The period characters in ASSASSINS, playing at the Sydney Opera House, are a pretty wild-eyed bunch who make meeting them in an abandoned sideshow late at night pretty unappealing. Led by John Wilkes Booth, who considers himself forefather of all American President assassination attempts, they are pretty evidently crazy. But the more modern characters, apart from one, look alarmingly normal and rational. That is … until a rifle is put in Harvey Lee Oswald’s hands towards the confronting ending of this show. ASSASSINS is Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 malignantly comic attack on the American dream where normalcy collides with obsession in a dark musical which is thoroughly entertaining yet ominous. (Book by John Weidman) Continue reading ASSASSINS AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE: DISTURBINGLY GOOD
Two of the main protagonists in this third installment of the Marble Comics are Thor himself and the Hulk. Their earthly counterparts Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo strode the Red Carpet at the Entertainment Quarter last Sunday.
It was a very glitzy Sydney premiere with gold painted models and statues of Thor and the Hulk. Also in attendance was the New Zealand Director Taika Waititi and producers Brad Winderbaum and Chelsea Winstanley. Among the local celebrities who made an appearance was ex Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo, fresh from a life saving operation for brain cancer, who attended along with his girlfriend, Tahnee Sims.
A major difference in this film is that, at his insistence, Chris Hemsworth refused to wear the long blonde hair wig. Also with the inclusion of Taika Waititi, the film has more comedic touches. Filmed on the Gold Coast, Chris Hemsworth declared that he wished he could film more of his films in Australia.
THOR RAGNAROK opens in cinemas on the 26th October.
Featured image – Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley. All images By Ben Apfelbaum.
There was a good atmosphere at the recent Sydney premiere of ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY at the Hoyts Cinema Complex, the Entertainment Quarter.
Celebrities attending included David Campbell and his son Leo,members of the Aria Award winning group Peking Duk, Tom Williams, Leeanna Walsman, Isabel Durant, Tai Hara and Lincoln Younes. Also, Cosplayers dressed in a variety of colourful costumes took some of the limelight.
Unusual for a premiere, there was a pre-party prior to the film screening. Continue reading SYDNEY PREMIERE – ROGUE ONE : A STAR WARS STORY