Day: 17 March 2023

Theatre Review: American Idiot – Can you hear the sound of hysteria?

Debuting on Broadway in 2010, American Idiot (based on the Green Day album of the same name that defined a generation) has become a beloved production that went on to win two Tony awards. It was developed by bandmates Michael Mayer and Billie Joe Armstrong and has finally come to Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel thanks…

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Film Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is a journey of fantastical and comedic riches

23 years after Hollywood first attempted to adapt the Dungeons & Dragons phenomenon with an entirely forgettable fantasy that starred Jimmy Olsen from TV’s Lois & Clark, and had Marlon Wayans setting back racial stereotypes by a good few decades, the (studio) powers that be have opted to re-polish the IP, rolling the dice on…

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Close up view of a woman applying makeup into the lens of a camera. Her face is illuminated by a spotlight.

Theatre Review: COLLAPSIBLE is for anyone who has ever felt like a stranger in their own skin

Described as a “coming-of-age comedy-drama”, COLLAPSIBLE, at the Old Fitz Theatre in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, explores identity and that all too familiar feeling of being completely lost. Written by Margaret Perry and directed By Zoë Hollyoak and Morgan Moroney, this one woman play centres on Essie (Janet Anderson). She’s lost her job, her girlfriend and, as…

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New Music Discoveries 17th March: Eloise, The Vanns, Everything But The Girl & more

This week we’ve added another ten tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our track of the week belongs to UK neo-soul, pop artist and rising star Eloise, with “Therapist”. if you’ve got a partner who needs to take their attitude elsewhere, then this is for you. With lyrics such as “you’re acting like…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Michael Shafar is definitely well worth the chemo

Michael Shafar is a testicular cancer survivor, hence the chemo joke. It was what his oncologist told him after he had seen the show; “You were well worth the chemo, Michael.” Which is a pretty good recommendation. On a Tuesday night after a long weekend, the house is full. Even if the stage is an…

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Interview: Director Kirk DeMicco and producer Kelly Cooney on their animated creation Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface. This year, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager, Ruby Gillman (voiced by Lana Condor), who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens…

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BABYMETAL announce debut headline Australia tour

Put on your black eyeshadow and grab your wolf masks because Japanese pop-metal favourites BABYMETAL are coming! Last Wednesday the band announced that they will be heading to Australia this June for their debut headline run as part of their World Tour 2023. Performing at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane, Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and…

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Film Review: Living is an understated piece of beauty about the importance of existence

Based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 Japanese film Ikiru, which in itself was inspired by the 1886 Russian novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, Oliver Hermanus’s Living is an understated take on one of life’s most complicated musings: What does it mean to truly live? It’s a big question, but in the hands…

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