Prequel

Interview: Orphan: First Kill director William Brent Bell on “brutal” horror fans, specific casting and executing the perfect plot twist

August 25, 2022

When you talk of iconic horror characters, we usually think of Halloween‘s Michael Myers, Friday the 13th‘s Jason Vorhees or Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street.  But what about a demented little orphan who goes by the name of Esther? In 2009’s Orphan, Isabelle Fuhrman and director Jaume Collet-Sera created a new age […]

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Film Review: Orphan: First Kill adopts a blackly comic, campy personality that succeeds in shocking its audience

August 25, 2022

Of all the unexpected horror sequels to come to fruition, Orphan: First Kill would be up there as one of the more unlikely titles.  Yes, it’s a prequel, first and foremost, but original star Isabelle Fuhrman is back in the unsettling role of Estonian psychopath Esther that birthed her career in 2009’s Orphan.  Why this […]

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Film Review: Minions: The Rise of Gru delivers the safe, nonsensical shenanigans we’ve come to expect from such characters

June 23, 2022

Even though 2010’s Despicable Me was centred around Steve Carell‘s Eastern European reformed super-villain Gru, it was his hoard of indecipherable henchmen – his Minions – that stole the film from under his considerably rendered nose. They were funny without really trying to be, so it made perfect sense that subsequent films (Despicable Me birthed […]

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Film Review: The King’s Man adds a surprising emotionality to a series built on exaggerated violence and humour

January 6, 2022

At a time when sequels are delighting in a certain sense of nostalgia – looking no further than the latest iterations of Spider-Man, The Matrix, Ghostbusters, and the forthcoming Scream as immediate examples – you have to at least hand it to director Matthew Vaughn for opting out of such a proven trend for The […]

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Film Review: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City struggles to stay alive as it rests on horror cliches

December 9, 2021

Whilst I completely understand wanting to re-visit a fruitful series such as Resident Evil, one that pulled in significant coin despite being critically slaughtered, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hardly makes such a trip worthwhile. For starters, Milla Jovovich, patron saint of these entirely disposable films, hasn’t been brought back.  Yes, it being a […]

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First line-up announced for Melbourne’s first ever solar powered music festival

November 10, 2015

This December Melbourne will be hosting a festival that blends music with renewable energy solutions. Titled OFFtheGRID, the event will be presented by Finding Infinity and will take over the forecourt at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for a summer solstice aimed at both providing punters with an awesome local line-up and raising awareness and […]

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