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REVIEW: Top Gun: Maverick

<p dir="ltr">Too-cool-for-school test pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is brought back from the fold to train a batch of talented and cocky recruits for a life-and-death mission.</p> <p dir="ltr">They’re the best of the best in their class, lone wolves who are fueled by massive egos and a determination to outshine and outfly their peers.</p> <p dir="ltr">If Maverick can’t get these hot-heads to cool down and learn to work as a team, they might just not make it out of the mission alive.</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s a well-accepted fact that sequels are nowhere near as good as the original. Take for example, <em>The Matrix, Fast and Furious</em> and <em>Lethal Weapon</em>. The list goes on.</p> <p dir="ltr">Occasionally, there are pleasant surprises. <em>Top Gun: Maverick</em> is one of them.</p> <p dir="ltr">Director Joseph Kosinski takes everything great from the first film and repackages it into a sequel that feels new and faithful to the original at the same time.</p> <p dir="ltr">There’s the high-octane dogfights, shirtless game of sport on the beach and cheesy romance between Maverick and Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly).</p> <p dir="ltr">The opening sequence is nearly shot-for-shot the same as the one used in Top Gun - a reassuring indication that Kosinski is here to build on the first film and not pull it apart.</p> <p dir="ltr">Some 36 years have passed since the release of Top Gun in 1986.</p> <p dir="ltr">The sequel was first scheduled for release in 2019, but delayed until 2020 so producers could fine-tune the flight sequences.</p> <p dir="ltr">Its release was pushed back by another two years because of the Covid pandemic.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Top Gun: Maverick</em> may have been a long time in the making, and the wait time might have felt slow, but the film launches straight into the action, flying through the 2 hour and 17 minute long run time at Mach 10 - or 10 times the speed of sound.</p> <p dir="ltr">Maverick may be three decades older, but he certainly still has the ‘need for speed’ as much as he did when he was a young pilot.</p> <p dir="ltr">He’s still got the rebellious streak and disrespect for authority that frequently lands him in the office of his superiors - this time it’s Admiral Beau Simpson (Jon Hamm) breathing down his neck.</p> <p dir="ltr">Now Maverick is the teacher and he’s dealing with a bunch of cocky pilots. There’s Hangman (Glen Powell), Phoenix (Monica Barbaro), Payback (Jay Ellis) and Rooster (Miles Teller).</p> <p dir="ltr">Rooster is the son of ‘Goose’ - Maverick’s late friend who died after trying to eject himself from a falling F-14 in the first film.</p> <p dir="ltr">Maverick is still troubled by the death and it’s no help that Rooster is a spitting image of his father and as much an avid flier.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tensions rise, egos clash and old wounds are reopened. Maverick has beaten just about every challenge as a pilot in the sky but this may be the one that sends him shooting down in flames.</p> <p dir="ltr">Cruise was insistent on one condition on the release of the film: that it be shown in cinemas and not on streaming platforms like Netflix.</p> <p dir="ltr">He wanted audiences to be immersed in the adrenaline, to watch the fighter jets blast through the sky on the big screen and hear the deafening throttle of the engines on surround sound.</p> <p dir="ltr">Blood-pumping cinematic experiences like these ones are few and far to come by and, not unlike Cruise, may be on their way out.</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s like rear admiral Chester ‘Hammer’ Cain (Ed Harris) tells Maverick, “Your kind is headed for extinction.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Cruise turns as he is about to leave the office and looks defiantly at him. “Maybe so, sir. But not today,” he says.</p> <p dir="ltr">Strap in and prepare for take off. It’s going to be one hell of a last ride.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Written by Aidan Wondracz</strong></em></p>

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Elvis actor reveals his shock condition after filming

<p dir="ltr"><em>Elvis </em>star Austin Butler has revealed the toll that portraying the King of Rock and Roll took on him after he spent three years immersing himself in the life of Elvis Presley.</p> <p dir="ltr">In a new interview with <em><a href="https://www.gq.com/story/gq-hype-austin-butler" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GQ</a></em>, the actor explained that the morning after shooting for the film had officially wrapped, he woke up in “excruciating” pain.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital,” he told the publication.</p> <p dir="ltr">Butler had contracted a virus which stimulated appendicitis, leaving him bedridden for a whole week.</p> <p dir="ltr">“My body just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis,” he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Along with the preparation and method-acting, the film’s prolonged production certainly wouldn’t have helped Butler’s case.</p> <p dir="ltr">Having been originally cast in 2019, production and filming were delayed when the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.</p> <p dir="ltr">According to <em>GQ</em>, producers offered to send Butler home to have a break from production during the early stages of the pandemic, but he chose to stay and continue embedding himself into the role.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 30-year-old ended up turning his entire apartment into a sort of “detective scene”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Just images of Elvis everywhere, from every time period,” Butler explained.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I think the film would have been very different if we had started shooting at that point, and I’m grateful I had the time to let myself marinate.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Buter also spoke about meeting Priscilla Presley and her and Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie, who were both involved in production. He recalled walking away from a meeting with them with “tears” in his eyes.</p> <p dir="ltr">Both <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/movies/so-filled-with-pride-lisa-marie-presley-shares-thoughts-on-new-elvis-movie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lisa Marie</a> and <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/movies/wow-priscilla-presley-s-first-impressions-of-new-elvis-movie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Priscilla</a> have shared high praise for Butler and <em>Elvis</em>, which is set to be released in cinemas on June 23.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9e3f3cb0-7fff-f288-8e2f-9945f7c646d4"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: @austinbutler (Instagram)</em></p>

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Composer of Chariots on Fire dies

<p dir="ltr">The award-winning composer of the popular <em>Chariots on Fire</em> has died at the age of 79. </p> <p dir="ltr">Vangelis, born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, was being treated for Covid-19 at a French hospital when he died on May 17.</p> <p dir="ltr">Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Vangelis "a pioneer of the electronic sound."</p> <p dir="ltr">"He began his long journey on the Chariots of Fire," Mitsotakis wrote on Twitter. </p> <p dir="ltr">"From there he will always send us his notes."</p> <p dir="ltr">His record label Decca also issued a statement remembering his music that will live on forever.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Vangelis created music of extraordinary originality and power, and provided the soundtrack to so many of our lives,” the statement read.</p> <p dir="ltr">“His music will live on forever.”</p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8a-HfNE3EIo" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">Vangelis is best known for his opening music in the 1981 film <em>Chariots of Fire</em> which saw him win an Academy Award for Best Musical Score.</p> <p dir="ltr">The film was at the top of the Billboard 200 for four weeks and Vangelis’s song was nominated for Record of the Year Grammy. </p> <p dir="ltr">Vangelis also worked on making the soundtrack for Ridley Scott’s 1982 <em>Blade Runner</em>.</p> <p dir="ltr">His other work was included in the film <em>1492: Conquest of Paradise</em> (1992), <em>Missing</em> (1982), <em>Antarctica</em> (1983), <em>Bitter Moon</em> (1992) and <em>Alexander</em> (2004).</p> <p dir="ltr">He also created music for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2021 FIFA World Cup in Japan.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty</em></p>

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Eldest daughter of Georg and Maria Von Trapp dies

<p dir="ltr">Rosmarie Trapp, the last surviving daughter of Georg and Maria Von Trapp, whose family inspired <em>The Sound of Music</em>, has died aged 93.</p> <p dir="ltr">The eldest daughter of Georg and Maria, Rosmarie died on May 20 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont.</p> <p dir="ltr">The family released a statement saying Rosmarie was “in the presence of loved ones all day long”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“She traveled and performed with the Trapp Family Singers for many years, and worked at the Trapp Family Lodge in its infancy when the family first began hosting guests in their home,” the statement read.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Her kindness, generosity, and colorful spirit were legendary, and she had a positive impact on countless lives. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Please respect our family’s privacy as we take time to process this loss, and prepare to celebrate the life of an amazing woman. </p> <p dir="ltr">“We believe the best way to recognize Rosmarie is to demonstrate the same selfless kindness and generosity that she exemplified daily.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Respectfully, Johannes, Lynne, Kristina, and Sam von Trapp.”</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; 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font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdiqd_vOch5/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Trapp Family Lodge (@trappfamilylodge)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Rosmarie was born on February 8th 1929, just outside Salzburg in Austria. </p> <p dir="ltr">She was the first daughter of Captain Georg von Trapp and Maria von Trapp, with her family inspiring the play and film. </p> <p dir="ltr">The family escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and performed singing tours throughout Europe and America before eventually settling in Vermont in the early 1940s.</p> <p dir="ltr">The couple’s children have previously indicated that <em>The Sound of Music</em> wasn’t entirely based on fact.</p> <p dir="ltr">However, them fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria was real which saw the family sing and perform around the US. </p> <p dir="ltr">The 1965 American musical drama remains a favourite starring the beloved Julie Andrews and the late Christopher Plummer. </p> <p dir="ltr">Click <a href="https://oversixty.com.au/entertainment/movies/fun-facts-about-the-sound-of-music" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> to read about five fun facts about the movie. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Getty/Instagram</em></p>

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Natalie Portman's buff transformation stuns fans

<p>Newly-released photos of Natalie Portman in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder film have left fans stunned at the superstar’s body transformation.</p> <p>The 40-year-old mum is shown sporting ripped arms that could give co-star Chris Hemsworth a run for his money in the latest publicity stills released for Marvel’s next big screen outing.</p> <p>Co-star Tessa Thompson is shown alongside the actress, looking equally buff, but it’s Portman’s transformation that’s caught every bodies attention.</p> <p>She looks a world away from the actress best known for her roles in Jackie Kennedy or the doomed ballerina Nina in Black Swan.</p> <p>Not everyone’s a fan, though: in an op-ed writer Fran Hoepfner lamented the fact that Portman was one of many acclaimed actors swept up in the Marvel universe.</p> <p>“It’s impossible to believe that what people want from Portman … is for her to get jacked,” she wrote.</p> <p>“Enough time has passed under the tedious reign of Disney’s superhero movies that we know legitimately great and versatile actors are wasted, smoothed out and plumped up, for less than ten minutes of screen time.”</p> <p>Portman is one of many big screen stars to unveil their Marvel-facilitated superhero body transformations in recent years, among them Kumail Nanjiani and Chris Pratt.</p> <p>Portman has previously opened up about the extreme measures needed to get superhero-buff for Thor, telling Jimmy Fallon it had been quite a shock after the inactivity of lockdowns.</p> <p><em>Images: Twitter & Getty</em></p>

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REVIEW: Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

<p dir="ltr"><strong>Warning! This article contains spoilers.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has returned with his flying cape sidekick to save earth - but this time there’s more than one that needs help.</p> <p dir="ltr">The unshakeable do-gooder, with his grey-winged hair, is pulled into a deadly game of cat- and-mouse.</p> <p dir="ltr">Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) is a terrifying witch who chases America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) across different dimensions for her superpower - the ability to jump through the multiverse.</p> <p dir="ltr">Maximoff leaves a trail of destruction in her path and it falls to Dr Strange to put an end to her madness.</p> <p dir="ltr">If he fails, then you can wave goodbye to this earth and all the other earths floating out there in the infinite cosmos.</p> <p dir="ltr">Hollywood is pumping out superhero movies at such a fast rate, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the pace as a viewer.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>The Multiverse of Madness</em> assumes you have watched at least one <em>Avengers</em> film, part of the <em>Wanda Vision</em> series and the first <em>Dr Strange. </em></p> <p dir="ltr">Oh, and don’t forget <em>Shang-Chi</em> and the <em>Legend of the Ten Rings</em>.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you haven’t seen any of them, good luck trying to understand who is who.</p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aWzlQ2N6qqg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">There’s plenty of action and exploding heads to keep the unversed audience member entertained.</p> <p dir="ltr">Director Sam Raimi weaves in elements of horror along with a few jump scares.</p> <p dir="ltr">His personal touch falls short of making the superhero franchise feel new. At its best, it just adds a fresh twist to an overdone genre.</p> <p dir="ltr">There is only one annoying little detail in the film. It’s so teeny-tiny, but it hurts as much as a rose thorn stuck in your side.</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s nothing to get worked up over. Right?</p> <p dir="ltr">Wrong.</p> <p dir="ltr">Most, if not all, superhero films are packed with undertones of American patriotism.</p> <p dir="ltr">Superman wears a red cape and a blue, tight-fitting onesie (the colours of the American flag); Iron Man is held captive in a cave in the Middle East before he blasts his way to freedom <em>(America, f*** yeah!)</em>; and Captain America needs no explanation (his name says it all).</p> <p dir="ltr">In most cases, at least, these references aren’t screaming in your face. They dwell in the background so you can continue to enjoy the film at its surface level.</p> <p dir="ltr">That’s not the case with Dr Strange.</p> <p dir="ltr">America Chavez is a central character who is not only named after the United States, but she is also dressed in a jacket with the stars and stripes printed onto the back of it.</p> <p dir="ltr">She is, literally, a walking flag of the country.</p> <p dir="ltr">Every time Dr Strange spoke about saving America, I couldn’t help but cringe as I had a sneaking suspicion he was not referring to the young girl.</p> <p dir="ltr">When the character needed a dialogue break, his monster-bashing sidekicks were filling in the blanks with their own toe-curling lines about America.</p> <p dir="ltr">She needs to be saved, her powers could be used for bad if they fall into the wrong hands, with great power comes great responsibility.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Blah, blah, blah. </em></p> <p dir="ltr">For all its shortcomings, Raimi manages to pull off an entertaining two hours and six minutes.</p> <p dir="ltr">The action is backed up by strong performances from Cumberbatch, Olsen and Gomez. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Written by Aidan Wondracz.</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: YouTube</em></p>

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“So filled with pride”: Lisa Marie Presley shares thoughts on new Elvis movie

<p dir="ltr">Lisa Marie Presley has praised the new film about her late father Elvis Presley, and reflected on how her children’s reactions moved her to tears.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 54-year-old shared her thoughts in a lengthy Instagram post where she opened up about the grief she feels for her late son, Benjamin Keough, who she thinks “would have absolutely loved” the movie too.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Navigating through this hideous grief that absolutely destroyed and shattered my heart and soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole,” Presley wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">“It breaks my heart that my son isn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it as well.”</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8333be6d-7fff-8863-bd2f-d3c2dc9b719e"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">Benjamin passed away in 2020 aged 27, leaving behind his sister, Riley Keough, and half-siblings, Harper and Finley Lockwood.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/By8tI88F-Eo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; 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border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/By8tI88F-Eo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Lisa Marie Presley (@lisampresley)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Amidst the grief, Presley highly praised the “absolutely exquisite” film and its director, Baz Luhrmann, for the “pure love, care and respect for my father throughout”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it is finally something that myself and my children and their children can be proud of forever,” Presley wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-27e3359b-7fff-a6e7-9b39-c2eb6dfd5657"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“What moved me to tears as well was watching Riley and Harper, and Finley afterwards, all 3 visibly overwhelmed in the best possible way, and so filled with pride about their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I have not ever experienced.”</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; 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height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CdjV23APIrq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Lisa Marie Presley (@lisampresley)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The King of Rock and Roll’s daughter also had plenty to say about Austin Butler, who plays her father in the movie, and joked that she would “eat her own foot” if he didn’t win an Oscar for it.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Austin Butler channelled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully,” she wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">“In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully (sic).</p> <p dir="ltr">“If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha,” she joked.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presley thanked everyone involved in the film who “poured their hearts and souls into it” and Luhrmann for creating the “beautiful” project.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Baz, your utter genius combined with your love and respect for my father and this project is just so beautiful and so inspiring,” she concluded.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I know I’m being repetitive, but I don’t care.</p> <p dir="ltr">Thank you for setting the record straight in such a deeply profound and artistic way.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Love you ~LMP.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a46a7548-7fff-bdaa-7208-926ea9671cd5"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Avatar sequel trailer released 13 years after first movie

<p dir="ltr">A teaser trailer for the sequel to <em>Avatar</em> has been released almost 13 years after the first movie broke box office records.</p> <p dir="ltr">In just one day since the <em>Avatar: The Way of Water</em> trailer came out, it has reached more than four million views (correct at time of publishing).</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans are given a glimpse of what to expect in the exciting sequel which is set to drop in cinemas later in December around the world.</p> <p dir="ltr">The sequel, which is also set more than a decade after the first movie, will follow the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids) and the trouble that keeps following them and how they fight to keep each other alive.</p> <p dir="ltr">Director and producer James Cameron had previously announced that he has plans for a total of six movies for the <em>Avatar</em> series and that he had already begun filming for the fourth film. </p> <p dir="ltr">"Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together – and a little bit of 4," he told Variety.</p> <p dir="ltr">"I had to shoot the kids out. They're allowed to age six years in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie 4. So I needed everything before then, and then everything after, we'll do later."</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans can expect to wait just one year after <em>Avatar: The Way of Water </em>to see the third installment with the fourth movie a year after that, and <em>Avatar 5</em> for December 2026 and the final film in 2028.</p> <p dir="ltr">Watch the trailer <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZrX_ES93JA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: 20th Century Studios</em></p>

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Fun facts about The Sound of Music

<p dir="ltr"><em>The Sound of Music</em> is that film you can watch over and over again without getting bored.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 1965 American musical drama stands out thanks to its loving cast, the phenomenal soundtrack and storyline.</p> <p dir="ltr">Starring the beloved Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, here are five fun facts you did not know about the movie. </p> <ol> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Julie Andrews almost wasn’t cast as Maria</p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr">Richard Rodgers said that Julie Andrews would be perfect for the role of Maria but no one else agreed.</p> <p dir="ltr">It was only after the crew saw Mary Poppins that they noticed how everybody loved her. </p> <ol start="2"> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Julie Andrews kept falling over on the mountain</p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr">The opening scene where Maria is dancing on the mountain saw Julie Andrews fall multiple times thanks to the helicopter hovering above. </p> <p dir="ltr">“This was a jet helicopter,” Andrews said. </p> <p dir="ltr">“And the downdraft from those jets was so strong that every time … the helicopter circled around me and the downdraft just flattened me into the grass. And I mean flattened. It was fine for a couple of takes, but after that you begin to get just a little bit angry… And I really tried. I mean, I braced myself, I thought, ‘It’s not going to get me this time.’ And every single time, I bit the dust.”</p> <ol start="3"> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Christopher Plummer hated the movie</p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr">Our beloved Captain von Trapp hated the film to the point where he actually called it “The Sound of Mucus”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Because it was so awful and sentimental and gooey,” he said. </p> <p dir="ltr">“You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it.” </p> <p dir="ltr">Because he hated the film so much, Plummer would sit eating and drinking in excess which caused him to gain so much weight. </p> <p dir="ltr">In the DVD commentary, Plummer also confessed that he was in fact drunk during the filming of the music festival. </p> <ol start="4"> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Young Gretl was traumatised during the boat scene</p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr">In the scene where Maria had taken the von Trapp kids out to town and were spotted by the Captain in the boat outside their home traumatised young Gretl.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gretl did not know how to swim and therefore it was agreed that Maria would fall forward when the boat flipped. </p> <p dir="ltr">When the boat flipped, Maria instead fell backwards which saw Gretl struggle and inhale a lot of water. She eventually vomited on the actress that played Louisa. </p> <ol start="5"> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Friedrich grew 15cm during filming </p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr">Nicholas Hammond played Friedrich and grew an incredible 15cm during filming.</p> <p dir="ltr">Because he was supposed to appear shorter than Liesl but taller than Louisa - at the start of the film Hammond had lifts on his shoes and by the end of it they were gone. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Pinterest</em></p>

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The Northman reviewed

<p dir="ltr"><em>The Northman</em> is a dark and gritty retelling of a Nordic legend that is packed with violence, themes of the supernatural and, even, incest.</p> <p dir="ltr">Amleth is the son of a Viking king who witnesses his uncle murder his father and seize the crown for himself.</p> <p dir="ltr">His mother is taken prisoner and Amleth barely manages to escape with his life. He flees on a rowboat and vows to avenge his father and rescue his mother.</p> <p dir="ltr">Aleksander Skarsgard plays a much-older Amleth who has become, years later, a cold- blooded warrior.</p> <p dir="ltr">He dances around campfires wearing a wolf headdress, leads raiding parties against villages and slaughters soldiers and defenceless townsfolk alike.</p> <p dir="ltr">One thing has remained unchanged: his lust for revenge.</p> <p dir="ltr">Amleth is rounding up the captives from his latest raid when he overhears his uncle has been overthrown and exiled to Iceland.</p> <p dir="ltr">The prisoners are to be shipped over to him and Amleth plots his revenge: he will disguise himself as a slave, travel with the captives on the boat, and kill his uncle.</p> <p dir="ltr">Plenty more bloodshed follows as Amleth carries out his plan.</p> <p dir="ltr">Heads are bashed in, arms are hacked off and, in one scene, limbs are rearranged in the shape of a horse.</p> <p dir="ltr">The film spirals into the realm of the weird with the episodes of violence broken up by pagan orgies, incest and Norse mythology.</p> <p dir="ltr">Amleth fights a sword-wielding skeleton, consults a shaman who prophesies through a decapitated head and rides a horse through the sky towards Valhalla.</p> <p dir="ltr">Amleth’s mother trying to seduce her son is the scene that really takes this film into disturbing territory.</p> <p dir="ltr">Director Robert Eggers has clearly intended to move away from the glamourised portrayal of Viking culture we have seen in TV shows like ‘Vikings’.</p> <p dir="ltr">Surprisingly, the brutality and rawness are the perfect ingredients that make an enjoyable film.</p> <p dir="ltr">There is not a dull moment in the 2 hour and 17-minute-long runtime and Eggers proves why he may be the next best emerging director.</p> <p dir="ltr">If there’s one pitfall in the film it’s that Amleth had several chances to kill his uncle but, for some reason, didn’t do it.</p> <p dir="ltr">The film feels like it could have ended five different ways, before it finally does.</p> <p dir="ltr">That being said, the final battle between Amleth and his uncle is nothing short of epic. </p> <p dir="ltr">If you have a stomach made of iron then this is a film definitely worth watching. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Written by Aidan Wondracz.</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: YouTube </em></p>

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"WOW!": Priscilla Presley's first impressions of new Elvis movie

<p dir="ltr">Priscilla Presley, the late King of Rock and Roll’s former wife, has sung the praises of Baz Luhrman’s latest biopic about her ex-husband, after revealing she was invited to see it by the director himself, per <a href="https://celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/priscilla-presley-praises-elvis-biopic-austin-butler/f35c6bee-9538-4f8f-b286-4222cd1e9509" target="_blank" rel="noopener">9Honey</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 76-year-old took to Facebook to praise Luhrman’s <em>Elvis</em>, which is due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May before its theatrical release on June 23, after she was invited to the screening along with Jerry Schilling, a longtime friend of Elvis.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b135aeb-7fff-7397-a2ea-63d6d297f955"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“For those curious about the new film <em>ELVIS</em>, Baz Luhrmann, the director, provided a private screening for me and Jerry Schilling at Warner studios recently,” she wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/2022/05/priscilla13.png" alt="" /></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Priscilla Presley (Facebook)</em></p> <p dir="ltr">“This story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship. It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique, artistic way, could have delivered.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Priscilla praised Austin Butler, who starred as the <em>Jailhouse Rock</em> singer, for his “outstanding” portrayal.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Halfway through the film Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!!,” she added. “Bravo to him… he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing the part. I can only imagine.”</p> <p dir="ltr">The <em>Naked Gun</em> star also had plenty of praise for Tom Hanks, who played Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker.</p> <p dir="ltr">“What a character he was,” Priscilla reflected. “There was two sides to Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed both. The story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you will understand a little bit more of Elvis’ journey, penned by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Footage from <em>Elvis </em>was also shown at CinemaCon, with Butler appearing and telling the crowd about his approach to playing the famed musician.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The main thing I set out to find was his humanity,” the 30-year-old told the crowd. “He’s one of those individuals that has been lifted up to such an iconic status that he’s almost superhuman.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8068e39a-7fff-8feb-ab92-93656921c8c4"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Getty Images / Warner Bros (YouTube)</em></p>

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“Homophobic” line removed from Spider-Man

<p dir="ltr">A “homophobic” line from the action fantasy 2002 <em>Spider-Man</em> film has been removed following a recent airing on Britain’s ITV2.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first film of the trilogy starring Tobey Maguire aired on TV recently, with one eagle-eyed fan noticing the change. </p> <p dir="ltr">“They removed Peter Parker’s homophobia,” the Twitter user wrote along with a clip of the scene.</p> <p dir="ltr">The scene where the line was cut is at the beginning of the film where Peter Parker is learning about his newfound skills and went to a wrestling match.</p> <p dir="ltr">He is seen hanging on the cage away from pro wrestler Bone Saw and says: "That's a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?" </p> <p dir="ltr">However, the scene changed to just say: “That’s a cute outfit”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">THEY REMOVED PETER PARKER'S HOMOPHOBIA <a href="https://t.co/QmbFabVpc7">pic.twitter.com/QmbFabVpc7</a></p> <p>— PaperPlane (@PaperPlaneTF) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaperPlaneTF/status/1517947398936535040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The Twitter user however pointed out that the original line was in fact “not homophobic. It's been a joke for a little while now that Spider-Man is insensitive to this man's husband.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Many people praised the change, while others questioned why they couldn’t use something else that doesn’t attack sexuality. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Why cut the joke out entirely? Why not try to change it somehow?” someone asked.</p> <p dir="ltr">“So many things happen in this world, countless deaths, robberies, and many other things. And what makes people mad is a JOKE in a SPIDER-MAN MOVIE. Learn to take a joke. seriously. And the intent behind it wasn’t even bad, y’all just want something to be mad about,” another wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The fact that they removed a joke is baffling guess comedy is hate speech,” someone mentioned.</p> <p dir="ltr">“What was wrong with the joke in the first place?” a user asked.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Everyone can’t seem to understand that Spider-Man says this because Bonesaw is very clearly a big, burly macho man (no pun intended) alpha-male,  kinda guy with his own team of 4 beautiful women/cheerleaders at the ringside and implying that he’s gay is a good way to rile him up,” another explained.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Twitter</em></p>

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Straight to the pool room: a love letter to The Castle on its 25th anniversary

<p>The phrases “Tell him he’s dreamin’”, “That’s going straight to the pool room”, “How’s the serenity?” and “It’s the vibe” have become Aussie staples. These now-classic quotes all come from <em>The Castle</em> - voted the <a href="https://10play.com.au/theproject/articles/australia-votes-the-castle-as-favourite-movie-of-all-time/tpa220123fkyho" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best Australian film ever</a> in a recent poll.</p> <p><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Castle</a> was released in Australia 25 years go. It charmed the socks off us on its release and its reputation and influence as the quintessential Australian film have grown since.</p> <p>Centred on an ordinary working class family, the Kerrigans, the film tells of their legal fight against greedy developers and the government when their house and land are threatened with a plan to extend an airport runway.</p> <p>When his neighbours’ properties are also targeted, Darryl Kerrigan, the father, organises a protest committee. It hires perhaps the most inept suburban solicitor, Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora), to dispute the case in court - and fails. Dennis’s main defence is that: It’s the constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s justice. It’s law. It’s the vibe … no, that’s it, it’s the vibe.</p> <p><strong>It’s the vibe</strong></p> <p>Reputedly <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/the-castle-star-michael-catons-tiny-salary-finally-revealed/news-story/470e84d6c6e933022878909c0cdde864" target="_blank" rel="noopener">filmed over 11 days</a> on a very small budget, it <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">stars mostly television actors</a>, or those who were at that time just emerging, such as Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Eric Bana and Wayne Hope. It’s true the production values are ordinary at best and the visuals are uninspiring, but who cares? This all adds to the feeling of the familiar and very real world of the Kerrigans.</p> <p>The best parts of the film are the characters, the exploration of family and most importantly, the naive and gentle humour expressed through the character’s dialogue.</p> <p>The film is full of dad jokes that you just know Darryl tells over and over. From telling opposing lawyers to “suffer in their jocks”, or saying every cheap knick-knack they find is “going straight to the pool-room”, the humour is comprised of bad puns, repetitive gags and parochial sayings.</p> <p>Darryl’s repetitive, good-natured bits, such as being amazed at every dinner that his wife makes, regardless of whether it’s just rissoles or chicken, is clearly meant to be humorous - but we don’t laugh at the Kerrigans, we laugh with them.</p> <p>This is because the humour is all expressed through their glass half full view of the world. All of the Kerrigans have this eternal positivity and optimism. After losing the court case and facing eviction, they look for the good in it. Most people would be happy not to live next to a busy airport but Dale Kerrigan only sees the benefits, “It will be very convenient if we ever have to fly one day”.</p> <p><strong>Straight to the pool room</strong></p> <p>The Kerrigan values are similar to many working class Australians: anti-authoritarianism, the <a href="https://theconversation.com/orright-you-spunkrats-heres-where-all-our-aussie-summertime-language-came-from-171113" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Aussie battler ethos</a>, a sense of political antipathy, and a belief in common sense and that natural justice will prevail. This is why this film has endured over so many years - Australians recognise themselves in the characters.</p> <p>The Kerrigans are just ordinary people who find delight in their ordinariness. Darryl works the tow-truck, they have little money, their house is built on a landfill site and their eldest son is in prison. They go on holiday - not to Bali or Hawaii, but to Bonnie Doon, a little country town with a small lake and a shack that Darryl built amongst towering electricity pylons. A place many people would run a mile from.</p> <p>Again, the family don’t see this as a negative. As Dale says wisely, “Dad, he reckons power-lines are a reminder of man’s ability to generate electricity”.</p> <p><em>The Castle</em> embraces an A Current Affair mentality - that someone, somewhere in business or in government is always trying to rip-off the honest little guy. Darryl Kerrigan represents all the honest, hard working Australian battlers who have been done over by forces greater than them. We all want to see the tables turned and the little guy win - this is why underdog stories such as this are so popular.</p> <p><strong>Dale has dug a hole</strong></p> <p>But <em>The Castle</em> goes beyond such simple classifications. The events portrayed are just a sideline to the family dynamics - the bond of family and community in every situation, good and bad, is paramount to the film.</p> <p>Every Kerrigan supports each other and celebrates their achievements no matter how small, such as the pride they have in Dale having dug a hole. Even if the Kerrigans aren’t like your family, you secretly wish they were.</p> <p>How deeply embedded the characters and dialogue are in the Australian psyche can be demonstrated is one anecdote. The real Bonnie Doon shack was <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-30/going-to-bonnie-doon-castle-shack-up-for-sale/1922894" target="_blank" rel="noopener">listed for sale</a> in 2011. The estate agent was inundated with people calling asking for the price. When told, <a href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/the-castles-shack-goes-up-for-sale/news-story/612b5ddf386c481195ac7fd7796c3792" target="_blank" rel="noopener">they universally replied</a>, “Tell him he’s dreamin’”.</p> <p><em>This article originally appeared on The Conversation.</em></p> <p><em>Image: YouTube</em></p>

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Can you spot what’s wrong with this movie poster?

<p>A bunch of posters for a new movie had to be pulled down following a glaring error that was spotted by fans who, let’s face it, didn’t even need to be particularly eagle-eyed. </p> <p>Robert Eggers‘ new vikings film <em>The Northman</em> stars Alexander Skarsgärd, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Ethan Hawke.</p> <p>The actors are seen standing together on the poster but there is one thing missing… the movie title.</p> <p>Posters for the film went up in New York without the title and were drastically pulled down within hours after it went viral on Twitter.</p> <p>Isaac Butler was the first person to point out the crucial missing element and tweeted what he imagined happened when the poster was ready for printing.</p> <p>“So you got that poster ready for The Northman?,” he wrote.</p> <p>“Yeah, chief! We already printed it and put it in subways all over New York!”</p> <p>“You made sure the title was on it, right?”</p> <p>“Uhhhhhhhh….”</p> <p>Subway users were quick to jump onto the action with one even suggesting it was a way to create “buzz” for the new movie. </p> <p>“Lol they forgot to print the title on the subway ads for The Northman,” someone wrote.</p> <p>“The Northman looks so good but whoever is in charge of their posters can’t stop f**king up,” another tweeted.</p> <p>“Well if this 'error' was intentional to get buzz, it's working. Never heard of this until this morning after seeing three tweets like this,” someone suggested.</p> <p><em>Image: Twitter</em></p>

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