All posts by Carina Nilma

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3 (USA, 2017) is a little off key but still delivers the laughs

Welcome back Pitches! So the third and final installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise is about to land with all the Barden Bellas crew returning for one more hurrah. When the first film hit cinemas in 2012 it tapped into a hot new trend of reality tv-shows and Youtube performers and Glee-style musical numbers of choreographed singing and dancing; pumped full of great medleys and memorable songs. The second film followed in its footsteps and upped the stakes with the Bellas facing off against a German supergroup. The third film though tries to shake the pre-existing formula up a bit and in doing so doesn’t quite nail all the necessary notes. ... Continue Reading

Returning to Australia for Supanova Comic Con & Gaming is triple threat John Barrowman

Last month as one of Australia’s leading pop culture conventions, Supanova Comic Con And Gaming, wrapped up its final tour for the year, they dropped a huge guest announcement for their next shows in 2018. Following on from that broadcast comes yet another release that is sure to put a smile on Supanova fans dials.... Continue Reading

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

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 months back, and they’re next effort also continues this trend.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) is loaded with emotional battles to win and lose

With every new Star Wars film comes the obvious comparisons to its predecessors. Yes there are epic space battles between X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Yes there are wild twirling lightsaber fights. And most importantly there is the deep, spiritual and emotional journey of our characters (some more than others). These have always and will always be the staple of Star Wars films. Where director Rian Johnson succeeds is in trying to balance the good versus evil and the light versus the dark and for a film in the middle of a trilogy that can be tricky. And oddly enough it’s the middle of this movie that seems to be unsettled whilst its beginning and ends seem to stick the landing. ... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Season Two of The Grand Tour returns to its irreverent high octane roots

So in Season One of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May traversed around the world to various locations, hosting a show about cars, talking about cars, bickering about cars, getting into car-related shenanigans, and basically attempting to be serious car journalists when we all know that’s a bit of a lie. It seems utterly wholly unfair that they get paid to do what they do.... Continue Reading

Knock Knock, Who’s There? Peter Capaldi for Supanova Comic Con & Gaming!

It’s only been a couple of days since Brisbane and Adelaide got turned upside down with Millie Bobby Brown and Stan Lee making waves for the Supanova Comic Con And Gaming events, but they’ve gone and dropped a huge guest announcement for their April 2018 tour.... Continue Reading

5 MARVEL-ous Things We Learnt From Stan Lee’s Supanova Adelaide Q&A Panels

He’s considered a legend in the realm of pop culture, and in the late 1950’s he revolutionised comics and created some of the world’s most popular characters. Stan Lee is a comic-book writer, editor, film executive, producer, and publisher and he lead the charge for taking Marvel Comics from a small division within a publishing house to its expansion into a multimedia corporation. Without him there would be no Spiderman, no Fantastic Four, no Iron Man, no Hulk, no Avengers. ... Continue Reading

5 Stranger Things We Learnt At Millie Bobby Brown’s Supanova Adelaide Q&A Panel

Over the weekend the Adelaide Showgrounds got turned Upside Down when star of hit Netflix show Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown landed in Australia for the pop culture convention. Giving fans the opportunity to meet, greet, get photos and autographs. During her Q&A panel fans got to quiz her on her work and here are 5 things we learnt during that session. Obviously this covers answers to questions about Season 2 so ***spoilers ahead***... Continue Reading

Five Things We Learned From Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman at Oz Comic Con Sydney

Over the weekend the ICC Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour played host to Oz Comic Con Sydney. This would be the first time the pop culture event would be held in the brand new convention centre so it seemed only fitting that for this event we’d be graced by a very special guest in The Impossible Girl herself Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who.
Coleman whilst visiting for Oz Comic Con entertained the audiences with a question and answer panel on each day. Here’s the five things we learned from her and her Q&A panels.... Continue Reading

Interview: Catrin Stewart talks Doctor Who and pushing diversity representation boundaries and meeting fans at Oz Comic Con

Australian television fans would probably recognise Catrin Stewart from her most notable role as Jenny Flint on Doctor Who. The character of Flint began as a maid to Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), a Silurian lizard woman who also is a bit of a Sherlock Holmes-type, along with her trusty Sontaran assistant Strax (Dan Starkey). However this colourful trio of characters quickly became fan favourites and went from guest stars to being written into several episodes. ... Continue Reading