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Piper Perabo Joins Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen

Millennium Films' Angel Has Fallen has added another new cast member, with Piper Perabo signing on in an unspecified role. While it is not known who she is playing, the actress joins Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (Mike Banning) and Morgan Freeman (Alan Trumbull), along with franchise newcomer Holt McCallany (Mindhunter). McCallany will be playing an old friend of Banning, Wade Jennings, an ex-military man who is now the head of a technology company.

This story will follow Mike Banning as he becomes the target of a terrorist attack, only this attack will take place on Air Force One, in mid-flight. While promoting his new film Geostorm in October, Gerard Butler offered some new plot details, comparing this story to Logan, hinting that his character Mike Banning is "paying the price" for everything he went through physically in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen.
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Replay Level? The Best Video Game Movie Scenes

Matt Rodgers on the best ever video game movie scenes…

The first part of 2018 will see two high profile videogame adaptations hit the big screen in an attempt to do what 2016’s Assassin’s Creed couldn’t, by breaking a curse which has stretched back as far as 1993’s infamous Super Mario Bros. movie.

First we’ll get Sony’s Alicia Vikander starring Tomb Raider reboot (March 16th), followed a month later by Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage (April 20th), an adaptation of the 1980’s single-screen arcade game in which a giant gorilla, lizard, and wolf take down a bunch of skyscrapers.

Who knows whether they’ll break the run of cartridge based catastrophes, but rather than focus on the negative aspects of this much maligned sub-genre, here at Flickering Myth we thought we’d replay the best moments from throughout the history of videogame adaptations, starting with…..

Silent Hill (2006)

When
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‘Three Billboards’ Wins Best Film at Australian Academy International Awards

‘Three Billboards’ Wins Best Film at Australian Academy International Awards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has won the top film trophy at the seventh annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) International Awards.

“Three Billboards” topped “Call Me By Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Shape of Water.” The dark comedy also won best screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

The Aacta International Awards were presented Friday night at a ceremony held at The Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. The awards are determined by the Aacta International Chapter, made up of 150 Australian screen professionals.
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10 Directors to Watch: Claire McCarthy Explores Shakespeare’s Feminine Side in ‘Ophelia’

10 Directors to Watch: Claire McCarthy Explores Shakespeare’s Feminine Side in ‘Ophelia’
It’s serendipitous timing that McCarthy’s third feature, “Ophelia,” is being released in the midst of the #MeToo movement.

The film, set in the 14th century but spoken in a contemporary voice, is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Based on the novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by Semi Chellas, it brings Ophelia, the tortured prince’s love interest whose internal conflicts drive her to madness, to the forefront of the story.

Female identity, what it means to be a woman and power dynamics are all themes that McCarthy — who has been with the project for six years — was intent on exploring but found herself fighting for: “In many ways, I wanted to honor the original ‘Hamlet’ and turn the story on its head,” she says. “But that’s been a struggle because it meant putting females in leading roles.” (Debuting in the Premieres section at Sundance, “Ophelia” — the
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In Defense Of: “Silent Hill” (2006)

Whether you’re an avid cinephile or a hardcore gamer, it’s safe to say that the adaptation of video games to movies has been a somewhat tumultuous affair (that’s probably putting it lightly). Though modern game narratives have seen a huge uptick in both quality and quantity, translating the interactive medium to the big screen has been upsettingly more miss, than hit.

Still, there have been a few attempts that have bravely run the gauntlet and grossed respectable box office earnings, without invoking the wrath of the diehard fanbase the source material is based upon. Christophe GansSilent Hill is one such movie. And you know what? It’s actually one of the best, and one of the most accurate, video game to movie adaptations yet.

Granted, those may not be the highest bars out there — for the time being, anyway — but nevertheless, there’s a surprising amount
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Film Review: ‘Swinging Safari’

Film Review: ‘Swinging Safari’
A cheerfully vulgar, consistently amusing and sometimes hilarious parody of life in a suburban Aussie cul-de-sac in the mid-1970s, “Swinging Safari” might just as easily have been titled “The Ice Storm Goes Berserk Down Under.” This partly autobiographical tale by writer-director Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”) misfires occasionally but rattles along so quickly audiences never have to wait too long before the next laugh-out-loud moment. With a terrific cast that includes Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue giving it everything they’ve got, and lovely performances by Atticus Robb and Darcey Wilson as sensitive teenagers observing their parents’ irresponsible behavior, “Safari” should please plenty of viewers and appeal particularly to those in the Baby Boomer and Gen-x demographics when released locally on Jan. 18. International niche exposure is not out of the question.

As he did so winningly in “Priscilla” and 1997’s unfairly overlooked outback comedy “Welcome to Woop Woop,” Elliott celebrates
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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.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Swinging Safari"...
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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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‘Swinging Safari’ Trailer: Guy Pearce & Kylie Minogue Shake Up The ’70s

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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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite in Swinging Safari – trailer

Formerly titled Flammable Children, the upcoming comedy from writer/director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of PriscillaQueen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop) reunites Minogue with her former Neighbours co-star and takes a sepia-tinted look at 1970s Australia: the sun, the surf, the swimmers ... and the swinging. Filmed on the Gold Coast, and with more than a few traces of Puberty Blues, the coming-of-age film follows what happens to three neighbouring families on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac when an extraordinary event shakes up their lives. Swinging Safari's cast includes Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell and Jeremy Sims, and will be released on 18 January 2018

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017
It’s a good thing that Netflix already has the “Gilmore Girls” for all of those sweet Thanksgiving vibes, because the streaming giant is coming down from that Halloween sugar high in a bad way and following last month’s blockbuster slate with a relatively unremarkable roster of new additions. Proving that there isn’t much rhyme or reason behind when they’re able to upload new movies (it’s hard to curate around contract rights), the platform’s latest batch of titles is heavy on horror movies and light on seasonal fare.

Still, it’s not all bad news for those of you who might be looking for something to stream while you’re home for the holidays. Comfort watches like “Casper” and “Field of Dreams” are perfect things to put on when you’re immobilized by a stomach full of turkey, and you can even go for an
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monterey media picks up family drama 'Looking For Grace'

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monterey media picks up family drama 'Looking For Grace'
Theatrical release set for November.

monterey media has acquired all North American rights from Shoreline Entertainment to Looking For Grace.

Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh and Odessa Young star in the story of a 16-year-old who takes off alone and is pursued by a detective hired by her parents. Sue Brooks directed.

monterey media plans a wide release in November.

Looking For Grace premiered in Toronto and Venice in 2015 and marks monterey media’s 15th acquisition of a Toronto premiere in nine years.

“A film that delicately balances humor with poignancy is rare, and we are so pleased to be bringing this lovely film to domestic audiences,” monterey media managing partner Scott Mansfield said.
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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee
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Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ Releases First Look Photo, Rounds Out Cast

Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ Releases First Look Photo, Rounds Out Cast
Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young have joined Johnny Depp’s comedy-drama “Richard Says Goodbye” with principal photography started on location in Vancouver.

Variety reported on July 20 that “Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch had been set to co-star with Depp. Wayne Roberts is directing from his own script.

The film follows the story of a world weary college professor — portrayed by Depp — who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro are producing the film. Executive producers include Im Global chief Stuart Ford, Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin,
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Radha Mitchell to star in 'The World Without You' adaptation

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Radha Mitchell to star in 'The World Without You' adaptation
Australian actress to lead feature film based on Joshua Henkin’s book.

Silent Hill and The Shack actress Radha Mitchell will lead the cast of The World Without You, a feature adaptation of Joshua Henkin’s novel.

Marking the directing debut of Damon Shalit, the novel has been adapted by screenwriter Dan Pulick. The plot explores how a family cope with the death of a son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq.

Shalit produces with Bradley LaRocco and Charles Mudd for Sb Productions. Mitchell will star and serve as an executive producer. Valerie McCaffrey is casting director.

The cast is rounded out by Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips), Perrey Reeves (Famous In Love), James Tupper (Big Little Lies), Pj Byrne (Wolf Of Wall Street), Annika Marks (Anguish), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow), Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games), and Suzanne C. Johnson (Empty Space).

Shooting will get underway in Chicago next week.
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Radha Mitchell To Star In ‘The World Without You’; Melora Walters Toplines ‘The Amaranth Table’

Radha Mitchell To Star In ‘The World Without You’; Melora Walters Toplines ‘The Amaranth Table’
Radha Mitchell, last seen faith-based film The Shack alongside Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, has been tapped to star in Sb Productions’ drama The World Without You, from first-time director Damon Shalit. The film, based on the Joshua Henkin's best-selling novel and adapted by Dan Pulick, explores how a family copes with the death of son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq. During a weekend memorial service, old hurts and dark secrets emerge that threaten to…
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Bo Report: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' rules although well down on predecessor

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales..

The fifth edition of the Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean franchise easily topped the Aussie box office last weekend although the debut was well below the previous installment.

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and shot in Queensland after an injection of $21.6 million in funding from the federal government plus state government incentives, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales captured $5.9 million on 292 locations, according to ComScore.

That.s 41 per cent below the $9.9 million debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011. The latter finished up earning $27.2 million, which may be out of reach of the new film.

Pirates 5 scored an estimated $US77 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday in the Us and $208 million internationally for a global total of $285 million, so the studio may be hard-pressed to recoup the reported $230 million budget.
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Cannes First Look: Daisy Ridley In Ophelia; Co-stars Clive Owen, Tom Felton And Devon Terrell

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Coming out the Cannes Film Festival, here’s a first look at director Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia.

Currently in production in Prague, the cast includes Daisy Ridley (upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Divergent series, The Impossible), Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Devon Terrell (Barry) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter series).

Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Written by Semi Chellas, Ophelia is adapted from the book by Lisa Klein.

Ophelia (Ridley) takes center stage as the Queen’s (Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms.
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Horror Channel unleashes eight premieres for June

Horror Channel has eight prime-time weekend film premieres in June including the UK premieres of Retreat, Carl Tibbets’ ‘ménage a trois of terror’ starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell and R.D. Braunstein’s smartly gripping I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine – widely seen as the best of the series.

There are also network premieres for Jennifer Lynch’s uncompromising and dark chiller Chained, William Malone’s gruesome cyber thriller Feardotcom, starring Stephen Dorff and Natascha McElhone and Michael Reeves’s highly acclaimed Witchfinder General, starring Vincent Price.

In a deadly virus catching month, other highlights are first channel showings for John Pogue’s [Rec] inspired scareline Quarantine 2: Terminal, Breck Eisner’s critically-acclaimed remake of George Romero’s 1973 movie, The Crazies and James Cameron’s directorial debut Piranha 2: The Spawning starring Lance Henriksen and plenty of flying killer fish.

Fri 2 June @ 21:00 – Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) *Network Premiere*

A bizarre disease,
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