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Zac Efron Becomes Ted Bundy In New Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile Photos

In something of a departure from his frequent roles as a dippy beefcake in comedies like Baywatch, Neighbours and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Zac Efron is next set to play serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and necrophiliac Ted Bundy in director Joe Berlinger’s upcoming Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.

Of course, Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers of the modern age, confessing to thirty homicides of women across seven states between 1974 and 1978, and was noted for his brutality and psychopathic charisma. One of the reasons he was such a successful serial killer was that he didn’t fit the ‘creepy’ stereotype, with his young female victims easily falling into this charismatic, handsome man’s trust.

All this makes Zac Efron an inspired bit of casting and now, we’ve got two more stills from the movie showing the actor in character as Bundy in
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'Swinging Safari': Film Review

'Swinging Safari': Film Review
You know you're watching a film that revels in its own bad taste when it casually pans past a magazine cover touting Karen Carpenter's new wonder diet. Crass, colorful and hanging together by the barest of threads, Swinging Safari is the new comedy from Stephan Elliott, reuniting here with Guy Pearce, who starred in the director's 1994 smash, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Set in 1975 and loosely inspired by Elliott's childhood, it also reunites Pearce and Kylie Minogue (Holy Motors), whose careers began together on the iconic local soap Neighbours

Like that show, Swinging Safari is set mostly on one street....
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13 modern TV comedies set in the 80s and 90s

Louisa Mellor Feb 16, 2018

To mark the release of Netflix’s 90s-set Everything Sucks!, here are a dozen more recommended nostalgic comedies…

The 90s felt so good that some of us never left. We’re still there, wearing Converse All-Stars, drinking blackcurrant Hooch and listening to Natalie Imbruglia. When we zone out in the monthly budgetary planning meeting, we’re doodling band logos and daydreaming about Alicia Silverstone in that Aerosmith video.

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This Friday welcomes new nineties-set high school comedy Everything Sucks! to Netflix. A sweet comedy set in the real-life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, it’s the story of two outsider kids Luke and Kate, a would-be filmmaker and the principal’s daughter. It’s piled with retro references that will wrap around nineties kids like a warm blanket (and,
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Ashleigh Brewer Leaving 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Ashleigh Brewer has decided to leave CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, where she has played Ivy Forrester since 2014. At first heavily involved in storyline, Ivy has been on the backburner for quite a while.

The former Neighbours favorite told the Herald Sun she took inspiration from her close friend, and former Ramsay St co-star, Margot Robbie when making the decision.

“I’m doing the acting thing in La, onwards and upwards,” Brewer said. “It’s definitely time for me and I’ve had Margot encouraging me for so long [saying to] just leave it and see what happens. So I’m throwing caution to the wind now and keeping myself open to opportunities. I’ve been doing soaps for 10 years now. It’s daunting but so exciting.”
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Margot Robbie: ‘I asked my girlfriends what they'd been through. And they were angry’

The actor talks to Tom Lamont about speaking out, hanging with the crew on set, and going from Neighbours to an Oscar nomination for I,Tonya

Nostalgic, nodding to herself, Margot Robbie walks around the deserted London bar a little in the manner of a soldier returning to the site of a heavy battle. A few years ago, when the Australian actor’s film career was getting going, when she was a Neighbours graduate who had been cast in a Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Robbie lived nearby. The 27-year-old was one of a cluster of friends who squeezed into a rented home in Clapham meant for half that number, to save money. In the evenings, to stretch their limbs and get drunk, the gang would roll out to this bar.

“The best times,” says Robbie, remembering meandering conversations, in-jokes, budding love affairs and business decisions, big hangovers.
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Margot Robbie: ‘I asked my girlfriends what they'd been through. And they were angry’

The actor talks to Tom Lamont about speaking out, hanging with the crew on set, and going from Neighbours to an Oscar nomination for I,Tonya

Nostalgic, nodding to herself, Margot Robbie walks around the deserted London bar a little in the manner of a soldier returning to the site of a heavy battle. A few years ago, when the Australian actor’s film career was getting going, when she was a Neighbours graduate who had been cast in a Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Robbie lived nearby. The 27-year-old was one of a cluster of friends who squeezed into a rented home in Clapham meant for half that number, to save money. In the evenings, to stretch their limbs and get drunk, the gang would roll out to this bar.

“The best times,” says Robbie, remembering meandering conversations, in-jokes, budding love affairs and business decisions, big hangovers.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

CAA Signs 'Last Man on Earth' Star Cleopatra Coleman (Exclusive)

CAA has signed The Last Man on Earth’s Cleopatra Coleman, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She was previously with Abrams.

The Australian actress, writer and model has played Erica Dundee since the first season of the Fox comedy, now in its fourth season. She also was a regular on Showtime’s White Famous, playing the ex-with-benefits of lead Jay Pharaoh. As with many of her countrymen and countrywomen, she previously appeared on the Australian soap Neighbours.

Coleman continues to be repped by manager David Gardner at Principato Young and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Mike Castrillo at McKuin Frankel.

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The Greatest Showman’s Sam Humphrey: A Star in the Making

Sam Humphrey, Hugh Jackman, Michael Gracey

Oscar nominations were announced this morning and when “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman was nominated for Best Original Song, we’re sure of one person that was excited – General Tom Thumb himself, Sam Humphrey.

Wamg recently had the chance to talk to the young Australian actor about his experience working on the musical spectacle with none other than Australia’s favorite son, Hugh Jackman.

“When I was young, I was a massive fan of Hugh Jackman, and I told myself at very young age that I would someday be in a movie with him”, said Humphrey. Little did he know that, years later, it would be the very first movie of his career.

A casting director noticed Humphrey on a few episodes of an Australian TV series called “Neighbours” and immediately thought of him for the role of iconic circus performer General
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'Harley Quinn' In "Wonderland"

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Sneak Peek images of actress Margot Robbie, aka 'Harley Quinn' in "Suicide Squad", posing for "Wonderland" magazine, photographed by Gia Coppola:

"There's nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, 'Be yourself'", said Robbie. "That's not why I became an actress. That's what I find so funny: that you become an actor, and all of a sudden, everyone wants to know about you. But I didn't become an actor so I could show you 'me'...

"I say this about everything: when I was on 'Neighbours,' I said, 'These are the best years of my life!' 

"When I was filming 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' I said, 'These are the best months of my life!' 

"I always think I'm having the best time ever, and that I'll never have so much fun again...

"Everyone's like, 'overnight sensation.' It's not overnight.
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Strike Back Trailer: A New-Look Team Tracks Down a Terrorist in Season 5

Strike Back Trailer: A New-Look Team Tracks Down a Terrorist in Season 5
Why, yes, you did just hear something blowing up: Cinemax’s high-octane action series Strike Back is back… and though the Section 20 crew looks different, the explosions sound just the same.

In the trailer for the revamped Season 5 — which you can watch above — we meet Section 20’s new recruits, including British army captain Natalie Reynolds (Game of Thrones alum Roxanne McKee), who’s ready for a fight: “Please tell me this plan involves kicking in some doors.” Soon enough, the team is indeed kicking in doors in an effort to track down madman terrorist Omair Idrisi, who escapes from a
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‘I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie Goes For Gold Playing Disgraced Olympic Figure Skater

‘I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie Goes For Gold Playing Disgraced Olympic Figure Skater
It has been a dizzying ascent for Margot Robbie, from the Australian soap opera Neighbours to Hollywood, with roles in the TV series Pan Am and in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. But she truly announces herself as an actress with chops, and a chance to medal this awards season, with I, Tonya. In the Craig Gillespie-directed film, Robbie soars as the scandal-scarred Us Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. She turns an historically vilified white trash tabloid…
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Margot Robbie Admits She Sometimes Has a ‘Meltdown’ When Trying to Cope with Fame: 'I Haven't Been Home Once This Year'

Margot Robbie Admits She Sometimes Has a ‘Meltdown’ When Trying to Cope with Fame: 'I Haven't Been Home Once This Year'
During an interview with Vogue Australia for their December issue, Margot Robbie revealed that even though her newfound fame has caused her to have meltdowns, she has no regrets.

Describing what it’s like to be the center of your own business — Robbie runs a production company called LuckyChap with her husband Tom Ackerley and producing partners Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr — Robbie said, “It’s hard.”

“Having a business is stressful and time-consuming, but it’s incredibly rewarding,” she added, before admitting that being a famous actress and running her own company can be too much sometimes. “There are
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Mem Ferda to Co-Produce Chilling New Psychological Thriller The Dunes

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Screen Star and prolific Producer Mem Ferda has joined Actor / Director Martin Copping to bring to us a new exciting psychological thriller set in Australia on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, ‘The Dunes’.

The Dunes’, which is written by Copping, is a story about a renowned journalist for the La Times, who returns to his hometown of The Dunes and while he’s there, a mysterious figure from his past re-emerges and threatens his entire existence.

The film is peppered with underlying themes of substance abuse. The director and lead actor (Copping), wrote the screenplay after the tragic loss of his own mother to Alcoholism.

Co-Producer Mem Ferda (London Heist, Smoking Guns) commented;- ‘this film is of such importance, in spreading awareness and educating the public about the vulnerabilities of addiction. I myself lost a dear friend to addiction and feel this delicately woven story will highlight and
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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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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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'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates

'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates
A new iteration of Section 20 will "Strike Back" in February, it was announced by Cinemax on Monday.

Season 5 of the action-drama — which now stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Dominion) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) — will premiere Friday, Feb. 2.

"Rellik," an original six-part thriller starring Richard Dormer (tt0944947 auto"Game Of Thrones") as an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective and Jodi Balfour (Quarry) as his intense partner, is set to arrive on Friday, April 13.

RelatedCinemax Picks Up Bruce Lee-Inspired Drama From Banshee Creator

Cinemax also set a
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Margot Robbie In "Wonderland"

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Sneak Peek new revealing images of actress Margot Robbie, aka 'Harley Quinn' in "Suicide Squad, posing for the Autumn 2017 issue of "Wonderland" magazine, photographed by Gia Coppola:

"There's nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, 'Be yourself'", said Robbie. "That's not why I became an actress. That's what I find so funny: that you become an actor, and all of a sudden, everyone wants to know about you. But I didn't become an actor so I could show you 'me'...

"I say this about everything: when I was on 'Neighbours,' I said, 'These are the best years of my life!' 

"When I was filming 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' I said, 'These are the best months of my life!' 

"I always think I'm having the best time ever, and that I'll never have so much fun again.
See full article at SneakPeek »

Mipcom: SundanceTV Global Takes 'Romper Stomper' Series for Asia, Europe, Latin America

SundanceTV Global has snatched up multiple territories for Romper Stomper, a new Australian drama series based on the cult film of the same name. The original 1992 film was the break-out feature for Russell Crowe.

Geoffrey Wright, who wrote and directed the feature film about Nazi skinheads in Melbourne who target local Vietnamese immigrants, co-wrote and co-directed the six-part series. The Romper Stomper series stars David Wenham (Top of the Lake), Sophie Lowe (The Returned), Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400) and Toby Wallace (Neighbours). The series picks up years after the events of the film and follows a new generation of...
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Frightfest 2017: Nicky Whelan Talks ‘Inconceivable’ & ‘Tragedy Girls’

Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress best known by many for her time on Neighbours where she played Pepper, the daughter of the local police constable. Since she left Ramsey Street, Whelan has had steady work in the Us, appearing in a range of television shows and films, including Scrubs, Hall Pass and Left Behind.

She’s also been lucky enough to work with acting all-star Nicolas Cage on not one, but three, movies. Their latest venture together is Inconceivable. The film follows Angela (Gina Gershon) and Brian (Nic Cage) as they befriend Katie (Whelan), a young woman who is new in town. Angela and Katie become instant friends, and soon Katie is working as a live-in nanny for the family. Things aren’t quite right with Katie however, as she becomes increasingly more obsessed with Angela and Brian’s daughter, and soon enough dark secrets from Katie’s past come to the surface.
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TVLine Items: Designated Survivor Eyes a Spy, Grey's Spinoff News and More

TVLine Items: Designated Survivor Eyes a Spy, Grey's Spinoff News and More
Designated Survivor continues to round out its Season 2 cast, with the addition of Aussie actor Ben Lawson (The Deep End).

Per our sister site Deadline, Lawson has been cast in the series regular role of Damian Rennett, an MI6 operative who meets Maggie Q’s Hannah while undercover in Amsterdam.

RelatedDesignated Survivor: Virginia Madsen Laments That She Won’t Be Back

Earlier this month, as part of the latest showrunner’s vision for ABC’s freshman hit, Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo was cast as the new White House Political Director brought on by Emily to help a
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