Mateja Simovic



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



Gattaca Review

Gattaca Studios: Jersey Films Publisher: Columbia Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I am a huge fan of writer/director Andrew Niccol. Although his body of work is not nearly as prolific as some other luminaries who grace the bill at In the House, he does have some fairly strong entries with his 2005 film Lord of War being my all-time favourite film. I’d seen Gattaca a numbe...



The Fly Review

The Fly Studios: Brooksfilms, SLM Production Group Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview When it comes to director’s who defined the world of cinematic horror, David Cronenberg is a name that would certainly be crop up as one of the top entries. His style of body horror was so distinct and ground-breaking that it is now commonly referred to as “Cronenbergian”...

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...



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 ...

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