The Rise and Fall of the Video Game Film

April 7, 2017

Recently released photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film have sparked much attention and interest for the newest in a long line of video game films. By their very nature, video game films spark scepticism, and a hefty dose of it already accompanies the release of the film. The original Tomb Raider films are largely abysmal, but the newest entry in the series aims to change the face of video game films, much like Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft before it. Perhaps it’s only cynicism that colours my view, but given the slew of failures in their wake, isn’t it time to give up on blockbuster video game adaptations?... Continue Reading

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Video Games Review: World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, 2016)

September 26, 2016

12 years. 12 years is a long time to carry an MMO, or any game at all. I should know, I’ve been playing the thing since launch. Having learnt from some of the mistakes made in Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard have ensured that expansion 6 of World of Warcraft takes the game in a very […]

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Blizzard Entertainment unveils Arthas Statue in Taichung, Taiwan

July 28, 2016

At an event in Taichung, Taiwan earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a giant bronze statue of one of its most iconic characters: Lich King, Arthas Menethil, from the Warcraft universe.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Warcraft: The Beginning (M15+) (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

As someone completely unschooled in the world of Warcraft, I entered the filmic adaptation of the popular video game franchise with an open mind and no expectations.  On its own merits it’s a perfectly serviceable action/fantasy opus that’s heavy on CGI and spectacle but short on much else – not that that is necessarily a bad thing.  A movie like Warcraft isn’t made to tell a fascinating story or keep viewers emotionally invested, it’s here purely to entertain, and though a lot of what transpires on-screen has been seen before (elements of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Avatar and Game of Thrones can arguably be noted) it doesn’t detract from the film overall.... Continue Reading

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Five things we loved about the Warcraft movie

June 10, 2016

Set to open in Australian cinemas next Thursday – and out in the US this weekend – we had the chance to check out the anticipated Warcraft adaptation this week, and wanted to fill you in on five of the things we loved about the film, as we get excited for its official release. Read on, and get excited…... Continue Reading

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Duncan Jones revives talks of his passion project Mute

June 9, 2016

Duncan Jones, director of the upcoming Warcraft movie, is stirring up talk of Mute, a film he’s been trying to make for over a decade.... Continue Reading

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HOYTS cinemas offer free copy of World of Warcraft game for Warcraft moviegoers

May 20, 2016

For all you World of Warcraft nerds, this one’s for you! Blizzard Entertainment and HOYTS announced yesterday that they will be giving away free digital copies of the multi-player game World of Warcraft for people who buy a ticket through HOYTS cinemas for the film Warcraft. This promotion is to celebrate the release of the film title hitting Australian and New Zealand cinemas on June 16. ... Continue Reading

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New Warcraft movie images and clips released as Duncan Jones goes global

May 16, 2016

Duncan Jones hopes to give a new voice to fantasy films with Warcraft, the highly anticipated, big-budget epic that hits Australian theatres one month from today.... Continue Reading

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Vikings, Warcraft star Travis Fimmel to attend Supanova Expo in Sydney and Perth

May 4, 2016

Australian actor Travis Fimmel will attend local Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney and Perth in June.... Continue Reading

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Supanova patches June lineup with Vikings and Deadpool stars

May 4, 2016

Bad news for Wonder Woman fans – Gal Godot has had to postpone her upcoming appearance at Supanova Pop Culture Expo’s Sydney and Perth events due to filming commitments for the Justice League film.... Continue Reading

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