Adventures

I survived the Sydney Horror Movie Campout!

The Sydney Horror Movie campout was held over the weekend (12th-13th March). The event was held about at Mt Penang camp grounds, beginning at about 4:30pm and ending the following morning at 9:30am. I’d been pumped for this event for the last month, and was ready to get amongst it and have a freaky weekend!… Continue reading I survived the Sydney Horror Movie Campout!

Films · Reviews

‘The Dressmaker’: Revenge is a dish best served with flair

With an opening line of “I’m back, you bastards” I knew this film was going to shape into something great. The film is set in a rural 1950s Australia town named ‘Dungatar’ . Myrtle Dunnage (played by Kate Winslet) returns back to the town, after years of living as a high fashion designer and travelling… Continue reading ‘The Dressmaker’: Revenge is a dish best served with flair

Films · Reviews

Secret In Their Eyes – Original vs. Remake

The 2015 film ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is based off the Argentinian film of the same name. However, in comparison, the 2015 American re-make falls short of making the mark. The American film features a team of FBI agents in the Counter Terrorism unit, a year after the 9/11 attacks. A murdered body is found… Continue reading Secret In Their Eyes – Original vs. Remake

Reviews · TV Shows

‘Sense8’ , an introduction to the cinematic style of ‘Cloud Atlas’

I’ve talked before about my deep love for the Wachowski and Tykwer 2012 film ‘Cloud Atlas’. The film follows the lives of about 6 people in different times, with each individuals choice and actions influencing the future. It’s done in a Chinese-box style where each character will learn about the other through a different form… Continue reading ‘Sense8’ , an introduction to the cinematic style of ‘Cloud Atlas’

Films · Reviews

Crimson Peak or what I like to call ‘Mother Knows Best’

Crimson Peak opens with a young Edith Cushing narrating the first time she saw a ghost – her mother’s. The dark disfigured ghost offers a menacing warning to the young girl “Beware of Crimson Peak”. But what does Edith (Mia Wasikowska) do 14 years later? Yep, you guessed it! She heads off to Crimson Peas with… Continue reading Crimson Peak or what I like to call ‘Mother Knows Best’

Films · Reviews

Why I felt ‘Burnt’ watching Bradley Cooper’s new film

I just got home from watching Bradley Cooper’s new film ‘Burnt’, directed by John Wells. It follows Adam Jones as he tries to rebuild his life and reputation, three years after destroying his life in a high-end restaurant in Paris due to number of addictions. With the help of old friends and some new, he… Continue reading Why I felt ‘Burnt’ watching Bradley Cooper’s new film

Films · Reviews

The Visit: When Horror Movies are so Bad they’re Good

The Visit (2015), directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was just one of those horror films that was so strangely done, it was fantastic. The film is shot through the cinematic eyes of Becca and Tyler, who go to visit their estranged Grandparents. Becca is shooting a documentary to try and bring closure for her mother… Continue reading The Visit: When Horror Movies are so Bad they’re Good

Films · Reviews

Are the bad things in life a ‘gift’?

I recently watched the film ‘The Gift’  (2015) directed by Joel Edgerton, staring himself, Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.  The film featured a happily married couple (Simon and Robyn, played by Bateman and Hall) who had just moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. One day during a shopping trip, they bump into one of Simon’s… Continue reading Are the bad things in life a ‘gift’?

Films · Reviews

Is the mission still impossible? How ‘Rogue Nation’ measures up to other Mission Impossible films

We’re on our fifth adventure with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint. Full of elaborate chases, fights and nail biting moments, this film is sure to take you on a wild ride from start to finish.  In ‘Rogue Nation’, following the dissolution of IMF, Ethan is on the run from the… Continue reading Is the mission still impossible? How ‘Rogue Nation’ measures up to other Mission Impossible films