Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
Favourite Films: The Sound of Music , The Breakfast Club , Beauty and the Beast , The Truman Show , Back to the Future Trilogy [1985-1990]
Favourite Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Baz Lurhmann, John Hughes.
Favourite Genres: Classics, 80s, foreign.
Other Interests: TV, travel, most sports.
Katina has been on the Moviedex team since October 2008 as a senior contributor, covering box office reports, reviews and interviews. A qualified journalist, her love of film shaped her tertiary studies in and stemmed from discovering the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Chasing the dream has now led Katina away from home base to Dubbo as a journalist for newspaper Daily Liberal, but a career highlight for her remains representing Moviedex at Festival de Cannes 2011.
"Moviedex has given me the platform to analyse cinema and hone my craft for those with a keen interest in reading my work. It’s important for moviegoers to watch - and to have an opinion – so we hope we can inspire you to see more and have something to say about it."
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There was a name change, long days and mostly good weather on set for Forbidden Ground (previously The Front), the latest film from Sydney-based Rebellion Pictures which wrapped up filming before Christmas. Moviedex caught up with Swedish-born co-director/writer/producer/actor Johan Earl on set in Wongarbon, NSW (18km south-east of Dubbo) almost midway into the 16-day location shoot, in an exclusive where we had a chat as Johan was in makeup ahead [...]
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 had no competition as expected, blowing even Moneyball completely out of the water. $12 million in takings saw no other new release enter the top 10 and the only change saw The Debt jump up ahead of Shark Night 3D.
Moneyball claimed top honours on debut with takings of $1.3 million, knocking In Time off after two weeks. The rest of the top five remained steady in their positions, while other debuts Shark Night 3D and The Debt shook up the bottom half even though neither made over $400,000.
In a quiet weekend at the box office, Sarah Jessica Parker’s new rom-com I Don’t Know How She Does It found itself in second place over the weekend with a haul just under $1 million, leaving reigning champ In Time at the top once again with $1.5m. Shakespearean conspiracy Anonymous just managed to scrape into the list in 9th position, while other [...]
In Time was the clear winner of the new films this week, earning $2.38m to take out first place at the Australian Box Office. The two others that made the top 10 weren’t a surprise but gained little fanfare, Warrior on $706,000 on mainstream release and Cannes favourite Drive, on $466,000 on limited. Paranormal Activity 3, [...]
To coincide with National Carer’s Week and Mental Health Month, a project by health industry groups including the Far West Local Health District will have seen six audiences across western NSW and Victoria by the tour’s end to raise awareness of carers in the state’s community. The short documentary Intangible details stories of seven carers as they see their situation, and the screening in Dubbo was graced by guest speaker [...]