A daughter’s last hope and a father’s only chance. That’s the tagline for Matt Damon’s new movie, Stillwater. Out in cinemas by July 29th, it’s a thriller with heart. And it seems these well-known, action movie stars are going to keep on popping up around us lately. While Damon is out here in Australia now as he works on the latest Thor movie, Tom Cruise is filming Mission Impossible 7 in Yorkshire in the UK and yes, he’s still doing some of his own stunts. We’ll take a look at what he’s been up to.
Stillwater is a dramatic thriller, directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon as an American oil-rig worker called Bill who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter.
His daughter is in prison for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. Along with Matt Damon, the movie stars Abigail Breslin and Camille Cottin.
Take a look at this tweet below where Damon does a quick interview with the Today Show here in Australia. It’s very noticeable he did the interview from a TAB! Of course they’re asking him what he thinks about the rumours that J.Lo and Ben Affleck are back together again and he says there’s not enough beer in the world for him to make a comment on that!
"He's at the TAB!" @karlstefanovic's eagle eye spots the strange location of Matt Damon's interview in which he weighed in on the rumours J.Lo and Ben Affleck rekindling their romance. #9Today pic.twitter.com/2luL9F7KKG— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) May 11, 2021
Stillwater – starring Matt Damon – will be in cinemas on July 29th…
Tom Cruise is doing some of his own stunts again as he films Mission: Impossible 7 in Yorkshire in the UK
Mission: Impossible 7 – starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt – is being filmed in Yorkshire in the UK right now. This is the seventh film in the series and is scheduled to be in the cinemas by May 27th, 2022. Recently, the cast and crew of this latest film were seen prepping an action sequence with a moving train and yes, you guessed it, Tom Cruise is still doing some of his own stunts.
Cruise was spotted squaring off in an epic fight atop a moving train with the sequel’s villain, played by Esai Morales, while filming in North Yorkshire. The team had built a track which stops over an old quarry, with the train said to go hurtling off the tracks and fall 160 feet into a water tank, while Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Morales’ unnamed villain are still fighting atop the locomotive.
There were some people who protested about the shoot saying it will ‘shatter the tranquility’ of the area. But it went ahead because the Peak District National Park Authority approved the application, while the production company, Jupiter Springs, promised to keep the disruption to a minimum.
Mission Impossible 7 will be in cinemas on May 27 in 2022 – it’s only a year away…
Stan’s new series Girls5eva could be just what the doctor ordered
Girls5eva was created by Meredith Scardino who’s known for her work on Saturday Night Live and it was executive produced by Tina Fey who has such a great sense of comedy and this can be seen throughout the series. Fey even makes a guest star appearance later in the season and that will be something to watch out for.
The show is pretty light and bubbly on the surface but behind this it does show a group of women who can take control and be friends with each other at the same time. It’s about a pop group called Girls5Eva who’ve all gone their separate ways after a brief stint of stardom a decade ago. Ringing any bells aka The Spice Girls?
We see the path that each member of the group has gone down. Dawn (played by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles) was the group’s aspiring songwriter before but she’s put all of this on hold and is now a wife and mother, while also working at her angry brother’s restaurant.
Gloria (Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell) is working as a dentist and she’s experiencing what it’s like to be divorced after being one of the first gay couples to marry in the state of New York. Summer (Cougar Town star Busy Philipps) is a reality TV star but she’s been rejected from Real Housewives eight times. She has a daughter named Stevia and her former boy band husband never seems to call.
Then there’s Wickie (Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry who played Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton) who’s an Instagram influencer but as the show progresses we can see her life isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
All of these women are forced out of retirement when hip-hop artist Lil Stinker (Jeremiah Craft) hears their one hit song Famous 5Eva, and wants the women to reunite as his backup singers for a one-off TV performance. What happens is funny and thought-provoking at the same time.
The eight episodes of Girls5eva are now streaming on Stan…
The Bold Type Season 5 will premiere on the 27th May on Stan
We’ve been able to take a look at the trailer for the brand new season of The Bold Type this week. This is the fifth and final season and it will premiere on Thursday 27th May on Stan. After five seasons, Kat, Jane, and Sutton will bid farewell to Scarlet Magazine. A worldwide hit, the farewell episodes of the fan-favourite series will celebrate the trio’s journey into becoming who they were each meant to be. Nikohl Boosheri will also recur as fan favourite character Adena El-Amin.
Season 4 of The Bold Type left Kat, Jane and Sutton at their limits – both personally and professionally at Scarlet Magazine. In the final season, our trio is on the brink of defining who they really are and how to best leave their mark on the world. Their futures are bright, and their love and support for each other will never change.
The Bold Type stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Stephen Conrad Moore and Melora Hardin.
The Bold Type Season 5 will stream on the 27th May on Stan and the episodes of Seasons 1-4 are streaming now…
Netflix will screen its new movie, Army of the Dead, on May 21st
Well this R-rated Netflix movie starts as any Vegas heist movie should – with a guy getting a blow job while driving his car in the Nevada desert and accidentally ramming into a top-secret military convoy which unleashes a secret government project.
It only gets better from there. The mayhem continues and we’re introduced to the main characters and we see they have all their own reasons for joining this army. This is a zombie heist movie, directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder.
The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi and many more. They all team up and plan a Las Vegas casino heist amid a zombie apocalypse.
The film was announced in 2007 but spent several years in development at Warner Bros before Netflix bought the rights in 2019. Snyder was announced as director, and the cast joined over the next several months. Filming began in July 2019, taking place in Los Angeles, New Mexico, and New Jersey.
Army of the Dead will be released in some theatres in the US on May 14th before streaming digitally on Netflix on May 21st…
The wait is over and now the time has come for us to watch the first ever Stan Original Series – RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
The new eight-part series of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is streaming now on Stan, hosted by RuPaul, along with judges Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson, and will see 10 fierce Aussie and Kiwi queens racing down the runway to be Australia’s first ever Drag Race Superstar.
Celebrity guest stars who’ll be appearing in the show include Academy Award winning Kiwi director, Taika Waititi, and Australian music icons, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, with more to be revealed soon.
On the main stage to compete to be Australia’s first ever Drag Race Superstar are the following 10 fierce queens:
Anita Wigl’it (Auckland, NZ) – @anitawiglit
Anita is the owner and resident queen of Auckland’s famous Caluzzi Cabaret and the host of the TVNZ show ‘House of Drag’ as well as the monthly comedy show Drag Wars. Over the last decade she has wiggled her way into the hearts of many, winning both Vancouver’s next top Drag Superstar and Drag Entertainer of the year in 2013, before returning to Auckland. Her favourite performances to date include Mardi Gras (Sydney 2016 and 2019) as well as Adele’s world tour after party in 2017.
Art Simone (Geelong, VIC) – @rtist_
The current reigning ‘Queen of Australia’ has played roles in Australian feature films, theatrical shows, television programmes and commercials; as well as being awarded Drag Performer of the Year for the last two years running. Last year, Art travelled to Los Angeles and New York, representing Australia in the world’s largest drag convention, RuPaul’s DragCon.
Coco Jumbo (Sydney, NSW) – @_cocojumbo
Coco has performed on the Mardi Gras party mainstage many times and is a multi DIVA (Drag Industry Variety Awards) award winner, including the most prestigious Entertainer of the Year in 2017, Sydney’s Favourite Showgirl in 2016-2019 and Rising Star in 2015. Coco has worked with Absolutely Fabulous’ Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst and with Australia’s very own Sandra Sully.
Elektra Shock (Auckland, NZ) – @therealelektrashock
Elektra Shock is the Dancing Queen of Tāmaki Makaurau! Runner up on Season 2 of TVNZ House of Drag and star of Pleasuredome The Musical. The NZ Herald describes her as “utterly charismatic” and she started doing drag in 2012 and is now a resident performer at a number of venues on Karangahape Rd. Her amazing dance ability, shocking high kicks and live vocals, puts her in high demand for corporate events and theatre performances around Aotearoa.
Etecetera Etcetera (Sydney, NSW) – @etcetera__etcetera
Etcetera is a striking, non-binary drag artist, who at only twenty-two years of age has already made a splash within the Australian drag community for her aesthetic and activism. Known as the ‘glamour bug’, she runs the shows at one of Sydney’s iconic establishments: The Imperial Erskineville.
Jojo Zaho (Newcastle, NSW) – @jojo_zaho
In 2015 Jojo started her drag career as a political response to a council member stating that homosexuality is not part of the indigenous culture. So for Dubbo’s first annual Central West Pride March she walked the parade in a costume she had made with both the indigenous and gay pride flag and she hasn’t looked back since. Since then, she’s made her first television cameo on Get Krackin, competing in the inaugural Miss First Nation Indigenous drag queen pageant, the documentary Black Divaz, and hosting the VIP party for the Newcastle leg of Cher’s Australian tour.
Karen from Finance (Melbourne, VIC) – @karenfromfinance
One of the most renowned drag artists in Australia; Karen was one of the original members of the award winning, cult queer cabaret ‘YUMMY’ and has built an international fan-base, touring the world with her singular brand of office-themed character drag. At the beginning of this year, Karen was appointed as an Ambassador for DragExpo in Melbourne. She has appeared at RuPaul’s DragCon in LA in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in headlining performances, as well as headlining shows all over the US, including the Austin International Festival in Texas.
Kita Mean (Auckland, NZ) – @kitamean
Kita started drag when she dressed up for a New Year’s Eve party and wowed all her friends. Before long she found herself in the thick of the nightlife, firmly making her mark on the Auckland scene. A few years down the line she joined Anita Wigl’it as a drag duo where the two started a monthly event which gave local kiwi drag artists a platform to perform on called Drag Wars. Kita now co-owns the iconic Caluzzi Cabaret and Phoenix Venue in Auckland and has since hosted two series of TVNZ’s House of Drag as well as maintaining her position as resident Drag Queen at Family Bar and Club.
Maxi Shield (Sydney, NSW) – @maxishield
Maxi has been a drag artist for twenty- three years, and is noted for her work within the community, including “Drag Storytime” where drag artists read stories to children, engaging them in fun and creative ways and conveying the overall message of inclusion. Maxi won “Entertainer of the year” at the Drag Industry Variety Awards in 2015, has been named Madonna’s national Hostess for her Australian Rebel Heart Tour and has closed both a straight Olympics (Sydney 2000) and opened a gay one (Gay Games 2022).
Scarlet Adams (Perth, WA) – @scarletadamsdragqueen
Scarlet is a burlesque performer, pole dancer, costume designer and self-proclaimed “party girl.” Since she turned eighteen, Scarlet has worked tirelessly to build her reputation and brand as a drag artist. After only a year of doing drag, Scarlet won the prestigious title of Queen of the Court and ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2016 at the annual PROUD Awards.
The first episode of the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is now streaming, with new episodes weekly…
All previous seasons of the RuPaul’s Drag Race are available to stream now on Stan…
For more on what’s streaming, take a look here…