Day: 8 August 2017

Meet the Cali Cartel: Netflix reveals newest trailer for Narcos Season 3

August 8, 2017

Narcos has been one of the many successful Netflix exclusives, and looks to maintain that title with the unveiling of the newest trailer for it’s third season. It’s hard to watch without going into spoilers, but it’s really no secret that the ruthless drug lord and main character of Narcos season 1 and 2, Pablo […]

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Meet Walker/Talker, the new band from Sans Parents’ Kane Mazlin and Alex Bennison

August 8, 2017

“I’m trying to find you, but there’s nothing left…” rings out the chorus of Melbourne/Sydney duo Walker/Talker‘s debut single, “Nothing Left”. It’s part of a larger pop effort and as a whole, this new sound is a natural progression for those who have been following the careers of both Kane Mazlin and Alex Bennison. Their band Sans Parents have enjoyed success […]

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Music Video of the Day: Manu Crook$ “Ridin” (2017)

August 8, 2017

Manu Crook$ has had a hectic few months, the lead up to his shows with Stormzy positioned the young MC on a platform for greatness and as a result of them, Manu Crook$ is now a name more and more people have been chatting about. Rightly so, too. Everything we have heard from him so far […]

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Single of the Day: Nosaj Thing “UG” (2017)

August 8, 2017

Jason Chung has returned with another stunning album under his Nosaj Thing in Parallels. From it comes “UG”, the captivating second cut to be taken and released and man, does it go down nicely. Exemplary of Nosaj Thing’s great use of sonic texture and his masterful use of tone, “UG” fits brilliantly in with the wider collection […]

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Live Review: Death Grips rattle Brisbane’s Max Watts to its core

August 8, 2017

If you were going to get frisked at a gig in Brisbane we guess it would have to be at Death Grips, right? Friday night found Max Watts occupied by a weird hybrid of metalheads meets hipsters. A completely sold out show of a lot of these types, all waiting in the dark for Death […]

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Win a signed vinyl EP package from Melbourne’s Self Talk!

August 8, 2017

This Friday, Self Talk will be releasing their new EP in Almost Everything, one we are eagerly anticipating. To mark the release, the band has put together a special vinyl release of the new EP (along with their previous EP release, Seeing What I See) and we want to get one your way! Simply enter your details into […]

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Live Review: Keith Sweat and Teddy Riley bring a rare New Jack Swing throwback to Sydney

August 8, 2017

Is New Jack Swing still alive and kicking? It’d be hard to argue for the style’s viability in today’s market of crayon-rap and sparse, bass heavy and drug-addled R&B, but there’s no denying the nostalgic value of the genre and its various pioneers, two of which performed together for the first time in Australia at […]

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Live Review: Gold Class, RVG and MillĂş shake down the Melbourne Museum on Friday night

August 8, 2017

Do you remember when you were still a little primary school cherub, and for whatever reason you got to go to school after hours – maybe a parent teacher interview night, a sleep-over at school, a school disco. There was kind of a feeling of being up to something bad, and you act a little […]

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Ioan Gruffudd crime series Harrow begins production in Brisbane

August 8, 2017

Announced recently by the ABC, crime series Harrow which will be led by Amazing Grace actor Ioan Gruffudd has commenced filming in South East Queensland. And as the production rolls out on the ten-part series, details regarding the extended cast and the production schedule have surfaced. Promising a gritty and dramatic program imbued by endless […]

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Darren Aronofsky reveals frightful horrors in first full-length trailer for mother!

August 8, 2017

Paramount Pictures has officially released the first full-length trailer for mother!, the latest film from visionary director Darren Aronofsky, and boy is it pleasing. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, details about the film have been scarce, we know it is a horror film about a couple whose idyllic lifestyle is overrun with the mania […]

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Go behind-the-scenes on yesterday’s game-changing Game of Thrones battle sequence

August 8, 2017

“The hope is that the audience doesn’t know who to root for in that sequence,” says co-Executive Producer Bryan Cogman in a new fifteen minute behind-the-scenes special from HBO, all about yesterday’s game-changing battle sequence they’re calling “The Loot Train Attack”. Of course, there are a pile of spoilers in this video, but it’s essential […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Dunkirk fights its way back to the top after slower weekend in cinemas

August 8, 2017

Dunkirk, in its third week in cinemas, has climbed back up to the no. 1 spot, after dropping last week to no. 2 when War For The Planet Of The Apes debuted.  Dunkirk has earned $2.69m this week, and has so far made a very tidy sum of $16.46m.   In 2nd place, War For The Planet Of […]

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Create NSW announce new opportunity for emerging producers living in New South Wales

August 8, 2017

Create NSW acts at the New South Wales Government’s arts and culture policy and development body. Investing in screen, culture and arts advancements, ideas and projects, Create NSW have announced they are offering a chance to join the cause, proposing a position for an Emerging Producer Placement. They are specifically on the lookout for emerging […]

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Screen Australia reveals almost half of successful funding applicants are female-led projects

August 8, 2017

A landmark figure was revealed last week at the Melbourne International Film Festival, as Screen Australia has announced that female-led titles made up 47% of projects that successfully received funding over the last two years. Although it’s excellent news that gender parity is becoming a foreseeable goal within Australian film and TV, Screen Australia COO […]

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Win a double pass to see Maudie in cinemas

August 8, 2017

Oscar nominated actress Sally Hawkins gives a career best performance in this beautifully drawn, absorbing portrait of reclusive Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis. Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. […]

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Tech Review: JBL Xtreme is detailed and nimble for such a super-sized bluetooth speaker

August 8, 2017

JBL sure do like to cover all bases. While those who prefer what is now the standard size of portable speakers have been well satisfied with the likes of the Flip 3, anyone who wants a bit more muscle and meat while still retaining at least some semblance of portability should lean towards the super-sized […]

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Video Games Interview: Naughty Dog’s Scott Lowe talks Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

August 8, 2017

With the next Uncharted game right around the corner, we got the chance to speak to Naughty Dog’s Senior Communications Manager, Scott Lowe about all things Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. 

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Film Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (USA, 2017) might have been saved by Donald Trump

August 8, 2017

Donald Trump could have saved An Inconvenient Sequel. If Al Gore is the John Wayne of climate activism, as directors Bonni Cohen and John Shenk would have you believe, then Trump is Lee Marvin (AKA Bad M.F). This time it’s personal, as they say. As it turns out, we get very little Truth To Power, […]

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Book Review: Australia Day by Melanie Cheng is a stunning debut that takes its place among Australian short story greats

August 8, 2017

Australia is undoubtedly going through a renaissance of short fiction—from collections by household names (at least to lovers of the form) such as Tony Birch, to stunning debuts like Australia Day by Melanie Cheng, there is a little bit of something for everyone. It goads me to hear anyone say that they hate the short […]

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Book Review: Rebecca Jackson’s You’re Not Alone is like a warm hug & a good starting point for those wanting to change their thinking

August 8, 2017

It’s fair to say that most people, at some point in their lives, will experience a dark period, a crisis or just an overwhelming desire to know more. The book, You’re Not Alone: A Practical Guide For The Awakening Soul by Rebecca Jackson is designed to help at these very points. There are some readers […]

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Book Review: Get Poor Slow by David Free is a thoroughly interesting read

August 8, 2017

To review a book based on a small nook of the life of a hated book critic, to be in the head of Raymond Saint and to be included in his thoughts and actions throughout makes me want to drink a bottle of red to soak it all in – however, if I did grab […]

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Book Review: Courtesan detective Heloise Chancey explores the murky depths of Victorian London in M. J. Tjia’s She Be Damned

August 8, 2017

Heloise Chancey enjoys a life of luxury. From humble beginnings as a common prostitute, she has risen to become a sought-after courtesan, with a retinue of staff at her beautiful Mayfair home. But Heloise has a second occupation, one that would cause even more raised eyebrows. Armed with formidable detective skills and an inside knowledge […]

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KFC has just added a zinger mozzarella burger to their Australian menu

August 8, 2017

Fast-food giant KFC, like most fast-food stalwarts, regularly uses Australia as a testing ground for new menu items. The latest: a brand spanking new Zinger Mozzarella burger, taking one of KFC’s most popular orders and slapping it with the most decadent of Italian cheeses. While it’s not a substantial change for what a zinger, it […]

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7 things you need to eat at smooth Festival of Chocolate in Sydney this weekend

August 8, 2017

This weekend the annual smooth Festival of Chocolate returns to Sydney’s harbourside the Rocks precinct, bringing an enormous amount of dessert-focused goodness including chef presentations, endless rows of stalls, and a bunch of activities. It’s grown into one of the city’s most anticipated foodie events, and to help you prepare we’ve put together a list […]

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Burger Watch: BL Burgers have created an epic Seinfeld burger (Sydney)

August 8, 2017

Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest-of-high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. […]

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Cargo Bar and Bungalow 8 set to close for major renovations; plan big farewell parties (Sydney)

August 8, 2017

After close to two decades of dominance in Sydney’s nightlife scene, Cargo Bar and Bungalow 8 are set to finish their current run, close, and reopen later this year with major makeovers. They won’t be shuffling out of their current cycle in any small fashion either, with both venues set to host massive closing parties […]

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Rockpool Dining Group opens Rosetta Ristorante in Sydney next week

August 8, 2017

Rockpool Dining Group have expanded on their award-winning Melbourne ristorante by finally bringing Rosetta to Sydney, adding to the city’s rich scene of sophisticated Italian dining with a massive three-level venue which features a panoramic outdoor terrace a mezzanine dining room, and a split-level bar. Set to open next week, 15th August, Rosetta Sydney will […]

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Rutherglen to host winter wine bar laneway pop-up in Melbourne

August 8, 2017

The winemakers of Rutherglen are bringing a pop-up wine bar to Melbourne CBD, shaped into the narrow Driver Lane for three days (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August). Aimed at highlighting the essence of wines made in the iconic Rutherglen region of Victoria, the one-off pop-up will offer locals and visitors the opportunity to taste […]

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