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Posted 9 Nov 2011 @ 5:31am

Shot in Melbourne in 2009, this is a remake of a 1973 horror film about a couple and their young daughter who move into a big old house that is occupied by malevolent creatures. That scary low budget telemovie apparently was a big influence on Mexican born horror film director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, who describes it as the scariest movie ever aired on television. It’s...

Posted 2 Nov 2011 @ 10:10am

It's focus that set HTRK apart. Slow paced and with an overall icy atmosphere of lust and desperation, new album Work (work, work), their follow up to their debut LP Marry Me Tonight, displays a clarity of vision that is coming to define their practice. The entire album rooted in the theme of desires, realised or denied, the now two piece have delivered a work that walks their carefully drawn...

Posted 14 Sep 2011 @ 10:23am

Presenting their first piece of work since the loss of their bassist Sean Stewart in early 2010, HTRK have finally released their second full-length album Work (work, work). The band's first album Marry Me Tonight was dissonant with an unwavering strength, however like the climax clambering upward in a macabre horror film soundtrack, Work (work, work) is far more sinister then what they’ve...

Posted 6 Jul 2011 @ 1:42pm

'Event Cinema', with a capital E, doesn’t get much bigger than the behemoth that is the Transformers franchise.

 

With the general decline of 3D cinematic offerings since the mould-breaking Avatar, the third instalment of Michael Bay’s bombastic reimaginings of the much-loved children’s cartoon/Mattel advertisement looked set to restore goggle-adorned patrons’ faith in the...

Posted 7 Jul 2011 @ 3:41pm

This third film in the incredibly lucrative Transformers series is everything that you would expect from a Michael Bay film – a bombastic, overblown, noisy, empty spectacle full of superb special effects and massive destruction on a massive scale. Someone – maybe executive producer Steven Spielberg – should take Bay aside and teach him the meaning of restraint.

 

This time around...

Posted 18 Apr 2011 @ 10:25am

 

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