Day: 28 February 2016

Film Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+, USA/UK, 2016)

February 28, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see […]

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The 2015 Razzies are in

February 28, 2016

On the eve of the Oscars, this 2015  Razzie award winners have been announced with Fifty Shades of Grey coming away as the biggest winner(?). The erotic romance blockbuster tied with Fantastic Four for Worst Picture, with leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson taking Worst Actor and Actress respectively. Fantastic Four also won Worst remake/rip-off with director […]

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DVD Review: The Intern (USA, 2016)

February 28, 2016

The Intern is an expression of contemporary norms and a challenge towards gender behaviours and expectations through societies’ transition to a more equal way of life. Written and directed by Nancy Myers, this feel-good comedy is set in Brooklyn New York. The film follows Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a seventy-year-old widower whom is struggling […]

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JJ Abrams confirms an openly-gay character will be coming to a galaxy far far away

February 28, 2016

Speaking at this weekend’s Oscar Wilde Awards, The Force Awakens-director J.J. Abrams confirmed that fans should expect to see an openly-gay character in future installments of the franchise. “When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course” “To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of […]

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Is a second season of Making a Murderer on the way?

February 28, 2016

Speaking at a panel discussion at New York’s IFC Center on Thursday, Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos revealed they have spoken to Steven Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, about the prospects of filming and have continued to record their conversations with Avery. According to Ricciardi, “From our perspective this story is obviously not over”. “It’s real life […]

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Finn Jones set to join Marvel’s Netflix lineup as ‘Iron Fist’

February 28, 2016

Finn Jones has signed on for the lead role in the fourth of Marvel’s Netflix series, Iron Fist. Probably best known for his role on Game of Thrones as Ser Loras Tyrell, Jones is set to play Danny Rand / Iron Fist. Former-Dexter showrunner Scott Buck is also attached to the project with the series expected […]

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ABC binges on Luke Warm Sex, starting March 16th

February 28, 2016

ABC’s March line-up is about to get that little bit less conservative (and more sex-positive) with the premiere of six-part series Luke Warm Sex. The docu-comedy series sees comedian and actor Luke McGregor undertake a crash course in better sex with the help of sexperts, therapists, scientists, tantric practitioners and sexual empowerment coaches. From the looks for […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: PAPILLON – The Octagon, Gluttony (27.02.16)

February 28, 2016

I knew that PAPILLON was one Adelaide Fringe show I couldn’t miss out on for another season, so squished in to The Octagon on Saturday night for one of what is sure to be many sold out shows, I knew I was in for a good one. The show is described as being a bit of circus, a […]

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the AU Interview: Opera Australia siblings Jane Ede and David Parkin discuss their first time onstage together for The Barber of Seville

February 28, 2016

The Barber of Seville is a fun, fast-paced opera, with much laughter and giggles and many breathless moments of vocal talent. Two such vocal talents are brother sister duo Jane Ede and David Parkin, who play Berta and Don Basilio respectively. We chatted to the siblings about their joint casting and found out who can hold the longest […]

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Arts Review: Romeo and Juliet – Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Opera House (Australian Tour)

February 28, 2016

The world’s most recognized story proves it’s still got something new to share in this latest production of Romeo and Juliet by Bell Shakespeare. Whether it be in the heights of the stage’s scaffold set, or the choreography of its power swordplay, or in the hilarious delivery of well-loved lines that we never knew we […]

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Arts Review: Little Shop of Horrors – Hayes Theatre (Australian Tour)

February 28, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors, the musical where a giant man-eating plant takes center stage (or majority of the stage really). Oh, and it sings. Very sassily. If that doesn’t sell it for you then maybe you need to revisit your theatre needs. This is a quirky dark comedy is brought to you by the very […]

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Watch this chef turn a few Dunkin’ Donuts into a delicious looking sushi roll

February 28, 2016

Miami-based Sushi Master Hiroyuki Terada, who owns a restaurant named Nove Kitchen and Bar, went viral last year when he skillfully chopped a Big Mac into some delicious looking maki sushi for YouTube channel Will it Sushi?. Now it seems that Terada isn’t done taking life too far because he has just flipped a whole […]

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Our top picks for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2016

February 28, 2016

One of the most delicious and eye-opening months on the city’s busy calendar is back this March as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) returns from 4th to 13th March. Over a week of exploratory culinary events and wine showcases will take place throughout the city, with a very loaded program featuring some of […]

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Nathan Sasi’s artisanal ice creamery, “Good Times”, opens in Potts Point (Sydney)

February 28, 2016

Ex-Nomad, future-Mercado Chef Nathan Sasi now has his very own ice creamery, Good Times, a joint venture with wife Sali which, for it’s first week (now unfortunately over), had it’s entire menu curated by culinary goddess Christine Manfield. Now in it’s second week Good Times’ official menu will launch on Tuesday 1st March, ready to […]

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The Balvenie brings a high-powered telescope and exclusive Whisky cocktails to Shangri-La’s Blu Bar (Sydney)

February 28, 2016

A dizzying 36 floors above Sydney, atop the famous Shangri-La Hotel, now sits a one-of-a-kind handcrafted telescope thanks the team behind single malt The Balvenie. From March 1st to April 10th, the masterfully crafted telescope, which has been handmade by Mark Turner of Moonraker Telescopes and master wood maker Paul Cruickshank-Inns, will be facing the […]

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Silvereye teams with Evil Twin Brewing for an exclusive craft beer dinner (Sydney)

February 28, 2016

Still a new kid on the block but with a reputation beyond it’s years, Silverye, will be teamed up with the world renowned Evil Twin Brewing to stage an exclusive craft beer dinner this month. Head Chef Sam Miller (who earned his stripes at Noma in Copenhagen) will be collaborating with Evil Twin founder Jeppe […]

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Novotel Barossa Valley announces restaurant collaboration with Saskia Beer

February 28, 2016

The next few months will be a busy one for South Australian food producer, cook and food educator, Saskia Beer, as she offers her 25 years’ experience as a chef and food producer to team up with Novotel Barossa Valley Resort in the redesign of the hotel’s restaurant, as well as the food & beverage selection. […]

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Recap: Here is everything we either ate or feared at Sydney’s inaugural Bacon Brewfest

February 28, 2016

This past Saturday saw Cuckoo Callay’s inaugural Bacon Brewfest take over Central Park for a full day of over 30 food and drink stalls dishing up their best bacon-centric creations. From 12pm to 9pm, two areas throughout the unique precinct (aMBUSH Gallery on the top floor and the lawn area downstairs) were packed out with […]

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Review: Santoni (new breakfast menu 2016) – Hawthorn (Melbourne)

February 28, 2016

Nestled on a bustling corner in metropolitan Hawthorne lies Santoni, a pizzeria known for it’s beautiful dough and laid back atmosphere. Having just released a brand new breakfast menu equipped with a mouth watering breakfast pizza, I went down to see if this lunch/dinner restaurant could add ‘trendy brunch cafe’ to its long list of […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar to open in Flinders Lane, with sister venue Saké Jr not far behind (Melbourne)

February 28, 2016

Urban Purveyor Group are expanding their multi award-winning Saké brand in a big way this year, as Melbourne is set to get not one, but two new venues that fall under the renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant, first with Saké Restaurant & Bar in Flinders Lane, and then with new concept, fast-fine venue Saké Jr launching […]

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Rekorderlig channel Blades of Glory for their first ever global campaign

February 28, 2016

Really sticking to their #BeautifullySwedish aesthetic, renowned premium cider brand Rekorderlig have launched a multi-layered social campaign ad that gives us a bit of an entertaining glimpse at Sweden’s famous Torneträsk lake from the perspective of two unlikely skaters named after the brand’s founders, Henrick and Anders. The skating duo perform a short routine choreographed […]

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Pardon My French relocates to permanent shop in Prahran (Melbourne)

February 28, 2016

Originally a crêpe stall in South Melbourne Market, Pardon My French has now opened a permanent shop at 396 Chapel Street, Prahran. The famed crêperie is the brainchild of head crêpe-maker John Milic and his partner Pauline Henley- Smith, and the move is a welcome one for their loyal customers, who wait patiently in line for a crêpe at their former location. “We […]

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