All posts by Carina Nilma

Interview: DJ Qualls on typecasting, working on The Man In The High Castle, Fargo and Supernatural

DJ Qualls is that guy, a character actor whose face is recognisable, but as he puts it for being the “weird cousin Joe” type and not your typical attractive Hollywood type. But with his IMDB page boasting 50+ roles and some of those including cult movies like Road Trip and The New Guy and more recently in some award winning TV series like Fargo and The Man In The High Castle he has rarely been far from our screens be it large or small.... Continue Reading

Five things we learned from the iZombie panel at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017

Oz Comic Con Melbourne decided it would go full zombie this year bringing three guests out from the cult hit series iZombieRahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and Aly Michalka. The show follows the story of Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) who gets turned into a zombie, however in order to remain somewhat human she periodically eats the brains of dead patients in the morgue where she works. After eating those brains she briefly inherits some of the traits of the deceased person and experiences flashbacks of their life. Using this she begins to assist the local police detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin). ... Continue Reading

Interview: Daniel Gillies talks about his upcoming trip to Uganda with OXFAM and working on The Originals

Over the weekend, The Originals star Daniel Gillies arrived as a guest for Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017. The Canadian born, New Zealand raised actor is best known for playing long-lived vampire Elijah Mikaelson. The show, a spin-off itself of The Vampire Diaries (which Gillies also starred in as the same character) has a legion of ardent fans. Something that Gillies hopes will help him in his upcoming cause.... Continue Reading

Event Review: Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 was a mixed bag of vampires, zombies, superheroes and the supernatural

It’s freezing in Melbourne, my BOM app is telling me it’s like 2 degrees outside so I know I need to rug up even though I’m only a 5 minute walk away from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. I throw on my warm jacket over my dress / leggings combo and make my way over to the venue. It’s a nice brisk start to the day as I make my way in, passing Stormtroopers and Wonder Woman and Wolverine and Master Chief from Halo. You know it’s a pop culture convention when you’re passing by all these fictional characters and it’s considered “normal”.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Preacher Season Two looks set to be twisted, hilarious and action packed

Last year, we named Preacher one of our favourite shows for 2016, the show, an adaptation of the Preacher comics written by Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon whilst the tv version has been adapted by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The show sees a small town preacher with a criminal past becomes possessed by an entity that gives him the power to command people to do as he says. The first season serves as somewhat of a prequel and our introduction to the main characters and borrowing elements from multiple comic storylines. Season Two looks to expand further on the original story.... Continue Reading

Oz Comic-Con delivers guests from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Highlander to Melbourne

There can be only one Oz Comic-Con, and this year on the 1st and 2nd of July the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will play host to a huge variety of guests from teleivision and film fantasy, sci-fi, and drama genres. As well as being one of the go-to events for cosplay, comics, books, gaming demonstrations and creative workshops. A place to celebrate all forms of fandom and geekdom.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The first season of American Gods revels in its weirdness

In our first impressions piece of American Gods we examined why this show even in its first episode had the makings of being one of the hot new television series for 2017. Adapted from the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and starring a ridiculously talented ensemble cast, the show had all the hype at the end of 2016. Thankfully the first season has been able to live up to that and bring us an imaginative, challenging and visually beautiful series to watch.... Continue Reading

Interview: Ricky Whittle on American Gods, why it’s groundbreaking television and Season 2 predictions ahead of his Supanova visit

When we last spoke with Ricky Whittle he was on his way to Australia for the very first time as part of the Supanova Brisbane and Adelaide tour in November of 2016. Not only that but he had just wrapped from filming the hotly anticipated show of 2017, American Gods, based on the cult Neil Gaiman book and adapted by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival 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

Sydney Film Festival Review: Roller Dreams (USA/AUS 2017) tells the story of the roller skating dancers you’ve never heard of

It’s the late 1970’s Venice California is the birthplace of a new go-to trend, roller-dancing, and a group of young roller skaters, almost all exclusively African-American, are about to bring it to the people. Documentary film Roller Dreams takes a look at this iconic but short-lived group of skaters, the Venice scene in the 80’s and how it’s changed, as well as the impact of gentrification and an increasing police presence that has since gone on to impact the community and bring about a not so favourable change. ... Continue Reading