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An apologetic letter to readers of Den Of Geek

18 December 2014 8:05 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the Christmas break approaches, we've written you a letter. With a picture of Alf from Home And Away to illustrate it.

Dear the fine, much-cherished readers of Den Of Geek,

We really like you an awful lot. If you've read that and immediately twigged that this is the letter where I explain why we're doing a little less work over the coming week or two, then bonus points to you. But we really do like you. I've not made that up.

Also, it sounds very mawkish, but it's true to say that we're really quite humbled by the support you've given this website over the past 12 months. Whether you've just read an article, told us we're rubbish, come to one of our events, retweeted one of our inane coffee Tweets or just clicked on this article as your first visit here, it really means something to us.

It already sounds like a cliche, »

- simonbrew

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Dwayne Johnson vs an Earthquake in ‘San Andreas’

9 December 2014 12:10 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Action thriller San Andreas comes from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures and reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the hit family movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film’s screenplay comes from Nash Bridges’ creator Carlton Cuse, from a story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.

San Andreas also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, True Detective), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer »

- Phil Wheat

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Trailer for San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson

9 December 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s new images, the first teaser trailer for San Andreas has arrived online, featuring Dwayne Johnson as a rescue worker during an earthquake on the famous San Andreas fault line. Check it out here after the official synopsis…

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

San Andreas opens May 29th , 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson (Hercules),  Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home and Away), Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine), Colton Haynes (Arrow »

- Thomas Roach

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New images from San Andreas featuring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino

7 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to USA Today, we’ve got a couple of new images from director Brad Peyton’s (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) upcoming disaster flick San Andreas, featuring Dwayne Johnson (Hercules) alongside Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines)…

“After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.”

San Andreas is set for release on June 5th 2015, with a cast that also includes Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home and Away), and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones).

The post New images from San Andreas featuring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Find Your Voice producers launch crowd-funding campaign

1 December 2014 3:28 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Keisha Castle-Hughes and Adam Saunders have finished shooting Find Your Voice, an Australian-New Zealand film about a young Sydney Maori and musician who returns home after winning the lottery.

Now the producers aim to raise $30,000 via Indiegogo by December 24 to complete the film (formerly known as Million Dollar Mate), including editing, colour grade and sound design.

It.s the feature directing debut of Chris Herd, who developed the script with Saunders. The actor, whose credits include Blue Water High and Home and Away, plays Elvis .E. Pineaha, who has lost sight of who he is and what really counts. After winning the lottery, he returns to New Zealand on a journey of self-discovery.

In Auckland E meets the captivating Grace (Game of Thrones. Castle-Hughes), but she is initially put off by his brash manner. Soon, however, sparks fly.

The cast includes Tama Lundon of reggae group Herbs, Cold Chisel.s Ian Moss and Danielle Hayes, »

- Don Groves

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Zukerman to star in Us sci-fi drama

23 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

After starring as a gifted but troubled computer hacker in ABC.s The Code, Ashley Zukerman is set to play a guy whose children have psychic powers in Childhood.s End.

Zukerman joins Charles Dance and emerging star Osy Ikhile in the miniseries for the Us Syfy network, based on a classic Arthur C. Clarke novel, which begins filming in Melbourne next month.

Published in 1953, Clarke.s novel details life on Earth while it is under the benign control of a race of aliens, the Overlords. From their hovering UFOs, the Overlords spend decades turning Earth into a Utopia, which in the process also destroys humanity's identity.

Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones and starred in Mark Hartley.s Patrick, is cast as an Overlord named Karellen, who is an ambassador for his species on Earth.

Zukerman will play Jake Greggson, an American production designer with artistic »

- Don Groves

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10 Things About... Michael Palin

15 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Frequently described as "Britain's nicest man", Michael Palin really has done it all. From playing a singing, cross-dressing lumberjack to travelling Around the World in 80 Days, the star has no plans to stop yet. He's even about to venture further than ever before, as he joins the Clangers' little moon planet as their new narrator.

Palin is a household name in the UK and around the world, thanks to his globetrotting adventures and most prominently his Monty Python fame. But here are some facts you may not know about the comedian...

1. Michael Edward Palin was born in Broomhill, Sheffield on May 5, 1943. He attended Birkdale Preparatory School and had his first acting - and possibly cross-dressing - experience at the age of 5 in a performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, in which he played Martha Cratchit... and fell off the stage.

Undeterred by this unfortunate turn of events and despite his extreme stage fright, »

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Gay Pride takes a fall

2 November 2014 6:02 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

British critics adored Pride, the comedy-drama based on the true story of the gay Londoners who rallied to support Welsh miners in their confrontation with Margaret Thatcher in 1984, and some were moved to tears.

Audiences in the UK were rather less enthused as the film starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton has pocketed a modest $US6.2 million in seven weeks, tracking more like a Made in Dagenham than a Calendar Girls or Billy Elliot.

The reaction seems similar here judging by the Matthew Warchus-directed film.s $522,000 debut on 130 screens, and $595,00 with festival screenings and previews.

Distributor eOne emailed exhibitors this morning asking them to maintain screens in hopes that word-of-mouth will kick in this weekend, particularly among the target audience of mature females.

It was another soft weekend as takings dropped by 9% to $9 million according to Rentrak.s estimates. Year-to-date ticket sales have generated $896 million, »

- Don Groves

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Broken Contract a near-paperless production

26 October 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer Hayden Fortescue believes his action comedy Broken Contract is the first Wa-shot feature to have been shot almost entirely without paper.

Christopher Morris (Offspring, Crownies) plays Max, a down-on-his-luck club owner who hires a hit man for protection after a local gang threatens his livelihood and his family.

Esther Anderson (Siberia, Home and Away) plays the detective who gets involved after Max.s friends and enemies start disappearing.

Fortescue set out to save money by emailing contracts, Oh&S and medical reports and call sheets, and issuing digital invoices and receipts.

During the shoot in Perth in April/May, writer-director James Pentecost used an iPad that held everything he needed . script, schedules, notes and an app that allowed him to pre-plan the set-ups for every scene.

Dispensing with traditional storyboards, he and DoP Ross Metcalf used the app, Hollywood Shot Designer, to figure out when and where every light, »

- Don Groves

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Actors defend imported actors’ regime

25 September 2014 9:57 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An Actors Equity national performers committee member has defended the union.s process of vetting imported actors in Australian taxpayer-funded film and TV productions.

Jonathan Mill argues the present policy enables actors to work with international performers while ensuring most lead roles go to Aussies.

Kevin Harrington, a former Npc member, supported Mill, stating, "From my experience on the Npc the committee is more flexible on policy than any other any union in Australia. If we had stuck to policy, Red Dog would not have been made."

Actor Roy Billing reignited the debate on the issue in his op Ed piece for If when he asked Equity to ease the restrictions on foreign actors. Subsequently he called for Equity and the Npc to be taken out of any of that decision-making. Denise Roberts, CEO and principal director of Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors, together with many producers agreed with »

- Don Groves

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Giveaway: Win 'Spartacus' the Complete Series on Blu-ray

24 September 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the hit Starz series Spartacus can now enjoy the entire three-season run with Spartacus: The Complete Series, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. All 33 episodes are included in this boxed set, along with never-before-seen special features such as Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre and The Last Word: John Hannah, which will offer even more entertainment after the series has run its course.

We have a giveaway lined up where fans can take home Spartacus: The Complete Series on Blu-ray to enjoy this show in high-definition, the way it was meant to be seen. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

Spartacus: The Complete Series Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us »

- MovieWeb

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Awgies for The Code, 52 Tuesdays

5 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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.

Niki Aken and Felicity Packard »

- Don Groves

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How comment moderation works at Den Of Geek

4 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Just a quick note for those of you who post comments at the bottom of our articles...

We've had, for the first time in ages, a spate of having to delete a number of comments on the site of late, and I thought it was probably worth explaining how the moderation of user comments works here. I'm happy to take questions on this via our letters page, or in the comments below (although the letters page is where we tend to give longer responses).

I do want to say this first though: we're really proud of the community here. The vast majority of comments are free of the internet's trademark snark, and there's some really constructive debate that takes place. Furthermore, to be clear, we have no problem with people taking us to task on what we write here. That's one of the points of enabling comments in the first place. »

- simonbrew

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

- MovieWeb

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Aussie actor cast in third Us film

19 August 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Benedict Samuel has started shooting a Us indie thriller in Los Angeles, his third Us film in the past 12 months.

The Nida graduate is among the ensemble cast of The Stanford Prison Experiment, the saga of 20 undergraduate volunteers who are offered a cash incentive to assume the role of either guard or prisoner for two weeks in a mock jail, all in the name of scientific research.

Things quickly escalate beyond the boundaries of reason and humanity. Based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo.s notorious 1971 psychological study at Stanford University, the screenplay is by Tim Talbott and P.W. Hopsidor.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez (whose film C.O.G. premiered in competition at the Sundance festival) is directing for producers Lizzie Friedman, Brent Emery, Brian Geraghty, Karen Lauder and Greg Little.

The cast includes Billy Crudup as Zimbardo, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Johnny Simmons, Thomas Mann, Nick Braun and Gaius Charles.

Represented in Australia by »

- Don Groves

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Down Under Dystopias – ‘The Rover’ And Other Nightmares From The Far Side Of The World

14 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Rover opens in UK cinemas this week, bringing a welcome note of despair and post-meltdown male posturing to our baking hot summer. Featuring a memorable lead performance from Guy Pearce and strong support from Robert Pattinson the film follows in a long tradition of Antipodean sagas involving social decay and dog-eat-dog. To celebrate the latest evolution of this warped branch of their industry, let’s take a petrol-fuelled, sweat-drenched look at some intense offerings from Australia and New Zealand. If you associate these lands with Home And Away and Lord Of The Rings (or maybe even Flight Of The Conchords) prepare yourself for a shock…

Mad Max (1979)

Though the makers distance themselves from him, The Rover bears the hallmarks of tortured avenger Max Rockatansky. Dusty tracks, speeding cars, a broken soul and a total lack of decency – David Michôd’s movie realizes these qualities admirably, but director George Miller »

- Steve Palace

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Meet Brenton Thwaites, the Star of The Giver and Your New Crush

13 August 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Giver opens this week, and that means it's time to familiarize yourself with the star of the big-screen adaptation. Brenton Thwaites plays Jonas, the young hero of Lois Lowry's famous novel, opposite Jeff Bridges. If you haven't heard of him, you probably didn't catch his run on the Australian soap Home and Away - the same show on which Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, and Guy Pearce got their big breaks. He also turned up in Maleficent this year as Prince Phillip, but when we caught up with him recently, we really just wanted some intel on The Giver. Don't be jealous, but he totally jammed out with The Dude. Popsugar: Did you have any hesitation signing up for an adaptation of such a beloved book? Brenton Thwaites: No, my only concern in the beginning was my age. We worked that out by aging Jonas up a bit from the book. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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All the Questions You Have About The Giver Answered

11 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You may have read Lois Lowry's critically acclaimed book The Giver back in high school, but do you actually remember any of it? The movie adaptation, starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites, will be out this Friday, so it's time to brush up - or learn about it for the first time. Here's everything you need to know, and once you're caught up, check out the trailer. Where are we? The Giver is set in a dystopian society in which all people are basically the same. Residents are committed to preserving "sameness," because being different is dangerous. As a result, there is little to no individuality, and everyone is assigned a job that will best serve the community. What if they're not into their job? Then they're "released" from society, which is a mysterious way of saying they're banished. No one really knows what happens outside of the community, »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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5 Australian pop-culture imports you should know

8 August 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sick of explosion-filled blockbusters and snoozy summer reality TV? Here’s a solution: Try looking to the Southern Hemisphere to fill your entertainment needs. Several EW staffers have fallen under the spell of Australian TV and music, especially Josh Thomas’s charming comedy Please Like Me (which returns to Pivot on Friday at 10:30 p.m. Et).

And it’s not just people who write about this stuff for a living: A friend of mine is obsessed with Dance Academy, a teen drama that’s exactly what it sounds like (and is available for streaming on Netflix). Another swears by Australia’s Next Top Model, »

- Hillary Busis

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