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A few years the world scoffed when they heard that a film set in the world of social media was about to be released. Those scoffers were soon eating their words because The Social Network ended up being not only a worldwide hit but also a critically acclaimed film. Well now the social media world is getting another go on the big screen with – The Circle.

Labelled as a dramatic thriller The Circle sees Emma Watson (yes Hermonie from the Harry Potter franchise, but she does have a fair body of work outside of that now) play Mae a young woman who lands her dream job at a social media company called The Circle. There she is taken under the wing by Bailey (Oscar winner Tom Hanks) and soon finds herself engaging in groundbreaking experiments that push the boundaries of privacy. Heavy Mag caught up with Hanks and Watson just to see what is behind this film that will hit cinemas in Australia in August.

Hanks begins by telling that his character, Bailey, is one of the main people behind The Circle. ‘Bailey is one of the three founding fathers of The Circle,” Hanks explains. “He is the visionary, the ideas man, not the financial guy, not the tech guy… he is the guy that dreams big. The Circle is that great thing that the internet hopes to be and wants to be but dear God I hope it never becomes. It is what would happen if you took of the great companies and all of the great ideas – if you took Google and Amazon and Apple and Facebook and Uber and jammed it all into one entity, that is what The Circle is. The Circle is once you’ve become a member, once you’ve entered The Circle everything you need to is in one house on one tablet or one phone. You never have to give faith or allegiance to anyone outside The Circle because The Circle will take care of all of your lifestyle needs.”

It is clear while talking to Hanks that it was the fact that James Ponsoldt was directing that encouraged him to be part of the movie. “He has a very real gift for capturing real life inside the super structure of what the movie has to be. His willingness in the movie to just let people explore, almost to the point of straying, but not quite to the point of that, but just to see where the human behaviour would take to get you there, and I think that is his strength and we all leapt at it… especially on the power of this movie.”

Hanks is also full of praise for his co-star Emma Watson. “Emma is phenomenally untouched and grounded in a lot of ways but she is brilliant at knowing what to do when making movies. I mean she did all those Harry Potter movies so she understands very complicated film making. She also knows that none of that really matters unless you are going to be able to inhabit the moment and her ability to inhabit the moment is pretty profound.”

Like Hanks Emma Watson says one of the reasons that she chose to do the film was because after first reading the script it really won her over. “It really stuck with me,” she explains. “The story, the questions that it raised I found that weeks later they were still there and I was pondering different aspects of it and I think that is a good sign for a story or something that I might potentially work on. It doesn’t leave you quickly. I think Mae finds herself having these big dreams and these big ambitions and she is like ‘WOW, I’m twenty-six and I’m living with my parents, I don’t have enough to pay for my health insurance and I’m working in a job that doesn’t challenge me and doesn’t mean anything to me… is this my life?’ When Annie, her friend, offers her the chance to have a job interview at The Circle this is like this is her ticket, this is her escape and this is her chance to be able to take care of her family. She has this sense of powerlessness is her life and somehow The Circle gives her control and also hope for her future so it’s a very powerful promise that The Circle kind of gives her.”

However, everything doesn’t end up being rosey for Mae while working at The Circle and Watson says that is something that Mae doesn’t see coming. “The expectations that are put on the employees at The Circle are that every aspect of their life will be shared and the socialising that you would normally do has to be done at The Circle within The Circle because The Circle has found a way to commercialise every aspect of people’s lives. So every bit of data, all of that money, all of that content and content sharing that want to have happening on their network. So it becomes a very claustrophobic environment very quickly.”

So would she say the film has a lot to say about modern society and in some way a personal story? “I think the film is about today’s society,” she explains. “You know this isn’t some kind of dystopian future that is a long way off, this is a story that could be happening now. So I think it is incredibly topical and speaks to this moment now. As someone who has been in the public eye since I was very young. I always thought the boundaries between public and private were important, and I think even more so playing this role and exploring this world made me think about it even more than I ever had before. I think that is what is great about this film, it’s not there to preach or to give a certain perspective on it. It forces the audience to ask questions and to ask themselves questions and I think that is the key really – what is difficult about the situation that we are in now is that we give our information away so freely with so little thought any more and I think people will think more about these questions having seen it.”

 

The Circle will be in Australian cinemas in late August.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘The Boss Baby,’ ‘Life,’ ‘The Space Between Us,’ ‘Beauty And The Beast,’  and ‘The Search For Life In Space’.

This episode also contains interviews with Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Asa Butterfield, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Eric England (Get The Girl) and Anna Bourozikas (Setting Sun Short Film Festival).

Also make sure you listen to this week’s episode to see how you can win an amazing Hacksaw Ridge pack thanks to our friends at Icon. There are two packs that you can win – the first contains a copy of Hacksaw Ridge on DVD, plus a Hacksaw Ridge cap and T-Shirt – the second contains DVD copies of Hacksaw Ridge, Creation, Love & Mercy, 12 Years A Slave and The Man Who Knew Infinity. To be in with a chance to win simply listen to thsi week’s show and then answer the question through a private message on either our Facebook or Twitter page.

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Beauty And The Beast

Disney have just released the trailer for their live-action version of Beauty & The Beast.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

You can view the Beauty And The Beast trailer below:

 

DAVID GRIFFITHS

 

Dave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths has worked as a journalist for over twenty years now -covering topics including film, television, music, travel and sport (with a main focus on AFL Football).

That time has seen him host the popular X-Wired television program for seven seasons as well as write for various magazines such as Buzz Magazine, Heavy Mag, Stage Whispers, The Banner and Eternity..

He has even branched out into writing online for Subculture Entertainment, Media Search and The Book The Film The T-Shirt. He also worked as the online editor for Entertainment 360 for three years.

Dave’s radio work has seen him work on various radio stations including 3RPP, Triple R and Light FM. He is currently the resident film reviewer on Talking Lifestyle (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) and can be heard reviewing what is new at cinemas and on DVD each week on Thursdays at 3pm with Ed Phillips. He is also the co-host of Melbourne’s 94.1FM’s breakfast show ‘The Motley Crew’ and he can sometimes be heard on J-Air’s ‘First On Film’. David is also the co-host of two popular podcasts – ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Film Show,’ and ‘The Popcorn Conspiracy’

As far as Film Reviewing goes David is an elected committee member of AFCA (Australian Film Critics Association and a member of IPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)/FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique).

He has also served as a jury member for a number of international film festivals and is considered an expert on cult cinema, horror movies and Australian films.

Dave is also a keen screenwriter and is currently working on a new comic book series.

 

Currently David Griffiths has 38 Film Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 47 Film Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 10 Music Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 22 Music Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 6 Theatre/Comedy Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Cara Delevingne

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Cara Delevingne
  2. Rebecca Ferguson
  3. Rachel McAdams
  4. Margot Robbie
  5. Tom Hardy
  6. Yvonne Strahovski
  7. Tom Cruise
  8. Evangeline Lilly
  9. Emilia Clarke
  10. Jake Gyllenhaal
  11. Genesis Rodriguez
  12. Alexis Knapp
  13. Alicia Vikander
  14. Shailene Woodley
  15. Avan Jogia
  16. Taylor Schilling
  17. Cassie Scerbo
  18. Bryce Dallas Howard
  19. Chris Pratt
  20. Kate Mara
  21. Michelle Monaghan
  22. Paul Rudd
  23. Jennifer Lawrence
  24. Elizabeth Berkley
  25. Emma Watson

Emilia Clarke 2

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

 

  1. Emilia Clarke
  2. Charlie Cox
  3. Deborah Ann Woll
  4. Shailene Woodley
  5. Scott Eastwood
  6. Paul Walker
  7. Vincent D’Onofrio
  8. Natalie Dormer
  9. Britt Robertson
  10. Emma Watson
  11. Elden Henson
  12. Nathalie Emmaunuel
  13. Ayelet Zurer
  14. Tom Hardy
  15. Gal Gadot
  16. Katheryn Winnick
  17. Sophie Turner
  18. Lena Headey
  19. Maisie Williams
  20. Olivia Munn
  21. Gwendoline Christie
  22. Vin Diesel
  23. Scarlett Johansson
  24. Lily James
  25. Roasario Dawson

Lily James

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

 

  1. Lily James
  2. Shailene Woodley
  3. Margot Robbie
  4. Richard Madden
  5. Dakota Johnson
  6. Alexandra Daddario
  7. Theo James
  8. Lily Collins
  9. Jamie Dornan
  10. Robin Wright
  11. Emilia Clarke
  12. Jennifer Lawrence
  13. Miles Teller
  14. Ellie Kemper
  15. Kathryn Winnick
  16. Tom Hardy
  17. Cara Delevingne
  18. Sasha Grey
  19. Rose McIver
  20. Natalie Dormer
  21. Rose Byrne
  22. Emma Watson
  23. Chloe Grace Moretz
  24. Scarlet Johannson
  25. Travis Fimmel

Margot Robbie

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

 

  1. Margot Robbie
  2. Lily James
  3. Dakota Johnson
  4. Shailene Woodley
  5. Jamie Dornan
  6. Alexandra Breckenridge
  7. Robin Wright
  8. Jennifer Lawrence
  9. Ellie Kemper
  10. Jaimie Alexander
  11. Tom Hardy
  12. Emilia Clarke
  13. Alexandra Daddario
  14. Natalie Dormer
  15. Katheryn Winnick
  16. Olivia Wilde
  17. Chloe Grace Moretz
  18. Richard Madden
  19. Emma Watson
  20. Emma Stone
  21. Genesis Rodriguez
  22. Brittany Snow
  23. Laura Prepon
  24. Scarlett Johansson
  25. Miles Teller

Margot Robbie

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Margot Robbie
  2. Dakota Johnson
  3. Jamie Dornan
  4. Robin Wright
  5. Lily James
  6. Shailene Woodley
  7. Leonard Nimoy
  8. Jennifer Lawrence
  9. Emma Stone
  10. Eddie Redmayne
  11. Dan Stevens
  12. Katheryn Winnick
  13. Chloe Grace Moretz
  14. Alexandra Breckenridge
  15. Leonardo DiCaprio
  16. Miles Teller
  17. Emma Watson
  18. Emilia Clarke
  19. Scarlett Johansson
  20. Jared Leto
  21. Jessica Biel
  22. Genesis Rodriguez
  23. Rosamund Pike
  24. Natlie Dormer
  25. Alicia Vikander

Dakota Johnson

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

 

  1. Dakota Johnson
  2. Amber Heard
  3. Jamie Dornan
  4. Margot Robbie
  5. Rosamund Pike
  6. Mila Kunis
  7. Chloe Grace Moretz
  8. Shailene Woodley
  9. Chris Pratt
  10. Gemma Arterton
  11. Emilia Clarke
  12. Emma Watson
  13. Emma Stone
  14. Channing Tatum
  15. Felicity Jones
  16. Tom Hardy
  17. Eddie Redmayne
  18. Jennifer Lawrence
  19. Lizzy Caplan
  20. Bridget Regan
  21. Bradley Cooper
  22. Scarlett Johansson
  23. Sienna Miller
  24. Tiffani Thiessen
  25. Eva Green