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Hadden Motion Pictures has today released the official trailer for A STITCH IN TIME. From the executive producer of Ladies in Black and writer/director Sasha Hadden, and expertly shot by cinematographer Don McAlpine ACS ASC (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!) A STITCH IN TIME is an ode to the power of community and friendships that come from the most unexpected places. The film is set to arrive in Australian cinemas nationally on February 17, 2022.

A STITCH IN TIME is a heart-warming story about former dressmaker Liebe (Maggie BlincoThe NightingaleCrocodile Dundee), who reinvents herself after befriending young Chinese fashion designer Hamish (Hoa XuandeTop of The LakeHungry Ghosts).

When Liebe’s partner Duncan (Little River Band’s Glenn Shorrock) loses his job singing at the local pub, Liebe throws herself into helping Duncan realise his dream to record an album.

Inspired by Hamish, Liebe decides to make clothes again to support Duncan financially, but quickly reignites a long-forgotten passion for her craft. With Duncan intent on shutting down her dreams, Liebe packs her bags and moves in with her best friend, Christine (television and theatre favourite Belinda Giblin), and her unsuspecting husband, Justin (John GreggBodylineTo End All Wars), to reclaim her life and discover where she belongs.

Liebe’s touching story will remind audiences of all ages that it is never too late to follow your dreams.

‘A STITCH IN TIME’ WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS NATIONALLY ON FEBRUARY 17, 2022

20th Century Studios’ suspense thriller “No Exit” will debut exclusively as an Original on Disney+ in Australia on February 25.

In “No Exit,” Havana Rose Liu (“Mayday”) makes her feature film leading role debut as Darby, a young woman en route to a family emergency who is stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper. 

Directed by Damien Power (“Killing Ground”) from a teleplay by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) based on Taylor Adams’ 2017 novel and produced by PGA Award winner Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”), the film stars Havana Rose Liu, Danny Ramirez (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Top Gun: Maverick”), David Rysdahl (“Nine Days”), Mila Harris (“Young Dylan”) and Dennis Haysbert (“Breakthrough”). 

Umbrella Entertainment in association with Monster Fest Presents are pleased to announce Special Event Screenings of BEYOND THE WASTELAND, launching with the World Premiere on February 5th. 

BEYOND THE WASTELAND is a new Australian documentary that examines the culture rooted in MAD MAX (1979) and MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981), both of which became instant international cult films during the 1980s, examining the influence that they have had on contemporary culture by featuring the fans that live and breathe all that is MAD MAX. 

Director/Producer Eddie Beyrouthy and Producer Phil Lambert of The Picture Lot travel the world in search of the ultimate MAD MAX fans and explore the level of obsession these true believers have, from costumes to cars to entire lifestyles.

BEYOND THE WASTELAND will have its World Premiere on Saturday 5th February at Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In in Melbourne, Victoria.

Following the Premiere, BEYOND THE WASTELAND will travel around Australia in a series of special fan-based event screenings that will feature Q&As with Cast & Crew from both the documentary and the original films, along with MAD MAX-inspired vehicles and  cosplayers. 

SCREENING DATESSATURDAY 5TH FEB 8.45PM
VIC:
 Coburg Village Drive-In [World Premiere]
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)
TicketsSUNDAY 6TH FEB 7PM
VIC: 
Village Cinemas Morwell
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
TicketsFRIDAY 11TH FEB 8.30PM
SA: 
Mainline Drive-In Adelaide
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
TicketsSATURDAY 12TH FEB 7PM
NSW: 
Silver City Cinema Broken Hill
TicketsFRIDAY 18TH FEB 8.30PM
VIC: Lido Cinemas Rooftop Hawthorn
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)
TicketsSATURDAY 19TH FEB 8.30PM
VIC: Showbiz Cinemas Drive-In Ballarat
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
TicketsSUNDAY 20TH FEB 8:30PM
VIC: Classic Cinemas Elsternwick
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
& Phil Lambert (Producer)
TicketsTHURSDAY 24TH FEB 6PM
ACT: NFSA – National Film & Sound Archive of Australia
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
TicketsSATURDAY 26TH FEB 8PM
NSW: Event Skyline Drive-In Blacktown Sydney
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer),
Roger ‘Fifi’ Ward (Actor, MAD MAX) and
Paul ‘Cundalini’ Johnstone (Actor, MAD MAX)

TicketsSATURDAY 12TH MARCH 7PM
QLD: Event Cinemas Loganholme
w/ Q&A by Eddie Beyrouthy (Director/Producer)
Tickets

Indulge in the ultimate romantic picnic at Lovers by Lakeside overlooking stunning Australian Botanic Garden views, nestled in the comfort of your special spot watching a classic romantic comedy. 

Settle in for a night of wonder, romance and teenage 90’s slang as you watch this year’s chosen film, 10 Things I Hate About You starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles on our spectacular 10 metre outdoor screen. 

Prepare for a night filled with laughs and of course… love! Visit the south-west of Sydney for a magical night out that will make you feel like a film character amongst such beautiful nature settings. 

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, this year there are exclusive VIP tickets and delicious hampers on offer for the first time to make your lakeside picnic just a little more special. There are plenty of options to choose from, including the Charcuterie box for those who prefer a picnic feast, or the Veggie Garden box for a lighter option. The Sweets for my sweet box hamper is also up for pre-order for all the sweet tooth couples. 

SEATING OPTIONS (PER COUPLE) 

  • Ultimate Sweethearts – Numbered bean bag seating, box of chocolates, box of popcorn, prime viewing front of screen plus VIP parking
  • Laidback Lovers – Bean bag seating, box of popcorn and next level viewing behind VIP seating
  • Privacy Seekers – Designated spot in general admission seating

HAMPER OPTIONS (PER COUPLE) 

  • Charcuterie Box– Wood smoked ham shavings, dry cured salami, green olive mortadella, southcape double brie, Black Jack aged cheddar, house-made dips (beetroot and hummus), marinated black and green olives, sweet potato rosti, marinated olives, fresh seasonal fruits, wafers, sesame lavosh, and crisps
  • Veggie Garden Box– Herbed cashew cheese, marinated mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, marinated black and green olives, pickles, sweet potato rosti, house-made dips (beetroot, hummus and pesto), fresh seasonal fruits, wafers, sesame lavosh, crisps, dried fruits and nuts
  • Sweet for my sweet box- Buttercream vanilla cupcakes, rocky road, chocolate pretzels, french macarons, doughnuts, milk chocolate pots with strawberries and marshmallows, fresh seasonal fruits and assorted candy to decorate  

EVENT DETAILS

  • When: Monday,14 February, gates open at 7:30pm, film from 8:15pm 
  • Where: Lakeside Lawn, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan 
  • Film: 10 Things I Hate About You  
  • Ticket Price: $45 – $110
  • Parking: Free (grass area) or VIP parking car park 
  • Age: Adults only (sorry no kids at this one) 
  • Drinks/Alcohol: This is a BYO event. Food included in Ultimate Sweetheart and Laidback Lovers package plus the extra hampers available for purchase

Ensure the selected hamper package is mentioned when pre-ordering tickets to the event. 

For more information on the event visit the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan website here.

Disney Legend Tim Allen will executive-produce “The Santa Clause” (working title), a Disney+ Original limited series in which he reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures’ blockbuster franchise.  

Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. Award-winning Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.  

The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.
 
Allen won a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus’s proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film “The Santa Clause.”. He went on to play the role in two sequels, both hugely popular movies, 2002’s “The Santa Clause 2” and 2006’s “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.”
 
In the Disney+ series, Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realising that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole.  With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.
 
Allen, whose popularity skyrocketed as the star of the top-rated ABC series “Home Improvement,” earned numerous awards for his role of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, including a Golden Globe in 1994 and The People’s Choice Award for eight consecutive years from 1992-1999. Allen also starred for nine seasons on the hit series “Last Man Standing.”
 
In 1995, the multi-talented actor lent his voice to Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s first computer animated film, “Toy Story.”  He reprised the iconic role as the arrogant yet loveable space action figure in two sequels, 1999’s “Toy Story 2” and 2010’s “Toy Story 3.” He also appeared as the character in a number of “Toy Story” short films including “Hawaiian Vacation,” “Small Fry” and “Partysaurus Rex.”
 
He reunited with the creative team from “The Santa Clause” to make Disney’s “Jungle 2 Jungle,” and also starred in the feature remake of a Disney classic,” The Shaggy Dog,” in 2006.
 
Allen also lent his own voice as narrator to the 2012 Disneynature documentary, “Chimpanzee” and co-starred in the 2007 Touchstone comedy “Wild Hogs” along with the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest.”
 
In 1994, Disney’s Hyperion Publishing released his debut book, Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man. It topped the New York Times Bestsellers list and led to a second book, also published by Hyperion, I’m Not Really Here.

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has released two brand-new clips – “Finger” and “Knees & Prayers” – from the upcoming Shudder Original The Last Thing Mary Saw, premiering exclusively on the platform on Thursday 20 January.

The film stars Rory Culkin (WacoHalston), Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), and is written and directed by Edoardo Vitaletti, making his feature length film debut.

Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary (Scott), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Fuhrman), the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work.

The Last Thing Mary Saw was produced by Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof of Intrinsic Value Films, Harrison Allen and Madeleine Schumacher of Arachnid Films, Stephen Tedeschi and executive produced by Scoop Wasserstein.

Today, Disney+ debuted a thrilling, brand-new trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios’ series “Moon Knight” during Halftime of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams. 
 
A new poster was also released for the original, live-action series streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting March 30.
 
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt. 
 
“Moon Knight” stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is the head writer, and Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers.

Summary:  A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates:  9th December 2021 (Australia), 10th December 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 24th December 2021 (all regions)

Country: USA

Director: Adam McKay

Screenwriter: Adam McKay

Cast: Jack Alberts (Oliver), Beau Allen (Dr. Talcamont), Brian Anastasio (Olson), Ashleigh Banfield (Dalia Hensfield), Cate Blanchett (Brie Evantree), Allyn Burrows (Mr. Dibiasky), Timothee Chalamet (Yule), Michael Chikilis (Dan Pawketty), Billy Concha (Mr. Conch), Shimali De Silva (Nisha), Leonardo DiCaprio (Dr. Randall Mindy), Chris Evans (Devin Peters), Chris Everett (Chief Editor Paula Woods), Edward Flectcher (Dr. Ginnerson), Omar Ghonim (Damain), Ariana Grande (Riley Bina), Paul Guilfoyle (General Themes), Tamara Hickey (Reporter Christy), Jonah Hill (Jason Orlean), Robert Joy (Congressman Tenant), Alvin Keith (Harrison Telms), Omar Khan (Bartender Alex), Ishaan Khattar (Raghav Manavalen), Kid Cudi (DJ Chello), Tori Davis Lawlor (Mrs. Diabiasky), Jennifer Lawrence (Kate Dibiasky), Georgia Lyman (Groomer Thalia), Melanie Lynskey (June Mindy), Annette Miller (Mrs. Tanken), Rob Morgan (Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe), Dee Nelson (Dr. Lisa Inez), Sarah Nolen (Sammy Puppeteer), Erik Parillo (Sheriff Conlon), Hettienne Park (Dr. Calder), Ross Partridge (Keith Ollens), Himesh Patel (Phillip), Ron Perlman (Benedict Drask), Tyler Perry (Jack Bremmer), Robert Radochia (Evan Mindy), Janine Robinson (Senator Dennings), Mark Rylance (Peter Isherwell), Sarah Silverman (Sarah Benterman), Tomer Sisley (Adul Grelio), Richard Snee (Senator Lerner), Staci Roberts Steele (Linda Dicalio), Meryl Streep (President Orlean), Conor Sweeney (Marshall Mindy), Stephen Thorne (Benjamin), Ting (Win), Lance A. Williams (Daniel)

Running Time: 138 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

OUR DON’T LOOK UP REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Don’t Look Up Review:

The last couple of years have been a crazy time. While many have just tried to live their lives despite the pandemic restrictions placed on them, we have also seen some truly crazy moments when it has come to world politics, people doubting scientists and of course developing their own conspiracy theories.

Now gifted filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short) takes all of the events of the past two years and brings them to life in a hilarious way with his new Netflix released comedy Don’t Look Up. The great news is the film works and is one of the funniest films to be released in a long time.

The film begins with a gifted young scientist, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games), discovering a brand new asteroid. But after her boss and mentor, Dr Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio – Titanici), does the maths to work out its trajectory they realise that it is heading for Earth – an event that would be catastrophic.

The pair do the right thing and soon find themselves working with NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office head Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan – Stranger Things) but when they take the news to the President of The USA (Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada) and her Chief-Of-Staff (and son), Jason (Jonah Hill – The Wolf Of Wall Street), they are surprised to find the pair don’t want to know about it and are not prepared to take action on it.

When it is suggested to Kate and Randall that they leak the news to the media they decide to do so on a morning news TV show but once again the hosts, Jack Bremmer (Tyler Perry – Gone Girl) and Brie Evantree (Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth), treat the news like a joke and soon Randall and Kate realise they are going to have to try and convince the world of the danger themselves.

It is an interesting experience watching Don’t Look Up. On the one hand you find yourself laughing out loud repeatedly throughout, but the other hand you realise the sad nature of the world that we live in has been perfectly captured by McKay as the story at hand plays out through to the end.

McKay’s screenwriting here is nothing less than sensational. The story itself plays out with true suspense and emotion while the comedy of the film also shines through with some truly memorable moments. This film is true comedy gold, but at the same time McKay finds ways to easily disguise his characters so we know who he is referring to without him having spell it out. It is very easy to see that McKay’s President, brilliantly played by Meryl Streep, is a direct swipe at who President Trump handled the Covid pandemic without him having to spell it out for his audience.

McKay’s cast also embraces the brilliant screenplay and it enhances their performances. DiCaprio is amazing as Randall Mindy and he seems to embrace the opportunity to bring some comedy to his performance. He is a true acting de force throughout the film and brings it all together with one of the most emotional cinematic scenes since the finale of Melancholia.

Likewise Jennifer Lawrence shines throughout the film, delivering true moments of drama as she sensationally portrays a scientist that nobody will listen to. The stars of the film are well-supported by Cate Blanchett who seems to enjoy the opportunity to play a ditzy, over-friendly talk-show host while Meryl Streep is also a stand-out as an uncaring President.

Don’t Look Up is a well rounded comedy that sees McKay bounce back from some of the duds he has delivered from other the years. It probably won’t be but so well written is this screenplay that it deserves to be mentioned during the awards season. That aside though this is a fantastic film that captures the past couple of years like no other.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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You can read our review of Don’t Look Up that appeared in The Phuket News right here – https://www.thephuketnews.com/dont-look-up-a-sublime-sideways-view-of-our-modern-world-82655.php

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