Author: Amy Nancarrow

This Week’s DVD Picks: Adaptations (16th December 2015)

December 16, 2015

This week’s DVD releases are adaptations or twists on classic stories, films, or television shows. Mr Holmes Mr Holmes is a twist on the tales of famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, and stars Sir Ian McKellan as an ageing Holmes. With his health and memory ailing, Holmes relies on the care of his housekeeper Mrs […]

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DVD Review: Jane the Virgin Season 1 (USA, 2014)

December 12, 2015

It’s not often that a show so incredibly surprising, ridiculous, and fantastic finds its way onto our screens, but that’s exactly what happened when Jane the Virgin aired in America in late 2014. Equal parts comedy, drama, murder mystery, soap opera, romance, family drama, and coming-of-age, Jane the Virgin has something for everyone, and even […]

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This Week’s DVD Picks: Break the Rules (11th December 2015)

December 11, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature kick-ass ladies who aren’t afraid to break the rules. Iris 93-year-old Iris Apfel is a New York style icon, well-known for her flamboyant fashion sense and commitment to sartorial experimentation. Directed by renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (who, sadly, died six weeks before the release of his final film), […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Something for Everyone (4th December 2015)

December 4, 2015

Need to do your Christmas shopping? This week’s DVD releases feature a variety of films and television series to keep everyone happy. ANT-MAN One of the latest superheroes to join the Marvel ranks, Ant-Man was released earlier this year to positive reviews, mostly due to its star, Paul Rudd. Rudd plays the titular superhero, who […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Reality Bites (27th November 2015)

November 27, 2015

This week sees several reality television shows – and shows with as much drama as a reality series – released just in time for Christmas. I AM CAIT, SEASON 1 We all knew when Caitlin Jenner revealed herself to the world in June that it would only be a matter of time before a reality […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Detectives Galore (20th November 2015)

November 20, 2015

This week’s DVD releases feature detectives of all shapes and sizes, and from all across the (Middle) Earth. THE HOBBIT TRILOGY (AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES) This successful trilogy, based on JRR Tolkien’s prequel to The Lord of the Rings, features a group of unlikely friends (a hobbit, […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Ladies at the Top of Their Game (13th November 2015)

November 13, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature women who are hitting their creative strides. Inside Out Inside Out, Pixar’s latest emotion-packed fare, stars comedy powerhouse Amy Poehler. Riley is a ten-year-old girl whose life is ruled by Joy (Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). Packed full of heart, […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Best of the Box (5th November 2015)

November 5, 2015

This week offers an abundance of top-quality television series on DVD – perfect for that university exam-time procrastination. THE MINDY PROJECT, SEASON 2 The Mindy Project really finds its footing in the second season. Mindy (Mindy Kaling) returns to New York after a stint in Haiti, to find that her place at Shulman and Associates […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: (Talented) Girls on Film (28th October 2015)

October 28, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature, or are about, talented young women who have gained immense fame in a short period of time. Amy Amy Winehouse’s tragic demise was a source of endless tabloid gossip, and this documentary uses much of that archival paparazzi footage, as well as home videos, to tell her story. Directed […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Self-made Legends (23rd October 2015)

October 23, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature self-made men and women, who have something to prove to the world, whether it be through through fighting, vengeance, or…stripping.

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Prisons Galore (15th October 2015)

October 15, 2015

This week’s DVD releases feature different types of prisons – penetentiaries, zoos, and an office. UTOPIA SEASON 2 This Australian show is one of the funniest workplace comedies on the box. Created by the Working Dog team (Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch, and Tom Gleisner), Utopia stars Sitch, Celia Paquola, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann and Kitty Flanagan […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Drama, Drama, Drama! (7th October 2015)

October 7, 2015

This week’s DVD releases feature plenty of fantastic, gripping, and underrated dramatic films and television series that are well worth a watch.

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The Week’s DVD Release Picks: Best of the Box (25th September 2015)

September 25, 2015

It’s time to grab a box set and catch up on some of the best shows on the box with this week’s DVD releases.

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

September 17, 2015

Royals, movie stars, and superheroes all feature in this week’s DVD releases. A Royal Night Out This comedy is very loosely based on the two English Princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret – celebrating the end of WWII on VE Day. The young princesses are allowed to celebrate in London under strict guidelines from their father, […]

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The Week’s DVD Release Picks: A week of Empires! (11th September 2015)

September 11, 2015

Empires of all kinds find themselves crumbling, evolving, and switching it up in this week’s DVD releases. Ex Machina Ex Machina is the first feature film by screenwriter Alex Garland, and what a stunning debut it is. Starring Alicia Vikander, Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina explores the philosophical and moral questions surrounding the […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Sequels and Spinoffs

September 4, 2015

Sequels, prequels, adaptations, and spin-offs rule in this week’s Australian DVD and Blu-Ray releases. Here are our three picks for the week…

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The Week’s DVD Release Picks: A Fitting Farewell to Paul Walker

August 28, 2015

A franchise delivers a fitting farewell to its star in this week’s DVD releases.

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Fantastic Actors. Criminally Overlooked Productions.

August 21, 2015

Fantastic actors star in criminally overlooked productions in this week’s Australian DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: A detective, a DUFF and an Oscar-nominated performance…

August 14, 2015

A detective, a DUFF and an Oscar-nominated performance dominate this week’s DVD releases. Here are our three picks of the week:

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Bellas vs Underwoods

August 7, 2015

The Bellas battle it out with the Underwoods in this week’s DVD releases. Here are our three picks of DVDs and Blu-Rays you can pick up in Australian stores this week: PITCH PERFECT 2 Becca (Anna Kendrick) and the Barden Bellas are back for an international aca-battle in Pitch Perfect 2. Whilst the sequel to […]

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DVD Review: Broadchurch The Complete Second Season (UK, 2015)

June 25, 2015

The first series of Broadchurch was a concise, emotionally-charged thriller that was a huge success both in the United Kingdom and abroad. However, with such a neat ending (the killer caught, Danny’s funeral finally allowed to take place), it was a bit of a headscratcher as to how creator Chris Chibnall would structure series two: […]

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Australian Rock and Roll explored in new ABC documentary Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts.

June 22, 2015

Australia’s rock and roll history will be explored in the upcoming two part documentary, Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts. The documentary surrounds the Australian rock and roll industry in the 1960s and 70s, and the two families that dominated the rock scene: the Alberts and the Youngs. Part one, Blood, explores music producer […]

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Meryl Streep rocks out in Ricki and the Flash trailer

June 10, 2015

Meryl Streep is stepping back into the spotlight as a rock star in her newest film Ricki and the Flash, in a new trailer that’s been released. Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a rock and roll legend who decides to return home to her ex-husband (Kevin Kline) and adult daughter (Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer) […]

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Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, released

June 10, 2015

A trailer for The Walk, a new thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been released. The Walk, directed by Forrest Gump and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis, is the true story of a death-defying plot to complete a walk between the two buildings of the World Trade Centre. Philippe Petit (Gordon-Levitt), with the help […]

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Cara Delevingne heading to Sydney for the Paper Towns Australian premiere on July 5th.

June 10, 2015

Model and actress Cara Delevingne will touch down in Australia in July to promote her new film, Paper Towns. Delevingne will be walking the red carpet at the Australian premiere of the film on Sunday 5 July in Sydney. Delevingne is a well-known socialite and model, famous for campaigns for brands such as Yves St […]

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Studio Ghibli given the spotlight at The Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney

June 5, 2015

The Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney will play host to a program of Studio Ghibli favourites, including several screenings of the newest Ghibli film When Marnie Was There. The film is an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson‘s 1968 British novel of the same name. The film follows Anna Sasaki, an orphan in foster […]

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Alan Hicks wins David and Joan Williams Fellowship

June 3, 2015

Filmmaker Alan Hicks has been announced as the winner of the David and Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship for 2015. Hicks has been awarded $50,000 to aid his future projects. The David and Joan Williams Fellowship is the most substantial fellowship awarded annually to Australian documentary filmmakers. “The Williams Fellowship is all about encouraging theatrical documentary […]

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NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund Open

June 3, 2015

The NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund is now open for applications, with $90,000 available to filmmakers to create their projects. The program, a combined effort of Metro Screen and Screen NSW, aims to provide new filmmakers with support and funding to complete short from projects. Three applicants will be provided with $30,000 each to execute their […]

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Bruce Campbell to attend Melbourne’s Oz Comic-Con

June 2, 2015

Evil Dead cult hero Bruce Campbell is the latest star to be signed on for Melbourne’s Oz Comic-Con in late June. Campbell is a director, voice-over artist and actor, who has also starred in Burn Notice, Xena: Warrior Princess, andCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Campbell will attend the convention on Saturday, 27 June, and […]

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Eurovision rakes in the ratings for SBS

May 27, 2015

Eurovision is over for another year, and Australia’s first attempt at Eurovision glory created a ratings boom for SBS, with the second semi-final breaking records as the most successful SBS Eurovision broadcast ever. Over one million Australians tuned in to see home-grown crooner Guy Sebastianbattle it out against Europe’s most talented, and weirdest, singing acts. […]

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