Author Archives : Eddy Gardiner

Terminator Genisys (2015) – Review


Get ready to sigh heavily: this isn’t the Terminator film the world needs. The first thirty minutes of Terminator Genisys feels like the giddy imaginings of a group of fifteen year old boys who saw The Terminator, thought it was too boring, so decided to write their own version with more shooting and less talking. “Wouldn’t it be so much cooler…

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Entourage (2015) – Review


HBO’s Entourage, a show about the glitz, glamour and dark underbelly of Hollywood, half inspired by co-developer Mark Wahlberg’s real early life in tinsel town, is something of an acquired taste.  Therefore I should really preface this by saying how big of a fan I am.  It would be deceptive not to.  And by big, I mean massive. If fans were movie stars,…

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Insidious Chapter 3 (2015) – Review


Here we are again, tiptoeing through the tulips, calling out to the dead, heading into the further. Insidious Chapter 3 takes a detour of sorts, shifting from sequel to prequel and turning back time to before the Lambert hauntings, focusing instead on young Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott), who has been attempting to contact her dead mother but unwittingly lured other…

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Area 51 (2015) – Review


In 2009, Oren Peli all but reinvented the indie/found footage horror film with his sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity.  I’ll remember the experience of seeing that film for the first time for as long as I live; sans expectations, I sauntered into the screening happy as a bird…then wobbled out 90 minutes later on shaky knees.  Watching two people sleeping and an invisible demon…

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Round-Up: Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Unfriended


AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Joss Whedon’s second assemblage of Marvel’s Avengers isn’t as overwhelmingly fun as the first, but it ticks enough boxes to leave us satisfied and ready for phase three.  At 141 minutes there’s ample screen time shared between the enormous principle cast, even with some great new additions such as Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and The Vision.  Oddly enough,…

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Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) – Review


Much like with Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd where certain members of the audience didn’t realise it was a musical (yeah…), there were reports of walk-outs during Gareth Edwards’ strange and subversive debut Monsters.  Not for explicit or offensive content, and no, not for being a musical; people walked for the simple fact that there just weren’t very many monsters in it.  Edwards famously…

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) – Review


We all know the biguns… A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – including their respective remakes over the last few years. Less known to the general populace is Charles B. Pierce’s 1976 slasher The Town That Dreaded Sundown, in which a hooded killer terrorizes a small town in Arkansas following World War II. Perhaps…

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Furious 7 (2015) – Review


“Just promise me, Brian…no more funerals”. The line couldn’t resonate more if it tried – that is until Paul Walker himself responds; “Just one more”.  With the tragic death of Walker half way through filming the seventh instalment of the petrol-headed franchise, the film is unsurprisingly littered with reverence and tribute to its star.  His passing is a sonorous and emotional gear of…

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Summer Preview – The Entourage Movie


This article was originally written for Flickering Myth’s big summer preview “Lloooooyd!” This can only mean one thing: we’re back, baby.  After eight years of storming out of marriage counselling sessions, screaming at everyone in sight (mainly Lloyd) and frantically navigating LA in search of studio heads to land Vincent Chase a part, get ready to see Ari Gold return with the biggest deal of all –…

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Spoiler Alert! Should Game Of Thrones Readers Continue Watching The Show?


This article contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones seasons 1-4.  BE WARNED! If you have a vaguely working internet connection, chances are you’ve already heard showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s announcement that mega-popular fantasy drama Game Of Thrones will officially overtake the books it’s based on and begin spoiling them – significantly, the much discussed and theorized ending.  Until now, book readers have…

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