Day: 11 February 2016

2016 Spanish Film Festival opens up with film sequel for Spanish Affair 2

February 11, 2016

Following last year, the festival will be showcasing the film sequel of Spanish Affair 2 as this year’s opener. In the opening night of the film and party, audiences will find out why director Emilio MartĂ­nez Lázaro and stars Clara Lago and Dani Rovira have teamed together in making the sequel. It’s anticipated that it will make audiences […]

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Something for Kate added to Spectrum Now Festival in Sydney

February 11, 2016

For one night only, Something for Kate are bringing you an exclusive “Greatest Hits” show at the Spectrum Now Festival at the Domain on Saturday, March 12. Made up by Paul Dempsey, Stephanie Ashworth, and Clint Hyndman, Something for Kate has been around for twenty years, and is one of Australia’s most respected and successful […]

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A Wilhelm Scream to return to Australia with massive tour this May

February 11, 2016

Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, A Wilhelm Scream are set to bring their energetic live shows across eight cities in Australia this May. The complete tour dates for A Wilhelm Scream, with links to where you can purchase tickets, can be found below: Thursday May 19 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+) | Tickets here Friday […]

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Eagles of Death Metal announce three special headline dates in Australia

February 11, 2016

Already announced to play at Bluesfest this year, American rockers Eagles of Death Metal have revealed that they will be including Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle in their visit to Australia next month. Eagles of Death Metal tour dates can be found below: Friday March 25 – The Croxton, Melbourne Sunday March 27 – The Metro, […]

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The Head and the Heart headline Showtime’s three-day music experience at SXSW

February 11, 2016

In light of director Cameron Crowe‘s latest music series, Roadies, Showtime have announced a three-day music-thon to be held at Clive Bar on Rainey Street, Austin, as part of this year’s South By Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. From March 16-18, there will be bands performing every hour in the afternoon and evening, featuring […]

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Mark Seymour (Melbourne) reflects on his history & Countdown, talking music ahead of his Twilight at Taronga show

February 11, 2016

Mark Seymour has been entertaining us for many years, both as the lead singer of classic Australian rock band Hunters and Collectors and in recent years as Mark Seymour and the Undertow. Ahead of a performance at Taronga Zoo and in the middle of a regional tour, he sat down with AU Review reporter John […]

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Official: Assassin’s Creed is taking a year off to “re-examine” the franchise

February 11, 2016

There will be no new major Assassin’s Creed game in 2016, the first break in the series’ annual release schedule since 2009, according to a new blog post from publisher Ubisoft. The dev team will instead use the extra time up their sleeves by “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Ubisoft ready to try again, Watch Dogs 2 coming in early 2017

February 11, 2016

In a bit of a surprise reveal, Ubisoft says that we’ll be seeing a new Watch Dogs game come to market within the next 12 months. The news comes from Ubi’s earnings release for Q3 of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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Destiny is getting a sequel in 2017

February 11, 2016

It would appear that Bungie’s wildly popular shoot-aliens-with-your-friends-simulator Destiny is still set to receive a full and proper sequel, but it’s likely we won’t see it until 2017. Destiny publisher Activision confirmed the unnamed sequel today during their earnings report for their 2015 fiscal year.

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Charlize Theron rumoured as the next villain of Fast 8

February 11, 2016

Fast and Furious fans, you may wanna keep a watch on this one! It’s been circling around the internet that Universal have offered Charlize Theron to play the new villain of the next Fast and Furious movie. Although negotiations have been made unclear, it’s been said that the studio are eager to add Theron to […]

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Martin McDonagh’s Next Feature Has A Title

February 11, 2016

The UK’s Channel 4 have announced they partnering with Fox Searchlight to co-financing Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The news broke over at Deadline, who are also reporting that the film will be produced by Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin alongside McDonagh. Filming is expected to begin in April. McDonagh’s previous […]

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Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller announced as showrunner of Star Trek reboot

February 11, 2016

Taking a lead on a new venture, creator of  Hannibal, Bryan Fuller has been announced as the new showrunner of television series, Star Trek. Alongside Alex Kurtzman, he will also serve as an executive producer for  the sci-fi reboot. “My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the […]

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The Purge 3 Takes a Political Twist in New Trailer

February 11, 2016

Universal have released the first trailer for the third film in The Purge franchise, subtitled Election Year. Though the success of prior Purge films can probably be attributed more to their fascinating premise than their actual quality, it’ll be interesting to see where Election Year takes the series. Writer and director James DeMonaco is set […]

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Cameron Crowe’s Roadies to feature a three-day music lineup at SXSW

February 11, 2016

Showtime has announced a three-day music lineup from March 16-18 in celebration of the premiere of Cameron Crowe‘s new series, Roadies, as part of the 2016 South By Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. Roadies delves into the lives of people who live their lives on the road, all for the love of music; a […]

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US streaming platform Seeso taking ABC’s Soul Mates global

February 11, 2016

ABC is partnering with US streaming platform Seeso to take the second series of Soul Mates global. Shooting has just begun on the second series of the show and ABC’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski says: “It’s a thrill for ABC to be among  SeeSo’s first international partners, especially on Soul Mates, which showcases some […]

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Video Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4, 2016)

February 11, 2016

When I was a teenager in the late Nineties and early 2000’s, I was into anime in a big,  bad way. I devoured every show and movie I could get my hands on and, towards the end of my fascination with it, I discovered Naruto. I ravenously followed the adventures of this boisterous ninja kid for […]

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DVD Review: Black Mass (USA, 2015)

February 11, 2016

There has been enough fuss over Johnny Depp going into Black Mass that the commercial reception of the film is pretty much locked in; the trailers released in the lead up have all signalled a substantial turn for Depp, whose biggest role in recent times has been as a highly exaggerated and energetic pirate. Any doubts […]

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The immersive theatre of The Boon Companions on anonymity, costumes and dancing.

February 11, 2016

While big-end productions like Cats rely on star power (even though the whole play is quite a boring production in itself), there are amazing little events who also conjure up those upcoming stars. But what is you had absolutely no idea on who was playing what was going to happen and only a smidgen of […]

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Theatre Review: Year of the Family – Kings Cross Theatre (Performances until 20th February)

February 11, 2016

Tooth and Sinew in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre present Year of the Family, written by Anthony Neilson. This production is an incredibly dark comedy that had me laughing at what could arguably be described as rather inappropriate circumstances. Highlighting how truly dysfunctional families can be, the play follows the relationships of half-sisters Fliss and Claire as […]

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Meatstock’s Sydney Barbecue Wars are heating up; we ask four competing teams what to expect

February 11, 2016

Meatstock is finally here! It’s time for Sydney Showground to be transformed into one large, two-day BBQ with some of the best of the best meat-pros heading out to Olympic Park to showcase, compete, and cook. Starting tomorrow, Saturday 13th February, and continuing through the weekend, Meatstock will be a celebration of meats cooked exactly […]

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Five things you need to do in Sydney this weekend (12th-14th Feb)

February 11, 2016

Sydney has turned the heat back on just in time for you to enjoy the last two weekends of summer in this beautiful harbor city. Hanging to the beach is a no-brainer or Sydney life, but there’s also a handful of really cool events happening in various corners around the city and surrounds. Here are […]

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Spotlight on King Street Wharf, Sydney: An early Valentine’s Day food crawl

February 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and it can be tricky to find something a little special for the day, we’ve already let you know our top set menus in single locations, but there’s also the option to just roam around on a good ol’ fashioned food and drink crawl. Luckily Sydney has many dining […]

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Ananas will bring back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne Brunch Buffet this month (Sydney)

February 11, 2016

In continuing their fabulous Champagne Brunch sunday series, quintessential French restaurant Ananas Bar & Brasserie in The Rocks will be bringing back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne brunch this month, following an incredible reception when they debuted the theme last year. Not only is it a chance to dig into some Atlantic lobster, which […]

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