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Entertainment One and THE MULE filmmakers are thrilled to announce the Australian feature film THE MULE will launch to Australian audiences on iTunes and other digital platforms on November 21, ensuring that the film can be seen immediately on any device, at any time. The film will simultaneously launch in the USA, Canada and New Zealand.

THE MULE filmmakers and actors Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell and Hugo Weaving will support the local release via a Sydney and Melbourne publicity tour, including event screenings and public Q&A sessions, ahead of its local launch.

This innovative release model is a unique offering for an Australian film, and will allow viewers to watch THE MULE how and when they want, on the device of their choice. THE MULE will be available for customers to pre-order on iTunes from Monday 29 September.

Troy Lum, Managing Director of Entertainment One Australia said “This style of release is testament to the vision of the filmmakers to present their film to the widest possible audience across the country and for eOne’s desire to drive new and unique ways to connect films with audiences in an ever changing landscape.”

Inspired by true events, THE MULE tells the story of a naive man who is detained by the federal police while he has lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence… literally. By doing so he becomes a ‘human time bomb’; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade.

Directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, THE MULE’S darkly comic screenplay was penned by three of Australia’s most exciting on and off screen talents; Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne. It stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with a fantastic ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble. Filmed primarily in Melbourne, and Bangkok Thailand, the film received funding support from Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

THE MULE premiered to widespread acclaim at the 2014 South by Southwest festival and has been invited to enjoy its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October.

Following the film’s digital release, THE MULE will be available on Blu Ray, DVD and on digital rental from December 3.

AACTA Awards

The cream of Australian cinema will soon converge on Sydney for the AACTA Awards, so let’s take a look at the 2013 AACTA Award nominees.

Best Film

  • Dead Europe
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Mystery Road
  • The Rocket
  • Satellite Boy
  • The Turning

Best Direction

  • Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Kim Mordaunt, The Rocket
  • Directing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Lead Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
  • Sitthiphon Disamoe, The Rocket
  • Ewen Leslie, Dead Europe
  • Hugo Weaving, The Turning

Best Lead Actress

  • Rose Byrne, The Turning
  • Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby
  • Tasma Walton, Mystery Road
  • Naomi Watts, Adore

Best Supporting Actor

  • Marton Csokas, Dead Europe
  • Joel Edgerton, The Great Gatsby
  • Thep Phongam, The Rocket
  • Angus Sampson, 100 Bloody Acres

Best Supporting Actress 

  • Elizabeth Debecki, The Great Gatsby
  • Isla Fisher, The Great Gatsby
  • Mirrah Foulkes, The Turning
  • Alice Keohavong, The Rocket

Best Original Screenplay

  • Colin & Cameron Cairnes, 100 Bloody Acres
  • Morgan O’Neill & Tim Duff, Drift
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Kim Mordaunt, The Rocket

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Christopher Hampton, Adore
  • Louise Fox, Dead Europe
  • Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pierce, The Great Gatsby
  • Writing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Documentary

  • I Am a Girl
  • Once My Mother
  • Red Obsession
  • Shadow of a Doubt 

Best Cinematography

  • Geoffrey Hall, Rick Rifici & Rick Jakovich, Drift
  • Damian E. Wyvill, Goddess
  • Simon Duggan, The Great Gatsby
  • Andrew Commis, The Rocket

Best Editing

  • Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine & Jonathan Redmond, The Great Gatsby
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Nick Meyers, The Rocket
  • Editing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Sound

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Mystery Road
  • The Rocket
  • Satellite Boy

Best Original Music Score

  • Jed Kurzel, Dead Europe
  • Michael Yezersky, Drift
  • Craig Armstrong, The Great Gatsby
  • Caitlin Yao, The Rocket

Best Production Design

  • Annie Beauchamp, Adore
  • Annie Beauchamp, Goddess
  • Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Ian Gracie & Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby
  • Pete Baxter, The Rocket

Best Costume Design

  • Joanna Mae Park, Adore
  • Shareen Beringer, Goddess
  • Catherine Martin, Silvana Azzi Heras & Kerry Thompson, The Great Gatsby
  • Woranun Pueakpan & Sylvia Wilczynski, The Rocket

 

Insidious Chapter 2

Summary: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 7th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: James Wan

Screenwriter: Leigh Whannell, James Wan

Cast: Andrew Astor (Foster Lambert), Michael Beach (Detective Sendal), Brynn Bowie Rose Byrne (Renai Lambert), Steve Coulter (Carl), Jocelin Donahue (Young Lorraine), Edwina Findley (Front Desk Nurse Hilary), Tom Fitzpatrick (Bride In Black/Old Parker), Priscilla Garita (Natalie), Tyler Griffin (Young Parker), Hank Harris (Young Carl), Barbara Hershey (Lorraine Lambert), Jenna Ortega (Annie), Jorge-Luis Pallo (Brian), Brooke Peoples (Jessica), Dannay Rodriguez (Allison), Garrett Ryan (Young Josh), Angus Sampson (Tucker), Lindsay Seim (Young Elise Rainier), Lin Shaye (Elise Rainier), Ty Simpkins (Dalton Lambert), Leigh Whannell (Specs), Patrick Wilson (Josh Lambert)

Runtime: 106 mins

Classification:M

OUR INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 REVIEWS & RATINGS:

David Griffiths: Stars(2)

Please check David’s review of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ that is available at Entertainment Scene 360

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2)

IMDB Rating: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #57

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100 Bloody Acres

Summary: When three young suburbanites head off to a music festival in the country, a car breakdown is all they need. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of local organic fertiliser trader Reg, who stops and invites the partygoers to wait for help back at the farm he runs with his brother, Lindsay. But is Reg a good Samaritan or a good businessman? With a big order pending and the brothers seeking to improve their product, will the three youths find themselves pushing up daisies?

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 1st August, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Screenwriter: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Cast: Oliver Ackland (James), Paul Blackwell (Charlie Wick), Ward Everaardt (Bernard St. John), Damon Herriman (Reg Morgan), John Jarratt (Burke), Jamie Kristian (Wesley), Anna McGahan (Sophie), Chrissie Page (Nancy), Angus Sampson (Lindsay Morgan)

Runtime: 90 mins

Classification:MA15+

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘100 BLOODY ACRES’’:

Adam Ross: Stars(4) 

Please check Adam’s review of ‘100 Bloody Acres’ that is available on The Crat

David Griffiths:Stars(4) 

Please check Dave’s review of ‘100 Bloody Acres’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #43

Greg King: Stars(4)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘100 Bloody Acres’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Nicks’s review of ‘100 Bloody Acres’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #43

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(4)

IMDB Rating:  100 Bloody Acres (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘100 Bloody Acres′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #43 for more reviews of ‘100 Bloody Acres’.

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Hugo Weaving

As principal photography commences on crime drama THE MULE, shooting in Bangkok and Melbourne, Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) and John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings) are officially confirmed in the cast.

THE MULE is written by the multi-talented writers, producers, actors, directors and friends Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell (who star together in horror thriller Insidious:Chapter 2 releasing on 3,000+ screens in the USA on September 13).

Sampson and Whannell have brought together an exceptional creative team for THE MULE to evoke a neo-noir tone. Music video auteur Tony Mahony, acclaimed for his work with Nick Cave and Paul Kelly, makes his feature directorial debut. Director of Photography is Stefan Duscio (The Turning, Any Questions for Ben) and Production Design by AFI Award winner Paddy Reardon (Chopper, Japanese Story).

Costume Designer is multiple AFI award winner Cappi Ireland (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), along with Hair and Make-up Designer Fiona Rees-Jones (The Rover, 100 Bloody Acres). Editor is Andy Canny (The Slap, Underground: The Julian Assange Story) and Sound Designer is AFI/AACTA award winning Emma Bortignon (Noise, Balibo).

Angus Sampson is producing THE MULE together with Jane Liscombe, who produced the Cannes Palme d’Or winning short film Cracker Bag and Beaconsfield. Executive Producers are Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious)David Griffiths (The Last Supper) and Michele Bennett (Chopper).

Sampson said “Hugo Weaving is one of the world’s finest actors; every syllable he utters quenches one’s aural thirst and to have the compelling John Noble alongside him is truly humbling. Tony Mahony’s taste and visual design is resonant and remarkable. Leigh and I are thrilled to be collaborating with such esteemed filmmakers both in front of and behind the lens.”

THE MULE is being produced with the assistance of Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Hopscotch and Deluxe.

Worldwide rights are through eOne Entertainment.

THE MULE will be distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Hopscotch.

The film will be sharing exclusive behind the scenes footage and images via twitter and instagram accounts @themulemovie

Blinder

Summary: There’s nothing more tightly-knit than a small town footy club. So when a scandal blows apart the Torquay Tigers, lives are thrown into chaos. After ten years away, one-time Torquay legend Tom Dunn (Ackland) returns to face his demons and pull the club back together. To reunite their team and rebuild their lives Tom and his mates will have to dig deep, face up to past mistakes and rekindle their love of football. After everything is done and dusted, it’s not about giving your best, it’s about doing your best.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 7th March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Richard Gray

Screenwriter: Michele Davis-Gray, Scott Didier, Richard Gray

Cast: Oliver Ackland (Tom), Zoe Carides (Ally), Nick Farnell (Joe), Josh Helman (Morts), Anna Hutchison (Rose), Finn Ireland (Young Tom), Lisa Kowalski (Dee), Declan McGovern (Irish), Rose McIver (Sammy Walton), Bob Morley (Nick), Angus Sampson (Franky), Miranda Skerman (Julie), Charlie Terrier (Glenn Hyde), Jack Thompson (Coach Chang)

Runtime: 119 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Blinder’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Blinder’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Blinder′: Check Episode #23 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘21 & Over’.

Rating: 3/5

IMDB Rating: Blinder (2013) on IMDb