• Posts Apocalyptic: Max-imum Impact…

    On Friday the 12th of April, at the Pacific Fair Cinemas on the Gold Coast of Australia, we once more ventured into the apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max as we were shown a screening of the film for the feature’s 40th anniversary. Myself, the ‘Lethal Mullet’ and Blair Hiscock...
  • Posts Apocalyptic: Saluting the ‘Jugger’…

    Mad Max began a new lease of life for down and dirty action films and a new genre of science fiction: the post apocalyptic film. Many have tried to meet the target of Miller’s immense vision but equally many failed in the attempt. Some couldn’t find the originality or...
  • Posts Apocalyptic: The ‘Mad Max’ journey…

    It’s one of the all-time greatest franchises and one that to this day still has scores of fans all around the world. We are talking about the one, the only Mad Max: the Australian franchise created in the late nineteen seventies by director George Miller and his producing partner...
  • Rick-rolled? AMC’s ‘Last Stand’ means Walking Dead can run…

    There’s a long-standing rule in the reality of the zombie-infested Walking Dead world that there is a limited time in which to stem that debilitating infection and, in extreme cases, amputation may be the only order of the day – essentially cutting off a limb as soon as possible...
  • ‘Sorry’ state of affairs: After #metoo, #whatnext?

    The #metoo movement has been an important part of the last year or so, exposing abuses of power particularly in the entertainment industry (though politics and religious institutions are close behind). Behaviour and attitudes – which at best belong in an era long past and at worst never belonged...
  • EC COMMENT: Barr and Gunn under posts-traumatic fire…

    There was a feeling of surprise when one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of the San Diego Comic Con was of the non-appearance of cult director James Gunn, due in town to promote his next project. Hours before it was revealed that he had left...