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The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Aug 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Aug 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, August 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 33 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-AGE:33 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K www.cmaxcinema.com.au PHONE 8931 2555 Red 2 (M) NFL Fri 12.25, 5pm & 7.10pm Kick Ass 2 <MA>15+ Fri 10am, 2.30, 7.05 & 9.30pm Mortal Instruments (M) Fri 10am, 2.30, 4.45 & 7.10pm Elysium (M) Fri 12.15, 4.45 & 9.20pm Were the Millars <MA>15+ Fri 10am, 2.35 & 9.15pm Now You See Me (M) Fri 12.15, 4.45 & 9.20pm The Wolverine (M) Fri 12.10pm Jobs (M) NFL Fri 10am, 2.30 & 7pm GRAND CENTRAL ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ENTERTAINMENT Sheens quest is hit andmyth LOS ANGELES: Charlie Sheen is continuing his obsession with hunting down mythical beasts he travelled to Alaska in search of a shape-shifting otter. The former Two and a Half Men star flew to the Scottish Highlands last month in a failed bid to spot the legendary Loch Ness monster. Now he is extending his mission into the unknown by trying to track down a kushtaka in the North American wilderness. Sheen and a group of friends flew to Sitka, Alaska last week in a private jet but failed to catch a glimpse of the creature. He said: (The kushtaka is) a shape-shifting trickster who is half man, half otter. Fab Four follow-up LONDON: Lost radio recordings of The Beatles are to be released on the followup to the bands 1994 album, On Air Live at the BBC. Fans were asked to delve into their personal archives to find taped recordings of the Fab Four for the new anthology, which will be released in November. The recordings were culled from mid-1960s appearances on BBC radio following the 2012 Listeners Archive campaign. The album release will be accompanied by a book, The Beatles The Archives: 19621970, written by Beatles scholar Kevin Howlett, which will feature details of the bands BBC appearances. Stars shine indeep space Gravity stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock with director Alfonso Cuaron at the Venice Film Festival opening cermony VENICE: Hollywood highrollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have kicked off the Venice Film Festival with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales. Gravity, a 3-D sci-fi thriller, sees Clooney and Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys their shuttle. The stars sashayed down the red carpet for the opening ceremony of the worlds oldest film festival, drawing screams from adoring fans. Bullock, who wore a red, strapless, floor-length gown, took photographs with devotees, while a beaming Clooney in black tie signed hundreds of autographs. The actress had reportedly spent a few days in Clooneys Lake Como villa before the festival. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Gravity induces anxiety, with terrifying shots from inside the astronauts helmets as they spin wildly and lose all radio contact with Earth. Cuaron has said he invented new filmmaking techniques to depict spacewalking including shooting inside a giant cube to evoke constantly shifting light sources and after months of delay and a huge budget, Gravity delivers a Hollywood punch. Bullock plays Dr Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first mission who relies on veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) to hold on to her sanity. It was the craziest, most bizarre, challenging shoot Ive ever done, Bullock said, explaining how she had called real astronauts to get tips on how bodies move in space. Clooney quipped he had done yoga and drunk my way into the part and said the main challenge was learning how to move slowly to mimic body movement in space, while speaking quickly. Festival director Alberto Barbera said he and other organisers had watched over 3500 films before selecting the 53 which would be screened. We have taken some calculated risks, he promised. The festival showcases Australias strongest line-up in almost 20 years, with four films selected. Tracks, Ruin, Ukraine is Not a Brothel and Wolf Creek 2 will have world premieres at the festival. Other keenly awaited premieres include Parkland, a re-creation of John F. Kennedys assassination, and the brutal film Joe with Nicholas Cage as a violent ex-con. Gondoliers could be seen shipping film stars to Venices Lido island where the 70th edition of the festival will run to September 7. Paparazzi were doused in sea spray as speed boats whipped past the shore and starlets lounged in the sun. Scarlett Johansson, Nicholas Cage, Matt Damon and Zac Efron are just some of the stars expected on the red carpet, along with South Koreas Kim Ki-duk, whose grim morality tale Pieta won the Golden Lion prize in 2012. Twenty films are up for the Lion this year. The jury is headed up by Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, best known for his raunchy 1972 classic Last Tango in Paris. Bite-sized run feeds on frenzy SYDNEY: Cult disaster flick Sharknado is set to snap into Australian cinemas for a series of one-off screenings, aptly on Black Friday. The disaster epic, about a violent storm that rains down vicious sharks on Los Angeles, became a phenomenon on social networking websites after it aired on US television in July. Sharknado will screen at select Hoyts cinemas on Friday, September 13. The made-for-television flick has been causing a buzz thanks to its crazy premise about the man-eating sharks falling from the sky. Film distributors are banking on the hype. A shark-spitting tornado is an absolute must-see with a big audience, Vendetta Films division manager Jill Macnab said in a statement yesterday. This film makes Jaws look like Free Willy. Finger pointed atMileys dad LOS ANGELES: Billy Ray Cyrus scrapped a recently planned interview with Piers Morgan following the furore surrounding his daughter Mileys provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer was due to sit down with the CNN news man in the US for his first indepth chat concerning the former Hannah Montana stars antics at the awards. But her dad backed out at the last minute, prompting Morgan to discuss his cancellation with another guest, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Morgan said: Billy Ray was supposed to be on the show tonight to explain his daughters behaviour, but . . . Spurlock replied: Hes got some explaining to do, to which Morgan added, Im not sure hes quite worked out what his explanation is yet so weve decided to postpone it.