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Movie News 06.12.18 - Aussie Film Industry in Good Shape

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Movie News!

Some 59 Oz titles have launched this year and the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA) expects the final tally will be 61 – six more than in 2017.

The MPDAA estimates 722 films will have gone out theatrically by the end of the year – up from 697 last year. Collectively Oz films and feature docs including holdovers have racked up $55.2 million, beating last year’s $49.4 million, which was a market share of 4.1 per cent.

Mary Poppins Returns (Jan 1st ) marks the third time Blunt and Streep have shared the silver screen.

‘Aquaman’ Wins Rave Early Reactions: ‘Most Ambitious DC Film to Date’

Just over a year since the mixed critical and audience reception for “Justice League,” fans of the Warner Bros.’ DC-verse are looking for James Wan’s “Aquaman” to get the series back on track. And based on the first round of social media reactions on Monday, their wish might be granted.

“Aquaman” received its first screening at a Warner Bros. press event Nov. 14, and critics and reporters who attended have been at high tide since the social media embargo lifted earlier.

Happy Birthday….. This Week

Amanda Seyfried –  Mean Girls / Mamma Mia / Red Riding Hood /

Brendan Fraser – George of the Jungle /  The Mummy

Julianne Moore -  Juraasic Park / The Fugitive / Boogie Nights / Nine Months

Daryl Hannah -  Kill Bill 2 / Blade Runner / Splash / sang backup for Jackson Browne

Mortal Engines

A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

Second Act.

A comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations stemming from her unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

Can You Forgive Me   

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

 

Events @ Mt Barker – Limited Sessions

Andre Sydney Concert  next weekend…book now

Out Door Cinema is back.. From December 22nd..Programme on web site....

 

Top 5 This Week

5/  A Star is Born

4/ Fantastic Beasts

3/ Bohemian Rhapsody

2/ The Grinch

1/ Greed 2