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A big thanks to our friends at Icon who have given us 5 special Love & Mercy prize pack to celebrate the fact that Love & Mercy is available on DVD + Blu-Ray this week.

The pack contains a copy of Love & Mercy on Blu-Ray, a California Girls poster, The Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits album and Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure album.

To be in the running to win our Love & Mercy giveaway head to our Facebook page and send us a private message that reads ‘Mercy’.

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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 ‘Love 3D,’ ‘The Lobster,’ ‘Alex & Eve,’ ‘Bridge Of Spies,’ ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension  and ‘Burnt’. This episode also contains interviews with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Richard Brancatsiano.

Also make sure you are listening this week as the boys launch four new competitions.

– Competition number one is thanks to our friends at Monster Pictures who have given us a double pass to giveaway to the screening of Cooties (starring Elijah Wood) at the Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn on October 30th. To be in the running to win head to our Facebook page and send us a private message that reads ‘Cooties’.

– Competition number two is also thank to Monster Pictures who have given us a double pass to giveaway to the screening of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno at the Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave on October 31st. To be in the running to win head to our Facebook page and send us a private message that reads ‘Inferno’.

– Competition number three is also thanks to Monster Pictures who to celebrate the official announcement of all the Monster Fest screenings on Halloween have given us a special Past Winners Of Monster Fest DVD box set which contains the movies Starry Eyes, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, Honeymoon, Julia, The Search For Weng Weng, Plague. To be in the running to win head to our Facebook page and send us a private message that reads ‘Monster’.

– Competition number four is thanks to our friends at Icon who have given us 5 special Love & Mercy prize pack to celebrate the fact that Love & Mercy is available on DVD + Blu-Ray this week. The pack contains a copy of Love & Mercy on Blu-Ray, a California Girls poster, The Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits album and Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure album. To be in the running to win head to our Facebook page and send us a private message that reads ‘Mercy’.

To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

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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 ‘Far From A Maddening Crowd,’ ‘Zero Motivation’ ‘Minions,’ ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘Eden,’ and ‘Ted 2′ . This episode also contains interviews with Carey Mulligan, Sandra Bullock, Seth MacFarlane, Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede III), Suumer Harris (Rites Of Passage) and Daniel De Fillippo (Rites Of Passage).

Plus we launch a great new competition this week. Thanks to eOne Entertainment we have some limited edition posters from Dolph Lundgren’s new film Skin Trade to giveaway. Make sure you listen in for your chance to win.

Also thanks to eOne Entertainment you have a chance to win a copy of Song One starring Anne Hathaway on DVD.

And you also get a chance to win passes to see Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, in cinemas on June 25 thanks to Icon.  Five lucky people will also win The Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits album to go with their passes.

Make sure you listen to this week’s show to see how to enter all these competitions.

To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Love & Mercy

The music and cinemas worlds collide again on June 25 when Love & Mercy hits Australian cinemas. The film tells the story of Brian Wilson, the man behind the legendary The Beach Boys. Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti Love & Mercy is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2015 and thanks to Icon Distribution you can have a chance to see it on us.

That’s right thanks to Icon Distribution The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show has a number of passes to Love & Mercy to giveaway. Five lucky winners will also receive a The Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits CD to go with their passes.

For you chance to win in our Love & Mercy giveaway simply listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #134.

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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 ‘Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief,’ ‘Inside Out’ ‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Hot Pursuit′ . This episode also contains interviews with Pete Docter, Mindy Kaling, Sofia Vergara, Shahin Shafaei (Two Refgees And A Blonde), Travis Bain (Throwback/Starspawn), Ted Matkowski (Polish Film Festival), Jack Sargeant (Revelation Film Festival) and Malcolm Turner (Melbourne Animation Film Festival).

Plus we launch two great new competitions this week. First up thanks to eOne Entertainment you have a chance to win a copy of Song One starring Anne Hathaway on DVD.

Then seconadly you get a chance to win passes to see Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, in cinemas on June 25 thanks to Icon.  Five lucky people will also win The Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits album to go with their passes.

Make sure you listen to this week’s show to see how to enter both competitions.

To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

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Melbourne cinema lovers rejoice; the new Lido Cinemas is due to unveil June 25th. The stunning eight-screen artiplex, showing both commercial and art house films, will open on Hawthorn’s bustling Glenferrie Road bringing both excitement and vibrancy with Australian premieres, exclusive releases and a focus on local community engagement.

A labour of love from the owners of Elsternwick’s Classic and Belgrave’s Cameo, cinephiles Eddie and Lindy Tamir, who against all odds, have lovingly restored this beautiful building for an extraordinary cinema opening unseen in Melbourne for many years.

Lido will be the first venue in mainland Australia, to have a rooftop screen attached to a cinema. This exciting project sees some of the world’s most cutting edge technology, including a 4K projector and Dolby Atmos, contrasted in a beautifully historic venue, boasting gorgeous features like an Edwardian-era marble staircase.

Eddie, who has always been a sucker for old buildings and who also restored the Cameo and Classic Cinemas, says: “The building is beautiful and I wanted to keep as much of the traditional charm as possible. While visiting old cinema sites I was most inspired by the ones which still had some of their old characteristics, as well as street theatre; a location with a vibrant atmosphere.”

Eddie, who also founded the Jewish International Film Festival, sees his cinemas as community centres for locals, “it’s important for us that we cater to all people, and to understand that people can like both art-house and commercial films, people are not one dimensional and Lido certainly isn’t either,” Eddie adds.

Aidan Halloran was the man behind the design, who has spent five years working to face the challenge of retaining many of the old features, while installing eight screens and transforming it into an exciting cinema. “The original decorative plaster ceiling, the two original marble and tiled staircases, and the multi-coloured 1930s terrazzo floor in the foyer are some of the aspects we were able to refresh and restore.  The new elements sit in obvious contrast to the old, adding another layer to the long history of the building, which served as a theatre, cinema, pool hall, dance studio, and cabaret venue, among others,” said Aidan. Lido was home to a cinema in 1917 but closed down in 1956.

The fabulous Hawthorn location has boomed in recent years, with the launch of exciting eateries like Fonda Mexican, the redevelopment of the Hawthorn Arts Centre and charming cafes like Crabapple Kitchen, who will also be opening Vaporetta – a Venetian Bar Restaurant backing onto the cinemas. With the launch of Lido and new Huxtaburger and Yo-Chi stores, Hawthorn is set to continue growing as a prime location.

“Even with the boom of downloading films, the romance and experience of going to the cinema will always be paramount in the industry. Restoring an old, beautiful building adds to the theatre of the whole cinema experience,” adds Eddie.

The cinemas will open with an eclectic mix of art house titles, family holiday releases and upmarket commercial releases catering for all tastes including Minions, Pixar’s Inside Out, the story of The Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson Love & Mercy, Far From The Madding Crowd based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, an exclusive Lido season of JIFF 2014 hit, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning black comedy Zero Motivation, and an ongoing partnership with Monster Pictures which will include the annual Monster Fest, Australia’s Premiere horror film festival, plus a weekly Friday night Monster Fest Presents Midnight Mayhem showcase which kicks off with the Melbourne Premiere of the much anticipated THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE).

In addition, the Lido launch period will include the Lido’s 8K Radius Film Series, in partnership with City of Boroondara, directed by Kenny’s Clayton Jacobson and focusing on the weird and wonderful stories of everyday people living and working in the area, an Australian film focus lead by the new film Last Cab To Darwin starring Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver, and following with support for a number of local gems. In addition, the Lido is working on exciting programmes and partnerships with Swinburne’s famed School Of Film & TV, in addition to a number of cultural film festivals with partnering organisations.

Lido Cinemas

675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

www.lidocinemas.com.au

Love & mercy Still

Icon Film Distribution is proud to announce that the Australian premiere of LOVE & MERCY will be held at Sydney’s State Theatre on Sunday June 7, 2015.  As announced last month, the film will be featured as part of the 2015 Sydney Film Festival with its first festival screening serving as the Australian Premiere.

We all know the music, but few know the true story of musical genius, Brian Wilson and his struggles with brilliance and balance.  Whilst his music shaped our lives, it would be the love of one special woman who saved his.

First time director, Bill Pohlad puts his experience as a producer on films such as 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life and Brokeback Mountain to good use.  In LOVE & MERCY he paints an unconventional portrait of Wilson, interweaving seminal moments from his youth and later life.

The role of Brian Wilson is masterfully shared between Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Little Miss Sunshine) as the younger, 1960s Brian; and John Cusack (Maps to the Stars, High Fidelity) as Wilson in the 1980s.  The film explores the many challenges Brian has faced, both from his point of view in his younger years; and from the perspective of his now wife, Melinda (Elizabeth Banks) when she meets Brian in his 40s and under the questionable medical care of Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).

The Beach Boys were already experiencing chart topping success with Surfin’ Safari, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls and Good Vibrations when Brian found himself driven to move in a new musical direction.  Whilst this would ultimately lead to the creation of what is widely ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time – Pet Sounds – and songs like Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Sloop John B and God Only Knows; it also lead to the band breaking up and Brian breaking down.

The films shows  Brian becoming more and more isolated from his family and friends to the point where he seems to have been signed over into the care of Landy who seems determined, through overmedication and other manipulations, to keep Brian away from all real connections to the world.  When Melinda Ledbetter enters his life, their mutual attraction becomes a bond that the oppressive doctor cannot break.

As few biopics about musicians do, LOVE & MERCY offers a hopeful and happy ending – one that continues to play out in reality today.  Brian Wilson’s music continues to resonate with existing as well as new audiences every day.  Wilson’s 11th solo album, NO PIER PRESSURE was released earlier this year to critical acclaim.  One Kind of Love which is featured on the new album and also in the film has just been recognised as “Best Original Song” at the Nashville Film Festival.  More importantly (and even more rare) Brian and Melinda are still together and still in love.

LOVE & MERCY debuted to a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival and has continued to garner critical acclaim including from its showings at the Berlin Film Festival and the South By Southwest Festival.

Words used to describe LOVE & MERCY include, “compelling” (Collider); “dreamy and delirious” (Indiewire); “deeply satisfying” (The Hollywood Reporter); “emotionally exhilarating” and “exquisite” (HitFix); “engrossing” (Indiewire); “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) “tender” (BBC.com) and “touching” (Screen International).

Critics have also hailed the dual performances from Dano and Cusack as, “career-topping performances”; (Indiewire); “groundbreaking” (The Washington Post); “phenomenal” (Bloody Disgusting) and “uncanny” (Mashable Australia). Best known for her work as a comedic actress, Elizabeth Banks has also attracted praise for her career-redefining dramatic performance she gives in the film.

It seems likely that its screenings at the Sydney Film Festival will no doubt attract similar accolades for LOVE & MERCY including the film’s unique style and excellent performances.
Perhaps the best reactions are those from the man who lived the story, Brian Wilson himself

Love & mercy Still

Icon Film Distribution is proud to announce the June 25 release of LOVE & MERCY starring both Paul Dano and John Cusack as The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.

We all know the music, but few know the true story of musical genius, Brian Wilson and his struggles with brilliance and balance.

The film paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments from his youth and later life, as it explores how Brian came to be who he is today.

The role of Brian Wilson is masterfully shared between Dano (12 Years a Slave, Little Miss Sunshine) and Cusack (Maps to the Stars, High Fidelity) as the film explores the many challenges Brian has faced, both from his point of view in his younger years; and from the perspective of his now wife, Melinda (Elizabeth Banks) when she meets Brian in his 40s and under the questionable medical care of Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).

The Beach Boys were already experiencing chart topping success with Surfin’ Safari, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls and Good Vibrations when Brian found himself driven to move in a new musical direction.  Whilst this would ultimately lead to the creation of what is widely ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time – Pet Sounds – and songs like Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Sloop John B and God Only Knows; it also lead to the band breaking up and Brian breaking down.

The film was met with a standing ovation at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and critical acclaim continues to build:

“…emotionally exhilarating… The film does an exquisite job of detailing the way an artist can get lost in the act of creation.” – HitFix

“…an engrossing portrait of Wilson’s specific artistic inclinations…” – Indiewire

“A deeply satisfying pop biopic whose subject’s bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs — one artistic, one personal — in the life of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.” – Variety

Musicians, critics and fans alike have consistently hailed Wilson as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in music.  His songs remain as relevant and resonant today as they were over 50 years ago; continually finding new audiences as evidenced by the 2014 BBC Music All-Star cover of God Only Knows that became an internet sensation.

The teaser trailer has just debuted online and has already gone viral. A proud Brian Wilson has also posted the teaser on his own Facebook and website.

The film release will follow the April 3 launch of Wilson’s 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure.

In addition to featuring an awesome soundtrack,  LOVE & MERCY offers an intimate and unforgettable glimpse into the musical and personal evolution of one of the greatest creative minds of our time.

You can view the Love & Mercy teaser trailer below.