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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, April 2, 2015 

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APRIL 1 - NEWSFLASH: Mel Gibson to make MADDER MAX

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Movie review: FAST & FURIOUS 7
Movie review:
FAST & FURIOUS 7

(US, 2015) Dir: James Wan. Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez. "Nothing is impossible in his no holds barred thrilling actioner in which cars leap from planes, skyscrapers and cliff-tops as stunts accelerate to levels that almost break the sound barrier," says Louise. REVIEW

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....


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COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

X + Y
Win one of 20 double inseason passes to the life-affirming British drama, X + Y (based on the BBC television documentary Beautiful Young Mind), starring Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Godzilla, Made in Dagenham), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Hugo), Rafe Spall (I Give It a Year, Life of Pi, Prometheus), Eddie Marsan (War Horse, Sherlock Holmes) and Jo Yang, courtesy Pinnacle Films. Only at the Movies April 9.

Movie review: ONE EYED GIRL
Movie review:
ONE EYED GIRL

(Aust, 2014) Dir: Nick Matthews. Stars Mark Leonard Winter, Steve LeMarquand, Craig Behenna, Tilda Cobham-Hervey. "One Eyed Girl is the kind of psychological thriller we might expect from Scandinavia and it’s a pleasure to see it as a homegrown product, complete with authentic Australian elements," says Andrew. REVIEW


Movie review: SAMBA
Movie review:
SAMBA

(France, 2014) Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. Stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim. "The delightful push-pull pairing of Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg makes this bittersweet comi-drama about connections a rich and engaging experience… The humour is subtle, the film treading a fine line between drama and comedy, as there is a constant weaving of emotional textures," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review:  SPONGEBOB MOVIE, THE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
Movie review:
SPONGEBOB MOVIE, THE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

(US, 2015) Dir: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell. "In praise of teamwork, this second SpongeBob movie in 3D with its combo of adorable animated characters and integrated live action is bright, amusing, clever, naïve and hugely inventive," says Louise. REVIEW

The web past and future:  REWIND / FAST FORWARD
The web past and future:
REWIND / FAST FORWARD

Remote controlled farm machinery that can spot and spray individual weeds or capture images of the right sort of apples hanging on trees are just a few of the items on the ‘internet of things’ that seem to belong to the future, as does ‘progremmatic’ display advertising for old fashioned publishers, silently filling available inventory in fractions of a second. If you weren’t at this seminar last week, you are already – unquestionably – part of the past, says Andrew L. Urban, who was indeed there. FEATURE

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in May, Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz. "Superlative performances are the reason to watch this engrossing, occasionally self-indulgent film that explores the female psyche and responses to age, self-image and changing times within the acting world," says Louise.] APRIL RELEASES


(From left) Black Sea, Age of Adaline, Mommy

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Boychoir, stars Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates;
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;
One Eyed Girl, stars Sara West, Steve Le Marquand;
Love is Strange, stars John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei;
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;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
TRAILERS


2015 Prom Dresses

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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 (April 2)
NEW DVDS (April 2)

INTERSTELLAR - Stars Matthew McConnaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Michael Caine. "The scale is grand; McConnaughey is suitably heroic and (director Christopher) Nolan prises us from our cinematic armchairs and launches us into the futuristic world of space travel and its concepts. It’s not as complete as Memento, The Prestige or Inception, but you do feel as though you have been there for a hell of an adventure," says Louise.

THE GOOD LIE - Stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel. "I connected on many levels with this powerful story about escape from Africa, loss, survival and struggling against the odds to create a new life. While Reece Witherspoon may have top billing in this story the backdrop for which is the civil war in Sudan, the real stars are actors whose true-life experiences are as dramatic as the characters they play," says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
MAPS TO THE STARS DVD
To win DVD copies courtesy EOne Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would make a great Hollywood celebrity and why? Wendy Daniels (NSW): My dad looks like Jack Nicholson; he has the Diva attitude to go with the celebrity look alike.

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

HOW (& WHY) TO ADVERTISE ON URBAN CINEFILE
HOW (& WHY) TO ADVERTISE ON URBAN CINEFILE
Reach over 90,000 dedicated movie & DVD consumers every month in the most targeted online environment -where the movie goers are. ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES, contact Andrew L. Urban or call: 02 9949 6700




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