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Dune - trailer

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  Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.  The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity

Old - review (contains spoilers)

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  A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age, reducing their entire lives into a single day... M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mind-bending, twisty-turny effort Old , fails to live up to the best of his filmography. Perhaps he’s unfairly labelled as the twist guy, but we don’t get to choose our monikers in this life. His career has justifiably been built upon an ability to pull the rug out from under the audience, which perhaps has left us a little jaded over the years.Twists and turns are always appreciated, but they must be in service of the plot or character development. Sadly here the inevitable reveal didn’t really serve either.  Old primarily takes place on a idyllic beach, where a group of strangers are experiencing a phenomenon of accelerated ageing. I’ll be frank, there’s an intriguing kernel of a story at the heart of Old , it’s just never fully realized. The expositi

Star Wars: Visions - a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm

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At Anime Expo Lite, Disney+ announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to “Star Wars: Visions” - a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+.   The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to realise their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.    Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) were on hand at the event to reveal each studio and give fans a special look at the environment and concept art as they debuted the title and first details of each short.   + Kamikaze Douga - The Duel  + Geno Studio (Twin Engine) - Lop and Ochō + Studi

Take a peek at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival program

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Take a peek at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival program with 22 films designed to thrill, horrify, inspire and delight before the full program is announced. Catch the long-awaited ZOLA, the inspiring WASH MY SOUL IN RIVER’S FLOW, and the 2020 Berlinale winner THERE IS NO EVIL, among many others. The festival runs 18-29 August. Full program released 21 July – buy your Flexipass now for discounted tickets-   https://sff.org.au/info/first-films/  #SydFilmFest Keep up to date on all festival announcements by following Sydney Film Festival on social media: Facebook - @sydfilmfestival Twitter - @sydfilmfest Instagram - @sydfilmfest

latest behind-the-scenes look at Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (hits cinemas July 22)

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Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.   Go behind-the-scenes with Henry Golding and G.I. Joe Legend Larry Hama, and find out what it takes to bring the epic origin story to the big screen. SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS  exclusive to cinemas from July 22.

Giveaway time! Win 1 of 10 double passes to Lapsis (in cinemas June 3rd)

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Set in an alternative New York, the quantum computing revolution has begun, and investors are lining their pockets. However, building the network requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by "cablers", a group of unprotected gig workers who have to compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain.   Delivery man Ray Tincelli is both sceptical and suspicious of this new technology. However, to support himself and his ailing younger brother, he scores a shady permit and starts cabling, hoping to finally change his fortunes. What he doesn't expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile fellow cablers, corporate greed and the mystery surrounding someone called Lapsis Beeftech, who may have previously owned his permit.  Hailed as ‘a smart, class-conscious sci-fi parable’ (The Hollywood Reporter) and ‘cult status is assured’ (Variety), LAPSIS provides a darkly comic, original and timely perspective of the gig economy and the fai

Win a double pass to a preview screening of SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW (in cinemas May 13)

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A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL , the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the centre of the killer’s morbid game. SPIRAL stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original SAW team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. Thanks to the legends at STUDIOCANAL we have 10 double passes to a sneak preview of  SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW . For your chance to win, simple CLICK HERE to head over to our Facebook page for entry details. The screening will be held on Wednes