Keanu Reeves and Ruby Rose promote John Wick Chapter Two. Reeves says he would like to revisit the role of Neo from The Matrix. Picture: AFP Photo/Frederic J. Brown

New Matrix movie in the works


  Over a year ago The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that a reboot of the classic 1999 sci-fi movie The Matrix was in the works and that studio Warner Bros. was developing the project, but that it might be without the original directors, the Wachowski siblings. Two months ago, amid further rumours that The […]

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Picture: Supplied

How Carrie Fisher will be used posthumously in Star Wars IX


Star Wars fans will be blown away by Carrie Fisher’s posthumous performance in the final film. In an appearance on Good Morning America, the late star’s brother Todd explained that Fisher’s scenes as Leia were created with unused footage — and they’re seriously good. “There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just […]

Nicole Kidman in a scene from Destroyer.

Vicky Roach review: Destroyer


  DESTROYER (MA15+) Three and a half Director: Karyn Kusama Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Running time: 121 minutes Verdict: Go ahead, make Nicole Kidman’s day Nicole Kidman channels Dirty Harry in this gritty police drama. It’s a performance that mesmerises and disturbs, pretty much in equal measure. Bad cops don’t come much […]

Haley Lu Richardson in The Chaperone.

Vicky Roach review: The Chaperone


  THE CHAPERONE Two and a half stars Director Michael Engler Starring Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Campbell Scott Rating PG Running time 108 minutes Verdict A stiff-backed period piece WHY focus on the star when there’s a dowdy bit player hovering in the wings, just waiting to be discovered? This well-frocked costume drama operates […]

Imagine hand-delivering 340 wedding invitations.

Wajib perfectly captures uneasy relationship


IF YOU’VE ever stood on the sidelines and watched your parents in frustration as they try to figure out how to pay for parking, groaning at why such a simple task could be so onerous, that feeling starts to capture the inherent tension between parents and their adult children. It’s that dynamic where the children […]


Celebrate our superstar Aussies this weekend


Chris Hemsworth, Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman … Aussies have officially taken over Hollywood. And as we clench our XXXX tinny and chuck sausages on the barbie doing nothing remotely extraordinary this weekend, we couldn’t be more proud of our over-achieving homegrown talent. To celebrate the best stars from Down Under this Australia Day […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle came out last year.

Movie scenes that actors flat-out refused to do


DWAYNE Johnson and Emma Watson are just two of the big name stars who have flat-out refused to shoot certain scenes in movies. Whether it was because they hated their co-stars or because they found the scene disgusting, these actors politely declined to be involved. DWAYNE JOHNSON It’s no secret that the Dwayne “The Rock” […]

Momoa and Heard shoot a scene filmed on a Sicily set built at Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Momoa: ‘That’s not who I am’


He’s known for his long hair, tattoos and brooding good looks, and now Aquaman star Jason Momoahas been caught up in an online storm over his actions towards Amber Heard on set. But he told his real-life personality is the complete opposite of the tough on-screen persona fixed in our minds from his career-defining […]

Don’t be fooled. This is far from the end of the Queen story. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox

Queen biopic glosses over dark truths about Freddie Mercury


IF YOU want to see a film that is largely fictional, with cheesy Spinal Tap moments, and a timeline that is more warped than a vinyl record sitting in the sun, get along to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, the new Queen biopic. Now, don’t get me wrong, Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Mr Robot’s Rami Malek, is an […]

Peter Farrelly (right) with Nick Vallelonga at the Golden Globes on Monday. Picture: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Globes winner Green Book hit by two fresh scandals


Fresh off the back of three Golden Globe wins, Green Book has been hit by a double scandal. The movie, out in Australia on February 24, has already been mired in controversy but the latest revelations, two separate accusations against its director Peter Farrelly and co-screenwriter Nick Vallelonga, are sure to hurt its Oscar campaign. […]