As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Based on the Comic Book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Produced by: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance

In cinemas FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears. From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and producers Craig Flores (300), Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) and Alexandre Aja, Crawl is a nail-biting horror thriller in cinemas NOW.

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Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.



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The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.



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When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Mulan opens in Australian cinemas on March 26, 2020

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After more than 170 episodes, and 130 hours, unpacking the 1995 LA crime saga, HEAT, one minute at a time, the “One HEAT Minute” Podcast receives its fairy-tale ending by enlisting four-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Mann as its final guest scheduled to air on 6 July, 2019. “One HEAT Minute” Podcast, conceived and executed by film journalist Blake Howard, has proven to be the most original, informative, entertaining and painstakingly detailed analysis of Michael Mann’s classic film HEAT, which has earned its place over time among similarly celebrated and analysed masterpieces.

“That’s a GREAT idea”
Christopher Nolan

“Genuinely exciting”
KQED

“Blake Howard’s Cine-essential ‘One HEAT Minute’ podcast may be the most delightfully detailed dissection of a single film since Roger Ebert’s shot-by-shot explication of CITIZEN KANE, and possibly more entertaining! It’s one of the few podcasts in recent memory that could stand the test of time to become a valuable resource for film theorists and casual movie lovers alike. And to have Director Mann, himself, for the final episode to discuss his classic film is just like the final shot in HEAT....the perfect ending to an epic journey.”

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"It's a brilliant idea, relentlessly executed with charm, wit, and enthusiasm. Every time I listen to it, I feel the need to rush back to my TV and watch the whole movie again.”

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Like Captain Ahab before him, friend of the site Blake Howard has chased Michael Mann across the journalistic and cinematic world. This maddening journey was often been treacherous to say the least, but after several years, he’s finally landed his white whale.

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Listeners can find “One HEAT Minute” Podcast at OneHeatMinute.com or Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher. The highly anticipated finale with Michael Mann airs on 6 July, 2019.

Check out the first footage from Bond 25. Directed by Cary Fukunaga and featuring Daniel Craig, in what should be his final film as the iconic character. 

Bond 25 hits Australian cinemas April 8.


In this third instalment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Thanks to the super generous folk at STUDIOCANAL, we're giving away 10 double-passes to see JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM. It's easily one of our most anticipated releases of the year. For information on how to win a pass, simply CLICK HERE to visit our Facebook page. Where you'll find all the details and much much more. Couldn't be easier.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM hits cinemas everywhere May 16th

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Mike Leigh's latest film is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

To celebrate the release of Mike Leigh’s latest film Peterloo, the champions at Transmission have given us 10 double-passes to giveaway. For your chance to win, simply CLICK HERE to head over to our Facebook page and follow the entry instructions.

Peterloo hits cinemas May 16th

- Stu 






Lately I’ve been pondering, are we in the midst of a comedy slump? It feels like the past few years I’ve seen a steady decline in the calibre of comedic output across the board. Now arguably it could be that my tastes are changing, things just aren’t aimed at me, or that comedies aren’t grabbing me like they used to. With that in mind, Little, the latest film by Tina Gordon takes on the age-old body swap genre with largely mixed results.

Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is a self-made tech mogul who has built an impressive empire; some part through determination but mainly by being flat out mean. Unsurprisingly she’s not particularly cared for by her employees. Through a little magic, Jordan is transformed back into her 14 year old self and the hilarity ensues, well, kind of.

Little is enjoyable enough, however the tone is just all over the place. I never felt completely attached to any particular characters’ arc and furthermore didn't really care for Jordan’s escapades. This is where modern comedies have drifted so far away from tried and true approaches to the genre. Despite the fact it’s a comedy, we still want a story and/or characters to invest in. I still want to get taken on a journey of sorts and unfortunately Little didn’t offer that.

My two biggest gripes are the writing and its length. The writing rarely rings true, with most scenes being little more than set ups to obvious jokes. The film contains some problematic jokes at the expense of transgender people which is unfortunate and another sequence which insinuated a paedophilic relationship. I have no issue with edgy comedy, but it requires precise execution. The bloated run-time weighing in at 1hr 49m is thanks to too many needless subplots and padding within the scenes. Some general tightening and tweaking could’ve helped immensely.

In terms of performances, Regina Hall isn’t given too much to work with as mean Jordan. Issa Rae plays Jordan’s personal assistant, April Williams. Again like Hall, she was in an unenviable position given the questionable writing resulting in a relatively bland performance. Both characters were written way too broadly.

The rock star of the moment is Marsai Martin who plays young Jordan Sanders. Talk about screen presence! The film truly comes to life when Martin appears, like a super-sub coming off the bench who goes on to win the game. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Even though Little didn’t work for me, there’s probably enough laughs to warrant a watch. Plus you’ll be able to get on the Marsai Martin bandwagon ASAP. Don’t mind me being the cranky grump, I just know when things aren’t my cup of tea.

As always if you see the film and agree or disagree with my thoughts, I’d love to hear from the comments below.

Little - 6/10

Stu