Day: 17 August 2017

The Shins set to return to Australia for December’s Fairgrounds Festival

August 17, 2017

Steel your indie loving hearts, because this year’s Fairgrounds Festival is about to take ’em on a ride this December as the country NSW festival welcomes The Shins back to Australia along with a stellar line up of artist for an unforgettable weekend in Berry. On December 8th & 9th, punters can catch The Shins with the […]

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The Red Bull Music Academy takes to Sydney Harbour for its second Weekender

August 17, 2017

The Red Bull Music Academy have unveiled more details for their second Weekender in Sydney, kicking off on August 31st this year, continuing through until September 3rd! As a highlight event, the brand hits the water, bringing a stellar open air Sky High event to Sydney Harbour as luxury cruise yacht, Bella Vista. Taking place on […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Merc Mason – Lucid (2017 EP)

August 17, 2017

Sydney’s Merc Mason has come through with the goods with his new EP Lucid – he’s still a fresh face on the national scene but for local hip hop heads, Mason’s is a name that has been associated with some hectic trap-infused tunes that have been tailor made to go in hard. Following on from the release […]

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Music Video of the Day: Grizzly Bear “Mourning Sound” (2017)

August 17, 2017

Grizzly Bear aren’t normally known for keeping creative ideas conservative when it comes to their music and the visual representations of it, so this new clip for their tune “Mourning Sound” isn’t a totally surprising offering from the group. We head to Paris for this one and as director Beatrice Pegard does her thing, the audience […]

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Finally! Joyride announces east coast tour for “Kings and Queens”

August 17, 2017

We have been waiting for this one for what seems like a damn age but all is forgiven, the Don is getting out on the road. One of Sydney’s favourite sons, Joyride, is coming out from the One Day cloak and will be on tour down the east coast in October to bring his effortlessly catchy “Kings […]

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Film Review: The Dark Tower (USA, 2017) is tolerable for casual viewers but disappointing for die-hard King fans

August 17, 2017

Full disclosure, I have not read any of the Stephen King The Dark Tower series of books. As somebody who is unaware of the source material, I was going into the film adaptation of The Dark Tower with the simple expectation of wanting to enjoy a film, to be transported to another place, be invested […]

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen set to star in new Amazon series Good Omens

August 17, 2017

Neil Gaiman seems to be all the rage at the moment for Amazon Prime Video. Fresh off the success of their adaptation of his 2001 novel American Gods, the streaming service has plans to give a similar treatment to Gaiman’s much loved 1990 novel Good Omens, which he wrote with Terry Prachett. The comedy-horror fantasy […]

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Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

August 17, 2017

Sonic Mania is a gift. For Sega kids everywhere, it is a portal to your childhood. For long-suffering Sonic fans, it is a well overdue homecoming. It is proof that the Sonic the Hedgehog formula, abandoned in the Saturn era, is as fun, interesting and engaging as it was in the early 90’s. After nearly 25 years of […]

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Interview: Tess Haubrich’s journey from Home and Away to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

August 17, 2017

Now that the home release of Alien: Covenant is upon us, we had the opportunity to speak with Security Officer Rosenthal of the USCSS Covenant, also known as Aussie Actor Tess Haubrich.  With her head firmly back on her shoulders, and after eight more weeks of hard work and being on set for her next […]

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Win a double pass to the Kill Bill Double Screening In The House in Sydney

August 17, 2017

Here comes The Bride in the ultimate In The House Tarantino Double at Event Cinemas George St with Kill Bill: Vol 1 and Kill Bill: Vol 2 back to back on August 25th. We learn that revenge is a dish best served cold in this deadly pursuit. This is a rare chance to see Tarantino’s […]

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Win a copy of Guerrilla starring Frieda Pinto, and Idris Elba on DVD

August 17, 2017

Set against the backdrop of one of the most explosive times in U.K. history, Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. The six-part limited series is from Academy Award-winner John Ridley and […]

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Film Review: American Made (USA, 2017) is a sharply paced outing that proves a welcome return to form for Tom Cruise

August 17, 2017

Simultaneously stepping away from the action brands they’re both primarily recognised for, there’s a sense of material re-engagement for director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow) and star Tom Cruise with American Made.  Telling a story that’s less reliant on aesthetic spectacle and star power, Gary Spinelli’s account of […]

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Interview: American Made director Doug Liman talks about uncovering the heart at the centre of his action films

August 17, 2017

Doug Liman has never been a director afraid of making bold choices. Whether he’s taking the leap from indie cinema ala Swingers to expensive actioners like The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or honing his skills as a wrangler in order to challenge a fearless performer such as Tom Cruise, the New York […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Annabelle: Creation makes a thrilling debut at the box office

August 17, 2017

Looks like audiences are down for creepy possessed dolls! In its debut weekend in cinemas, Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to the Annabelle storyline from 2014, shot straight to no. 1 and earned $2.28m in the process.  It generated a screen average of $9,903 across its 231 screens nationally. Annabelle: Creation beat out last week’s no. 1 to push it […]

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UberX finally gets a dedicated pick up zone at Melbourne International Airport

August 17, 2017

It might be the world’s most liveable city, but for an airport that doesn’t even have a train, the difficulties that Uber have faced with having their service at Melbourne International Airport has always seemed a bit ridiculous. Though the push back from the Taxi industry is of little surprise; the difficulties of getting to […]

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We test out the new Virgin “economy x” service from Sydney to Darwin

August 17, 2017

The newest domestic offering (and rebranded International inclusion from what was known for the year prior as “Economy Space Plus”) from Virgin Australia adds new benefits to the exit row and the first few rows of the economy section: some extra leg room, priority security screening, priority baggage and dedicated overhead storage. The new section of […]

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Melbourne crowned Most Liveable City for the seventh year in a row

August 17, 2017

For a record seventh consecutive year, Melbourne has been ranked the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Melbourne achieved the highest score of 97.5 out of 100, (unchanged from 2016) with perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. While Sydney dropped down the ranks from seventh place to eleventh. “No city […]

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Event Preview: The 10th Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival hits Sydney next month

August 17, 2017

The Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival is returning for its 10th year, taking place at the National Art School in Darlinghurst from 7-8 October. A two week Lab period will host 116 artists from around Australia and showcase twenty one ambitious new projects from 25 September until 6 October. Ticket holders will be able to […]

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The 11 unmissable works of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival

August 17, 2017

Melbourne Fringe Festival is back for its whopping 35th year allowing our creative culture to flourish within the margins of diversity. Fringe is not a weird place as some may think; it is a play and space that is accessible to everyone, providing opportunities to thousands of artists each year. The aim is to nurture artistic […]

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An American-style Italian pop-up is coming to The Tennyson Hotel (Sydney)

August 17, 2017

Merivale, who acquired The Tennyson Hotel in December 2016, have announced their pursuit of “warehouse Italian” will be taking over what is currently the venue’s drive-in bottle shop for six months, crafting what will be titled “Mr. Liquor Dirty Italian Disco”. It will be a joint effort between Sydney chefs Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman, […]

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Lotus Dining has opened a bao and beer eatery in Barangaroo (Sydney)

August 17, 2017

Bing’s Bao and Beer is the newest restaurant by the Lotus Dining group to hit the Street of Barangaroo. This retro-style eatery has chosen to hero the humble steamed bao on the menu, with a soft baked milk bun for those who are less adventurous. Essentially a Chinese take on a burger or sandwich these […]

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