Day: 24 October 2018

Carl’s Jr opens first Melbourne stores as part of ambitious expansion

October 24, 2018

It has been two years since U.S fast-food giant Carl’s Jr opened their first ever Australian store in Bateau Bay on New South Wales’s Central Coast. It was a success, as was the steady roll out of stores that followed as part of a very ambitious expansion set to see around 300 stores open across […]

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Tech Review: DJI’s Mavic 2 Zoom will have you soaring into quiet, compact & professional film capturing

October 24, 2018

DJI announces a new series of drones quite regularly, but their new Mavic 2 series are their most satisfying technical jump yet when it comes to consumer drones. Don’t be mistaken, using the word “consumer” for these ranges doesn’t mean you’re missing out on any of the tech and quality when it comes to capturing […]

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Track of the Day: Alex the Astronaut “Happy Song” (2018)

October 24, 2018

Alex the Astronaut has released her new single “Happy Song” ahead of her forthcoming Space Tour this November. This track, equally optimistic and melancholic, was performed for the first time to a packed tent at this years Splendour in the Grass. Aiming straight for the heart, “Happy Song” perfectly pairs gloominess with buoyancy, delivering a […]

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Rufus Wainwright, The Internet, Hanson and more line up for Zoo Twilights 2019 at Melbourne Zoo

October 24, 2018

Melbourne Zoo has announced the full lineup for their annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights. Running every weekend from 25 January to 9 March, Zoo Twilights will unite world class musicians and music enthusiasts in a one of a kind summer experience. All proceeds from ticket sales will go straight back into Zoos Victoria’s efforts […]

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Film Review: Halloween (USA, 2018) truly captures the atmosphere of John Carpenter’s seminal classic

October 24, 2018

Trick: The 2018 incarnation of Halloween acts as a direct continuation of the 1978 original, essentially wiping out all seven sequels (and the two Rob Zombie-helmed revisions) that succeeded in the years since. Treat: It’s good.  Like really f***ing good! After surviving the maniacal clutches of psychotic killer Michael Myers forty years prior, Laurie Strode […]

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Photo Gallery: Jamie Lee Curtis on the Halloween black carpet at the Australian Premiere in Sydney

October 24, 2018

In cinemas this Thursday, and following on from a record breaking weekend on the US Box Office, legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis walked the black carpet in Sydney last night for the Australian premiere of Halloween. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the carpet.

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World’s longest sea-crossing, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, is now open

October 24, 2018

Now connecting Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau is the world’s longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing, a megaproject measuring in at 55km, which is 20 times longer than San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge, and containing enough steel (400,000 tonnes to be exact) to build 60 Eiffel Towers. Costing approximately $20bn, it’s one of the […]

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Applejack to open their first Sydney CBD restaurant “Bopp & Tone”

October 24, 2018

Applejack, the group behind beloved Sydney venues like The Butler and The Botanist, will finally be making their way into the CBD for the first time with a new restaurant and bar on Carrington Street. Named Bopp & Tone for the Applejack founders’ grandfathers – Keith “Bopp” Evans and Anthony “Tone” Adams – the Mediterranean […]

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Surry Hills scores a new “unauthentic Indian” restaurant from Jessi Singh

October 24, 2018

Renowned chef Jessi Singh has returned to Australia to bring his “unauthentic Indian” cuisine to Sydney, opening Surry Hills’ newest restaurant Don’t Tell Aunty. The space, which replaces the old 4Fourteen, is marked by Singh’s fun and casual atmosphere, inspired by the home of a traditional Indian aunty – that being a place where you […]

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The five best Halloween parties in Sydney this year

October 24, 2018

After-dark museum spooktaculars, scary Inner-West pub raves, Bojack Horseman dress-up parties, and ghoulish dog shows. Yeah, it’s Halloween in Sydney alright. Each year some of the best venues in the city attempt to out-do themselves and lure you into webs of themed events and expensive drinks. Not all are made equal though, so we’ve done […]

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Netflix Review: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina conjures a dark edgy twist to high school drama

October 24, 2018

Back in the mid 1990’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch took the original Archie Comics character and gave her a more kitschy comedic vibe. With Sabrina often having to learn deep moral lessons after her attempts at magic go awry. But if you ever did read those original comics, you’d be aware that Sabrina and co […]

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Live Review: Ceres deliver a legendary sold out show at The Howler, Melbourne

October 24, 2018

I am about 98.98% sure that we almost made Tom Lanyon cry. From the moment Ceres walked onto the stage for their Viv in the Front Seat tour and launched into their first song, the entire crowd was singing along to every word. The Howler was packed to the brim, there are definitive bruises forming […]

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Indigenous Slam Queen crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion

October 24, 2018

Her very first performance brought the house down and now Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has been crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Dropping an absolutely stunning slam about aboriginal identity, Melanie won crowds over with her complex piece about breaking free of inner demons, and “being caught between a western white mans world, and ancient aboriginal antiquity”. Her […]

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Hotel Review: Shangri-La reimagines the “Urban Resort” with Hong Kong’s Kerry Hotel

October 24, 2018

Ever since Kerry Hotels launched as a brand back in 2011, it has been well received as a fascinating, and interesting, expression from Shangri-La Group, who are best known for their opulent namesake properties. While Hotel Jen, another critical darling from the group, plays more in the mid-range category with a strong commitment to design […]

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Games Review: Mega Man 11 sticks a little too closely to the classic franchise

October 24, 2018

Oh Mega Man, such a treasured relic of the past, and one of the great gaming franchises of the 8-bit era. It was — is — one of the few series that could get away with being so repetitive and frustratingly difficult because there’s something about its simple premise and nostalgia-inducing schtick that just stuck […]

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Album Review: LOSER’s Restless Noise (2018 EP) is a rock collab that’ll leave you wanting more

October 24, 2018

If, after hearing their first singles, you were left thinking Melbourne’s newest alt-rock trio LOSER sound crazily professional and experienced for a new band, you my friend, would be correct. The trio is the love child of Australian rock icons, with Tim Maxwell (Apart From This/Grim Rhythm) Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Craig Selak […]

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