The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is here … and we’re confused

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Monday 28 July 2014

Yes, that’s right. After months and years of painful waiting, all you fifty-shaders are on the brink of getting a serious treat. Often described in a derogatory tone as ‘mummy-porn’, nevertheless E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey took an unsuspecting audience by storm and rapidly rose to be one of the most talked about books […]

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J Cooper’s 206, featuring David Oyelowo

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Video on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Brooklyn-based, Aussie filmmaker J Cooper has just signed with LA Production company Paranoid and Red Rage Films in Ireland and his latest short, 206, starring David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Interstellar) has just been nominated for three International Fashion Film Awards for best actor, best editing and best art direction.

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Godzilla’s anatomy is impossible, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 22 May 2014

Godzilla is back to wreak havoc – and try to redeem itself from its Matthew Broderick-led 1998 disaster of a movie – as it stomps its way back into theaters this summer. But did you know that realistically speaking, Godzilla’s huge anatomy is impossible? According to Popular Mechanics, ‘Since his first awakening, the radioactive, fire-spewing kaiju has […]

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The world’s only penis museum needs a human penis

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 17 April 2014

For 40 years, the curator of the one and only penis museum in the world has collected penises from all walks of life; from polar bear penises, to reindeer penises, to whale penises, he has a penis for every specie there is. Except one: a human’s. ‘The Final Member’ is a documentary about the curator’s […]

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Somewhat important movies tamed by alternative film titles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Thursday 20 February 2014

Well, just because all movies in the world deserve a reality check. These alternative textual takes on these movie posters have the type of honest-to-goodness spin that we all know is far more true. They are priceless.

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What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Monday 17 February 2014

‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ is a documentary that explores the different facets, challenges, trials, and rewards of a life in pursuit of music. It even goes as far as to delve deep into the creative minds and personal lives of the artists, just to get a glimpse of what […]

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You can buy these epic movie props on eBay right now

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 29 January 2014

Let’s face it, you’ve gotta love eBay. It’s got something for everyone, particularly movie lovers. If you’re into that sort of thing, you can find props from all kinds of films, both iconic and lesser-known. Here are just a few interesting examples of movie props you can find on Ebay right now. The internet is […]

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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The most accurate psychopaths in cinema

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 23 January 2014

While we may all believe that a psychopath wears a hockey mask and wields a chainsaw or a machete, the Journal of Forensic Sciences believe that a person diagnosed with ‘psychopathy’, lacks empathy, has little remorse, and is impulsive and manipulative.

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Win a night out with Aussie funnyman Chris Taylor

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Video on Saturday 11 January 2014

If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]

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Back in the Soviet Block: TV series about present-day life in former Soviet states

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Video on Friday 10 January 2014

Back in the Soviet Bloc, a TV series about present-day life, culture and food in the former Soviet states – produced by Aussie filmmakers Julia Nalivaiko and Stuart McBratney – has been picked up for distribution by London-based TVF International. It’s already sold for broadcast in Thailand and if you live Down Under, you’re in […]

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Microsoft’s ad campaign for The Hobbit allows viewers to download a 3D blueprint

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Everyone is excited about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters … even Microsoft. In celebration of the film’s release, Microsoft has launched a series of unique ad campaigns that will appear on Windows 8 apps, MSN, and Xbox 360. The ads have all the standard content you’d expect, but in addition, the ad […]

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The Domino Project by Dan Saunders and Paul Surely

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Saturday 14 December 2013

The Domino Project is a new film initiative by Dan Saunders, creative director at Sapient Nitro U.K. and his colleague Paul Surety. The aim of this project is “to create a globally connected experience by making 28 short films by 28 writer/directors and/or writer/director teams, each representing one domino in a full set.” The rules […]

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Inspiration porn: exploiting people with disabilities

Rachel Kinbar Reader Find

By Rachel Kinbar in Video on Monday 18 November 2013

Last week while innocently browsing the internet, I came across a video that left me feeling kind of … weird. Okay, so there are lots of videos that do that, but usually I know the reason why right away. But this time, I couldn’t figure out my discomfort. The video was about a man who […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

Andy Martin Reader Find

By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.

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