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Single Release: Munnycat – Check It

The name Munnycat might be unfamiliar to you, but if you watch TV or browse the internet, chances are their colourful bops have danced through your headphones without you ever knowing. With over 100 commercial syncs including Fenty Beauty, eBay, Google, and Target, the LA noise pop production duo comprised of K808 + Khaledzou are well-seasoned producers. Munnycat is, in its totality, a two-person project; the couple write, produce, and shoot and edit their own videos together, lending new meaning to the phrase ‘dynamic duo.’ Today, Munnycat shares the new single, “Check It.” It’s a technicolour tuneRead More

Film Review: Lean On Pete

Director:    Andrew Haigh Cast:    Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel, Alison Elliott, Steve Zahn, Rachel Perrell Fosket, Lewis Pullman, Justin Rain, Bob Olin, Ayanna Berkshire, Amy Seimetz. Rating:    M Running Time:    122 Australian Distributor:     Transmission Films   Director/writer Andrew Haigh’s film, adapted from Willy Vlautin’s novel, becomes at its midpoint a road trip tale—only much of the trip is on foot, not by car, or even on horseback, even though it is the horse that is the cause for the trip. Although the horse inRead More

Album Release: Little Mix – LM5

  Little Mix have spent the last year writing and recording the album with an A-List cast of writers and producers including Ed Sheeran, Camille Purcell, Jess Glynne, MNEK and Timbaland. The collection is their strongest work to date, with the girls themselves describing it as ‘the album we always wanted to make’. LM5 is available through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The album’s first single ‘Woman Like Me’ featuring Nicki Minaj is a harmony led, urban, reggae pop smash, which immediately hit No.1 on iTunes around the world and was the #1 most added track to Australian radio upon release. Though the lyrics on some tracks areRead More

Film Review: Widows

Director:    Steve McQueen Cast:    Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, Rating:    MA Running Time:    128 Australian Distributor:     20th Century Fox   ‘WIDOWS’ is directed by Steve McQueen who also co-wrote the screenplay with Gillian Flynn based on the 80’s British TV series. The plot centers around the wives of a group of criminals who are left with their husbands debt after they are all killed on a job. With a month toRead More

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Director:    David Yates Cast:    Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Carmen Ejogo Rating:    M Running Time:    134 Australian Distributor:     Roadshow Films   Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picks up six months after its blandly likeable predecessor, 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Odd duck Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is banned from international travel by the Ministry of Magic. Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is in prison. Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) – who conveniently survived what was clearly hisRead More

Film Review: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Director:    Gus Van Sant Cast:    Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto, Kim Gordon, Tony Greenhand, Ronnie Adrian, Udo Kier, Mark Webber Rating:    M Running Time:    114 Australian Distributor:     Transmission Films It’s been a lean few years for Gus Van Sant fans, with the director’s efforts mostly divided between well-meant flops like Sea Of Trees and journeyman work on something like Promised Land. After a car accident that leaves him paralysed, John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) tries to become sober and finds he hasRead More

Film Review: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Director:    Lorna Tucker Cast:    Vivienne Westwood (as herself).  Also features: Andreas Kronthaler, Joseph Corre, Carlo D’Amario, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell Rating:    M Running Time:    80 Australian Distributor:     Madman Entertainment   Vivienne Westwood is a force of fashion who needs no introduction. From her punk beginnings to her high couture runway collections, she is the face and body of radical British fashion and shows no signs of slowing down, regardless of how big her fashion empire has (and is) becoming. This is the story of her life, and itRead More

Australia’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar announced

Outstanding Australian film Jirga, written and directed by Benjamin Gilmour, produced by John Maynard and starring Sam Smith is Australia’s Official Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Jirga is currently screening in cinemas around the country. Director/writer Benjamin Gilmour said, ‘We are thrilled about the honour of representing Australia. For us it’s the recognition of what Jirga has to say and the fruits of human cross-cultural collaboration.  Being selected for the Oscars is also about the company our film is in. I hope Jirga will now reach a much bigger audience.’ Producer/distributor John Maynard said, ‘Following the Cinefest OzRead More

Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Director:    Drew Goddard Cast:    Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman Rating:    MA Running Time:    141 Australian Distributor:     20th Century Fox   All hell breaks loose in writer/director Drew Goddard’s stylish thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale. Lake’s Tahoe’s El Royale sits straddling the Nevada/California border in the late 1960s. Before the East side lost its gambling license, the El Royale had been a hot spot and Rat Pack hangout, but lately bellboy/desk clerk and bartender Miles (Lewis Pullman) is prettyRead More

Film Review: Johnny English Strikes Again

Director:    David Kerr Cast:    Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy, Ben Miller Rating:    PG Running Time:    89 Australian Distributor:     Universal Pictures Australia   JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN is the third film in the Johnny English series and follows Johnny English, who is now retired from MI7 and teaching Geography and spy tactics on the side. He is now called back into action.   When a group of other ex-agents, played by legendary actors Charles Dance and Michael Gambon, are taken out of action, the fate of theRead More