Special Effects and The Thing Interview with Aron Dosiak

Photo Credit: Zelkjko Nedic and Amelia Arsenic; Shivr Wax Wings Will Burn Aron Dosiak has studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Institute of Dramatic Art for sculpture and design. He’s worked freelance in the arts and entertainment industry building mechanical puppets, sets, props, prosthetics and make-up both for local and international productions. In the lead up t...

Labyrinth Review

Labyrinth Studios: Henson Associates, Lucasfilm Publisher: TriStar Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview After watching The Dark Crystal, I settled in for the long haul to watch the second film in the In the House double feature; another Jim Henson cult classic: Labyrinth. I’d previously seen this film when I was younger on TV and remember enjoying it; it was a fun adventure fi...

The Dark Crystal Review

The Dark Crystal Studios: Henson Associates, ITC Entertainment Publisher: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I’d always heard the name Jim Henson spoken about with reverence in the many (mainly geeky) circles that I move through. I’d only ever seen The Dark Crystal, a seminal work of his, on my computer screen quite recently (I kid you not within the last year) and...

Scarface Review

Scarface Studios: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Scarface is a cinema classic which has found a dear place in the heart of many people who admire the gumption of its protagonist. Having seen parts of the film previously, I looked forward to catching the full breadth of it’s majesty in a proper cinema theatre as it was originally intended to be screened. I have ...

Season Nine of In The House Starts Tomorrow

Wasting no time at all since last season, our good friends at In the House are kicking off season nine of their cult classic film series tomorrow with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. In the House is a long-running film screening which we’ve covered for some time now. They’ve done a lot of legwork in fostering a casual and friendly atmosphere for their screenings with plen...

Once Upon a Time in America Review

Once Upon a Time in America Studios: The Ladd Company, Embassy International Pictures Publisher: Warner Bros Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I’m a fan of spaghetti Westerns and I am familiar with director’s, Sergio Leone, works from A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It was due to a blind spot in my film nerd knowledge that I didn’t actually know that Leone w...

Starship Troopers Review

Starship Troopers Studios: Touchstone Pictures; Jon Davison Productions Publisher: Buena Vista International Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Paul Verhoeven is a staple of sci-fi geeks everywhere with Robocop and Starship Troopers being his two most beloved works. I’m already a big fan of Verhoeven and of Starship Troopers, so I jumped at the chance to watch it up on the big screen...

The Shawshank Redemption Review

The Shawshank Redemption Studios: Castle Rock Entertainment Publisher: Columbia Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I was already familiar with Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption after having seen it a number of times broadcast on TV in my youth. This would be the first time I would be able to see the film on the big screen, however, and I looked forward to finally see...

The Neverending Story Review

The Neverending Story Studios: Producers Sales Organisation Publisher: Warner Bros Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The Neverending Story is a film I’ve often heard or been told about in the various circles I move through but never actually got around to watching it of my own accord. It was to my delight that I saw that the good folks at In the House would be screening it as part o...

The Right Stuff Review

The Right Stuff Studios: The Ladd Company Publisher: Warner Bros Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Before I saw The Right Stuff in the In the House line-up for this season, I had never heard of it. I always look forward to seeing these films these films at in the house the most as it’s always a pleasure to be exposed to a new classic. I was aware of director, Philip Kaufman th...

In The House Replaces The Abyss with Starship Troopers

Following the unfortunate loss of The Abyss from the In the House line-up this season, Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers will be taking the film’s place on the 18th of May this year. It’s definitely a shame that the James Cameron directed classic will be dropped from the season but I, for one, am happy to see it replaced by a fan favourite like Starship Troopers. We generally have a good time at ...

Raising Arizona Review

Raising Arizona Studios: Circle Films Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The Coen brothers are distinct auteurs in the cinema making landscape which are known for making films that are made to both replicate and subvert entire genres of film. Their body of work attracts a dedicated cult following who appreciate the off-kilter style and narratives that thei...

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