Day: 31 March 2014

the AU interview at SXSW 2014: Dead Stars (Brooklyn, NY)

March 31, 2014

We got to know Indie Fuzz Pop band Dead Stars from Brooklyn, NY while we were both at SXSW. You can watch the clip from our brief but wonderful chat, here: Learn more about the band here: https://www.facebook.com/deadstarsmusic

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the AU interview at SXSW: Allen Stone (Washington) looks forward to returning to Australia for Bluesfest!

March 31, 2014

Returning to Australia for the second consecutive year to play Bluesfest in Byron Bay, we had the chance to catch up with Allen Stone while at SXSW to talk about his experiences at Bluesfest in 2013 – including standing in the urinals next to Paul Simon (as you do) – we look forward to his […]

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the AU interview: Davis of Front End Loader (Sydney) on the relaunch of the Lewisham Hotel!

March 31, 2014

This coming Saturday (April 5th), the beloved Lewisham Hotel in Sydney is officially ‘back from the grave’! Under new management, punters are invited down to celebrate the relaunch of the hotel’s live music program, with this special event set to see performances from the likes of Front End Loader, Chase The Sun, The Lazys and […]

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The 1st Annual AU Review SXSW Music Awards!

March 31, 2014

Having returned from our fifth SXSW a little over a week ago, we’ve spent some time reflecting on our experiences and now present to you the AU review SXSW Music Awards – acknowledging the bands who made the biggest impressions on us at the event. These awards were voted on by our team at the […]

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First trailer for live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) reboot.

March 31, 2014

Just a few years after the animated TMNT (2007), we are getting a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Based on the comic book series that began in the 80s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks like it has a pretty good chance of reigniting the popularity of the franchise. With Michael Bay on board as producer, the film […]

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The 9th Indonesian Film Festival to kick off 24th April in Melbourne; 25th April in Sydney.

March 31, 2014

The 9th Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) will be held in April till May to showcase the best from contemporary Indonesian cinema. The festival is in its 9th season and is a collaboration between Indonesian Student Association of University of Melbourne and University of Technology, Sydney. Dubbed as the “Largest Celebration of Indonesian Screen Culture held in Australia”, […]

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Box Office Report: Aussies flood cinemas to see Russell Crowe in Noah.

March 31, 2014

It must be a big relief to the studio heads at Paramount to see Darren Aronofsky’s Noah do so well around the world in its opening weekend. The film has been plagued by behind the scenes struggles and religious controversy. But it seems that Australian audiences were not deterred by any of this, as the film easily […]

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The Iris Interview: Chris Keely – General Manager of World Movies Secret Cinema.

March 31, 2014

Running across four days in Sydney next month, the World Movies Secret Cinema is one of the film season’s most anticipated events. We caught up with Chris Keely, general manager of the event to talk about its origins, how they put each season together and much more: How did the concept for World Movies Secret […]

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Harry Potter spin-off film to launch a new trilogy

March 31, 2014

We haven’t had an update since it was announced last year that Warner Brothers would be teaming with JK Rowling to make a spin-off film from her astronomically successful Harry Potter series. But now we know more… The film, titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander’s search for magical creatures and will be […]

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Film Review: Half of a Yellow Sun (M) (UK/Nigeria, 2013)

March 31, 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun should be a good film. A critically acclaimed novel, an emotionally charged historical period, an all star pedigree – on paper, you’d be forgiven for approaching the film with high expectations. Sadly, it’s an unfortunately undercooked melodrama that feels decidedly half baked. Set within 1960s Nigeria, headstrong twin sisters Olanna […]

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SXSW Film Review: Road to Austin (USA, 2014)

March 31, 2014

Concert movies are a rare breed. It goes without saying that if you’re not a fan of the music of that particular musician or band, then you’re probably not going to have a fun time. Road to Austin, however, is somewhat of an oddity – because even if you’re not familiar with any of the […]

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