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This is Laurie Strode’s last stand.
After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell; The Hardy BoysVirgin River), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and James Jude Courtney as The Shape.
From the creative team that relaunched the franchise with 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills, the film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn), Chris Bernier (The Driver series), Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween Ends is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra and Christopher H. Warner.
Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse present a Malek Akkad production, in association with Rough House Pictures.

 Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced production has commenced on the brand new Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T. Director, producer and writer Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow) stars in the six-episode series alongside Sean Penn (Stan Exclusive Series Gaslit), Ben O’Toole (Detroit), Lincoln Younes (Last King of the Cross), Alexander England (upcoming Stan Original Series Black Snow), Mel Jarnson (Mortal Kombat), Fayssal Bazzi (Stateless), Dorian Nkono (The Twelve) and Rebecca Breeds (Stan Exclusive Series Clarice). The series is produced in association with Fremantle.

Also joining the cast is Matthew Fox (Stan Original Series Last Light), Bella Heathcote (Stan Original Series Bloom), Bryan Brown (Stan Original Series Bloom) and Erik Thomson (Black Snow).

The satirical comedy series C*A*U*G*H*T follows four Australian soldiers sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. 

Following a deal with Fremantle, the series is due to launch exclusively on new streaming service ITVX in the UK in 2023.

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: “To have an award-winning international superstar like Sean Penn join a superb cast that includes major Australian and Hollywood actors like Bryan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Fayssal Bazzi and Matthew Fox is a real coup. Helmed by the extraordinary Kick Gurry, C*A*U*G*H*T marks yet another blockbuster addition to our growing slate of locally produced, world-class Stan Originals — with the series promising to poke fun at celebrity culture, while exploring the often outrageous price of fame. We look forward to working with Fremantle, ITVX and the creative team ahead of C*A*U*G*H*T premiering on Stan in 2023.”

Director, Producer and Creator Kick Gurry said: “The biggest challenge for me was creating something worthy enough of all my insanely talented friends. I genuinely cannot wait to share this show with the whole world and look forward to the internet telling me how terribly I missed the mark.”

Executive Producer and Actor Sean Penn said: “Kick’s brand of irreverence is so charged by an enthusiasm for all things considered inappropriate. From ball-sacks, to fame, idiots & intellectuals, and finally to that creepy-crawly continuum of war. C*A*U*G*H*T captures the comedy that is generally confined to fox holes.”

Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-productions and Distribution, EMEA, International, Fremantle said: “Stan continues to set a high bar for premium originals and with the mirrored ambition of the soon to launch ITVX, we knew this could be a perfect partnership. Kick Gurry’s contagious enthusiasm and delightful scripts immediately convinced us this was a special and timely project unlike anything else in the market. The fact that A-list talent like Sean Penn, Matthew Fox and others quickly came to the same conclusion, along with an array of star studded cameos, only reaffirmed this. C*A*U*G*H*T is going to surprise people in 2023 and we can’t wait to share it with the world.” 

ITV’s Head of Content Acquisitions, Sasha Breslau said: “We are thrilled to be working with Stan and Fremantle to bring C*A*U*G*H*T to UK audiences, the star-studded cast and satirical humour will be a real treat for ITVX viewers next year.”

The Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T is created, produced and directed by Kick Gurry. Sean Penn executive produces alongside producers John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Stan Original Film Gold) from Deeper Water Films, and Brendan DonoghueC*A*U*G*H*T is executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan. The series is produced in association with Fremantle, who will also handle international distribution for the series.

The Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T is now in production and will premiere in 2023.

The trailer and poster are now available for 20th Century Studios’ romantic comedy “Rosaline,” starring Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen and Sean Teale with Minnie Driver and Bradley Whitford. The film will debut on October 14 exclusively as a Star+ Original on Disney+.
 
“Rosaline” is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo & Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Allen) meets Juliet (Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.
 
“Rosaline” was directed by Karen Maine from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based on the novel “When You Were Mine” by Rebecca Serle. Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine are the producers, with Kaitlin Dever, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Whitney Brown, Emily Morris and Becca Edelman serving as executive producers.

Madman Entertainment is thrilled to announce that zero-waste innovator Joost Bakker will participate in a series of special Q&A events around Australia ahead of the theatrical release of GREENHOUSE BY JOOST in November. Joost Bakker will be joined after screenings of the film for an on-stage discussion with a variety of special guests including Damon GameauSarah WilsonJack ThompsonClare Bowditch, Neil Perry and Clare Cousins , as well as renowned chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, who both feature in the film.

After recently winning the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Q&As will take place across metro and regional cinemas in VIC, NSW, ACT and WA between Thursday 3 and Friday 18 November. The film has also been selected for the upcoming Adelaide Film Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival.

“Imagine a house that grows its own food” – that’s the vision of Joost Bakker, who was once dubbed the ‘Poster Boy of Zero Waste Living’ by The New York Times. GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is an inspiring feature documentary following Bakker as he builds a self-sustaining home in the centre of Melbourne, an ecosystem that provides its occupants with water, energy, shelter and nourishment. Joined in his work by chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, Bakker faces his fair share of challenges to finish the home. Bureaucratic delays, COVID shutdowns and blackouts all threaten the build.

GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is directed by Rhian Skirving and Bruce Permezel and was created by the award-winning producers of 2040The Australian Dream, and That Sugar Film.

Q&A EVENTS

Thursday 3 November

Cameo Belgrave at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker with John Ford and Chris Bissels. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Friday 4 November

Cinema Nova at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Bowditch. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Saturday 5 November

Palace Westgarth at 2pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Palace Como at 4pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Cousins. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Sunday 6 November

Lorne Theatre at 4pm

Guests: Joost Bakker, Jo Barrett, Kristy Stewart and Rowan Reid. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Tuesday 8 November

Royal Theatre Castlemaine at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre 

Wednesday 9 November

Star Bendigo at 6.30pm

Guest: Joost Bakker with Derek Layfield and Russell Burnett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre 

Saturday 12 November

Palace Electric, Canberra at 4pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Nicole Hasham, The Conversation Australia  

Sunday 13 November

Empire Cinema, Bowral at 4pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Briannah Devlin, Southern Highland News

Luna Leederville, Perth at 4pm – Virtual Event

Guest: Joost Bakker and Matt Stone

Monday 14 November

Randwick Ritz, Sydney at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Sarah Wilson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Dendy Newtown, Sydney at 8pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Neil Perry. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Wednesday 16 November

Avoca Beach Theatre at 6.30pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cheralyn Darcey.

Thursday 17 November

Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour at 6pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Jack Thompson. Moderator: Dave Horsley, SWIFF Festival Director

Friday 18 November

Palace Byron Bay at 6.30pm, 7.10pm and 7.50pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Cedar Anderson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Further screening information and tickets are available here.

GREENHOUSE BY JOOST will be released in Australian cinemas in November:

  • VIC/TAS – 10 November
  • ACT/NSW/WA/SA – 17 November
  • QLD – 24 November

In “Barbarian,” a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.

From 20th Century Studios and New Regency, “Barbarian” stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Jaymes Butler and Kurt Braunohler. The film was written and directed by Zach Cregger. The producers are Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz. Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, Alex Lebovici and Bill Skarsgård are the film’s executive producers.

Ten years on from their glorious live return following a 21-year hiatus Sunnyboys announce The Last Dance; a final summer tour and the last ever live shows. No animosity, no musical differences, just the satisfaction of a job well done and knowing that it’s time.
 
In the ten-year period since their return Sunnyboys arguably achieved as much if not more as their original life-span. They co-headlined a sold-out A Day On The Green (with Hoodoo Gurus and Violent Femmes), set a venue record at Coolangatta Hotel (previously held by Noiseworks) sold-out multiple nights across Sydney’s Enmore and Factory Theatres, Brisbane’s The Tivoli, Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, with further sold-out further shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Melbourne’s The Forum and Croxton Hotel, Perth Festival, Cairns, Thirroul, Torquay, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Dee Why; re-released all three studio albums, released a live DVD and a live album, recorded and released four new tracks, sold countless t-shirts, beanies, caps, hoodies and badges and watched their eponymous debut reach double platinum sales. A remarkable achievement for a band still largely ignored by the mainstream.
 
Tickets on-sale 9.00am Sept 29th via feelpresents.com
 
“Of the hundreds of bands, and thousand of people that we knew at the time, we’re one of the few that can stand up and say “We were really good at what we did, and we’re really proud of what we did” and we’re lucky enough to still be able to get up and say to people ‘We’re really proud to be able to present this to you now”.  Richard Burgman / Sunnyboys guitarist

The tour will run in conjunction with the release of Sunnyboys ’81-’84 a double vinyl band curated best-of featuring all the hits, the equally-as-good b-sides, fan faves, rarities and live material – many appearing on vinyl for the first time – and all drawn from their years as Mushroom Records recording artists. Sunnyboys ’81-’84 will be released in a limited edition of blue vinyl and is released on Nov 11th.

The Last Dance… grab your partner and witness the magic one more time. 
All tickets via feelpresents.com

There will never be another Sunnyboys.

January 2023
Fri 13: Gold Coast, Twin Towns + Painters and Dockers
Sat 14: Gold Coast, Twin Towns + Painters and Dockers
Fri 20: Dee Why RSL + Painters and Dockers 
Sat 21: Thirroul, Anitas + Painters and Dockers 
Wed 25: Adelaide. The Gov + Even
Sat 28: Melbourne, Northcote Theatre + Rocket Science & The Prize

February 2023
Fri 10: Sunshine Coast, The Nightquarter + Flaming Hands
Sat 11: Brisbane, Tivoli + Flaming Hands
Sat 18: Sydney, Enmore + Painters and Dockers & Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers 

Tickets on-sale 9.00am Sept 29th via feelpresents.com

UK pop rock icons Wet Wet Wet are heading back to Australia for the first time since 1995!
Their November tour sees them performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide as well as being special guests for The Corrs, One Night Only event at Hope Estate.
 Well known for their massive hit, Love Is All Around, from one of the most successful UK movies ever, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Scotland’s Wet Wet Wet are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their first album release this year.
 With their hit albums & singles including Sweet Little MysteryAngel EyesGoodnight Girl, Julia Says and of course, Sweet Surrender, the band have featured in the official UK singles and album charts for over 500 weeks, spending 15 weeks at the top with Love Is All Around itself – a record for any UK artist that still stands.

Having played to more than four million people around the world including a record breaking 10 sold out shows in one year at the SEC in Glasgow, the band have built a reputation as one of the best live acts ever produced by the UK. The band’s latest album, 2021’s The Journey, is their first in over a decade and having last toured Australia all the way back in 1995, Wet Wet Wet are thrilled to be finally coming back to reconnect with their old fans and looking forward to making new ones who will experience them for the first time. 
Ben Lee has been one of Australia’s most successful singer songwriters of the new millennium. Cigarette’s Will Kill You and Catch My Disease have been radio staples for years and his 2006 smash, We’re All In This Together became an unofficial Aussie anthem during the pandemic. Never one to take himself seriously, Ben is in it for the good times. A prolific collaborator, Ben has worked with too many artists to mention, runs a podcast network and even directs movies!

 Emerging artist, Gaudion will impress you with his charisma energy and zest for life which are embodied in his music as he continues his mission to spread happiness everywhere!  
Gaudion is nominated for Breakout Artist of the Year at the upcoming Gold Coast Music Awards and his unique style is influenced by the likes of Van Morrison, Ed Sheeran, James Reyne and Tracy Chapman.

TOUR DATES
Friday, November 25: The Palais, Melbourne
Saturday, November 26: Hope Estate, Hunter Valley (with The Corrs)
Sunday, November 27: State Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, November 29: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Wednesday, November 30: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
TICKET INFORMATION
One World Entertainment Members & Oztix Pre-sale
Wednesday, September 28 @ 9.00am until Thursday, September 29 @ 7.00am
General Public On Sale
Thursday, September 29 @ 9.00amAll times AEST
For ticketing and event information visit
oneworldentertainment.com.au

The day has come for extreme metal pioneers VENOM INC. to finally unleash their new album, There’s Only Black, in its devastating entirety! Their sophomore album is a no-holds-barred assault on bigoted hypocrisy and conformism in today’s society, as well as a demonstration of musical superiority delivered by some of the genre’s true originators.

In celebration, VENOM INC. have released a video for the title track ‘There’s Only Black’, which can be watched below.

Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989 – 1992 Venom line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and the new addition of drummer Jeramie “Warmachine” Kling have returned with one hell of a follow-up to their acclaimed debut, Avé, and show no signs of slowing down.

 Stan today confirmed the highly anticipated second season of the critically acclaimed criminal drama series Gangs of London will premiere 20 October, same day as the U.K. and only on Stan.

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/XSZ8Wtbw6H4 

One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of the first season, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors. To restore order, the investors have aligned behind heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader – Koba. His vision for the criminal landscape is a dictatorship, a world in which old school gangster codes don’t exist and in which he holds a complete monopoly over London’s drug trade. But this monopoly can’t last forever. The gangs are fighting back – who will win the battle for the soul of London?

The brand new season of Gangs of London  will see our old favourites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Full of twists, turns and exhilarating, cinematic action sequences, the series will introduce us to new characters and unexpected leaders will emerge.

Season two will see the return of Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (Humans), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Lucian Msamati (The Good Liar), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Orli Shuka (EastEnders), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Chloe), Brian Vernel (The Tunnel), Narges Rashidi (The Allegation), Asif Raza (Khalish) and Valene Kane (The Fall) reprising their roles.  

Joining the ensemble cast include Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central, The Spy) as Koba, French rapper Jasmine Armando in her first TV role as Saba, Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central, A Private War) as Faz, Salem Kali (Un Prophete, Dealer) as Basem and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK) as Hakim.

The award-winning series is created by Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. Gangs of London is a Pulse Films production in association with SISTER for Sky Studios and AMC.

Executive Producers are Thomas Benski, Jane Featherstone, Tom Butterworth, Corin Hardy, Helen Gregory, Gareth Evans, and Matt Flannery. Series Executive Producer is Hugh Warren. Season 2 is directed by Corin Hardy, Marcela Said and Nima Nourizadeh. The series is written by Tom Butterworth, Lauren Sequeira, Danusia Samal, Rowan Athale, Meg Salter and co-written by Steve Searle.

Gangs of London Season 2 will premiere 20 October, same day as the U.K. and only on Stan.

AMC+ today released the trailer for the highly anticipated 53rd season of Documentary Now!Known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, Documentary Now!Season 53 will premiere with three episodes on Wednesday 19 October on AMC+. New episodes will debut weekly on Wednesdays.

The upcoming season of the critically acclaimed comedy, co-created by Fred ArmisenBill HaderSeth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video, will include six all-new documentary-inspired episodes:

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

  • “Soldier of Illusion”

Premieres October 19 on AMC+

The two-part, season premiere episode,written by John Mulaney and starring Alexander Skarsgård (The NorthmanBig Little Lies), Nicholas Braun (SuccessionZola) and August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), was inspired the Werner Herzog-focused documentary Burden of Dreams. In the early 1980s, a visionary German filmmaker (Skarsgård) tries to will his magnum opus into existence while working in the remote, punishing conditions of the Russian Ular mountains. Kevin Bishop (Miracle WorkersThe Tracey Ullman Show), Gana Bayarsaikhan (Wonder Woman), Matthias Rimpler (Ludzie i Bogowie) and Fred Armisen will also star, with Documentary Now! ensemble alumni Deb Hiett returning as narrator.

  • Two Hairdressers in Bagglyport”

Premieres October 19 on AMC+

Stars two-time Academy Award®-winner and Documentary Now! alumni Cate Blanchett (TárBlue JasmineCarol), as well as Emmy®-nominated actress Harriet Walter (Succession, Killing Eve). Paying homage to documentaries 3 Salons at the Seaside and The September Issue, the episode is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of a hair salon owner (Walter) and her staff (Blanchett), in the small coastal village of Bagglyport as they prepare their yearly stylebook. The episode was written by series co-creator Seth Meyers and will also star Fred Armisen as George the Postman.

  • “How They Threw Rocks”

Premieres October 26 on AMC+

Features Welsh actors Trystan Gravelle (Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, A Discovery of Witches), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, The Crown) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of The Rings, Indiana Jones), as well as legendary Welsh singer Tom JonesIn the vein of When We Were Kings and other great explorations of sport, the episode chronicles the Welsh sport of Craig Maes, also known as “Field Rock,” and the iconic 1974 bout dubbed “The Melon vs. The Felon (Gravelle).” Fellow Welsh actor Sam C. Wilson (Dodger) joins as infamous Craig Maes competitor Sior Strawboss or “The Melon.” The episode was written by series co-creator Seth Meyers.

  • “My Monkey Grifter”

Premieres November 2 on AMC+

Helmed by actor Jamie Demetriou (The Afterparty), drawing inspiration from My Octopus Teacher, the episode follows Benjamin Clay (Demetriou), a filmmaker who forms a deep, emotional and financially taxing relationship with a monkey. The episode was written by series co-creator Seth Meyers, with Fred Armisen joining as Detective Blakely.

  • “Trouver Frisson”

Premieres November 9 on AMC+

Features French actor Liliane Rovère (Call My Agent!, Family Business) and Ronald Guttman (Godfather of Harlem, Sister of the Groom). Inspired by Agnes Varda’s Gleaners and I and Beaches of Agnes, celebrated French filmmaker Ida Leos (Rovère) searches for why she no longer experiences “frisson” – the goosebumps that have always been her guide. Written by series producers Matt Pacult and Tamsin Rawady and co-directed by Micah Gardner, the episode also stars Documentary Now! alumni Gary Kraus.

The six-time Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. Guest stars in the previous season included Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Michael Keaton, Natasha Lyonne, John Mulaney, Michael C. Hall, Taran Killam, Richard Kind and more.

Documentary Now! is executive produced by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Rhys Thomas, Alex Buono, John Mulaney, Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels. Once again, Thomas and Buono are the show directors with Lee Groombridge, Matt Pacult and Tamsin Rawady serving as producers.  Alice Mathias and David Cress co-executive produce, with Eddie Michaels and Andrew Garland producing for Broadway Video and Erik Kenward serving as consulting producer.  EMU Films produced in the UK and Belgium with Jim Mooney, Michael Elliott and Wali Ullah serving as executives.