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Trespass Against Us Trailer Has Michael Fassbender Torn Between Crime and Family

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Trespass Against Us Trailer Has Michael Fassbender Torn Between Crime and Family
Before bringing a hit video game to life this December with Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender will play a man trying to escape his family's criminal enterprise in Trespass Against Us. A24 has released the first trailer and poster for this thriller, which will debut on DirecTV through their deal with A24 on November 24, before hitting theaters sometime in early 2017. We also have the first poster, which pits Michael Fassbender's Chad Cutler against his nefarious father Colby, played by Brendan Gleeson.

Trespass Against Us is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain's richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself
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Magnolia Picks Up Alan Partridge for an Early 2014 U.S. Release Date

Magnolia Picks Up Alan Partridge for an Early 2014 U.S. Release Date
Magnolia Pictures announced today that Alan Partridge (released as Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa in the U.K.) will be released domestically in early 2014. Take a look at the trailer and the international trailer that debuted earlier this year, then read the official press release for more details.

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Alan Partridge, a new comedy starring Steve Coogan as the titular Alan Partridge, a beloved cult character he created over twenty years ago. The film is a hit in the UK, where it was released on August 7th, and it will have its North American premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival next month.

A Baby Cow/Studiocanal production, Alan Partridge was directed by Declan Lowney, and written by Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham. Producers are Kevin Loader and Henry Normal,
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Second Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa International Trailer

Second Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa International Trailer
Everyone's favorite North Norfolk radio show presenter is back. Steve Coogan reprises one of his most iconic roles of all time in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. The full length trailer finds Partridge the only one who can negotiate his radio station out of a hostage situation. Watch as Steve Coogan gets his 'siege face' on after Colm Meaney storms his offices demanding a helicopter in what is sure to be the international comedy hit of the summer (no U.S. release date has been announced yet).

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Trailer

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin, Nigel Lindsay, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall, Paul Blackwell. The film is directed by Declan Lowney.
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Aussie Filmmakers Start Traveling 100 Bloody Acres

Okay, show of hands ... who's ready for some agricultural horror? No really, agricultural horror! Come on! Sometimes you guys are no fun at all. Anyway... 100 Bloody Acres, which we originally told you about during Afm, has officially begun production so you'll be getting a dose of it soon enough!

Colin and Cameron Cairnes direct. Damon Herriman (J. Edgar), Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are), Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page and Paul Blackwell all star. More on this one as it comes.

Synopsis

James is heading to a music festival in the bush with girlfriend Sophie and best mate Wes. He plans to propose to her this weekend, unaware (for the moment) that she and Wes have been screwing on the sly. When their car breaks down, friendly local and co-owner of a struggling blood and bone fertilizer business, Reg Morgan, stops to offer a lift.
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Production Begins on Australian Horror Film 100 Bloody Acres

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A title we previously reported on during our coverage of the American Film Market, 100 Bloody Acres, begins rolling cameras this week.

Colin and Cameron Cairnes have attracted a cast that includes Damon Herriman (J. Edgar), Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are), Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page and Paul Blackwell.

The two directors are newcomers to the genre and, here, they explore "agricultural horror," if you can even call that a sub-genre.  Head inside for a synopsis.

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100 Bloody Acres begins production with Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson

Horror feature 100 Bloody Acres has begun production in Adelaide. Actor Damon Herriman (Love My Way, Offspring) leads the cast, which also includes Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are, Spirited), Anna McGahan (Underbelly 4: Razor, Spirited), Oliver Ackland (The Proposition, The Slap), and Jamie Kristian (Underbelly 4: Razor, Rescue Special Ops). Guest appearances include John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page (Last Ride), Paul Blackwell (Red Dog) and Reg the dog (Dr Plonk). 100 Bloody Acres is the debut feature from brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won several awards for their short 2009 film Celestial Avenue..The feature screenplay, which.follows two brothers and their struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business, won first place in the horror section...
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100 Bloody Acres begins production with Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson

Horror feature 100 Bloody Acres has begun production in Adelaide. Actor Damon Herriman (Love My Way, Offspring) leads the cast, which also includes Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are, Spirited), Anna McGahan (Underbelly 4: Razor, Spirited), Oliver Ackland (The Proposition, The Slap), and Jamie Kristian (Underbelly 4: Razor, Rescue Special Ops). Guest appearances include John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page (Last Ride), Paul Blackwell (Red Dog) and Reg the dog (Dr Plonk). 100 Bloody Acres is the debut feature from brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won several awards for their short 2009 film Celestial Avenue..The feature screenplay, which.follows two brothers and their struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business, won first place in the horror section...
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100 Bloody Acres begins production with Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson

Horror feature 100 Bloody Acres has begun production in Adelaide. Actor Damon Herriman (Love My Way, Offspring) leads the cast, which also includes Angus Sampson (Where the Wild Things Are, Spirited), Anna McGahan (Underbelly 4: Razor, Spirited), Oliver Ackland (The Proposition, The Slap), and Jamie Kristian (Underbelly 4: Razor, Rescue Special Ops). Guest appearances include John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Chrissie Page (Last Ride), Paul Blackwell (Red Dog) and Reg the dog (Dr Plonk). 100 Bloody Acres is the debut feature from brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won several awards for their short 2009 film Celestial Avenue..The feature screenplay, which.follows two brothers and their struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business, won first place in the horror section...
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Dr. Plonk

Dr. Plonk
SYDNEY -- Rolf de Heer, the Australian director of last year's award-winning aboriginal tragicomedy Ten Canoes, takes a random detour into banana-peel humor with the black-and-white silent comedy Dr. Plonk.

It's a minor curiosity about a time-traveling scientist that found life thanks to de Heer's discovery of a couple thousand feet of leftover film stock in his office refrigerator. He imagined that, run through a camera, the film would look as bad as an old silent movie and -- presto! -- a stylized bit of slapstick silliness that only just outstays its welcome at 85 minutes.

At its most frenzied, this compendium of sight gags starts to achieve lift-off, and there's some impressively acrobatic clowning from the small cast. It's too rarely laugh-out-loud funny, though, and it misses the opportunity to mine the genre's potential. The more pointy-headed film buffs will enjoy the marriage of old technology -- a hand-cranked camera -- with new, such as the computerized transfer of edited digital film onto film negative. But the commercial potential of Plonk, due for a Toronto International Film Festival screening, seems limited.

Adelaide street performer Nigel Lunghi plays the title character as a terribly clever inventor in top hat and tails, his bald pate balanced by creatively manicured facial hair. In 1907, Dr. Plonk deduces that the world will end 101 years hence and, in a bid to silence the naysayers, builds a time machine to bring back proof from the future.

After a couple of false starts and a close shave with some aboriginal cannibals thanks to the meddling of his (rimshot, please) deaf-mute assistant, Paulus (Paul Blackwell), Plonk succeeds in transporting himself to 2007.

He finds the future less than appealing, landing in the middle of an unsightly subdivision and noting, via an inter-title, "the rise of a new civilization already under decay."

The lion's share of the film consists of Dr. Plonk and Paulus popping back and forth between centuries in the amusingly makeshift time machine, getting stranded, landing in hot water (literally) and having run-ins with the law.

All the silent-movie tropes get a look-in: There's peril on the train tracks, Keystone Cop chases, slippery banana skins and everyone -- including a maid played by the director's daughter, Phoebe Paterson de Heer -- suffers a kick in the rear at least once.

It all gets a bit repetitive after a while, though there's a terrific bit of business involving a policewoman and an oversized industrial spool, and the presence of the delightful comedian Magda Szubanski (as Mrs. Plonk) gives proceedings a fillip.

Composer Graham Tardif does a commendable job evoking the pre-talkies era with a playful score of old-timey music, performed by the Melbourne gypsy band the Stiletto Sisters.

DR. PLONK

Vertigo Prods. and Australian Film Finance Corporation

Credits:

Screenwriter-director: Rolf de Heer

Producers: Julie Ryan, Rolf de Heer

Executive producers: Bryce Menzies, Sue Murray, Domenico Procacci

Director of photography: Judd Overton

Production designer: Beverley Freeman

Music: Graham Tardif

Costume designer: Beverley Freeman

Editor: Tania Nehme

Cast:

Dr. Plonk: Nigel Lunghi

Paulus: Paul Blackwell

Mrs. Plonk: Magda Szubanski

Running time -- 85 minutes

No MPAA rating

Film review: 'The Quiet Room'

Rolf de Heer's feature is a sort of high-concept art film, an exploration of childhood told entirely through the perspective of an emotionally scarred 7-year-old girl. Although it has an undeniable power and the writer-director demonstrates a truly empathetic understanding of a child's inner life, "The Quiet Room" is an easier film to appreciate than actually sit through. Not exactly a commercial item, it will no doubt serve as a valuable tool for therapists and social workers.

The unnamed girl lives a typically comfortable middle-class life in Australia, where she lives with her mother (Celine O'Leary) and father (Paul Blackwell). There is a problem, however; she doesn't speak, no doubt in response to the emotional turmoil caused by her parents' disintegrating marriage. The audience is privy to her thoughts, thanks to an unceasing voice-over narration in which she expresses the ideas and feelings that her parents can only guess at. Alternately amusing, banal and startling, her free-associative monologue serves as a veritable map to her battered psyche.

The problem with the film is that the girl's childlike view of the world, no matter how well delineated, quickly proves monotonous.

"The Quiet Room" would have worked well as a short, but at 91 minutes, only those truly interested in child psychology or in full touch with the inner child in themselves will be able to maintain interest.

Expertly photographed and directed with a subtle intensity, the film benefits from Chloe Ferguson's natural and unaffected performance, the best by a child actor in recent memory.

THE QUIET ROOM

A Fine Line Features

A Vertigo/Fandango production

Director-screenwriter Rolf de Heer

Producers Domenico Procacci, Rolf de Heer

Director of photography Tony Clark

Editor Tania Nehme

Music Graham Tardif

Color/stereo

Cast:

Mother Celine O'Leary

Father Paul Blackwell

Girl, age 7 Chloe Ferguson

Girl, age 3 Phoebe Ferguson

Running time -- 91 minutes

MPAA rating: PG

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