Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check These Insane Studio Ghibli Releases From Madman

(OK, that title was meant as a pun of sorts, as these are some of the sanest editions I've ever seen...) Is there any film studio in the world who can match Studio Ghibli's stellar track record? Maybe not,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Crowdfund This: Aussie Scifi SUBJECT 14 Asks Who Is Contacting Us From The Future?

The producers of writer-director Seth Larney's science fiction project Subject 14 have set an ambitious goal for themselves, aiming to raise a hundred thousand Australian dollars in a crowd funding campaign to get the project off the ground. But given... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Mister BABADOOK Pop-Up Book

Jennifer Kent's psychological horror film, The Babadook, tore up the festival circuit around the world in 2014 with its tale of a sinister and persistent ghost named Mister Babadook. The top-hatted spectre leaps out of the pages of a childrens... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hey London! The Miskatonic Institute Opens Next Month! Horror for All!

Horror film fans tend to be more interested in the how and why of their films, and now fans in London can take advantage of even more knowledge coming their way. The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, founded first in... More »
  

SON OF A GUN: First Trailer For The Gritty Ewan McGregor Heist Picture Looks Flat Out Fantastic

Given the early success of Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave it's really somewhat surprising that star Ewan McGregor has largely stayed away from like minded criminal fare through his career. There have been blips here and there, sure, but it's a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SIZZLER '77: Watch The Trailer For A 70s Aussie Cop Campfest

Indie filmmaker Timothy Spanos has been described as "one of the unsung heroes of Australian independent cinema". With seven films under his belt - including Nancy Nancy, Prisoner Queen, and the ode to suburban life in Victoria that was Boronia... More »
  

Kickstart This! ALTERN-I-LIFE: The Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical!

It is coincidental that just after the passing of R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, that we are writing about a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical out of jolly... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Douglas Fairbanks, "the first King of Hollywood", is today remembered as the star of numerous silent swashbuckling epics, including The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood. However, he attained the popularity and industry clout to get such... More »
By James Marsh   
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cairo 2014 Review: QUEEN AND COUNTRY, Funny and Heartfelt Nostalgia

John Boorman's 1987 film Hope and Glory, about the London Blitz seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, is a favourite in the Rowan-Legg household (seriously, we can all quote it almost verbatim to the point of annoying guests).... More »
  

Aussie ZomWrestling Opus FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL Drops New Teaser Trailer

Just a few weeks after premiering its first full-length trailer, Australian zombie wrestling movie From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl continues to roll towards its world premiere on January 10th with a brand new teaser trailer, featuring music from... More »
  

ROBOT OVERLORDS Drops The Bass In New Trailer

Grabbers director Jon Wright is bringing Robot Overloads to the UK this March (no North American date yet). Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, and teen hero/chosen one with lots of powers (yay) Callan McAuliffe, this new trailer drops the bass like the next great... More »
  

WYRMWOOD Finds North American Homes With IFC And Raven Banner

North American rights to the Aussie zombie flick Wyrmwood have been acquired by IFC Films in America and Raven Banner Entertainment here in Canada, according to Bloody Disgusting.The bombastic zombie flick has been wowing audiences since its World Premiere at Fantastic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E12, DEATH IN HEAVEN (Or, Maniacal Missy And Her Cybermen)

While last week's "Dark Water" was patient and tense in ways Doctor Who rarely is, this finale reverts to the mode of rushing around while nothing that happens makes any sense. It has more than a few moments of brilliance, but... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Review: SET FIRE TO THE STARS is Cinematic Poetry and Rage

It isn't easy to portray the literary arts on screen. Apart from having someone recite from a book (which can become tedious), the challenge becomes how to find the connection between the writer being portrayed, their work, and how that... More »
  

Leave Sauron To Saruman In The Final Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

The stage and stakes are set. The characters and conflicts established. All that remains is for the complex climax of competing wills - and armies - to play themselves out. Word is that the final installment in Peter Jackson's cinematic Middle-Earth... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

First Two Images From Stuart Willis' RESTORATION

It was not so long ago that we were writing about Australian director Stuart Willis' crowd funding campaign to support his science fiction mini series Restoration. Well, after a successful campaign the footage is now in the can, the show... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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