Day: 6 January 2022

Film Review: The King’s Man adds a surprising emotionality to a series built on exaggerated violence and humour

January 6, 2022

At a time when sequels are delighting in a certain sense of nostalgia – looking no further than the latest iterations of Spider-Man, The Matrix, Ghostbusters, and the forthcoming Scream as immediate examples – you have to at least hand it to director Matthew Vaughn for opting out of such a proven trend for The […]

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Film Review: The Addams Family 2 is a little too safe for a property built on creeps, kooks and ooks

January 6, 2022

Whatever creepiness, kookiness and all together ookiness that has been evoked by previous incarnations of The Addams Family is sadly nowhere to be seen in this safe-playing sequel, one that manages to bury any of the morbid humour and likeability we’d expect from the usually reliable pens of Dan Hernandez (Pokemon: Detective Pikachu), Benji Samit […]

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The AU’s Most Anticipated Books of 2022: Jan – Mar

January 6, 2022

We’re a week in 2022 and it’s already looking like it’s going to be a year for escapism. Case numbers and rising, people are finding themselves in iso. So why not ride it out with a good book? Once again, the AU Books Team are looking ahead and picking out some choice cuts of the […]

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Interview: The Addams Family 2 director Conrad Vernon on crafting a sequel and his relationship with animated films

January 6, 2022

Writer/director Conrad Vernon and the animated genre go hand-in-hand.  As both a voice actor and a director, the former storyboard artist has left his stamp on such films as Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Sausage Party. After the success of 2019’s animated update of The Addams Family, Vernon found himself back to the drawing […]

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