Category Archives: Films

This is Me? This is You! The Greatest Showman sing-alongs are coming to cinemas

Six weeks after its release, fighting off Jumanjis and Star WarsThe Greatest Showman sits atop the Australian box office with an impressive $1.6 million. The uplifting musical opened in cinemas on Boxing Day, and has earned a whopping $26.6 million since its initial release. To leverage this success, the film is already lining itself up for “Sing-Along Sessions”.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Black Panther (USA, 2018) roars into the MCU with an ambitious story

When Black Panther was announced the film was automatically destined to bear the hopes and aspirations of many. There was whispers of it finally bringing some long needed diversity to both the MCU and the film landscape. Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler would need to bring his A-game and with this film he’s successful in doing so, delivering a stellar cast, an ambitious story, stunning visuals and a thumping soundtrack.... Continue Reading

Higgs Boson Blues: The simple reason fans are having trouble connecting The Cloverfield Paradox to the Cloververse

The new Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox has had something of a remarkable life. In an unprecedented (yet perhaps inevitable) move, the streaming service dropped the film right after the Super Bowl on Monday, having only officially announced it during that very event. Since it was released, numerous articles and reddit threads have emerged, trying to connect the film to the rest of the dubbed “Cloververse” – that Cinematic Universe also containing 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. And for a film that purported to blow the lid off of what happened in both of these films, fans are having a hard time connecting the dots. But there seems to be a simple reason for this: the film was never intended to be part of the Cloververse at all.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Insidious bows out of the modern supernatural horror genre with The Last Key (USA, 2018)

As inconsistent and creaky as the old floorboards of this film’s generic haunted house, Insidious: The Last Key is a tired though mildly inspired jolt to a franchise that could never quite match the far superior universe of The Conjuring. The fourth entry, and supposed swan song, for the Insidious series hinges itself firmly on Lin Shaye’s Elise Rainier in a sequel-to-a-prequel kind of deal that focuses on her childhood and attempts to bring everything full circle for the aging professional medium. Shaye’s character has always been one of the more interesting parts of Insidious, and the veteran screen queen certainly does her best to hold the film together with a characteristically warm and calming presence nicely contrasted with the hellish tone of demons both ghostly and real.... Continue Reading

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs announced as SXSW closing feature as full program revealed

As we approach the 2018 addition SXSW Film Festival over in Austin, Texas the full program for the festivals’ 25th anniversary is still taking shape. We already gave you a nice look at some of the highlights of the program in its initial stages, but that list may need a big update sometime soon because Wes Anderson’s hugely anticipated Isle of Dogs has just been added to the lineup.... Continue Reading