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Now shooting in Melbourne, the Nowhere Boys movie follows teenagers Felix (Dougie Baldwin), Andy (Joel Lok), Sam (Rahart Adams) and Jake (Matt Testro) as they return home a year after discovering they were transported to an »
- Don Groves
Twelve Australian films have been released in Us cinemas this year led by Mad Max: Fury Road, which has raked in $147.5 million but is fast running out of gas and may finish with a bit more than $150 million.
That brings the action-adventure.s global total to $US357 million, including South Korea.s $30 million, the UK.s $27.1 million, France.s $16.7 million, Russia.s $13.7 million, Brazil.s $10.9 million, Germany.s $9.5 million, Mexico.s $8 million and Japan.s $6 million in 10 days.
The Water Diviner conjured up nearly $4.2 million in the Us, part of a worldwide haul of $35.4 million, which includes Turkey.s $6.1 million, Spain.s $2.7 million, the UK.s skimpy. $2 million and Italy.s $1.2 million..
Russell Crowe's drama misfired in France and Germany, earning $620,000 and $308,000 respectively, according to Rentrak. »
- Don Groves
The star of the BBC period drama on its lack of Indigenous characters, taking career advice from Russell Crowe, and the march towards marriage equality
Behind the scenes on Banished – in picturesPaul Daley: It’s the blackfellas banished from BBC dramaHolding the Man first-look review – a little wobbly
Filming in the wilds of Sydney’s Manly Dam seemed like a daunting prospect for some of the actors in the BBC TV drama Banished. Ryan Corr remembers his English castmates believing everything in Australia could kill them. “They were asking legit questions about things that live under the toilet seat and what spiders you could touch in the corner of your room or couldn’t.”
Related: Banished: behind the scenes on BBC period drama – in pictures
Related: Banished review – it's the blackfellas who are banished from BBC drama
The rest of the world is moving past us in a number of ways
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- Alexandra Spring
Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution for the film.
“Blackfish” premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and grossed $2.2 million in the U.S. for Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films. The documentary generated significant controversy over the issue of captive killer whales at SeaWorld.
Variety reported in January that Voltage had picked up rights to Spencer Mondshein’s script “The Search,” which made the Black List last year. The story centers on an expert tracker who battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother, who’s struggling to survive near-fatal wounds sustained while exploring the uncharted Northwest wilderness.
“The Search” was the first script sale for Mondshein, »
- Dave McNary
On Monday, legendary film composer James Horner died in a plane crash near Santa Barbara in which he was apparently piloting. Horner, who composed classic films such as Aliens, Avatar, Apollo 13 and Titanic touched millions of people around the world with his unforgettable scores.
Céline Dion, who sang "My Heart Will Go On" co-written by Horner for the movie Titanic, said:
"Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner. He will always remain a great composer in our hearts. James played an important part in my career. We will miss him. We offer his family and friends our deepest sympathy."
Fellow composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel) had this to say about Horner:
"It is a tragedy for all composers to hear about James Horner's accident. We have lost one of our most talented and respected colleagues. His music will remain always. »
Fans, colleagues and friends have paid tribute to James Horner, who died in a plane crash on Monday (June 22) at the age of 61.
Digital Spy has collected just some of the messages coming in from the world of film, music and entertainment honouring the prolific movie musician.
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of James Horner. #abeautifulmind
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 23, 2015
There is nothing that shaped my movie-going experience more than the musical genius of James Horner. He will live on through the ages.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 23, 2015
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on Netflix
"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge"
"Game of Thrones" may be done for the year, but there's no need to bid farewell to dragons! "How to Train Your Dragon" heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back in this new Netflix original series premiering June 26. Their mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out never-before-seen dragons, and end the war between Vikings and dragons for good. Watch all 13 episodes starting this Friday.
Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has been groomed for stardom all her life by her overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), and the pressures of fame push her close to the edge. A hot cop named Kaz (Nate Parer) helps her break free, but the people in their lives want them to put their career goals ahead of romance. »
- Gina Carbone
Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s. But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans. The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures. Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »
- Andre Soares
Ari Gold’s Best Quotes: He’s the best part of the TV series, and now the Entourage movie, so to celebrate the UK release this week, here’s the very best of Ari Gold.
You can read our full Entourage movie review , and catch our guide to the original HBO series and characters here.
Entourage belts into cinemas from Friday (19th June in the UK), so to celebrate, we take a look at Ari’s most memorable and outlandish quotes from the Entourage series. The comedy-drama chronicles the life of the young movie star Vincent Chase and his band of childhood friends as they try to make a living in Los Angeles. One standout character who has continuously proven to be king of the one liner is the neurotic talent agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).
Entourage: Ari Gold’s Best Quotes 1.) “I drove to work today in an »
- Paul Heath
Earlier this year, Russell Crowe had the gall (ignorance?) to suggest that actresses like Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren would "give you 10,000 examples and arguments as to why [complaints of ageism are] bullshit." Nope! Upon hearing that Maggie Gyllenhaal was told that she was "too old" to play the love interest for a 55-year-old man, Dame Helen responded succinctly and appropriately: "It's fucking outrageous." She told The Wrap: "It’s ridiculous. And ’twas ever thus. We all watched James Bond as he got more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends got younger and younger. It’s so annoying.” Now, if you'd like to hear Helen Mirren say the phrase "twas ever thus" in her lovely accent, there's a video clip: »
- E. Alex Jung
We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »
The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.
Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.
Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.
The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
There are four competing Robin Hood projects in development in Hollywood at the moment, but one of them now has a genuine head start. Per Deadline, Lionsgate has signed filmmaker Otto Bathurst to take the helm of its iteration of the classic tale, Robin Hood: Origins, marking the first developing project to have a director. Bathurst is best known for establishing the tone of the BBC Two crime drama series Peaky Blinders by helming the first three episodes, but he also directed the polarizing first episode of Black Mirror—you know, the one with the pig. Robin Hood: Origins was penned by Joby Harold, who also wrote Guy Ritchie’s upcoming gritty take on King Arthur for Warner Bros. The similarly gritty Robin Hood: Origins has been likened to The Dark Knight, as it revolves around Robin Hood returning from fighting in the Crusades to find that Sherwood Forest is overrun with corruption and evil. »
- Adam Chitwood
It.s been 18 years since Russell Crowe bulldozed his way into the Hollywood consciousness with his portrayal of Bud White in L.A. Confidential. For many, this was their first look at the intense, brooding, but undeniably charismatic Australian, and since then his stock has only risen. And in The Nice Guys, Crowe.s 2016 mystery thriller, there will be an L.A. Confidential reunion, and it.s something that we should all be really excited about. Now this is actually a secret. So those of you who don.t want to know which actor from L.A Confidential will be re-teaming with Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys probably shouldn.t read ahead. Well, you can, but there are potential Spoilers ahead. In the meantime, you can check out arguably the worst ever trailer for a sensational film below. Are they gone? Good. So, Russell Crowe will once again share »
Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from the Crusades and forming a band of outlaws to deal with corruption. Harold’s writing credits include Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Numerous “Robin Hood” movies have been made during the past century. The most recent came in 2010 with Ridley Scott directing Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Universal’s “Robin Hood,” which topped $320 million in worldwide grosses.
- Dave McNary
Once upon a time, Ron Howard was to direct the first film, with the plan being for a television series to run in tandem with the movies. The size of the gamble eventually put Universal and Warner Bros off backing the project, but now Sony Pictures is firmly behind The Dark Tower. It's co-financing with Media Rights Capital, and the plan remains for a series of movies, as well as the TV show.
The TV show is being developed by Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins. But now we learn that Howard definitely won't be directing the first The Dark Tower film (although it's looked that way for some time, »
You may not know Nikolaj Arcel, the Danish filmmaker who wrote and directed 2013 foreign Oscar nominee "A Royal Affair," and penned the original Swedish "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." But you will soon. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment, which signed on earlier this year to finance a "Dark Tower" franchise, is circling Arcel to direct and rewrite this massive genre project that will involve condensing — or expounding upon — the eight novels in King's celebrated, quasi-Western, sci-fi fantasy opus. There's already a script out there, co-written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkne, for "The Gunslinger," King's first novel in the series that follows titular lone warrior Roland on his mythic trudge to find the mysterious and cosmically powerful Dark Tower. But it is believed that Arcel, more often a writer than a director, will take his own crack at these pages. And who will play gunslinger Roland? Russell Crowe was once a. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
After Ron Howard flirted with the idea of directing the adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy series "The Dark Tower" at both Warner Bros. and Universal with the goal being three movies released alongside an interconnected television series, the project fell apart and has now landed in the lap of Sony. Now it appears they've finally settled on a helmer to direct the first film in the series, which will apparently still include a completementary TV series. According to Deadline, Nikolaj Arcel will direct The Dark Tower for Sony, telling the first part of the story following the path of the last gunslinger, Roland Deschain of Gilead, and his search for titular Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner co-wrote the current draft of the screenplay, which begins with the first book in King's seven book series, "The Gunslinger" telling of the first meeting of Roland and his protege Jake Chambers. »
- Brad Brevet
Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.
Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or »
- Shane Ramirez
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Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated wizarding world adventure Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Redmayne will play J.K. Rowling’s creation Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the movie for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.
In making the announcement, Silverman said, “Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors. We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know »
- Michelle McCue
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