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"Swinging Safari" Restricted Footage

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage from the comedy/drama feature "Swinging Safari" (aka "Flammable Children"), written, directed by Stephan Elliott, starring Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell:

"...a teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970's when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach..."

Cast also includes Julian McMahon, Darcey Wilson, Asher Keddie, Jack Thompson, Atticus Robb, James Calder, Ethan Robinson and Ava Taylor.

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‘Loveless’ Wins Cinematography Prize at European Film Academy

‘Loveless’ Wins Cinematography Prize at European Film Academy
The European Film Academy has announced award winners in seven categories, covering a range of work from continental nations in cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, hair and make-up, music composition and sound design.

Mikhail Krichman won the Carlo di Palma prize for cinematography for the “dark universe” and “intense feeling of discomfort” created in “Loveless,” the portrait of an unhappy Russian couple confronted with the terrible consequences of their selfishness for their child.

Robin Campillo won the editor prize for “Bpm (Beats per Minute),” a French 1990s-set chronicle of the Act Up movement, which Campillo also wrote and directed, whose film cutting work shows “the desperate personal urgency” of activists and their protests and “contributes to the urgency of the film in perfect harmony with framing and story.”

Josefin Asberg took the production design prize for Swedish-German-French-Danish comedy-drama “The Square,” showing “great artistic sensibility,” which “creates a world at the edge.” The design
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Five outrageous Australian sex comedies that paved the way for Swinging Safari

To celebrate the first look at Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue’s new 70s-style comedy, here are some of the raunchy romps that made it possible

The first trailer for the writer/director Stephan Elliott’s new film Swinging Safari (formerly titled Flammable Children) hit the net this week, reuniting Neighbours alumni Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue. Even by Elliott’s standards (his best-known films are Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop) it is completely batshit crazy, depicting a view of the 70s rife with booze, sun, surf and sex.

The “swinging” in the title refers to the non-dancing kind. There are visions of kink aplenty, positioning the film in a pantheon of raunchy Australian comedies and/or what-the-hell-were-they-thinking feats of cinematic impropriety. This type of film exploded in the 1970s and 80s, after the country’s pernicious censorship laws were relaxed a little and
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First Trailer for Coming-of-Age Comedy 'Swinging Safari' from Australia

"Why were they doing that to each other?" Becker Film Group has debuted the trailer for an Australian comedy titled Swinging Safari, which is about some kids growing up in the wild, wacky 70's in Australia. "It's a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times." The story follows a group of adults who get into the sexual revolution after a beached blue whale shows up, but it's also about their kids and what they experienced during the year. Swinging Safari has a great ensemble cast: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Sims, and Jack Thompson. This looks goofy in all the wrong ways, but maybe it's the right kind of wrong we all need right now. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer for Stephan Elliott's Swinging Safari, direct from YouTube: 1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up
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Guy Pearce And Kylie Minogue Go On A Swinging Safari

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert director Stephan Elliott reunites former daytime soap co-stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue - who had early success on Australian hit Neighbors before going on to international success - for upcoming 1970s set coming of age comedy Swinging Safari and it looks like an absolute blast has been had by all. 1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like...

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‘Swinging Safari’ Trailer: Guy Pearce & Kylie Minogue Shake Up The ’70s

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It’s been a long time since Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue delivered daytime intrigue on the soap opera “Neighbors,” but the duo are finally back together with “Swinging Safari.” It’s a big, very broad comedy, which perhaps isn’t surprising given that Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert“) is behind the camera.

Co-starring Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Sims, and Jack Thompson, the film brings audiences the swinging, no-rules ’70s to tell a coming of age story that unfolds in a not-so-quiet suburb.

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First trailer for Swinging Safari starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

The first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) upcoming comedy Swinging Safari which stars Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, and Jeremy Sims; check it out below…

“1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.”

Swinging Safari is set for release on January 11th.
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Ridley Scott casts doubt on the future of the Alien franchise

In light of the perceived failure of Alien: Covenant, and the polarising nature of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been speaking at a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable about the future of the Alien franchise.

Speaking about his decision to pursue directorial duties on Alien: Covenant over the arguably more successful Blade Runner 2049, Scott said “It was a crossfire of too much business”, revealing that he’s involved in some way with at least six films released this year.

Alien: Covenant grossed $240m off a $97m budget, almost half of what Prometheus accrued ($403m, $130m budget), and on this Scott hinted at the future for his iconic xenomorph:-

“I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus, which, from the ground zero, had good lift up. So we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and [revive] the franchise of Alien. However, I think the beast has run out,
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First Look: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Is on the Edge in Brian De Palma's 'Domino' (Exclusive Image)

First Look: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Is on the Edge in Brian De Palma's 'Domino' (Exclusive Image)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is on the edge in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first look at Domino.

Carice van Houten and Guy Pearce also star in the suspense-filled crime thriller, directed by Brian De Palma.

Currently in postproduction, the fast-paced crime thriller stars Coster-Waldau as Christian, a Copenhagen police officer seeking justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man called Imran. He teams with Alex (van Houten), a fellow cop and his late partner’s mistress, to hunt down the murderer, but are unwittingly caught in a cat-and-mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent who is using Imran as a pawn to trap...
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‘Spinning Man’ Clip: Pierce Brosnan Confronts Guy Pearce In A Missing Person Investigation — Afm

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‘Spinning Man’ Clip: Pierce Brosnan Confronts Guy Pearce In A Missing Person Investigation — Afm
Exclusive: Here’s a clip from the upcoming Pierce Brosnan and Guy Pearce starring thriller, Spinning Man, which is going to buyers next month at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. Simon Kaijser directed the pic, from a script by Matt Aldrich, which follows a charming professor Evan Birch (Pearce), who appears to be living an idyllic life until a young woman goes missing and he struggles to come up with an alibi to clear his name. “College professor Evan Birch has…
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October Horrors 2017 Day 21 – Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus, 2012.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, and Kate Dickie.

Synopsis:

The research vessel Prometheus carries a team of scientists to a mysterious planet on a mission to uncover the secrets regarding the origins of the human race. Far from meeting their makers, the scientists instead uncover a centuries-old plot that if successful could lead to the extinction of humanity.

After four films following the character of Ripley and two abysmal crossovers with the Predator franchise, the Alien franchise had seemingly run out of steam and looked like it would finally enter retirement.

However, some disagreed and none more so than director Ridley Scott, who owes his very career to the original 1979 film that catapulted him to fame, and felt that there was still life (and money) to be wrung from the series.
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Backup Enlists New Partner; Jean-Baptiste Babin to Leave Company (Exclusive)

Backup Enlists New Partner; Jean-Baptiste Babin to Leave Company (Exclusive)
Backup Media Group has upped current COO Guillaume Lirondiere to become a partner in the Paris-based company, along with co-founders David Atlan-Jackson and Joel Thibout.

Jean-Baptiste Babin, one of Backup Media Group’s founding partners, will be stepping down from his operational role at the company by the end of the year to take another high-profile industry job. Babin will remain a shareholder in Backup and will also continue overseeing MovieChainer, Backup’s film-financing app.

Babin recently executive-produced Wim Wenders’ “Submergence” with Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, and “Brimstone” with Dakota Fanning. He will soon announce his next career move.

“I am so proud of what we have achieved over the past 15 years, and I’m convinced Backup’s slate will carry on shining with ambitious films which hit the market strong,” said Babin.

“I have no doubt [Lirondiere] has the skills, experience and talent to fully take over productions for backup,” Babin said,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Noir Sequel Is Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Storytelling

It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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Blu-ray Review – L.A. Confidential: 20th Anniversary Edition

L.A. Confidential, 1997.

Directed by Curtis Hanson.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito.

Synopsis:

L.A. Confidential has been reissued on DVD and Blu-ray for its 20th anniversary. Unfortunately, nothing new was created for this release, so owners of the 2008 Blu-ray can skip this one, although those who have the earlier two-disc DVD Special Edition may want to upgrade to a high-def copy of the movie. A code for a digital copy is included too.

L.A. Confidential is one of those movies that bears repeat viewings. While its story of three La police officers gradually uncovering deep-rooted corruption may seem simple on its surface, the plot adds the complexities of Hollywood’s seedy underside to the proceedings. Set in any other city, it might be a more straightforward narrative, but La’s mystique gives the story another layer for viewers to navigate.
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Film Review: ‘The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One’

Film Review: ‘The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One’
Despite its strenuously portentous title, which some might mistake for a herald of wink-wink satire, “The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One” is a straight-faced and serviceable sci-fi action-adventure set on a distant planet where corporate overloads exploit hard-bitten convicts as slave laborers for colonization efforts — and human guinea pigs for bioengineering experiments.

From her vantage point in a floating headquarters high above the wild world, Exor company executive General Lynex (Rachel Griffiths) appraises the progress of settlement construction — and encourages the mad-scientist activities of Warden Mordain (Temuera Morrison), who’s been charged with transforming part of his prison’s population into monsters programmed “to kill or assimilate indigenous species.” Evidently, Exor plays by the same rule book as the Umbrella Corp. in the “Resident Evil” franchise and Weyland-Yutani in the “Alien” movies.

When things go wrong, as they always do in pulpy scenarios such as this one, and the monsters are inadvertently freed during a
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Brimstone review – queasily sensationalist

This strikingly photographed story of a vengeful preacher and his victims in America’s old west revels too much in its savagery towards women

A lurid tale of vengeance and lust, set against the backdrop of the American west at the end of the 19th century, Brimstone stars Dakota Fanning as a mute woman persecuted by a preacher (Guy Pearce) who is determined to destroy her and everything she holds dear. Although the four-chapter structure is neatly handled and the savage backdrop strikingly photographed, there’s something a little unsavoury about this picture. It’s not the graphic violence, rape, incest and numerous shots of women being bound and flogged that are the problems, as such. It’s the hint of tumescence behind the camera accompanying these scenes that gives the whole picture a queasily sensationalist quality.

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Movie Review – Brimstone (2017)

Brimstone, 2017.

Directed by Martin Koolhoven.

Starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten and Kit Harrington.

Synopsis:

A frontier woman turns fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.

An ingenious conglomeration of narrative complexity, Koolhoven’s audacious film Brimstone is tense, authentic and absolutely brutal. A lot can be said about Brimstone; its narrative arrangement emphasises both the audience and the protagonists’ necessity for retribution, the striking visuals of the Western landscape captivate your attention and the acting relentlessly wrestles with your emotions. The dialogue is well written and emotionally engaging, similar to that of Tarantino, despite falling flat in some areas that were clearly postured to highlight the humour in the absurdity of some Western clichés’. The film seems to monitor its own narrative pacing, choosing to reveal the horrific history between the two opposing characters,
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Exclusive Interview: Director Martin Koolhoven Talks ‘Brimstone’

Dakota Fanning is an actor that we haven’t seen a great deal from in recent years. She started her career at a very young age, and for years was the go-to child if you needed a young cast member. As she’s gotten older she seems to have become a little more picky when it comes to projects that she wants to be a part of, and usually means that if she’s in it, the project is a good one. This is certainly true of her latest movie Brimstone.

The film also stars Guy Pearce, Kit Harrington, and Carice van Houten, and tells the disturbing tale of Fanning’s character Elizabeth’s life. Brimstone is a delightfully dark story told within the world of a Western. It jumps around the timeline in a way that makes the story really dynamic, and at its core is held together by a superb,
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‘Brimstone’ Review: Dir. Martin Koolhoven (2017)

Brimstone review: Guy Pearce leads the cast of this new movie from director Martin Koolhoven, one we’re calling ‘one of the most visceral and intense western thrillers of all time.’

Brimstone review by Ben Read.

Brimstone review

The western has always been a fickle beast. Its quality, reliability, and durability, has been a source of strong debate for many years among audiences. While originally thought to have died out in the late 1960’s, the genre has seen a wonderful resurgence in recent years. This has lead to some excellent modern entries in the genre, such as 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit. However, with the genre still struggling to find itself a legitimate audience, how does Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone fare?

First of all, this is a film that is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Where most western’s glorify and glamorise the shoot ’em up, Wild West element of the era,
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20th Anniversary Edition of L.A. Confidential Arrives on Blu-Ray & DVD

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Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a “thrilling tale of police corruption and Hollywood glamour” (Marshall Fine, Gannett Newspapers) in this film based on James Ellroy’s novel. Three cops (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce), a call girl (Kim Basinger), a mysterious millionaire (David Strathairn), a tabloid journalist (Danny DeVito) and the …

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