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Arab Film Festival announces screenings for the Man in the Mirror in Melbourne and Canberra

Man in the Mirror, a short documentary by Western Sydney filmmaker, Ali Mousawi, that chronicles the life of an Arab asylum seeker from Iran turned Michael Jackson impersonator, will have its world premiere at the 12th Annual Arab Film Festival. The documentary follows Abbas, who became a Michael Jackson impersonator after he was first told he looked like the iconic King of Pop in a Darwin detention centre. Continue reading Arab Film Festival announces screenings for the Man in the Mirror in Melbourne and Canberra

Box Office Report: Trainwreck shows no signs of derailing

The playing field looks largely untouched this week. Aside from one new addition, the familiar players are still hanging around, with Trainwreck remaining at the top for another week. Hollywood’s newest go to for laughs – Amy Shcumer – has helped Judd Apatow’s latest earn another $2.1 million Continue reading Box Office Report: Trainwreck shows no signs of derailing

Adelaide Film Festival announces Highly Strung to open its 2015 programme

Australian director Scott Hicks’ latest  feature  film Highly Strung has been  selected to open the Adelaide Film Festival on October 15th.  This documentary style of film-making has once again proved to be a successful formula for Hicks, after films like Shine sits in film history as one of the great documentary-styled pieces. Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival announces Highly Strung to open its 2015 programme

Exclusive Australian screenings for Tony Aryes’ Cut Snake to be led by live Q&A

Attention Sydney and Melbourne audiences! The latest feature film from award winning Australian director Tony Ayres,  Cut Snake, will be exclusively screened  in your cities on September 24th , led by a live  Q&A with  Ayres himself. Continue reading Exclusive Australian screenings for Tony Aryes’ Cut Snake to be led by live Q&A

Disney’s D23 Expo: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Doctor Strange and Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie talk Captain America: Civil War

One of the most talked about presentations at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend has been that from Marvel Studios, who helped introduce us to the two films that will kick off “Stage Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) next year: Doctor Strange, preceded by the third Captain America film Civil WarContinue reading Disney’s D23 Expo: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Doctor Strange and Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie talk Captain America: Civil War

Disney’s D23 Expo: Artist Drew Struzan’s new The Force Awakens poster highlights Han Solo

For Star Wars fans, December could not come quickly enough – because that’s when the J. J. Abrams’ helmed The Force Awakens (aka Episode VII) will hit cinemas. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the film will focus on  a new set of characters, while bringing us some quality nostalgia with everyone from Carrie Fisher to Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels set to return.  Continue reading Disney’s D23 Expo: Artist Drew Struzan’s new The Force Awakens poster highlights Han Solo

Disney’s D23 Expo: Orlando Bloom confirmed to return for the fifth Pirates of the Carribean film

Though the Australian tabloids pretty much ruined this surprise announcement earlier in the year, when Orlando Bloom was spotted in and around Gold Coast where they were filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Man Tell No Tales, Disney confirmed at their D23 Expo today that yes – Will Turner is back.... Continue Reading

Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin to commence shooting Sony’s Spin Out in Shepparton this week

Sony Pictures Releasing’s comedic romance Spin Out (originally titled Circle Work) will be setting its sights on the Country town of Shepparton, Victoria this Tuesday, August 18th, as it commences principal photography of the production.  Continue reading Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin to commence shooting Sony’s Spin Out in Shepparton this week