Day: 1 October 2017

Live Review: The Bombay Royale ignites a Saturday night at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival

October 1, 2017

The Bombay¬†Royale are one of those bands who are impossible¬†not to feel affected by. Their positivity that drives each and every song they perform permeates through the crowd effortlessly – you want to dance if you’re not a dancer, you want to sing, even if you cannot understand the language. The dynamic the band exerts, […]

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Games Review: Cuphead (Xbox One, 2017) isn’t as hard as you think. It’s still pretty hard though.

October 1, 2017

By now you’ve almost certainly heard about¬†Cuphead and its pronounced level of difficulty so let’s begin this review with a declaration:¬†Cuphead¬†is hard. But it’s also way less hard than you might think it is. Having just spent the weekend with the SNES Mini and being reminded of what true old school game design was like, […]

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Interview: Chad Lindberg talks Supernatural, iconic mullets, paranormal experiences and Oz Comic Con

October 1, 2017

Every now and then an actor comes onto a show as a guest star and somehow ends up becoming an iconic piece of its history. For Chad Lindberg that show is Supernatural and that role was Ash aka Dr Bad-Ass the computer genius geek sporting the mullet hairdo that lived in the Roadhouse diner with […]

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Our weekend with the SNES Classic Mini

October 1, 2017

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Mini released around the world over the weekend to rapturous applause from longtime SNES devotees, packing a ton of nostalgia into an extremely small package. I missed out on a first round pre-order on the device, and we were not able to obtain a unit for review from Nintendo […]

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Film Review: Flatliners (USA, 2017) shows very little signs of life

October 1, 2017

When a film isn’t pre-screened for media or has its review embargo lifted on the same day of release, you know that the studio isn’t confident in the quality of their product. And this is what happened with the latest remake (although, in recent reports, it is claimed to be a sequel) of Flatliners. At […]

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Games Hands On: Gran Turismo Sport is actually way more enjoyable than I expected

October 1, 2017

Hot off the heels of a hands on with Forza Motorsport 7,¬†the most visible racing series in recent memory, I went into my preview session with¬†Gran Turismo Sport wondering if the elder statesman of racing games could make an impression given its effusive competition. It did, and what’s more, I realised I’d missed¬†GT a little.

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Book Review: And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic is a novel about the nature of family and belonging

October 1, 2017

Author Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer, her critically acclaimed debut novel Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as many other awards. Not only that but she’s also a classically trained clarinettist, who’s worked with Jose Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kenawa. Her new novel,¬†And […]

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Book Review: Your Brain Knows More Than You Think is an important & contentious book about pioneering brain research

October 1, 2017

A book like Your Brain Knows More Than You Think is one that challenges you to leave your assumptions at the door. Originally written by psychologist and neurobiologist¬†Niels Birbaumer, and translated into English by David Shaw,¬†it provides some compelling arguments and case studies from the research and practice undertaken by Birbaumer, and others in this […]

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OzAsia Festival Review: Hot Brown Honey shines as a defining force and voice within the Australian arts scene

October 1, 2017

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”¬†Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ms Adichie is just one fierce wordsmith quoted during tonight’s performance by¬†Hot Brown Honey‘s¬†Busty Beatz; setting the tone and ramming it home […]

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