Day: 4 January 2017

Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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Impressive Aussie contingency to join Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead at Coachella 2017

January 4, 2017

Coachella has dropped its 2017 lineup this morning, confirming its headliner rumours and solidifying one of its most diverse and impressive lineups in its history. From its headliners – Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar – to a supporting cast that includes the likes of NZ act Broods, Aussies King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Bon […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda finally confirms March launch date

January 4, 2017

Ahead  of their appearance at Nvidia’s keynote address at CES 2017 today, Bioware and Electronic Arts have unveiled the official release date for their upcoming sci-fi RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Leo Birenberg on composing the new series Son Of Zorn and the influence of “Barbarian percussion” (EXCLUSIVE)

January 4, 2017

The Iris have been lucky enough to speak with a great many composers in the past and Leo Birenberg is a notch above most. His rising star status comes from being a man of many flavours. Along with his great friend and mentor Composer Christophe Beck, he tries not to be glued down to one […]

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DVD Review: Take Down (USA/UK, 2016) is a contrived thriller that tries too hard to be Brat Camp meets Hunger Games

January 4, 2017

Take Down (aka Billionaire Ransom) is what you would get if you made cardboard cut-outs characters and put them in a world that was like Brat Camp-meets-The Hunger Games. The film is a thriller that is short on character development and suspense. It means that what ensues feels rather slow, tedious and contrived. The story […]

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Film Review: The Edge of Seventeen (M15+) (USA, 2016) is touching and hilarious; a must-see

January 4, 2017

Teenage films have always been a cinematic staple for me. Whether they are quality films (like Heathers, Stand By Me), plain fun (Mean Girls, Easy A, Say Anything) or just plain silliness (Porky’s, American Pie), I’ve always found enjoyment in both entertainment value and nostalgia. But the past few years, the portrayal of teenagers in film […]

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Carriageworks and Kylie Kwong are hosting a huge Chinese New Year market this month (Sydney)

January 4, 2017

Following their massive 160-stall deep Christmas markets the good folk at Carriageworks have announced that they will be hosting a Chinese New Year market curated by Kylie Kwong in partnership with Sydney Festival. And the renowned chef has gone all out for her part in the market, bringing in over 50 stallholders from Neil Perry’s […]

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