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February, 2022

 

28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Nominations were recently revealed for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, one of the guild events in the awards-season calendar. On the film side, MGM/United Artists Releasing’s House of Gucci and Netflix’s The Power of the Dog led nominations with three apiece. Power of the Dog scored for Lead Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee in supporting, but missed out on an Ensemble nom. Those went to Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, King Richard and Gucci, which scored acting nominations for Lady Gaga and Jered Leto. In TV, Emmy champs Succession from HBO and Apple TV+’s TedRead More


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S RICHEST FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced that its 70th anniversary edition in August will include the debut of the annual MIFF Film Competition. Already the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and longest-running film festival, MIFF will now also offer one of the world’s most substantial festival prize pools. Initially comprising three awards, the MIFF Film Competition‘s flagship prize will be the AUD$140,000 (approx. US$100,000) Best Film Award – the richest feature film prize in the Southern Hemisphere – supported by the Victorian Government through Film Victoria. Focusing on bold directorial voices and emerging filmmakers,Read More


Foo Fighters special Australian one-off show

Are you ready to be a part of history? Don’t miss Foo Fighters in Geelong for one night only on Friday 4 March! Yes… That’s right. Foo Fighters are playing the first full-capacity stadium show in Australia by an international artist since March 2020! Joining will be loud and proud punk rockers Amyl and The Sniffers and Melbourne punk royalty The Meanies. Get your tickets this Friday 25 February from 12.00pm (AEDT). Ticket limit: 8 per purchaser GEELONG Fri 4 Mar GMHBA Stadium (Licensed. All Ages) *********************************************** The 12-time GRAMMY winning band willRead More


Crowded House Announce First Australian Tour In 12 Years

Crowded House has unveiled a massive Australian headline tour for 2022.  The legendary outfit will perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Centennial Vineyards in Bowral in April before headlining Bluesfest in Bryon Bay on Easter Sunday. The run of shows will be the band’s first across Australia in 12 years, celebrating their latest album Dreamers Are Waiting. Friday, April 1st, 2022 (Sold Out) Kings Park, Perth, WA Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 (Sold Out) Kings Park, Perth, WA Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 (New Show) Kings Park, Perth, WA Tuesday, April 5th,Read More


Film Review: Blacklight

Director:    Mark Williams Cast:    Liam Neeson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Taylor John Smith, Aidan Quinn, Claire van der Boom, Tim Draxl, Gabriella Sengos, Yael Stone, Georgia Flood, Andrew Shaw, Zac Lemons, Mel Jarnson Rating:     M Running Time:     105 Australian Distributor:     Rialto Distribution   Over the past decade actor Liam Neeson has established himself as an action hero in sleek thrillers that you can normally guarantee are better than the stock standard films in the genre. Even his films that take a more indie approach, like The Ice Road, always seemRead More


MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ANNOUNCE 2023 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Formed in New Jersey, My Chemical Romance made their debut in 2002 with the independently released album “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love”. The band signed to Reprise Records the following year and made its major-label debut with 2004’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”, now 3x certified Platinum. The album contained the Platinum hit ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise),’ the Gold-certified ‘Helena,’ and ‘The Ghost of You.’ Rolling Stone hailed the 3x Platinum “The Black Parade” as one of the top albums of 2006. Lead single ‘WelcomeRead More


Film Review: Death On The Nile

Director:    Kenneth Branagh Cast:    Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, Letitia Wright, Susannah Fielding Rating:     M Running Time:     127 Australian Distributor:     20th Century Studios (Disney)   Few directors toggle as easily between high – and middle-brow as Kenneth Branagh. He’s directed Shakespearean adaptations, superhero films, mediocre Disney stuff, and even a misbegotten Jack Ryan reboot. Branagh has directed nineteen films since 1989, although six of them haveRead More


Upcoming Film Releases – Madman Films

Here are the upcoming film releases from Madman Films. 24 March 2022  –  River 7 April 2022  –  Memoria 21 April 2022  –  Elizabeth 5 May 2022  –  Petite Maman 26 May 2022  –  How To Please A Woman            


SURFACES AUSTRALASIAN TOUR – JULY 2022

Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring are pleased to announce Texas-based duo Surfaces will tour Australia and New Zealand for the very first time in July 2022, performing five headline shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. While in Australia, the band will also perform at Splendour In The Grass. Surfaces is Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki, the pair’s universally appealing music connecting with fans across the globe, fans finding something special in their blend of buoyant production and “no shirt, no shoes, no problem” energy. The rising hit-makers have been shattering expectations ever since they released their self-made debut album, Surf (2017).Read More


2022 Falls Festival

Falls Festival announces new Victorian home for 2022/2023 Falls Festival organisers have announced that when the event returns in the summer of 2022/2023, the Lorne event will be relocated to Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon, just a stone’s throw from Birregurra, and confirms that the festival will not return to Marion Bay in Tasmania. After 27 years in beautiful Lorne and 17 years in fabulous Tassie it is with mixed feelings that Falls Festival moves on to its next chapter. “It has been a privilege to operate Falls Festival in suchRead More