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2015 CANNES OFFICIAL SELECTION

Movie review: THE AGE OF ADALINE
Movie review:
THE AGE OF ADALINE

(US, 2015) Dir: Lee Toland Krieger. Stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman, Amanda Crew, Ellen Burstyn. "Never mind that the story is far fetched, the film engages largely due to a winning central performance by Blake Lively as the ageless Adaline, who spends her life running instead of living because she fears someone will learn her secret ... The piece de resistance features a well cast Harrison Ford as Adaline’s former lover, when the past and the present are fused together in a cleverly constructed scenario," says Louise. REVIEW

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

BOX OFFICE: - Twice weekly reports & charts, Mondays, Thursdays (after 4pm).

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Isabella Rossellini to preside Cannes Jury;
* Cannes to open with film by female director – a first;
* 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards nominations;
* Record season for 2015 Alliance Francaise French Film Fest;



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Friday night thrillers

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Additional sites worthy of visiting that provide information that focuses on Australians interested in online casinos and gambling online are: AU Online Casino and Aussie Casinos Online.

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

WILLIAM KELLY'S WAR DVD
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on ANZAC Day, win one of 10 DVD copies of William Kelly’s War, starring Josh Davis, Mathew Davis, Lachlan Hume and Tony Bonner, courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment. It provides a fresh take on one of Australia’s most defining historical events with an unforgettable story. Available now on DVD.

Movie reviews: THE GUNMAN
Movie reviews:
THE GUNMAN

(US, 2015) Dir: Pierre Morel. Stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone. "Action packed, with tense and thrilling sequences, although things come together in the end, I was frustrated by the constantly shifting nature of the story ... But Penn, always forceful and convincing, delivers in spades, while Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone bring gravitas, albeit we don’t see enough of them," says Louise. REVIEW

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JINN: A CURSE TO FEAR

Shawn (Dominic Rians), an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine (Serinda Swan) until it is interrupted by a cryptic message, warning of imminent danger and a curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Having lost his parents as a child, Shawn doesn't believe this unsettling revelation... until strange things start to happen.

Feature: 2015 HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL
Feature:
2015 HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL

Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) announces its full 2015 program, consisting of an impressive and entertaining line up of film, arts and forums. FEATURE

Feature: 2015 TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL
Feature:
2015 TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL

As Turkey and Australia come together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the 5th annual Turkish Film Festival Australia invites audiences in Sydney and Melbourne to experience the great masters and new talents of Turkish film – under the banner Make Films Not War. FEATURE

Feature: 2015 AUDI GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL
Feature:
2015 AUDI GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

The Audi Festival of German Films is bringing fifty new German-language films to Australia this May, sure to thrill audiences with an exhilarating program of features, shorts and documentaries in addition to special guests from Germany. FEATURE

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming later in April, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, starring Rinko Kikuchi. It’s wonderful, says Louise.] Calendar of films releasing in MAY


(From left) A Royal Night Out, Spy, Age of Adeline

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Boychoir, stars Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates;
Spy, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne;
Amy, doco about Amy Winehouse
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg;
Mad Max: Fury Road (latest), stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
The Gunman, stars Sean Penn;
A Royal Night Out, stars Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson;
The Longest Ride, stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson;
The Age of Adaline, stars Blake Lively Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford;
Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;
TRAILERS


2015 Prom Dresses

With an increasing demand for entertainment on the move, Australian movie fans are turning to tablets for movies, gaming and more. Get the inside track at this mobile casino review site for Australians.

At a glance: TOP 20
At a glance:
TOP 20

Short and sweet (or not) opinions on the most popular current releases. An easy reference for choosing which movie to see tonight ... or tomorrow ... or right now! (Occasionally we also slip in a few of the editors’ favourites if they don’t make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

ANNIE
Stars Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne. "It’s a breath of fresh air," says Louise.

WILLIAM KELLY'S WAR
Stars Josh Davis, Tony Bonner, Ella McIlvena, Matthew John Davis, Lachlan Hume. "A solidly made war drama, William Kelley’s War resonates with the atmosphere of country Australia at the beginning of the 20th century, a mood so poignantly captured it propels the film," says Andrew.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
LAGGIES DVD
To win one of 10 DVD copies of the romantic coming-of-age comedy Laggies, starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell, courtesy EOne, we asked: With whose life (or lives) among family and friends, is your life intertwined and why? Phi Burns (Vic): My accountant. If the tax department ever finds my offshore accounts I could really be in trouble.

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / video release), or have reported from the set, or featured in any way, is listed here, going back to films made even before the launch of Urban Cinefile, such as The Piano, Romper Stomper, Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Travelfile:  DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA
Travelfile:
DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA

The spectacular baroque Melk Abbey, and a short cruise past the nude beaches of the Wachau Valley back to Vienna … with Andrew L. Urban on board.

GÖDÖLLŐ – HUNGARIAN ROYAL SUMMER PALACE - 280TH ANNIVERSARY
GÖDÖLLŐ – HUNGARIAN ROYAL SUMMER PALACE - 280TH ANNIVERSARY
Andrew L. Urban was disconcerted to unexpectedly come face to face with Australia's ex PM, Kevin Rudd, in this Royal Palace - even if only on a large plasma screen - in a room where Hungary's beloved Queen 'Sisi' Elizabeth (wife of Austro- Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef (1830 - 1916) once walked, over a hundred years ago. FEATURE

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