All posts by Carina Nilma

Film Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (USA, 2017) flies with half sails

In the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, we return to the seas on another adventure with our ridiculous Captain Jack Sparrow. This time pairing up with a new bickering couple of non-pirates, and being chased down by his old frenemy Captain Barbossa and his even older enemy Captain Salazar. It’s obvious that none of these sequels will ever match the brilliance of the first film The Curse Of The Black Pearl, but this one sits somewhere similar to second or third films and is thankfully better than its direct predecessor.... Continue Reading

Film Review: King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (USA, 2017) is a fun but overcooked take on the myth

Just when you think you’ve seen and heard every iteration of the legend of King Arthur and Excalibur, comes a new take and telling of the myth, one that prefers its heroes dirty, its villains seething and its action ridiculously over the top. There are elements in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword that really work, and others that seem overcooked and somewhere sitting in the middle is a film that had the potential to do something really unique and fun but doesn’t quite hit all the marks.... Continue Reading

Netflix drops first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders


In typical late night (well for Australia anyway) fashion, Netflix has dropped the first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders as well as a release date. Now that Netflix audiences have been formally introduced to all the members of the team, The Defenders is where our street-level heroes of New York finally get to meet and come together but not without their teething issues of course.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Bryan Fuller’s American Gods is a mind-bending road trip down Mythology Lane

Now available on Amazon Prime Video, the very first episode of Bryan Fuller’s new show American Gods an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Neil Gaiman novel. Both Fuller and Gaiman come with their own pedigrees to justify the hype that has been circling this show. The former, cutting his teeth on Star Trek: Voyager and Pushing Daisies before wowing critics and audiences alike with his take on serial killing cannibal Hannibal Lecter with NBC’s Hannibal. The latter having had some of his literary works adapted for the screen already including Coraline and Stardust. We got to check out the first episode of the series before its release to the big wide world via Amazon Prime Video and here’s our Top 5 reasons why you should check out this show.... Continue Reading

Event Review: Supanova Comic Con & Gaming – Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre – 21st-23rd April 2017

Supanova has had a little bit of a makeover, now rebranding themselves as Supanova Comic Con & Gaming. And their first convention of the year hit the sunny Gold Coast on the weekend of Friday 21st through to Sunday 23rd April 2017. The convention brings with it guests from film and television, comic artists, book authors, gaming exhibitors as well as a huge number of cosplayers showing off their best dressed character costumes.... Continue Reading

Dave Bautista on learning as an actor, working on independent films and what he hopes fans will take away from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

With the forthcoming release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 in cinemas, the hotly anticipated sequel sees a bunch of mischievous criminals saving the galaxy, yet again. One of those criminals happens to be Drax The Destroyer, played by Dave Bautista. In the next installment of our interview we discuss what he’s been learning as an actor, getting to work on independent films and what he’s hoping fans will take away from the new film. Read the first part of our interview HERE.... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Debicki on growing up in Australia & becoming part of the MCU in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

In the last several years Paris-born Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki has had a near overnight rise to success in her acting career. A lucky break thanks to Baz Luhrmann and being cast in The Great Gatsby has resulted in a number of other large scale Hollywood productions to cast her also. However her latest project launches her into the metaphoric galaxy, in the new Marvel film Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. We quizzed Debicki on her role in the film, its challenges and whether she had ever pictured herself getting this far.... Continue Reading

Dave Bautista on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, family units, unintentional comedy, improvising and getting into shape

When Guardians Of The Galaxy was released in 2014 it was considered a gamble, a bunch of rag-tag characters including a talking raccoon and a tree that says only three words. They were barely known outside of the comics so Marvel was taking a huge risk, but it paid off and the film was yet another box office success for the studio. Now considered one of the hotly anticipated sequels for this year, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, sees our space-misfits back together again. In the lead up to the film’s release we caught up with Dave Bautista who plays Drax The Destroyer, the super strong alien who takes everything literally and the comedic golden nugget of the first film; to discuss family units, unintentional comedy, improvising and getting into shape.... Continue Reading

Legion‘s first season was wildly stylised; examining reality, fantasy, mental illness and mutants

Sometimes a new show comes along and it feels like a breath of fresh air in amongst a genre that has been feeling a little formulaic and stale. Legion created and developed by Noah Hawley (Fargo) takes a deeply dramatic dive into the world of mutants and superpowers. We meet David Haller (Dan Stevens) and his girlfriend Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller) and travel down the rabbit hole path into a series that examines, reality, fantasy, mental illness and superpowers all in a wildly stylised series. We took a look at the show’s first few episodes and put together an initial impressions piece. Now we compile some thoughts on the season as a whole, and potentially where the second season can go.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Lego Batman Movie (USA/AUS 2017) is hilariously self-aware of the superhero genre

Three years after we were wowed and bamboozled by The Lego Movie and that damn “Everything Is Awesome” song has now finally gotten out of our heads, it’s time to revisit one of its popular characters in his own standalone film. The Lego Batman Movie takes our dark, broody and narcissistic Dark Knight and puts him front and centre of a bright, funny and self-deprecating comedy.... Continue Reading