Showing posts from July, 2017

Interview with Christopher Judge, Star of Stargate SG-1 and God of War

Today sees the twentieth anniversary of the broadcast of Stargate SG-1's pilot episode, Children of the Gods, and it's been ten years since the beloved show concluded its landmark tenth season. To mark the occasion, I sat down last month at Supanova Sydney with the buoyant Christopher Judge, who played stoic Jaffa warrior Teal'c for the show's entire run and its two movies, The Ark of Truth and Continuum. Below, we talk about the impact of SG-1's legacy, Christopher's upcoming role as the new God of War, and the experience of fighting Aquaman in (Stargate) Atlantis!


Chris Comerford: So first of all, how's it going?

Christopher Judge: Very well, very well, thank you!

CC: Excellent! So it's been ten years since Stargate SG-1 was off the air, and twenty since it premiered years. How does it feel to look back on your time with the show and its movies now?

CJ: You know, it's very strange, to just see the enduring popularity of it, and the fan support of…


Episode 52! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to watch Atomic Blonde!

Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, No Good Deed) and stars Charlize Theron (Monster, Æon Flux, Prometheus, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious) as MI6 Agent Lorraine Broughton who is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission.

Set in 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Lorraine Broughton is sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier from within the destabilized city. She is tasked with working with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation.

The film is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, which is published by Oni Press

The film also stars John Goodman, Til Schwe…

Win a double pass to a special advance screening of Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D in cinemas August 24 for a limited season - one-week-only!

Thanks to the folks at STUDIOCANAL, we’re giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 double passes to the Sydney preview screening of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D, being held at Hoyts Broadway, 6.30pm on Thursday 10 August, 2017. For your chance to win, simply CLICK HERE to head over to our Facebook page and find how out how to enter.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, three-time Academy Award® winning director James Cameron has taken his epic action/sci-fi masterpiece, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, to the next level by restoring the film to 4K and converting it into immersive 3D. It has been 10 years since the events of TERMINATOR. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son, John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.
Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone, however. The human resis…

Project Cars 2 (PS4 + PC) First Impressions

As this review is a First Impressions of a game that is still in development, there will be no */10 Geeks score at the end. Any aspects of the game discussed here are subject to change in the final version.


If you were a fan of Project CARS, the 2015 racing simulator which offered some of the highest real world fidelity achieved only by the likes of Forza and the original Gran Turismo, you are almost guaranteed to like Project CARS 2. It's bigger, it's more detailed, and it's brought back much of the first game's successful micromanaging of its cars for players of the expert class. This is as close to a real world driving career as you're probably going to get.

Conversely, if you weren't a fan of the original, you're going to have a much harder time with the sequel.

Project CARS 2 is a well-designed and engrossing game for those who enjoy this kind of thing, even though I once again acknowledge my personal lack of affinity for driving games that don't…

Why you should be reading The Umbrella Academy.

Last week we got the exciting news that Gerard Way's Dark Horse comic, The Umbrella Academy, will be heading to Netflix as a live action series. As a huge fan of the comic, and Way's writing in general, I thought I'd talk about my personal history with the series and what makes
The Umbrella Academy one of the best series modern comics has to offer.

What follows is the story of how I almost wrote it off completely.

It starts with me as a teenager
I was 15 or so when I first heard the phrase 'emo'. Initially, I was unsure what to make of this new word and all the connotations it seemed to carry with it, but it wasn't long before the phrase wormed its way into my teenage vocabulary. No sooner had I come to terms with this strange new concept than I was confronted with a deluge of emo rock, in all its high pitched, hard-rocking glory, belted out by black-haired boys in impossibly-tight jeans.

During these glory days of emo rock, bands didn't get much bigger than…


Entertainment One Australia have announced that the complete seventh season of THE WALKING DEAD will be available on DVD & Blu-ray from September 27.

Regarded by many as the most controversial season in the show’s history, fans will once again get a compelling glimpse behind-the-scenes with brand new special features including featurettes and audio commentary.

In Season 7 of the iconic show, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was and the lengths they will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable. While they have a singular purpose - to defeat Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) - it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop.

Both the DVD & Blu-ray editions of the complete seventh season of THE WALKING DEAD will have a host of bonus features as follows:

Featurettes x7: ‘Breakin…


Episode 51! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming!

Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Edgar Wright (The Onion News Network, Clown, Cop Car) and stars Tom Holland (The Impossible, How I Live Now, Captain America: Civil War) as Peter Parker, the Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man.

After his experience with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man.

He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighbourhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

As well as the films, Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this week, and look over the latest in movie news.

As always it would mak…


Episode 50! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to discuss their Top 5 Films of 2017 So Far, and also catch a screening of Baby Driver.

Baby Driver is written and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wolrd) and stars Ansel Elgort (The Divergent Series) as talented getaway driver Baby, who relies on the beat of his own personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

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June at the Movies

Goodbye June, you were a tonne of fun. 38 films later and boy am I in need of a lie down. After much deliberation Martin Zandvilet's Land of Mine has ousted Get Out from the top spot. Courtesy of the Sydney Film Festival screenings; I Am Not Your Negro, Call Me By Your Name and Happy End have entered the top 10. Other newcomers include 20th Century Women and Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.

Please check out my lists for January, February, March, April and May. If you agree or disagree with any of the films on my list, feel free to sound off in the comments or come over and play on our Facebook page.

- Stu

1. Land of Mine
2. Moonlight
3. Get Out
4. I am Not Your Negro
5. Call Me By Your Name
6. Baby Driver
7. Happy End
8. 20th Century Women 
9. The Salesmen 
10. Trip To Spain

Films watched this month:

20th Century Women
Hounds of Love
The Promise 
Ana, Mon Amour
The Ornithologist
Waiting for Giraffes
The Nile Hilton Incident
Whitney: Can I be Me
Taste of Cherry
My Year with Helen
Happy End
Ingrid Go…