Author: Maria Nayef

A look back at Travis Fimmel’s finest moments as Ragnar Lothbrok on Vikings

March 9, 2017

Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead! Season four of Vikings concluded in Australia this week and amongst its brutal body count one death was felt most profoundly: that of Ragnar Lothbrok, portrayed by our own Travis Fimmel. The Norse hero died as legend foretold, in a pit of snakes. It is no secret that Fimmel was a […]

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The unofficial Walking Dead conference “Walker Stalker Con” may arrive in Australia in 2018

February 11, 2017

Aussie fans of The Walking Dead rejoice: Walker Stalker Con is heading Down Under next year. Organisers say they are currently “working hard” to bring cast favourites of the AMC horror drama to Australia during the first half of 2018. The Walker Stalker Convention began in Atlanta in 2013 and allows TWD fans to get […]

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Donald Glover’s acclaimed series Atlanta (finally) comes to Australia

February 5, 2017

One of the best television shows of 2016 is coming to Australia with award winning comedy drama Atlanta to air on SBS Viceland (formerly SBS 2) from the end of this month. Created by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) who also stars in the acclaimed series, Atlanta will premiere on Tuesday, February 28 with two episodes from 9.20pm. […]

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August Alsina continues to tease new album DRUGS with two new music videos

January 27, 2017

R&B sensation August Alsina has released two brand new songs ahead of his upcoming album DRUGS. Alsina dropped the first song earlier this month, also entitled “Drugs”, supported by an inviting visual exuding sexy, tropical vibes. He then followed with the soulful single “Wait”, switching to an indoor location this time but retaining the same creative and elegant themes. […]

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SBS to air second part of season four of Vikings this summer

November 24, 2016

The second and final instalment of the fourth season of hit historical series Vikings will return to Australian televisions in early 2017. The top-rating Nordic drama will air on SBS, with new episodes beginning on Wednesday, January 11 at 8.30pm. “This season is monumental and unlike anything we’ve ever done,” says series creator and writer, […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Vikings Season 4, Part 1 crams in a pile of features along its 10 episodes

October 14, 2016

When Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) told his young sons as they sailed away from Kattegat: “Don’t waste your time looking back, you’re not going that way,” Michael Hirst, creator and writer of Vikings was reminding viewers that this is a show constantly moving forward. As Hirst reiterates during the extras of the Season […]

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Bert McCracken of The Used on 15 years of music & upcoming Australian anniversary tour!

October 3, 2016

Fifteen years after penning the lyrics to “Maybe Memories” The Used frontman Bert McCracken is living his dream of making music and playing it on the road. Whether his dream included that The Used would go on to amass a fiercely passionate international fan base and that those shows would be sold-out, or that one […]

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Epic ending of Penny Dreadful season three will be written in blood

June 19, 2016

Penny Dreadful season three will conclude this week with a two-hour finale event that will include the season’s two remaining episodes “Perpetual Night” and “The Blessed Dark.” Both episodes are written by acclaimed series creator John Logan, and will see the Wolf of God and Dracula confront one another in a thrilling and ensanguined finale. Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm […]

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Enter the Dragon: John Logan back for Penny Dreadful “Ebb Tide”

June 14, 2016

“You are made for the day, not the night.” –Kaetenay This week on Penny Dreadful, series creator John Logan returns as writer, and despite the past two action-packed episodes, they were missing the eloquence and emotion we have come to expect from Logan’s scripts. But that is well atoned for in “Ebb Tide” and the […]

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Five things we loved about the Warcraft movie

June 9, 2016

Set to open in Australian cinemas next Thursday – and out in the US this weekend – we had the chance to check out the anticipated Warcraft adaptation this week, and wanted to fill you in on five of the things we loved about the film, as we get excited for its official release. Read […]

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Night Creatures and Sweet Temptations tonight on Penny Dreadful

June 8, 2016

“How I wish my friends were here now.” –Vanessa Ives In the sixth episode of the season (and the second not written by John Logan) Penny Dreadful picks up right where it left off last week in the unforgiving American Southwest, and where it will return, for a show-stopping, bloody dinner with the Talbots. We do […]

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Wes Studi on the significance of Penny Dreadful‘s Kaetenay and portraying iconic Native American leaders on film

May 27, 2016

After a multitude of powerful performances on the big and small screen over the last three decades, renowned Cherokee actor Wes Studi is amassing a new legion of fans as the enigmatic Kaetenay on John Logan’s critically lauded gothic drama Penny Dreadful; a show teeming with literary horror characters including Dracula, Dorian Gray and Victor […]

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Penny Dreadful preview: Poetry, pain and a padded cell

May 24, 2016

“God has forgotten me. He can’t find me here.” – Vanessa Ives Like season two’s memorable “The Nightcomers”, this week Penny Dreadful hones in on a pair of characters portrayed by two remarkable actors in “A Blade of Grass.” With the support of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone), Vanessa (Eva Green) recalls the events that took place while […]

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Blood, murder and intrigue reign this week on Penny Dreadful

May 17, 2016

 “Which is the real man: the beast, or the angel? – Dr. Jekyll Penny Dreadful continues to deliver twists at every turn this week with more blood, more mystery, and another brilliant reveal. The bond between Vanessa (Eva Green) and Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) grows, and while being separated by oceans, evil and death pursue Ethan (Josh […]

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New Warcraft movie images and clips released as Duncan Jones goes global

May 16, 2016

Duncan Jones hopes to give a new voice to fantasy films with Warcraft, the highly anticipated, big-budget epic that hits Australian theatres one month from today. Speaking at the recent global press conference for the movie in Los Angeles, the director referred to the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson as the “gorilla […]

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Angels and devils come out to play on Penny Dreadful

May 10, 2016

“Who wants to remember their shame, or sin, or foolishness?” – Vanessa Ives “The angel seeks the light. The beast seeks the dark.” ­– Dr. Frankenstein The bells have stopped tolling for Tennyson in London as the dashing Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) makes his return to Penny Dreadful this week, alongside immortal partner-in-crime, Lily (Billie […]

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Travis Fimmel makes multiple appearances in New York in support of Maggie’s Plan

May 6, 2016

Australian actor Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft) has made multiple appearances in New York in support of Maggie’s Plan: a modern, romantic comedy to be released by Sony Pictures Classics. Maggie’s Plan is also set to screen at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Fimmel joined writer-director Rebecca Miller along with co-stars Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig and Oscar winner […]

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Vikings, Warcraft star Travis Fimmel to attend Supanova Expo in Sydney and Perth

May 4, 2016

Australian actor Travis Fimmel will attend local Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney and Perth in June. The Aussie thespian from country Victoria has garnered international praise for his portrayal of Ragnar Lothbrok in critically acclaimed historical drama Vikings, created and written by Michael Hirst. He also stars as Sir Anduin Lothar, the main hero […]

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New Warcraft video showcases Travis Fimmel as “The Warrior”

May 3, 2016

Aussie actor Travis Fimmel (Vikings) who stars as Anduin Lothar in the upcoming Warcraft movie has been featured in a new character video entitled “The Warrior” released by Legendary Pictures. The video follows a new image recently released of Fimmel as The Lion of Azeroth, holding his sword and looking mighty fierce. Recently, the film’s […]

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Bells toll and old monsters lurk in Penny Dreadful Season Three premiere

April 29, 2016

“Life for all its anguish is ours, Miss Ives. It belongs to no other.” – Lyle Prepare to travel the world in the season three premiere of Penny Dreadful as we catch up with our favourite characters, some now scattered across the globe. It is the year 1892, and it finds Ethan (Josh Hartnett) on […]

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Michael Hirst aces Vikings mid-season finale; Jordan Patrick Smith joins cast

April 28, 2016

In a welcome departure from recent disdainful “who died/are they dead” cliff-hangers, Michael Hirst (creator/writer) did the unexpected Wednesday night by not leaving viewers waiting to see if a main character had died in the Vikings mid-season finale. Instead, after the showdown between brothers Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) the historical drama jumped […]

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New Warcraft movie details, BTS video and poster: Duncan Jones and Robert Kazinsky at PAX East

April 24, 2016

Warcraft director Duncan Jones and actor Robert Kazinsky who portrays Orgrim Doomhammer in the film appeared at gaming convention PAX East today in Boston for a panel entitled “Warcraft: A look inside the upcoming cinematic adventure.” The panel was broadcast live on Twitch and offered new insights into the upcoming fantasy film, due to hit […]

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Another trailer for the Warcraft movie has landed

April 20, 2016

The second Warcraft movie trailer has been released online, giving us a new glimpse at the anticipated fantasy epic. It begins with a very cool visual of Durotan, and you can check it out below. The official synopsis for Warcraft: The Beginning,  which opens in Australia on June 16, is as follows: From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures […]

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Wednesday 13 (US) on returning to Australia, The Walking Dead & more!

April 13, 2016

If you love horror and you love metal, then you’ve heard of Wednesday 13 and have rocked out to his classic anthems: a slick fusion of metal, punk and the macabre that’s a whole lot of fun. I spoke with the “Duke of Spook” as he was busy preparing for his Australian tour (that kicks off in Melbourne tomorrow night) […]

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Behold the Guardian and the Seeker in new Warcraft mage posters

April 11, 2016

The first official poster of the last Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, has been well worth the wait. Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand, Lone Survivor) portrays the powerful wizard in the upcoming fantasy film Warcraft: The Beginning, and he looks spectacular. At San Diego Comic-Con last year, Foster said the best part of playing Medivh in Warcraft […]

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Topps Warcraft movie trading cards coming in June

April 8, 2016

The Warcraft movie trading card collection by New York’s Topps Company will be available to purchase in Australia, including the Hobby Collection. Banter Toys and Collectibles, based in Victoria, will exclusively distribute the cards to retailers around the country. Depicting images from the Warcraft movie, the upcoming collection will be available in a base set […]

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Dominic Cooper as King Llane prepares for battle in new set of Warcraft movie posters

April 8, 2016

New Warcraft movie posters have been unveiled by Legendary Pictures ­– eight of them in fact – although the Lothar poster, featuring Australia’s Travis Fimmel, is the same image of the Alliance hero as the one released at San Diego Comic Con last year. The characters featured in the latest artwork ahead of the film’s […]

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Intrigue and a Mad King: The best and worst of Vikings season 4 so far

April 4, 2016

Warning: Spoilers ahead! We are well past the halfway mark of Vikings season four after “What Might Have Been” aired Wednesday night. The sixth episode of the first ten that will make up part one of the extended season. One scene stood out quite powerfully in that episode, and that was Ragnar’s vision of his past […]

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Medivh brings more magic to Warcraft: The Beginning in new international movie trailer

March 30, 2016

A new official international trailer has dropped for the epic fantasy and Duncan Jones-helmed film, Warcraft: The Beginning from Universal Pictures. The new trailer is one minute in length and offers a few new perks, including the first official footage of the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, portrayed by Ben Foster. The trailer seamlessly fuses previously seen […]

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Brand new Warcraft movie character art and variant poster released

March 26, 2016

Two brand new character art posters have been revealed by Legendary Pictures for the upcoming Warcraft movie. The first hitting social media yesterday of half-orc, half-human Garona. Heralded “the survivor” the character is portrayed by Paula Patton and is “Torn Between Worlds.” Today we had new artwork of both Durotan (Toby Kebbell) and Anduin Lothar […]

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