J.J Abrams

Film Review: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is full of fan service but lacks wow factor

December 19, 2019

Who would have thought that the space opera that is Star Wars would span 42 years, multiple generations of fans and be the tentpole blockbuster series and franchise behemoth that it is today. It began with A New Hope in 1977 and the introduction of Luke Skywalker. It ends with The Rise of Skywalker in […]

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Film Review: Overlord (R18+, USA) is a thrilling WWII action horror mashup

December 1, 2018

What do you get when you take a World War II action movie and smash it together with some monster horror Nazi-sploitation? You get the wild, bloody, gory ride that is Overlord. A film that has clearly defined good guys, bad guys, a hefty dose of patriotism and some reanimated super powered super soldiers to […]

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Interview: Julius Avery and Pilou Asbæk talk Overlord, mixing genres and working with JJ Abrams

November 29, 2018

It’s pretty obvious that war is nasty business, and can be pretty horrifying. So what happens when you make a World War II movie, that goes that extra step and adds in some Nazi zombies super soldiers in a bid to turn the war? Shit gets pretty crazy is what, and the new film Overlord does just that. […]

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Interview: Mark Raats on his SOLO: A Star Wars Story mural sitting tall and majestic in the heart of Melbourne CBD

May 10, 2018

As an Australian based Illustrator, Mark Raats has been around the world a couple of times more than most, having his artwork recognised and purchased by the likes of J.J. Abrams and George Lucas. Working alongside Lucasfilm among many others on projects now for well over 25 years, Mark never ceases to amaze with his stunning work. […]

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Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (USA, 2018) is not so complex

February 6, 2018

Not so long ago, in a galaxy pretty close, on a planet called Earth we saw the release of Cloverfield. Ten-Years-Ago to be precise. It was a hit at the time, unique with its clever use of found footage that had not been done to death (just yet). With J.J. Abrams producing and Matt Reeves […]

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Civil War villain Daniel Bruhl in talks to join J.J. Abrams’ The God Particle

May 23, 2016

Captain America: Civil War star Daniel Bruhl is in talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams sci-fi thriller The God Particle, directed by Juliuis Onah. Bruhl will join David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski and Elizabeth Debicki who have all been cast to play a team of astronauts. The sci-fi thriller will be set […]

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J.J. Abrams to produce Greg Grunberg’s Dream Jumper

April 2, 2016

Adding another project to Bad Robot’s upcoming slate, J.J. Abrams has signed on to produce the film adaption of Greg Grunberg‘s upcoming graphic novel Dream Jumper. Given his longtime habit of making cameo appearances in Abram’s work, this news doesn’t come as a huge surprise but its a considerable vote of confidence for Abrams to […]

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J.J. Abrams’s The God Particle is forming

March 30, 2016

J.J. Abrams looks determined to continue his push for racial diversity in Hollywood with the latest cast announcement for his long-speculated sci-fi thriller, The God Particle. Having recent success in 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Abrams will again join forces with Paramount, and has enlisted Nigerian-American director Julius Onah […]

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SXSW: J.J. Abrams Introduces Secrets of the Force Awakens documentary

March 14, 2016

The feature-length documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens premiered at SXSW this week. Abrams introduced the film, set to be bundled in with the Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens, to SXSW attendees. “What’s so cool about this is that it shows and highlights the people who put their heart and soul into making The […]

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Seven things we noticed after seeing The Force Awakens again at an outdoor cinema

March 3, 2016

Netting over $2 billion in the box-office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of, if not the, biggest movie of last year. For such a big release, it only seemed right to go see it on one of the biggest screens in Sydney – the Moonlight Cinema. Revisiting Episode 7 – this time in a larger, […]

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Trio of 10 Cloverfield Lane teasers released

March 1, 2016

J.J. Abrams’ next mystery box 10 Cloverfield Lane is only a fortnight away and Bad Robot are keeping fans guessing with a trio of new teasers entitled ‘Shaking’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Scissors’. Check them out below: Shaking Salt Scissors 10 Cloverfield Lane comes out on the 10th of March 2016.   ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (USA, 2015)

December 18, 2015

When I got the opportunity to write the review for what is undoubtedly the biggest film of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I trembled at the idea of doing something so underwhelming and unjust. Then I thought – while it isn’t remotely on the same level – J.J Abrams must have felt the exact […]

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