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Hit musical drama The Sapphires has scored 12 nominations at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards including in the coveted best feature film category.
Three other films will be also be vying for the best feature film award: Burning Man (10 nominations in total), Lore (eight nominations in total) and Wish You Were Here (eight nominations in total) at the main Aacta ceremony, which will be held on January 30, 2013, at The Star Event Centre. Last year's event was held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
P.J. Hogan's Mental also scored eight nominations including Best Lead Actress (Toni Collette), Best Supporting Actor (Liev Schreiber) Best Young Actor (Lily Sullivan) and Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Gibney and Deborah Mailman.
- Brendan Swift
The first image of Tom Cruise in director Doug Liman's (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) sci fi actioner All You Need is Kill has arrived online, showing a mech-suit clad Cruiser running away from an explosion. With clunky armor like that, it's no wonder Cruise's future soldier is going to find himself killed over and over (and over) again...
Based upon Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese sci-fi novel of the same name, All You Need is Kill sees Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer who finds himself thrown into battle against a hive-like alien race; killed within minutes, Cage awakens at the beginning of the day and soon discovers he's been caught in a time-loop, forcing him to relive the same brutal combat over and over again. Cruise is joined in the cast by Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau), Bill Paxton (Aliens), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Tony Way »
Tom Cruise is slated to enter a time-loop on March 14, 2014. That's the day Warner Bros. has pegged for the release of "All You Need Is Kill," the Doug Liman-directed film based on the Japanese novel of the same name that stars Cruise in what has been described as a sci-fi version of "Groundhog Day." Along for the ride is a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), Tony Way (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Franz Drameh (“Attack the Block”), Dragomir Mrsic (“Snabba Cash II”), and Charlotte Riley (“World Without »
- Chris Eggertsen
Warner Bros. has just announced that filming is underway on All You Need is Kill, an adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese sci-fi novel of the same name from director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) starring Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau).
As part of the official announcement, the studio also issued the following synopsis... The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Remember that classic tune from The Beatles? Well hopefully the makers of upcoming sci-fi actioner All You Need Is Kill can get the surviving two to rerecord that song with some new lyrics. All You Need Is Kill is the next film from The Bourne Identity (2002) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) director, Doug Liman. Based on a Japanese comic, it has Tom Cruise having to relive the day of his death over and over again. But if that’s not enough to wet your appetite, then take a peek at this extended plot synopsis:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The upcoming epic sci-fi thriller, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and based on the book All You Need is Kill, will open on March 14, 2014, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Being directed by Doug Liman, the film is the first motion picture to be shot at the recently christened Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, and begins principal photography today, Monday, October 1.
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the »
- Kellvin Chavez
Tangle actress Justine Clarke has revealed that she believes the show gets better with each series. The Logie-nominated Australian star plays Allie Kovac in the Showcase drama. Allie is a woman has endured the loss of her husband, has had a fling with a friend and is trying to cope with two teenage children and a wild sister called Nat (Kat Stewart). As Tangle approaches its third season, Clarke revealed that fans can expect "more tension and discord", telling TV Tonight: "The way the writing seems to evolve across each series is that things just seem to ramp up even more. "The end of the [last series] felt like people were coasting for a little minute, but you never feel like you're ever going to start an episode where everything is okay. It's only going to build on the hideous things that have happened in each episode!" (more) »
- By Rebecca Davies
Series two of Australian drama Rake begins shooting in Sydney in April.
Producer/director Peter Duncan said it was great to be back in production. "Once again we have an opportunity to channel our various depravities into Cleaver . rather than exercise them ourselves. This is a considerable relief for our friends and loved ones,. he said in a statement.
Indeed it is, as Cleaver.s debaucherous private life continues in series two. The series will see Cleaver engaged in a passionate affair with a dangerous liaison, stories of suicide bombers and psychotic schoolgirls, as well as a .pedantic chameleon. and an alleged .serial bobbitter..
- Fay Al-Janabi
8 items from 2012
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