Day: 5 May 2016

Watch Marlon Williams perform on Later…With Jools Holland

May 5, 2016

Marlon Williams has had a busy 2016 so far – from impressing Americans at SXSW to touring through Europe with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine and Jesca Hoop, the Kiwi songwriter has been raking in the international acclaim as his name continues to be one of the buzz names at the minute. Currently spending some time off the road before the next […]

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Single of the Day: The Love Junkies “I Had a Party Once” (2016)

May 5, 2016

The Love Junkies have been away for a little while working on some new tunes and continuing on establishing their presence in the US – the boys recently completed their last American run of shows last month, taking in over 20 shows, including another well-received SXSW visit. Now, the Perth rockers are setting their sights back on getting […]

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Flume announces huge world tour dates; heading around Australia this November & December

May 5, 2016

From forth the beaches of Sydney has sprung greatness, and his name is Flume. The country’s biggest electronic producer at the minute has just announced a huge world tour to support his sophomore album SKIN and this one looks to be one for the books. While the Australian dates fall at the end of 2015 in […]

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Midnight Oil reforming for 2017 tour dates, both Australian and international

May 5, 2016

The Oils are back! Now, dates and locations aren’t confirmed yet, but Midnight Oil are most definitely getting back on to a live stage (hopefully) near you next year. The band released a statement via Facebook and on their website this morning sharing the news, exciting fans who’ve been waiting frankly, long enough, for the iconic group to er, […]

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Anthony Callea (VIC) on Surfers Paradise LIVE, Mother’s Day and the Jungle

May 5, 2016

It’s been a big year for Anthony Callea, the ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter proved his tenacity in this year’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, placing fourth, after six grueling weeks in the African jungle. Currently splitting his time between LA and Melbourne alongside his actor husband Tim Campbell, he returns to […]

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Album Review: Drake – Views (2016 LP)

May 5, 2016

Last year’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late was a bold move for Drake, moving away from the ultra-relatable, slightly neurotic rapper-singer and towards something closer to street-minded hip hop, taking aim at critics over dark, brooding beats that were glued together by an adrenaline-inducing energy. It was mafioso rap for the selfie generation, […]

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Film Review: Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (MA15+) (USA)

May 5, 2016

There are very few sequels that can better the original, and in the case of comedies, even less so. Films like Ghostbusters 2, the Hangover sequels, the American Pie films and others all failed to capture and improve on what made the originals successful in the first place. When I watched Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, […]

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Russell Crowe joins Tom Cruise in The Mummy film

May 5, 2016

It’s been reported that Russell Crowe will be joining Tom Cruise in the film The Mummy. Crowe will be playing the role opposite to Cruise’s character in the film, set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman. Word is that Crowe will be playing the famed Dr Jekyl – a role that seems more than worthy […]

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The Dressmaker secures its place among Australia’s biggest selling DVDs in 2016

May 5, 2016

Australian comedy-drama, The Dressmaker, starring academy-award-winner Kate Winslet, is proving to be a huge favourite with at-home audiences, with sales of the film hitting 140,000 units in Australia in the first seven weeks of release. To put that in perspective, that makes The Dressmaker the 4th highest selling drama over the past six years and highest selling […]

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The Sydney Film Festival announces their innovative Beyond Cinema programme

May 5, 2016

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival announced their new Beyond Cinema programme this week, including three free immersive film experiences combining cutting edge screen culture with new technologies designed to challenge and inspire. At the heart of the programme, in Sydney’s Lower Town Hall, the virtual reality installation Down the Rabbit Hole will screen nine virtual […]

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Michael Fassbender attains the role of serial killer in Entering Hades

May 5, 2016

Broad Green Pictures have reportedly gotten the film rights to the John Leake true crime novel Entering Hades, which will be turned into a film starring Michael Fassbender as Jack Unterweger, who was a well-respected Austrian author/journalist investigating murders and secretly killing people at night. In this chilling tale, Unterweger manages to dump eleven dead […]

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Mark Millar’s comic book Empress to be made into film adaptation

May 5, 2016

Exciting news for comic book fans. Most notably known for Kick-Ass and Kingsman, author  Mark Millar has partnered up with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum to work on the latest film adaptation of Empress. Stuart Immonen was the co-creator of the comic which told the story on a wife of a Ming, the Merciless-style galactic […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows gets new trailer plus catch stars Will Arnett and Stephen Amell live!

May 5, 2016

The second instalment of Paramount Picture’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action reboot was given a new trailer this week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows sees the four titular turtles,  Leonardo (Pete Ploszek),  Raphael (Alan Ritchson),  Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard), fight their way out of the shadows to battle a roster of […]

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Forget everything you thought you knew about Avengers: Infinity War

May 5, 2016

In an interview with Uproxx, Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 are set to be re-titled. Despite their titling, the pair of upcoming Avengers films are set to be entirely different stories rather than a single epic two-part story – […]

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Film Review: Florence Foster Jenkins (USA, 2016)

May 5, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins opens with St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) in front of a red curtain, reciting a little Shakespeare. We soon find out he’s just waiting to introduce Florence (Meryl Streep) his wife and client, who is starring in a cabaret of her own design for the patrons of her music club. The truth […]

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A Day in San Antonio, Texas: Part One – Hitting the Alamo and travelling the River Walk to the Pearl Brewery

May 5, 2016

When it comes to rich cultural history, there are few cities in America with more to offer than San Antonio, Texas. Situated less than 90 minutes drive from Austin, Texas, San Antonio used to be one of the State’s best kept secrets. But now, it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, with […]

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Flight Review: Virgin America – Los Angeles to Dallas (VX878)

May 5, 2016

Before heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW last year, I took a few days to explore Dallas. Flying out from LAX after landing on an early weekday morning from a long-haul flight out of Sydney, I was able to test out Virgin America‘s domestic flight service for the first time! Airline: Virgin America Route: Virgin America […]

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Aussies Abroad: Flume announces massive world tour through NZ, USA & Europe

May 5, 2016

From forth the beaches of Sydney springs greatness, and his name is Flume. The country’s biggest electronic producer at the minute has just announced a huge world tour to support his sophomore album SKIN and this one looks to be one for the books. While the Australian dates fall at the end of 2015 in November and […]

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How to get to Brighton (UK) from Australia or the USA on a budget

May 5, 2016

The music conference and festival The Great Escape is one of the most popular annual events in all of the UK and Europe – serving as a place for hundreds of bands from around the region, and the world (including plenty of Australians) to make their mark. Last year, I discovered artists like Jack Garratt, […]

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Hotel Review: Agde Apartment Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney (Australia)

May 5, 2016

It was an easy 15 minute walk from Sydney’s Central Station to our home for the weekend at Adge Apartment Hotel in the heart of hip Surry Hills. “Home” is the definitely the right word to use, as our stay at Adge felt more like a home away from home (please excuse the cliché) then […]

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Theatre Review: Belleville, Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney (performances until May 7)

May 5, 2016

Before any actor graces the stage, the apartment is full of stories. The cracks on the wall tell us it was built-to-last a long time ago. The beaded curtains in the doorway are permanently drawn to the side; while charming, they quickly became a nuisance. By the red corduroy couch, there’s a pair of boots […]

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Fishamble’s Swing to visit Brisbane Powerhouse

May 5, 2016

Irish theatre group Fishamble are bringing their hit romantic comedy Swing to the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of a ten venue Australian tour, slated to play the Brisbane River venue in late May. Following the tale of Joe and May, the show tells the story of two strangers who meet at a swing dance class. Swing […]

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