Day: 26 May 2016

Music Video of the Day: Methyl Ethel “Twilight Driving” (2016)

May 26, 2016

Methyl Ethel have continued to spread their music to more and more crowds around the world, most recently bringing the sounds to the UK as part of The Great Escape. Their debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle showcased the Perth group as a talented band of musicians as well as been fiercely equipped with the skills to pen […]

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Impressions at The Great Escape: Who made their mark at Brighton in 2016?

May 26, 2016

Heading to the UK last week, I had no proper idea of what to be expecting from The Great Escape. I had assumed it would be like SXSW but colder and by the beach, but aside from that, all I had to go on were stories from friends who’d showcased in Brighton in the past or […]

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Sharmill Films picks up Bruno Dumont’s comedy Slack Bay after Cannes premiere

May 26, 2016

Sharmill Films has acquired director Bruno Dumont‘s French comedy Slack Bay (Ma Loute) for cinematic release following its new-in-competition premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Set in the north of France in 1910, Slack Bay explores the mysterious disappearance of tourists from a picturesque coastal community and the increasingly odd behaviour of its local […]

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Aquarius Season 2 steaming direct from the U.S. Exclusive to Presto

May 26, 2016

Presto announced yesterday, that NBC’s period crime drama Aquarius will return to the online streaming service in a special triple episode premiere event. Episodes one to three of the 1960s drama will stream express from the U.S on Friday June 17. Following the three-episode premiere, episodes will continue to steam week-by-week, direct from the U.S […]

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Stan announces first feature film project: The Second

May 26, 2016

Online streaming service Stan this week announced its first feature-length project, The Second, to be funded by Screen Queensland. Billed as a psychological thriller, The Second will be given a cinema release before streaming exclusively on Stan (jointly owned by Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax media). Mumbrella reports that the film will follow “two female […]

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Video Games Review: Alienation (PS4, 2016)

May 26, 2016

If there is one thing I love, it’s a twin stick shooter. If there is something I love even more, it’s a twin stick shooter made by Housemarque. The Finnish developer gave us Dead Nation in 2011 and Resogun in 2014 and while Alienation, their newest IP has nothing in common with the latter, it […]

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John Noble talks Lord Of The Rings, Elementary and Fringe: “I loved Walter Bishop”

May 26, 2016

Aussie John Noble has some pretty prolific pop culture roles under his belt. Since his time as an All Saint, John has found himself the covetable intelligent, slightly wicked choice for Hollywood producers looking to cast someone with that versatility (it’s not by his choice he swears). The result has been a flourish of eloquent […]

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TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 (USA, 2016)

May 26, 2016

It’s hard to know what to make of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the landscape of superhero television. It lacks the allegorical nuance of Jessica Jones, the gritty hyperviolence of Daredevil and the comic-book stylings of The Flash and Arrow. The show has always been a bit of a hybrid with an appeal of its own – though one […]

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Tech Review: Parrot Zik 3.0 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

May 26, 2016

Long gone are the days of simple headphones that keep the everyday consumer largely ignorant of the listening experience they often miss out on. That’s changed drastically in recent times, with more consumer headphones designed to bring the same power and quality as professional devices, and Parrot are among the biggest and trendiest of this […]

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We ride Los Angeles’ Expo Line expansion to Santa Monica on its first day in operation

May 26, 2016

Who says you can’t move forward by looking back? After decades of promises and planning, and years of development and construction, last Friday, the long awaited Expo Line officially launched public service on its expansion from Culver City (which opened in 2012) to the beaches of Santa Monica – connecting the city to Downtown LA via […]

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Hotel Review: Private Rooms at the YHA Melbourne Metro & Central Locations (Melbourne, VIC)

May 26, 2016

While in Melbourne for the annual PAX AUS convention, I was given the opportunity to stay in two of YHA’s hostels. YHA are known around Australia for running popular, well-appointed youth hostels for travelers on a budget, and their Melbourne Metro and Melbourne Central locations are prime examples of this. My first night was on […]

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Billy Crystal has announced extra shows in Sydney and Melbourne

May 26, 2016

In his first tour of Australia since 2007, tickets for Billy Crystal’s upcoming appearances around the country have been unsurprisingly flying out the door. So promoters have added two extra shows to his itinerary – one in Sydney on the 13th of July, and the other in Melbourne on the 4th of August. “The show […]

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Nina Raine’s Tribes to be presented by Ensemble Theatre

May 26, 2016

Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre, lead by director Susanna Dowling, will present a season of Nina Raine‘s awarding winning play Tribes, previewing later this week. In Raine’s acclaimed show, Billy, a deaf man from a intellectual, though comically dysfunctional, Jewish family, meets Sylvia, who teaches him sign language. Exploring the idea of families and communities as ‘tribes’, governed […]

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MakMak and Bakedown Cakery open a collaborative dessert store in the CBD titled MADE (Sydney)

May 26, 2016

Both MakMak and Bakedown Cakery are, as separate entities, two of the most sought after dessert purveyors in Sydney, fueling many a sweet tooth over the years with successful pop-ups and residencies. Now the two businesses have teamed to open a store in the CBD (near QVB) that they are called MADE, a small, playfully […]

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