Friday, April 25, 2008

Keanu Reeves interview

For those of you in Sydney; you’ll be able to read my interview with Keanu Reeves in Drum Media this week. In town to promote his new film Street Kings, the actor waxed lyrical about Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Point Break and having mud thrown at him at the Glastonbury Festival. He also talked about his next film; a remake of Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still. “It’s looking great,” he exclaimed, “I just finished filming that. It’s a great cast; Jennifer Connelly, Cathy Bates, myself, John Cleese and Jaden Smith. I think we did a good job; knock on wood. I didn’t jump in to make a remake of a classic, I worked with the writer and director almost two months and trying to get the script. I think we found a reason why to make it; we needed that story to tell our story. We’ve linked them up in a really good way. What Klatu is in the first film, what Klaatu is in the second and what gets spoken about?….and Gort’s around” he reassured me, “Klaatu Barada Nikto! he had to be, It would be like making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without any peanut butter!”

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

London to Brighton interviews

Any regular readers of my blog may well remember how much I loved London to Brighton when it screened at the Sydney Film Festival last year. So obviously I was delighted to be asked by Siren Visual, the film’s Australia distributor, if I wanted to interview the film’s director Paul Andrew Williams and star Georgia Groome. I’m even more thrilled that the interviews are now appearing at

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

U2 3D

After a very busy week; deadlines and Keanu Reeves interviews abound (more news soon), I realized I did not update you on my appearance on Cinemascape last week. I produced the show and reviewed U2 3D at the IMAX. As a U2 fan I must admit I was mightily impressed and to use that worn out cliché, it was just like being there. Saying that if are not fond of the bands often outspoken singer; then I’m sure the prospect of having a 30 ft tall Bono sitting in your lap may not be high on your cinema going agenda. One day all concert films will be like this.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Latest News

Here's a bit of an update; these are the latest articles of mine hitting the newsagents shelves soon. Issue #137 of Shivers includes my set report from Shane Abbess' Gabriel which has just received its DVD release in the States. The issue also includes my interview with director Jamie Blanks about his new horror film Storm Warning. The next issue marks the beginning of lots of coverage from my set visit on The Ruins.

The latest issue of Smoke and Mirrors includes further scrawlings from my set on The Ruins including interviews with Jena Malone, director Carter Smith and Joe Anderson. I also contributed a NZ Report on the making of Roland Emmerich’s 10,000BC including an interview with the film’s CG Supervisor Alex Wuttke.

The next issue of Filmink will feature an interview with Jena Malone conducted on The Ruins Queensland set along with a preview of Jon Hewitt’s Acolytes including an interview with Joel Edgerton.

In web based news, as well as my blog on the London Frightfest website I now am contributing a blog to the
Sydney based horror festival taking place this week. The A Night of Horror line up and my blog can be found at