brothers’ folk musical INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Steve McQueen’s fact-based drama TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, Paolo Sorrentino’s award-winning THE GREAT BEAUTY, Cannes Palme d’Or winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR, Robert Redford survival drama ALL IS LOST, Alexander Payne’s monochrome comedy NEBRASKA, Hayao Miyazaki’s animated THE WIND RISES and Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET all release at Cinema Nova before the Academy Award winners are announced on March 3rd, local time.

With exclusive releases accounting for over a quarter of all feature films playing a theatrical season at Cinema Nova in 2013, the iconic venue plans to expand upon its enthusiasm for unique stories, alternate content and cinema events in the year ahead.

Santa Claus Conquers The MartiansMelbourne’s Cinema Nova have put themselves at the forefront of the Melbourne pop culture scene by hosting the brilliant ‘Cultrastrophe’ every Friday night. Each week ‘Cultrastrophe’ delivers a classic cult film that normally has to be seen to be believed, and this weeks is no exception. This week ‘Cultrastrophe’ presents the 1964 classic ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’ and thanks to Cinema Nova we have five double passes to giveaway. So if you’d like a double pass to see ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’ at 9.45pm at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova on Friday 13th December simply comment on our The Good The Bad The Ugly Facebook page and tell us why you would like to head along to Cultrastrophe this Friday night.

One Life

Narrated by Daniel Craig, BBC Earth’s spectacular natural history feature film ONE LIFE is coming to cinema screens in Australia for the first time, just in time for the school holidays.

The stunning film can be seen at more than 30 cinemas including Dendy, Palace and independent cinemas around the country from December 9.

A full list of participating cinemas and the trailer can be seen here: http://www.bbcearth.com/movies/one-life/

Directed by Michael Gunton and Martha Holmes from the world renowned BBC Natural History Unit, and featuring music from award winning composer George Fenton, ONE LIFE captures and celebrates the journey that all living things take from the moment they are born, to that most important of achievements – the delivery of the next generation.

Filmed over four years across every continent and habitat, it features brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world. Cutting edge cinematic techniques capture unprecedented and astonishingly beautiful sequences of animal behaviour and ingenuity, revealing that whether we have wings or flippers, eight legs or two, the triumphant story of life connects us all.

Presenting this amazing footage on the big screen allows audiences to see astonishing sights – intimate details such as a frog, no bigger than a human fingernail shown up close on a cinema screen many metres high; and the biggest fight in nature between ten 40 tonne humpback whales battling for supremacy, an epic scene done justice on the big screen.

Narrator Daniel Craig said: “I am very proud to be part of BBC Earth’s film ONE LIFE. The BBC Natural History Unit have proven, year after year, that their documentary skills are second to none. For the filmmakers who spend their entire lives recording beautiful images of planet earth’s dwindling wildlife, I have only a sense of awe and a deep rooted respect. I am incredibly fortunate to have been given the chance to play a very small part in that process.”

PARTICIPATING AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS INCLUDE:

 

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra: Palace Electric
Canberra: Dendy

New South Wales

Byron Bay: Palace
Chauvel: Palace
Newtown: Dendy
Norton Street: Palace
Opera Quays: Dendy

Queensland

Barracks: Palace
Brisbane (Portside): Dendy
Centro: Palace

South Australia

Adelaide Eastend: Nova Palace

Tasmania

Devonport: CMAX Cinema

Victoria

Balwyn: Palace
Carlton: Cinema Nova
Como: Palace

Western Australia

Windsor: Luna Cinemas

All Superheroes Must DieTo celebrate the launch of the new season of Cultrastrophe on August 16th Cinema Nova have given us some free passes to “All Superheroes Must Die”. If you’d like to win tickets to the special screening of this film (9.45 16th August @ Cinema Nova) make sure you head over to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thegoodthebadtheuglyfilmshow ‘like’ us and then just comment on our ‘All Superheroes Must Die’ competition post… too easy.

Repo Man

Thanks to Cultrastrophe and Cinema Nova Subculture Media has ten double passes to a screening of classic Indie flick ‘Repo Man’ that will be held as part of Cultrastrophe @ Cinema Nova on Friday 5th July @ 9.45pm at Cinema Nova in Lygon Street Carlton (VIC).

For your chance to win one of the double passes on offer head over to our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/thegoodthebadtheuglyfilmshow) simply ‘like’ the page and place a comment saying you would like to be entered into the draw.

Good luck from all of us at Subculture Media!

TheBrood

Thanks to Cultrastrophe and Cinema Nova Subculture Media has ten double passes to a screening of David Cronenberg’s classic horror flick ‘The Broods’ that will be held as part of Cultrastrophe @ Cinema Nova on Friday 28th June @ 9.45pm at Cinema Nova in Lygon Street Carlton (VIC).

For your chance to win one of the double passes on offer head over to our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/thegoodthebadtheuglyfilmshow) simply ‘like’ the page and place a comment saying you would like to be entered into the draw.

Good luck from all of us at Subculture Media!

This House

After 2 sell-out runs and 5 star reviews at the National Theatre in London, James Graham’s political comedy This House captured live in HD for National Theatre Live is a hit in Australia with sold out sessions at cinemas last weekend.

The cast includes Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), Reece Dinsdale (‘Life on Mars’), Charles Edwards (‘Downton Abbey’), Lauren O’Neil (NT Live: Travelling Light) and Julian Wadham (The English Patient); directed by Jeremy Herrin (The Heretic at Royal Court Theatre).

 By massive popular demand, select cinemas have announced encore screenings.

Tickets are on sale now!

You can see ‘This House’ at Cinema Nova (Carlton), Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Empire Cinemas (Bowral) and MONA (Hobart)

 

The Good The Bad The Ugly

This week on the show Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’, ‘The Sunset Six’, ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’, ‘Sinister’, ‘A Haunted House’ and of course The Great Gatsby’. This episode also features interviews with Ethan Hawke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Garner, Peter Hedges, Rosemarie DeWitt, CJ Adams, Ahmet Zappa, Joel Edgerton, Scott Sanders, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Livingstone. The boys also take a look at what horror movies you need to see as they celebrate the launch of Cultrastrophe on Friday nights at Cinema Nova.

To listen to the show you can download it for free here – http://www.mediafire.com/folder/f7rfo4f8yv1uv/The_Good_The_Bad_The_Ugly_Film_Show_Ep34