Posted on August 18th, 2017 by Frederik

In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Toni Collette has shared some details on the upcoming horror film “Hereditary”. There hasn’t been an official announcement on the production and it was only mentioned earlier in an interview by actress Ann Dowd, who’s in the film as well – and mentioning Collette being “terrific”. Sounds like we’ll have prepare covering our eyes for this 2018 release:

Recently, I filmed a movie that really was the hardest job of my life, this horror film called Hereditary with a writer-director called Ari Aster. Gabriel Byrne played my husband, and it’s an intense one. It surprised me every day. I think if I’d really contemplated it any more before I started, I might have just run the other way, because every day was just so much more full-on than I even anticipated. So I just had to take it one step at a time. But in a perverse way it was really satisfying, even though it was like twisting myself inside out.

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Frederik

Today, Amanda Sthers’ underdog comedy “Madame” releases Australian cinemas. Reviews have been mixed, ranging from charming to lousy. So, if you’re Australian, make sure to get your own opinion on this indie French film.

Screen Daily, Sarah Ward (August 18, 2017)
Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel might bring star power to upstairs-downstairs comedy Madame, but it’s Rossy de Palma who shines brightest in this English-language debut of French writer turned filmmaker Amanda Sthers. Among the cast, scenes between de Palma and Smiley render him Madame’s second standout player. In fact, it’s Collette and Keitel who make less of an impact, largely thanks to their underwritten characters. One can arch her eyebrows in disdain with the best of them, and the other amble around with charm, but their parts serve the narrative more than their talents

The Herald Sun, Leigh Paatsch (August 16, 2017)
An irksomely erratic French comedy of (bad) manners, Madame would normally have struggled to secure an Australian release. However, the usually inviting presence of our own Toni Collette in a starring role has jemmied open the door. Enter at your own peril. And also be warned that Collette issues one of the few complete performance misfires of her career with a very loud bang. While Collette’s awkward repartee with Keitel (those two as a married couple? Really?) is not so hot, her character’s constant, cruelly bitter jabs at Maria leave a decided chill. A movie that can sometimes turn tolerable (thanks to the unconventionally endearing de Palma, a gem who deserved better than this) just when it’s getting terrible.

Urban Cinefile, Louise Keller (August 15, 2017)
The premise is fun and the Paris setting gorgeous, yet this would be Cinderella story with a twist prickles with contrivance. There is something that grates about the way writer director Amanda Sthers has written her characters, although nothing takes away from the splendid turn by Rossy de Palma. The dinner scene when Maria attracts the attention of David (Michael Smiley), a British aristocrat who clearly is bewitched by her, is a lot of fun, but as the romance progresses, nothing rings true about Anne’s behaviour – or the way Collette has been directed.

Newscom.au, Wenlei Ma (August 14, 2017)
A classic Cinderella story, Madame is a joyful romp through the delights of upper class Paris and the immigrant underclass that serves them. It’s no wonder de Palma is sometimes described as Pedro Almodovar’s muse — she’s worked with him on seven films since 1987. Her Picasso-esque face is extraordinarily expressive and open and she has an incredible screen presence. She is the heart of Madame, even if, the titular “Madame” is Collette’s Anne, at least by frequency of address. The ridiculous Anne (“Louboutin doesn’t even make a size eight!”) borders on caricature at times but this could be a deliberate choice to underscore Maria’s authenticity.

Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Frederik

Screencaptures from both parts of “Blue Murder: Killer Cop” have been added to the photo gallery. Richard Roxburgh has delivered a fantastic follow-up to the performance that made him a household name in the 1990s. And it’s been great to see Toni Collette featured in both a very successful Australian film (“Jasper Jones”) and an Australian series this year – alongside frequent co-star Dan Wyllie, whose performance was exceptional as well.


Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Frederik

“Fun Mom Dinner” has been released last Friday on demand. The title doesn’t disappoint – it’s fun, it’s not much more, but a decent watch. I can’t say how it ranks with all the other moms/girls-night-out films of the last months, since I wouldn’t have watched this one if it wasn’t for Toni, but I’m sure its target audience will enjoy it. Screencaptures from the on demand version have been added to the photo gallery.


Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Frederik

Seven (Australia) is coming out with its best foot forward having confirmed that “Blue Murder: Killer Cop” will air on August 6 and 7. In this two part telemovie Richard Roxburgh reprises his heralded portrayal of Australia’s most notorious former detective Roger Rogerson in “Blue Murder: Killer Cop”, leading an all-star cast including Toni Collette, Matt Nable, Dan Wyllie, Emma Booth, Justin Smith, Damian Walshe-Howling, Steve Le Marquand, Aaron Pedersen, Aaron Jeffery – and reprising their original roles, Tony Martin and Peter Phelps. A floating body, a drug deal gone wrong, and two former detectives the perpetrators. Life imprisonment is the end of Roger Rogerson’s story. The last Blue Murder ended with his expulsion in disgrace from the NSW Police Force. In this installment, Rogerson struggles to make a living in a world that’s rapidly changing, caught between the pressures of criminals, police and a love that might save him. A full trailer and tv spot have been added to the video archive and you can find the DVD keyart and production stills in the photo gallery. “Blue Murder: Killer Cop” premieres 8:30 pm Sunday, August 6 and concludes 8:30 pm Monday, August 7.

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Frederik

“Fun Mom Dinner” releases today in select cities and on demand in the United States. Lots of video clips from Toni’s promotional visits the last couple of days have been added to the video archive – including appearances on The Today Show, New York Live and Watch What Happens Live – as well as three clips from the film.


Video Archive – Talkshows – Watch What Happens Live
Video Archive – Talkshows – New York Live
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Mamarazzi Conversation Panel
Video Archive – Career – Fun Mom Dinner – Press Junket
Video Archive – Career – Fun Mom Dinner – Film Scene 03
Video Archive – Career – Fun Mom Dinner – Film Scene 02
Video Archive – Career – Fun Mom Dinner – Film Scene 01

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by Frederik

Lots of new pictures have been added from this week’s “Fun Mom Dinner” promotion. Among the updates are additional pictures from the film’s New York premiere, new pictures from yesterday’s Mamarazzi screening and pictures and screencaptures from the Today Show. Videos from The Today Show and a Mamarazzi conversation panel have been added to the video archive. “Fun Mom Dinner” releases tomorrow in select cities and on demand.


Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2017 – “Fun Mom Dinner” Mamarazzi Screening
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2017 – “Fun Mom Dinner” Premiere (New York)
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2017 – Taping of “The Today Show”
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2017 – The Today Show (August 01, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2017 – “Fun Mom Dinner” Release Party

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