The Wolfpack is back in the third and final installment of The Hangover franchise. You would think after the last two films that there would be not much more in the way of shenanigans these guys could partake in, but clearly director/writer Tom Phillips had other ideas.
There are few moments in life where you can truly have the feeling of being in the presence of true greatness and my god, did I feel like that as I sat in a packed Her Majesty’s Theatre for the opening night of the David Esbjornson-directed Driving Miss Daisy. The production, starring acting royalty in James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, is in Adelaide for two weeks, after having already taken the show to stages in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. With fellow multiple Tony winner Boyd Gaines rounding out this trio of wonderful actors, tonight’s performance did not feel like a reinterpretation of the better known film adaptation, but a completely inspired take on Alfrew Uhry’s original.
Director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) brings us The Call a gripping action thriller that puts you in the seat beside Halle Berry as a 911 call centre operator with the life of a young girl in her hands.
Punching the Clown is an intelligent comedy and a stark reminder that some of the best viewing experiences are found outside of big-budget cinema releases. This clever, satirical film is in the same vein as tongue-in-cheek TV show Flight of the Conchords and Curb Your Enthusiasm and will do well to satisfy fans of the wry style of comedy.
Stephen K Amos is one of the long running comedians who often swings by Australia for the Melbourne International and Sydney Comedy Festival circuits. He’s been embraced by our audiences thanks to his charming and witty tales and he’s back this time with his show The Spokesman to prove that he’s not worthy of being idolised.
From the much-respected, award-winning playwright Van Badham, the very charming adult fairytale, The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars, is already attracting excellent reviews and leaving attendees at the Griffin Theatre Company in stitches.
We all know those people: the smart, talented, over achievers who are actually doing something with their lives. Well, a handful of them were at the Powerhouse earlier this week, enthusiastically showing us how it is done! Wednesday night was an exciting night for Brisbane’s creative world. The Powerhouse hosted volume 32 of the global phenomenon PechaKucha Night. This is an innovative night where designers, artists, architects and other creative individuals take the stage to present their designs, thoughts and ideas.
Crime/thriller directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), starring Ryan Gosling (Ides of March), Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta. Releases in Australia 9 May.
Warning: Possible spoilers
In light of recent news of a re-shooting of World War Z’s ending, fans’ already massive expectations for Marc Foster’s horror-survival epic seem to have soared to impossible levels. To capitalise on the undying anticipation in the air, media were treated to an exclusive footage preview of the film; what was seen was enough justify all this hype.
What does one do when the only way to personally achieve organic joy is through the destruction of others? Hedda Gabler (played by Alison Bell) is a female enigma who struggles to find any sort of organic happiness and satisfaction throughout life, yet regardless seems to be admired by all.
You know that feeling when you’re not scared but you’re unsettled. And you walk out of the car park past the Brisbane river and you’re not sure if it’ll be tonight, or tomorrow or another time on another day where the fear will get you and something terrible might just happen, but it might not. But you go on and you ignore the feeling because there is so much to it that is unknown and you won’t sleep if you let it get to you. That’s Of The Causes Of Wonderful Things to the letter. Eerie, displacing but incredibly entertaining.
In the same vein as films including The Ring and The Grudge, Apartment 1303 (2012, directed by Michael Taverna) is yet another Hollywood-style take on the J-Horror genre. However, the film does not match the suspense and complexity of the rest. Apartment 1303 is simply the story of a young woman haunted by the ghost of… another young woman (who looks strikingly similar), in apartment number (you guessed it!) 1303.
Bowengabbie. A small town, once the jewel in the crown of the Australian preserve industry, has faded into obscurity. The town’s youth departing in their droves for the city in search of better prospects and more money. Leaving behind an increasingly aging population. Add to that an eclectic and eccentric cast of characters, and the scene is set for writer Caleb Lewis’ work Death in Bowengabbie, currently being presented at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre until the 11th May.
Iron Man 3 is the third film in the Tony Stark story arc and promises more action and intensity than the previous two incarnations. Considering its box office success and it hasn’t even had a full week on screens in Australia yet; clearly the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are flocking to watch it.
A TV monitor, a projector screen and the silhouette of a man; arms upraised and perfectly still. Such was the scene awaiting us when we took our seats in the Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre in St Kilda last night. The man was Matthew Whitty – the star of About Tommy, a play by Danish playwright Thor Bjorn Krebs.