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35th anniversary screening of the 1980 reggae drama Babylon

Next week, a 35th anniversary screening of the 1980 reggae drama Babylon will be co-presented by Groovescooter and Foreigndub, with a free dub-reggae DJ set in the bar to follow. The film confronts issues of race and police brutality during the politically charged Thatcher years. It features a soundtrack composed by Dennis Bovell, plus tracks by Johnny Clarke, I-Roy, Aswad, Yabby U and more.... Continue Reading

Hurley pro surfer John John Florence’s 4K film View From A Blue Moon to premiere in Sydney

Professional Hurley surfer John John Florence has announced the worldwide release details for his View From A Blue Moon. The film is the first surf film shot entirely in 4K and will have its first public screening anywhere in the world in Sydney – at United Cinemas, Collaroy on November 11, ahead of its worldwide release on December 1st, courtesy of Hurley Australia.... Continue Reading

The next Thor and Ridley Scott Alien projects to film in Australia

The shinking Australian dollar does have is advantages – much as it did in the late 90’s when films like The Matrix were enticed to come to Australia, two massive new projects will film in Australia in the year ahead, as the US sees their dollar going further here – with financial support from the Australian Government only serving to sweeten the deal.... Continue Reading

Robert De Niro, Zac Efron head to Spring Break in the trailer for Dirty Grandpa

Set for release in a time usually suited to Academy Award favourites and the tail end of the big blockbuster runs (see: Star Wars), one of the first big comedies set for release in 2016 is shaping up to be Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza and Dermot Mulroney and directed by Dan Mazer (I Give It A Year). The first trailer for the film was just released – you can check it out below:... Continue Reading

Tropfest Announces National Venues for Screenings

The largest short film festival, Tropfest has just announced the national venues for the event on December 6th.  Continuing their partnership with Moonlight Cinema and hotel QT Sydney, the festival is set to screen at Sydney’s Centennial Parklands; and at Moonlight Cinema venues across the country including Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Adelaide’s Plane Tree Drive.... Continue Reading

Oddball surpasses $10 million in the Australian box office

The numbers don’t lie: Australians of all ages are enamoured by Oddball. The film, based on a true story about a heroic Maremma Sheepdog, has surpassed $10 million at local box offices – even beating out Roadshow Films‘ other impressively successful 2015 Aussie family film, Paper Planes.... Continue Reading

Record numbers reported in the first day of ticket pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Echoing the reports from around the world of website’s crashing under the weight of the demand of Day One pre-sale tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Event Cinemas in Australia have released their numbers, showing the magnitude of the demand – which broke all previously held records for pre-sales.... Continue Reading