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The Rise of The Binge Racer

Netflix has changed the way the world engages with stories – viewers watch when, where and how they want, at whatever pace – and in doing so, has given rise to a new kind of fan: The Binge Racer. Binge Racers strive to be the first to finish by speeding through an entire season within…

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Coffee Van Charity Receives Funding Boost

Coffee Van Charity Second Shot Espresso has received a funding boost after the next round of funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund was recently announced. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said Second Shot Espresso, established by James Christie and Mick Keelty AO, had been awarded $179,315 in round 2…

JFF – Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Director Kenji Kamiyama Staring Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Yôsuke Eguchi Rated Recommended for all ages Score 6/6 Kokone has university exams to prepare for, but instead she dozes off. Even when her father is unceremoniously arrested prior to the Tokyo Olympics and the family is hiding away a mystery or two she finds herself taking…

Louis Theroux’s Heroin Town Coming to Australian Cinemas

Louis Theroux’s powerful new documentary HEROIN TOWN is set to premiere in Australian Cinemas in limited release from November 17. In Huntington, West Virginia, Theroux, with his trademark warmth, empathy and candour, embeds himself among frontline emergency workers and a community ravaged by addiction. Such is the heroin crisis in the city, one in 10…

Movies Anywhere: A New Movie Watching App

Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launches in the U.S. today with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board. Featuring films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal…

JFF – Flower and Sword

Director Tetsuo Shinohara Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Kiichi Nakai, Mansai Nomura Rated Recommended for ages 15 and over (contains moderate themes and mild violence.) Score 6/6 In the late 16th century, after the death of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi takes power. The age of war is about to end, but Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s rule makes life…

October 15 National Gone Fishing Day

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly has announced Western Australians can go fishing licence-free on October 15, 2017 to mark the second-ever national Gone Fishing Day. The special day will enable recreational fishers to cast a line, even if from a boat, without the need for a recreational fishing licence. “Recreational fishing is one of WA’s treasured…

4DX Cinema to open at Village Century City

Australia’s very first four-dimensional, 4DX cinema is set to open at Village Cinemas Century City in Melbourne’s south-east on Thursday 26 October 2017, just in time for the release of Thor: Ragnarok. “We are continuously looking for ways to innovate, and build on our commitment to delivering a world of movie experiences to our guests…

Monica Bellucci to star in Roache-Turner brothers’ Nekromancer

Entertainment One (eOne), Hopscotch Features and Guerilla Films have announced that Monica Bellucci, Ben O’Toole and Tess Haubrich will star in the sci-fi horror film Nekromancer by Australian filmmaker brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood). Nekromancer is a genre-mashing, sci-fi-horror which will take audiences on a cinematic roller-coaster traversing the full spectrum of human (and…

JFF – Tori Girl!

Director Tsutomu Hanabusa Starring Elaiza Ikeda, Tao Tsuchiya, Mahiro Takasugi, Shotaro Mamiya Recommended for ages 12 and over. Rated 6/6 Yukina has always been the go-with-the-flow type. Unknowingly—and rather frustratingly—she drifts into a second-rate university where everybody looks like a bespectacled geek. During O-Week, she meets Kei, a cute upperclassman who recruits her into the…