Day: 5 September 2023

Stormzy, Steve Lacey, Dominic Fike & more headed our way for the 19th Laneway Festival

Laneway is back and has just unleashed its highly anticipated line-up for the 19th edition of this Trans-Tasman touring mega-festival. The multi-stage is set, and it’s nothing short of impressive, coupling both established icons and rising stars. The power of this year’s line-up is in the inclusion of a substantial number of artists (almost a…

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Game Preview: EA Sports FC 24 steps up when it counts

It seems like only yesterday that we found out that EA Sports and FIFA were parting ways, granting the long-running football franchise a seemingly new identity. Name change aside, EA Sports FC 24 does its best to freshen up many of the game’s nuanced mechanics and motion capture, in ways that feel new and exciting,…

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Sir Hereward

Book Review: Garth Nix’s Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz is the gritty, deadpan bite-sized fantasy you’ve been waiting for

Deadpan humour meets swashbuckling swords-and-sorcery in this collection of short stories from fantasy heavyweight Garth Nix. A series of adventurous tales about friendship and duty, Sir Herward and Mister Fitz: Stories of the Witch King and the Puppet Sorcerer pulls together eight previously separately published stories, plus one new story of the dynamic god-slaying duo….

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Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem excites with its coming-of-age narrative, visually arresting animation, and relatable humour

Since their creation some almost-40-years ago, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have seen their brand of comedic, family-aimed action spread across six feature films (in three separate timelines) and countless television, comic book and video games.  Despite all this, and each respective creative honing their own spin, the younger, more appropriately teen-aged years of the…

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