Mateja Simovic

9.5

Amazing

The Godfather Part II Review

The Godfather Part II Studios: The Coppola Company Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview As those of you who read us would know, I very much enjoyed watching the original Godfather on the big screen as part of an In the House screening. So when the new season of In the House was announced, I was very glad to see that the excellent sequel, also directed by F...

8.5

Great

Prey Review

Prey Developer: Arkane Studios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Format: PC (Reviewed), Playstation 4, Xbox One Release Date: 5 May, 2017 Price: $59.95USD – Available Here / $89.95AUD – Available Here Overview So horror is not a genre I do well with in either film or games. I am way too easy to immerse into something and my overactive imagination can easily conjure up phantasms inhabiting ...

9

Amazing

John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 Studios: Lionsgate, Thunder Road Productions, 87Eleven Productions Publisher: Summit Entertainment Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 18 May, 2017 – Tickets Available Here Overview John Wick is an interesting case to examine for how a good film can be made out of an extremely simple premise. You’ve probably heard that the first film was about an uber assassin mowing his way...

2.5

Awful

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Review

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Developer: Relic Entertainment Publisher: Sega Platforms: PC (Reviewed) Release Date: 27 April, 2017 Price: $64.99USD – Available Here / $89.95AUD – Available Here Overview If you have been a regular reader here at Capsule Computers, you may have noticed that I have a special place in my heart for all the games and media based on the Warhammer and Warh...

9

Amazing

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Review

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Studios: Amblin Entertainment Publisher: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The names that are almost synonymous with the word “Hollywood” are Lucas, Bay, Tarantino, and Spielberg to name a few. Spielberg in particular has a fascination with exploring interactions with alien subjects… as in, literal aliens. From his earlier work with Clos...

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Teaser Analysis

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’re probably fully aware that Disney’s Lucasfilm released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars:The Last Jedi film; directed by Rian Johnson and due to be released later this year. Although Abrams may no longer be at the helm directing the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise but you can certainly...

10

Perfect

Fight Club Review

Fight Club Studios: Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Linson Films Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Fight Club is one of those cult films which I was absolutely obsessed with in my misspent youth. I loved the film’s style, tone, and anti-capitalist message which all struck a chord with me as I came into my prime. Unfortunately, I had never gotten t...

Transformers: The Last Knight Impressions

Earlier in the week, I was lucky enough to get a pass to attend the Paramount Pictures Transformers: The Last Knight fan event over in Sydney. We normally don’t get called out to cover preview screenings of teaser footage so I was actually expecting to write up a full review for this film, instead I was treated to a 20-minute reel of footage. I was a bit surprised but I took what mental notes I co...

3

Bad

Ghost in the Shell Review

Ghost in the Shell Studios: Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Amblin Productions, Arad Productions Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 30 March 2017 – Tickets Available Here Overview Ghost in the Shell is one of the seminal works of the cyberpunk genre as well as a classic of the cinematic medium. Its popularity has had lasting appeal with the film launch...

8

Great

The Untouchables Review

The Untouchables Studios: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview There is probably no prohibition era gangster more famed in popular culture than the ostentatious Al Capone. He was the crime kingpin who organised the infamous Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre where he had all of his rivals killed off in broad daylight. Although Capone was flying high and mighty during his...

8.5

Great

Stand by Me Review

Stand by Me Studios: Act III Productions Publisher: Columbia Productions Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner, is considered a classic ‘coming-of-age’ film by many. Being somewhat of a Rob Reiner fan (I loved This is Spinal Tap and the Princess Bride), I had to go see this film. Alongside that, it also starred a (very) young Wil Wheaton so I had to g...

New Ghost in the Shell Features Steve Aoki Remix

It looks like Paramount Pictures are going all out in their live action remake of the original Ghost in the Shell and have even gone as far as remaking the film’s original critically acclaimed soundtrack. The original 1995 film was scored by noted Japanese composer Kenji Kawai and one his more avante garde pieces in the film has been remixed by noted electronic music luminary Steven ‘S...

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