Day: 12 June 2016

Live Review: Client Liaison – Fat Controller, Adelaide (10.06.16)

June 12, 2016

I’m rarely totally surprised at club shows these days. Sometimes there’ll be a moment or two that’ll take me off-guard, but not often. But then, then, there are moments that will have me looking around and noticing everyone else around me is having the same, ‘Is this actually happening?’ point of recognition. Cue Monte Morgan emerging from […]

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Festival Review: Friday at Bonnaroo 2016 – Manchester, Tennessee (11.06.16)

June 12, 2016

Bonnaroo hit its stride on Friday with a jam packed lineup meant to rock, surprise and most importantly distract the tens of thousands in attendance from the sweltering heat. Thursday marked the beginning of the 15th edition of Bonnaroo, but Friday marks the first day of the Main Stage and when the big bands come out to play. The day […]

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Live Review: The Ataris + Columbus + Dead Joe – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (09.06.16)

June 12, 2016

Adelaide took a step down memory lane on Thursday night at Fowler’s Live. The Ataris, the early 2000s punk rock band that you could take home to mum were back in town for the first time in many years. Being there conjured memories of the glory days of punk in Adelaide when every pub had […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Embedded (Australia, 2016)

June 12, 2016

Embedded fits nicely within the growing catalog of Australian films determined to prove our country has much more to offer the world of cinema than just koalas and beaches. Part erotic thriller, part political statement. Embedded revolves entirely around the relationship between disillusioned war correspondent Frank (Nick Barkla) and Madeline (Laura Gordon), the enigmatic woman he shares […]

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E3 2016: EA announces EA Originals program designed to give indie devs a leg up

June 12, 2016

EA have used their EA Play press event to announce EA Originals, a program designed to give independent developers the support they need to complete and release their games.

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E3 2016: EA drops Star Wars sizzle reel, shows first gameplay of Visceral’s new 3rd-person Star Wars adventure

June 12, 2016

If I wasn’t awake by the time EA’s press conference began this morning, I certainly was when the Star Wars theme blared through my headphones to herald a change of topic. EA gave a quick look at a number of Star Wars games they have in the pipe, including a follow up to last year’s Star Wars Battlefront at […]

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E3 2016: EA unveils brand new esports initiative at EA Play

June 12, 2016

Electronic Arts have revealed a huge push towards the esports market with plans for major tournaments and big money prize pools, plus publisher support for community- and user-staged events.

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E3 2016: FIFA 17 getting Creed-esque story mode

June 12, 2016

FIFA 17 is set to introduce a complete story-based singleplayer mode according to a trailer released at the EA Play press conference ahead of E3 2016. Dubbed “The Journey”, the mode will take players through all of the trials and tribulations that come with being a Premier League footballer.

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E3 2016: Bioware drops quick new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer

June 12, 2016

One of the biggest games to appear at the EA Play event ahead of E3 this year had to be Mass Effect Andromeda, and Bioware didn’t disappoint.

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E3 2016: Titanfall 2 getting single player, multiplayer beta later this year

June 12, 2016

Respawn’s Vince Zampella has introduced two new trailers for the upcoming Titanfall 2 at the EA Play press conference, including a complete single player campaign and a look at the game’s multiplayer modes.

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Win a double pass to see the award winning film Mustang

June 12, 2016

In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged. The five […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Mustang (Turkey, 2015)

June 12, 2016

Defiance in the face of constraint brought on by stringent cultural convention is a favourite topic for Sydney Film Festival year in and year out. Falling into that category this year is Turkish award-winner Mustang which, following last year’s release, picked up the coveted Cannes Directors’ Fortnight prize, four CĂ©sars and an Oscar nomination, well […]

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Briallen Clarke talks time jumping and Australian playwriting for The Block Universe (Or So It Goes)

June 12, 2016

In The Block Universe time happens simultaneously, so just as you’re reading this interview every other moment in the history of Time is also happening exactly now. Scary huh? We sat down with Briallen Clarke, who stars in the premiere of this new Australian work, to talk about the play’s existential time concept. So… Could you […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle – Artspace (11.06.16)

June 12, 2016

There’s a sweet tenderness behind Hew Parham‘s popular clown character of Rudi. As the audience came to realise through the duration of Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle last night at the Festival Centre’s Artspace, Rudi is much more than a young clown put on stage to make us laugh. Those who were at the Cabaret Festival’s Variety Gala on […]

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Malthouse Theatre gives Marlowe’s Edward II a 21st century makeover this July

June 12, 2016

Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is set for a radical makeover in a new production for Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre opening this July. Adapted by Australia’s Anthony Weigh, who is currently an Associate Artist at the renowned Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, this Edward II speaks with a contemporary voice, referencing 21st century lust and politics. Unlike […]

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Spotlight on Hunter Valley: Recapping the seventh annual Hunter Culinary Food Fight (NSW)

June 12, 2016

What happens when some of the top chefs from Sydney and the Hunter Valley are split into two teams and tasked with battling it out in the name of charity? I found out last weekend while up in the Hunter for the Hunter Culinary Association’s (HCA) 7th Annual Food Fight. The event aimed to raise […]

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