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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:03 AM | Anonymous



    XLrator Media is releasing STORM SURFERS 3D in LOS ANGELES on July 19 at the Chinese 6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 ‎.


    Chinese 6 Tickets:


    The film is also screening Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at the Aero Theatre1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403.


    Aero Theater Tickets


    Additional California cities dates below.

    Newport Beach, CA - July 19 at the Lido
    Palm Desert, CA - July 19 at the Palm D'Or
    San Diego, CA - July 26 at the Gaslamp Cinemas


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    Meet Surfing Legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones on Saturday, July 20 at 7pm


    The film stars two time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and big wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones and directed by Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius.  The film is narrated by Toni Collette with appearances by pro-surfers Kelly Slater, Mark Matthews and Paul Morgan.


    TRAILER:


    SYNOPSIS:  Combining cutting-edge 3D technology and bravura filmmaking, STORM SURFERS 3D is the ultimate big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, along with surf forecaster Ben Matson, as they track and chase giant storms in their quest to ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.  Using state-of-the-art miniature 3D cameras that put audiences inside the barrel of the waves, STORM SURFERS 3D is a visually stunning cinematic adventure unlike any other


    MORE INFORMATION ON THE CAST:

    Tom Carroll: Two-time world surfing champion (1984 and 85) Tom Carroll was the poster-boy of surfing in the 1980s. He risked his third championship by boycotting the South Africa leg of the world tour in protest against Apartheid – elevating him from star athlete to Australian hero.  He is now 51 years old and still searches for the biggest waves to surf around the world. 


    Ross Clarke-Jones: At 44, Ross Clarke-Jones is the greatest big wave surfer Australia has produced. He has tamed 80-90ft waves on the biggest day ever surfed, ridden a tidal surge up the piranha-infested Amazon River and is the sole Australian invitee to the legendary Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau competition held at Hawaii’s Waimea Bay (and, in 2001, the first ever non-Hawaiian to win it).

    Co-directors Chris Nelius and Justin McMillan first teamed-up in 2005 to shoot The Sixth Element, a biopic about Ross Clarke-Jones. The trio became firm friends, drawn together by their mutual passion for surfing, adventure and communicating to a broad audience the extraordinary feats of daring necessary to ride big waves.
     
    Winner, Best Surf Film, 2013 Australian Surfing Awards
    Winner, Best Documentary – 2012 International 3D Society
    Winner, Best Feature Documentary – AATCA
    First Runner-Up, Best Documentary, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:21 PM | Anonymous


    Aussie Margot Robbie is in talks to join Will Smith on the cast of "Focus".


    Directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), "Focus" tells the story of a con-artist and the trouble that ensues after he falls for his apprentice.


    According to Variety, Warner Bros tested several actresses for the role, including Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel and fellow Aussie Rose Byrne.


    Robbie is expected to receive an official offer from the studio soon.  


    In other Robbie news, the actress will soon be seen starring in two movies this coming November.


    On November 8, Universal Studios and Working Title will release "About Time"- a time-traveling love story from the creator of "Love Actually", "Notting Hill" and "Four weddings and a Funeral", starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Bill Nighy. 



    Then, on November 15, Robbie can be seen starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street".

    Read more about the Wolf of Wall Street


    Congrats, Margot!

  • Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25 AM | Anonymous


    The Way Way Back starring Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Allison Janney is now in theatres! 


    GET TICKETS HERE


    THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). 


    Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.


    TRAILER:

  • Friday, July 12, 2013 1:35 PM | Anonymous


    Here's a new clip from The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman.


    The film hits Australian cinemas July 25 and US theatres July 26. 


    Can't wait!

  • Friday, July 12, 2013 11:28 AM | Anonymous



    It's here! Check out the brand new trailer for John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks".


    The film stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers, the Australian author of the classic children's tale Mary Poppins, Colin Farrell and Rachel Griffiths. 


    Inspired by true events, Saving Mr Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how the classic 'Mary Poppins' made it to the screen - and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.


    TRAILER:



    The film is set to be in US theatres 13 December, and in Australia 26 December.


    Can't wait!

  • Friday, July 12, 2013 10:33 AM | Anonymous


    Aussie Jason Clarke is in talks to join the stellar cast of Daniel Espinosa's thriller "Child 44".


    Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Fares Fares (whom Clarke worked with in Zero Dark Thirty), "Child 44" is set in the Stalin-era Soviet Union, and tells the story of a disgraced MGB agent who is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders. 


    The film is based on the thriller novel by Tom Rob Smith, and will be co-financed and produced by Summit Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment, Scott Free Productions. 


    Clarke has a movie that is currently in cinemas - Roland Emmerich's Action film "White House Down" with Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

    The Queenslander's career has been rising steadily since 2012's "Lawless," which also starred Tom Hardy. 


    Clarke's breakout role came that same year in the form of CIA Interrogator Dan, in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" - the film about the hunt for Bin Laden, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Motion picture.


    Clarke also has top billing in Matt Reeve's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" with "Child 44" co-star Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and fellow Aussie Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film will be released in 2014. 


    Clarke also has signed on to star opposite Robert De Niro, Christoph Waltz and Omar Sy in Stephen Gaghan's Crime Thriller "Candy Store," which tells the story of an undercover agent who begins a new life as beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him.


    Congratulations, Jason! 

     

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:38 PM | Anonymous


    Aussie newcomer Benedict Samuel has scored a role in Jake Hoffman's upcoming feature film "Asthma". Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) is already attached.


    According to Deadline, "Asthma" examines the consequences of the live fast, die young mentality in NYC’s indie rock scene.


    Benedict, the younger brother of actor Xavier Samuel, is a graduate of NIDA. He is known in Australia for playing Hammer Pirovic on Channel 7's Home and Away.

    Jake Hoffman is American actor Dustin Hoffman's son. Asthma will be Hoffman's feature film directorial debut. 


    Congrats, Benedict! 

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:44 PM | Anonymous



    Entries open on August 15 and close on October 10, 2013!


    Filmmakers taking part will have the opportunity to showcase their work to thousands of live and free-to-air television viewers on the world’s largest platform for emerging and established filmmakers.


    The winning filmmaker will take home a brand new Toyota, a Nikon D800 DSLR plus $2,000RRP worth of Nikkor lenses, $10,000 thanks to Kennedy Miller Mitchell and a film immersion trip to Los Angeles, where the winner will meet with industry executives, courtesy of Motion Picture Association and Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft.


    Tropfest Australia attracts an event audience of approximately 150,000 people on a single night and this year will attract even more with short film fans across Australia tuning in to SBS 2 to watch the event on December 8.


    Films must be no longer than seven minutes and must include this year’s Tropfest Signature Item (TSI): “Change”. It is up to entrants to interpret how they will include the TSI in their film.


    What are we looking for?
    As always, Tropfest is looking for great stories, told well. Tropfest doesn’t look at budgets or production values. The strength of idea is king, followed by great performances and beautiful storytelling.


    Tropfest exists to stimulate the production of short films, to celebrate filmmakers and to encourage great storytelling from filmmakers of all levels of experience.

    If you have a story tell, pick up a camera and start shooting!


    Read more here.

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2013 1:36 PM | Anonymous



    Roadshow Films have announced that it will release the sequel to the highest grossing Australian R18+ film of all time, Wolf Creek 2, on February 20, 2014.


    Excited fan boys and girls were the first to hear the word as Wolf Creek 2 Director, Greg Mclean announced the release date at Melbourne’s Oz Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon.

    "Our goal is to create an even more suspenseful, chilling and unforgettable experience for audiences and we feel very confident they will not be disappointed", said Greg Mclean.

    Mclean continued, “I'm so excited to be once again working with Roadshow Films on the new movie and look forward to unleashing the next instalment of this thriller across Australia early next year.”


    Roadshow Films Managing Director, Joel Pearlman said “Wolf Creek wowed audiences when it released in Australia in 2005. It is exciting that Greg and his team have a found a way to bring the next chapter in the story of Mick Taylor to the screen and we are looking forward to bringing WC2 to audiences in 2014”.


    Wolf Creek was the number one Australian film in 2005 and also became the highest grossing Australian R18+ film of all time.

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:50 AM | Anonymous



    Avalanche Studios, the developers of the upcoming Mad Max game have listened to disappointed Australians and Mad Max purists and have reversed their decision have have Max speak with an American accent in their upcoming game. 


    The developers originally wanted to create their "own version" of the story, but after a petition by AusGamers on change.org garnered almost 3000 supporters, and a lot of media attention, the founder & Chief Creative Officer at Avalanche Studios, Christofer Sundberg, took to Twitter to put people at ease. 


    "Attn. fans who want Max to have an Aussie accent in #MadMaxGame : It shall be so. We admore your loyalty. You have been heard." he tweeted.


    There is power in numbers! Well done, Aussies!

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    Related story: Mad Max with an American accent has Aussies mad as a cut snake 


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