Thursday, March 08, 2012

Simon Pegg talks Tintin and Mission: Impossible

Simon Pegg was in Sydney to promote The Adventures Of Tintin and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. I talked to him about both. All it took was a quick change of snazzy background.

Interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek

Antonio and Salma came to town to celebrate the Australian premiere of Puss In Boots. I interviewed the delightful pair for some purrrr-fect cinematic discussion.

Johnny English Comes To Sydney

Here's the first of a few long overdue updates. I was lucky enough to chat to two of the cast of Johnny English Reborn, Gillian Andeson and Rosamund Pike along with the film's director Oliver Parker, here is te footage. For more of my interviews check out

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Interview with Jack Black

Onitsuka trainers, Pandas and Nirvana. Just a few of the things I chatted to Jack Black about when he hit Sydney town to attend the Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2. For more Panda related awesomeness head over to Empire Online at

Interview with J.J. Abrams

When J.J. Abrams landed in Sydney to promote his excellent new film Super 8, I talked to the Star Trek rejuvenator about working with Steven Spielberg, casting the kids and making such a Super flick. Head over to Empire Online at to read my review.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What's The Frequency Kenneth?

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to chat with Kenneth Brannagh when he was in Sydney to promote Thor. I also spoke to two of the film's stars Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Jaimie Alexander (Sif). To watch the full interviews head over to

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Spit On Your Grave Q&A

To launch this year's A Night of Horror Film Festival and celebrate the Australian release of the original I Spit On Your Grave and the 2010 remake on Blu-ray and DVD, I took part in a Q&A session with director Meir Zarchi on stage after a screening of the sparkling new print of the 1978 "classic". The film is still an ordeal to sit through but chatting with Meir certainly gave the audience a new perspective on one of the most infamous video nasties.

The A Night Of Horror festival, based at the Dendy Newtown, features a splattering of the latest horror films including the premiere of the internet funded The Tunnel, the Australian premiere of David Blyth's Wound, the 3D chiller Hybrid and the charmingly titled Dead Hooker In A Trunk and the world premiere of #12. I'm a judge at the festival along with Ozploitation producer extraordinaire Anthony I. Ginnane and Steve Kastrissios - director of the excellent The Horseman. For ticket details head to See you there!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Hobbit Press Conference

Last week I was lucky enough to travel to Wellington, New Zealand to attend the press conference and unveiling of many of the cast of The Hobbit including Martin Freeeman, James Nesbitt and Richard Armitage. Here's some footage of the press conference, listen out for me...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This Weeks Radio News

It's been a busy week on the radio. I produced this weeks Cinemascape show on Eastside 89.7FM. The show included my review of Robert Rodriguez's Mex-ploitaion schlock-fest Machete starring Danny Trejo, Don Johnson, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba and Steven Seagal plus chats about George Clooney in Anton Corbijn's The American and the terrors of Jackass 3D. I also reviewed Machete this morning on Campbelltown FM and will be doing the same tomorrow morning on Classic Rock FM so tune in to 95.3FM at 7:50am if you are in Sydney. I'm also on ABC Balarat 107.9FM tomorrow around 10:15am. I'll be talking once again - shock, horror! - about Machete plus The American and Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target. I was lucky enough to chat to the Yes, Minster scribe this week, the results are over at You can also read my recent interviews with FX genius Greg Nicotero and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Update time!

After a long blogging silence I'm back with an update of what has been happening of late.

Things have been busy but wonderful at Empire Magazine. In recent months I've been lucky enough to interview a couple of personal heroes. As a huge fan of Halloween, TheThing, Gremlins and The Howling I was thrilled to chat to John Carpenter and Joe Dante. I also have interviewed the likes of Dolph Lundgren and Jonah Hill. To keep up-to-date with the latest movie news, reviews and interviews head to

It's been a busy time on the radio. I've been appearing regularly on-air on Cinemascape on Eastside FM, the morning show on Campbelltown FM and the morning show on ABC Ballarat.

Anyone who rents discs at Blockbuster can read my DVD reviews in the monthly InterAction magazine. Even if you don't, pop in and grab a copy or head to to download a copy.

Keep on reading for my news on my freelance writing and radio appearances.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Loved Ones Poster Quote

Here's the new poster for the fabulous Aussie horror film The Loved Ones with a quote from yours truly..."Pretty in Pink meets Wolf Creek. The film is out in Oz on September 30th and lucky Londoners can catch the film at a screening at this years Frightfest.

The Waiting City Review on Cinemascape

After a few months off line I'm back. It may have been quiet on the internet front but there has been no sign of radio silence. As a case in point this Thursday I'll be reviewing the new Australian film The Waiting City on Cinemascape on Eastside 89.7 FM. The films stars Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton as a feuding couple waiting in Kolkata, India to meet the child they are about to adopt. As well as Cinemascape I'm now Empire Magazine's morning show film guy on C91.3 FM so if you are in the Campbelltown area tune in on Thursdays in to hear my thoughts on the latest film releases. This week I'll be reviewing Christopher Nolan's Inception.