All posts by Carina Nilma

Final trailer for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom unleashes the beast

In the latest and final trailer release for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom we’re given a lot more insight into the plot of the anticipated sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, and it’s looking set to be both terrifying and a little bit treading some familiar ground.... Continue Reading

Armageddon Expo Christchurch set for largest convention yet!

It’s only been a few weeks since Armageddon Expo shot an arrow through the hearts of Wellingtonians with its Easter event featuring Marvel’s own Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner. But last week through the course of the week they teased and dropped guest names daily for their forthcoming Christchurch event and it’s set to be their biggest event in the city yet.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Isle Of Dogs (USA, 2018) is a tail of love and adventure in the face of adversity

Director Wes Anderson has gradually been making a name for himself as a quintessentially quirky auteur with his unique but meticulously detailed style. So it is no surprise at all that his latest stop-motion animation feature, Isle Of Dogs, is probably his most fine tuned film to date. Bringing a heartwarming tale about love, loyalty and adventure in the face of adversity and doggos… lots of cute adorable doggos.... Continue Reading

Review: Armageddon Expo hits Wellington, New Zealand with Jeremy Renner, Matt Ryan and more

Across the ditch our New Zealand brethren have just had their first major pop culture convention for the year. Armageddon Expo has been held in Auckland since 1995 and in Wellington since 2001. Over the Easter weekend just passed, fans of film, television, comics, and gaming descended on Westpac Stadium to rub shoulders with celebrity guests, or buy that coveted Funko Pop Vinyl figure or play some of the hottest video games. We hopped over for our first ever international pop culture convention to see how the Kiwis do it.... Continue Reading

Eight things we learned at Jeremy Renner’s Armageddon Expo panels

Armageddon Expo, New Zealand’s largest pop culture convention was held in Wellington over the Easter weekend. Seeing large numbers of fans of film, television, anime, video games and comics converge on Westpac Stadium in Wellington to revel in all things nerdy and geeky. One of the big draw cards for conventions is the film and television guests, and Wellygeddon drew out the big guns securing Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner. So here’s the top eight things we learnt from Jeremy Renner’s question and answer panels on Saturday and Sunday.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Ready Player One is bursting at the seams with escapist nostalgic fantasy

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 of critics have enjoyed the film. I’d definitely class myself in that category but at the same time I also do have some issues with it. ... Continue Reading

Interview: Will Gluck on finally bringing Peter Rabbit to the big screen

Will Gluck is a director/producer/writer and has worked on the film adaptation of Annie, Friends With Benefits, and the TV series The Michael J Fox show and Moonbeam City. So he may not seem like the obvious first choice to direct an adaptation of the classic Beatrix Potter tale but after acquiring the licensing rights in conjunction with the team at Animal Logic, Peter Rabbit the live action + CGI animated film has arrived.... Continue Reading