Category Archives: Films

Interview: Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites on acting with Johnny Depp & joining the Pirates universe on home soil

In cinemas today, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the hugely successful series, and the first to be filmed here in Australia. Joining the cast – alongside fellow Australians like Geoffrey Rush – was rising star Brenton Thwaites, who plays Will Turner’s son Henry in the film. Will Turner, of course, is played by Orlando Bloom in the series.... Continue Reading

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

Tom Cruise and the cast and director of The Mummy talk “Dark Universe” and the film at public Q&A in Sydney

On Tuesday, at Sydney’s World Square, a giant, hand carved Sarcophagus sculpture, build entirely out of sand, was unveiled. Taking 250 man hours to create, it’s reveal was certainly a cause for celebration, so the cast of the film it was inspired by – The Mummy – popped by to show it off and answer a bit of a Q&A along the way. Ksenija Lukich conducted the interview with stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis plus director Alex Kurtzman.... Continue Reading

Interview:Pirates of the Caribbean directors talk Dead Men Tell No Tales, Sir Paul McCartney and more

After 2012’s Kon-Tiki went down in history as the first Norwegian film to pick up nominations for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg were well-placed to score a job helming one of the most ambitious franchises in modern mainstream cinema: Pirates of the Caribbean.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and The Mummy cast unveil giant Sarcophagus in Sydney

Earlier today in Sydney, the cast of The Mummy, including Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, alongside the film’s director, unveiled giant a Sarcophagus in the World Square shopping complex, in the heart of the city’s CBD. The group posed for photos with fans, signed autographs and took part in a bit of a Q&A. Nathan Atkins made his way through the crowds and brought us back these photos:... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: King Arthur reigns supreme with box office takings

It supposedly didn’t do as well as expected in its opening week in the USA, but Australians haven’t been quite so tough on King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.  In its first appearance at the Australian box office, it earned $2.32m.  That’s not to say it’s been hugely successful here.  Its performance at the box office so far has been the least successful of any no. 1 film this year.  As a point of comparison, box office hit Lion opened on fewer screens than Guy Ritchie’s newest flick, but still managed to perform better.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Handsome Devil (Ireland, 2016) is a pleasant but predictable coming of age story

Handsome Devil is cut from the same cloth as Sing Street and Dead Poet’s Society, but it also leaves a few things deliberately ambiguous. This is a pleasant, coming-of-age tale set in a private, all-boys boarding school in Ireland. The story ends on an encouraging and positive note where you should be yourself because it reminds us that “No one else can be you”.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella walk the black carpet for the Sydney premiere of The Mummy

Hollywood came to Sydney last night as the stars of Universal’s The Mummy held its Australian premiere at the iconic State Theatre. Stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis were joined by director Alex Kurtzman as they told the attending audience they “hoped the movie scared the shit out of them”. You’ll find out closer to the June 8th release date whether they were successful or not in doing so, but in the meantime enjoy these black carpet photos from our photographer Nathan Atkins:... Continue Reading