Interview: An American In Texas director Anthony Pedone on the value of community filmmaking

When Anthony Pedone took that twenty-hour flight from Texas to Sydney, he wasn’t making a galvanic trip to Australia’s east coast. He’d spent the past decade salvaging his life from a heinous past, with filmmaking becoming primary in his reformation. After producing more than twenty films and directing and writing three, Anthony was invited to premiere at a festival he’d been seeking to enter for years, the Byron Bay Film Festival. We took this chance to catch up with Anthony and try to understand a little more about his latest work An American In Texas... Continue Reading

Will anything in Hollywood actually change after Harvey Weinstein?

Over the last two weeks, since The New Yorker published a damning article exposing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a sexual deviant (which puts it mildly), the fairly swift response from the entertainment community has been nothing short of overwhelming. Even surprising. Though certainly deserved. But if this is really endemic of a larger issue, as many claim (including the great Jane Fonda), then will the revelations of Weinstein’s indiscretions lead to any actual change in the film industry?... Continue Reading

Big Ant’s Ashes Cricket to include women’s teams, releases first screens

Melbourne developer Big Ant are no strangers to including women’s teams in their cricket titles.  Last year’s Don Bradman Cricket 17 also featured women’s cricket in prominent modes and the developer’s newest title, Ashes Cricket, is doing the same. Ashes Cricket will also go the extra step of authentically modelling popular, real world female players in the same level of detail as the game’s male players. Continue reading Big Ant’s Ashes Cricket to include women’s teams, releases first screens

Byron Bay Film Festival Film Review: An American In Texas (USA, 2017) is a film for the disenfranchised

It’s a hard fought ninety-seven minutes for the protagonists in An American in Texas, but it’s a fight they could never really win. In Anthony Pedone’s latest, it’s the early 90’s and the U.S has its sights set on a war in the Middle East. As the effects of the conflict settle across the States, we meet a group of friends looking for their way out of small town Texas.... Continue Reading

“Come and fu*kin’ get me, you fascist Nazi pigs.” The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launch trailer is here

The marketing for Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has been among the year’s absolute best. After finding itself in the peculiar position of having to defend its core tenet of “Fuck Nazis” in a world where white nationalists rally in the open, the game has steered aggressively into any and all online resistance. It’s final trailer ahead of release reaffirms its perfectly reasonable position with both a wink and clenched fist. Continue reading “Come and fu*kin’ get me, you fascist Nazi pigs.” The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launch trailer is here

EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely

Electronic Arts have closed the doors on in-house developer Visceral Games. The publisher announced the closure in a blog post from executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, along with the news that they would be making rather sweeping changes to Visceral’s still unnamed Star Wars adventure game.  Continue reading EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely

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