Tag Archives: Netflix

5 Stranger Things We Learnt At Millie Bobby Brown’s Supanova Adelaide Q&A Panel

Over the weekend the Adelaide Showgrounds got turned Upside Down when star of hit Netflix show Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown landed in Australia for the pop culture convention. Giving fans the opportunity to meet, greet, get photos and autographs. During her Q&A panel fans got to quiz her on her work and here are 5 things we learnt during that session. Obviously this covers answers to questions about Season 2 so ***spoilers ahead***... Continue Reading

Film Review: Netflix’s Mudbound (USA, 2017) is a breathtaking film that is persistent in its treatment of a difficult subject

Despite being associated with Netflix, Mudbound is no made-for-streaming affair.  Premiering to rave reviews in the earlier half of the year at Sundance, Dee Rees‘s film was snapped up by the media service after surprising snubs from the other major studio players.  Rees is arguably having the last laugh though as this film more than deserves the awards chatter its currently garnering, with her transforming Hillary Jordan’s novel into an exquisitely made picture featuring career-best performances from its well-rounded cast.... Continue Reading

Pause Festival 2018 launches in Melbourne, features “injectable” NFC chips

Pause Festival held a event at Melbourne’s Federation Square this morning for the launch of its 2018 program. The technology and innovation festival, now in its eighth year, brings together some of the best and brightest from across the tech world for a multi-day event in the heart of Melbourne. None of that was particularly weird for a media event. It didn’t get weird until they started injecting people with microchips. Continue reading Pause Festival 2018 launches in Melbourne, features “injectable” NFC chips

Netflix Review: Murder Mystery Alias Grace Is A Gripping Character Study

Alias Grace is a Netflix Original Series inspired by the historical true story of Grace Marks, a convicted murderer, and is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The six episode miniseries is written and produced by Sarah Polley, directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho), and stars Sarah Gadon (11.22.63) as Irish-Canadian immigrant Grace Marks. The series follows Grace (Gadon) who in 1843 was convicted of the murders of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Grace was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for her alleged crimes where she is visited by Dr Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) who seeks to understand exactly what happened the day of the murders, but in order to get to that day he must listen to her story from the beginning.... Continue Reading

Nightmares come to life as Stranger Things unleashes one final trailer before its release

After a commercially and critically acclaimed first season, the Netflix exclusive series Stranger Things is back for its second season, and it’s right around the corner, with all episodes releasing October 27th. And to get everyone a little more excited, today they’ve released one final trailer to tease us of the coming mystery…... Continue Reading

Feature: In Star Trek Discovery, I still don’t know who the villains are

People are talking about how Discovery is a fresh take on the Star Trek formula, and I’d have to agree, though whether it’s better than the others remains to be seen. Taking place ten years before The Original Series (TOS, to fans), and settled snugly within the prime timeline, Discovery has been planted in fertile ground. It sets about addressing a huge part of Star Trek lore: how did The Federation and the Klingon Empire come to such an impasse? Why are they fighting all the time? And can replicators synthesise decent blueberries?... Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to BoJack Horseman

This weekend heralds the return of everyone’s favourite anthropomorphic horse, with Netflix streaming the eagerly awaited fourth season of BoJack Horseman. Since its premiere in 2014, the animated comedy has received much praise from critics – despite an initially frosty reception – with some going as far as to call it the best television series currently airing.... Continue Reading

Netflix Review: Mockumentary American Vandal is the surprise of the season

When spoofing a film or television series, one could create a shot-for-shot parody of the source material, or merely utilise its formula. The latter approach is the preferred option for many, but that brings with it a need to produce original, compelling material that is worthy of viewing in its own right.... Continue Reading