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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 23 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-JGE:23 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K www.cmaxcinema.com.au PHONE 8931 2555 SUPER TUESDAY All tickets $s$ The Wolverine (M) NFL Tues Wed 10am, 2.30 & 7pm Tues Wed 1.15, 4pm & 9pm 2D 3D This Is The End <MA>15+ Tues Wed 12.25pm, 4.55, 6.35 & 9.15pm Pacific Rim (M) 2D Tues Wed 10.15am, 4.25 & 9.25pm 3D Tues Wed 6.30pm The Heat <MA>15+ Tues Wed 10am, 2.10 & 7pm The Lone Ranger (M) Tues Wed 10.15am, 1pm & 8.40pm Man Of Steel (M) Tues Wed 3.50pm Despicable Me 2 [PG] Tues Wed 12.15pm 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 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 Sir Elton heading for big screen SIR Elton John is reportedly in talks tomake a cameo in a fight scene for director MatthewVaughns new movie. The singer, who is currently recovering from appendicitis, is slated to join the cast of The Secret Service, opposite Colin Firth andMichael Caine, according to British newspaper The Sun. StarWars iconMark Hamill is also being sought for the film, which is an adaptation of author Mark Millars violent comic book of the same name. Matrix-makers deny rip-off FILMMAKERS Andy and LanaWachowski deny they stole the premise for TheMatrix sequels. Scriptwriter Thomas Althouse has launched legal action, claiming the siblings ripped off his script for The Immortals, which he claims he submitted toWarner Bros. Pictures in 1993. Althouse is demanding $326.48 million and a percentage of the $1.76 billion grossed at the box office. TheWachowskis have filed a countersuit andwant Althouse to pay legal fees. Fall Out Boy fall in for Oz tour SYDNEY: Popular American rockers Fall Out Boy are heading Down Under for a series of shows, with Melbourne band British India as their special guests. The Chicago quartet will kick off their tour in Adelaide on October 22 before heading to the Australian east coast with gigs scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and expected to sell out. The shows follow the bands series of intimate gigs in Sydney and Melbourne in March, after the band reformed following a threeyear hiatus. Rock quartet British India will be appearing as Fall Out Boys guests for their entire run of Australian shows. Claim agents bullet shot JFK A RETIRED Australian detective says he believes a US secret service officer fired one of the bullets that felled US president John F Kennedy. Weeks before the 50th anniversary of JFKs assassination, ReelzChannel will broadcast a docudrama that suggests the president was accidentally shot by the agent. JFK: The Smoking Gun, is based on thework of Detective Colin McLaren and the bookMortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK, by Bonar Menninger. Cate leads Oscar race Cate Blanchett has been receiving rave reviews for her role in the Woody Allen-directed Blue Jasmine LOS ANGELES: Hugh Jackmans The Wolverine has topped the North American box office with a less-thanexpected $US55 million ($A59.85 million) weekend opening, but it is Cate Blanchett who looks set for another run at Oscar gold. Despite claiming the No. 1 spot, The Wolverines haul disappointed analysts. The Wolverine, shot largely in Sydney and with a storyline taking the X-Men mutant with a bad attitude and adamantium claws to Japan, was expected to earn up to $US 75 million on its debut in US and Canadian cinemas. The studio behind the action film, Twentieth Century Fox, was also off, forecasting a $US60 million take. The opening haul was down on Jackmans previous Wolverine portrayal, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which debuted in 2009 with a bumper $US85 million. And this years superhero movies left The Wolverine in their wake. As the films co-producer, Jackman wont be too disappointed; he stands to still reap tens of millions of dollars in profits, with the film doing strong business glo bally over the weekend, including Australia. The Wolverines estimated take so far is $US141 million globally and it is yet to open in the key territory of Japan. Two other Aussies, horror director James Wan and Blanchett, had stellar weekends at the North American box office. Wans haunted house film The Conjuring took the No. 2 spot with $US21.3 million, following lasts weeks huge No. 1 opening. Blanchett has meanwhile received rave reviews for her performance in the new Woody Allen-directed film Blue Jasmine. The buzz created helped the film, released in just six theatres in Los Angeles and New York on the weekend, to a healthy $US613,000. Guy does aUS deal SYDNEY: Guy Sebastian looks set to break into the American music scene after signing a recording deal in the US. The singer has signed with US label Cherry, News Limited reported. Ive just signed a deal so we will see how it goes, literally just two days ago, the Sydney-based Sebastian said yesterday. The 31-year-old has been preparing for the move by partnering with some bigname American artists like Lupe Fiasco. Sebastian features on Fiascos latest track Blur My Hands following the release of their 2012 smash hit Battle Scars. He also teamed up with Canadian rapper Swift K.I.D on the single, Bed Of Clouds, while Eve featured in his 2010 hit Whos That Girl. Sebastian will support Taylor Swift on the stage for her Australian tour in December. Earlier this year, Sebastian said he would be vacating the judges chair on talent show The X Factor to focus on his music career. Beyonce adds gigs SYDNEY: Beyonce has added four shows to her tour Down Under and has brought Aussie hip-hop star Iggy Azalea along for the ride. The busy Queen Bey, as shes known to her legions of fans, already had 13 sold-out shows on her Australia and New Zealand tour roster, but added four new gigs yesterday. The extra shows will go on sale in Sydney and Melbourne, while both Adelaide and Perth have scored a second show. As for local talent Azalea, it will be her first Australian show since the blondehaired rapper achieved fame overseas. Cant wait to join this tour! thankyou so much to everyone for supporting me! and thanks beyonce! Azalea wrote on Twitter. Beyonce tours in October and November Taking Pi for a ride LOS ANGELES: Visionaries at 20th Century Fox are planning to create a new theme park in Malaysia, featuring rides based on films like Ice Age, Life of Pi and Alien. Film company bosses are working with Resorts Royal Genting to revamp the Genting Outdoor Theme Park for a 2016 relaunch. On Friday, executives at the two firms announced building work, costing $US125 million ($A134.8 million), would start in September. Killer doctor inspiresHannibal LOS ANGELES: Reclusive author Thomas Harris has finally revealed the inspiration behind his most famous character, revealing cannibal Hannibal Lecter was actually based on a murderous Mexican doctor. The infamous character first appeared in Harris 1981 thriller Red Dragon and the book spawned a series of follow-ups and movie adaptations, including Oscarwinning 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. Harris has now told the story which inspired him to create the character of Lecter, most famously played by Sir Anthony Hopkins. The writer claims to have en countered a strangely suave doctor during a visit to a jail in Mexico in the 1960s to interview a prisoner. Harris, who was working as a journalist, believed the well-spoken man was treating the inmate he had been sent to interview, but later found out the doctor was a crazed murderer.