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Holding the Man - 2015

“Tim and John fell in love at their all boys high-school while both were teenagers. John was captain of the football team. Tim an aspiring actor playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discrimination’s, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.”

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Houseboat Horror (1989) | Kendal Flanagan, Ollie Martin

“A rowdy rock group are accompanied by a film crew to desolate Lake Infinity to produce a music video. One night the musicians visit the local pub while the various members of the film crew satisfy their carnal desires with one another aboard the luxurious houseboat they are all staying in. They are so busy they fail to notice that a rampaging lunatic has snuck aboard the boat, and one by one the various characters are brutally slaughtered in a variety of grisly ways.“

Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario send fans into meltdown at media call to promote new Baywatch movie

AUSSIES obviously love Zac Efron.

The Hollywood megastar was mobbed by fans at Sydney’s Bondi Beach esterday when he and Baywatch co-star Alexandra Daddario hit the sand for a photoshoot to promote the film.

Efron and Daddario appeared happy and relaxed at the media call, flashing their pearly whites for the throng of photographers.

Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario meet some of the local Bondi lifeguards, Source: Cassandra Hannagan, Getty Images.

The couple also posed for photos with some of the local Bondi lifeguards before taking questions from the press.

Daddario got a special welcome to Australia – she apparently took the whole incident in her stride – when Sydney local Ariel Paniri stripped down in front of her, wearing only a fluro mankini.

Efron and Daddario are in Australia on a whirlwind promotional trip to spruik the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kelly Rohrback and Priyanka Chopra.

Zac Efron greets fans at Bondi Beach, Source:  Cassandra Hannagan, Getty Images.

Efron plays the lead of former Olympian-turned–lifeguard Matt Brody in the film directed by Seth Gordon. Daddario plays his female love interest, new recruit Summer Quinn.

Efron and Daddario will walk the red carpet tonight at the film’s Australian premiere at the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

Photo Source: Cassandra Hannagan, Getty Images.

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phoebejtonkin; Thank you @virginaustralia for the the coziest flight to Australia. I always love flying with you, and your crew are always so kind and entertaining :) Also, excellent selection of great Aussie movies! I could have stayed on for longer just to watch them all! xxx#virginaustralia #vaustralia

phoebejtonkin; This is so goddam gorgeous @teresapalmer @vogueaustralia 💕✨✨✨✨#Bman #Forrest

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phoebejtonkin; This is some absolute BS. Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few days, you would have heard about #jordanedwards a sweet, kind 15 year old boy,  who was leaving a house party which had been broken up by the police, and for absolutely no justifiable reason, was shot through the window of the car. What an absolutely unnecessary, thoughtless tragedy. My heart is broken for his poor brother who was in the same car when he was killed. I added a link in my profile where you can donate to Jordan’s family. How many times does this have to happen for our society to make a drastic change in how minorities and men and women of color are treated by the law in America? What a disgrace.

phoebejtonkin; Aussies! Go see this movie! I saw on Sunday @teresapalmer is extraordinary in it @berlin_syndrome x

phoebejtonkin; Special delivery

phoebejtonkin; Was finally able to see #chasingasylum What a heartbreaking, troubling and horrible look at what our Australian government is doing to those who are seeking refuge in our country. Most of these Asylum Seekers are leaving behind dangerous, often life threatening situations in their home countries, seeking refuge in a country that prides itself on being multicultural & diverse, but being turned away and sent to camps on Manus Island and Nauru where the conditions are unclean, unsafe, and inhumane. I can’t recommend this doco enough. 🙌 you’re an inspiration @evaorner xx

100 years ago today, Gough Whitlam was born.

This is what Gough did:

Basics
- Introduced universal healthcare
- Introduced no-fault divorce
- Introduced Racial Discimination Act
- Introduced the Trade Practices Act
- Established Family Court
- Established Legal Aid
- Made unis free
- Sewered poor suburbs
- Abolished (federal) death penalty
- Replaced ‘God Save the Queen’ with ‘Advance Australia Fair’
- gave the NT and ACT representation in the Senate

International stuff
- Scrapped the draft
- Freed those guilty of refusing the draft
- Ordered home all Aussie troops in Vietnam
- Started relations with China
- Forbid ‘whites only’ sports teams
- Voted for sanctions on apartheid South Africa at UN
- Granted independence to PNG
- Scrapped White Australia policy
- Established Multiculturalism policy
- Got France to stop Nuclear tests nearby

Women
- Reopened the equal pay case at the Arbitration Commission
- Set up women’s shelters
- Made The Pill easier to get
- Introduced single-mum welfare support
- Established a “Women’s Adviser” to the PM (first in the world!)

Arts
- Funded arts bigtime
- Raised minimum local content standards
- This meant more Aussie stuff on TV/movies/radio/stage
- Established Triple J, multicultural radio stations and FM radio.
- Established Australian Film Commission
- Established Australian Council for the Arts
- Established National Gallery of Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Established Department of Aboriginal Affairs
- Funded existing Aboriginal Legal Services
- Set up new ones
- Gave the Gurindji people deeds to part of their land
- Pushed for more ATSI land reform

Environment
- Introduced environmental protection laws
- Ratified World Heritage Convention
- Established protections for the Great Barrier Reef
- Established Australian Heritage Commission

That ain’t even all of it. Thank you Gough Whitlam.

Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros and will produce female-driven movies!

The Aussie actress already has two projects set at her studio, including a spinoff for her ‘Suicide Squad’ character Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie is setting down roots at Warner Bros.

The Aussie actress is signing a first-look deal with the studio behind her summer Suicide Squad to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

Producing and developing with Robbie will be her LuckyChap partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr.

Robbie, whose breakout performance came in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is only 26 years old but has quickly grasped control of her career in a way few actors, especially female actors, do, steadily wading into the world of producing.

Robbie and LuckyChap are in post-production on their first movie as producers, the upcoming neo noir thriller Terminal. LuckyChap also is developing and producing a Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, where the actress will play the disgraced figure skater, and is developing an adaptation of Bad Monkeys, a novel by Matt Ruff, along with with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for Universal Pictures.

Warner Bros. has built a relationship with the actress, who has starred in Focus and The Legend of Tarzan for the studio before becoming one of the key factors as to why Suicide Squad grossed over $700 million worldwide.

The actress already has two projects set at Warners: a Suicide Squad spinoff for her character Harley Quinn (as well as other DC heroines) that she will executive produce and an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air to which she is attached to star.

The first-look deal underlines Warner Bros.’ renewed focus on female-driven storytelling and comes after some notables moves from the Burbank-based studio.

It created the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop earlier this year as a program to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, which was spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.

Warners has Wonder Woman, based on DC’s iconic female superhero, coming out next year and was firm in its commitment to find a female director for that movie. And it is prepping Ocean’s Ocho, a female-centric take on Ocean’s 11 that will feature an A-list female ensemble.

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.