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Principal photography has commenced on Better Man, the highly anticipated musical feature film based on the life of Robbie Williams, with Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey at the helm. Gracey’s debut film, The Greatest Showman, is one of cinema’s most successful live-action musicals with over $435M at the global box office.

The project marks Williams’ feature film debut as he stars as himself alongside rising star from the UK, Jonno Davies (Hunters, Kingsman: The Secret Service), who plays Robbie Williams throughout his younger adult life, with British stage and screen veterans Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9, Killing Eve) and Alison Steadman (The Kings Man, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse). The film’s Australian cast includes Damon Herriman (Judy & Punch, The Tourist), Kate Mulvany (Hunters, Elvis) and Anthony Hayes (War Machine, The Light Between Oceans).

Currently filming in Melbourne, Australia, Better Man is an introspective look at the rise, fall and resurrection of UK superstar Robbie Williams, one of the bestselling artists of all time. From his humble upbringing in Stoke-On-Trent, England, Williams was catapulted to fame in the early nineties at the tender age of fifteen, as a founding member of the era’s biggest British boy band. The singer found further success as a solo artist, with 11 out of 12 of his studio albums charting number one in the UK.

Better Man aims to give audiences a powerful and unique insight into how Williams sees himself and the demons he has battled both on and off stage. Gracey will bring light to the incredible highs and lows of a rock star’s journey by satirizing moments inspired by the artist’s life story. The fantastical musical will be filled with reimagined versions of Williams’ hit music, dancing, and spectacular sets melded with stunning visual effects created by the award-winning team at Weta FX.

International sales is being handled by Rocket Science. Roadshow Films will manage distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

Gracey is represented by CAA, Partizan, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman, LLP. Williams is represented by CAA and ie:music ltd. Davies is represented by Denton  Brierley, The Gersh Agency, Alan Siegel Entertainment and attorney Lucy Popkin.

AACTA Awards

The 2015 AACTA Awards were held in Sydney this week. Here are all the major winners.

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA

Danielle Cormack (Wentworth)

Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues)

Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King) – WINNER

Kat Stewart (Offspring)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA

Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart)

Richard Roxburgh (Rake)

Dan Spielman (The Code)

Ashley Zuckerman (The Code) – WINNER

BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

The Checkout

Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year: South America – WINNER

Paddock To Plate

The Project

BEST TELE-FEATURE OR MINI SERIES

Carlotta

Devil’s Playground – WINNER

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart

Secrets + Lies

BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION

Shelley Birse (The Code)

Trent O’Donnell/Phil Lloyd (The Moodys)

Josh Thomas (Please Like Me) – WINNER

Peter Duncan (Rake)

BEST DRAMA SERIES

The Code – WINNER

Janet King

Puberty Blues

Rake

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE

Patrick Brammall (The Little Death)

Yilmaz Erdogan (The Water Diviner) – WINNER

Robert Pattinson (The Rover)

TJ Power (The Little Death)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE

Erin James (The Little Death)

Jacqueline Mackenzie (The Water Diviner)

Kate Mulvaney (The Little Death)

Susan Prior (The Rover) – WINNER

BEST DIRECTOR (FILM)

Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) – WINNER

Rolf de Heer (Charlie’s Country)

Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig (Predestination)

David Michod (The Rover)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A FILM

Russell Crowe (The Water Diviner)

David Gulpilil (Charlie’s Country) – WINNER

Damon Herrimon (The Little Death)

Guy Pearce (The Rover)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A FILM

Kate Box (The Little Death)

Essie Davis (The Babadook)

Sarah Snook (Predistination) – WINNER

Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)

BEST FILM

The Water Diviner – JOINT WINNER

The Railway Man

Charlie’s Country

The Babadook – JOINT WINNER

Tracks

Predestination

The Longford Lyell Award: Andrew Knight

AACTA Trailblazer Award: Rose Byrne

Tim Winton's The Turning

Summary: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever. This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines the work for the screen.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham

Screenwriter: Jonathan auf der Heide, Emily Ballou, Circa Contemporary Circus, Jub Clerc, Marcel Dorney, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Justin Monjo, Kris Mrska, Ashlee Page, Warwick Thornton, Andrew Upton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham

Cast: Di Adams (Carol Lang), Dougie Baldwin (Vic Lang), Wayne Blair (Max), Cate Blanchett (Gail Lang), Jarli-Russell Blanco (Max), Jakory Blanco (Frank), Harry Borland (Young Peter), Rose Byrne, Dean Daley-Jones (Bob Lang), Casey Douglas (Vic Lang),Mirrah Foulkes (Fay), James Fraser (Lenny), Colin Friels (narrator), Harrison Gilbertson (Vic Lang), Brenna Harding, Finn Ireland (Young Larwood), Paul Ireland (Mr. Larwood), Lee Jankowski (Ash), Eva Lazzaro, Nikita Leigh-Pritchard, Josh McConville (Vic Lang), Kate Mulvaney (Gail Lang), Matt Nable (Max), Robyn Nevin (Carol Lang), Miranda Otto, Joseph Pedley (Vic Lang), Henri Phillips, Myles Pollard (Dan), Susie Porter (Carol Lang), Oscar Redding (Peter), Richard Roxburgh (Vic Lang), Matthew Shanley (Vic Lang), Libby Tanner (Gail Lang), Hugo Weaving (Bob Lang), Finn Woodlock (Ricky), Meyne Wyatt (Frank), Dan Wyllie (Vic Lang)

Runtime: 180 mins

Classification:MA15+

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE TURNING’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Turning’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

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

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  The Turning (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Turning′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Ep 51 for a more in depth review of ‘The Turning’.

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The Great Gatsby

Summary: The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Screenwriter: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan (Meyer Wolfsheim), Alison Benstead (Anita Loos), Steve Bisley (Dan Cody), Richard Carter (Herzog), Jason Clarke (George Wilson), Adelaide Clemens (Catherine), Vince Colosimo (Michaelis), Max Cullen (Owl Eyes), Elizabeth Debicki (Jordan Baker), Nancy Denis (Foxy Baker), Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Jeff Duff (Clarence Endive), Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan), Eden Falk (Mr. McKee), Isla Fisher (Myrtle Wilson), Emily Foreman (Pammy), David Furlong (Walter Chase), Nigel Harbach (Ripley Snell), Stephen James King (Nelson), Kim Knuckey (Senator Gulick), Brendan Maclean (Klipspringer), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway), Callan McAuliffe (Teen Jay Gatsby), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan), Gus Murray (Teddy Barton), Kate Mulvaney (Mrs. McKee), Barry Otto (Benny McClenahan), John O’Connell (Newton Orchid), Tasman Palazzi (Young James Gatz), Chris Proctor (William), Charlize Skinner (Pammy), Jack Thompson (Dr. Walter Perkins), Kieran van Bunnik (Rowdie), Matthew Whittet (Vladimir Tostoff), Felix Williamson (Henry), Tiger Leacey Wyvill (Pammy)

Runtime: 142 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Adam Ross: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Sunset Six’ that is available on The Crat.

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating: The Great Gatsby (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Great Gatsby′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Great Gatsby’.

‘The Great Gatsby’ Cast Interviews: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/u4cxdtlc1ebkc/The_Great_Gatsby_Cast_Interviews

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