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Trailer: Hit Man

Richard Linklater's latest won't get much of a theatrical life, but at least it will finally release in June after wowing them at Sundance earlier this year. Co-written and starring Glen Powell, the action comedy is inspired by a true story, and also stars Adria Arjona and Austin Amelio.

Richard Linklater’s latest won’t get much of a theatrical life, but at least it will finally release in June after wowing them at Sundance earlier this year. Co-written and starring Glen Powell, the action comedy is inspired by a true story, and also stars Adria Arjona and Austin Amelio.

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A Goliath Launch for Birdeater

Jack Clark and Jim Weir’s debut feature took out the Audience Award, following its world premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and also wowed them at SXSW, and now arrives on the Gold Coast

Jack Clark and Jim Weir’s debut feature took out the Audience Award, following its world premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and also wowed them at SXSW, and now arrives on the Gold Coast

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Box Office Report: 11 – 14 April 2024

Relatively strong openings for original films Civil War and Late Night with the Devil, the former wide, the latter mid range release strategies have paid off, whilst Kung Fu Panda and Godzilla x Kong (and Ghostbusters, seriously kids?!; and Dune: Part 2 - how many times have you seen the film scifi geeks?) continue to dominate.

Relatively strong openings for original films Civil War and Late Night with the Devil, the former wide, the latter mid range release strategies have paid off, whilst Kung Fu Panda and Godzilla x Kong (and Ghostbusters, seriously kids?!; and Dune: Part 2 – how many times have you seen the film scifi geeks?) continue to dominate.

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Box Office Report: 4 – 7 April 2024

It's school holiday time in QLD, NT, WA and VIC, meaning that Kung Fu Panda and his foe The Chameleon have overtaken the older skewing GxK: The New Empire, and will quickly increase its lead as the rest of Australia leaves school at the end of this week. The long-awaited Monkey Man opened in cinemas (yay, as opposed to its original destination Netflix) reasonably, whilst The First Omen didn't. Anzac themed Aussie film Before Dawn went out wide, accumulating $100k for an $800 screen average, which is respectable considering its limited sessions.

It’s school holiday time in QLD, NT, WA and VIC, meaning that Kung Fu Panda and his foe The Chameleon have overtaken the older skewing GxK: The New Empire, and will quickly increase its lead as the rest of Australia leaves school at the end of this week. The long-awaited Monkey Man opened in cinemas (yay, as opposed to its original destination Netflix) reasonably, whilst The First Omen didn’t. Anzac themed Aussie film Before Dawn went out wide, accumulating $100k for an $800 screen average, which is respectable considering its limited sessions.

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The Neverending Story Rides Again!!

Late author Michael Ende’s beloved children’s novel The Neverending Story will fly onto the big screen once again courtesy of Australian-based production house See-Saw Films.

Late author Michael Ende’s beloved children’s novel The Neverending Story will fly onto the big screen once again courtesy of Australian-based production house See-Saw Films.

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Box Office Report: 28 – 31 March 2024

No one stood a chance this weekend against 2 mammoth franchises in one, specifically Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The arrival of Kung Fu Panda 4, and the continued success of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Wicked Little Letters, and especially Dune: Part 2, which maintained its screen average despite dropping by 100 screens, and Anatomy of a Fall, which actually increased its haul from last weekend, saw box office up more than 50% on last weekend.

No one stood a chance this weekend against 2 mammoth franchises in one, specifically Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The arrival of Kung Fu Panda 4, and the continued success of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Wicked Little Letters, and especially Dune: Part 2, which maintained its screen average despite dropping by 100 screens, and Anatomy of a Fall, which actually increased its haul from last weekend, saw box office up more than 50% on last weekend.

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Trailer: Unfrosted

Who isn't in this directorial debut by Jerry Seinfeld? Let's hope it's (much) better than another comedy vanity project that Netflix gave free rein to, Judd Apatow's The Bubble. Looks fun, especially for the cereal-obsessed. 

Who isn’t in this directorial debut by Jerry Seinfeld? Let’s hope it’s (much) better than another comedy vanity project that Netflix gave free rein to, Judd Apatow’s The Bubble. Looks fun, especially for the cereal-obsessed. 

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Teaser Trailer: Yorgos Lanthimos’ KINDS OF KINDNESS

Nothing is known of the plot of Lanthimos' return to his regular collaborator, writer Efthimis Filippou, but check out that cast ... Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie, Hunter Schafer. 

Nothing is known of the plot of Lanthimos’ return to his regular collaborator, writer Efthimis Filippou, but check out that cast … Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie, Hunter Schafer.