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Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (USA, 2018) toys with the expected and presents itself as a fresh product

July 30, 2018

Up to this point each Mission: Impossible film has operated on their own mechanisms.  The 1996 Brian De Palma-directed original felt like an organic extension of the 1960’s television series it drew its inspiration from; the 2000-released sequel was an orgy of unsubtle combat buoyed by the favoured-slow motion of Hong Kong filmmaker Jon Woo; […]

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Film Review: Ready Player One (USA, 2018) is bursting at the seams with escapist nostalgic fantasy

March 25, 2018

So some full disclosure here, I have not read the book upon which Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline is adapted from. So henceforth this review is based solely on my viewing of the film and my experience with pop culture in general. There seems to be a fairly general consensus that a lot […]

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Star Trek 4 already in the works?

May 3, 2016

Just went you thought you could turn your back, Justin Lin (the director of Star Trek Beyond) could already be preparing for Star Trek 4. Reports come after the studio registered the name Star Trek 4 with the suggesting Paramount believe Beyond will be a big enough hit to merit a follow up. The first trailer for Beyond had plenty of […]

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Film Review: Absolutely Anything (M, UK, 2015)

November 18, 2015

Absolutely Anything may be one of those laugh out loud type of comedies, but it’s also a subtle satire about the state of the world and the people populating it courtesy of Terry Jones, one of the original Monty Python crew. The premise is a bit like Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy meets Bruce Almighty. When […]

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Film Review: Man Up (UK & France, 2015)

November 2, 2015

Can a few dating wrongs allow you to find Mr. Right? That is the question that is asked in the British rom-com, Man Up. The film is simply one zany night stretched out to feature length. It’s an evening filled with mishaps and misadventures and it’s all madcap fun that is uncomplicated, funny and silly. […]

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All surviving Monty Python re-unite (again) with Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard and more for Absolutely Anything

October 6, 2015

Terry Jones – the Python who was the credited Director for The Meaning of Life, Life of Brian and The Holy Grail (just three of the funniest films of all time… no big deal) – has managed to get all the Pythons (sans the late Chapman) together in a scripted film for the first time since […]

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Behind the Scenes of Simon Pegg’s new film Kill Me Three Times

September 9, 2015

Last week we brought you our review of Kill Me Three Times, and this week, we’ve got some behind the scenes clips and images from the film’s director Kriv Stenders, who also directed Red Dog. In an effort to stay on top of the developments in technology, the film debuts on digital platforms, DVD and […]

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Film Review: Kill Me Three Times (USA, 2014)

September 7, 2015

Kill Me Three Times is a black comedy/thriller that sees professional assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) tangled up in a web of deception tying together the rural lives of a dentist (Sullivan Stapleton), a bartender (Callan Mulvey) and his lover (Alice Braga) in Western Australia. Unfortunately, despite the messy fun of this premise and the […]

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Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (M, USA, 2015)

July 29, 2015

So if you’re fresh off the blockbuster wave of dinosaurs and teeny tiny superheroes and are ready for some more action packed fun, then this week’s big release Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be able to fill that gap nicely. As with any of the Mission: Impossible (aka MI) films, you need to suspend […]

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Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times to tour Australia with Q&A screenings this August

July 20, 2015

Most films get a cinematic release and then, a couple of months after their run, are released to DVD for viewers to purchase and keep. In a different take on the release strategy, the new film Kill Me Three Times from Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) and starring Simon Pegg will receive a unique press tour and release […]

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Check out the ‘Payoff’ trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

June 10, 2015

Fans of the Mission: Impossible franchise have a lot to be excited about, with a new trailer for the 5th installment in the franchise Rogue Nation launching online. The new film is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and sees Tom Cruise return as the superstar spy Ethan Hunt. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan […]

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Where The Force Is Taking Us: Episode II From Skyfall to Skywalker

May 25, 2015

It’s not the geekiest publication in the world, but Vanity Fair has posted a bunch of treats from Episode VII (2015) in the past week, including interviews with costume designer Michael Kaplan, legendary composer John Williams, and veteran Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan. At the bottom of each page are set photos by legendary photographer […]

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Full Trailer For Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Released!

March 24, 2015

Following the teaser which came out earlier this week, Paramount Pictures have released the first full-length trailer for Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, and boy does it look like a doozy. Continuing the exploits of super spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), the film sees “Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organisation, […]

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Teaser Trailer For Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation Released!

March 22, 2015

Tom Cruise is back, baby. This time it’s in the form of a fifth instalment to the Mission Impossible franchise – Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation. The film stars Tom Cruise reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. Returning to the franchise are Simon Pegg as Benji, […]

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Film Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness (USA, 2013)

April 24, 2013

JJ Abrams helms an explosive larger than life sequel in Star Trek: Into Darkness but does it live up to the hype and fanfare? And furthermore, can it survive the nitpicky Trekkies? As somebody who is definitely NOT a Trekkie and unfamiliar with the universe aside from a very basic knowledge of who Kirk and […]

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