MORTAL ENGINES – interview with Menik Gooneratne

by GREG KING Mortal Engines is based on a YA novel written by Philip Reeve and set in a dystopian future world. The novel has been filmed in New Zealand under the auspices of Peter Jackson, of the Oscar winning Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and marks the feature directorial debut of Christian Rivers, who has worked extensively with Jackson on the visual effects. The film stars Hugo Weaving. One of the stars of the film is London born actress Menik Gooneratne, who spent three years on Neighbours. Greg chatted to Menik about working on this epic film, the special effects, Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Jackson Stars" Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, James Nesbitt, Billy Connolly, Aidan Turner, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Dean O'Gorman, Stephen Fry, Ian Holm, Manu Bennett. While The Hobbit may not quite match The Lord Of The Rings trilogy for its epic sense of grandeur and action, at least here Peter Jackson brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. This epic film Continue reading