Day: 2 April 2016

J.J. Abrams to produce Greg Grunberg’s Dream Jumper

April 2, 2016

Adding another project to Bad Robot’s upcoming slate, J.J. Abrams has signed on to produce the film adaption of Greg Grunberg‘s upcoming graphic novel Dream Jumper. Given his longtime habit of making cameo appearances in Abram’s work, this news doesn’t come as a huge surprise but its a considerable vote of confidence for Abrams to […]

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Spanish Film Festival Launches In Sydney

April 2, 2016

Thursday, 31st March saw the official launch of this year’s Spanish Film Festival, which will run nationally throughout April, starting with Sydney from Tuesday, 12th April. Screening exclusively at Palace Cinemas around Australia, this year’s program includes 32 films and 8 short films from Spain, in a series called Inspiracion del Corazon.   Festival highlights […]

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Dave Bautista hints at Blade Runner 2 role

April 2, 2016

Following hot on the heels of Robin Wright, Dave Bautista may be the next high-profile addition to the cast of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. Bautista teased his appearance with the following Twitter: I can’t wait to share some really exciting news… pic.twitter.com/fI2VjDjcXM — Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 2, 2016 The origami unicorn Bautista is holding in […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 15 “East” (USA, 2016)

April 2, 2016

When Morgan returned to The Walking Dead it was a very welcome addition mostly due to Lennie James’ stunning performance in Season 3’s “Clear”. Throughout this season his presence on the show became more and more divisive as he was used as a vessel for a particular philosophy, the same of which was used to […]

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Another Game of Thrones cast member joins Marvel’s Iron Fist

April 2, 2016

Jessica Henwick has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel’s Iron Fist Netflix series. She’s set to play the role of Colleen Wing alongside fellow Game of Throne-alumni Finn Jones, who plays the titular Iron Fist. No word yet as to whether this bodes well for Henwick’s role in Game of Thrones as Nymeria Sands. Marvel’s Iron Fist is […]

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DVD Review: Freeheld (USA, 2015)

April 2, 2016

If Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) was never diagnosed with terminal cancer, she may never have come out. With 20 years of service for the New Jersey State Police, being a woman was hard enough.  Now, she wants to make sure her pension goes to her spouse, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), so she can stay in […]

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Interview: Supanova guest Burn Gorman chats about Torchwood, murder mysteries and ambitiously wanting to drive along the East Coast of Australia

April 2, 2016

The countdown has begun to Supanova’s first conventions of 2016 and for their Gold Coast and Melbourne events they’re bringing a solid and diverse lineup of guests. Actors from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Game of Thrones, Torchwood, Harry Potter and Angel to name a few will be set to spend their weekend meeting and greeting […]

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MICF: Five Quick Questions with Aunty Donna

April 2, 2016

So the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is continuing on with the lols and we had some very good shows getting some awesome attention. At this half-way point, so many acts are looking to change styles, evoking a kind of journey with their careers each and every year. Aunty Donna likes to change things up to […]

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Comedy Review: Hannah Gadsby – Dogmatic

April 2, 2016

Hannah Gadsby current comedy show Dogmatic won’t leave the audience feeling warm and fuzzy inside. While a far step away from her manic-depressive character she has become synonymous for playing in break-out success Please Like Me, Gadsby is organically inclined to draw distinction to the somber over the sunny. A self-aware comedian, reflecting on shows […]

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Furies Theatre calls women to the front in upcoming play Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

April 2, 2016

Furies Theatre are presenting their third production, swapping genders and bringing women to the front of Tom Stoppard‘s Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The Kings Cross theatre will be particularly looking at the role of women in the sidelines of the theatre industry, and exploring the characters they are often cast as. The play tells the […]

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Molto Italian opens up on Eastlake Parade (Canberra)

April 2, 2016

Our nation’s capital has a new Italian restaurant with Molto Italian, which opened earlier this year on Eastlake Parade in Kingston, Canberra. Fashioned after a modern seaside trattoria with sleek interiors, high ceilings, and an open kitchen and bar with a featured wood fired oven, the large 130-seat restaurant is an ode to the classic […]

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Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 has been voted Worlds Best Rum for 2016

April 2, 2016

In what is a huge accolade for Australia’s iconic Bundaberg Distillery, the recently released Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 has been crowned as World’s Best Rum at the 2016 World Drinks Awards held in London just a few weeks ago. This is the first time an Australian brand has taken out the major prize at the […]

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Converse reveal Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit Collection inspired by live music shows

April 2, 2016

Converse continue their push into 2016 by releasing the newest expressions of their Chuck II, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit Collection have launched in Australia, reimagining the design of the popular Chuck II with innovative materials, eye-catching, bright colours, and woven textures that are designed after the upcoming music festival season. It […]

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Four Pillars have released a limited edition Spanish-Australian Gin, the first of their new ‘Distiller Series’

April 2, 2016

Australia meets Madrid with the first release from Four Pillars in their new concept ‘Distiller Series’, which focuses on capturing the best of both worlds, resulting in what they are calling Cousin Vera’s Gin. The Australian-Spanish Gin comes several months after close collaboration between Four Pillars and the Santamania distillery, making use of various fresh […]

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Four Pillars’ Rare Dry Gin wins its second Double Gold Medal at the San Fransisco World Spirits Competition

April 2, 2016

Four Pillars’ Rare Dry Gin has just made history by becoming the only Australian gin to ever win their second Double Gold medal at the 2016 annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The distillery won their very first SFWSC Double Gold medal back in 2014, with the very same gin. Winning the Double Gold medal […]

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Kensington Street gets its first small bar and cafe hybrid with Bar Chinois (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Chippendale continues to become the new hub for the hip and trendy as the Kensington Street precinct adds its very first small bar following huge openings like Kensington Street Social and Koi Dessert Bar. Bar Chinois is a double-storey terrace-style drinking hole with a French-Asian fusion, blending a café open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar launches seductive new after-dark haunt Dragon Lounge (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Hump days are ending on a seriously stylish level from here on in!  Wednesday nights at Saké Restaurant & Bar  in The Rocks now feature the Dragon Lounge, a sexy, sensual after-hours hangout in a hidden, upper level of the restaurant’s building on Argyle Street. From 9pm every Wednesday, Dragon Lounge  offers a mid-week, upscale retreat for those who want to linger […]

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One6Eight hooks up with Rocks Brewing Co. for a beer-centric Sunday long lunch in Balmain (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

One6Eight, constantly referred to as one of the best things to happen to Balmain’s dining scene in years, has teamed up with the talented team at Rocks Brewing Co. to stage a leisurely Beergustation long lunch on Sunday 10th April. The innovative and relatively new restaurant on Balmain’s main strip will be offering three-courses cooked […]

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Ramen O-San has opened up a new noodle bar in Potts Point (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Potts Point is steady gaining more quality casual eateries, and it’s latest comes from the team behind Dixon House Food Court stall Ramen O-San, celebrated for their thick tonkotsu broths and consistently one of the best ramen joints in the area. This new store, Wok and Noodle Bar will still be serving up that great […]

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CHISWICK Woollahra partners with SA winemaker Leo Buring to celebrate the rise of Riesling

April 2, 2016

Riesling is having a bit of an Australian renaissance of late, and to celebrate, CHISWICK Woollahra and South Australia’s most renowned winemakers Leo Buring will join forces to create a one-of-a-kind food and wine experience.  To be held on Tuesday, 12th April at 6:30pm (for a 7pm start), the event will showcase the rich berry, fruit, and […]

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Katherine Sabbath teams up with Mövenpick to create an exclusive dessert (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Australian dessert connoisseur Katherine Sabbath has teamed up Swiss ice cream brand Mövenpick to launch their new Sydney CBD store on George Street, which features a coffee lounge, modern booths, communal banquettes, and of course, Mövenpick ice cream. Sabbath has created a dessert for the brand to celebrate their first few weeks of operation in […]

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