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Win a double pass to 'David Stratton: A Cinematic Life'

19 February 2017 5:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

David and Margaret are set to reunite at the Sydney premiere screening of Transmission's new feature doc David Stratton: A Cinematic Life..

The premiere will take place at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne next Tuesday, February 28, followed by Pomeranz and Stratton in conversation after the film.

The documentary, directed by Sally Aitken and executive produced by Sherpa's Jen Peedom, features the likes of Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Hugo Weaving.

.The documentary provides insight to a side of David the Australian public haven.t seen before," said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie in a statement. "The chance to have David attend these screenings and speak personally about his life is a privilege...

Another Sydney Q&A will take place on »

- Harry Windsor

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Taika Waititi says Thor: Ragnarok will feature laughs and spectacle

16 February 2017 4:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On the Phase Three bonus featurette for the Doctor Strange Blu-ray, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has discussed what he hopes to bring to the table for his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of the film’s tone.

Via Comicbook, Waititi states “I want to take people on an adventure that keeps people laughing along the way, but also has the spectacle,” which is in line with what to expect from the director based on his previous work.

Producer Brad Winderbaum also offered a comment, saying: “It’s going to have some of the wildest, craziest, most amazing action you’ve ever seen in the McU.”

See Also: Thor: Ragnarok concept art sees Thor battling The Hulk, first look at Cate Blanchett’s Hela

See Also: Behind-the-scenes images from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok, »

- Robert Kojder

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Thor: Ragnarok Concept Art Unleashes Hela and Gladiator Hulk

14 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel Studios really likes to keep the conversation raging for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so they never go too long without releasing something to keep fans excited and talking about their future releases. This year, for the first time, they are releasing three movies starting with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then Spider-Man: Homecoming and last but most certainly not least, Thor: Ragnarok. In order to tease fans a little bit with what's to come in Thor 3, Marvel has released some brand new concept art, which gives us a look at the villain and an epic duel.

The newly released concept art from Marvel comes as part of the digital HD release of Doctor Strange, which arrives today. As part of the "Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look," some new art from Thor: Ragnarok was released and it is extremely encouraging. One of the shots features Thor and Loki seemingly in New York city, »

- MovieWeb

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Darryl Jacobson returns in Team Thor: Part 2

14 February 2017 6:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the home-entertainment release of Doctor Strange, Marvel has released one of the bonus features, Team Thor: Part 2, which follows on from last year’s Comic-Con promo for Thor: Ragnarok and features the return of Thor Odinson and his New Zealand roommate Darryl Jacobson! Check it out below, and watch the original short here…

See Also: Thor: Ragnarok concept art sees Thor battling The Hulk, first look at Cate Blanchett’s Hela

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. »

- Gary Collinson

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Thor: Ragnarok concept art sees Thor battling The Hulk, first look at Cate Blanchett’s Hela

14 February 2017 4:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the digital release of Doctor Strange today, we’ve got some brand new concept art for Thor: Ragnarok from the Phase Three preview bonus feature, which sees The Incredible Hulk dressed in his Planet Hulk armor as he does battle with the God of Thunder, along with a first look at Cate Blanchett’s villain Hela; take a look here via Cbm…

See Also: Explore Wakanda with concept art for Marvel’s Black Panther

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Matt Day wins Tropfest with black comedy ‘The Mother Situation’

12 February 2017 5:28 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Matt Day took out the winning prize with film 'The Mother Situation'. (Photo: Andy Green/Red Bull Content Pool)

Matt Day's black comedy.The Mother Situation.has taken out this year.s Tropfest.

The film follows three adult siblings as they assist their terminally ill mother to commit suicide.

.I didn.t expect this to happen, I was just really looking forward to getting my film in front of as many people as possible so receiving the win is just a bonus,. said Day, best known for his acting work on the likes of Rake and Tangle..

.Tonight was the first time that I saw the film off of my laptop and I do my own post-production work so I was just pleased that it all came together..

Day took home $10,000 and will also receive a return trip to La for meetings with industry professionals and networking, »

- Staff Writer

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Hacksaw Ridge

11 February 2017 2:46 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hacksaw Ridge

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Summit Entertainment

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 139 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / 39.99

Starring – Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths, Luke Pegler.

Cinematography – Simon Duggan

Film Editor – John Gilbert

Original Music – Rupert Gregson-Williams

Written by – Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Produced by – Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic,

Directed by – Mel Gibson

 

Combat movies fascinate this reviewer — if you look at the Savant review index you’ll see that I review practically every war picture of note that I can get my hands on. But brace yourself — I become huffy when I see themes of patriotism and faith used to deliver dicey messages.

Mel Gibson’s big, slick WW2 combat film Hacksaw Ridge tells the truly inspiring story of combat medic Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and the only one to »

- Glenn Erickson

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Josie Mason-Campbell joins ABC as head of non-scripted production

5 February 2017 5:12 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Josie Mason-Campbell..

The ABC has announced that Josie Mason-Campbell will join the broadcaster as head of non-scripted production.

Mason-Campbell comes to the ABC from Foxtel, where she currently holds the position of head of production and development. At Foxtel, Mason-Campbell helped in the production of Foxtel's non-scripted slate including Gogglebox, The Great Australian Bake off and Coast Australia, along with upcoming productions Unchartered with Sam Neill, Local Justice, The Archibald and.Lawless.

Mason-Campbell said she was honoured that ABC MD Michelle Guthrie and director of television Richard Finlayson had given her the opportunity to shape the ABC.s creative output..

.For me the ABC is, and has always been, an essential part of Australian life, providing a brave, bold yet strangely comforting stage on which to tell our stories..

.I look forward to collaborating with our innovative independent production sector as well as the ABC's talented internal team to make quality, »

- Staff Writer

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Taika Waititi talks Thor: Ragnarok tone, confirms two cameos

2 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was interviewed by the A.V. Club and was asked about the tone of the upcoming Marvel Phase Three sequel, as well as confirming a couple of cameos in the film.

“I think the overall sense that I’m trying to give to the audience and what I want the audience to leave the cinema carrying with them is a sense of joy really,” said Waititi. “Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor and Doctor Strange and The Incredible Hulk and Loki and every character is so strange and different… Civil War it’s just humans, humans with human problems. Ours is creatures and beings and all these sorts of really different characters. Again displaying human problems, but in outer space or in other worlds.”

Waititi also confirmed that he’ll be making a cameo in the film, »

- Robert Kojder

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Jurassic Park's alternate ending has been unearthed

2 February 2017 7:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Feb 2, 2017

After 24 years, a binder full of original storyboards has revealed one of Jurassic Park's alternate endings...

The ending of Jurassic Park is iconic to many of us. Lifting off in the helicopter and leaving the horrors of hungry velociraptors and rampant Tyrannosaurus rex attacks behind, the film's final sequence serves as a bit of a relief after the adventures that came before it. The sublime soundtrack rising into the end credits, Sam Neill making that relieved face he makes, knowing those wee blighters were finally safe as houses - a face that was mirrored by those in the audience, just before they popped off into town to buy a Jurassic Park lunchbox and pyjamas. 

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Ahh...

But back in the day, a different ending was planned for Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic, as the Jurassic Time Facebook page has revealed. They »

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Thor: Ragnarok gets new 80s inspired logo

2 February 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Artistswork has shared an image on Twitter of a T-shirt depicting a potential new logo for this November’s Thor: Ragnarok. The logo appears to draw inspiration from the 1980s period of Thor comic book history and the work of artist Jack Kirby. Check it out here…

Thor: Ragnarok Gets An Updated Logo Seemingly Inspired By The Work Of Jack Kirby https://t.co/CBRoqXAxlN pic.twitter.com/pAb9lJwaNr

— Artistswork.co.uk (@artistinfrance) February 1, 2017

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. »

- Robert Kojder

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George Miller, Sam Neill join Tropfest jury

30 January 2017 8:38 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

George Miller and Sam Neill..

Sam Neill and George Miller are on board to judge this year's Tropfest..

Jasper Jones director Rachel Perkins and Aussie producer Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl) will also front the panel, alongside head of jury Rose Byrne.

"It is an enormous honour to add these esteemed filmmakers to the Tropfest Jury in our 25th year,. said founder and chair John Polson.

.We're excited for our judges and audiences alike to experience the finalist films, produced by these young and brilliant minds.

"At a time when gender inequality is a major concern in the film industry at home and abroad, I'm also extremely proud that half of our finalists are women this year.. .

All of the selected film have been inspired by this year's signature item: 'pineapple'.

Tropfest will be held February 11 at Parramatta Park. It will screen nationally on Eleven and globally via Red Bull TV. »

- Staff Writer

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Going back to The Apartment by Anne-Katrin Titze

27 January 2017 11:37 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Paul Schneider on Trainspotting to Bright Star: "There was that monologue that Kelly Macdonald spoke to Ewan McGregor." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In our conversation, Paul Schneider tells of the importance Jan Chapman and Jane Campion's The Piano had, working with Christophe Honoré and Andrew Dominik, and meeting Nick Cave during The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. We started out with Métamorphoses and Les Bien-aimés, La La Land and Jacques Demy, onto the influence of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in Billy Wilder's The Apartment.

Paul Schneider in The Daughter

Paul Schneider, All The Real Girls director David Gordon Green, Loving and Midnight Special director Jeff Nichols, David Lachapelle, and Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall - all went to the North Carolina School of the Arts. Paul stars with Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Odessa Young, Ewen Leslie, and with Anna Torv and Wilson Moore »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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David Stratton documentary unveils new title, trailer

24 January 2017 3:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

David Stratton's much-anticipated documentary on Australian film (previously known as David Stratton: Stories of Australian Cinema) has been given a new title to go with its new-look trailer..

Transmission Films will release David Stratton: A Cinematic Life on March 9, and the new trailer promises a film with a biographical bent, as much about Stratton himself as the films that have inspired him.

When I spoke to him at last year's Australian International Movie Convention, Stratton described the project as "very personal".

"Without wanting to sound too pretentious about it, it.s sort of my journey coming to Australia from England, running the Sydney Film Festival for eighteen years, fighting censorship, [and] being at the Sydney Film Festival just as the Australian New Wave was happening with the Peter Weirs and the Gillian Armstrongs and the Fred Schepisis."

Besides Armstrong and Schepisi, the doc features Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, »

- Harry Windsor

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A duck to water by Anne-Katrin Titze

23 January 2017 6:27 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Paul Schneider as Christian embarks on a rampage of unexpected destruction.

The Daughter, Simon Stone's adaptation of Ibsen's The Wild Duck set in Australia, stars Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Odessa Young, Ewen Leslie, and Paul Schneider with Anna Torv and Wilson Moore.

Paul Schneider: "I'm always interested in giving the director flavors within a certain bandwidth." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Over breakfast, I spoke with Paul Schneider on The Daughter and how producer Jan Chapman and Jane Campion's The Piano inspired him to go to film school. We also discussed his work with Christophe Honoré, the influence of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in Billy Wilder's The Apartment, Andrew Dominik's The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, meeting Nick Cave, and watching Kelly Macdonald and Ewan McGregor in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting to develop a Scottish accent for Bright Star.

The Daughter »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Second season of ‘Let’s Talk About’ to launch on Foxtel Play

19 January 2017 2:56 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Let's Talk About.. . Matilda Brown.s short-form series Let.s Talk About is set to return for a second season. . The series, originally commissioned for the now defunct Presto, has found a new home on Foxtel Play, where it will be available for streaming from February 19, along with the first season. The show will also be broadcast on Foxtel.s Showcase channel.. . Foxtel has also tweaked the format for the second season: from 10 x 5 to 10 x 11 minute episodes. . Brown (Am I Ok, How God Works), the series creator and star,.will return alongside Richard Davies (Offspring, Bed of Roses), father Bryan Brown (Red Dog: True Blue, Australia) and Lisa Hensley (Brides of Christ, Dating the Enemy). . This season, Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jurassic Park) will also star, along with Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, The Reef), Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Underbelly), Andrea Demetriades (Alex & Eve, The Principal), and Chloe Boreham »

- Staff Writer

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Kino Lorber Hires Nicholas Kemp as Director of Theatrical Marketing — Exclusive

18 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kino Lorber has hired the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Nicholas Kemp as director of theatrical marketing. Kemp has served as the Film Society’s digital marketing manager for the past five years.

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At Kino Lorber, he will report to senior vice president of theatrical and nontheatrical distribution and acquisitions, Wendy Lidell. His first day is January 30.

At the Film Society, Kemp oversaw cross-channel content and digital marketing for the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and year-round programming. He pioneered the Film Society’s video initiatives, mining its video archives and creating new content, while also co-producing its weekly podcast The Close-Up.

“A passionate cinephile, Nick has unique knowledge and experience in the digital marketing arena,” Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society, »

- Graham Winfrey

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18 Things We Learned from John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness Commentary

18 January 2017 9:17 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“Sometimes it’s fun to do something a little darker.”

It’s John Carpenter’s birthday this week, so of course we gave a listen to one of the few commentary tracks he’s done that we haven’t covered yet. (And now we know why.)

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Commentator: John Carpenter (director), Gary B. Kibbe (cinematographer)

1. Carpenter himself refers to this as the third film in his unofficial “Apocalypse Trilogy” which also includes The Thing and Prince of Darkness.

2. The opening credits sequence was filmed by the second-unit at a printing press in Toronto, Canada.

3. The asylum exterior/main hall is actually a water reclamation plant off Lake Ontario, while the basement cells were built on a set.

4. Sam Neill, who plays John Trent, was cut by broken glass in the scene where his cell door window is shattered. “He wasn’t too happy about it.”

5. Neill is apparently “the world’s biggest fan »

- Rob Hunter

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Thn’S 2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

17 January 2017 12:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.

Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!

1. The Lego Batman Movie

First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.

The film also boasts »

- Ben Read

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Thor: Ragnarok director shares Darryl Jacobson’s Thor photo

16 January 2017 4:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has taken to Instagram to share a candid photo of Thor Odinson, taken by his New Zealand roommate Darryl Jacobson! Waititi posted the image, complete with the caption “Fact: Asgardians love pumpkins and gourds. #GourdofThunder #ForAsgourd #GourdiansoftheGalaxy #PensiveActing #ExpensiveActing #DeepInThort”…

We got our first glimpse of Darryl Jacobson with the special Comic-Con mockumentary last year [watch it here], and he’s set to return for Team Thor: Part 2 as a special bonus feature on the Doctor Strange Blu-ray release.

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him »

- Gary Collinson

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