Category Archives: Film

Behind the Scenes: 1917 – a race against time, crossing enemy territory!

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.    

In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 

Cast:
George MacKay
Dean-Charles Chapman
Mark Strong
Andrew Scott
Richard Madden
Claire Duburcq
Colin Firth
Benedict Cumberbatch

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917 opting for a one-shot approach adding intensity and realism to the gripping story.   Mendes wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). 

 

 

Produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.

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Will Smith’s 51st Birthday Celebrations

People swarmed into St Stephens Basilica Square in Budapest for an impromptu birthday concert, as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air turned 51 taking to the stage in an electrifying performance!   A special treat for Hungarians as Will Smith was in town for the European premiere of his new film, Gemini Man.

 

 

 

In cinemas Thursday 10 October,  it’s an innovative action-thriller about Henry Brogan (Will Smith), an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that can seemingly predict his every move.  The twist?  He’s being targeted – by his younger self!  A clone!

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October Movie Guide: J.Lo, Will Smith, Joaquin Phoenix bust onto screen and Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor!

The month will see a series of fright nights as the door to the other side and Halloween starts early on the screens of Event Cinemas.   Jennifer Lopez will be showing some flesh, Angelina Jolie brings back the villainess we love to hate, Will Smith will be tracked down and assinated by his future self, Linda Hamilton returns as the real Sarah in the latest Terminator film, Joaquin Phoenix brings to life Batman’s Joker and there’s a few for the kids and Halloween too!

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The women of Downton Abbey on reprising their roles for film

Opening weekend of Downton Abbey saw it smash Brad Pitt and Sylvester Stallone’s filma, Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood out of the park reeling in USD$30 million (AUD$44.3m) playing in over 3000 venues worldwide.

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When Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi meets Crazy Rich Asians!

Nawww, the summer is over in Europe and the USA and it’s that time of year when they start putting up the sap on the big screen.  LAST CHRISTMAS is a RomCom set to the soundtrack of George Michael….   Released just a few hours ago, here’s the trailer that shows us a whole new side of Emilia Clarke’s acting chops, but she’s alongside Henry Golding and supported by Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh.  See for yourself….

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The Downton Effect: A sphere of influence

The impact of 6 seasons and its 52 episodes of Downton Abbey still leaves an imprint in today’s television landscape.   190,000 tweets, 24 million impressions in its final season with an estimated fanbase of 120 million worldwide.  Its accolades include 11 Emmy wins, 2 British Academy of Film & Television Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guilds Awards and a Producers Guild Award.  So there’s no question why the release today is one that’s fills the void of many since it ended 4 years ago and has the makings of a blockbuster success.   It’s UK premiere in Leicester Square brought together cast members onto the red carpet after 6 years demonstrating the show’s continued sphere of influence. 

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Reviving Australian Comedy in film: Babyteeth’s world premiere at Venice Film Festival!

Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects, Little Women), Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper) and acclaimed Australian actors Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Animal Kingdom) and Essie Davis (Game of Thrones, The Babadook) have created magic in a touching romantic comedy of young love.  

 

Coming to Australian theatres in 2020, Babyteeth was unveilled to the world in official competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.    The trailer released locally today highlights a scarcity in the comedy area when it comes to Australian film and it’s a refreshing answer to that call. 

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