Day: 19 March 2017

Single of the Day: Vallis Alps “East” (2017)

March 19, 2017

Vallis Alps are definitely continuing to hike upward and enjoy the successes along the way – new track “East” is just another example of the duo’s ability to get it done. The first song written for the pair’s new EP, Fable, “East” tracks the realisation of the power and capabilities young people harness. As a follow on from […]

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SXSW: Josh Lawson, Director Josh Greenbaum and Australia’s own 007 George Lazenby talk Becoming Bond

March 19, 2017

Hot on the heels of winning the SXSW Audience Award for the “Visions” programming, we sat down with Aussie actor Josh Lawson, Director Josh Greenbaum and Australia’s own 007 George Lazenby to talk about the film Becoming Bond, which premiered at the festival last week. This pseudo-documentary tells the story of Lazenby, the only Australian […]

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Video Games Review: FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (Xbox One, 2017) can’t capitalise on its own simple concept

March 19, 2017

Who doesn’t love a crash-centric arcade racer? Throw in every physics-based toy you can think of, from ragdolls to realistic vehicle damage, with a difficulty curve that could generously be described as “mean-spirited” and you’ve got the recipe for FlatOut 4.

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SXSW Film Review: Long Strange Trip (USA, 2017) celebrates the magic, myth and madness that is The Grateful Dead

March 19, 2017

Long Strange Trip is a documentary about the Grateful Dead that feels just like being at one of the band’s concerts. It is a sprawling, swirling psychedelic affair that lives up to its name as it celebrates a band that has notched up over 50 years in the music business as the reigning kings of […]

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SXSW Film Review: California Dreams (USA, 2017) should be called “California Delusions”

March 19, 2017

With La La Land having recently dominated the Oscars, its story about 2 hopefuls trying to make it in Hollywood uncomfortably lingered in the back of my mind while watching California Dreams. Both La La Land and California Dreams share a similar premise of “dreams are built on sacrifice”, however the films attack their subject […]

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Josh Gad on playing LeFou with a conscience, Beauty And The Beast and musical theatre (EXCLUSIVE)

March 19, 2017

It’s not often that a TV star gets to bounce from the small screen to the Broadway theatre stage and then leap from there over to the silver screen, but so has been the career of Josh Gad. From stints on New Girl and Gigi: Almost American on television. To then landing a part in […]

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AF French Film Festival Review: Monsieur Chocolat (France, 2016) is an emotional ride that leaves you in deep contemplation

March 19, 2017

Breathtaking and magical, Monsieur Chocolat (directed by Roschdy Zem) is one to watch if you want to experience a Parisian night. Immerse yourself in the world of 19th-century French circus and follow the biopic story of Chocolat (Omar Sy). He journeys from a performer acting as the “cannibal” to a more respected position as a […]

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Theatre Review: Diary of a Wombat at Monkey Baa Theatre brings the Australian classic to wonderful puppet life

March 19, 2017

Diary of a Wombat is an Australian classic. I doubt there’s an Aussie kid born after 2002 who hasn’t read the charming picture book, or had it read to them! The story follows a rather rotund and determined wombat called Mothball who causes all sorts of trouble for a couple of humans after she discovers that […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Kevin Quantum: Illuminations is a whirl of entertaining magic. (10.3.17)

March 19, 2017

It’s not every day you get to see a magician live on stage who has been mentored by the best in the world, Penn and Teller. Kevin Quantum, AKA Kevin McMahon, was a regular guy once, a scientist in fact, but in the mid-2000s, a popular reality TV show called Faking It saw him chosen to be trained in a […]

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Top 5 Aussie and Top 5 International Acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March 19, 2017

Oh yes, people! It’s that time of year again where Melbourne becomes a haven for the utterly hilarious and outrageous. We thought we’d help you out with five Aussie and international acts to see at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The programme is a cracking one but here’s our input to help make your decision […]

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Five Books You Need To Read This Month: March

March 19, 2017

With the post-Christmas lull out of the way, March has proven to be a great month for new releases. In fact it was pretty hard to whittle the list down to just five this month, with plenty of titles catching my eye. But here are our five picks for the books you absolutely must read […]

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Theatre Review: Chimerica delivers on high visual and performance quality (at Roslyn Packer Theatre until April 1st)

March 19, 2017

Beginning in 1989, Chimerica brings us Joe Schofield, an American Photojournalist stationed in Beijing. Sitting in his hotel room during the Tiananmen protests, he manages to snap the all-famous photograph of Tank Man – a young student standing defiantly in the way of a line of tanks. Fast forward to 2012 and Joe, now back […]

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Taste Test: Hot Cross Bun flavoured KitKat (only available in Melbourne)

March 19, 2017

Coming straight out of Melbourne’s experimental KitKat Chocolatory is a new special edition of the adaptable chocolate bars, created to celebrate Easter. It’s the most obvious choice for the beloved chocolate brand, but still quite unexpected: Hot Cross Bun KitKat. Putting their own little twist on the classic Easter treat, and providing a nice alternative […]

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Whiteheart is Melbourne’s new two-storey container bar

March 19, 2017

Combining art, music, food and alcohol, Whitehart is the newest addition to Melbourne’s CBD streets. Named after the lane it resides on, Whitehart is a two-storey open container bar built on a converted car park. Having opened early March, husband-and-wife team Stephen Johnson and Sabrina Santucci are the creators behind this uniquely designed venue. Large recycled […]

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Neil Perry introduces new signature dishes to all Saké Restaurant & Bar menus

March 19, 2017

Following a recent trip to Japan, Neil Perry is debuting new food and drink items on the Saké menu that continue his mix of traditional Japanese food with the acclaimed restaurant’s contemporary approach, which is tweaked to suit each location across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Perry promises the new additions “focus on tradition while still being […]

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