Day: 10 March 2019

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen’s hilarious new comedy Long Shot throws epic Premiere with Boyz II Men

March 10, 2019

Tonight at the Paramount Theatre at SXSW, Long Shot, the new romantic comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, had its first ever public screening. Not due for release until the start of May, the film sees the pair playing something akin to star-crossed lovers, with a political bend; Theron starring as America’s Secretary of […]

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Photo Gallery: Download Festival ft. Slayer + Ghost + Judas Priest + Anthrax – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Armed with his Canon 5D Mark IV, Lachlan brings us these shots from Download Festival in Parramatta Park featuring Slayer, Ghost, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Code Orange, Eat Your Heart Out, High Tension, Behemoth, Rise Against and more. It’s the festivals first expansion outside of Melbourne following a successful debut in 2018.

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Live Review: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Download Festival debuted on Australian shores in 2018 with a single Melbourne date and following that success, the festival decided to expand and add a Sydney date this year. Taking place in Parramatta Park, it’s a wonder how the festival immediately found its legs in a new city and venue to put on a well-organised […]

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Film Review: Sometimes Always Never (UK, 2018) is a quiet story that often feels like a scrabble in the dark

March 10, 2019

Sometimes Always Never proves its only words. This UK dramedy is about a father and son’s complex relationship. It has an English sensibility and a profound love for the Scrabble board game. The result is a quirky and whimsical character study that feels like it pans out in real-time. This film at first was a […]

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SXSW Film Review: Little Monsters (Australia, 2019) proves an instant classic of the Zombie Comedy genre

March 10, 2019

At the age of 37, Australian writer and director Abe Forsythe has already had a truly impressive output of films. At the age of 21, he put out the memorable (if maligned) Ned, in the same year as the Heath Ledger film, and has since delivered us great comedies in both short and long form, including […]

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Live Review: Millencolin + Goldfinger – The Roundhouse, Sydney (08.03.19)

March 10, 2019

I couldn’t tell you how many hours I would have spent listening to Millencolin as a teenager. All I can say is it was a lot. Now in my mid-twenties, I can go months without even thinking of the Swedish four piece. But my lord, when I do manage to put them on, they’re always […]

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Interview: Sean Caskey of Last Dinosaurs (AUS) talks living in Japan, a language faux pas and touring the world.

March 10, 2019

Brisbane-band Last Dinosaurs are back on the road to tour their third studio album, Yumeno Garden, around the country. With a US and Asia tour also on the horizon, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Sean Caskey gave up some of his precious time to talk with us about the creation of the album, his experience living abroad […]

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The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is a post-apocalyptic Borderlands-lite for kids

March 10, 2019

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is based on a movie not yet released in Australia. Despite the heavy involvement of Australia’s Animal Logic animation studio in the production of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the release date is still firmly on March 28th, nearly two months after the official United States release. For […]

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Book Review: Australia YA fiction flexes its muscles in new anthology Underdog

March 10, 2019

Underdog is a collection of short stories, collected from upcoming and unpublished Australian YA fiction writers. Edited by (and featuring contributions from) Tobias Madden and Sarah Taviana, Underdog celebrates a uniquely Australian genre, one as diverse and emotive as the country in which it is written. Featuring twelve short stories, Underdog is the first #LoveOzYA […]

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SXSW Film Review: Well Groomed (USA, 2019) is well intentioned, oddly emotionally investing, and full of heart

March 10, 2019

As new dog grooming business owner (and one of Well Groomed‘s fascinating human subjects) Nicole Beckman states during her introduction that competitive dog grooming was always something she thought as being “just silly” before entering the competitive stakes herself, her initial thoughts are likely to be mirrored by many unversed in the ways of competitive […]

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SXSW Film Review: Human Nature (USA, 2019) describes powerful science & possibilities from tomorrow

March 10, 2019

At SXSW 2017, American biochemist, Jennifer Doudna was telling everybody about CRISPR. Allow me one last Human Nature reference… Doudna was telling the last ones to know about a new technology that has the potential to alter genes. Human Nature is a documentary that takes a deep dive into this fascinating scientific world, and chronicles […]

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Live Review: Snail Mail + Major Leagues + Shaad – Estonian House, Melbourne (08.03.19)

March 10, 2019

There was a quiet excitement through the crowd as Shaad DJ’d through the opening half hour at Estonian House in Brunswick on Friday night. Obviously, there was something to look forward too with the final of two shows performed by band, Snail Mail beginning within the hour. Artist Lindsay Jordan has had a cult following […]

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