Recently I have been fortunate enough to do some work with Scenestr Magazine. This week I was lucky enough to attend the Queensland premiere of the movie The Fate of the Furious and my review of the film has gone online here

I appreciate people taking the time to click through on the link rather than the convenience of reading a review from here. The actioner starring Vin Diesel is a fun way to spend two hours but I’m most excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opening later this month although Thor: Ragnarok’s stocks have gone through the roof this week. 🙂

Produced by Eyeball Media Enterprises Scenestr. is an online national magazine with local offices around Australia. With over twenty years of publishing history they’ve excelled at moving into the digital realm but they remain at heart from the streets. They also publish Scene magazine in print every month focussed mostly on music gigs, festivals, stand-up comics, fashion and interviews with local and international bands. If you’re into music they’re a great read but they do cover all of the arts and fortunately for me I have had 3 reviews published by them for Queensland Ballet’s Raw, Logan and Hidden Figures.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. Good review, Lloyd. Balanced, and well-considered, as always. Congratulations on getting another piece published too.
    As you may recall, this is not a genre that appeals to me. I have never seen one film in this series, let alone eight.
    Then again, I feel much the same about the James Bond films, so that’s just me.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Which makes it all the nicer that you take the time to read such reviews and I thank you. Hope to catch up on some reading myself. Somebody has posted a Top 10 list I want to take a good look at 🙂

      1. That can change but I don’t think it will. Will be interesting to see how this feud between Diesel and The Rock plays out. They have very little screen time in this one. I enjoyed Kurt Russell in the film but would have liked to have seen him to do more along with Helen Mirren.

      2. I think the way they handled Paul Walker’s death gave it something more for me. Otherwise I suspect without that 5 and 6 were better films. 8 is approachable to 7’s quality in that respect but both are still fun. Perhaps I should do a retrospective but ain’t nobody got time for that. 🙂

  2. Enjoyed the review, Lloyd — you got me interested with the various sub-themes, and mentioning C. Theron and Helen Mirren. I also liked how you mentioned that we refer to these films as “the one with the…” because that is exactly how it goes. Congratulations on your numerous publications — and good work.

  3. Good work again.
    I am way beyond comic book movies at this point, but I love Taika Waititi and that trailer for Thor just looked epic.

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