James McAvoy

Film Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is mutant X-Crement

June 5, 2019

It has been almost two decades since the X-Men franchise started and now it has finally come to an end. Over the years, we have had a series of generally positive outcomes from this franchise — a list of mostly great films and a handful of very bad ones. For every film like X2: X-Men […]

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New teaser trailer invites you into the world of His Dark Materials

May 18, 2019

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming TV adaptation of His Dark Materials has been released out into the world, and we for one are excited! Set for release later in the year, the BBC and HBO co-production has amassed a sterling cast of small screen and big screen talent. Logan actress Dafne Keen has […]

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Film Review: Atomic Blonde (USA, 2017) collates enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it worthy

August 2, 2017

Proving that the no-hold barred mentality he so masterfully captured as co-director of the original John Wick was no flash in the pan, director David Leitch ventures as a soloist for the excessive Atomic Blonde and manages to collate enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it a project worthy of one’s attention. It doesn’t […]

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Interview: Split star Betty Buckley talks about the film’s controversy, Carrie and her new album Story Songs

May 7, 2017

With Split bringing 23 personalities to its Australian DVD and Blu-Ray home release this Wednesday (May 10th), we caught up with one of the film’s stars, Betty Buckley, who played Kevin’s (James McAvoy) psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher. A veteran of the arts, Betty Buckley has been an icon of TV, film and music for almost five decades now. I […]

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Film Review: Split (USA, 2017) is a stunning return to form for M. Night Shyamalan

January 19, 2017

There is plenty of real world evidence to suggest that, to a degree, our thoughts and feelings can in some way re-wire our brain. Neuroplasticity is a relatively young field, but an infinitely fascinating one nonetheless; discoveries are being made everyday, many on how our brain evolves for better or for worse and how we […]

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Get a taste of craziness in the newest trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

October 28, 2016

Most acclaimed for his work in The Sixth Sense and Signs, director M. Night Shyamalan knows a thing or two on how to give people a scare while also twisting people’s minds. Written and directed by Shyamalan himself, it really goes to show his enthusiasm for the psychological-thriller genre and how much chaos a story […]

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First teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split released

July 28, 2016

Hollywood all-rounder M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating rapture of The Sixth Sense with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured but gifted mind.  Following the success of The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum for the film, which will open in the US in January 2017. The […]

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Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

May 19, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no. Mild spoilers ahead. Set in 1983, 10 years after the previous Days of […]

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James McAvoy, John Boyega and Nicholas Hoult join Watership Down adaptation

April 28, 2016

Netflix and the BBC have teamed up to produce a four-part miniseries adapting Richard Adam‘s novel and childhood heart-breaker, Watership Down. The star-studded voice cast for the animated series includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley. Watership Down was originally published in 1972 and follows a band of rabbits as they search […]

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DVD Review: Victor Frankenstein (USA, 2015)

April 26, 2016

If nothing else, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in its efforts to retell the story of the titular figure, and not the monster he’s so often conflated with. This re-imagining of the horror classic sees Frankenstein and his assistant Igor take center stage over the pair’s iconic creation, playing less a horror flick and more of a character-driven period […]

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Victor Frankenstein director Paul McGuigan talks overhauling Igor

April 24, 2016

Released overseas last year and releasing on DVD and Blu-ray next month, Paul McGuigan‘s Victor Frankenstein is nothing if not an unconventional take on the material. McGuigan’s remix of the horror classic sees a young Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) rescue Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) from the circus in pursuit of an assistant to aid him in his attempts […]

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