5 items from 2016
When 2016 is said and done, Pete’s Dragon will be a pleasant surprise in an otherwise bust-worthy year for blockbusters. With no affinity felt towards Don Chaffey’s 1977 live-action cartoon, Disney had a clean slate with this critic, and boy did they capitalize. Gone are the musical numbers and more unrealistic aspects, in favor of a touching familial dramedy about a boy, his dragon and their tremendous bond.
This has been a year where critics and viewers seem to really be lapping up Disney’s Kool-Aid, but when it tastes this good (think Strawberry Kiwi laced with kid-friendly cocaine), there’s a damn fine reason why. Quiet your conspiracy talk – Disney is riding one of the craziest studio hot-streaks in cinema history (Shhh, Tomorrowland never happened), and that’s not because of bribery or bias.
- Matt Donato
A story about the victims of cyber bullying is the 2016 winner of Get Reel: Top Ten Filmmakers. Festival.
The Get Reel Short Filmmakers. Festival received more than 1650 entries from across Australia and New Zealand. Entrants were asked to respond to the theme of .Being Seen. through a short film ten minutes or less shot on a smart device.
The competition was aimed to start a conversation around mental health. Funds raised from the finalist screening go to Suicide Prevention Australia.
Cyber tells the story of how an attacker eventually »
- Staff Writer
E3 2016 has come and gone but there are still some loose ends that need to be tied up. The first being the Cinelinx award for Best of E3! Please note that we tried to avoid any games that were only cinematic showings. We wanted to actually see gameplay in order to nominate the game. So without further ado, the nominees for Best of E3 2016 are...
Call of Duty: Infinite War
Call of Duty takes to the stars in the awesome new edition to the long-running franchise, Infinite War. In this version, you fight your enemies using gravity-defying bullets, dynamic explosives, spaceships, even the unforgiving vacuum space, among other things. Despite the many outcries from fans of CoD unhappy with the game, it’s gotten a lot of us at Cinelinx pretty pumped for Infinite War.
Days Gone was unveiled during Sony’s epic Press Conference, and the results were dynamic. »
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The sun is hot, the motives are cold and the film is blazingly noir as Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns for another investigation of Outback moral rot in multi-hyphenate helmer Ivan Sen’s socially conscious, supremely accomplished procedural thriller “Goldstone.” A standalone sequel to his breakthrough “Mystery Road” (which opened the Sydney Film Festival in 2013), the film hopes to repeat its predecessor’s success, making Sydney’s opening-night slot its first stop in what looks to be a long fest life, followed by glowing sales.
Sen’s unique accomplishment with these two films, unequalled in contemporary Aussie cinema, is his daringly idealistic intention and crystal clear success at balancing the demands of contemporary genre filmmaking with, in this case, the ongoing hot-button issues of Aboriginal relations (Sen is himself of mixed Indigenous/European heritage), human trafficking, the human greed behind corporate corruption and cultural destruction.
When first seen here, »
- Eddie Cockrell
Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl | Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps: one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. »
- Phil Wheat
5 items from 2016
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