Day: 16 May 2017

Australian Box Office Report: Alien: Covenant takes the lead from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 16, 2017

It’s been a pretty big opening weekend for at least two new release films, which both occupy the top two spots on the box office ladder this week. Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant opened this weekend and promptly took over the no. 1 spot (last week held by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) , earning $3.95m in its […]

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Warner Bros Interactive too excited for E3, announce Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

May 16, 2017

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Entertainment have this morning announced the sequel to their popular Lego Marvel Super Heroes from 2013. 

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In defence of Harry Styles: leaving the chaos of One Direction for an alluring new sound

May 16, 2017

I’ll put my hand up in admitting that I was never a One Direction loyalist. I remember seeing the band perform on their first Australian tour as a member of the keen-eyed media but had never thrown myself freely into the manic euphoria that surrounded the X Factor assembled group. As it stands in 2017, times are getting increasingly […]

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening To This Week (#006)

May 16, 2017

This week, we showcases impressive and memorable releases from the likes of Marlon Williams, Nothing But Thieves, Laura Marling, Acceptance and Boy & Bear. A diverse bunch of albums primed and ready to revisit – hit play! LAURA MARLING – I Speak Because I Can (2010) By Jack Cain This album is the bible of being a woman, which is something I […]

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As The Getaway Plan approach 10 years of Other Voices, Other Rooms, revisit the album today

May 16, 2017

This morning, we learned that The Getaway Plan are to embark on a special Australian tour in September to celebrate the acclaimed Other Voices, Other Rooms album. Released in 2008, the band’s debut record soon landed a spot in the hearts of many alt-rock/post-hardcore fans and still proves a popular hit. Thinking back on the album, it’s […]

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Single of the Day: Nick Murphy “Your Time” (2017)

May 16, 2017

While I never thought I could fully accept the transition for Chet Faker to Nick Murphy, I think I have finally been converted. His newest track “Your Time”, which is from his Missing Link EP, show’s him flexing his creative muscles and exploring his sound – and let me tell you, we like what he is […]

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Music Video of the Day: Karl Phillips & The Rejects “Plastic Gangsta” (2017)

May 16, 2017

UK band Karl Phillips & The Rejects video for their newest single “Plastic Gangsta” shows off a day in the hood, but in their typical tongue-in-cheek way. What it really showcases though is what makes this 7 piece rock band from the Midlands so unique. That is the creative blend of ska, punk and hip-hop. […]

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Single of the Day: Hundred Waters “Particle” (2017)

May 16, 2017

“Particle” is the first single off American group Hundred Waters‘ EP Currency. The track starts off with some beautiful piano and then builds into the electronic sound that saw them signed to Skrillex’s label. Add in Nicole Miglis’ dreamy vocals and you have a song you can easily find yourself lost in. It is a stand out dance […]

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Ubisoft makes FarCry 5 official, says literally nothing else about it

May 16, 2017

Ubisoft have officially announced FarCry 5, the latest entry in the developer/publisher’s long-running survival-adventure series.

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Individual Nintendo Switch Docks arrive in Australia on May 26

May 16, 2017

Those Switch owners wanting the ability to move their Switch unit from room-to-room or screen-to-screen with them won’t have much longer to wait. The Nintendo Switch Dock Set arrives next week.

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Film Review: John Wick: Chapter Two (USA, 2017) proves itself a very serviceable sequel

May 16, 2017

From comedic roles like his iconic slacker character, Ted “Theodore” Logan to the action heroes like Jack Traven from Speed and Neo from The Matrix films; dramatic roles like in River’s Edge and Hardball; and even villainous roles like in The Gift and Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reeves is far more versatile an actor than he’s often given credit for. You certainly can’t […]

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Film Review: Don’t Tell (Australia, 2017) doesn’t serve its source material justice

May 16, 2017

May I set the scene? On a farm in Queensland, 22-year- old Lyndall (Sara West) is talking to lawyer Stephen Roche (Aden Young) about her willingness to face the might of the Anglican Church in court over the abuse she suffered in boarding school. She asks about Bob Myers (Jack Thompson), the barrister who would represent her […]

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Video Game Review: The Surge (PS4, 2017) will be familiar to Souls fans but has a few tricks of its own

May 16, 2017

The Surge is a game that we’ve seen before. But despite taking combat elements from games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, in addition to their world-building and narrative tropes, The Surge  finds room to stand on its own, paving the way for an action-RPG experience that is mostly successful.

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Blu-Ray Review: Assassin’s Creed (USA, 2016) delivers an impressively jam-packed single disc release

May 16, 2017

The majority of videogame films are, for a lack of a better term, complete tosh. From catastrophes like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and most of Uwe Boll‘s filmography to films that are close to viewer satisfaction like Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children and Ace Attorney, the reputation of videogame films is not something […]

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Actors Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft and Director Shane Abbess talk about their new sci-fi film The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

May 16, 2017

A gripping new sci-fi film is about to hit our screens thanks to the genius work of director and screenwriter Shane Abbess. The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One follows the emotional struggles and warfare of a world in peril. With a strong Aussie cast shining through and Hollywood superstar Kellan Lutz in a leading role, there are plenty […]

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Video Game Review: NBA Playgrounds (PS4, 2017) promises old school fun, but fails to sink the shot

May 16, 2017

NBA Playgrounds aims to capture the fun of great games like NBA Jam and NBA Street that came before it. While it looks great, it fails to deliver the gameplay quality that either of the aforementioned classics did.

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Thicker than Water (PS4, 2017) is Telltale at their very best

May 16, 2017

Perhaps I was a little harsh in my review of Above the Law. If Telltale’s Walking Dead games were judged on their level of interaction, then they would probably garner average scores across the board. I still maintain that the last episode served as a major turning point and definitely felt like the culmination of […]

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We went to BAM9 in Melbourne last weekend and it was the absolute best

May 16, 2017

The profile of competitive eSports only seems to be growing in Australia with the Intel Extreme Masters drawing a massive crowd in Sydney just a few weeks ago and the ESL continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. These events tend to focus on one of two genres — shooters or strategy — but there is […]

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My Cinco de Mayo with Frida Kahlo: A weekend away in Mexico City

May 16, 2017

I didn’t have a real reason to head to Mexico City for a weekend getaway, other than the flights were cheap (from mainland USA) and I love Mexican food. The only real plan I had was to go to the Frida Kahlo Museum… so the rest of our weekend was (naturally) spent exploring, eating, shopping, and drinking. One bonus […]

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Hotel Review: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne is the fantasy of inner-city living brought to life

May 16, 2017

The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, located on Queen St in the hear of the CBD, lay at the end of a two-day road trip to Melbourne from the Gold Coast. Two days of near non-stop driving had left me in dire need of some quiet time and comfortable bed. Adina apparently knew what I wanted before […]

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Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong is a painfully hilarious experience (Encore Season in Sydney until 21st May)

May 16, 2017

The experience of the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, starts before you enter the room, as cast members walk around the foyer, greeting guests, engaging in arguments and letting you know that they’ve lost a dog from the second act – a sign that indeed, things are about to go […]

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Book Review: Simon Griffin’s Fucking Apostrophes makes us question the title of this article (because punctuation is hard)

May 16, 2017

Simon Griffin‘s pocket book dedicated to punctuation, Fucking Apostrophes, should be a permanent fixture on everyone’s desk. The 62 page resource is crammed full of just about every possible use of the apostrophe in the English language, delivered with a great deal of humour and ultimately leaving you with the thought: “Why the fuck are […]

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Gelatissimo and Brewtown announce exclusive gelato-brewnut fusion for Newtown (Sydney)

May 16, 2017

Newtown locals are used to seeing some of their favourites come together for limited edition collaborations. By now those who live around the inner-west gem should be more than familiar with the Newtown Locals but there’s plenty of other partnerships worth paying attention to. The latest: a delicious fusion from Gelatissimo and Brewtown Newtown. Gelatissimo’s […]

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Butter are pimping their fried chicken meals with nutella fries this month (Sydney)

May 16, 2017

It was only a matter of time before these two sneaker destinations linked up. Beloved sneaker gallery Subtype have partnered with the team behind sneaker-and-chicken shop Butter on a limited edition fashion tip, resulting in not only a collaborative tee and sock capsule but a special fried chicken promotion that’s being run at Butter for […]

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The best World Whisky Day events in Sydney and Melbourne for 2017

May 16, 2017

World Whisky Day is coming this weekend, and you better believe that some of Australia’s best drinking holes are going to be pulling out the rarities and underrated gems to celebrate. It’s the World Record Day of Whisky, and each year drams the world over are swirled, sniffed and sipped to toast to one of […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria will be opening their Sydney CBD spin-off this month

May 16, 2017

One of this year’s biggest openings is upon us. The crew behind the famous Grounds of Alexandria is now putting the finishing touches on their hugely anticipated Sydney CBD opening: The Grounds of the City. Mirroring much of what made the sprawling inner-west property such a huge hit for both locals and visitors, this big […]

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We talk cannabis with Anastasia Suraev ahead of The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo & Symposium

May 16, 2017

It’s just about time for the controversial but incredibly insightful The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium to return to Sydney after thousands of Sydneysiders turned up to the inaugural event last year. The two-day symposium has gathered a lineup of brilliant minds, both global and locals speakers, to fill the space across […]

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Koi Dessert Bar introduces insanely intricate KitKat chocolate sphere by Reynold Poernomo (Sydney)

May 16, 2017

Fresh from opening up his second store for Koi in Ryde, former MasterChef favourite Reynold Poernomo has just announced a pretty damn tempting collaboration with KitKat. Taking inspiration from there experimental KitKat Chocolatory range, Reynold has crafted an exquisite, limited edition chocolate dessert going by the name of KitKat Secret Garden, and he’s going to […]

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