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Long weekend? Don't forget to get a free cup of joe today.
Tired from the weekend? Today is National Coffee Day, and the best part about this is that you can get a free cup to start your Monday off right.
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In celebration, Dunkin Donuts tweeted out this message saying they’re giving a free medium-sized dark roast coffee.
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Celebrate with a Free medium New Hot Dark Roast coffee! pic.twitter.com/2zrCu4uVN3
— Dunkin' Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) September 29, 2014
McDonalds also joined in on the fun and is giving out a small cup.
My coffee is your coffee. Visit us ‘til 9/29 for a free small @McCafe coffee during breakfast. https://t.co/3xklAkjx11
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) September 27, 2014
Krispy Kreme is giving out a small cup too.
#NationalCoffeeDay! Get a free small coffee at participating shops in the Us on Monday- 9/29 http://t.co/FEpkQVmUt »
Political thriller The Code took the major Awgie award as well as the trophy for best original miniseries at the Australian Writers. Guild awards on Friday night.
The six-hour series, which premieres on ABC on September 21, is written by Blake Ayshford, Shelley Birse and Justin Monjo and produced by Playmaker Media. The major Awgie recognises the best of the night's winners across stage, screen, new media and radio.
The feature film award went to Adelaide writer Matthew Cormack for his first debut feature 52 Tuesdays, the gender-bending drama hailed as .bold and structurally adventurous..
Winner of the best documentary prize was Sally McKenzie for A Woman.s Journey Into Sex.
Andrew Knight was rewarded for his script for Essential Media and Entertainment.s telemovie The Broken Shore, adapted from the Peter Temple novel. Writer/director Peter Duncan won best TV series script for Essential.s Rake.
- Don Groves
Australia... it's a vast, beautiful, welcoming country. It's also full to bursting with things that can kill you, if the big screen is to be believed. Inspired by Mia Wasikowska's plucky 1,700-mile trek across the Outback in Tracks, we flag up the traps and tropes she should watch out for.
Exotic wildlife proliferates Down Under, most of it deceptively lethal. Witness the baby stolen by a dingo in horrifying Meryl Streep-starrer A Cry In The Dark (1988). The same – real – tragedy loosely inspired Razorback, a mullet-tastic 1984 horror about a giant marauding pig, directed by Highlander's Russell Mulcahy (mooted tagline: 'There Can Only Be Oink'). The less said about the ballet-dancing were-roos of The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987), the better.
Last week, the cult film world lost a true luminary. While you might not be terribly familiar with the name Everett De Roche, this staggeringly talented screenwriter is responsible for many of the absolute best Ozploitation films. On today’s episode, Cargill and I sit down to discuss our favorite flicks written by this Aussie auteur. From Roadgames to Razorback, from Harlequin to Long Weekend, De Roche’s contributions to one of the greatest niche movements in cinema are recounted with much enthusiasm. Join us as we go talkabout. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #6 Directly On This Week’s Show: Pre-ramble [00:00 - 07:45] The films of Everett De Roche [07:45 - 56:00] Denouement [56:00 - 59:00] Get In Touch With Us: Email Junkfood Cinema Follow the Show: »
- Brian Salisbury
Prolific screenwriter Everett De Roche, who died in Melbourne yesterday, was one of the instigators of the Ozploitation genre movement of the 1970s and 80s.
The Us-born writer, who migrated to Australia with his wife in 1968, was 67. He had battled with cancer for three years. He started as an in-house writer for Crawfords for four years in the 1970s, penning episodes of Homicide, Division 4, Ryan and Matlock Police.
His first feature screenplay was Colin Eggleston.s Long Weekend in 1978. Among his film credits were Richard Franklin.s Patrick (1978), Simon Wincer.s Harlequin (1980), Franklin.s Roadgames (1981), David Hemmings. Race to the Yankee Zephyr (1981), Russell Mulcahy.s Razorback (1984) and Franklin.s Visitors (2003).
In 2008 he and director Jamie Blanks collaborated on a remake of Long Weekend, for which he added two characters, a baby dugong and several scenes. "The basic environmental message works as well today as it did in 1978," he said. »
- Don Groves
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