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Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural have released the trailer and poster art for the upcoming Shudder Exclusive from Australian filmmaker Andrew TrauckiThe Reef:Stalked, a follow-up to his critical acclaimed film The Reef,will premiere on the platform on Friday 29 July.

Written and directed by Traucki the film stars an Australian cast including, Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries), Ann Truong (Cowboy BeBop), Saskia Archer (Boshack), Kate Lister (Clickbait) and Tim Ross (Wonderland).

In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic (Liane) travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster.

“For years since I wrote and directed the hit thriller, The Reef, people have been asking me to do another shark film.  I didn’t really want to because I thought I’d been there and done that but then I had a compelling idea I just had to explore,” explains Traucki.

“I’ve been very aware of the problem of domestic violence both in Australia and across the world. In Australia, a woman dies of domestic violence every week. What a horrible, disturbing statistic. I started thinking about making a film that had an anti- domestic violence message that would find a broader international audience. I thought of the parallels between a vicious shark attack and death at the hands of your partner and that is how the idea for The Reef: Stalked was born. I think I have managed to craft a story that entertains and could be a catalyst for further discussion around domestic violence and exposing the issues that surround it.”

Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have today announced their return to Australia for 4 massive stadium shows in early 2023. The tour will commence in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on January 29 before heading to Accor Stadium, Sydney on February 2, followed by Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on February 7and concluding in Perth at Optus Stadium on February 12.

Red Hot Chili Peppers commenced their global stadium tour last month in Spain following the release of acclaimed new album Unlimited Love, with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and many more.  The tour marks the return of guitarist and all-round cosmic musician John Frusciante to the group, as they perform their career-spanning hits alongside tracks from their new album.

Joining the Australian tour is multi-platinum selling superstar, Post Malone. Among the best-selling music artists globally with over 80 million records sold across four career albums, Stoney (2016), Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019) and Twelve Carat Toothache (2022), Malone has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and has received six Grammy Award nominations. He holds several Billboard chart records: he is the first solo artist to top the Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts, while Circles set the record for longest climb to number one (41 weeks) on the Adult Contemporary chart by a solo artist. His current single I Like You (A Happier Song) featuring Doja Cat is tearing up the Australian airplay and ARIA singles charts.

A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences Wednesday July 6 at 10am in Brisbane, 11am in Melbourne and Perth, and 12pm in Sydney, running for 48 hours. Head to telstra.com/tickets for further details.

General public tickets go on sale on Monday July 11 at 12pm in Brisbane, 1pm in Melbourne and Perth, and 2pm in Sydney. For complete VIP, tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have sound tracked successive generations as not only one of the bestselling acts in music history, but also one of the biggest streaming rock bands in the world today. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2012, the award-winning Los Angeles quartet – Anthony Kiedis [vocals], Flea [bass], Chad Smith [drums], and John Frusciante [guitar] – have collected 6 GRAMMY® Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform. 

Rolling Stone cited Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and By The Way on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while “Under the Bridge” landed on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2021. In addition to claiming a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 8 MTV VMAs, 5 EMAs, 4 American Music Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards, they’ve notably notched the most #1 singles of all time at Alternative Radio with 13 #1 hits. They’ve also performed to tens of millions worldwide, headlined Coachella and became the only band ever to sell out three nights at Hyde Park in London – moving over 200,000 tickets. Adorned by anthems such as “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Breaking the Girl,” the diamond-certified Blood Sugar Sex Magik celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. 

In April, Red Hot Chili Peppers unveiled their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records], their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011.  Their creative collaboration with Rubin spans legendary albums, including Blood Sugar Sex Magik [1991], Californication [1999], By The Way [2002], and Stadium Arcadium [2006].

Now the band’s seminal lineup returns with their new studio album, Unlimited Love, and a record-breaking Global Stadium Tour, kicking off a brand new generation of fans for the legendary group. 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

WITH POST MALONE

AUSTRALIA 2023

BRISBANE, SUNCORP STADIUM                   SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

SYDNEY, ACCOR STADIUM                            THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM                 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

PERTH, OPTUS STADIUM                               SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Summary:  Confined to their glasshouse, a family survives The Shred, a toxin that erases memory. Until the sisters are seduced by a Stranger who shatters their peace and stirs a past best left buried.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates:  25th September 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Available in all regions now.

Country: South Africa

Director: Kelsey Egan

Screenwriter: Emma Lungiswa De Wet, Kelsey Egan

Cast: Jessica Alexander (Bee), Morgan James Bosman (Young Gabe), Kitty Harris (Daisy), Junior Mpepo (Other Luca), Adrienne Pearce (Mother), Hilton Pelser (The Stranger), Levin Peters (Replacement Gabe), Anja Taljaard (Evie),Brent Vermeulen (Gabe)

Running Time: 97 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK)

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David Griffiths’ Glasshouse Review:

I love that feeling when you experience a great film that seems to have come out of nowhere. I knew absolutely nothing about Glasshouse until I sat down to watch it other than it was a film set after an apocalyptic event. What I was expecting was something like Mad Max or The Hunger Games, what I wasn’t expecting was a beautiful film that looked more at human emotion and instinct than it did action pieces.

Directed by Kelsey Egan (The Bull) Glasshouse takes its name from house of glass that a family led by an ageing mother (Adrienne Pearce – The Bone Snatcher) call home after an event called The Shred swept across the Earth wiping people’s memory. Worried that the toxin is still in the air the family won’t venture outside unless wearing a mask.

For the most part the family, which includes sisters Bea (Jessica Alexander – Get Even), Evie (Anja Taljaard – Double Echo) and Daisy (newcomer Kitty Harris) have lived a good life happily growing plants but still pining for their brother who is out in the wilderness. But things have taken a bad turn as the family worry about the fact that their autistic brother, Gabe (Brent Vermeulen – Griekwastad) is showing signs of violence as he gets older. However Bea and Evie convince their mother that they are more than equipped to look after him.

Things take an even bigger turn when Bea rescues an injured, nameless man (Hilton Pelser – The Kissing Booth) whom she finds on the perimeter of their land. Gabe takes an instant dislike to the man while Bea finds herself drawn to him. Could he be their brother or is he someone that means harm to a family that have found their paradise.

I found there is a true beauty to this film. There is a distinct alternative ‘period-feel’ to the film that it is reminiscent of Alfonso Cuaron’s Great Expectations. The plants and artwork inside the glass-house allow for some beautiful shots that have been captured by cinematographer Justus de Jager (The Lullaby) which is a stark opposite to what is often happening in those scenes – including violence between Gabe and The Stranger.

That beauty is also a contrast to the violence that occurs throughout the film that the family basically says is needed to protect their property. It is not uncommon for a shot to feature the beauty of the garden and then come to rest on hacked up body of someone whom Bea or Evie have caught trying to break in. That same beauty also distracts the audience from a family that despite saying they are so loving are more than willing to chain their autistic brother to a bed if they feel he may be a danger to them or himself.

I found this to be a film that takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster given that there is almost a sense of madness to the world and the ‘paradise’ that the family live in. At times I found myself asking whether there was really an apocalyptic event or whether or not this was just simply a way for Mother to keep her family safe. That element plus the fact you never really know who you can trust in this family makes me a captivating type of suspense that is almost unrelenting throughout the entire film.

That suspense rises even further with the arrival of The Stranger. Early on after his arrival you are not sure whether he is a danger to the family or whether the two teenagers are going to start an almost Nurse Ratchet style relationship with him.

Throughout this film though I was captivated by the performance of the young cast. Jessica Alexander and ANja Taljaard are brilliant with sultry and emotional performances while Brent Vermeulen is sensational as the troubled Gabe. Many of his scenes would have been quite difficult to have pulled off and he deserves an unending amount of credit.

Glasshouse is a film full of emotion that I found to keep me completely on edge throughout. At times harsh, at times erotic the one thing Glasshouse certainly wasn’t was disappointing. This was a brilliant piece of cinema from a director that I cannot wait to see more from.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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