The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017: Moka Mar21

The Alliance Françai...

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is running in Melbourne from 8 March – 30 March, and our writer in Australia will be covering a selection of the movies being shown. AFFFF is the biggest festival of French films outside of France, and you can see the program and book tickets...

Podcasts of the Week: The Next Best Picture & Future Sandwich Mar20

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

The Alliance Françai...

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is running in Melbourne from 8th March – 30 March and our writer in Australia will be covering a selection of the movies being shown. AFFFF is the biggest festival of French films outside of France and you can see the program and book tickets...

Podcasts of the Week: Double Exposure & Progtor Who Podcast Mar13

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Netflix Hidden Gem #100: Look Who’s Back

Look Who’s Back (2015) Director: David Wnendt Genre: Comedy Constantin Film Synopsis: Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern Germany and becomes a media sensation. Overview: Look Who’s Back is structured like Borat or Bruno — a mix of scripted scenes and those of the main character interacting with the public. The entertainment, of course, comes from the public’s reaction to the eccentric figure at the centre of the movie. However, unlike those films and their heightened stereotype main characters, the protagonist of Look Who’s Back is Adolf Hitler. Waking up in a park in 2014 Berlin, Hitler finds himself transported...

Back to the Future: Movie Making and Mythologising Mar09

Back to the Future: Movie Making and Mythologising

Throughout the month of March, Audiences Everywhere will be sharing appreciation for film trilogies, including personal reflections from our writers on some of their favorites. Today, we’re discussing Back to the Future. Back to the Future – Movie Making and Mythologising The Back to the Future trilogy is about a lot of things: fate, destiny, love, bravery, toxic masculinity, rock and roll, the past, present, and future. It is heavy on both action and comedy and features some great sci-fi and romance, too. And today it almost feels like a relic of a time when a summer blockbuster could just be unashamedly fun. The trilogy is...

T2 Trainspotting: A Nostalgic Movie about Nostalgia Mar08

T2 Trainspotting: A Nostalgic Movie about Nostalgi...

For good or ill, nostalgia has taken over cinema. We have reached a point with cinema and TV where anything has the possibility of returning. Gone are the days of a show being canceled with no hope of coming back, and here to stay is the age of not letting go. A few years ago, Arrested Development, a show long since assumed  gone forever, returned to our screens. In just a few months we will have more Twin Peaks, when just a few years ago, the chances would have seemed slim at best. By December we’ll have had the third new Star Wars movie in as many years as well as a new Star Trek series, a Charmed reboot, a Baywatch movie, a CHiPs movie,...

Podcasts of the Week: Another Film Podcast & Homecoming Mar06

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

The Humanity We Lost With Bill Paxton Mar02

The Humanity We Lost With Bill Paxton

After his passing on February 25, 2017, it quickly became clear, perhaps a little too late, that Bill Paxton will be talked about about as one of the great human actors. A man filled to the brim with realness, who looked natural in any part and yet never quite looked like a movie star. Instead, Paxton often looked like some dude from down the street having the time of his life, who just happened to be on a movie set while they were shooting. At other times, Paxton infused characters with a level of dignity and humanity they probably didn’t deserve and wouldn’t have received if played by another actor. Many times, the characters...

Book to Box Office: ...

Book to Box Office: Prince of Cats  Based on: Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly Expected Release Date: N/A Directed by: N/A Summary: Prince of Cats is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet from the point of view of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and the titular prince of cats. The action starts before the...

Podcasts of the Week: Pop Culture Case Study & Within the Wires Feb27

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

AE Book Club: An Interview with Ron Wimberly

For February, the Audiences Everywhere Book Club (#AEBookclub) chose Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats as their book. The novel, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet through the eyes of Tybalt and set in ’80s Brooklyn, has proven to be a popular choice among members of the club for its fusion of hip-hop, Japanese swordplay, and Shakespeare. We sat down with/emailed the artist and writer to ask him a few questions about his book, career, and who he would like to soundtrack the movie adaptation. Sean Fallon (AE): How did Prince of Cats come about? What was your inspiration to adapt Shakespeare in this style? Ron Wimberly: I’ve answered this...

Podcasts of the Week: CadaverCast & Wooden Overcoats Feb20

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special Funny, Weird, and Sexy Feb14

Michael Bolton’...

Overview: A sexy Valentine’s Day special hosted by Michael Bolton. Netflix; 2017; 54 mins Cool: At the height of his fame in the 1990s, Michael Bolton was the epitome of uncool: a long haired romance novel-looking lothario singing love songs that made your mum’s heart melt....

Podcasts of the Week: Hollywood and Crime & The Room Where It’s Happening Feb13

Podcasts of the Week: Hollywood and Crime & T...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the best podcasts you should be listening to about movies (and other things) so you don’t have to make any more hard podcast decisions ever again. Movie Podcast of the Week Hollywood and Crime This is a bit of a cheat as its not technically a movie-based podcast, but it is set in Hollywood and feels like listening to a very scary, very well-made movie, so...

B2BO: The Handmaid&#...

Book to Box Office: The Handmaid’s Tale Based on: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985 Expected Release Date: April 26, 2017 Created by: Bruce Miller Summary: From the publisher: “Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander...

Remembering Sir John Hurt, Sci-Fi Royalty Feb07

Remembering Sir John Hurt, Sci-Fi Royalty

Sir John Hurt will always be acting royalty. He sits in that pantheon of British actors who could be in any movie and just class the place up no matter the quality of the material. The acting world is a less classy place with him gone, but specifically the sci-fi genre will feel the loss the most. It wasn’t until he died that I realised how pivotal and important Hurt had been for science fiction movies. I knew about Alien and obviously that he was in Doctor Who, but after he died and I started looking at his filmography I saw the extent at which he was involved in science fiction over his six decade spanning career, and how...

AE Monthly Book Club: February 2017

Well, we survived January without the world being nuked into the sun so it’s time to see what’s on the agenda for February’s book club choice. For this month we will be mixing it up a bit and reading a graphic novel. Prince of Cats is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet from the point of view of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and the titular prince of cats. The action starts before the play and we get to see what happened in Tybalt’s life to make him the angry and violent young man of the original play. Also, the whole book is set in 1983 Brooklyn, mostly written in iambic pentameter, infused with ’80s hip hop...

Podcasts of the Week: Talk Easy & Hidden Brain Feb06

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Very Funny Drama Jan31

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Very Funny Dra...

It’s not often that you get a second chance to see something you love adapted for the screen. Usually you get one shot, and if it’s bad then that’s it. You’re left with a novel or series of novels you love and a movie you dislike. Unless, that is, the source material you like is Spider-Man comics, in which case it seems as though you get unlimited attempts. With A Series of Unfortunate Events, it seemed as though the 2004 movie was the only filmed version we would get of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket’s fantastic series of books. There are things to like about the movie. The cast is great and it looks correct but there are changes and tweaks...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/30/17 Jan30

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

A History of Cinematic Resurrection

Every so often tragedy strikes and an actor passes away during the filming of a movie. When this happens the filmmakers are left with the choice of scrapping the whole movie, as director George Sluzier did when River Phoenix died during the filming of Dark Blood, or trying to find a way around it. The latter was the option Terry Gilliam chose when Heath Ledger died halfway through filming of the The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, instead casting Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell to each play Ledger’s character when he goes into a fantasy world within the movie. Other times though, the actor will die leaving enough footage for the...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/23/17 Jan23

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/16/17 Jan16

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Red Dog: True Blue is Heartwarming Family Fare  Jan13

Red Dog: True Blue i...

Overview: The story of a boy and his dog as they grow up together on a cattle station in rural Australia. Roadshow Film Distributors; 2017; Rated: PG: 88 minutes. New and Old: 2011’s Red Dog is a classic of the sad but beautiful dog movie genre. In the short time since it’s...