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Pictured: Top: The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is heading to Soulfest 2015, bringing her powerhouse vocals, trademark soul sound and a performance that will leave audiences begging for more. For close to three decades, Bronx born and bred singer, songwriter, model, producer and actress Mary J. Blige has held court as one of the most important, necessary and dynamic female voices in Soul music, with an honesty and humility that connects her to the heart of her fan base. Soulfest happens in October 2015.

Feature film Sunday launched on May 2 in an Australian-first multi-platform release combining a theatrical season with online streaming via Australian SVOD platform Stan, DVD, and via VOD platforms iTunes, Sony, Xbox, Google Play, Fetch TV, Vimeo on Demand, Reelhouse & Dendy Direct.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are set to thrill Australian audiences once again in October during their 40th Anniversary world tour. KISS will kick off the tour in Perth on Saturday October 3, before moving on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and a maiden show in Newcastle:

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (Son of God) have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur, it was announced recently by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Paramount Pictures. The studios will co-produce the film, which is set for release on February 26, 2016. Burnett joins producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy Franchise) and Joni Levin (The Way Back), while Downey joins as an executive producer. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct the film.

Diamond Noir have established a modern and genuinely original sound, riddled with both pop and metal elements as well as boasting classic vocals hooks, grinding guitar riffs, sub slamming bass and polished with a distinctly industrial sonic edge. Monsters is indeed a beastly release. Confident and at times intimidating, six tracks spill forth in such a sultry, salient manner, it’s hard to believe this is a debut release.

The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, are on the verge of releasing their eponymous debut album. The band, consisting of four iconic players and musical peers, features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals and guitar, and Andy Babiuk on bass.

SCARE CAMPAIGN, the upcoming horror feature film from writers and directors Colin & Cameron Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres) and producer Julie Ryan (Red Dog), has unveiled its key cast as production began this week in Victoria. It can be announced that Meegan Warner (Turn, The Veil), Olivia DeJonge (Hiding, The Visit), and Ian Meadows (The Moodys, The Pacific) have all been cast in major roles for SCARE CAMPAIGN.

SPECTRE is the 24th James Bond adventure. Daniel Craig reprises his role for the fourth time as the legendary British secret agent James Bond, while gorgeous Italian actress, Monica Bellucci, joins the cast as Lucia Sciarra. Watch for it later this year.

Melbourne Central is excited to announce that cult beauty brand Urban Decay has arrived in Australia and is now available to its shoppers. Mecca and L'Oreal Australia are exclusively bringing the brand to Mecca Maxima, a one-stop beauty destination with the world’s hottest brands.


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Jackie Bristow - Fallen Youth

It is poignant that US-based Kiwi singer Jackie Bristow, has released Fallen Youth to mark the Gallipoli centenary.

Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a fun and entertaining film and that’s all you can really expect from Marvel offerings. It’s not the type of film you would go see and discuss the deeper meanings of it afterwards, rather it’s the spectacle you go for and Age of Ultron succeeds in hitting that mark flawlessly.


Sunday is a joint New Zealand/Australian production starring Dustin Clare and Camille Keenan who, in writing the script alongside director Michelle Joy Lloyd, have extended their off-screen relationship into a relationship on screen set in the backdrop of a broken Christchurch, New Zealand following the savage earthquake. Filming focused on as much of the undamaged areas of the city and gives the film a theme of hope and strength, with the ability to rebuild.

It Follows

It Follows is certainly a film for the true horror fanatic. Anyway expecting to tune in and get a few cheap thrills as someone gets hacked to death is in for a real surprise. While the film itself may kind of hark back to teenage horrors like Disturbing Behaviour or The Faculty David Robert Mitchell’s naturalistic style of filmmaking has ended up creating a smart horror with a very natural film to it.

St.Kilda Film Festival 2015

The St.Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s longest-standing and publicly owned short film festival, is now an ACADEMY AWARD qualifier for the Documentary Awards and Short Film Awards. The Festival will be held from Thursday 21 to Saturday 30 May 2015 and will feature some of Australia’s best emerging and established filmmakers, producers and directors.

***Opening Night pictures***

Autumn Winter from Forcast
The forecast looks crisp, with the latest Autumn Winter collection from Forcast. This season’s styling means business, with corporate-chic at its finest. Timeless with a twist, form fitting designs and butter soft fabrics, blended into a collection of on-trend pieces that will take you from desk to dinner. The AW15 autumnal colour palette, features picks of muted greys and marls with hints of midnight blue, burgundy and pops of blush to sweeten the deal. Injections of winter florals, hounds-tooth and oversized checks mix it up.
Miss Universe Australia 2015

Heats are underway to determine who will be the 2015 Miss Universe Australia.

***All finalists announced***

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