Showing posts from August, 2017

Human Flow in cinemas December 7th

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. HUMAN FLOW, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. HUMAN FLOW is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left …


Episode 54! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to watch American Made

American Madeis a biographical crime drama directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, and Edge of Tomorrow) and features Tom Cruise as Barry Seal.

The film is based on the life of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler in the 1980's for the Medellin Cartel, and was recruited later on by the CIA and DEA to provide intelligence.

The film also stars Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, and many others.

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 make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.


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Play the American Assassin facebook chatbot game for your chance to win a round-the-world trip for two

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a trained assassin? Put your skills to the test to win an incredible round-the-world trip thanks to a groundbreaking new Facebook chatbot game, to celebrate the Australian release of AMERICAN ASSASSIN.
Available now, the AMERICAN ASSASSIN chatbot game works exclusively in Facebook Messenger and can be accessed by searching in Facebook for ‘Ghost SH’ or by going to your phone. Players immerse themselves in the world of assassin training by being put through a series of challenges designed to test their dexterity, perception, language, attention, ethics and mental agility.
As players progress through the game, more complex and challenging puzzles await them, as well as the chance to win a grand prize of a round-the-world trip for two worth $30,000. Would-be assassins are encouraged to hone their skills before being assessed and ranked against other recruits around the country. The prize includes stays at many of the iconic locat…


The Geek of Oz team firmly believe that all love is equal and we support Marriage Equality.

Many of our extended family, friends, and followers are fellow geeks and also part of the LGBTQI+ community. Sadly though in Australia, Marriage Equality is not available to the LGBTQI+ community.

Every member of the team personally feels that marriage is something that should be shared equally amongst everyone from all walks of life. The majority of Australians and many MPs in Parliament also believe this.

People know that in Australia we have values of a fair go and respect for all, and Marriage Equality is intrinsic to those values.

Around the world more than twenty countries have passed laws to allow Marriage Equality, including the United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Great Britain. As seen in those countries, the world did not end when Marriage Equality was achieved.

If Marriage Equality is achieved in Australia, the sanctity of marriage will be fine, and the re…


Episode 53! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to watch Logan Lucky, as well as discuss Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets!

Logan Lucky is a heist comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Out of Sight, Oceans Trilogy, and Erin Brockovich) and features an ensemble cast of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, and Sebastian Stan.

The film follows the three Logan siblings as they plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a sci-fi action adventure film directed by Luc Besson (Nikita, Leon: The Pofessional, The Fifth Element, and Lucy). The film is based on the French sci-fi comic series Valerian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Claude Mezieres.

It stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, two special operatives in the 28th century charged with…

Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D in cinemas 24th of August - One Week ONLY!

Is Terminator 2: Judgement Day a perfect film? Can any film really be “perfect”? These questions swirled around my head whilst watching Cameron’s masterpiece in a recent 3D screening. Sure I’ve got some niggling quibbles here and there; but as far as a cinematic experience, I think it might be perfect. Maybe it’s the nostalgia speaking, but Terminator 2: Judgement Day resides in the pantheon of perfection alongside such gods as The Empire Strikes Back, Alien/Aliens, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones (minus the Crystal Skull) and a few more. These are the films which not only defined an era of my life, but defined what I wanted from going to the movies. With every subsequent entry in the Terminator franchise, we’ve seemingly drifted further and further away from the genius that is Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D returns to cinemas from the 24th of August for one week only. Should you go see it? You’re damn straight you should. I’m not the biggest fan of 3D films,…

Alien: Covenant DIGITAL HD AUG 9th/4K, Blu-ray and DVD AUG 16th

With Alien: Covenant arriving on Digital HD on Wednesday 9 August and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Wednesday 16 August, I thought i'd take the opportunity to revisit one of my most anticipated films of 2017. As an unabashed fan of Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012) I had hoped that Alien: Covenant firstly; might answer some of my lingering questions about the franchise and secondly; continue to stumble down the philosophical rabbit-hole established by its predecessor. For the most part it achieved both. However, upon a re-watching Covenant, it felt a little too interested in being an "Alien" style film and sadly tonally dissimilar to Prometheus. For some fans that may be a good thing, but for me it's not. That being said, there's a tonne to like in Alien: Covenant.

Scott assembles a cast befitting the franchise. Led ably by Katherine ‘Ripley 2.0’ Waterston, Billy ‘Hi, I’m religious’ Crudup, Danny ‘I love my wife’ McBride and the true rock star of the f…

July at the movies

Where did July go?! Luckily it brought us Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Not many changes to my top 10 but hopefully you got out to see Dunkirk and Spider-Man: Homecoming. I was expecting a little bit more from War for the Planet of the Apes and Una but them's the breaks.

Click the links for my lists for January, February, March, April, May and June.

Looking forward to some huge titles dropping in August. As always I'd love to hear about your favourite films for the year so far, so feel free to sound off in the comments below 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. Dunkirk 
7. Happy End
8. 20th Century Women
9. Baby Driver
10. Trip To Spain

Films watched:

The House
Spider-Man: Homecoming
It Comes at Night
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Baby Driver
War for the Planet of the Apes
Atomic Blonde
The Big Sick