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Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, take a look at the pros and cons of big Hollywood films heading down under, debate whether film or book trilogies are better, and get the lowdown on the Japanese Film Festival from the director, Margarett Cortez.
▸ Murder On The Orient Express
▸ Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
▸ Conor McGregor: NotoriousTrailers
▸ Fifty Shades Freed
▸ I, TonyaNews
▸ It’s been a great year for filmmaking in Australia - with a record $1.3 billion spent on making movies and TV series for the 2016-17 financial year. We’ve had a big boost from runaway productions like ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, a thriving animation and post-production industry, and original content from local streaming services. With a competitive Australian dollar against the U.S. and great government incentives, isn’t it nice seeing the local film industry doing well while we get a little slice of Hollywood down under?
▸ Trilogies are kind of a given these days, every successful film frantically trying to expand itself into a three-part epic whether it was supposed to or not. Research student Kaylin Walker has taken a far more academic look at the trilogy format, and after scouring through Goodreads and IMDb, has come up with a fascinating conclusion: that “movie trilogies get worse, losing favour with each film, while book trilogies secure higher ratings for book two and maintain them for book three.”Interview
The Japanese Film Festival is in full swing in Australia right now, with audiences across the country flocking to catch a huge range of films. Charlie spoke to the director of the festival, Margarett Cortez, about what we can expect.
For an extended version of the interview, visit SWITCH's YouTube channel.
For a full list of films and to purchase tickets, visit japanesefilmfestival.net
▸ Win one of five double passes to the Cine Latino Film Festival
▸ Win one of three copies of Ken Burns' Emmy award-winning 'The Civil War' on Blu-ray
▸ Win one of five double passes to see 'Blade Of The Immortal' in cinemasStay Up-To-Datefacebook.com/maketheswitchAUtwitter.com/maketheswitchAUinstagram.com/maketheswitchAUmaketheswitchAU.tumblr.comThe hoststwitter.com/Charlie_Davidtwitter.com/MissJess_SWITCHtwitter.com/DanielLammintwitter.com/ChrisCEdwardsNext week's episode
▸ Reviews for ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ and ‘Professor Marston And The Wonder Women’
▸ Jess heads off to Atomic Spy School to learn the skills to become an MI6 agent