Monthly Archives: September 2016

Live By Night

Oscar winning director Ben Affleck (Argo) returns to the director’s seat with ‘Live By Night‘ which is based on the Denis Lehanne novel (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River) of the same name, Affleck will direct and star as Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a respectable Boston police captain who grows up to become an employee of the city’s most fearsome, and successful, mobsters during Prohibition-era America.

‘Live By Night’ which also stars Scott Eastwood (Fury), Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon), Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher) and Zoe Saldana (Guardians Of The Galaxy) which open in Australian cinemas in 2017.

But now thanks to Roadshow here is the Live By Night trailer.

Underworld Blood Wars

Vampire fans listen up because the popular Underworld franchise is about to return to cinemas on December 1st. Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) returns as vampire hunter Selene and this time teams up with Theo James (Divergent), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) and Lara Pulver (Edge Of Tomorrow) as the vampire vs lycan war continues.

Underworld: Blood Wars hits cinemas on December 1st but for now Sony Pictures have given us this look at the first Underworld: Blood Wars trailer.

Bwitched Poster

With pop sensations B*witched, Atomic Kitten, S Club 3 and East 17 all heading to Australia in February as part of a mega tour Dave G decided it was time to sit down with Keavy Lynch from B*witched. Keavy chats to us about what it was like being part of the most popular girl groups in the 90s and we end up posing a huge question, were B*witched in General Hospital or weren’t they???

You can listen to our Keavy Lynch interview right here.

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The 2016 Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around Australia from September 13. The opening night film is Perfect Strangers, while closing night sees a screening of a restored print of William Wyler’s 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn in her Oscar winning role and Gregory Peck. Greg spoke to festival director Elyssa Zeccola to find out more about this year’s program.

You can listen to or download our Elyssa Zeccola interview right here.

Strings

One of the hottest shows to surface this year is the new online series Strings which stars a stellar cast including Bryan McClure, Taylor Hay and Paul Stevans. Dave G sat down and had a chat with Bryan McClure. During the interview Bryan chats about what it is like to act in a psychological drama like Strings and also how he is taken the news that he will be playing Jimmy Olson in Superman vs Doomsday.

You can listen to or download our Bryan McClure interview right here.

AICE Israeli Film Festival

The 13th AICE Israeli Film Festival begins screening from September 14 at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova and from September 15 at Sydney’s Ritz Theatre. The opening night film is Firebirds. This year the festival has undergone some small changes. Greg spoke to festival director Richard Moore to find out more about the Israeli Film Festival Competition and the films screening.

You can listen to or download our Richard Moore interview right here

Czech Slovak 2016

The 4th Czech and Slovak Film Festival begins screening at ACMI from September 14. This year the festival has the theme of text and texture. There are screenings of classic Czech films in collaboration with Melbourne Cinematheque, short films screening on the big screen at Federation Square, and this year some special screenings as Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive. Greg spoke to festival director Cerise Howard to find out more about this year’s program.

You can listen to or download our Cerise Howard interview right here.

Airbourne Breakin' Out Of Hell

With Airbourne’s latest album Breakin’ Out Of Hell due for release from Spinefarm Records on September 23rd Dave G decided to catch up with Ryan O’Keeffe to chat about the new release.

When we spoke to Ryan he was enjoying a beer on Sunset Strip in L.A, but he took the time to tell us about the recording of this new album and what fans can expect when Airbourne tour Australia in January.

You can listen to or download our Airbourne interview right here.

 

AIRBOURNE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Saturday 7th January 2017Summernats CANBERRA http://www.summernats.com.au/

Friday 13th January – The Metro Theatre SYDNEY

http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2017/01/13/airbourne

Saturday 14th January – The Triffid BRISBANE

http://thetriffid.com.au/gig/airbourne-and-special-guests/

Friday 20th January 2017 – Trak MELBOURNE

http://www.trakloungebar.com/2017/01/airbourne-2/

Helen Mirren

WINCHESTER, the new supernatural thriller from Peter and Michael Spierig (Predestination), today announced production would commence early 2017 following confirmation of Screen Australia Production Investment. Oscar®-winning actress Helen Mirren will play the role of Sarah Winchester, millionaire heiress to the Winchester Arms fortune who designed and built the renowned Winchester Mystery House.

Produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan (Predestination) and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin, WINCHESTER has secured Screen Australia Production Investment, with assistance from Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and Production Investment from Screen Queensland. Australian/NZ distributor is StudioCanal. International sales by Diamond Pictures, Bullitt Entertainment and US Distribution confirmed via CBS Films.
Producer Tim McGahan said “This is such a great story and we are delighted to have the full support of Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Screen Queensland to help bring it to the screen.”

“Screen Australia is thrilled to be co-funding Winchester, which gives the Spierig brothers a chance to work with A-List international talent including Helen Mirren,” said Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia. “Films like Winchester telegraph to the international market the breadth of films that can be made in Australia, using not only our locations but our creative and producing talent.”

Writer/directors Peter and Michael Spierig said “There have been few haunted house stories that have captured our imaginations quite like the legend of the Winchester House. Sarah Winchester was an eccentric pioneer, an inventor, a woman plagued by her family’s legacy, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Helen Mirren bring this fascinating character to life “.

WINCHESTER will shoot in Melbourne, Docklands Studios and surrounds in early 2017 before shooting on location at the real Winchester Mystery House, widely thought to be one of the most haunted houses in the world.

Jenni Tosi, CEO Film Victoria said: “We’re delighted the Spierig brothers will be back in Melbourne with their next film Winchester, and will again be working with our talented cast and crews. We’re equally thrilled to welcome the peerless Dame Helen Mirren to Melbourne, and hope she’ll also have time to experience our world-renowned culture and cuisine.”

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said “We are thrilled to be supporting Queensland-based producer Tim McGahan and Queenslander Writer-Director team, Peter and Michael Spierig, on Winchester.  The production will spend over $3.5 million in Queensland with picture, sound and visual fx post production taking place at Queensland-based Cutting Edge.

We are proud of the success of the Spierigs and along with Tim, for the critical and commercial success they achieved with their last feature, Predestination, also supported by SQ. There is already considerable market interest in Winchester following the Cannes Film Market and we anticipate there will be good representation of Queenslanders in the heads of department. Winchester will again put the global spotlight on Queensland talent and bring huge long-term benefits to our state,” she said.
Chief Executive of STUDIOCANAL Australia and New Zealand, Elizabeth Trotman said “A fascinating and rousing story led by the wonderful Helen Mirren, this exciting production is sure to be a thrill. We look forward to bringing it to audiences in Australia and New Zealand with great anticipation.”