Mateja Simovic

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Kicks Off

So with the roar of the boltgun, the chainsword, and the war cries of genetic super warriors, Bandai Namco’s and Behaviour Interactive Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has come out on Steam last week. The game has gone through a period of closed alpha play and early access on steam but as of the 23rd of this month, it is now in full release. Since my initial perusal earlier this year, the game ap...



The Godfather Review

The Godfather Studios: Alfran Productions Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is considered one of the cinema’s dramatic masterpieces. Helmed by a master auteur, the admittedly lacklustre original novel by Mario Puzo was turned into grand tragedy for the silver screen. It’s an epic exploring themes of family loyalty, h...



2001: A Space Odyssey Review

2001: A Space Odyssey Studios: Stanley Kubrick Productions Publisher: Metro-Goldwyn Meyer Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Stanley Kubrick is one of the hallmark auteurs of cinema with his experiments in the cinematic medium leaving a lasting impression. Arthur C. Clarke is one of science fiction’s household literary names with many of his predictions about the future of humanity b...



Leon the Professional Review

Leon the Professional Studios: Les Films Du Dauphin, Gaumont Publisher: Buena Vista International Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I’ll be honest and say that before I was called upon to watch Léon the Professional for work, I did not know much about Luc Besson’s work besides The Fifth Element. Leon was his immediate directorial project previous to Fifth Element and that it apparen...



Ben-Hur Review

Ben-Hur Studios: Bazelevs Productions, Lightworkers Media, Sean Daniel Productions Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 25 August, 2016 – Tickets available here Overview The 1959 film adaption of Ben-Hur by William Wyler is considered a classic of cinematic spectacle and the power of the Hollywood studio system. Everything about this production was epic in scale with...

Paramount Reveals New Trailer for New Ring Horror Film

Paramount Pictures today has released a reveal trailer for a new instalment in the Ring horror franchise titled; Rings. The original film in this series, The Ring, was an adaption of a Japanese horror film named Ring which drew heavily upon elements from Japanese folklore and traditions. The Ring was directed by Gore Verbinski and has earned its place in the cultural zeitgeist as one of the more s...



Serenity Review

Serenity Studios: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The Firefly tv series is an interesting example of how a strong and imaginative concept with solid execution can carve out a dedicated fan base even after a limited run. This same fandom, who were dazzled by the unique mix of cowboy Western tropes in a science-fiction setting, was able to garner enough support to...

New Trailer for Same Kind of Different As Me

Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for their new film Same Kind of Different As Me. Based upon a book of the same name, the film stars Ron Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy). The original book was written by one of the original authors of Heaven is for Real, which was also adapted into a film, and it appears that this new film will follow a similarly ...

Allied Reveal Trailer Released

A new trailer has been released by Paramount Pictures for their new World War II romance thriller, Allied. The film stars Brad Pitt (The Big Short) alongside Marion Cotillard and is being directed by Rock Zemeckis. Not much info has been released about the film’s narrative other than it’s set during WW2 and takes place in Casablanca. The screenwriter is Steven Knight who wrote Locke and Eastern Pr...



Donnie Darko Review

Donnie Darko Studio: Flower Films Publisher: Newmarket Films Format: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Donnie Darko is one of those films that you hear about as a teenager as being this crazy, mind-bending puzzle of a film. When actually watch it, you realise that that reputation is absolutely well deserved. This film was pretty much the Inception of my (and a lot of other people’s) youth with...

Civilization VI Interview with Sarah Darney

The Civilization series is a long lived and much loved strategy game series with its newest installment, Civilization VI, being developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. At a recent preview event at the 2K offices in Sydney, Tom Alderton and I were able to sit down and have a chat with associate producer on the game: Sarah Darney. Mateja: A bunch of new features have been revealed for this n...



Big Trouble in Little China Review

Big Trouble in Little China Studios: TAFT Entertainment Pictures, SLM Production Group Publisher: 20th Century Fox Format: Cinema Release Date: Out now Overview Although it is not entirely clear how or why a film develops a cult following, the works of director John Carpenter (more often than not) appear to have the unique quality required to do so. His body of work includes cult classics like Esc...

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