Day: 16 June 2017

Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell in the first trailer for Daddy’s Home 2

June 16, 2017

The sequel to the 2015 smash comedy Daddy’s Home has received its first trailer and it’s a star studded affair that’s shaping up to be hilarious. Sean Anders directs again as Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when […]

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Single of the Day: Queens of the Stone Age “The Way You Used To Do” (2017)

June 16, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age have well and truly started whipping up the excitement surround their return to Australia for Splendour with the release of their new single, “The Way You Used To Do”. The first cut from their highly anticipated new album Villains (produced by Mark Ronson, so there you go…), the single is a solid return […]

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Happy Birthday, Purple Sneakers: How the PS name has become part of Sydney culture

June 16, 2017

Purple Sneakers have been, over the last eleven years, elevated to royal status when it comes to keeping Sydney’s nightlife pumping…especially now in the face of current adversity. When the collective and music blog celebrated a huge 10 years in the game last year as part of VIVID Sydney, the lines of people eager to get into […]

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Music Video of the Day: Julia Jacklin “Eastwick” (2017)

June 16, 2017

Now enjoying the Spanish sunshine, having recently relocated to Barcelona, Julia Jacklin keeps on delivering some classically winning vibes with her new single, “Eastwick”. The release comes off the back of her nothing-but-successful Australian tour and ahead of some incredible international festival appearances including Glastonbury, Newport Folk and FYF Fest. Before she returns to Australia for Splendour […]

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Applications for band showcases at SXSW opening this month

June 16, 2017

Keen to get yourself to SXSW this year as a showcasing artist? You’ve got your chance, with applications opening online this June 26th. SXSW enters its 31st year in 2018 and this March, celebrated another wildly successful year in Austin, Texas. Out of the 240 bands who submitted applications, 70 bands were invited. Over 40 bands from Australia […]

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The National Indigenous Music Awards is set to shine at the Darwin Amphitheatre this August

June 16, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards has unveiled its line up for its 2017 ceremony and for another year running, the Darwin event has shown itself to be one of Australian music’s shining lights on the annual calendar. At the Darwin Amphitheatre, the crowd celebrates the country’s Indigenous talent under stars, in a tropical vibe unlike any […]

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Mushroom’s ‘Golden Ticket’ returns – get in the running to win a year’s worth of tickets!

June 16, 2017

Who likes paying huge amounts of money for tickets, am I right? With some of the year’s biggest tours under their belt, the Mushroom Group have bended to a desire to act as Santa to many music fans, opening up their annual Golden Ticket competition for another year. Fancy this: access to a year’s worth of tickets to […]

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IO Interactive goes 100% independent, takes Hitman franchise with them

June 16, 2017

For fans of the long-running Hitman series, last month’s revelation at that publisher Square Enix was parting ways with developer IO Interactive came as a shock. What would happen to the Hitman IP that IO created? Would the rights remain at Square Enix? Would IO Interactive collapse? An open letter from IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak indicates […]

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Tech Review: Panasonic Lumix GH5 is the Little Mirrorless Camera that Could

June 16, 2017

I got to know Panasonic’s brand new flagship mirrorless camera for two weeks. At first we eyed each other dubiously — a full-frame freak and a mirrorless crop? How could we ever get along? But as we got to know each other, I fell more and more in love with its ease of use, its […]

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Groundhog Day has a dark side in the debut trailer for Happy Death Day

June 16, 2017

It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, from Groundhog Day to recent teen drama Before I Fall, a character wakes up to the same day repeated, every day, trying to convince everyone around them they’re in a time loop. But what if you woke up to the same day, straight after your murder? That’s the question […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Canada, 2017) is unwieldy but compelling

June 16, 2017

Audacious is definitely the right word to start with when it comes to describing the Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie-directed Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. At 180 minutes, it’s a leviathan of a film that often comes across as equal parts provocative and indecipherable. The central narrative here centers on […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 16, 2017

My overriding impression of Destiny 2, admittedly accrued from a period of only thirty minutes, is that it is very similar to the original Destiny. This assertion will be cause for either concern or elation depending on how much you already like Destiny. 

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Wild Mouse (Austria, 2017) spectacularly spirals down the rabbit hole of the modern mid-life crisis

June 16, 2017

Making his directorial debut, penning the script and holding the starring role, Austrian actor Josef Hader has impressed festivals around the world with the dark comedy Wild Mouse – which has had its Australian premiere this week as part of the Sydney Film Festival. The film stars Hader as Georg, a classical music critic who […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Tina Del Twist is Gold Class

June 16, 2017

You can tell the moment that Tina Del Twist (Wes Snelling) lurches out onto stage, with a bottle clutched in her hand, knocking over several props along the way, that this is going to be a wild ride. Introducing her band, visible to only Tina, she reminisces about her recent “world tour”, which we suspect […]

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Cast revealed for the stage adaptation of the beloved Aussie classic Muriel’s Wedding

June 16, 2017

Put on your best ABBA outfits because Porpoise Spit’s most iconic export Muriel Heslop is back, and this time she’s singing! A new musical adaption of one of Australia’s most beloved films, Muriel’s Wedding, hits the stage this November and after a long and exhaustive search the new Muriel has been found! Newcomer Maggie Mckenna […]

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Theatre Review: I Love You Now is a funny and complex portrait of love and infidelity – Eternity Playhouse in Sydney until 9th July

June 16, 2017

June is married to Leo, but she’s also having an affair with his twin brother Rob, and her personal trainer Hellmut. And a Catholic priest, John. Leo, meanwhile, is sleeping with Rob’s sister Michelle, his therapist Dr Shaw, as well as the family au pair Melissa. On top of all of this, June and Leo […]

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