Monday, October 9, 2017

Lady Parts Episode 17: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

In a world-first event, Lady Parts goes A Tale of Two Cities with special guest editor, geek girl, Kingsman fan and friend, Stacey Clair, as we review the latest Kingsman installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. And, my gosh, we have a lot to say this episode.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lady Parts Episode 16: Mea Culpa...or why horror is just the worst

R.I.P. SS Georgie...and me
I'm sorry. I did not watch all of It. I tried to watch It. I really did. I was determined and I
promised. I noped out hard and I regret nothing. But I do need to apologise. I failed you, and for that I am sorry.

In my defense, I was very clear how much I dislike horror. Like, a lot. I was also promised the world's largest choc-top - that I am still waiting for - so this is not entirely my fault.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Fix

It's Friday and time to check-in on the awesome stuff discovered during the week.

Which Cult Should I Join? Jo Stewart (Smith Street Books)
An existential crisis of the highest order, this handy guide to cults and worship is strictly tongue-in-cheek (or is it?). Laid out like the classic Choose Your Own Adventure series and offering 40 of the most high-profile cults (including Amway), Stewart has created a fantastic piece of commentary on the best and worst of cultish life. I'm torn between Moonies and People's Temple tbh.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Fix

It's Friday and time to check-in on the awesome stuff discovered during the week.

San Diego Comic-Con 
SDCC is the convention for all things pop culture and SF, and has become the place for major film and TV property announcements and releases. Held over four days every July, it officially goes off and I've been planning to go for ages and it looks like 2018 might be my year. Anyways, the swathe of trailers that emerge after each SDCC is HUGGGGE and this year ain't no different. I'm super excited to see Star Trek: DiscoveryBright and The Giftedand bloody excited by Thor: Ragnarok (seriously can that be out already please????!). Cautiously optimistic over The Defenders, but Inhumans looks like the money could have been spent elsewhere. It's a weird mix this year, and not entirely unpredictable.
Catch all the trailers over at this great Vulture article and you can hear my thoughts on the latest releases in a special SDCC edition of Lady Parts Podcast on 2 August.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lady Parts Episode 10: triple review bumper episode!!

Lady Parts Podcast is back for another year of critique and discussion of women in genre film. 2017
is a massive year for genre film. Between Marvel, DCU and the monster truck of reboots and rebrands, it's promising to be a huge year of SFF.

First up we review three major titles, all reboots or adaptations, featuring ladies both in front of and behind the camera, Alien: Covenant, The Mummy, and Wonder Woman. It was interesting to compare the three and our opinions of them. It's a huge episode and very obvious that we haven't done this in a while (EXCITED! ABOUT! EVERYTHING! SO! MANY! THOUGHTS!), but we're back on board for a bumper year of cinema with our usual wit and goofery.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Fix

It's Friday and time to check-in on the awesome finds discovered during the week.

Kill me now - the clothes!!!

My gosh I have a lot of feelings about this show. Inspired by the experience and book of the same name by Sophia MarloweGirlboss depicts the early development of the Nasty Gal online store and the start of Sophia's girlboss philosophy.

The writing is great, pacing strong, dialogue glorious and the relationship between Sophia and Annie is beautiful, but - and there is always a but - Sophia is a dick. I used to have a friend like that. We are no longer friends for a reason. The sense of fucking privilege is just ridiculous. This is a chick who travels cross country and demands that a buyer give her back the first jacket she sold cause she thinks selling it was bad luck. She expects her friend to dedicate all her free time to helping her business, but when said friend asks to be paid for her work, loses her shit. She is utterly consumed with what other people and circumstances can offer her, with no thought to what she has to offer them (or if they want it). Sophia is not only tonedeaf to the world around her, she's mean. But in between the complete self-absorption are bouts of awareness and surprising sensitivity, enough to keep you invested and enough to feel for her when the inevitable wheels come off. She's a terrible businesswoman and the fact that the real Sophia managed to create an empire is genuinely surprising. That the business went into bankruptcy is not.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Top Picks for Gold Coast Film Festival

Get your year in gear and down to the Gold Coast for 10 days of film, ideas and story at the Gold Coast Film Festival. It's such an honour to work with GCFF in 2017, and I'm ridiculously excited to share my top picks for this years festival.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Fix

It's Friday and time to check-in on the awesome finds discovered during the week.

Hadron Collider Exhibit (Queensland Museum)
Image courtesy of The Day
If you’ve ever read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown or watched The Big Bang Theory you’ve probably heard mention of a small* project called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and a small** theory about the Higgs boson.
The Large Hadron Collider is the largest scientific experiment in the world and is the creation of the largest scientific collaboration in the world – aka CERN aka European Organization for Nuclear Research.

The British Science Museum has been touring an exhibition that explores the LHC and CERN through the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Combining theatre, displays, interviews and technology, it’s a really interesting walk through one of the most challenging concepts in physics and the most challenging devices I’ve ever seen.