Day: 24 May 2016

Stumbled Upon #112 – Zack Boone (Ireland)

May 24, 2016

In our 112th instalment of our ‘Stumbled Upon’ series, we learn more about Irish singer songwriter Zack Boone. His debut album Something Beyond has received much praise from music fans in his homeland of Ireland and as the wider industry begins to switch on to this muso’s writing talent, Zack tells us some more about the music […]

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Brisbane’s DEEDS are on the road with new EP this June

May 24, 2016

Brisbane band DEEDS are gearing up to release their debut EP this June, having spent much of 2015 in the studio with Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone) working on new ideas and sounds encapsulating a wide range of musical influences. For the band, striving ahead and down a new musical career path has been one that’s brought […]

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Urthboy announces special guests for upcoming album tour as dates continue to sell quickly!

May 24, 2016

Urthboy‘s tour for latest album The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat has continued to gain momentum, with almost half the tour completely sold out, new dates added and now, the announcement of some special guests confirmed to join the rapper on stage! The tour bill, already packing some heat with the presence of L-FRESH THE LION and OKENYO, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mossy “Ginsberg” (2016)

May 24, 2016

Sydney artist and newest member of the I OH YOU family, Mossy, has recently released a new music video, this time for “Ginsberg”, a definite highlight cut from his debut EP. The clip, shot out in California at creative collaborator Kris Moyes‘ house, marks the second time Mossy and Moyes have worked together, the first being on the […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Two – 75 to 51

May 24, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first 25 songs of our 101 Great Songs of All Time feature. The initial batch represented the varied and diverse tastes of the AU’s contributors and as we continue on with our look at some of the best music made across multiple genres, this week’s instalment takes in sounds […]

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The third season of Fargo will star Ewan McGregor

May 24, 2016

Among all of the hearsay regarding season three of FX drama Fargo, we finally have some concrete news. Ewan McGregor will star and play two characters:  brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, he sees himself as an American success story. […]

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Penny Dreadful preview: Poetry, pain and a padded cell

May 24, 2016

“God has forgotten me. He can’t find me here.” – Vanessa Ives Like season two’s memorable “The Nightcomers”, this week Penny Dreadful hones in on a pair of characters portrayed by two remarkable actors in “A Blade of Grass.” With the support of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone), Vanessa (Eva Green) recalls the events that took place while […]

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Episodes 5-7 (USA, 2016)

May 24, 2016

After a strong fourth episode, “Blood in the Streets”, Fear the Walking Dead made the smart move of getting us off the open water in order to make a big push for season 2, bringing us to Strand’s promised compound in Mexico to deal with the intricacies of death and, surprisingly, split the group into […]

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Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake

May 24, 2016

After the longest deliberating process in the history of the festival, the Cannes Jury announced that British filmmaker Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake. This is now Loach’s second d’Or, though some have suggested it will be his last film. I, Daniel Blake is a social drama about a man’s struggles in the bureaucracy of the healthcare system. After collecting the award Loach thanked […]

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Cary Fukanaga to direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon

May 24, 2016

It has been confirmed True Detective‘s Cary Fukanaga will direct and Steven Spielberg will co- produce Stanley Kubrick’s long term project Napoleon as a miniseries for HBO. We can also get excited that this project will have Kubrick’s long time producer Jan Harlan along for the ride. If you’re not aware, this is something  Kubrick spent a great deal of […]

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Beauty and the Beast reveals Emma Watson

May 24, 2016

The first teaser to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has landed.  Disney has opted with something in much the same vein as The Jungle Book and Maleficent when it comes to retelling this classic as a live-action feature. Watch it below: In this very small teaser – breathtaking yet understated – we can make out a few things. Emma Watson is […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The X- Men take their place at the top

May 24, 2016

Hi Folks, We see a few changes this week with regards to #1. X-Men: Apocalypse sits at the top spot with $6.4 million – a pretty good turnout but not the same figures as Captain America: Civil War or even Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on their openings. In second place we have The Angry Birds Movie, the comedy-adventure based on the video game. The […]

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Six things we learned at the Hunt for the Wilderpeople Q&A at Palace Cinemas

May 24, 2016

Taika Waititi‘s New Zealand-set and produced Hunt for the Wilderpeople releases this week and we were lucky to be in attendance at the film’s Sydney premiere. Alongside getting to see the film itself (look for our review later in the week), we were also treated to a short Q&A with director Taika Waititi and cast members Julian […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Deadpool (MA15+, USA, 2016)

May 24, 2016

For a while there it looked like the only version of Deadpool we’d ever see on the big screen was the somewhat cringe-inducing one we saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Studio execs at Fox were unsure about how to move forward with the character and make it a viable film. But when some test footage […]

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DVD Review: Goosebumps (PG) (USA, 2015)

May 24, 2016

The Goosebumps novel series was one I read religiously as a child growing up – in fact I don’t know many 90’s children who weren’t invested in this wonderfully ghoulish series – so the idea of a (long overdue) cinematic adaptation of R.L. Stine’s classic tales was one I embraced wholeheartedly.  The type of subject matter […]

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TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow, Season 1 (USA, 2016)

May 24, 2016

Given its status time-travelling superpowered team adventure, it feels safe to say Legends of Tomorrow is probably the most ambitious effort yet in the CW’s ever-growing lineup of superhero TV shows. Set around the time-travelling Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who snatches various DC heroes and villains out of the present to go on a sprawling […]

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Tigerair Australia offer one-way fares from $29 across 15 domestic and 3 international routes

May 24, 2016

Dubbed the “It’s Not Our Birthday, But The Party Is This Way” sale, the latest in Tigerair Australia’s regular sale offerings has 15 of their most popular domestic routes, as well as the airline’s three Bali routes cut-down to some very affordable prices. Until midnight (AEDT) tonight, Wednesday 25th May, one way fares will drop […]

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Carnival Cruises Launches New WiFi and Social Media Plans

May 24, 2016

Let us not beat around the bush: in 2016, the only reason anyone actually travels anywhere is to Instagram the hell out of it. Of course, this is sometimes met with debilitating challenges involving poor/no (!!) Wifi connection, and ludicrously expensive data plans that can mean your casual ‘grams rack up hundreds of dollars in fees. […]

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Hotel Review: Twin Room at Ibis Perth (Western Australia)

May 24, 2016

Smack dab in the middle of Perth’s busy West End – sitting just 300m from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls – is the Ibis Perth‘s 192 room hotel. Though only listed as a three star establishment, it seems unfair to throw it in the same category that many seedy motels around the country […]

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Playwrite Rachel Coopes on working in Katherine and writing ATYP’s Sugarland.

May 24, 2016

Sugarland is currently heading around many regional venues of Australia after doing a short run in Melbourne and other Australian cities to some already-stellar reviews. The story follows the lives of five teenagers, documenting the unlikely friendships, but also of the difficult situations, that come with living as a teenager in the Northern Territory. We […]

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Arts Review: Ships in the Night #13 – Paper Mountain, Perth (19.05.16)

May 24, 2016

Ships in the Night is Perth’s bi-monthly celebration of words and music, bringing together and showcasing new writers and bands. Last week’s event was the first since a successful outing at the Perth Fringe World. Instalment #13 was a certainly a mixed affair. Ultimately I found it to be disappointing and a little disorganised – though […]

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Theatre Review: The Sound of Music – Regent Theatre (performances until July 30)

May 24, 2016

Melbourne was alive with The Sound of Music on Thursday night as the who’s who of the social elite came out for the opening night. With the thought of Julie Andrews prancing through hills conjuring up beautiful memories in my mind, I sat down delighted to see this long running show. It was a packed […]

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Book Review: Don’t Hit Me! by Vanessa de Largie (Booktrope Books, 2016)

May 24, 2016

Trigger warning: This post includes information about domestic violence and may be distressing for some readers. Vanessa de Largie’s book will leave you torn. It’s a diarised account of the domestic violence she suffered from 2001–03. On the one hand you wish this book didn’t exist (and that de Largie didn’t have to live through […]

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Theatre review: The Taming of the Shrew – Sport for Jove, The Seymour Centre (Performances until 28 May 2016)

May 24, 2016

The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s tale of a woman “tamed” by a man, has seen many adaptations over the years, but perhaps none so clever as the latest offering from Sport for Jove. Set in Hollywood during the silent film era of the 1920s, a time of strong women – both on the silver […]

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Ze Pickle announces kitchen takeover at The Oxford Tavern (Sydney)

May 24, 2016

After recently expanding to Sydney, QLD-originated burger joint Ze Pickle is now firmly established on the local scene thanks to their go-hard-or-go-home approach to the inescapable food trend. Their Surry Hills location isn’t too hard to get to, but just to make their burgers a bit more accessible they have announced a special one-day-only kitchen […]

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Gourmet Cinema to pair Noma in Tokyo documentary with dinner at The Bridge Room (Sydney)

May 24, 2016

With interest in René Redzepi and his culinary perfection still at an all time high in Sydney, thanks to the recent Noma Australia pop-up, a documentary focusing on the highly regarded chef being included in Sydney Film Festival’s program this year works perfectly. As part of the annual festival’s Gourmet Cinema concept – which pairs […]

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Cockle Bay Wharf’s finest to channel Vivid Sydney into exclusive cocktails

May 24, 2016

Throughout this year’s highly anticipated VIVID Sydney, the water-side precinct of Cockle Bay Wharf will once again be bringing back their exclusive food and drink offerings to meet, and surpass, the success of their involvement last year. The renowned dining and entertainment hub will be drawing on some of their best venues to absorb inspiration […]

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Amaro Montenegro relaunches in Australia with stylish soiree at Melbourne’s Fall From Grace

May 24, 2016

Melbourne is one of those brilliant cities where you can literally get lost for hours down little alleyways, and with the right knowledge can find yourself in one of many hidden bars. Fall From Grace is one of those said hidden bars, accessible only by pulling out a book in a secret bookshelf and thus […]

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