Will Smith

Interview: Will Smith and the cast and crew of King Richard; “It’s about family and making it joyful, even though it’s intense”

January 13, 2022

As King Richard arrives in Australian cinemas today (you can read our review here), Peter Gray was invited to attend a global press conference with select cast members, including recent Golden Globe winner Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney, and Tony Goldwyn, as well as Venus and Serena Williams, to discuss the making […]

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Film Review: King Richard is a winning biopic that transcends genre expectation

January 11, 2022

As much as King Richard has all the trappings of a biopic – and a sports drama, for that matter – it’s a testament to everyone involved that it manages to entirely transcend expectation and feel like something that’s so much more. It’s easy to wax lyrical about the fact that we’re getting a film […]

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King Richard is a crowd-pleasing drama featuring a career-best turn from Will Smith: AFI Film Festival Review

November 16, 2021

As much as King Richard has all the trappings of a biopic – and a sports drama, for that matter – it’s a testament to everyone involved that it manages to entirely transcend expectation and feel like something that’s so much more. It’s easy to wax lyrical about the fact that we’re getting a film […]

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Film Review: Bad Boys for Life makes an old franchise feel vital

January 16, 2020

Bold, brash, and – dare I say – breathtaking, Bad Boys for Life may go down as one of 2020’s biggest surprises. Being squashed into the oft ignored mid-Jan release cycle with reviews embargoed until the 11th hour is not a good sign for any film really, but the long-gestating third outing for 90’s born […]

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Film Review: Gemini Man looks pretty but lacks substance

October 7, 2019

For cinemagoers we’ve been inundated of late with films that are adaptations, remakes or film franchises. So it’s unusual for us to finally have one that’s an original concept, which inadvertently puts a lot of pressure on it to be worth the time and money to see. Gemini Man was originally conceived in 1997 and […]

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Film Review: Aladdin is tonally inconsistent but a fun remake of an OG classic

May 22, 2019

It’s easy to be cynical about the Disney juggernaut of rolling out live action remakes of their classic animated properties. We’ve already had Dumbo earlier this year which was watchable but felt like a little misstep by Tim Burton. Next comes Aladdin, which along with The Lion King releasing July 17 will be the 1-2 […]

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Film Review: Bright (USA, 2017) is a gritty alternate universe take on the police procedural drama

December 20, 2017

Since Netflix’s launch the streaming service provider has been pumping out its own studio content to screen exclusively on its service. As the service provider grows it also attempts more ambitious projects working with directors, producers, script writers and actors of a higher calibre. We saw this in Okja that was released a couple of […]

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Netflix releases trailer and more details for Bright smith Will Smith

July 26, 2017

Bright, the action – packed blockbuster from David Ayer (Suicide Squad) will hit Netflix soon in one of the streaming services biggest ventures to date. Will Smith and Australia’s very own Joel Edgerton and Lucy Fry will star. Set in an alternate present-day, the thriller follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human […]

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Will Smith and Joel Edgerton to hit Netflix with David Ayer’s Bright

March 1, 2017

The director of Suicide Squad and End of Watch, David Ayer has joined the ever-expanding catalogue of Netflix Originals with his new film Bright, written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry and Noomi Rapace, set to premiere on the streaming service later this year. Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves […]

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Will Smith confronts death, time, and love in new Collateral Beauty trailer

September 9, 2016

Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a brilliant and talented New York ad man who is mourning the death of his young daughter. As some sort of coping mechanism, Smiths character writes and posts letters to Death, Time, and Love, who he believes play an important part in our lives. He never expects to receive […]

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Film Review: Suicide Squad (M) (USA, 2016)

August 3, 2016

The DC Comics Extended Universe (aka DCEU) has a bit of catching up to do if it wants to level up to its competitor Marvel. Even though DC has some of the more renowned superheroes in its deck of cards – Superman and Batman being two aces – it hasn’t had as much luck with […]

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Deadshot, The Joker and Batman headline new Suicide Squad trailer

April 11, 2016

A new trailer for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad film premiered during last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards. This new trailer gives Will Smith‘s Deadshot and Jared Leto‘s Joker  a bit more screentime and hints at the role that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is expected to play in the movie. Previous trailers suggested Affleck’s appearance would be limited to […]

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Elijah Wood joins the cast of BBC America Comedy Dirk Gently

March 24, 2016

It has been announced that actor Elijah Wood will be joining the cast of the upcoming BBC America Comedy, Dirk Gently. The series, set to be written and directed by Max Landis, will see Wood play the title detective assistant Todd. AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment are co-producing the series, based on  the Dirk Gently’s […]

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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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First photo released of the Suicide Squad costumed cast

May 4, 2015

After Suicide Squad director David Ayer last week tweeted out a picture of Jared Leto’s Joker in full crazy make-up mode. He’s now dropped a picture of the cast in full costume garb. While we get to take a look at some of the better known cast such as Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot […]

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Official trailer for Will Smith film Focus indicates a return to form for the acclaimed actor

February 20, 2015

Hollywood megastar Will Smith is more reliable than not, with a track record of big, successful films like Independence Day and Ali. Some flops have thrown him off course along the way but his latest role in the film Focus is looking to shake the skepticism he is sometimes approached with, promising a big return […]

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