Downton Abbey: A New Era – Review

It appears that just when we think Downton has graced the screen one last time, we are cordially invited in once again. Following on from the success of the 2019 film adaptation, Downton Abbey, which followed on from the award-winning TV series of the same name, Downtown Abbey: A New


The Northman – Review

The world over has been the home to many mythologies, each with its own tales, sagas, and stories passed down through generations. There is one tale, however, that has stood against the test of time, been adopted by Shakespeare, and would most likely be the most adopted story of all


Ambulance (2022) – Review

Back in 2005, a Danish movie named “Ambulancen” was released to tell the tale of two brothers caught in the middle of a desperate situation. Michael Bay, along with screenplay writer Chris Fadek, have since put their creative minds together to produce the American version, “Ambulance”. While not without gripping


The Bad Guys – Review

The Bad Guys, a collection of kids’ books originally written by fellow Australian, Aaron Balbey, has broken into the big leagues with the brand-new feature film that shares the same name. This fully animated film is brought to us by Universal Studios and DreamWorks animation with first-time head director, Pierre


The Batman (2022) – Review

Gotham City’s masked vigilante has been one of the most notable symbols of pop culture for the better part of 80 years. Bruce Wayne, the Batman, has seen his fair share of revivals, and each one has met with a pang of resistance when they first get announced. Understandable, given


Cyrano – Review

The story of Cyrano De Bergerac, a man of immense talents in poetry, music, and swordsmanship, has been told in many different formats over the last 100 years. Originally written by Edmond Rostand as a loose interpretation of Cyrano’s actual life, his tale can be used to evoke so many

WRAP UP: UFC 271: Adesanya Vs Whittaker

Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Bobby Green and Nasrat Haqparast have a lot of energy as the opening round begins. An accidental swipe/eye poke from Haqparast hinders Green early in the round, but he’s able to recover and continue. Later on, Green almost blatantly pokes


King Richard – Review

When I heard there was going to be a biopic film based around Serena and Venus Williams, I was a little surprised to hear the story would focus more on their Father, Richard Williams. What I got to experience, however, was far deeper than any story focused solely on the


House of Gucci – Review

Gucci, one of the most notable brands today, for many different reasons, has turned 100 years old as a company this year. From humble beginnings making leather luggage to today’s modern empire that can outfit any given person from head to toe, it is safe to say there would be


Licorice Pizza – Review

Paul Thomas Anderson is back again with another slice of life straight out of the ’70s. Set in the San Fernando Valley, LA, Licorice Pizza is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that tells the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine living life in the Valley. Based on a loose interpretation of


Dear Evan Hansen (2021) – Review

Dear Evan Hansen. Three words that will affect the person who wrote them, a family clutching to the idea of them, and an entire generation caught in the wake of the movement caused by them. Inspired by the original Musical of the same name, Universal have adapted the screenplay with


Last Night In Soho – Review

The comforts of the past can be a dangerous place to hide, and this is even more prevalent in Universal’s latest thriller, Last Night in Soho. Known for some classic horror satire comedy hits such as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this isn’t Edgar Wright’s first foray into


The Many Saints of Newark – Review

From 1999 to 2007 the hit crime drama series, ‘The Sopranos,’ gave audiences deep insight into the underworld of the Italian-American Mafia, creating some iconic characters inspired by real-life mobsters and memorable stories, and it still has long-time fans speaking about it to this day. David Chase, the creative mind


Halloween Kills – Review

In October 1978, Michael Myers terrorized cinema-goers worldwide when ‘Halloween’ debuted on the big screen. For more than 40 years, the mysterious and imposing figure in the iconic rubber mask has been leaving trails of scarred flesh and broken bones, and continues his killing spree with the twelfth film in

WRAP UP: UFC 266: Volkanovski Vs Ortega

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Flyweight Match: Jéssica Andrade def. Cynthia Calvillo via Round 1 TKO (punches) Calvillo started out of the gate on the offensive, but Andrade started her intimidation early, taking the offensive but closing the gap. Majority of the first round was back and forth, with each competitor


Candyman (2021) – Review

In 1992, ‘Candyman’ slashed its way into cinemas terrifying audiences around the world. Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story, The Forbidden, from his book series, Books of Blood, Tony Todd’s chilling portrayal of ‘Candyman’ became a big hit and a horror movie icon along with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael


Reminiscence – Review

‘Reminiscence’ is a 2021 sci-fi thriller mystery film written and directed by Lisa Joy, in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, and Cliff Curtis. Hugh Jackman stars as Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the human mind. He and Watts (Thandiwe Newton) run


The Suicide Squad (2021) – Review

In 2016, the highly anticipated ‘Suicide Squad’ was released in cinemas with a wide array of characters from DC Comics making their first appearances on the big screen, including long-time fan favourite Harley Quinn. The months leading up to the release didn’t seem promising for the movie, with The Joker’s


OLD – Review

‘Old’ is a supernatural thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, who’s best known for ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Split’, ‘Glass’, ‘Lady in the Water’ and the critically panned ‘The Last Airbender’. After reading ‘Sandcastle’, Shyamalan decided to make a live-action movie inspired by the graphic novel


Space Jam: A New Legacy – Review

In 1996, the odd pairing of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes with basketball legend Michael Jordan in the movie titled ‘Space Jam’ was released in cinemas, and it became one of the biggest hits of the year. From the now NBA Hall of Famer trying to play basketball with


Fast & Furious 9 – Review

Ever since 2001, the Fast and Furious franchise has been tearing up the streets with their high octane, adrenaline-pumping, and outrageous action-packed films, that have always gone bigger and wilder with each installment in the series. Dom Toretto and the gang are back again for the latest entry, ‘Fast &


In The Heights – Review

From the creative mind behind the hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, Jon M. Chu, comes the live-action adaptation of ‘In the Heights’, another hit Broadway musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and the aforementioned Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film begins with Usnavi De La

WRAP UP: UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori 2

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Paul Craig def. Jamahal Hill via Round 1 submission (armbar) Round 1: Craig launches strong, shooting with kicks to start the round. Hill immediately defends in a guard, then has to fight out of an armbar. Craig locks in another armbar and actually breaks Hill’s arm! Ref


Spirit Untamed – Review

In 2002, DreamWorks released ‘Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’, an epic tale that tells the story of a wild horse who grows into a stallion, captured by wranglers, and must find a way to free himself to return to his herd. In 2017, a spinoff TV series titled ‘Spirit Riding

WRAP UP: UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos in Round 3 via TKO (punches) Round 1 – Barboza kicks off the round, literally, with some low kicks. Burgos returns with some jabs. Barboza continues to low kick but keeps his guard up against Burgos’ advances. Burgos keeps up with his


Those Who Wish Me Dead – Review

‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is a 2021 neo-western action thriller directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, and Aidan Gillen. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Koryta, who also helped write the screenplay. Angelina Jolie


FATALE – Review

Directed by Deon Taylor and starring Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank, ‘Fatale’ is a crime-thriller film now available in Australian cinemas. The movie tells the story of how a one-night stand turned a man’s life completely upside down. Michael Ealy stars as Derrick Tyler, a former college basketball star who


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