Mateja Simovic

Game Jamming: the Sweet and the Sour

About a month ago, I went on down to North Sydney Institute (NSI) to attend their Global Game Jam event (organised with help from the International Game Developers Association). I went undercover to bring you the skinny on what it’s like to experience one of these marathon development events. Although I wasn’t able to participate in the jam as much as I would have liked, I think I got enough of an...

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Studios: One Race Films, Revolution Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 19th of January, 2017 – Tickets Available Here Overview It has been almost 15 years since the first xXx film and 12 since its sequel, xXx: State of the Union. In 2017 we finally have a third instalment in this franchise, xXx: Return of ...

3.5

Bad

Monster Trucks Review

Monster Trucks Studios: Nickelodeon Movies, Disruption Entertainment Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 12th of January, 2017 – Tickets Available Here Overview I’ll be honest with you, the trailer for Monster Trucks was not the epitome of cinematic sizzle which I have seen. There wasn’t too much in it that really got me excited or made me feel that this film would ...

7.5

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Gremlins Review

Gremlins Studios: Amblin Entertainment Publisher: Warner Brothers Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The urban legend of gremlins grew out of superstitions of WW2 air crews who attributed mechanical failures in aircraft to the malicious attentions of these tiny monsters. These were the same guys who came up with the idea of ‘Murphy’s law’ wherein anything that can go wrong, according...

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Assassin’s Creed Review

Assassin’s Creed Studios: Ubisoft Entertainment, Regency Enterprises Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: Cinema Release Date: 01 January, 2017 – Tickets Available Here Overview Assassin’s Creed is a gaming franchise which has taken the gaming world by storm. When one thinks of mainstream, AAA, big-budget games, one can only look at Ubisoft’s quasi-historical, quasi-science fiction s...

Trailer for new Baywatch Movie set to Drop Tomorrow

Paramount Pictures has teased that they will be releasing a trailer for their new Baywatch film tomorrow. The film, based upon 90s television series of the same name, will be directed by Seth Gordon and stars Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson. The television series has a claim to fame for immortalizing David Hasselhoff as a bronzed beach-going lifesaver in the popular consciousness. The series is also ...

In The House Season 0.1 Lineup Announced

The charming folks over at In The House just announced their new line-up for the upcoming Season 0.1. We’ve reviewed the last couple of seasons and had a grand old time watching everything from Boyz N the Hood to Aliens. Season 0 of 2016 isn’t quite over yet and they’re still doing screenings of From Dusk Till Dawn next week and Gremlins on the 16th of December. Here is the list of fil...

8.5

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The Thing Review

The Thing Studios: The Producer Circle Company, Peregrine Productions Hawk Films Publisher: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I am, when it comes to cinema, an absolute coward. I specifically cannot stand horror films and am the first to run for the covers whenever the music starts to build even slightly. As a film geek, however, that simply will not do. Luckily f...

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Perfect

The Shining Review

The Shining Studios: The Turman-Foster Company Publisher: Warner Bros Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Straight off the uncanny experience of watching The Thing, I went to the In the House screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Kubrick is considered a master of cinema and I have examined his work previously here as a part of the Niche 505 program which the folks at George St c...

7.5

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Independence Day: Resurgence Review

Independence Day: Resurgence Studios: TSG Entertainment, Centropolis Entertainment, Electric Entertainment Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: DVD, Blu-Ray (review) Release Date: 19th of October, 2016 Price: $29.98 AUD- Available Here & $9.99 USD- Available Here Overview The original Independence Day by Roland Emmerich was released twenty years ago and fundamentally changed the nature of th...

8.5

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Viking: Season 4 Volume 1 Review

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Vikings: Season Four Volume 1 Studios: MGM Publisher: MGM Television, 20th Century Fox Platforms: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed) Release Date: 12th of October, 2016 Price: $44.98 AUD- Available here & $39.98 USD- Available Here Overview The Norse raiders have returned once more to the shores of my channel surfing coach kingdom. Considering this is the fourth visit by these brutish sailors, you might ...

9.5

Amazing

Raging Bull Review

Raging Bull Studios: Chartoff-Winkler Productions Publisher: United Artists Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I’ve never been much of a fan of sports genre films as I find their narrative progression to largely remain immutable across multiple instances. I’m generally uninterested in seeing a likeable, underdog protagonist come up against and then best a rival in the athletic arena ...

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