Day: 13 September 2023

Interview: Annie Murphy on her villainous voice role in Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken; “I now have a thirst for evil.”

*This interview took place prior to the current SAG-AFTRA strike* Every hero needs a villain.  And when you’re Ruby Gillman, a sweet, awkward 16-year-old whose just found out she’s a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queen of the seas, there’s nothing scarier than Chelsea: Beautiful. Popular. Mermaid! From DreamWorks Animation, Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken…

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Interview: Lana Condor on being the first female title character in DreamWorks’ Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

*This interview took place prior to the current SAG-AFTRA strike* She may have loved all the boys with her hit Netflix trilogy of films, but the only thing we love right now is Lana Condor. Making history as the first female title character in a DreamWorks Animation film, Condor is breaking ground as Ruby Gillman,…

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Brisbane International Film Festival announces first wave of Queensland premiere titles

The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), presented by MINI, has announced its first wave of preview titles ahead of its program launch, including its Opening Night Gala event premiere. Set to take place from October 26 to November 5 at selected Dendy, Reading and Five Star cinema locations across Brisbane, the full program will be…

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Eta Draconis

Book Review: An apocalyptic road trip brings two sisters together in Brendan Ritchie’s Eta Draconis

Brendan Ritchie’s Eta Draconis is a grounded and heartfelt exploration of searching for a future in a world that feels like it has none. Elora has just finished high school in her hometown of Esperance, Western Australia. Her older sister Vivienne, already attending university in the city, has been home for the summer holidays and…

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Tech Review: The Aspera AS5 provides some impressive bang for your buck

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Australian-owned company Aspera Mobile has launched the AS5, a new entry-level 4G handset with an impressive amount of features at just A$99. Yes, you read that right. It’s admittedly a great price for a phone that includes some nifty features like facial recognition and dual-sim compatibility, all while running on…

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