Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox is a Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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The Crossing

Garry Maddox, Philippa Hawker Cremorne Orpheum had an unusual stipulation before showing The Crossing, Julian Harvey's film on adventurers Clark Carter and Chris Bray.

Ticket prices

Cinema chief defends $20 tickets, saying illegal downloads 'hurts industry'

The Age, News palace theatre Boss Benjamin  Zeccola for comment on ticket prices.Pic Simon Schluter. 10 April 2014.

Garry Maddox The head of a leading cinema chain has hit back at claims that higher ticket prices justify the illegal downloading of movies.

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Sydney Film Fest

20,000 Days on Earth offers chance to get close to Nick Cave

Nick Cave in 20000 Days On Earth

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Garry Maddox An unconventional documentary about Nick Cave has been selected to open the Sydney Film Festival in June.

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Captain America capitalises on local fans' special interests

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)

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? 2014 Marvel. All Rights Reserved. Chris Evans in Captain America; Winter Soldier

Garry Maddox Country town takes to the stars; Disney's tailored message for Australian fans; directors guild awards split on gender lines.

Vale Rooney

Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Mickey Rooney.

Garry Maddox Veteran Hollywood entertainer Mickey Rooney, one of the most popular actors in the first half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 93.

Movie tickets set to top $20

Garry Maddox In what could a psychological barrier for moviegoers, Melbourne cinema ticket prices are on the brink of cracking the $20 mark.

Tickety boo-boo

Movie tickets hit epic levels as they cross $20 barrier

Movie tickets have hit $20.

Garry Maddox Cinema ticket prices have just topped $20 in Sydney, with Melbourne soon to follow. Could this be a psychological tipping point?

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How to create a hit animated movie

Garry Maddox Fancy turning your Lego mini-figures into box-office gold? Just follow these five easy steps.

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Short cuts: Behind the scenes

Gallery images; Jesus (DIOGO MORGADO) Diogo Morgado as Jesus in The Bible

Garry Maddox Noah opens the floodgates, Son of God rides the tide; vale David Hannay; US thriller Bunny pops up in Sydney.

Sydney Film Fest

Sydney Film Festival includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Blacktown drive-in

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Garry Maddox The first tranche of programming for the Sydney Film Festival has been announced, and pride of place goes to the city's only surviving drive-in.

Blockbuster

The Lego Movie: Hit off the old block

The LEGO Movie Stills

Garry Maddox The inside story on how Sydney animation studio Animal Logic built a winning tale with creativity, ingenuity and millions upon millions of digital Lego bricks.

Screen boss

Graeme Mason: Here to make some trouble

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Garry Maddox The new head of Screen Australia believes the Australian film industry can be more commercial - and it might learn from local television.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor revisits Nigerian bloodshed of his youth

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in Half of a Yellow Sun

Garry Maddox Chiwetel Ejiofor seems surprised to be asked whether there was a twinge of disappointment at not winning the best actor Academy Award this month for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.

A Michael Bay movie in Lego

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Garry Maddox How do you make a hit movie out of Lego? Film writer Garry Maddox finds out from Animal Logic chief executive Zareh Nalbandian and animation director Rob Coleman.

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Canopy comes out of the woodwork

Garry Maddox Canopy eyes Anzac Day launch, the Big Picture eyes London and New York

Fast and Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7: Paul Walker's scenes may be completed with CGI

Paul Walker.

Garry Maddox Australian director James Wan may be forced to complete some scenes featuring Paul Walker with CGI, according to a report.

Plastic fantastic

Garry Maddox Raiding the toy box for movie ideas is a dream come true for marketers.

Nick Frost

Cuban Fury's Nick Frost: 'I ran out into the toilets really sobbing'

A former salsa prodigy attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined.

Garry Maddox Nick Frost admits he has an odd relationship with dancing. ''I really like doing it,'' the comic British actor says. ''But I don't like anyone watching me doing it.

Salsa

Cuban Fury: The dance teacher who made Nick Frost cry

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Garry Maddox Months of salsa training nearly broke the big man, who admits at one stage he stormed out from class and ran into the toilet in tears.

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Short Cuts: Australian films shine in Texas

Actor Josh McConville.

Garry Maddox Australian films enjoy SXSW raves; Oscar nominee Michael Wilkinson to launch clothing range; no budget boost for Lego sequel.