New Season, New Timeslot for At The Movies (@abcatthemovies)

At The Movies - Margaret & David

An institution. Oft bandied around for far lesser pairings, Margaret & David surely are the epitome of that which casual movie goers and fanatics alike seek out for their opinion (and argument) on the latest releases. The move opens up Wednesday nights for ABC1 to deliver more comedy too. From the press release: ABC1 – TUESDAYS - 9.30PM – STARTING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 AT THE MOVIES with Margaret and David returns for 2013 on a new day, and in a new timeslot! Once again this year, Margaret and David hope to make people excited about going to the movies. Whether you agree with David, or instead favour Margaret's view, you can't help but be swept away by their contagious passion for big-screen storytelling. Margaret and David are two of the country’s most valued and respected movie critics, and committed advocates for the arts, and … [Read more...]

When William Met Sarah (@AustralianStory)

Sarah Watt & Willliam McInnes

The passing of Sarah Watt is a sad loss to the Australian film & television industry. Sarah was a storyteller, a rare breed who can conjure images and deliver them wrote in a way that the performers meld into the characters and we are lost in her world. That Australian Story are able to round out their 2011 season with this special tribute to both the filmmaker and her actor husband in such a touching and poignant way is testimony to the surprise this show continues to be - uncovering all sorts of gems in hidden, special places. From the press release: Margaret Pomeranz guest presents the 2011 series final of Australian Story on the personal and significant creative bond that filmmaker Sarah Watt shared with her husband, William McInnes. “Like so many people, the filmmaking community was shocked and saddened by the news of the death … [Read more...]

At The Movies: 25 years with Margaret & David

At The Movies: 25 years of Margaret and David

A live audience, and a very special introduction from Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush. So begins a very special episode of At The Movies: 25 years with Margaret and David. Both hosts have been welcomed into our homes to share with us their love of movies across two shows on two channels (starting with The Movie Show on SBS), whether they agree on the films or not. So well known are the pair that it's rare to mention their last names, so has their coupling entered our venacular when referencing films. 25 years is a long time together, be it on screen or no, and Ms Pomeranz and Mr Stratton have in that time managed to guide/direct/encourage the film industry in Australia and internationally. This is reflected in the many messages of goodwill and congratulations from the global film community. After seeing MANY films in their … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 29/10/11

Paul Fenech - Housos

Welcome to Week 44 - only 4 weeks of the television year to go. Lots of interesting starts, lots of interesting risks, and lots of vanishing shows... most notably Charlie's Angels all gone in Australia now that it's been cancelled in the US, but shows like Unforgettable and Person Of Interest making a go of it. It's a big start week for a stripped Celebrity Apprentice Australia - who knows how that experiment is gonna turn out (I think it's gonna be brilliant). CAN’T MISS 2011 Rugby Union World Cup final (New Zealand v France) – Sun 5:30pm, Ch9/GEM Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 Wide Open Road – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Wild Boys – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes - Sun 7:50pm, Ch9 Underbelly Razor - Sun 8:50pm, Ch9 Junior Masterchef – Sun/Mon 7:30pm, Ch10 The No1 Ladies' Detective Agency – Sun 8:30pm, ABC1 Terra Nova – Sun … [Read more...]