News

Hype, Marketing and the Disappointing Aftermath for Video Games

Hype, Marketing and the Disappointing Aftermath for Video Games

Aug 25, 2016

No Man’s Sky release and predictable fallout brings up the perfect opportunity to talk about video game marketing, and how hype is ruining video game experiences. With massive amounts of hype, started by Hello Games and then carried by the media, the game has resulted in large amounts of bad reviews. Until companies learn how to control hype, this trend will continue, ruining what could be amazing games.

Hype Is Essential To Sell A Game

In today’s online world, the company that builds the most hype gets the most pre-orders and the highest sales. Games that fail to build hype are quickly forgotten, often regardless of their quality. Far too often, a... Read more

Don't Breathe Ends Suicide Squad's Box Office Reign

Don't Breathe Ends Suicide Squad's Box Office Reign

Aug 29, 2016

Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe has dethroned Suicide Squad from the top spot at the US box office. After almost a month in cinemas, Suicide Squad has... Read more

Thandie Newton Joins Line of Duty Series 4

Thandie Newton Joins Line of Duty Series 4

Aug 28, 2016

Thandie Newton will be the centre of the next investigation for AC-12 as the Crash star has joined the cast of BBC Two's nerve-shredding Line... Read more

Doug Liman Leaves Gambit For Justice League Dark

Doug Liman Leaves Gambit For Justice League Dark

Aug 28, 2016

Doug Liman is no longer attached to direct Channing Tatum in 20th Century Fox's Gambit solo movie. Instead of re-introducing the Marvel character, Liman has... Read more

Reviews

No Man's Sky Game Review

No Man's Sky Game Review

Aug 18, 2016

It took me just five minutes to die in No Man’s Sky. That’s quite an achievement for a game that actually doesn’t involve a lot... Read more

Sausage Party Movie Review

Sausage Party Movie Review

Aug 13, 2016

A Jewish bagel, a Mexican taco and a sausage walk into a grocery store...this is either the start of an old joke or a summary... Read more

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Aug 06, 2016

‘Where are Batman and Wonder Woman in all this?’ I thought to myself as a highly noticeable, CG storm proceeded to lay waste to the planet. Superman... Read more

Interview

Interview: Cristiana Dell’Anna (Gomorrah Season 2)

Jul 25, 2016

Dog Ate My Wookie(e)

To celebrate this weeks release of the hit TV show Gomorrah season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray, Box Office Buz had the opportunity to sit down with star Cristiana Dell’Anna to discuss the series and some fun aspects of what she's currently into and perhaps you should be looking at too.

Q: What is Gomorrah, for anyone who hasn't seen the show, how would you sell it to a friend or family member to get them to watch?

A: Gomorrah isn’t just an imaginary tale, it contains elements of contemporary true facts, and its characters are inspired by true people. All combined with gripping and ‘raw’ drama of which you will want more. It’ll show you how the third scariest organised crime in the world works, and you will see through it. You will understand it isn’t a local business, but rather global and closer to each one of us than we know.

Q: Your character is new to season 2, how would you describe her in your own words as the actress playing the part?

​A: Patrizia Santoro is a new key character, being the only one allowed into Don Pietro’s hiding place. As a fugitive who still needs to be in command, Don Pietro needs someone he can trust to send messages out to his men and get reports from the outside world. She is above suspicion, she’s a woman, very smart, brave and capable of scheming, perfect for the role. I have strongly imagined her as a Shakespearean character, capable of the most unconditioned and... Read more