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Film Review: Wonder (USA, 2017) overpowers the negativity of bullying with its heart and pluck

November 27, 2017

As easy as it would’ve been for writer/director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) to nail Wonder‘s sentimental subtext into the ground – those grand old morality notes like “beauty is only skin deep” and “never judge a book by its cover” are covered here nicely – there’s something alarmingly non-saccharine about the […]

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Film Review: Cars 3 (USA, 2017) is a near-perfect return for the franchise

June 15, 2017

It has finally arrived! After the teaser trailer that saw Lightning McQueen being absolutely annihilated on the racetrack months ago, we were all left wondering exactly where the Cars franchise had taken us with this all new installment, especially after the disappointing Cars 2 and Disney’s attempt at making it a broader universe with the […]

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Film Review: Masterminds (M15+) (USA, 2016) never hits its target sucessfully

October 24, 2016

When “based on a true story” flashes across the screen in the beginning moments of Masterminds, you can’t help but think that it’s trying to squeeze an easy laugh out of its audience. Somehow, whether you believe it or not, Jared Hess’s comedy adopts its premise from an actual robbery that took place in the […]

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DVD Review: No Escape (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

March 9, 2016

Despite its incredibly generic title and direct-to-DVD status, No Escape is a surprisingly effective thriller elevated by its above-average cast and fuelled by its ability to maintain tension from start to finish. Director John Erik Dowdle is no stranger to lacing his films with palpable tension (the found-footage horror outing Quarantine and M. Night Shyamalan […]

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Film Review: Zoolander 2 (USA, 2016)

February 10, 2016

When the first Zoolander film hit the cinema in 2001, the world was a very different place.  Smartphone technology went as far as colour screens (pretty sure we were all still playing that weird snake game on our phones waiting at the bus stop with our travel 10s), but with zero online connectivity.  Social media […]

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New international trailer and poster released for Zoolander 2

December 3, 2015

Long time no Z. The anticipation for Zoolander 2 is still at fever pitch, thanks the very first trailer released the other week. Now, the sequel to one of the most quotable (and hilarious) comedies of all time has an official international trailer, showcasing even more footage and giving us a closer look at Penelope […]

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Justin Bieber dies and Mugatu returns in the first official trailer for Zoolander 2

November 19, 2015

Some terrible madman is going around killing the world’s most beautiful people, including Usher and Justin Bieber, in Zoolander 2, forcing them to leave the world one last selfie with Derek Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) signature look, Blue Steel. Such is life in the Zoolander universe as we once again take a close look at the […]

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Ridiculously Good Looking Selfie Poster Released for Zoolander 2

November 12, 2015

You read that right, the folks behind Zoolander 2 have just released a new poster to whet our appetites for the upcoming sequel. Check it out here. In case you missed it, here’s the teaser trailer for the film… ZOOLANDER 2 will be in cinemas FEBRUARY 11, 2016 ———- This content has recently been ported from […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: She’s Funny That Way (USA, 2015)

June 5, 2015

Isabella Patterson’s arrival into the lives of a group of people in New York City brings about a chain reaction akin to a relationship shit-storm in Peter Bogdanovich’s new film, She’s Funny That Way, now showing as part of this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Originally written 15 years ago, it is now seeing the light […]

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