Cinema marriage proposals are a unique choice for nervous grooms-to-be and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Event Cinemas and Birch Carroll & Coyle Gold Class cinemas are gearing up for the year’s biggest love fest.
“With some of history’s best love stories and proposals played out on the big screen, it’s no wonder that the cinema experience is the romantic choice for many marriage proposals, first dates, blind dates and date night away from the kids. Especially when the couple experience the luxury of Gold Class,” said Amy Landy, Queensland Promotions Manager for AHL, owners of Event Cinemas.
As the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were officially announced in January you could hear the cheers, Australia wide. Especially as Jacki Weaver has received a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ nomination for her stellar performance in Animal Kingdom.
Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing has been nominated for ‘Best Short Film (Animation)’ whilst Javier Barden has received a nomination for his powerful role in Biutiful, which has also been recognised in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category.
In the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ category, Gasland and Exit Through the Gift Shop have also been nominated.
The strong lead performances in Blue Valentine have been recognised overnight with both stars receiving Golden Globe nominations: Michelle Williams for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) and Ryan Gosling for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama).
I may need to refresh your memory on who Kevin Bacon is- remember Footloose, A Few Good Men or Apollo 13? I’m sure you remember now! You probably had a poster of him plastered on your bedroom wall!
Are you single? Are you a Gen X (born between 1961-1981)? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then read on…
An exclusive party to match-make Gen X singles who are connected by friends-six-degrees-of-separation has attracted over 120 confident women but no where near as many handsome men. The Kevin Bacon Party is on the look out for men with a desire for the good life to match with a growing number of 30-something women.
As an averred reader when I was asked ‘What is your favourite book?’I was stumped. I had no answer… Of course, the Twilight Saga came to my mind first, but I don’t think they are my favourite books of all time, even though I’ve read them more times that any other book.
After many hours of pondering, I came to the conclusion that I don’t have just one favourite book. I have many, across various genres. From the play, A Streetcar Named Desire to teen books, Diary of a Street Kid; to books made into movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Walk to Remember; or Australian series, Tomorrow When the War Began.
Clash of the Titans showcases the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth installment in the Harry Potter movie series. Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was.... Watch as love, growing up and tragedy spin through the magical and mesmerizing web of Harry Potter. Don't see the movie expecting fullfillment - questions are left unanswered, fantasy and adventure are pushed aside as growing up features full screen. We have had to grow up, why shouldn't Harry? Do be prepared for a shock... that is if you haven't read the book!
Although there are conflicting reports and no sources have been confirmed, at 5.30pm LA time on the 25th of June, Australia heard that Michael Jackson had died, at the age of 50. It has been reported by News websites that Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and paramedics were unable to revive him. CNN was told that a call to 911, from one of Michael Jackson's staff was made from his home at 12.21pm. Michael Jackson has three children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince 'Blanket' Michael Jackson II. Michael is known as the King of Pop with 13 number one hits during his solo career.
Do the media take it all too far? Television is our portal to visually seeing the world, but we are all subject to what they deem entertainment. The news no longer has merit as most of it is caused by the media, themselves, for entertainment and ultimately for ratings. Has 'entertaining' been taken out of context? Does it always have a negative connotation? My mother used to say "if you don't have anything nice to say... don't say anything".
The paparazzi is out of control- when will the media stand up and take responsibility for the paparazzi's outrageous behaviour? We all look on in shock at how the paparazzi behave around celebrities to get photos, but do you ever stop and think why they go to such lengths? While celebrity photographs have always lined the pages of gossip magazines, photographs with 'celebrity behaving badly' are now worth from $100,000 to $1 million +. It's no wonder that the paparazzi have resorted to provoking celebrities into bad situations, where the celebrities are not only pushed to the limit but are put in dangerous bodily situations causing them to strike out in defense. But meanwhile- the paparazzi get their photo!
Sydney Underground Film Festival is on again this year and are now open for submissions, so filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their film. The 2008 Sydney Underground Film Festival produced some outstanding entries, you may remember the preview of George Gittoes’ new film, The Miscreants or the classic, Polyester by John Waters’ which included every audience member receiving a scratch ‘n’ sniff card! ‘The Fusebox’ was introduced as an extra in cinema screening, the extra screen provided more space, more screen time and most importantly more films for a bigger audience. “The festival is fast becoming a launch pad for burgeoning filmmakers,” Festival Director Katherine Berger says. “We try to screen as many quality films as possible from talented local filmmakers to promising directors from all corners of the globe.”
All aboard the Bacardi Express. Australia's only touring music festival on rails just got a whole lot bigger! Five bands, one train, four cities... one hell of a ride! The Bacardi Express has announced Groove Armada are joining British India, Bluejuice, Van She and Lost Valentinos with special guests Beardyman and Hoops DJ. Bacardi Express will take the bands on a rock and roll adventure from the 26th of March till the 28th. Playing non-stop music at exclusive concerts in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong and the final in Sydney.
An international superstar, with over 30 million album sales worldwide, 11 Grammy Awards and a countless number one hits, Alicia Keys is coming to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena for one night only on the 17th of December 2008. A not to be missed show, her album “As I Am” has received critical acclaim across the globe, and has been sailing to number one of charts worldwide, and has been hailed as her finest work to date.
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will next month send young fans into a frenzy at the Sydney and Melbourne premieres of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Director Kenny Ortega will join the trio on the red carpet in Sydney on November 10, followed by Melbourne on November 12. The Australian High School Musical live stage show will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on December 20, followed by dates in Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne.