All posts by Carina Nilma

Oz Comic-Con Interview: Ian Bohen on Teen Wolf, complex characters, being true to yourself & interacting with fans

For some character actors the journey enables them to continually keep learning and growing. Ian Bohen began working when he was 16 years old and has worked as an actor fairly consistently throughout his life. His filmography boasts stints in a number of tv series including Mad Men, Chicago P.D. and Breakout Kings but he’s best known for his role as Peter Hale in Teen Wolf. Returning to Australia for the Brisbane and Sydney legs of Oz Comic Con, we had a chat with Bohen about his work in the YA supernatural drama series, his work as an actor and getting to interact with fans through both Facebook Live and meeting them at pop culture conventions. ... Continue Reading

Stranger Things and Marvel madness to hit Supanova Brisbane and Adelaide in November

One of the surprise hit TV shows for 2016 the Netflix 80’s infused sci-fi thriller Stranger Things had everybody talking. So when earlier this year Millie Bobby Brown was announced but then unfortunately had to postpone her first ever trip to Australia, fans were pretty devastated. However the Upside Down is going to hit down under with MBB being confirmed to make appearances at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming’s Brisbane and Adelaide expos in November.... Continue Reading

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro (USA/France, 2016) is a powerful and evocative look at the Civil Rights Movement

America has long been a country divided, afflicted by the separation between white and black men and it still continues to this day. I Am Not Your Negro is a unique documentary that is an analysis of the civil rights movements of the 50’s and 60’s right through to the current Black Lives Matter movement. But also an insight into the very personal dealings of African American essayist, playwright and social critic James Baldwin with his friends and civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. ... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (USA, 2017) is a funny, familiar buddy-cop ride

Sometimes it’s not always necessary for a film to be unique or spectacular or innovative for it to be enjoyable. Sometimes all we need is for it to be fun and ridiculous and easily digestible for it to provide that escapism. The Hitman’s Bodyguard brings together two particular Hollywood actors who have their own distinct “brand” to lead an action-comedy-buddy-cop-type of film that doesn’t intend to set the world on fire but prefers to just kick back and enjoy itself in an almost meta way.... Continue Reading

Oz Comic-Con to bring Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman to Brisbane and Sydney

Australia has had a long standing love affair with Doctor Who and thanks to Oz Comic Con we’ll get the opportunity to meet one of its most popular companions. Jenna Coleman best known as Clara Oswald aka the Impossible Girl will be heading down under and appearing at OzCC’s Brisbane (23-24th Sept) and Sydney (30th Sep – 1st Oct) events. ... Continue Reading

Netflix Review: Marvel’s The Defenders starts off triumphant but fizzles by its end

Four years in the making and with a lot of anticipation riding on it, the next series in the juggernaut that is the Netflix/Marvel collaboration The Defenders has landed. After two seasons of Daredevil and one each for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist we finally get the team up of the street level superheroes of New York. In our first impressions piece we outlined some of the things we picked up on based on the first four episodes that were available to review. In this article we’ll cover the entire series as a whole, specific moments and of course the fallout of the events that transpire – so obviously, spoilers ahead.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Dark Tower (USA, 2017) is tolerable for casual viewers but disappointing for die-hard King fans

Full disclosure, I have not read any of the Stephen King The Dark Tower series of books. As somebody who is unaware of the source material, I was going into the film adaptation of The Dark Tower with the simple expectation of wanting to enjoy a film, to be transported to another place, be invested in the characters and to be able to follow the story without being confused by any context I might be missing.... Continue Reading

Interview: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer open up on The Other Guy and onscreen diversity

The Other Guy is a new series that looks at life ten years after the ‘happily ever after’ we usually see portrayed in rom-coms. It examines the complexities and awkwardness of returning to the dating scene, of having to find new watering holes, avoiding the people who make you feel awful and generally just trying to move on with your life after a horrible break-up.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Logan Lucky (USA, 2017) is a calculated, charming caper

It’s been a few years since director Steven Soderbergh had a feature film on the big screen but with Logan Lucky he makes a welcome return in this rollicking comedy-heist. It would be easy to boil this down to a red-neck dirty overalls wearing, whiskey swigging, pick-up truck driving version of Soderbergh’s own hit Ocean’s Eleven (and Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen) but that’s unfairly simplistic, even if it is true. The film manages to have a little more heart and some proper laugh-out-very-loudly moments that help to set it apart from the Ocean’s trilogy.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Marvel’s The Defenders is exactly the scrappy street level hero team up we hoped for

After two seasons of Daredevil, and introductory seasons for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, we now reach the first season of Marvel’s The Defenders. The series where our street level heroes of New York finally meet and team up to take on what appears to be the biggest baddie of all to date. Working on the assumption that those wanting to watch this show will have at least watched some, if not all, of the other shows that came before it, this series picks up not long after the end of events in both Daredevil Season 2 and Iron Fist in particular.... Continue Reading