Day: December 12, 2015

DVD Review: The Gallows (M15+) (USA, 2015)

December 12, 2015

Another entrant in the found-footage genre of horror that might have reached its expiry date. The Gallows would have had to do something exceptional (and exceptionally different) to tear it apart from the usual suspects. This all started with Blair Witch Project, reprised by the Paranormal Activity franchise, and many many others that never saw the light of a theatrical release. Unfortunately, the same parlor tricks have been dumped in this new context – a high school play gone wrong. That being said, as a fond lover of the genre, it still has something in it that makes this reviewer firmly believe it was not a complete waste of time.... Continue Reading

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Sacha Baron Cohen brings back Borat to introduce the first trailer for Grimsby

December 12, 2015

Sacha Baron Cohen resurrected Borat, arguably his best character to date, on a recent addition of Jimmy Kimmel Live to premiere the trailer for his new film Grimsby. Poking fun at Kimmel’s name, pulling out stock Borat jokes, and hilariously implying that Donald Trump is a Baron Cohen character, Borat jokes with the show’s host before giving us our first full look at the forthcoming action-comedy.... Continue Reading

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DVD Review: Jane the Virgin Season 1 (USA, 2014)

December 12, 2015

It’s not often that a show so incredibly surprising, ridiculous, and fantastic finds its way onto our screens, but that’s exactly what happened when Jane the Virgin aired in America in late 2014. Equal parts comedy, drama, murder mystery, soap opera, romance, family drama, and coming-of-age, Jane the Virgin has something for everyone, and even though it’s based on the Venezuelan series of the same name, it’s one of the most original programs on the box.... Continue Reading

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The epic first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse is here

December 12, 2015

“You are all my children, and you’re lost, because you follow blind leaders”, Oscar Issac’s villainous Apocalypse states in the first trailer for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s looking like a large-scale power struggle with the resurrected godlike mutant, giving this first trailer a lot of material to build with, making Issac’s antagonist look like an unstoppable force while the X-Men are helpless, frantic puppets in what is looking like a “David vs Goliath” situation.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Hunger Games has another week on top as Star Wars looms

December 12, 2015

Let’s face it. The box office is about to crumble as the release of a certain space opera draws ever closer. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 isn’t discouraged however, earning another impressive AU$2.8 million in its third week on top. It has now made over half a million dollars worldwide as it draws ever closer surpassing Mockingjay – Part 1.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 12 “Hell Bent” (UK, 2015)

December 12, 2015

After last weeks goosebump-inducing episode “Heaven Sent”, this weeks episode “Hell Bent” had a lot to live up to. It had to deliver a compelling conclusion to the season, solve all this hybrid nonsense, and would finally reintroduce the eagerly awaited Gallifery whose disappearance has been teased for several seasons now. With so much to cover, it was certainly going to be a feat to fit into the mere hour of screen time. And indeed, it seems that there was all too much to cover with the episode, at times, ultimately sacrificed narrative in lieu of non-sensical novelty.... Continue Reading

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EA Competitive Gaming Division marks big move into eSports, Peter Moore in charge

December 12, 2015

Electronic Arts has made a huge stride into the world of competition eSports with the launch of the company’s latest branch, the EA Competitive Gaming Division. The announcement was madeby current EA CEO Andrew Wilson.

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