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Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65

Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65
Australian actor and voiceover artist Vale Richard Carter, known professionally as Richard Carter, has passed away at the age of 65. While the exact cause of death hasn't been specified, Carter had reportedly been battling a "brief illness" leading up to his death. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and daughter Amy. Carter's agency, Lisa Mann Creative Management, also confirmed the actor's passing in a statement. "He was an esteemed actor, a storyteller, and someone who touched the lives of many," the message read. "His generosity knew no bounds and his loss is too great to quantify. He will be sorely missed."

Carter first began his acting career in 1983, appearing as a "sleazy carnival customer" in the Australian crime drama Hostage. That same year, he appeared as two separate characters in the TV series Sons and Daughters. Throughout the 80s, Carter continued to appear in various movies and TV shows,
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Richard Carter, 'absolutely unforgettable' great Australian character actor, dies | Luke Buckmaster

Four-decade career culminates in gasp-inducing Mad Max: Fury Road performance that blows your mind and rattles your bones

The great Australian character actor Richard Carter died on the weekend, aged 65. Carter was one of those actors whose name might not be instantly recognisable to the general public, but whose face certainly was.

He popped up all over the place in a career that spanned four decades – including TV shows such as Rake, Bangkok Hilton, Police Rescue, Blue Murder, East West 101 and A Country Practice, and a wide range of films, four of which were directed by George Miller – including Happy Feet 1 and 2, Babe: Pig in the City and Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Richard Carter, 'absolutely unforgettable' great Australian character actor, dies | Luke Buckmaster

Four-decade career culminates in gasp-inducing Mad Max: Fury Road performance that blows your mind and rattles your bones

The great Australian character actor Richard Carter died on the weekend, aged 65. Carter was one of those actors whose name might not be instantly recognisable to the general public, but whose face certainly was.

He popped up all over the place in a career that spanned four decades – including TV shows such as Rake, Bangkok Hilton, Police Rescue, Blue Murder, East West 101 and A Country Practice, and a wide range of films, four of which were directed by George Miller – including Happy Feet 1 and 2, Babe: Pig in the City and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Related: Will Sbs’s new World Movies channel be a cinematic awakening for a new generation? | Luke Buckmaster

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Film Review: Humans and Pokemon Pal Around in Overstuffed, Underwritten World

  • The Wrap
Is there a Pokémon whose power is to move through your eyeballs and brain and then leave absolutely no impression? Because that was my experience of watching “Detective Pikachu,” a CGI-heavy live-action/animation hybrid based on the popular game-anime-manga franchise (and specifically on the eponymous Nintendo game).

And yes, as someone who has never played, read or watched anything Pokémon-related before now, I know that this movie wasn’t made for me. (That’s why we had expert Johnnie Jungleguts share his thoughts on the film as well.) After trying to make head or tail (or snout or blowhole) of the proceedings here, I can understand the confusion of someone attempting to keep up with “Avengers: Endgame” without having watched any of the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe titles.

But there’s a difference between being the 22nd feature in a franchise and the first — if “Detective Pikachu” had any
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14 Unexpected Family Films From Major Directors

Mark Harrison Feb 20, 2019

Revisiting the family-friendly films of Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez and others who usually make more grown-up fare…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This feature contains mild spoilers for all the family films discussed, so if you haven’t seen one then proceed with caution.

Some family-friendly films come from the least expected sources. From Steven Spielberg to Robert Zemeckis, there are a fair few filmmakers whose output spans from grown-up films to G and PG-rated movies, but in the main, directors tend to become attached to films for similar demographics to their previous work.

This could be due to several big family-friendly properties, from franchises to adaptations of beloved stories, grouping in the four-quadrant center of the movie market. For instance, Transformers might have been a departure for the director who brought us the Bad Boys movies, except that all of Michael Bay's
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George Miller Putting ‘Mad Max’ Sequels on Hold to Direct the Epic ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’

George Miller Putting ‘Mad Max’ Sequels on Hold to Direct the Epic ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’
Update (12:30pm Et): Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are attached to lead Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” (via Deadline). Since plot details are under wraps, it’s unknown what characters the two performers will be playing.

Earlier: Bittersweet news for George Miller fans: The director has finally announced he’s returning behind the camera for an ambitious-sounding epic titled “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” but a new Miller project means the planned “Mad Max” sequels are on hold for now. ” Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” will be his first directorial effort since “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which grossed $380 million worldwide and won six Oscars.

Miller is set to introduce “Three Thousand Years of Longing” at the American Film Market next week, where it’s expected to be one of the hottest acquisition titles. Plot details are remaining under wraps for now, although the project
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George Miller Lines Up His Next Movie

Paul Bradshaw Oct 25, 2018

The Mad Max: Fury Road director will make Three Thousand Years Of Longing.

Three Thousand Years Of Longing would be a good title for a documentary about the problems director George Miller had making Mad Max: Fury Road – or even about his ongoing legal dispute with Warner Bros over it – but it’s actually the name of an epic love story about genies.

THR reports that Miller is on the verge of selling his script to the film, which he intends to direct as his next project. Very little known about the plot at the moment, but it’s rumored to be “light-years in the opposite direction” from the tone of Fury Road.

Also known as Djinn, it sounds like Three Thousand Years Of Longing will be some kind of historical epic about genies – possibly set in Arabia, where genies tend to hang out. Whatever it is,
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George Miller Shopping Epic Love Story 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'

George Miller Shopping Epic Love Story 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'
Mad Max: Fury Road filmmaker George Miller appears to finally be ready to get back behind the camera.

Miller is shopping Three Thousand Years of Longing, aka Djinn, an epic love story that will be introduced to buyers at the American Film Market next week.

Miller wrote the script and will direct the feature project, which involves a genie. FilmNation is handling international sales, while CAA is handling North America.

Miller is the Australian writer-director behind the Mad Max action movies that helped launch Mel Gibson into stardom. He also penned the screenplay for Babe and wrote and directed Babe: Pig in the City,...
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Myriad Pictures launches sales on comedy 'The Chain Breakers' with James Cromwell, Jacki Weaver (exclusive)

Myriad Pictures launches sales on comedy 'The Chain Breakers' with James Cromwell, Jacki Weaver (exclusive)
Babe: Pig In The City co-writer Mark Lamprell to direct.

Myriad Pictures is in Toronto launching sales on the comedy The Chain Breakers starring James Cromwell, Dennis Waterman, Jacki Weaver and Shane Jacobson.

Mark Lamprell, who co-wrote Babe: Pig In The City, is set to direct from a screenplay by Luke Preston about four senior men who use skills learned during the Vietnam War to escape from their nursing home.

Each man has his own reasons to leave the facility, and use their mutual love and camaraderie to secure their freedom.

The Chain Breakers was developed with support from Film Victoria with R&R Films,
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Exclusive: Odd Studios’ Adam Johansen on the creature design for Matthew Holness’s Possum

Premiering first in Edinburgh and now crash-landing in London at the August FrightFest event, Matthew Holness’s Possum has been topping ‘must-see’ lists for months now. And we were very partial to its grimy, patient, very British take on horror. Sean Harris’s exceptional lead is the sort that’ll stick with you, but even scarier than the Mission: Impossible villain’s trembling cheekbones is his co-star – a tentacled puppet made of pure nightmare fuel. We fired a few emails across the globe and spoke to the studio behind the titular Possum, to figure out what the hell is going on with what is surely one of the most terrifying movie monsters of the year.

Sydney-based Odd Studios have won BAFTAs, Oscars, and just about every other award under the sun for their work on everything from Mad Max: Fury Road, to Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix and Babe: Pig in the City.
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NYC Weekend Watch: “Gotta Light?,” Jerry Lewis, Nicolas Roeg, ‘The Trial’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

“Gotta Light?” celebrates Twin Peaks‘ epochal eighth episode with features and short programs, while A-z continues.

Belle de Jour screens on Sunday, if you’re not watching Twin Peaks, while a Prick Up Your Ears restoration plays.

Museum of the Moving Image

A mini-Spielberg retro kicks off, while two classics by Jerry Lewis are shown.
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16 Good Movie Pick-Me-Ups on Netflix Right Now

Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.

In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his
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Famous Primates in Film: A Brief History

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Later this month, the mighty Kong returns to the big screen! To celebrate, we’re looking back at all the major primate appearances in film.

For as long as films were being made, humans have starred alongside primates. Unlike other animals, their human-like qualities can lend a sense of comedy or horror. Throughout the history of film, primates have been used to fulfill certain roles. In the early days, they were often a form of antagonist, carrying out dastardly deeds or causing mayhem. More common is the primate cast in a role of mischief, causing all sorts of comedic hijincks. While most primate roles were portrayed by live animals, it was not uncommon for men to dress up in ape suits for roles where the primates needed to carry out specific actions. Later, the advent of CGI has led to men mimicking primates in real time to create a motion-capture performance.
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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in February

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it is indeed Netflix and chill season. But the streaming service has plenty of options to keep you indoors, regardless of your relationship status. New original content for February includes the ironic love-fest Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special and the gory suburban comedy Santa Clarita Diet. You can also finally get around to watching The People V. O.J. Simpson, if for some reason you missed The A.V. Club’s best show of 2016, or you can queue up a new special from Mike Birbiglia. Speaking of people named Mike, Magic Mike is also hitting on February 1. See the full list below.

Available February 1

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, And Cyber Attacks (2016)

Babe (1995)

Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

Balto (1995)

Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2001)

Balto 3: Wings Of Change (2004)

Contact (1997)

Corpse Bride (2005 ...
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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch in February 2017, Including ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ and ‘King Cobra’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch in February 2017, Including ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ and ‘King Cobra’
Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to horror, Oscar winners to new indies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic binge. Enjoy.

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1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (available February 1)

The 1993 stop-motion classic directed by Henry Slick and produced by Tim Burton tells the story of Jack Skellington, a resident from Halloween Town who stumbles through a portal to Christmas Town and decides to celebrate the holiday.

2. “The Blair Witch Project” (available February 1)

Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, the 1999 found footage horror film became one of the most successful indie films of all time when it was released. The movie follows three film students
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Match the sweltering summer scene to the Australian film – quiz

Red deserts, sweaty brows, scalding sand and swimsuits. Nowhere does summer quite like Australia – and nowhere is it captured better than on film. But how well do you know your classics?

They’re A Weird Mob

Puberty Blues

Age of Consent

The Daughter

These Final Hours

On the Beach

Blackrock

All Men Are Liars

The Overlanders

The Sundowners

The Back of Beyond

Mutiny on the Bounty

Welcome to Woop Woop

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Muriel’s Wedding

Red Dog

Road Games

Fair Game

Long Weekend

Dead Calm

The Killing of Angel Street

Newsfront

Heatwave

The Year of Living Dangerously

Wake in Fright

Sunday Too Far Away

The Water Diviner

The Man From Snowy River

The Man From Snowy River

The Water Diviner

Australia

The Silver Brumby

Goldstone

Dead Heart

Babe: Pig in the City

Mystery Road

Bungala Boys

Bra Boys

The Coolangatta Gold

The Four Minute Mile

Crocodile Dundee
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Match the house to the classic Australian movie – quiz

Think of yourself of as a film buff? How many of these abodes do you recognise?

Girl Asleep

Goldstone

The Turning

The Babadook

Wolf Creek 2

Reckless Kelly

The Pack

Snowtown

Chopper

He Died With A Felafel in His Hand

Metal Skin

Romper Stomper

Snowtown

The Hunter

Animal Kingdom

Tomorrow When the War Began

Australia

The Proposition

Mad Max: Fury Road

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Mad Max

Mad Max 2

Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome

Mad Max: Fury Road

Storm Boy

Dead Calm

On the Beach

Black Water

The Castle

Snowtown

Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos

The Great Gatsby

Holding the Man

Two Hands

Somersault

Looking for Alibrandi

The Dressmaker

Lantana

The Great Gatsby

Australia

Paper Planes

Babe: Pig in the City

Babe

Mad Max: Fury Road

Metal Skin

Romper Stomper

Chopper

Wolf Creek

The Great Gatsby

Romeo and Juliet

Strictly Ballroom

Little Fish

The Sapphires

Muriel's Wedding
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Alamo Drafthouse Comes to Brooklyn: An Inside Look at New York City’s Newest Theater

No one would accuse New Yorkers of being starved for options when it comes to going to the movies. From cultural institutions like Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAMcinématek, Museum of the Moving Image, and Film Forum, to indie theatres IFC Center and Nitehawk, to bar/theatre hybrids Videology and Syndicated, to the many, many multiplexes, you’ll never hurt for options when it comes to finding a great film to see on the big screen on any given weekend. Exciting newcomers like Metrograph proved it is still possible to make an impact with even the most jaded NYC cinephiles, while the fate of upscale theatres like iPic is yet to be seen.

But despite this bounty of riches, things are about to get even more exciting because after five years and a few false starts, the Alamo Drafthouse is finally opening in Downtown Brooklyn. (The official opening date is Friday,
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Queensland writer Megan Doneman wins attachment to NCIS: La writers room

Megan Doneman (r) with the subject of her 2008 documentary, Kiran Bedi (l).

Queensland writer/producer Megan Doneman has been awarded the inaugural Greg Coote Scholarship, established by Screen Queensland and Australians in Film.

The scholarship, launched in 2014 and worth $30,000, will see Doneman mentored by executive producer Shane Brennan, creator of CBS's.NCIS: Los Angeles, in the show's La writers room.

Doneman started her career as an assistant editor on films such as Dark City, Babe: Pig in the City and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

She also wrote, directed and produced the 2008 documentary Kiran Bedi: Yes Madam, Sir, which was narrated by Helen Mirren and premiered at Tiff in 2010.

"Megan is an outstanding talent, who combines powerful storytelling with a determined work ethic," Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt said. "The opportunity to learn from the best of the best in the United States - at the
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Director Mark Lamprell talks inheriting a cast in comedy sequel A Few Less Men

(l-r):.Kevin Bishop,.Xavier Samuel and.Kris Marshall.in A Few Less Men.

A Few Less Men, the sequel to Stephan Elliott's 2011 comedy A Few Best Men, was helmed by Mark Lamprell, the screenwriter of Babe: Pig in the City and director of 2000's My Mother Frank and 2013's Goddess.

Lamprell came on board after reading the script by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral), who wrote the original film.

"It was lovely working on somebody else's screenplay because it was a really solid screenplay structurally," Lamprell said. "I could see that there was a really good movie in there. Dean's a very accomplished writer. The whole guts of it were laid out before me.".

Lamprell, who got his start at Kennedy Miller making Bts documentaries such as The Making of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), describes A Few Less Men as "a silly comedy.".

"It's not high-brow wit.
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