Celebrating two years online with a new design!


Hello everyone, and welcome to the second version of Samara Weaving Heaven! Our site celebrates two years online this month, and I thought it would be perfect to celebrate with a brand new look. My good friend Nicole created the stunning header image for us, and I hope you all like it as much as I do! Big thanks to my friends Carol and Elise for the coding base and customization help. The new design is also up in our gallery, along with some new category icons – shoutout to my friend Jay for the stunning base.

I hope you’re all safe during these difficult Corona times, and that you’re all following the advice given from the authorities. I will have several updates for you here at the site over the next few weeks, in the hope that it can help make your time in quarantine/lockdown/isolation a little bit more fun. If you have any requests for things you would like to see here at the site, feel free to send me a message over at twitter or by email. Enjoy our new design for now!

Blu-Ray screen captures from ‘Ready or Not’

Hello Samara fans! I updated our gallery with blu-ray screen captures of Samara in the Comedy/Horror/Mystery film Ready or Not from last year a couple of days ago, but completely forgot to make a post. This is one of my favorite Samara films to date, she absolutely killed it as Grace! She has received a lot of praise for her work in this film from both critics and social media, and after watching it I definitely understand the hype around her performance – she nailed every part of the film, from the horror to the comedy. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check it out – she doesn’t disappoint!

Ready Or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.


Samara at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week

Hello Samara fans! Earlier today miss Weaving was a special guest at the Louis Vuitton Front Row, for their Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 show at the Paris Fashion Week. It’s always really great to see Samara at big events like this, she’s really making waves in the industry! She sat next to Stacy Martin, Angelica Ross and Cody Fern.

I have updated our gallery with the first 27 high quality photos from the event, but I hope to have more for you very soon. Samara really looks fantastic here – I love how the make-up makes her eye pop!

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Appearances 2020 > March 03: Louis Vuitton: Front Row – Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 x27

Guns Akimbo Review by Accessreel

The first reviews for Samara’s upcoming film “Guns Akimbo” have started to surface online, and I’ll share a couple with you the next weeks while we wait for the premiere! First up is a very positive one from Accessreel, which you can read below.

Accessreel | GUNS AKIMBO launches into the action from its very first frame. Our narrator is Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) a put-upon video game developer who hates his job; he is under the thumb working on a money-spinning hypercasual game that he has no respect for. His boss bullies him. His long-term girlfriend Nova (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) has left him (probably). When he’s home alone in his flat, he gets hammered and taunts people, that he considers beneath him, online. And then one day, his activities gets him mixed up with the people who run Skizm.

Skizm is the real-world illegal death-match fight club that runs continuously online. It pits one single fighter against another and the scope its gameplay ranges across an unnamed American city. What the audience doesn’t know, nor care, about is that the people behind Skizm use threats and blackmail to choose who fights whom and when. Miles discovers the hard way what kind of deep-level coercion is involved, when he is kidnapped and forced to fight Nix (Samara Weaving). She is the best fighter to ever play the game. Her ratings are through the roof. She is a speedy, fearless, psychotically-lethal opponent. And Miles is a physically unimpressive, poorly co-ordinated keyboard warrior. The match-up is ludicrous. He will need all his wits, and extraordinary luck, to win this fight.

This new action comedy film is written and directed by New Zealand director Jason Lei Howden. Best known for his horror-comedy debut DEATHGASM (2015), everything about this movie is set to impress a broader international audience. The action and effects are solid. The world of video games is the template for many of the visuals and aesthetics of the movie. Although the game has real participants, the fact it is online, has a soundtrack that features the running dialogue of the Skizm casters, displays the scores ticking over and contains a cartoonish level of the violence, make it purposely less confronting for the movie’s audience. Miles facing down uniformed and masked assailants is the equivalent of you or me playing a first-person shooter. This is all handled with skill and efficiency reminiscent of Edgar Wright’s SCOTT PILGRIM VS.THE WORLD (2010).

The script is a wry comedy with a thread of social commentary running through it. Miles seems to be a decent guy, but he is about to be tested by an extreme situation. Howden’s portrait of pre-Skizm Miles and the effects his experience has on him, raises some interesting questions about how we use games and the Internet and the overall effect it has on our perception of what our lives are for. Howden’s direction and pacing is noteworthy; the heartfelt moments land and so do most of the quieter physical comedy sequences involving Miles. This has the net effect of keeping us guessing about the take or angle of any new scene.

Daniel Radcliffe last played Harry Potter in 2011. And although he will always be known for that role, he has done a sterling job of playing a variety of stage, television and film roles. Here he delivers a centred lead character who easily captures our attention and holds it. He is a young, but veteran actor, who knows how to play a likeable character and connect with the audience.

Australia’s Samara Weaving as Nix, plays her most blood-thirsty character yet. Interestingly, certain folks keep employing the old-fashioned term Scream Queen to note Weaving’s horror-adjacent roles, but this is wide of the mark. As in THE BABYSITTER (2017), MAYHEM (2017) and READY OR NOT (2019) you don’t remember her characters for their scream-power. She is the go-to-actress for wielding weaponry in this Blumhouse-influenced, genre-flick era we are living in. She and Radcliffe have good chemistry in their scenes together.

GUNS AKIMBO refers to the “dual wielding” of weapons. Apparently not recommended by your sword or gun warriors in real life, but history tells us it’s an absolute necessity in the movies and then in games (i.e. it looks cool).. Who do we praise or blame for this? Director John Woo? Shall we discuss the use of the New York Reload? Or shall I just get on with this review. Yeah, fine.

As Howden’s title hints, this is about a heightened, unreal world; something of a sandbox game. The metropolitan setting is like Resident Evil’s Raccoon City. Real people are mostly sidelined non-player characters. Film Influences like THE RUNNING MAN (1987) and JOHN WICK (2014) are buried in there somewhere, too. Although the way characters go through violence and damage has more in common with movies, games and comics, there is no fourth wall to be broken. There are human emotions at stake with these characters and if they die, they won’t respawn. The sum of all this genre-mashing is an exciting, clever, funny 1 hour and 35 minutes at the movies. My rating (8.5/10)

GUNS AKIMBO opens in Australia in a limited run on February 28. You can see it first via Monsterfest – Click here

Official trailer for ‘Guns Akimbo’

Hello Samara fans, and happy new year! I hope you’ve all had a great start to the new year. Due to offline responsibilities I unfortunately rarely found time to update the site towards the end of last year, but I hope 2020 will be a great year for both Samara and Samara Weaving Heaven! For our first update of the year, a new official trailer for her upcoming film ‘Guns Akimbo’ was recently released. Check it out below – it looks really great! More updates coming soon…

Miles’ (Daniel Radcliffe) nerdy existence as a video game developer takes a dramatic turn when he inadvertently gets caught up as the next contestant with SKIZM, an underground gang live-streaming real-life deathmatches. While Miles excels at running away from everything, that won’t help him outlast Nix (Samara Weaving), a killer at the top of her game. In select theaters February 28, 2020.

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