Day: 20 July 2017

Live Review: Royal Blood prove why they’re the new Gods of Rock at the Metro Theatre

July 20, 2017

With today’s announcement of a massive tour in April/May (which may or may not coincide with Groovin’ The Moo), tonight’s relatively intimate sole headline show at the Metro for U.K. duo Royal Blood turned out to be something of a preview for their big shows ahead in the new year – playing venues five times […]

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Music Video of the Day: Lee Ranaldo “New Thing” (2017)

July 20, 2017

Lee Ranaldo has given fans another taste of his new album Electric Trim, in the release of “New Thing” and it’s accompanying music video! The video comes directed by Naomi Yang (Julia Holter, Richard Youngs) and follows Ranaldo making his way through New York City – a sharp and unique look at the way society is consumed […]

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C.W. Stoneking lines up first solo shows since 2014 this October

July 20, 2017

Back on the east coast with some solo shows that will be his first in Australia since 2014, is C.W. Stoneking. The shows are clearly going to be ones people will flock to, if Stoneking’s dates back in March with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were anything to go by. Recently, the talented performer has been […]

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Single of the Day: Cut Copy “Airborne” (2017)

July 20, 2017

Cut Copy are set to play Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom tonight before heading up to Byron Bay for Splendour – the return of one of the country’s most loved electronic acts. In their new single “Airborne”, Cut Copy have not only doled out their first new music in four years but in doing so, they’ve blown the […]

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13 non-headliners that are going to absolutely slay at Splendour ’17

July 20, 2017

Got your Splendour schedule locked in? You might want to leave a few spots open. One of Australia’s biggest and best music festivals is a gold mine when it comes to discovering new music or watching that mid-card act completely own the entire festival and make you wonder why they weren’t top-billed in the first […]

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Telltale’s Summer 2017 update: The three bombs they just dropped.

July 20, 2017

The time has finally come! After skipping out on having a conference at E3 this year, professional heart-breakers Telltale Games have finally dropped their 2017 update straight out of Comic-Con and it’s pretty big. In a style similar to Nintendo’s, they’ve released a video announcing new seasons of three beloved titles and that one of […]

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Win a double pass to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne

July 20, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf captured live for cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much […]

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Film Review: Paris Can Wait (USA, 2016) proves a dull exercise of endurance

July 20, 2017

When it comes to names in the film industry, none are more venerable than that of the Coppola’s. Illustriously crafting some of the greatest films in history, from Francis exalting works such as Apocalypse Now to The Godfather and more recently with his daughter’s Sofia success at Cannes with The Beguiled, the name brings an […]

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Six things we learned revisiting Riding In Cars With Boys (USA, 2002) in its new Blu-Ray release

July 20, 2017

Riding In Cars With Boys is a bittersweet drama/light comedy about one woman’s teenage pregnancy, married life to a drug addict and some other periods when things did not go according to her grand plan. It’s an adaptation of a memoir by Beverly D’Onofrio that was adapted for the screen by Morgan Ward. It’s also […]

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Win a double pass to see The Matrix In The House in Sydney

July 20, 2017

What if virtual reality wasn’t just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That’s the dilemma that faces computer jockey Neo in our opening night film! Is he the one who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom? Yes, the now classic 1999 sci-fi film […]

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Film Review: Dunkirk (USA/UK, 2017) may be the most spectacular war film ever produced

July 20, 2017

When the name Christopher Nolan is attached to a film, you know you’re in for a blockbuster by any standards. Whether it’s a big budget sci-fi epic (as in Interstellar) or a comic book trilogy (The Dark Knight) to rival any of the genre, Nolan’s work has been virtually unmatched by any of his contemporaries. […]

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A complete shot-by-shot breakdown of the Star Wars The Last Jedi D23 Behind-The-Scenes Reel

July 20, 2017

At Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend, Lucasfilm unveiled a behind-the-scenes reel for this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi is the 8th “Episode” in the Star Wars franchise and is directed Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick). The behind-the-scenes video delivered a greater insight to how powerful Star Wars is on and off […]

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Seven things you probably never knew about Malaysia

July 20, 2017

Malaysia has always been a popular tourist destination for Australians, but just how much do you know about the country? We tasked our resident Malaysian writer Jasmin Osman to school us, and she has delivered these seven things you probably never knew about the iconic Southeast Asian country. 1. You can tell the significance of […]

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Book Review: Brigid Delaney’s Wellmania is a funny & searing look at the wellness industry

July 20, 2017

A lot of us aspire to be well. It’s estimated that the wellness industry, which sells everything from day spas, retreats and yoga classes to supplements and detox diets is a multibillion dollar one that’s rising. Guardian journalist, Brigid Delaney is well-acquainted with this alternative church having been a devotee of various health and wellness […]

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Theatre Review: SHIT is bold, brash and unapologetic (at Seymour Centre until 29 July)

July 20, 2017

Language warning: if the title makes you uneasy you probably won’t enjoy this show. It slaps you across the face with vulgarity, ugliness and brutality. But if you love innovative, challenging theatre, you must see SHIT at the Seymour Centre this July. SHIT is not so much a narrative as it is a profile of […]

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Comedy Review: Jude Perl’s Let’s Hang Out is a hilarious and relatable journey into modern womanhood (in Melbourne to 23rd July)

July 20, 2017

I’ve always felt an affinity with Bridget Jones. I, too, am hopeless in the realms of romance, and struggle daily to balance my desire to look like Margot Robbie with my simultaneous love of all things chocolate coated. But, after viewing Jude Perl’s comedy show Let’s Hang Out, I’ve realised that I am Jude Perl. […]

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