Friday, 30 December 2011

Sydney’s biggest New Year’s Eve party: Jamiroquai, Culture Club and Pet Shop Boys, as well as Australia’s very own Guy Sebastian, Pseudo Echo and Lyndsey Ollard



Sydney Resolution Concert Series is thrilled to announce Sydney’s biggest New Year’s Eve party, which will be staged at Sydney’s Glebe Island overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour on Saturday December 31st 2011. The inaugural Sydney Resolution Concert Series will feature international superstars including Jamiroquai, Culture Club and Pet Shop Boys, as well as Australia’s very own Guy Sebastian, Pseudo Echo and Lyndsey Ollard.

Sydney Resolution Concert Series is sure to be an unforgettable night of music and festivities, showcasing some of the biggest acts in the world against a backdrop that only Sydney can provide.

With unobstructed, stunning views of the city and the fireworks display, there is no better place to be on New Year’s Eve than Glebe Island. See 2011 out with a bang with some of the world’s biggest classic and contemporary artists, playing all the songs you know and love.

Sydney’s Glebe Island will turn into a ‘mini city’ for this very special event, with a custom-built venue providing the very best in entertainment and bars, an incredible on-site ‘village’ showcasing Sydney’s best local and international food, and a unique array of retail and market stalls.

Sydney Resolution Concert Series will be the hottest ticket in town for New Year’s Eve!
Please be advised that Sydney Resolution Concert Series is a licensed event – all patrons must be over 18 years of age.

Glebe Island is situated on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. All patrons will arrive and depart by ferry or bus service from terminals and wharfs provided by Sydney Resolution Concert Series. 

Please note there is no parking at the event. Gates open at 2pm, entertainment commences at 4:00pm and all performances will conclude by 1:45am.

Gates close at 3.00am

Tickets go on sale at 9am on 28th November through Ticketmaster.

Websites

Sydney Resolution Concert Series - New Years Eve

Flourish PR

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Cory Monteith Meets Fans At Westfield Sydney

Via Flickr:
Cory Monteith Meets Fans At Westfield Sydney

Today over 500 Australian Glee fans met Canadian actor and musician Cory Monteith at Westfield Sydney - city store.

Cory was there to promote Glee The Concert on Blu-ray and DVD, which fans snapped up from the JB Hi-Fi pop-up store.

It was wonderful to see Cory speak and get up close with the fans, as its the fans who ultimately tune in and buy merchandise which keeps actors in a gig.

Cory told the crowd that he was looking forward to holding a koala, which has long been a favourite wish of overseas actors while visiting our shores.

Something tells us a few of the young women in the audience might have imagined Cory was a koala, and wanted to cuddle up to him.

Show business bottom line - a lot of Glee DVD's were sold today, so it looks like long trip out here has paid for itself, and then some.

Glee can be seen on pay TV channel Foxtel many times per week, and of course now there's even more opportunities to own some of the Glee franchise on DVD.

A new series of Glee will be hitting Foxtel in 2012.

About Cory Monteith...

Cory Allan Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.

Websites

Glee
www.fox.com/glee

20th Century Fox
www.foxmovies.com

Westfield
www.westfield.com.au

Westfield Sydney Events
www.westfield.com.au/sydney/news-and-events/events

JB Hi-Fi
www.jbhifi.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Splash News
www.splashnews.com

Media Man News
www.mediamannews.com

Music News Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Meet Cory Monteith At Westfield Sydney Today; Glee Fans Unite!


Glee fans unite!

You are invited to meet Cory Monteith from Glee in person

When: 29th December 2011
Time: 1PM
Where: Level 2, Pitt Street Mall next to Zara.

Buy Glee The Concert on Blu-ray or DVD from the JB Hi-Fi pop-up store on the day, for your chance to be amongst the first in line to meet Cory!

About Cory Monteith...

Cory Allan Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.


Websites

Glee

20th Century Fox

Westfield

Westfield Sydney Events

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Splash News

Media Man News

Music News Australia

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

St. George Openair Cinema Celebrates Its Opening Night With The Sydney Premiere Of My Week With Marilyn



Sydney will get a bit of the Hollywood glam treatment when the premiere screening of 'My Week With Marilyn' opens the 2012 season at St. George OpenAir Cinema on 11 January.

The Oscar® buzz has continued on Michelle Williams' due to her impressive portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.

The flick covers matters such as her charm, sexiness, daring, challenges and Monroe's trip to England for 'The Prince and the Showgirl' with Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh).

Movie Summary...

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

St. George Openair Cinema...

Also announced as features of the 2012 season are preview screenings of THE ARTIST, a gorgeous homage to silent films that proved a sensation at Cannes earlier this year where it was awarded best actor, J. EDGAR directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the FBI’s infamous boss, and GOODBYE, FIRST LOVE a poignant French film which explores our lasting attachment to first love.

The 2012 OpenAir program will also include blockbusters such as MONEYBALL, which stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and the hilarious comedy THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE, which follows on from the edgy UK TV series about the over-imagined sexual ambitions of a group of young males.

The 2012 St.George OpenAir Cinema program will feature fourteen premiere or preview screenings, all the major summer releases, and a selection of the year's best indie films.

The full program will be announced on Friday 9 December with tickets on sale from 9am on 15 December. Last year more than 30,000 tickets and over a dozen screenings were sold out in the first half hour alone, so be quick.

The full 2012 program will be available online from Saturday 10 December, visit www.stgeorge.com.au/openair

Where:
Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney - adjacent to Royal Botanic Gardens

When:
January 11 to February 18 2012
Gates, bar and restaurant open from 6.15pm
Films commence shortly after nightfall (approx. 8.30-8.45pm)

Tickets:
Tickets on sale from Thursday 15 December via the event website www.stgeorge.com.au/openair
Advance Bookings*: General $30 / concession $28 + booking fee Door Sales*: General $35 / concession $32 *additional costs may apply for special presentations.

My Week With Marilyn: The Cast...

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier
Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark
Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike
Emma Watson as Lucy
Dougray Scott as Arthur Miller
Dominic Cooper as Milton H. Greene
Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh
Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead
Zoë Wanamaker as Paula Strasberg
Richard Clifford as Richard Wattis
Philip Jackson as Roger Smith
Simon Russell Beale as Admiral Cotes-Preedy

Studios: The Weinstein Company, BBC Films, Lipsync Productions

Directed by Simon Curtis
Produced by David Parfitt and Harvey Weinstein

Box Office to date: $11,106,287









Websites

St. George Openair Cinema

My Week With Marilyn official website

NIX Co.

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Media Man News

Music News Australia

The Star Lyric Theatre To Open Annie The Musical In Sydney



The Star, owned and operated by Echo Entertainment, has organised a media call for this coming Tuesday 3rd January at the Lyric Theatre.

We will be attending to cover the ever-popular Broadway musical Annie prior to the official opening night of the show at 7pm on Thursday January 5, 2012. 

Three musical numbers from the show will be performed, and afterwards producer John Frost and lead cast members Anthony Warlow, Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney, Chloe Dallimore, Julie Goodwin and Alan Jones will be giving interviews and be available for photograph opportunities and more.

The musical numbers will be:

It’s the Hard Knock Life – featuring the children’s cast

Easy Street – featuring Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney and Chloe Dallimore

A New Deal for Christmas – featuring Anthony Warlow, Julie Goodwin, Alan Jones and the ensemble cast.

Based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, the musical Annie burst into popularity in 1977 when it opened on Broadway. After running there for nearly six years, it has played in over 22 countries worldwide including the UK, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Australia. Annie became a smash-hit movie musical in 1982 starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett that is adored worldwide and a fixture of popular culture references.

Annie is full of toe-tapping hits which have become staples of musical theatre repertoires worldwide and now, 34 years on, it remains one of the most loved and universally appealing musicals of all time.

Annie plays in Sydney until March 25 before a national tour.

It all marks another interesting development in the Australian casino wars, as agency, Media Man has been calling it for a few years now, and it will be interesting to see how Melbourne based competitor of The Star, Crown Casino, responds with their entertainment line up, which is also ramping up on the west coast on Australia with the newly named Crown Perth (formally Burswood Entertainment Centre).

The battle for the Australian entertainment dollar continues, and certainly Sydney's The Star is going full speed ahead and betting that world class entertainment will remain paramount in the quest to bring more punters to land based casinos and entertainment complexes.

Media blurb we secured...

The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including It's the Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow, Annie is one of the most awarded and loved musicals of all time. Reprising one of his all-time favourite roles as the charismatic and sophisticated New York ‘zillionaire' Daddy Warbucks, is Anthony Warlow. He will be joined by the ever-popular Nancye Hayes playing everyone's favourite villain, Miss Hannigan. Todd McKenney, Chloë Dallimore and Julie Goodwin also bring their talents to this delightful musical. And in a special treat, radio star Alan Jones will join the cast in the role of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A MESSAGE FROM PRODUCER JOHN FROST

It gives me great pleasure to bring ANNIE back to Australian audiences. When I produced this show 12 years ago I was overwhelmed by the response it received. ANNIE is such a well known, well loved production that appeals to so many different age groups. Its popularity means that it is staged once a year in many countries around the world, and I have no doubt that the Australian audiences are well and truly ready to see it again.

This time around, I am especially delighted to be able to work once more with Australia's favourite leading man, Anthony Warlow and theatrical legend Nancye Hayes.

To be taking this wonderful show and the star studded cast on tour in 2012 presents a unique and exciting opportunity to reach a new generation of Australians and it gives me enormous pleasure to think that people Australia wide will again be able to experience this special production.



Websites

The Star

Annie The Musical

Lyric Theatre

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

IP Publicity

Media Man News

Casino News Media

Music News Australia

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Peats Ridge adds 78 more acts to their Bill!



After scouring through over 1,000 music applications for the 2012 Festival, Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival announce a final 78 acts – rounding off their music line-up,  with a phenomenally massive 140 total acts set to rock the Glenworth Valley over 3 days from 29 December 2011 – 1 January 2012. 

Having been a stepping stone to many of Australia’s most recent successful musical acts - think Angus and Julia Stone, Temper Trap, The Jezabels, Kate Miller–Heidke and Cloud Control – Peats Ridge are confident that they have once again discovered the next hot ticket bands to play at this years Festival.

Festival Director, Matt Grant says there are a handful of great acts for patrons to keep a watchful eye on. “Gemma Ray is great new talent all the way from the UK and is supporting Grinderman in Perth on their upcoming Australian tour. Also Fantine, a Sydney based singer who has been going from strength to strength over the past 12 months  and has been chosen to be one of Dave Stewarts backing singers on his upcoming tour.’ 

“We’ve also added Youri Blow, an amazing French singer and guitarist. He’s going to perform his most recent album release ‘The Corridor’. It’s this beautiful dark and ethereal sound, quite different from anything I’ve heard.” Says Grant.

With different stages dedicated to every type of musical genre, Peats Ridge has tailored pockets for every type of music junkie out there.

The main stage, Bellbird will be drenched in red sunset, surrounded by trees and gently hugged by the beautiful Glenworth River. This stage plays host to the big name Australian and International acts on the bill and will be the spot where festival fans can catch Gotye as he belts out his ARIA topping hits over the special midnight set. 

The Wonderdome, housed in the Arts precinct Wonderland, becomes a musical feast for the ears at night with a swag of some of Australia’s top producers. Sitting  alongside enchanting performances and quirky acts in the Festival’s new black-out dome theatre, the space is set to come alive with the eclectic mix of artists Peats Ridge have become famous for.

Under the big top at Lyrebird there’s a whole lot of booty shakin’ to be found. With indie, funk, breaks, world music and even a bit of dub – Everyone is invited to let their hair down and prepare to dance the night away in this rockin’ space. 

For the weary travellers out there, chilling out to an acoustic set at the Chai Temple is the way to go. Or cut the grass at the outdoor dance space  –  Pirates Lair. Cutting edge electronic DJs. Ambient, dubstep, minimal techno, psytrance and dub all mix up sweet tracks at the Festival’s very first Pirate Ship stage – A partnership bought to Peats Ridge by the Noisy Chicken Crew, Subsonic Music, Foreign Dub and Frequency Lab. 

Now in its eighth year representing the best and brightest of Australian and international music acts, Peats Ridge offers a festival experience like no other. Staged at Glenworth Valley along rolling green riverbanks (29 December - 01 January), the Festival is just an hour’s drive from Sydney - ideal for a three day New Years camping escape.

With a focus on creating a total experience for all, Peats Ridge hosts a brilliant showcase of art installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, giant trapeze, and much much more, all winding along the riverbank and dotted throughout the event site. As well as this the Festival is also very family friendly with a full program organised for children and family camping facilities.

The 2011 instalment of Peats Ridge is shaping up to be everything brilliant that has been offered in previous years and much, much, more.

Editor’s Notes 

Full list of new acts: 
Youri Blow (France)
Elizabeth Rose (Aus)  
Gemma Ray (UK)
The Paper Kites (Aus)  
Fantine (Aus)
Israel Cannan (Aus/UK) 
Ben & Beth (Aus)  
Lion And The Lotus (Aus) 
Toucan (Aus)
Rainbow Chan (Aus)
Anima (Aus) 
Audego (Aus) 
The Townhouses (Aus)
Loopsnake (Aus) 
Foreigndub (Aus)
Bouddibass (Aus) 
Electonic (Aus)
Msg (Aus) 
Weblet (Aus) 
Roleo (Aus)
Genius (Aus)
Gelido (Aus) 
Misha (Aus) 
Oddsox (Aus) 
Poseidon (Aus)
Ahavamour (Aus) 
Duplex (Aus)
Bumble (Aus)
Monk Fly (Aus)
Chappirate (Aus)
Juju (Aus)
Finish Born Sinigrin (Aus)
Da Heebie Jeebies (Aus) 
Drachemann (Aus)
Cherie Kotek (Aus) 
Jozz Scott (Aus) 
Superbeast Vs Leeroy (Aus)
Mr Bill Live (Aus) 
Rumplestompskin Live (Aus)
Ryanosaurous Live (Aus)
Wahoo (Aus) 
Ilse J (NL) 
Elliot (Aus)
Suburban Dark (Aus)
Elecrocado Live (Aus)
Nezbit (Aus) 
Phsiris Live (Aus) 
Configsys Live (Aus) 
DJ Vagas (Aus) 
DJ Phil Toke (Aus) 
Soul Of Sydney (Aus)
DJ Nick La Rosa (Aus) 
Drae Leighton (Aus)
Brynstar (Aus)
The Sunset Kids (Aus)
Bruno Dante (Aus)
Dale Stephen (Aus) 
Eli Wolfe (Aus)
Crescent Collective (Aus)
Dave Sattout (Aus)
Todd Sibbin And The 
Opposite Ends (Aus) 
Minnie Marks (Aus)
The Hazelman Brothers 
(Aus) 
Matthew Koutnik (Aus)
Lily So (Aus) 
Fanny Lumsden (Aus)
Benjamin James Eastwood 
(Aus) 
Prem (Aus)
Chilli Didge (Aus)
Veil (Aus) 
Leigh Wood (Aus) 
Isoma (Aus) 
Stuart Ridley-Emagica (Aus) 
Deseven (Aus) 
The Atlas Room (Aus) 
T n A (Aus) 
Oblongmonster (Aus)

General release 3 day season passes:  
Adult (18+) $320 +bf
Child (6-12) $20 +bf

Under 6 free

Family season passes: 
As peats ridge is an over 18 event, youth tickets can only be purchased as part of a family pass 
1 adult, 1 youth $420 +bf
2 adult, 1 youth $725 +bf 
Extra youth (13-17) $85 +bf

Early bird camping passes (allows access to camping on the 28th): 
Adult (18+) $40 +bf
Youth (13-17) $40 +bf
Child (6-12) free 
Under 6 free

All season passes include camping and festival entry from 29th December 2011 – 1st January 2012. 
Tickets will be available via our website at http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au/ or via http://www.oztix.com.au/ 

Peats ridge is an over 18 event. Children and youth are permitted only if accompanied by a guardian of parental age. For further information & ticket sales - http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au/ 

Websites

Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival

Cardinal Spin

Music News Australia

Media Man News

Rolling Stone Magazine Australia Announces 3rd Annual Awards



To say we’re excited about the 3rd Annual Rolling Stone Awards is an understatement. Last year’s event was a huge, sweltering party (highlights – Paul Kelly turning up, Michael Chugg’s sweary tirade, Lupe Fiasco’s bodyguard, Art Vs Science’s DJ set, and a surprise display of beatboxing from Plan B’s cohort Faith SFX). There’s an expectation that this year’s event will be bigger and better, and we don’t aim to disappoint.

We’re happy to say that, due to the success of last year’s event, we’ll be keeping the 3rd outing of the Rolling Stone Awards just as exclusive and star-studded, albeit at a new more central (and air conditioned) venue. Drawing from a long list of entertainment and pop culture luminaries, our judging panel is as illustrious as it was tuned-in and the resulting winners will be a nicely varied bunch. But that’s what you get when you ask comedians, actors, politicians, writers, tour promoters, artists and professional skateboarders to try and agree on a shortlist. Judges this year included the likes of Tim Ross, Jon Coghill, Michael Chugg, Brendan Cowell and Morgan Campbell, just to name a few.

The categories include:

The Rolling Stone Award: Our top honour of the year, awarded for an outstanding contribution to popular culture. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV, literature, art, politics, activism, etc. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

Best Female: Awarded to a local lady for outstanding contribution to popular culture, whether that is music, film, TV, literature, art, politics or activism. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

Best Male: Awarded to a local bloke for outstanding contribution to popular culture, whether that is music, film, TV, literature, art, politics or activism. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

The International Award: Awarded to an international male, female or group who have had a profound positive impact on popular culture in Australia/NZ. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV, literature, art, politics, activism, etc. 

Mover & Shaker: Awarded to someone who has changed the game in their particular field this year – a maverick, trailblazer or revolutionary. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV, literature, art, politics, activism, etc. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

The Immortal: A lifetime achievement award for outstanding contribution to popular culture. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

Album of the Year: The best full-length album released in 2010. Simple as that. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only.  

Best Live Act: Just as the name says, honouring the best live performance or tour by a band – Australian or international – in Australia/NZ in 2010.  

Artist to Watch: This is an acknowledgement of an outstanding emerging artist – regardless of how long they’ve been around – who is set to blow up big. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only. 

Artist of the Year: Music only, the best all round artist of the year. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only.

We also roped in celebrity writers close to the winners to pay tribute to their mates (or in one case, uncle), making this far livelier and more fascinating than some stale old list of winners. But let’s stop patting ourselves on the back, it’s really time to congratulate our winners who will be announced at on Wednesday 25th January. All winners will also be listed in the March issue of Rolling Stone Magazine (out on 1 February 2012).

Be sure to check out the BlackBerry Lounge while you’re there and of course, the fantastic cocktails!





Websites

Rolling Stone (Australia)

Rolling Stone

AVM Publicity.com

Music News Australia

Media Man News

Michael Buble and Reece Mastin are No. 1 In Australia

The Christmas ARIA chart has stayed put with Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ remaining the number one album and Reece Mastin ‘Good Night’ the number one single.

Only two new songs went into the singles top 10 this week. They were Snoop Dogg & Wizz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars ‘Young, Wild & Free’ and One Direction ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.
Over on the album chart Bruno Mars ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ re-entered the Top 10 as did Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’.

Collections from Frank Sinatra ‘Sinatra Best of the Best’, Michael Buble ‘Collection’ and Michael Crawford ‘The Story of My Life’ were the only albums to debut in the ARIA Top 50 this week.

Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Release Schedule Preview

Joyful Noise comes to theaters January 13th, 2012 and stars Queen Latifah, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Judd Lormand, Jesse L. Martin, Chloe Bailey. The film is directed by Todd Graff.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close comes to theaters January 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, James Gandolfini, John Goodman, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Wright, Adrian Martinez. The film is directed by Stephen Daldry.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island comes to theaters February 10th, 2012 and stars Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine, Kristin Davis, Luis Guzmán, Fileena Bahris, Shelley Bassett. The film is directed by Brad Peyton.

Project X comes to theaters March 2nd, 2012 and stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Oliver Cooper, Dax Flame, Nichole Bloom, Martin Klebba, Miles Teller, Sam Lant. The film is directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

Wrath of the Titans comes to theaters March 30th, 2012 and stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Édgar Ramírez, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Bullet to the Head comes to theaters April 13th, 2012 and stars Jason Momoa, Sylvester Stallone, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sung Kang, Jon Seda, Holt McCallany. The film is directed by Walter Hill.

The Lucky One comes to theaters April 20th, 2012 and stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart, Joe Chrest, Adam LeFevre, Jillian Batherson. The film is directed by Scott Hicks.

Dark Shadows comes to theaters May 11th, 2012 and stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer, Thomas McDonell, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller. The film is directed by Tim Burton.

Rock of Ages comes to theaters June 1st, 2012 and stars Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Diego Boneta, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman. The film is directed by Adam Shankman.

Jack the Giant Killer comes to theaters June 15th, 2012 and stars Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Magic Mike comes to theaters June 29th, 2012 and stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, Gabriel Iglesias, Olivia Munn. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.

The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters July 20th, 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Untitled Jay Roach Comedy comes to theaters August 10th, 2012 and stars Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Brian Cox, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow. The film is directed by Jay Roach.

The Apparition comes to theaters August 24th, 2012 and stars Tom Felton, Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Julianna Guill, Luke Pasqualino, R.H. Gomez, Suzanne Ford, Anna Clark. The film is directed by Todd Lincoln.

Argo comes to theaters September 14th, 2012 and stars Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Tate Donovan, Taylor Schilling, Nelson Franklin, Kerry Bishé. The film is directed by Ben Affleck.

The Gangster Squad comes to theaters October 19th, 2012 and stars Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Holt McCallany, Emma Stone. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Gravity comes to theaters November 21st, 2012 and stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. The film is directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Great Gatsby comes to theaters December 25th, 2012 and stars Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Callan McAuliffe, Gemma Ward. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann.

The Great Gatsby - December 25 -Staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan

The Great Gatsby - December 25


The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - December 14

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - December 14


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Gravity - November 21 - Staring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

Gravity - November 21


Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone--tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

The Gangster Squad - October 19 - Staring Sean Penn

The Gangster Squad - October 19


The Gangster Squad
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart. The Gangster Squad is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

Argo - September 14 - Staring (Ben Affleck)

Argo - September 14


Argo
Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

The Apparition - August 24 - Staring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton

The Apparition - August 24


The Apparition
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force...

Untitled Jay Roach Comedy (aka Dog Fight) - August 10 - Staring Will Ferrell

Untitled Jay Roach Comedy (aka Dog Fight) - August 10


Two rival South Carolina politicians (Will Ferrell; Zach Galifianakis) with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.

The Dark Knight Rises - July 20 - The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan 's Batman trilogy.

The Dark Knight Rises - July 20


The Dark Knight Rises
The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan 's Batman trilogy.

Magic Mike - June 29 - stars Channing Tatum

Magic Mike - June 29


Magic Mike
Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Channing Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.