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There's love for Kenneth Branagh's Shakespearian space opera first outing, even as there's acknowledgement of its genuine clunkiness at points. The sequel is more polished on the surface but far emptier as a film. As a result, the excitement for the third film "Thor: Ragnarok" is relatively muted compared to 'Civil War'.
So what's the problem? Part of it is tone. Out doing promotions for "In the Heart of the Sea," star Chris Hemsworth says the next film in the series needs to up the humor and action quotient - deliver something more akin to a certain other corner of Marvel's cosmic ambitions. He tells Cinema Blend that the hiring of director Taika Waititi for 'Ragnarok' has »
- Garth Franklin
“I’m gonna tell you something that’s gonna seem crazy.” So James Franco is told in this teaser trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of Stephen King novel “11/22/63.” Here’s the crazy part: There’s a pantry in a diner that’s a portal to the past. Franco’s character, Jake Epping, takes on the task of attempting to change history and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Watch the 30-second teaser below: Fans of the book will be quick to point out one change from the novel: Jake isn’t traveling back quite so far in time. In the book, the pantry in the diner is a portal to September 9, 1958, but in the teaser, we hear Al say, “If you go through there, it’s 1960.” So is the eight-part series shortening Jake’s time in Jodie, Texas with Sadie or his time stalking Lee Harvey Oswald? Or both? »
- Emily Rome
“Home and Away” actress Rhiannon Fish has joined The CW’s post-apocalyptic drama “The 100” in a recurring capacity, TheWrap has learned. Fish will play a new character named Ontari, who is described as a young warrior grounder. Trained since birth, she is skilled in deception and she is fiercely loyal to her people. The series is centered on 100 juvenile delinquents who are sent down to a potentially toxic Earth to test its habitability, and stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Averopoulos, Paige Turco, Henry Ian Cusick and Isiah Washington. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From the »
- Linda Ge
Judah Lewis, the breakout star of Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, is in negotiations to star in The Babysitter. The New Line film, which will be directed by McG, follows a young boy and his babysitter on a night where things go very wrong, with the boy learning a few lessons about life, love and murder along the way. Newcomer Australian actress, who cut her teeth on the Down Under soap opera Home and Away, Samara Weaving will play the babysitter. McG will produce via his Wonderland Sound & Vision along with the company’s president, Mary Viola. The script, by Brian
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
The film follows a 12-year-old boy and his babysitter on a night when things take an unexpected turn for the worst. McG was originally set to produce, but decided to take on directing as well to realize his vision for the script.
The part marks Weaving’s first lead role, »
- Justin Kroll
The True Blood actor says playing the furry marsupial forced him to embrace his adventurous side in ‘a much more natural and beautiful way’
It might seem a long way to go from playing the resident lothario on HBO’s award-winning television series True Blood to furry marsupial, but it’s all in a day’s work for Ryan Kwanten. Based in Hollywood, the former Sydney-sider is also remembered by Australian and UK audiences as Home and Away’s Vinnie Patterson.
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- Susie Burge
Matchbox and Full Clip.s Deadline Gallipoli was named best original TV miniseries, acknowledging the work of writers Jacquelin Perske (also script producer), Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland.
FremantleMedia.s Wentworth Season 3, Episode 3 The Governor.s Pleasure by Stuart Page shared the TV series award with Endemol Australia.s Offspring Episode 511 by Michael Lucas. Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon took the award for best miniseries adaptation for »
- Don Groves
“How we make sense of the mess of our lives and what it all means,” is how an official synopsis describes the subject of fragmented Australian family drama “Looking for Grace.” That’s a tall order for any film, surely, not least one as modestly scaled as Sue Brooks’ diverting but slightly disappointing fifth feature. Reprising some of the gentle existential concerns raised in her outstanding broken-backed romance “Japanese Story,” Brooks’ latest begins in a promisingly melancholic key, as the teenaged Grace of the title retreats into the Outback after mysteriously leaving home. As the splintered, overlapping narrative expands to include the interior crises of her parents, however, “Grace” morphs less confidently into a brittle suburban satire. The film’s tone — to say nothing of what it all means — remains elusive to the end.
Thanks to a Cannes Un Certain Regard slot and the relative name casting of a peak-form Toni Collette, »
- Guy Lodge
Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?
That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.
If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...
Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.
Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.
He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).
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Ed Sheeran films his cameo role in the Australian soap drama Home and Away in March 2015. The singer is seen shooting a trailer for his guest slot and walking along Palm Beach, Sydney, with actor Emily Symons. Sheeran will star as himself, but will be introduced as one of the children that Symons’ character Marilyn was nanny to when she lived in the UK
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- Guardian Staff
Singer filmed scenes for Australian soap while on tour in the country, where episode will air before being shown in the UK in the winter
The British singer filmed his scenes while on tour in Australia this year, and now his appearance is about to air in the country. Sheeran plays Teddy, one of the children longstanding character Marilyn Chambers – played by Emily Symons – was nanny to when she lived in the UK.
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- Press Association
Le Nevez will bring to life the story of one of Australia.s greatest and most complex sporting heroes, Peter Brock.
Le Nevez, best known for his role as Dr Patrick Reid in the multi-award winning drama Offspring, is no stranger to portraying real-life individuals.
Le Nevez said it was a privilege to be involved in the Brock project..
"Growing up as a kid, I watched Peter conquer the mountain many times and now to be playing him, »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Australian soap operas “Neighbors” and “Home and Away” have been credited with producing a long line of Hollywood stars from Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts to new generation A-listers Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie, but there may be a new kid on the block. Teen drama “Dance Academy” lasted three seasons in Australia, from 2010-2013, but many of its young alums are now making waves in Hollywood. This weekend will see the debut of Alycia Debnam-Carey as one of the leads on AMC’s highly anticipated spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead,” which premieres Sunday night. On “Dance Academy,” Debnam-Carey appeared in. »
- Linda Ge
Presto TV has commissioned a Home and Away special event exclusively for the on-demand streaming service.
Seven West Media chief executive, Tim Worner, representing Presto TV as one of its 50-per cent shareholders, revealed the commission of Home and Away: An Eye For An Eye today and confirmed it will be available only to Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers.
Home and Away: An Eye For An Eye will be produced by Seven Productions for Presto and will be shot in 4K with the finished special event to have its world premiere on Presto Entertainment and Presto TV at the end of the current season of Home and Away airing on the Seven Network.
..Home and Away is one of Australian television.s most loved, well known and watched franchise that has been running continuously for 28 years since 1988," he said.
- Staff Writer
The film, originally titled Circle Work, will start shooting in the Victorian country town from August 18.
Samuel (Fury, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2, A Few Best Men) will star alongside Griffin (San Andreas, Louder Than Words, Charlie & Boots) and be supported by a talented group of actors that include Lincoln Lewis (Gallipoli, Tomorrow When the War Began), Melissa Bergland (Winners and Losers, Relative Happiness), Tessa James (Love Child, Home and Away) and Brooke McClymont, of Australia¹s number one country group, The McClymonts. .
The film follows a relationship between two long-time friends, Billy (Samuel) and Lucy (Griffin) who are both in denial over their desire for each other. .
But as change beckons, they must confront their feelings amidst the backdrop of their town.s Ute Muster and annual B&S »
- Brian Karlovsky
Nine features have been nominated for this year's Awgie Awards for performance writing.
Eight telemovies and miniseries are in contention. The Australian Writers. Guild says nominations in the 25 categories for the 48th Annual Awgie Awards reflect the abundance of outstanding work currently being produced in Australia. Nominees for best original telemovie are Steven McGregor for Redfern Now: Promise Me and Katherine Thomson for House of Hancock, while Christopher Lee.s Gallipoli and Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon.s The Secret River contend for best adaptation in a television miniseries. There are four nominees for original television mini-series: The Principal by Alice Addison and Kristen Dunphy; The Kettering Incident by Vicki Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox; Deadline Gallipoli by Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland; and Love Child: Series 2 from Tim Pye, Cathryn Strickland, Chris McCourt, Jane Allen and Tamara Asmar. In the categories »
- Staff writer
Royal prank DJ Mel Greig has signed up for Celebrity Apprentice in Australia.
Entrepreneur Geoffrey Edelsten and his wife, model and designer Gabi Greko, have also been announced for the new series.
The line-up is completed by Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano, Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin, Big Brother's Tim Dormer, The Bachelor's Blake Garvey, presenter James Mathison, gossip columnist Richard Reid and Sophie Monk.
Greig and her colleague Michael Christian made headlines across the world with their royal prank, when they tricked staff at London's King Edward VII Hospital into speaking about the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy.
Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who answered the call, ended up taking her own life. Greig and Christian left their jobs at Australia's 2DayFM following widespread controversy. »
“Reign” will welcome three new faces to court when it returns for Season 3. Nick Lee, Ben Geurens (“Nikita”) and Saamer Usmani (“Home and Away”) have joined the CW historical drama in recurring roles, TheWrap has learned. Geurens will play Don Carlos, Spain’s sexy and charming prince. With aspirations to be king (a good one) and very specific sexual taste, Don Carlos will prove a point of intrigue and desire for the royals. Usmani has been cast as Martin, a fearless and dangerous pirate who arrives at French court. Capable of going toe-to-toe with monarchs in a relaxed way, Martin is. »
- Linda Ge
Even The Rock can't keep the world from falling apart in Warner Bros. disaster flick, San Andreas, but you'll be able to see him try in the comfort of your own home this October. WB has revealed their plans for the film's upcoming blu-ray release, including all the bonus features. Come inside to learn more!
If you missed out on the disaster movie (one of my personal guilty pleasure movie genres) in theaters, you'll get your chance in a few months, as San Andreas comes to blu-ray on October 20th. Today, WB has given us a look at all you can expect to come on the disc.
Where will you be, who will you be with and who will you save when “San Andreas” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. “San Andreas” follows a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino, »
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The talent show presenter and Home and Away actor was also fined $700 after pleading guilty to mid-range drink driving on Wednesday
X-Factor host Luke Jacobz has lost his licence for a year for drink driving and been branded a “serial offender” by a Sydney judge.
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- Australian Associated Press
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