All posts by David Hunter

Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

After spending the last six months as a PC exclusive, XCOM 2 has finally arrived on consoles. With everything going on in the world of gaming and VR, it has taken some time to finally dig into the game and enjoy it while sharing a few little comparisons to its PC counterpart which was released back in February of this year. Continue reading Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

Interview: Adam Nimoy on his father Leonard, growing up with Star Trek and his doco For The Love Of Spock

When the unimaginable happens and a timeless fictional character is killed off in a favourite book, TV series or film, it can hurt. Spending so many hours sitting down and completely losing yourself in a fantasy world, whether on page or screen, can take its toll.... Continue Reading

Seven reasons HBO’s blockbuster new series Westworld will be TV’s next big addiction

From the mind of the late Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Andromena Strain) and based on the 1973 film of the same name comes Westworld. Westworld is about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings to make the guests feel as if they are back in the Wild West and it’s HBO’s latest entry to add to their string of first class television. Just as the original movie, this new series is way ahead of its time.... Continue Reading

Oscar winning set designer Dan Hennah reflects on Alice Through The Looking Glass and talks Thor Ragnarok

Speaking to Dan Hennah, fresh off the set of Thor: Ragnarok at Village Roadshow studios in shiny Brisbane, we get to discuss his life making movie magic. Dan has designed sets for some of the biggest films of all time, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Underworld and The Warriors Way. In fact, he won an Oscar for Best Art Direction (Set Designer) alongside Grant Major and Alan Lee for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: The Tomorrow Children (PS4, 2016)

It gets me giddy with excitement when developers like Q-Games steps outside the norm to try something original. The Tomorrow Children is so far from their usual fan-fare of PixelJunk titles you would think they have a pretty damn good reason to try and bring something original to their line-up. On the concept itself, they have achieved that goal. In execution however, not so much. Continue reading Video Games Review: The Tomorrow Children (PS4, 2016)

Review: BBC First’s Brief Encounters is some seriously addictive TV (Season 1, Episode 1)

The 80’s was such a fascinating time in history. I don’t think there are many shows set in the 80’s that I don’t end up loving or at least find myself mildly interested in. Video cameras the size of a small dog, TVs that produced great picture and sound as long as you gave them a heavy whack and adjusted the antenna. It was a time when new technologies were introduced (see: computers) and everyone just smiled and thought it was a passing phase. This was also a time of uncertainty, women taking charge and sexual revolution.... Continue Reading

Queer Screen Film Fest Review: The First Girl I Loved (USA, 2016)

The First Girl I Loved – set to screen as part of the Queer Screen Film Fest in Sydney – follow seventeen year old Anna (Dylan Gelula from Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), a young, smart yet quiet photographic student.  Anna notices Sasha, played by Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), playing sport and instantly Anna, who until now thought she was into boys, begins to have strong feelings towards this girl she barely knows.... Continue Reading