Kickstart This! ALTERN-I-LIFE: The Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical!

It is coincidental that just after the passing of R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, that we are writing about a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical out of jolly... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Douglas Fairbanks, "the first King of Hollywood", is today remembered as the star of numerous silent swashbuckling epics, including The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood. However, he attained the popularity and industry clout to get such... More »
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cairo 2014 Review: QUEEN AND COUNTRY, Funny and Heartfelt Nostalgia

John Boorman's 1987 film Hope and Glory, about the London Blitz seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, is a favourite in the Rowan-Legg household (seriously, we can all quote it almost verbatim to the point of annoying guests).... More »
  

Aussie ZomWrestling Opus FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL Drops New Teaser Trailer

Just a few weeks after premiering its first full-length trailer, Australian zombie wrestling movie From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl continues to roll towards its world premiere on January 10th with a brand new teaser trailer, featuring music from... More »
  

ROBOT OVERLORDS Drops The Bass In New Trailer

Grabbers director Jon Wright is bringing Robot Overloads to the UK this March (no North American date yet). Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, and teen hero/chosen one with lots of powers (yay) Callan McAuliffe, this new trailer drops the bass like the next great... More »
  

WYRMWOOD Finds North American Homes With IFC And Raven Banner

North American rights to the Aussie zombie flick Wyrmwood have been acquired by IFC Films in America and Raven Banner Entertainment here in Canada, according to Bloody Disgusting.The bombastic zombie flick has been wowing audiences since its World Premiere at Fantastic... More »
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E12, DEATH IN HEAVEN (Or, Maniacal Missy And Her Cybermen)

While last week's "Dark Water" was patient and tense in ways Doctor Who rarely is, this finale reverts to the mode of rushing around while nothing that happens makes any sense. It has more than a few moments of brilliance, but... More »
  

Review: SET FIRE TO THE STARS is Cinematic Poetry and Rage

It isn't easy to portray the literary arts on screen. Apart from having someone recite from a book (which can become tedious), the challenge becomes how to find the connection between the writer being portrayed, their work, and how that... More »
  

Leave Sauron To Saruman In The Final Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

The stage and stakes are set. The characters and conflicts established. All that remains is for the complex climax of competing wills - and armies - to play themselves out. Word is that the final installment in Peter Jackson's cinematic Middle-Earth... More »
  

First Two Images From Stuart Willis' RESTORATION

It was not so long ago that we were writing about Australian director Stuart Willis' crowd funding campaign to support his science fiction mini series Restoration. Well, after a successful campaign the footage is now in the can, the show... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Acclaimed Filmmaker Nick Ryan Brings 1916 Dublin To Life With 6 DAYS OF THE RISING

A bloody conflict whose tale has seldom been told, the 1916 Easter Rising not only permanently changed the city of Dublin but Ireland as a whole with the reverberations felt much farther than that. And now acclaimed filmmaker Nick Ryan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jealousy Is A Monster Named Philippe. Watch Stellar Short GREEN EYED Now!

A stellar little gem of a short that turned up at Fantastic Fest a couple editions back as part of a lengthy festival run, Nathaniel Lindsay's Green Eyed has finally arrived online in its entirety. Yep, the keen eyed among... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

All You Have To Do Is Go To The Loo, Twice, In This Clip For THE MULE

Aussie crime flick The Mule will be available on VOD and iTunes, and in select theaters, on November 21. It is the directorial debut from Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson. Sampson (the Insidious films and 100 Bloody Acres) also wrote the script... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were... More »
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E11, DARK WATER (Or, Meet Missy)

It was always going to be the case that Steven Moffat would only answer the question of time lords regenerating as any gender other than male on his own terms. He's made it clear he doesn't want a woman playing... More »
  

A24 Boards Alex Garland's EX MACHINA; Watch The Trailer Now

[UPDATED with trailer, which looks great!]  Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, has just directed his debut feature, Ex Machina. The folks at A24 have stepped up to distribute the film in the US, with the... More »
  

Trailer: Pang Ho Cheung's WOMEN WHO FLIRT Sees Chinese & Taiwanese Beauties Fight Over Huang Xiao Ming

Hong Kong director Pang Ho Cheung heads back to the mainland for his latest romantic comedy, Women Who Flirt, which showcases the A-list talents of Zhou Xun and Huang Xiao Ming, as well as Taiwanese beauties Siu Teng and Xie... More »
  

The Official Monster Fest 2014 Trailer Will Have You In Blood-Soaked Pieces

A new trailer and gorgeous poster have arrived for Monster Fest 2014, Australia's premiere genre film festival, which kicks off for 11 days and nights of depravity in Melbourne on 20 November.Highlights of the event, which will take place at... More »
  

China Lion To Release Pang's WOMEN WHO FLIRT Overseas Ahead Of Mainland

China Lion Film Distribution has announced it will be handling the North American, as well as Australia and New Zealand release of mainland Chinese rom-com Women Who Flirt, opening the film in these territories ahead of the film's domestic release.Directed... More »
  
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