Category: Film News

Tubi, an ad-supported free streaming service owned by Fox Corporation, has added seven new films from global powerhouse anime franchise “Anpanman,” for English and Spanish speaking audiences, exclusively on the platform. Joining “Purun, The Soap Bubble” and “Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope,” which are currently available on Tubi, anime fans will be able to binge new titles from TMS Entertainment featuring the beloved superhero and his world of friends, which holds the Guinness World Record for most characters in an animated franchise. With five dedicated museums, “Anpanman” is the most popular character among both boys and girls in Japan. “Anpanman” – whose head is an anpan, a popular Japanese pastry – is a champion of justice who flies anywhere to help those in trouble, all the while keeping an eye out for his trusty nemesis, “Baikinman.”  

The ”Anpanman” films exclusively available on Tubi for Australian anime fans include: 

The Adventure of Happie 

When Anpanman’s new apprentice, Happie, is swayed by Baikinman, Happie’s whole village is in danger. Anpanman must set him straight, before all is lost. 

Star-Spirited Dollie 

When Anpanman saves Dollie, she gains life and just wants fun, even if it means bothering others. Meanwhile, Baikinman tries to build the strongest mold robot to defeat Anpanman. 

The Secret of Fairy Rin-Rin 

When Baikinman tricks the fairy Rin-Rin who protects the flower that gives Anpanman strength, everyone must go on a journey to find more flowers. 

Blacknose and the Magical Song 

An orphan, Cana, raised in darkness by evil Blacknose, tries to destroy the joys of singing, dancing, and yummy food. Can Anpanman make the kid see the light? 

Revive Banana Island! 

Clouds and cold may ruin all the sweet fruit on Banana Island, but queen Banna refuses to ask Anpanman for help, while Baikinman goes to Banana Island in search of the legendary Giant Banana. 

Nanda and Runda from the Star of Toys 

The selfish princess Runda, accompanied by a kind robot, Nanda, loses her wand that turns things into toys and needs Anpanman’s help to find it. 

Shine! Kulun And The Stars Of Life 

Before the annual Star Festival, the mysterious Kulun pops out of Baikinman’s garbage bin and black stars fall, threatening life on Anpanman’s world. 

Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Hisense TVs, Comcast X1, Cox Contour, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/ 

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Seance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut).

In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launches a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

V/H/S/94 premieres October 6 on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural.

Stan today announced that the smash-hit romantic comedy anthology series Love Life will return on October 28, launching with the first three episodes the same day as the US, only on Stan. 

To watch and share the brand new trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZZS4rrOg-w   

Season two will remain set in New York City but will focus on a new character’s journey – with Anna Kendrick’s character Darby passing the baton over to new protagonist, Marcus Watkins, played by the Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).

Marcus is coming out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be the one. After the rug is pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfilment that he thought he had already found.

Familiar familiar faces from season one will reprise their roles, including Darby herself, as well as Sara (Zoë​ Chao), Jim (Peter Vack), Mallory (Sasha Compére) and Magnus (Nick Thune). They will be joined by a host of new faces too, played by Jessica Williams (Booksmart, The Daily Show), Punkie Johnson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris ‘Comedian CP’ Powell (Empire).

Love Life is an HBO Max series produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series comes from creator Sam Boyd (In a Relationship), who co-show runs with Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Ramy). Boyd and Bedard serve as executive producers alongside Anna KendrickPaul Feig (A Simple Favour, Bridesmaids) and Dan Magnante (Someone Great).

Love Life Season 2 will return October 28, launching with the first three episodes, same day as the US, only on Stan. 

All episodes of Season 1 are available to stream now in 4K.

Christmas comes early as STUDIOCANAL and Blueprint pictures launch the main trailer and artwork for Gil Kenan’s (Monster House, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) live-action magical adventure, A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS.

The film boasts an incredible ensemble cast including newcomer Henry Lawfull as protagonist, Nikolas, Toby Jones (InfamousTinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984), Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Stephen Merchant (Jojo Rabbit, Fighting With My Family, Logan) Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady) and Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter) and Indica Watson (Gold Digger, Radioactive).

Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Gil Kenan adapted the screenplay from the bestselling book by Matt Haig, the first of 5 books in the acclaimed series, all of which are published by Canongate Books.

STUDIOCANAL produced with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award® winning Blueprint Pictures. 

“Only Murders in the Building”, the hit original comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season. The show will stream on Disney+ in Australia and is the most-watched Star Original on premiere day on Disney+. 

“Everyone in our amazing “Building” worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times — and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu and 20th TV — to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection. To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue — and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too exciting for words.  So I’ll shut up now — and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!,” said co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman. 

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Only Murders in the Building hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Darkland Distribution is thrilled to announce that the upcoming British elevated horror, Shepherd, has been made an Official Selection at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival 2021. The film starring starring Tom Hughes (Red JoanVictoria), Kate Dickie (Gameof ThronesThe Witch), Gaia Weiss (VikingsMedici) & Greta Scacchi (The Player) will have its World Premiere at the festival on 14th October, with a general theatrical release on 5th November. Writer and Director of Shepherd, Russell Owen, was delighted with the news of the film’s selection; “I’ve followed the BFI London Film Festival for decades, so to actually be a part of it is surreal and a massive honour. I can’t think of a better platform to bring Shepherd to an audience and I’m over the moon.”

Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director at Darkland Distribution added; “We’re delighted for Russ & his team who have clearly shown such skilled work to now receive this recognition in what is a very competitive field of British productions.” To celebrate the film’s Official Selection at BFI London Film Festival, Darkland have released a new sinister trailer to give audiences a taste of what’s to come.

Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, Eric Black takes a job as a shepherd. Trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. Shepherd will have its World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival on 14th October and will be in UK/ EIRE cinemas from 5th November.

“Malignant” is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan (“Aquaman”, “Furious 7”).  The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.

In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.  

“Malignant” stars Annabelle Wallis (“Annabelle”, “The Mummy”)Maddie Hasson (YouTube’s “Impulse”, TV’s “Mr. Mercedes”), George Young (TV’s “Containment”), Michole Briana White (TV’s “Black Mafia Family”, “Dead to Me”), Jacqueline McKenzie (“Palm Beach”, TV’s “Reckoning”), Jake Abel (TV’s “Supernatural”, the “Percy Jackson” films) and Ingrid Bisu (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”, “The Nun”).

Wan (“Aquaman”, “Furious 7”) directed from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (“M3GAN”, upcoming “The Nun 2”), story by Wan & Ingrid Bisu and Cooper.  The film was produced by Wan and Michael Clear, with Eric McLeod, Judson Scott, Bisu, Peter Luo, Cheng Yang, Mandy Yu and Lei Han serving as executive producers.

Behind the scenes, Wan was joined by his frequent collaborators, director of photography Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri (“Aquaman”, “The Conjuring 2”), production designer Desma Murphy (art director, “Aquaman”, “Furious 7”), as well as costume designer Lisa Norcia (“Insidious: The Last Key”).  The music is by Joseph Bishara, who has composed the score for all seven films in “The Conjuring” universe, among many others.

New Line Cinema Presents, In Association With Starlight Media Inc. and My Entertainment Inc., An Atomic Monster Production, a James Wan Film, “Malignant,” will be released in Australian cinemas 21 October 2021 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters.

Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

Based on the Marvel Comics

Publicity stills available at www.SonyPicturesPublicity.com.au

IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 21, 2021