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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST — Episode 108 — Pictured: Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke — (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)

Stan today announced that the hit musical series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been renewed for a second season and will return exclusively to Stan.

The series centres on Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy), a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbour, Mo (Alex Newell), and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realises this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.

Season one stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen, with Lauren Graham is special guest star.

All episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Season 1) are available to stream now, only on Stan

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Season 2) will return exclusively to Stan. 

Monster Trucks

Paramount Pictures have just released the trailer for brand new film Monster Trucks.

The film is follows Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, who is looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into. He ends up building a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars.  After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

Monster Trucks is directed by Chris Wedge and stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon and Holt McCallany.

The film will be released in Australian cinemas on the 12th January, 2017.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Don’t Breathe,’ ‘Sunset Song,’ ‘Nerve,’ ‘Girl Asleep,’ ‘Mechanic:Resurrection,’ and ‘Blood Father’. This episode also contains interviews with Daniel Zovatto, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Dave Franco, Emma Roberts, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba, Terence Davies, Rosemary Myers, Trudy Hellier (‘Little Acorns’) and Luke Sparke (‘Red Billabong’).

We also launch two great new competitions this week so make sure you check both of them out below:

Our first competition this week sees you have a chance this week to win a fabulous DVD pack thanks to our friends at Icon Film Distribution and the release of ‘The Confirmation’, starring Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Tim Blake Nelson and Patton Oswalt in cinemas on the 15th September. For your chance to win this ‘The Confirmation’ pack, which includes a double pass to ‘The Confirmation’ and copies of ‘Death At A Funeral,’ ‘What Women Want,’ ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ and ‘Dan In Real Life’ on DVD simply listen to the show and then send your answer to this week’s question via private message to either our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Our second competition this week sees you have a chance this week to win a copy of ‘Cleverman Season 1’ on DVD/Blu-Ray thanks to our friends at eOne Entertainment. One lucky winner will also win a main prize of a signed sketch by production designer Jacob Nash (attached). The sketch is of the mythical beast the Namorrodor. For your chance to win this amazing prize simply listen to the show and then send your answer to this week’s question via private message to either our Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Evil Dead

Summary: Mia (Jane Levy) a young woman whose life has been marred by loss and addiction, asks her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their childhood friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to join her at the family’s rustic cabin to help her overcome her demons. Once there, Eric becomes fascinated with an ancient book he discovers. In thrall to its mysterious contents, he reads aloud from it, never suspecting the terrifying consequences he is about to unleash.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 9th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Fede Alvarez

Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues, Sam Raimi (original script)

Cast: Elizabeth Blackmore (Natalie), Bruce Campbell (Ash), Robert Degas (Demon (voice)), Bob Dorian (Professor Knowby (voice)), Shiloh Fernandez (David), Jane Levy (Mia), Jessica Lucas (Olivia), Jim McLarty (Harold), Lou Taylor Pucci (Eric), Ellen Sandweiss (Cheryl (voice))

Runtime: 90 mins



David Griffiths: Stars(3)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Evil Dead’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Evil Dead’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au.

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating: Evil Dead (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Evil Dead′: Check Episode #31 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Evil Dead’.


Fun Size

Summary: Wren (Victoria Justice) is on the verge of moving into the high school popularity stratosphere when she is asked to go to a Halloween party with the coolest guy in school. The only thing standing in her way is her style-cramping 8 year old brother who may just turn out to be even cooler than her date.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 29th November, 2012

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Josh Schwartz

Screenwriter: Max Werner

Cast: Osric Chau (Peng), Patrick de Ledebur (Mike Puglio), Jeremy Isaiah Earl (Officer Savage), Abby Elliott (Lara), Annie Fitzpatrick (Mrs. Brueder), Ana Gasteyer (Jackie), Stefan Gatt (Hulk), Chelsea Handler (Joy), Victoria Justice (Wren), Kerri Kenney (Barb), Johnny Knoxville (Jorgen), Brandon Landers (Buddy D), Mariana Lessa (Lica), Jane Levy (April), Thomas Mann (Roosevelt), Thomas McDonell (Aaron Riley), Thomas Middleditch (Fuzzy), Jackson Nicoll (Albert), Holmes Osbourne (Mr. Brueder), Josh Pence (Keevin), Maria Perossa (Hailey), James Pumphrey (Brueder), Erin Scerbak (Andrea), Morgane Slemp (Melinda), Rachel Sterling (Kassi), Peter Navy Tuiasosopo (Mr. Mahani), Lori Pelenise Tuisano (Mrs. Mahani), Nicholas Varricchio (Jonathan), Allison Weissman (Mackenzie), Krista Marie Yu (Jordan)

Runtime: 86 mins


Dave Griffiths’s ‘Fun Size’ Review: 

How do you put this nicely? ‘Fun Size’ is one of the worst films ever made! The film lacks so much direction it’s not even clear where it wanted to end up or even what kind of film it wanted to be. It tries to be ‘Superbad’ or ‘Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle’ but ends up being as wild as an episode of ‘Seventh Heaven’. 

Wren (Victoria Justice) feels she has had a hard life since her father died, she has had to endure her mother, Joy (Chelsea Handler) having to date an immature 26-year-old old guy named Keevin (Josh Pence), and a younger brother Albert (Jackson Nicoll) who does nothing but annoy her with petty things. 

When it comes around to Halloween Wren and her friend April (Jane Levy) are thrilled to get an invite to Aaron Riley’s (Thomas McDonell). But when Wren is left looking after Albert and accidentally loses him the pair are left driving around with ‘geeks’ Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and Peng (Osric Chau). 

So bad is ‘Fun Size’ that director, Josh Schwartz and screenwriter, Max Werner should be allowed to make another film ever again. The film lacks all forms of humor and while the inclusion of characters such as Fuzzy (Thomas Middleditch) tries to lift the film into Kevin Smith territory it fails on all levels. You can see the moments where the audience is supposed to laugh but instead you can only hear the tumbleweeds blow through the cinema. 

Even worse is the fact that the script loses itself. There is far too much time spent on Joy’s time with Keevin at her party when the main focus needs to be on Wren. Likewise there are huge chunks of the film that doesn’t make any sense. For example, does anyone believe the police would arrest Albert for letting off a firework when Jurgen (Johnny Knoxville) has manhandled him, locked him up and then asked for a ransom? 

And just to make the film even more of a mess it seems the characters of Roosevelt and Peng are like walking clichés from ‘Not Another Teen Movie’. 

Acting-wise, Victoria Justice should just use this as a vehicle to get other work… as long as she’s brave enough to include this dud on her resume, while Thomas Mann announces himself as the new Michael Cera. As for the other actors… well there is nothing there for them to really be proud of. 

Unless you are looking for a way to punish yourself, avoid ‘Fun Size’ at all costs. 


Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Fun Size′: Check Episode #10 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Fun Size’

Rating: 1/5

IMDB Rating: Fun Size (2012) on IMDb