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Cameras roll on Wonder Woman 1984 as we get our first on set sneak peak

With the recent success the DC Universe project Wonder Woman, which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office, it’s no surprise that a sequel was quickly green-lit. Starring model and actress Gal Gadot (Fast Five) in the titular role, today we have our first taste of the film, confirmed to be called Wonder Woman 1984, as cameras roll on production. With the first images showing us Gal and Chris Pine back in action in a shopping mall, the film is set to take us from the trenches of the First World War all the way to the glitter and glam of the 1980’s.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Justice League (USA, 2017) is a fun yet inconsistent ride that breezes by on the charm of its cast

It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen.  Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on brining the titular crew to cineplexes in an ambitious actioner where the likes of Armie Hammer and Megan Gale were to play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively.  The 2007-2008 Writers Strike and multiple delays regarding shooting locations ultimately led to the film’s demise, and DC threw their weight behind the remainder of Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy, leaving the proposed Justice League little more than a pipe dream.... Continue Reading

Interview: Australian artist Nicola Scott on finally doing Wonder Woman justice, Black Magick and Oz Comic-Con

One thing we can say about Australia and its diverse culture of people is that it will never get boring. So many different characters and so much diversity in everything we do, from our bizarre choices in hobbies, to the work we do in our everyday lives. Some of that work may happen to feel like a hobby too, often the case if you’re a paid artist like the ridiculously amazing and talented Nicola Scott.... Continue Reading

The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017:... Continue Reading

Interview: Ewen Bremner on 20 years of Trainspotting, Danny Boyle and the success of Wonder Woman

Ewen Bremner is a calm and thought provoking actor who has seen a broad variety of roles over the years in stage, TV (My Name is Earl, The Lost Room) and the silver screen (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Trainspotting 1 & 2, Wonder Woman). Some of the best characters Ewen portrays are very left of normal, with the success of those portrayals thanks to a gift of balancing gritty character drama and a great sense of humour. Throw in his heavy Scottish accent and he has become a huge fan favourite over the years.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman tops the charts again with a higher per-screen average

Wonder Woman took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, earning $5.70m.  Its screen average was $13,589, up more than $2k per screen from its opening weekend – something almost unheard of for “blockbuster” film; a testament to the incredible buzz around the film. Don’t expect it to fall too far off the top end of the list anytime soon.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman conquers the box office, breaking records along the way

After much anticipation, a few misogynistic reports from international screenings and a genuine “please don’t f**k this up” vibe by keen DCEU fans (probably reeling from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice debacle), Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, opened this weekend and promptly moved up to top spot on the box office chart, earning $6.76m. It’s the first feature film directed by a female, Patty Jenkins (who also directed 2003’s Monster), to earn more than $100m in its opening weekend in the USA. Rotten Tomatoes has given this a 93% score. So expect its numbers to keep growing.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Wonder Woman (USA, 2017) is the heroine we need and deserve

After what can only be said as the frustrating and disappointing efforts of Man Of Steel and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in the DC Comics movie universe. The hopes of the DCEU and an opportunity for it to be redeemed appeared to rest on the shoulders of Wonder Woman. The first female led comic book hero movie since 2005’s Elektra nonetheless. A huge undertaking but something that this film manages to achieve as well as once again reminding us about the true spirit of heroism.... Continue Reading