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Film Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a safe, shiny, optimistic vehicle that will “level up” for families these school holidays

April 5, 2023

We’ll address the elephant in the room first.  Yes, Chris Pratt does indeed adopt a stereotypical Italian accent for his voice work as Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.  No, it’s actually not as offensive or as wince-inducing as you may be anticipating because, quite ingeniously, the film makes a joke out of the […]

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Film Review: Jumanji: The Next Level avoids serious franchise fatigue by adopting just enough freshness

December 19, 2019

The hybrid reboot/sequel that was 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a mammoth success that I suspect not even Sony was anticipating.  Sure, they threw considerable weight behind the project but in the wake of Star Wars: the Last Jedi‘s release, a near billion dollar haul worldwide was an unprecedented outcome, to say the […]

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Film Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (USA, 2018) provides some PG scares over familiar ground

October 26, 2018

Acting as a nice alternative to the brutality of Halloween, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, whilst not overly clever or necessary viewing by any means, provides enough chaotic entertainment for the younger crowd (or those young at heart) to earn their own respective scares for the spooky season. Even though its title suggests its a sequel […]

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Film Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls (USA, 2018) Ticks With Magic; Tocks With Horror

September 19, 2018

When you mix up Harry Potter with Goosebumps you end up with The House With A Clock In Its Walls. A film that combines magic with a haunted house and the tried and true need for our young hero to find his courage and rise up to save the day. When orphaned 10 year old […]

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Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (USA, 2017) looks like a fun videogame, but plays like a cheat

December 22, 2017

It’s quite amusing that films based on videogames like Assassin’s Creed, Max Payne, Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter are complete rubbish and yet films that revolve around videogames or reflect the videogame aesthetic are a different story. With films like David Cronenberg‘s sci-fi body horror film eXistenZ (which is a spiritual followup to Videodrome), […]

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DVD Review: Goosebumps (PG) (USA, 2015)

May 24, 2016

The Goosebumps novel series was one I read religiously as a child growing up – in fact I don’t know many 90’s children who weren’t invested in this wonderfully ghoulish series – so the idea of a (long overdue) cinematic adaptation of R.L. Stine’s classic tales was one I embraced wholeheartedly.  The type of subject matter […]

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Goosebumps to get a sequel

April 26, 2016

Goosebumps is returning to screen for a second feature film. No word yet on whether director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke will be back. Same goes forJack Black. Adapted from the R.L Stine best-selling book series, the idea was first set up by Fox Studio in 1998, before the film moved to Sony in 2008 […]

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Film Review: Kung Fu Panda (USA/China, 2016)

March 24, 2016

The strong, funny and perhaps a little clumsy panda is back on the screen to entertain the audience once again in Kung Fu Panda 3. Produced by DreamWorks Animation in a first time collaboration with China’s Oriental DreamWorks, the Kung Fu Panda franchise is back with its third installment on the screen after a 3 […]

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MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

March 10, 2016

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of […]

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Hughesy & Kate join the cast of Kung Fu Panda 3

February 22, 2016

KIIS FM radio hosts Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek are set to appear in Australian cinemas via a cameo appearance in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3. Both are thrilled to have roles alongside an “incredible cast” and are excited for fans to see their appearance as a pair of geese. Hughesy said: “I’ve been looking for my […]

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Sony reveals their monsters for Goosebumps

November 25, 2014

Sony Pictures has unveiled all the things that will go bump in the night in their upcoming Goosebumps movie. The cavalcade of characters look fantastic, most notable of which is Slappy, the ventriloquist doll from Night of the Living Dummy. Jack Black plays R.L Stine, author of the Goosebumps books who is forced to hide […]

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