Posted: 19 September, 2016

Ben Mendelsohn Scores Emmy Upset Win

WINNER!

Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn has won an Emmy Award for his disturbing role as a vengeful family member in the US series Bloodline.

The Emmy in the best supporting actor category was believed to be a race between Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, but outsider Mendelsohn, who was not at the ceremony at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday, caused the major upset.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history earlier in the ceremony when she won her fifth straight lead comedy actress award for Veep while Sarah Polson, Courtney B Vance and Sterling K Brown won for their performances in the mini-series The People v OJ Simpson.

WINNERS LIST:

Drama Series: Game of Thrones.

Directing, Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones

Actor, Drama Series: Rami Malek, Mr Robot.'

Actress, Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline.'

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Game of Thrones.

Comedy Series: Veep.

Directing, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, Baskets.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live.

Writing for a Comedy Series: Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, Master of None.

Limited Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Susanne Bier, The Night Manager.

Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, American Crime.

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: D.V. BeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson American Crime Story.

Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Variety Sketch Series: Key & Peele.

Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinskifor Grease Live.

Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping.

Television Movie: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

Reality-Competition Program: The Voice.'

 

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Posted: 16 September, 2016

The Making Of The Apocalypse Costume

X-Men Apocalypse is available soon!

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse.

Go behind the scenes with star Oscar Isaac as he dons the incredible Apocalypse costume.

Buy X-Men Apocalypse Now on Digital. Available on 3D, Blu-ray & DVD September 28.

Click here for iTunes.

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Posted: 7 September, 2016

Mel Gibson's New Movie Gets RIDICULOUS Reaction At Venice Film Festival

'Hacksaw Ridge' is true story of WWII hero

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The new Mel Gibson movie 'Hacksaw Ridge' has received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival and critics are even pushing the controversial Aussie for a Best Director Oscar at next year's Academy Awards. (Watch the trailer below)

The positive reaction to the movie has led some critics to say it will be Gibson's redemption after his dark recent history. 

In recent years, the 'Braveheart' star has been guilty of making sexist, racist and homophobic slurs in public, as well as an anti-semitic rant when he was arrested for drink-driving. 

His popularity has taken a huge hit internationally, but the reaction to Hacksaw Ridge, featuring Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving and Vince Vaughn is poised to give the Australian-American some much needed positive publicity.

The movie is based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who was the only solider in WWII to refuse to carry any weapon. He saved 75 lives and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour.

The Guardian review gave Hacksaw Ridge four stars and said "Gibson is a man looking for redemption, and in this redemptive vision he may just have found it."

And The Hollywood Reporter stated "(Mel Gibson) once again proves himself a muscular storyteller who knows exactly how to raise a pulse, heighten emotion and build intensity to explosive peaks."

There is no confirmed Australian release date for Hacksaw Ridge, but it will be out in the US on November 4.



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Posted: 17 August, 2016

Australian CBD Closing Streets For Filming Of New Thor Film

On the big stage!

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Brisbane will have a visitor from the realm of Asgard next week as filming of Thor: Ragnarok shifts from its Gold Coast base.

While residents may be excited by the chance to catch a look at the superhero, or at least his alter ego Chris Hemsworth, commuters may feel like the city has fallen victim to Thor's nemesis and god of mischief Loki.

Parts of Mary Street, Albert Street and Margaret Street in the CBD will be closed between Saturday and Thursday, potentially wreaking havoc on motorists and hurting local businesses.

"Deliveries, local traffic, businesses, hotel guests and pedestrians will still have access to business during these hours," Asgard Productions said in a statement.

While the delays and closures are necessary for safety, the producers extend their gratitude and say they hoped to show the world how wonderful Brisbane is.

 

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Posted: 12 August, 2016

The First Full Trailer For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Drops Online

It has been described as both a war movie and a heist movie.

After months of anticipation the full, official Rogue One trailer, has arrived online.

The film is set during the time period between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, the film tells the story of Rebel fighter Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) quest to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be completed by the Empire.

 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.

 

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Posted: 5 August, 2016

Teaser Released For New Christopher Nolan Film

Trailer for Dunkirk

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A brief trailer has been released for Christopher Nolan's latest film - Dunkirk.

Based on the true story of the Battle of Dunkirk in May 1940, the World War 2 film is Nolan's first big-budget release since Interstellar.

Dunkirk hits theatres July 21, 2017.

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Posted: 25 July, 2016

7 Best Trailers From Comic-Con

Some MASSIVE trailers debuted over the weekend.


The massive pop-culture event that is Comic Con took place in San Diego over the weekend.

The four-day event is a major date in the Hollywood calendar and is used by film studios to drop massive announcements and trailers.

These are the biggest and best…

Wonder Woman

 

Justice League


Kong: Skull Island


Doctor Strange


Suicide Squad

 


Lego Batman

 

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

 

 

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Posted: 7 July, 2016

Matt Damon Cops It Back Home For Backing Aussie Gun Laws

"Who cares what this jackass thinks?"

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Matt Damon has been blasted in the US by gun supporters after the Hollywood star praised Australia's strict firearm laws.

The powerful National Rifle Association pro-gun lobby group re-tweeted the actor's comments to its followers and other major US news organisations reported his stance, stirring up a hornet's nest of protest with calls to boycott Damon's films and for him to re-locate to Australia.

Damon was also labelled a hypocrite for making tens of millions of dollars from playing gun-toting action heroes in the Jason Bourne film franchise and other movies.

"Who cares what this jackass thinks?" one critic wrote on a Breitbart News article retweeted by the NRA.

"He lives in a fantasy world. I will bet he has armed body guards."

Another Damon critic wrote: "Why doesn't the dickhead just move to Australia?"

Damon also received support from Americans calling for stricter gun laws.

"Aussies are so much smarter than us," a Damon supporter responded on the NRA's Twitter account.

Damon was in Australia promoting Jason Bourne, the latest film in his blockbuster action series where he plays former black ops agent.

"You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it's such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly," Damon said in Sydney.

"We just can't."

-AAP

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Posted: 5 July, 2016

WATCH: David Brent Music Video Released

Ricky Gervais shares music video for 'Lady Gypsy' ahead of Brent movie

Brent is Back. Ricky Gervais' multi award-winning David Brent and his band Foregone Conclusion have unleashed a new sound with the single 'Lady Gypsy' ahead of their forthcoming album 'Life On The Road' and the Brent movie of the same name, released in Australian cinemas on August 26.

'Lady Gypsy' is David Brent sharing a former romantic experience with a traveller in the woods. But don't get the wrong idea, she was clean. She was washing her hair in the stream at the time. After some classic Brent confusion about heather, we get a look at the former paper salesman's guitar skills in action during a haunting, folksy instrumental. 

If the teaser is anything to go by, David Brent isn't just back, he's back to his best. The movie takes place twelve years since he left Wernham Hogg with the lead character now a travelling salesmen, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK Tour with 'Foregone Conclusion'.

As well as Gypsy Lady, Gervais has written several new tracks, produced with former Razorlight member Andy Burrows. The album also sees a return for classic Brent tracks like 'Free Love Freeway', 'Spaceman' and 'Equality Street'.

Check out the movie trailer for Life On The Road here: http://bit.ly/29uos8r  

#BrentsBack 

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Posted: 30 June, 2016

Matt Damon Pranks People With Unexpected Bourne Missions

This is gold!

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Ahead of the release of the new Bourne movie, star Matt Damon has delivered some real-life shoppers in LA with the opportunity to have their own spy experience.

Raising money for his charity, Water.org, Damon made this hilarious hidden camera prank.

Check it out:

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Posted: 29 June, 2016

'Tetris' Gets Trilogy As Story "Too Big" To Fit Into A Single Film

Seriously

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The news everyone was waiting for.

The Tetris movie (yes, that's already a thing) is going to become a major sci-fi trilogy, as reported by Empire.

Speaking to the creator, Larry Kasanoff, he confirmed the unlikely and unexpected news.

"That’s correct,” he confirmed, “and purely because the story we conceived is so big.

"This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story."

And to allay the fears of moviegoers who believed it was just going to be a silly spectacle of blocks fighting eachother, Kasanoff had this to say:

"We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie, but it’s great that people think so.

"It sets the bar rather low!”

All we know at this point is that it's going to be a big-scale science-fiction film.

“I came up with the idea as I was thinking about Tetris and the theme of creating order out of chaos.

"(But) no-one has come remotely close to figuring out what we’re doing."

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Posted: 24 June, 2016

Darth Vader's Return Confirmed

Get pumped!

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Star Wars fans have breathed a collective sigh of relief with the news that the iconic voice of James Earl Jones will be returning to play Darth Vader again.

In the new franchise spin-off, Rogue One, the Sith Lord will be appearing; albeit for a "small amount of time".

The new film will take place before the events of the original Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV - A New Hope), meaning that Darth Vader and the Empire are still at the peak of their powers.

LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy warned fans, however, that it's not going to be the longest cameo.

"He will be in the movie sparingly," Kennedy said.

"But at a key, strategic moment, he's going to loom large."

We can't wait!

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