Samuel L Jackson

Film Review: The Protege is a serviceable action film elevated by its cast

December 7, 2021

New Zealand-born director Martin Campbell is no slouch when it comes to the action genre.  Sure, there was the stumble that was the thorn in Ryan Reynolds’ side, Green Lantern, and Beyond Borders, despite suitable work from both Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen, was a boring misstep, but having reinvigorated the Bond films at times […]

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First Impressions: Marvel’s What If…? is a multiversal dream for the super-fans

August 11, 2021

Marvel have really leaned into their Disney+ products, haven’t they? Following on from the fan-embraced success of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, the fresh-but-familiar mentality continues with the animated ambition that is What If…? The notion of a multiverse is something that the MCU have teased and ultimately confirmed throughout their […]

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Interview: Spiral director Darren Lynn Bousman on returning to the Saw franchise

May 13, 2021

After over a decade of vacating the director’s seat on the Saw franchise, Darren Lynn Bousman has returned to the series that gave birth to his career as a staple within the horror genre.  As the latest instalment releases in cinemas across the country, Spiral: From the Book of Saw (read our review here), our […]

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Film Review: Spiral: From the Book of Saw is politically minded and incredibly grisly

May 13, 2021

Defying the critical odds in 2004 and spanning an unlikely 8-film-strong series in the process, the original Saw became much more of a phenomenon than expected, and, arguably, than originally intended.  Often synonymous with the horror sub-genre of “torture porn”, James Wan‘s grimy, low budget affair delighted in its gory aesthetics, but tried its best […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see Spiral: From the Book of Saw starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson

May 7, 2021

Thanks to StudioCanal we have five double passes to give away to the upcoming release of the horror film Spiral: From the Book of Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, the anticipated continuation of the Saw film series, in Australian cinemas from May 13th, 2021. A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice […]

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Film Review: Captain Marvel (USA, 2019) is an inspiration for being less of a hero and more of a human

March 6, 2019

It’s taken 20-something movies but MCU has finally released their first female led superhero movie and despite some controversy leading up to its release we can rest assured that Marvel’s seemingly endless good streak continues.

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Film Review: Incredibles 2 (USA, 2018) brings more laughs than the original as the cast shines

June 12, 2018

It has been a very, very long 14 years, but the long-awaited sequel that many were asking for is finally here. Toy Story 4 Incredibles 2 has finally arrived! The first film was branded as the Fantastic Four film that people deserved and it catapulted the career of director Brad Bird to new heights, including […]

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Elastigirl leads the charge in new Incredibles 2 Trailer

April 14, 2018

It may have been 14 years since we last saw the Parr Family aka The Incredibles doing their superhero thing but with the brand new The Incredibles 2, barely any time has passed in their timeline. We get to see dad Bob Parr/Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) trying to be the good stay-at-home father figure, whilst […]

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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro (USA/France, 2016) is a powerful and evocative look at the Civil Rights Movement

September 14, 2017

America has long been a country divided, afflicted by the separation between white and black men and it still continues to this day. I Am Not Your Negro is a unique documentary that is an analysis of the civil rights movements of the 50’s and 60’s right through to the current Black Lives Matter movement. […]

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Film Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (USA, 2017) is a funny, familiar buddy-cop ride

August 29, 2017

Sometimes it’s not always necessary for a film to be unique or spectacular or innovative for it to be enjoyable. Sometimes all we need is for it to be fun and ridiculous and easily digestible for it to provide that escapism. The Hitman’s Bodyguard brings together two particular Hollywood actors who have their own distinct […]

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Film Review: Kong: Skull Island (USA, 2017) proves that the simplest pleasures can be the most spectacular

March 6, 2017

Monster movies were my jam back when I was a kid. Just seeing two colossal creatures beating each other with whatever environment they are in at their disposal was such an incredible delight. With fantastic examples like the various Godzilla films, King Kong films, Mighty Peking Man, The Host (2006) and War of the Gargantuas, […]

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Everyone needs to watch Samuel L Jackson’s Beginner’s Guide to Game of Thrones

July 18, 2016

Even if you’re the biggest Game of Thrones fan on the planet, this is one Beginner’s Guide to the series you need to watch. Last week, the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel debuted a video that rounds up the first five seasons of the popular series, while teasing the sixth, to coincide with the […]

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Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan (M15+) (USA, 2016)

July 4, 2016

Tarzan is a character that I have enjoyed over the years. I’m far from a fanatic, but I did like the concept of a man living in the jungle, residing with its inhabitants to become one of them, as well as its fish-out-of-water plot. I grew up watching Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the […]

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DVD Review: The Hateful Eight (R18+) (USA, 2015)

May 25, 2016

The Hateful Eight is (fittingly) iconic auteur Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, which this week opened in Australian cinemas for a limited 70mm Ultra Panavision release – the first film to do so since 1966’s Khartoum and the first Western since The Hallelujah Trail (1965). For cinephiles around the world, the day couldn’t have come soon enough, […]

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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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Kurt Russell & Samuel L Jackson talk about their love of Quentin Tarantino & the legacy of The Hateful Eight

January 18, 2016

In the third and final part of our interview series, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson to talk about what makes Quentin Tarantino a great filmmaker – both from the perspective as actors and film goers. We also find out where they think The Hateful Eight will rank among […]

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Just how cold was it when Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson filmed The Hateful Eight?

January 15, 2016

In the second part of our chat, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson to talk about filming The Hateful Eight in the cold Colorado weather, and we make some comparisons to Kurt Russell’s performance in The Thing. Watch the chat here: The Hateful Eight is in limited release […]

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Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell reveal what they had to learn for The Hateful Eight and talk Australian Audiences

January 14, 2016

In the first part of our interview series with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down to talk about what they had to learn before filming The Hateful Eight, and what it was like watching the film the night before with an Australian Audience. Were we any different from the rest of […]

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Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell to join Tarantino for Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight in 70mm

December 8, 2015

It’s been announced today that on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell will join previously announced guest Quentin Tarantino on the red carpet at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney for the Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight. The film will then be screened exclusively in 70mm for a one week from January […]

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Watch the bloody new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

November 6, 2015

As with all Quentin Tarantino films, The Hateful Eight has quickly become one of the most anticipated releases of the new year, and after watching the newly released second trailer, it’s not hard to see why. The all-star, gloriously violent project is led by Kurt Ressell, who plays John “The Hangman” Ruth, a man transporting […]

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