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Sherlockians, Tolkenists, Trekkies, film buffs and theatre aficionados take note – today is the day that fandoms unite, with news that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the fun at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide and appear at two exclusive Oz Comic-Con Q&A events in Sydney. He’s an award winning thespian, a star of the big and small screen and a man with an epic online following of devoted fans, and he will be coming to Australia thanks to Oz Comic-Con!


Whoniverse Event!

Posted by David On January 31, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re a Doctor Who fan (and let’s face it, you probably are!) then you’ll want to know all about The Hub Productions’ Whoniverse event!

Thanks to The Hub Productions, Matt “The Doctor“ Smith, Karen “Amy Pond” Gillan and Arthur “Rory Williams” Darvill will be touring Australia’s major cities in early March and for the first time in Australia, fans will be given the opportunity to encounter a modern-age Doctor in the flesh!

So Whoniverse is an amazing opportunity for fans of Doctor Who to see the stars of the show and even get up close and personal in an awesome not-to-be-missed setting.

Tickets are available from Ticketek now, and come in a variety of packages and price ranges to suit every fan, including the much sought after Gold and Silver packages (which include professional photograph and autograph opportunities with the stars) and Reserve tickets to see the stars live on stage.

Full details can be found HERE, including the opportunity to buy the tickets. Don’t miss out, and say Hi if you see us there!


2014 Academy Awards Nominations

Posted by David On January 17, 2014 1 COMMENT

The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards have been announced and to be honest, there were few surprises, except perhaps the exclusion of Saving Mr Banks. And, although there was no doubt that 12 Years A Slave would be included, I believe the number of nominations are excessive. I know that this is a controversial opinion, but I believe that film is highly over-rated.

And, on a side note, how the hell can Star Trek: Into Darkness be nominated for visual effects?! The use of fake Lens Flare should automatically exclude your film from any nominations! 🙂

2013 featured some great films, and some exceptionally strong performances, so I don’t envy the Academy members’ task to choose the best of the best from the list below.

Continuing the tradition from last year, I’ve included my Picks (who I want to win) & Predictions (who I think will win) for the winners of Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress & Director in the list below.

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

My Pick: Her
My Prediction: 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

My Pick: Leonardo DiCaprio
My Prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

My Pick: Cate Blanchett
My Prediction: Cate Blanchett

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

My Pick: Barkhad Abdi
My Prediction: Jonah Hill

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

My Pick: Lupita Nyong’o
My Prediction: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

My Pick: Martin Scorsese
My Prediction: Steve McQueen

Click More for the rest of the nominations (more…)

The Artists of Milk Shadow Books

Posted by David On December 5, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Go beyond the page with Australian comic and graphic novel creators in this new short documentary series.

Tim Molloy, Ben Hutchings and Dillon Naylor are artists living and working in Melbourne, Australia. All three have rich and unique work published by Milk Shadow Books, an independent publisher, whose aim is to offer up the ‘weirdest trips, strangest journeys, and assorted stories that make you laugh, think and gag’.

We are huge fans of Milk Shadow Books here at NCP. I even had the chance to interview Ben way back on episode 22 and he was awesome.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment we are proud to present this inspiring insight into their daily lives, where they talk about creativity, inspiration and the struggle of balancing work, art & life.

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We also have a clip of Tim Molloy, as he talks about his comic book series ‘Mr. Unpronounceable Adventures’.

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And in this video, Dillon Naylor chats about his cult comic book series ‘Da ‘n’ Dill – The Showbag Years’, which for the first time, has had all seven issues of his showbag insert series rescanned from original art and collected in one volume along with cool bonuses like unpublished pages, sketches and notes.

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If you would like to purchase and of these, or any of the other awesome Milk Shadow Books range, please visit Madman, or the official Milk Shadow Books website!

Interview with Brian Bloom

Posted by David On October 23, 2013 5 COMMENTS

Hi Guys!

As I mentioned in episode #62 thanks to the great people behind Armageddon Expo I had the good fortune to attend the Media Event last Friday, attended by Corey Feldman, Billy Boyd & Ian McNiece, which was great.

We all then split up into our scheduled interviews, with mine scheduled to be Dan Slott and Brent Anderson. I did get to meet Dan, and his interview will be in episode #63, but due to flight delays I was unable to interview Brent.

But all was not lost, as while I was waiting to interview Dan I struck up a conversation with the lovely Marni, who was revealed to be Brian’s Agent (and girlfriend) and not only was she awesome but she also arranged an interview with Brian! And I have to say, I have had some great interview experiences, but Brian is right up there with my favourites. He is not only a ridiculously talented actor and writer, but he was so awesome to talk to and I had a blast.

And he seemed to enjoy it too, because we were meant to only have 15 mins together, but before we knew it we were at 50 mins! And it was all awesome.

Obviously 50 mins is too much to put onto an episode so I’ve decided to post it here on the site almost in its entirety (it’s 46 mins, minus edits of people interrupting us and stuff). I hope you enjoy it.

And thanks again to Brian, Marni & Sophie from Armageddon Expo for allowing this to happen 🙂


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