Category Archives: Films

You have got to see this Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion

Fans of Uncharted, Naughty Dog’s long-running series of Indiana Jones-esque action adventure games, have been demanding a feature film version for many years. For a large number of those fans, the hope was always that Firefly and Castle actor Nathan Fillion would play the game’s hero, Nathan Drake, when the time came. A slickly produced fan film, released online today, may be the closest we ever come to that beautiful dream. Continue reading You have got to see this Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion

Film Review: Her Sound, Her Story (Australia, 2018) is an eye-opening look at women in Australian music

In the nineties, The Go-Betweens’ Lindy Morrison made the documentary, Australian Women In Rock & Pop Music- Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves. Fast forward to 2018 and the film Her Sound, Her Story documents many of the same issues that are still relevant. Gender disparity in the music industry is a pervasive issue with Play Your Gender from Canada and Breaking The Mould are two other films that examine this problem. Her Sound, Her Story is ultimately a fascinating and entertaining look at these important topics and will continue the conversations while there is still the need for progress.... Continue Reading

The Breaker Uppers’ Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami Lead National Tour Down-Under With Q&A Screenings

Still hot from it’s box office success in New Zealand, the Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) directed comedy The Breaker Upperers is set to tour down under, with leading stars Jackie Van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows) and Madeleine Sami (Slow West) leading the charge of upcoming Q&A screenings across the country.... Continue Reading

Interview: Rachael Blake & Vince Colosimo digest The Second, Stan’s debut Australian feature film

This month, Stan and Screen Queensland celebrate the release of a milestone production – The SecondAs the first feature film project developed for the streaming service, The Second is a shining example of not only an Australian film in its best, unfiltered form, but it’s also a cracking ride.... Continue Reading

Blu-Ray Review: Game Night (USA, 2018) brings the laughs from start to finish

Whether it’s an old-fashioned detective story (Murder on the Orient Express), a children’s adventure (Young Sherlock Holmes), a romantic farce (Blind Detective) or a flat-out comedy (Clue), the murder mystery is the type of genre staple that can result in lots of fun, particularly if it involves audience participation. If 2018’s latest comedy Game Night can live up to those examples, we’ll be in for a treat.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Skyscraper (USA, 2018) delivers lunacy and ridiculous physic-defying stunts in spades

Is there anything Dwayne Johnson can’t overcome? Earthquakes, tsunamis, oversized gorillas, Vin Diesel’s ego…the hulking man mountain has tackled them all and emerged victorious.  For his latest spat with big screen-worthy roadblocks, the man no longer credited with his “Rock” moniker faces his biggest challenge yet – a skyscraper some three-times taller than the Statue of Liberty that’s been overtaken by a group of throwaway terrorists hellbent on burning it to the ground.... Continue Reading

Blu-Ray Review: Ready Player One (USA, 2018) crams a massive, fascinating documentary into its home release

“Somehow I managed to maintain my calm facade, when inside I was just a little boy losing his mind” – Ernest Cline, while on the sound stage with composer Alan Silvestri, whose music, he said, was being played endlessly while he wrote the novel. Later, he trades a signed copy of his own book for a signed Back to the Future soundtrack (on vinyl of course) – a moment of peak nerdism if there ever was one, and if that happens to be a word. This is the sort of wonderful content that you’ll find crammed into the single disc Australian blu-ray release of Ready Player One.... Continue Reading

Win a double pass to a preview screening of The Breaker Upperers in Sydney

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.... Continue Reading