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The Best Movie Posters of 2017

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1. mother!Darren Aronofsky’s divisive nightmare boasted a number of very striking posters this year, including one that blatantly yet beautifully pastiched the iconic Gips/Frankfurt design for Rosemary’s Baby and another in which Jennifer Lawrence’s face is minutely cracked like a porcelain doll. But it is this first teaser poster for the film, by the extraordinary artist James Jean, that stands out for me not only as a surreally appropriate representation of Aronofsky’s uncompromising vision, but as the best movie poster of the year. Grotesque and gorgeous, and dotted with hidden clues, Jean’s looks more like a piece of devotional iconography than a poster for a horror movie. (There is also an accompanying poster by Jean which features Javier Bardem’s character.) Known for his covers for the DC comic book series Fables, Jean has been in high demand this year, creating the charcoal illustration
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The Square | Review

Attenberg Follies: Ostlund’s Meta Commentary Skewers Social Contrivances

Adding to a body of work which comically and obsessively examines the underbelly of human desires and exposing the superficiality of collective social mores, Ruben Ostlund hits a new zenith with the exceptionally funny, astutely layered The Square (not to be confused with Nash Edgerton’s 2008 neo noir).

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Cannes: Predicting This Year’s Palme d’Or Winner and Other Awards

Cannes: Predicting This Year’s Palme d’Or Winner and Other Awards
It’s crunch time. All 19 competition films in this year’s Cannes Film Festival have been seen and scrutinized, and now jury president Pedro Almodovar — along with Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Will Smith, Agnes Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Fan Bingbing and Gabriel Yared — have the next day to argue amongst themselves over which title is most deserving of the Palme d’Or, among other prizes.

Every year, predicting the jury’s favorites is something of a fool’s errand, fraught with inconsistencies and unknowns: Who but the most gifted mind-reader, for example, can imagine how the Fresh Prince might groove to a Naomi Kawase film? Who foresaw last year’s jury shutting out critics’ darling “Toni Erdmann?” But it’s all in the game, so with a strict warning not to place any monetary bets on my say-so alone, here are my best guesses for tomorrow’s awards.

Palme D’Or: “A Gentle Creature,
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Aussie web series ‘High Life’ sells to Us streaming service Fullscreen

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Odessa Young in 'High Life.'

Director Luke Eve.s web series High Life has been sold to Us streaming service Fullscreen.

It marks another Australian acquisition for Fullscreen, which also picked up The Katering Show.

High Life was written by Glen Dolman (Hawke, Mystery of a Hansom Cab), and produced by Eve (Low Life, Australian Summer) with Adam Dolman. British comedian and mental health advocate Stephen Fry was the executive producer with Gina Carter. It was backed by Screen Australia's multiplatform fund..

.The team and I are delighted that High Life has found a home with Fullscreen in the USA,. Eve said.

.Fullscreen is a perfect fit for the project and we are excited to get the word out about the series. They have been extremely supportive of myself, Glen Dolman and Adam Dolman as filmmakers and share our passion for telling engaging stories..

High Life is a
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Nash Edgerton’s Gringo To Be Released In Theaters March 2018

Amazon Studios and Stx Films have announced Gringo is the official title for the Untitled Nash Edgerton Project.

Gringo will get a domestic release in theaters March 9, 2018.

Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?

Directed by Nash Edgerton, who made his feature length directorial debut with the acclaimed Australian thriller The Square, Gringo also stars Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.

Financed by Amazon Studios, the film is written
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David Oyelowo-Paris Jackson Thriller Gets Title and March Release Date

David Oyelowo-Paris Jackson Thriller Gets Title and March Release Date
Amazon Studios and Stx Entertainment have titled their David Oyelowo-Paris Jackson thriller “Gringo” and set a March 9 release date.

Oyelowo plays a newly married, mild-mannered American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that’s about to go public when his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico. He’s stranded with a price on his head and discovers the existence of a side of life that he had never known.

Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron play the key supporting roles in “Gringo,” which will mark the movie debut of Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s 19-year-old daughter, who has been cast in a supporting role as “an edgy 20-year-old.” The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.

Joel Edgerton’s brother Nash Edgerton is directing from a script by Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone. Producers are Nash Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham,
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Paris Jackson Joins Amazon’s David Oyelowo Thriller in Film Debut

Paris Jackson Joins Amazon’s David Oyelowo Thriller in Film Debut
Paris Jackson has come on board Amazon Studios’ untitled thriller opposite David Oyelowo with Nash Edgerton directing. The project will mark the feature film debut for Michael Jackson’s 19-year-old daughter, who will portray “an edgy 20-year-old.”

Oyelowo plays a newly-married, mild-mannered American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that’s about to go public when his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico. He’s stranded with a price on his head and discovers the existence of a side of life that he had never known.

The cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.

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Joel Edgerton’s brother Nash Edgerton is directing from a script by Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone. Producers are Nash Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham, Anthony Tambakis, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, and Charlize Theron.
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Paris Jackson Makes Feature Film Debut In ‘Untitled Nash Edgerton Project’ For Amazon

Paris Jackson Makes Feature Film Debut In ‘Untitled Nash Edgerton Project’ For Amazon
Exclusive: Paris Jackson is making her feature film debut in Amazon StudiosUntitled Nash Edgerton Project. The daughter of Michael Jackson will portray Nelly, described only as “an edgy 20-year-old” in the dark comedy about a mild-mannered American businessman (David Oyelowo) who crosses a line from citizen to criminal. Directed by Nash Edgerton, who made his feature directorial debut with the acclaimed Aussie thriller The Square, the darkly comic thriller also stars…
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Aftrs rolls out new courses in production management, production accounting

Bree Sigsworth Pryce, Course Leader, Diplomas.

Bree Sigsworth Pryce began working at Aftrs in 2013 after a stint at Tafe. The education specialist has helped build a framework for the school.s new Diploma courses, designed to be less entry-level and more focused on practical skills than those offered previously.

The new diplomas (one semester) and advanced diplomas (two) are a direct response to the findings of the industry skills survey commissioned by the school and released last year..

Survey participants asked for .shorter courses that were very skills targeted,. says Sigsworth Pryce..

The diploma in camera fundamentals is gone, replaced by a diploma in camera. .The new one has a very specific focus on developing skills in the shooter-producer role...

The old editing diploma, an entry-level introduction to Avid and editing theory, has been replaced with a one designed to give students the brass-tacks skills to become working assistant editors.
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The Lrm Interview with David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom

Actor David Oyelowo has been impressing people with his skilled performances on stage and screen for quite a number of years, but his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava Duvernay’s Selma certainly turned a lot more heads and made him much better known.

That increased popularity for his acting has helped Oyelowo get films like A United Kingdom made.

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, the future king of the African nation of Botswana, who while attending college in England during the ‘40s, falls in love with Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a working class British woman, only for them to learn that their interracial love wouldn’t be accepted by either of their countries. On returning home to be inaugurated, the obstacles become clearer as Seretse’s regent uncle and various British politicos want to separate him from Ruth even after they’ve been married.
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StudioCanal lines up March 2017 release for Dance Academy: The Movie

Xenia Goodwin.

StudioCanal has dated Dance Academy: The Movie.

The film, directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Xenia Goodwin, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues, Dena Kaplan, Thomas Lacey, Alicia Banit and Tara Morice, will hit Australian cinemas on March 23, 2017.

International sales are being handled by Zdf Enterprises Germany.

The show was created by writer Samantha Strauss (Mary: The Making of a Princess) with producer Joanna Werner (Secret City, Ready For This).

The film.s Ep's are Louise Smith (The Square, The Rage in Placid Lake), Bernadette O.Mahony (Worst Year of My Life Again, Mortified), Vicki O.Neil, Arne Lohmann and Nicole Keebe.

Dop Martin McGrath Acs (Muriel.s Wedding), who shot all 65 episodes of the show.s three seasons, is lensing the feature..

Also on board is production designer Chris Kennedy (The Water Diviner, The Proposition, Cosi), costume designer Tess Schofield (The Water Diviner, The Sapphires, Bootmen), hair and
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Dance Academy: The Movie begins shooting in Sydney

Xenia Goodwin on the set of Dance Academy: The Movie.

Dance Academy: The Movie has begun shooting in Sydney, almost six years to the day since the premiere of Dance Academy season one in 2010.

The series began with country girl Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) travelling to Sydney to audition for a place at the National Academy of Dance, the top ballet school in Australia..

Returning alongside Goodwin in the feature film is Dena Kaplan, Alicia Banit, Thomas Lacey (Winners and Losers), Jordan Rodrigues (The Fosters), Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent) and Strictly Ballroom's Tara Morice.

The show was created by writer Samantha Strauss (Mary: The Making of a Princess) with producer Joanna Werner (Secret City, Ready For This).

The film.s Ep's are Louise Smith (The Square, The Rage in Placid Lake), Bernadette O.Mahony (Worst Year of My Life Again, Mortified), Vicki O.Neil, Arne Lohmann and Nicole Keebe,
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Amazon Studios, Stx team up on Nash Edgerton action comedy

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Amazon Studios, Stx team up on Nash Edgerton action comedy
Amazon and Stx Entertainment have teamed up on world rights to Nash Edgerton’s all-star action comedy that Stx is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.

David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Yul Vazquez and Sharlto Copley are shooting the film in Mexico City.

Nash Edgerton’s Untitled Film centres on a newly married executive with a stake in a pharmaceutical company about to go public, whose life is abruptly thrown into disarray.

When he becomes stranded south of the border as a wanted man, the mild-mannered businessman realises that his aspirational life was not all that it seemed.

Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone wrote the screenplay and Amazon Studios produces with Nash Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham, Tambakis, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono. Trish Hoffman is the executive producer.

Edgerton previously directed Australian thriller The Square and short films Spider and Bear.
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Cannes: Amazon, STX Team on Untitled Nash Edgerton Movie

Cannes: Amazon, STX Team on Untitled Nash Edgerton Movie
Cannes — Amazon and STX Entertainment have teamed up to take world rights on Nash Edgerton’s untitled action comedy.

The picture boasts a stellar cast of David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Yul Vazquez, Sharlto Copley and Edgerton’s brother Joel. Shooting is currently under way in Mexico.

At Cannes, Stx is introducing the picture about a newly married executive who has a stake in a pharmaceutical company that’s about to go public when his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico. He’s stranded with a price on his head and discovers that the life he had never really existed in the first place.

Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone wrote the screenplay. Producers are Amazon Studios, Nash Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono and Tambakis; Trish Hofmann is exec producing.

Nash Edgerton made his feature directorial debut with the Australian thriller “The Square,
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The Duel Trailer Reunites Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson

The Duel Trailer Reunites Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson
After starring in all four Hunger Games movies together, as Gale and Haymitch, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are reuniting for a much different movie entitled The Duel. In the beloved Hunger Games franchise, both Gale and Haymitch were on the same side, as they fought to take down an evil tyrant, but The Duel pits these actors against each other, as you can see in the first trailer. Lionsgate Premiere has set a June 24 release date for The Duel, which puts it up against 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Stx's Free State of Jones and Sony's The Shallows.

The Duel stars Liam Hemsworth as David Kingston, a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher named Abraham Brant, played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before
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Theron, Oyelowo Set For Edgerton's Next Film

Following his acclaimed 2008 thriller "The Square," stuntman turned actor and filmmaker Nash Edgerton has begun shooting his currently untitled second feature (previously called "American Express") for Amazon Studios.

Edgerton has enlisted an impressive cast including Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and his brother Joel Edgerton for the dark kidnap comedy-drama which is filming in Chicago and Mexico City.

The dark kidnap comedy-drama is co-written by Matthew Stone ("Intolerable Cruelty") and Anthony Tambakis ("Warrior"), but plot details are currently under wraps.

Source: The Australian
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The Gift | Blu-ray Review

One of the best surprises of 2015 thus far has been Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift. The increasingly prolific actor somehow managed to churn out this effective thriller amidst a variety of other projects. Newly created distributor Stx Entertainment, born to revitalize the nearly non-existent medium budget studio flick, hit their first release out of the park. Budgeted at five million, Edgerton’s film went on to net nearly sixty million worldwide. But the success of the film is due to Edgerton’s simple yet superb play on audience expectations while utilizing a topical ripped-from-the-headlines social issue.

A throwback to the R rated adult themed items from the late 80s and early 90s, recalling any number of home invasion, interloper thrillers from Fatal Attraction to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Edgerton plays with familiar dynamics and expectations to create a cautionary karmic tale equally rooted in topical issues.
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Movie Review: The Gift (2015)

Psychological thrillers had their heyday in the 90’s with films like Fatal Attraction, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and plenty of others. What was interesting was their core viewing audience were women. Typically, the films would revolve around an affair or have some sort of sexual context that would give just enough gossipy sleaze to middle America. Earlier this year, you may remember a film being released that seemed like it was somehow transported from the 90’s called The Boy Next Door, another Blumhouse joint like The Gift, starring Jennifer Lopez. If you already forgot about it, Jenny from the Block is a high school teacher who is seduced by a high school student and then the student’s obsession turns nasty. While I haven’t seen the film, this film seems to use the knowledge that people have of true life stories they have seen or heard of
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The Gift | Review

Keep on Giving: Edgerton’s Debut a Surprisingly Adept Thriller

Actor Joel Edgerton makes his feature directorial debut with The Gift, an intelligent, enjoyably entertaining thriller arriving just like the eponymous item it’s named for, especially considering the lowly regarded timeframe of its premiere and a horrendously miscalculated theatrical trailer. A throwback to the R rated adult themed items from the late 80s and early 90s, recalling any number of home invasion, interloper thrillers from Fatal Attraction to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Edgerton plays with familiar dynamics and expectations to create a cautionary karmic tale equally rooted in topical issues. Strong characterizations and a trio of compelling performances makes this one of the most pleasantly startling mainstream oriented thrillers to come along in quite some time, and delivers an emotional resonance absent from Edgerton’s previous screenplays for Australian neo-noirs The Square (directed by his brother, Nash Edgerton
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Universal Falls For ‘Love Is Now’; ‘Doctor Who’ Is Magic On Both Sides Of Pond: Global Showbiz Briefs

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Universal Falls For ‘Love Is Now’; ‘Doctor Who’ Is Magic On Both Sides Of Pond: Global Showbiz Briefs
Universal Pictures has secured the international distribution rights to Eponine Films’ Australian feature Love Is Now. The Aussie pic stars Eamon Farren (Red Dog), Claire Van Der Boom (The Square, Hawaii Five-0) and Anna Torv (The Secret Life Of Us, Fringe) and will be released Down Under on December 4 via Oz distrib Hoyts. The story chronicles a summer of love for experienced photographer Audrey (Van Der Boom) and aspiring snapper Dean (Farren). Propelled by new love and Audrey’s free spirit, the couple embarks on a formative country adventure following the Nsw Harvest Trail, where they discover significantly more than they ever expected along the way. The film is written and directed by first time feature director Jim Lounsbury.

The BBC reports that season 8 of Doctor Who, which recently wrapped, had an average consolidated audience of 7.4M viewers every week in the UK. That marks an increase of 39% above overnight figures.
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