Australia

Renee Zellweger to visit Australia for Judy in October

September 25, 2019

Shout hallelujah c’mon get happy because Renee Zellweger is coming to Australia! Universal Pictures has announced that the Academy Award winning actress will visit Melbourne and Sydney this October to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Judy, the Judy Garland biopic from Rupert Goold. Zellweger’s portrayal of the legendary star has been widely predicted by […]

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This Aussie cafe will give free meals to anyone wearing pineapple clothes

February 21, 2019

Dust off your favourite pineapple print button-up because café chain Jamaica Blue are slanging free drinks and meals to anyone who rocks up wearing their best pineapple patterned clothing or fashion accessory (pineapple tattoos count). It’s to celebrate their new “pineapple themed menu”, of course, with the freebie deal including jerk chicken tacos, breakfast bowls, […]

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Film Review: In Like Flynn (Australia, 2018) is predominantly fizzy and shamelessly cheesy

October 10, 2018

Director Russell Mulcahy, the Melbourne filmmaker whose career has seen him graduate from Elton John music videos to varied levels of cinematic quality (the 1984 wild boar in the outback horror flick Razorback, the ill-advised Kim Basinger vehicle The Real McCoy, and the Geoffrey Rush drama Swimming Upstream just a few of his efforts) is […]

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Jimmy Barnes just broke another Australian record (thanks to his new film)

August 27, 2018

After its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the new feature Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy was released on 220 Australian cinema screens last week, making it the biggest documentary release since Michael Jackson’s This Is It back in 2009, and the biggest ever release for an Australian documentary. From acclaimed director Mark Joffe (Jack […]

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Photos: Behind-the-scenes of Rachel Ward’s upcoming Australian film Palm Beach

July 3, 2018

Images for the upcoming Australian film Palm Beach directed by Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) have been revealed, with the project currently shooting on Sydney’s northern beaches. Palm Beach is a drama-comedy based around a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday, with Palm Beach acting as a gorgeous backdrop for the dramatic […]

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Watch: Queer Eye cast head down-under for “Mini Make-Better”

July 3, 2018

With the Fab Five finally back a full fifteen years after their Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the  popularity of their Netflix series Queer Eye has led down-under, in the form of a ‘mini make-better”. Their journey led them to the rural town of  Yass, bringing the style to match the name. They begun […]

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Boost Juice are now serving Vegemite smoothies across Australia

June 4, 2018

“We’re always looking to think outside the square when it comes to product development”, said Chief Marketing Officer of Boost Juice Joanne Bradley. And outside of the square they have most certainly thought this time, with the ubiquitous juice brand introducing new flavour The Vegemite Boost. It obviously contains Australia’s most divisive (to non-Australians anyway; […]

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Top End Wedding indigenous internships now open for application

February 19, 2018

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department will fund internships for four Northern Territory-based indigenous screen practitioners, to take part in the upcoming Goalpost Pictures film Top End Wedding. Applications are now open for various positions such as First Assistant Director, Art Department, Camera Department, Production and Sound. Available exclusively to NT based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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Film Review: Sweet Country (Australia, 2018) is Australia’s answer to To Kill A Mockingbird

January 18, 2018

Man on the run. Sweet Country is based on the true, Australian story about a point in history where justice was put on trial. For this reason, it has echoes of To Kill A Mockingbird except that here, Atticus Finch isn’t a lawyer but a preacher played by Sam Neill. The result is a shockingly […]

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Call of Duty World League National Circuit open to Australia and New Zealand

January 15, 2018

Competitive Call of Duty teams from both Australia and New Zealand now have the chance to sign up to the Call of Duty World League National Circuit to test their skills and teamwork on a national scale, in order to prove who’s the best down under.

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Margot Robbie to attend Australian Premiere of I, Tonya

January 8, 2018

Roadshow Films has recently announced that Australian actress Margot Robbie, will be visiting Sydney in order to promote her latest Golden Globe winning film I, Tonya. Robbie will walk the red carpet in Sydney’s Hoyts Entertainment Quarter on Tuesday 23 January. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and features stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, […]

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United Airlines will fly you to Texas for free if your first or last name is “Houston”

December 15, 2017

If your first or last name is “Houston” then you have a damn good reason to be excited about United Airlines’ new daily nonstop service between Sydney and Houston, Texas which will be introduced on 20th January 2018. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline has put a call out for anyone with the aforementioned […]

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POPSART: Hanson in a Burqa? John Safran’s book Depends on What You Mean By Extremist is the conversation we need to have

August 21, 2017

As a well armed far-right movement in America raises its ugly head in Charlottesville, leaving one oppositional protester murdered, Pauline Hanson turns up to Parliament in a Burqa. As her terribly offensive action is passionately berated by George Brandis, of all people, fourteen people are murdered in Barcelona, mowed down by a car in one […]

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Five Reasons to watch Australia’s answer to Atlanta, the Stan series The Other Guy

August 15, 2017

Dating has become a complicated business – gone are the times when respectable men and women would try to court each other civilly. Nowadays, it’s all about Tinder, night clubs and one-night stands, with any hope of a meaningful relationship lost in a sea of lust and horniness. One programme looking to examine these modern […]

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Tesla’s next Australian store will be in Brisbane

March 23, 2017

Electric vehicle manufacturer and darling of armchair technocrats everywhere Tesla are planning on opening a combined service centre and showroom in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. The move marks the company’s first foray into the Queensland market.

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The Jewish International Film Festival announces a stellar Australian line-up, opening with critically acclaimed Biopic Denial

September 30, 2016

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced it 2016 Australian line-up, featuring 66 international premiere features and 19 documentaries alongside it’s opening and closing films, critically acclaimed Biopic Denial, and provocative documentary The Last Laugh. The festival will also screen the Israeli drama, Sand Storm, winner of Best Film and Best Director at the […]

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Lowdown and Australian Price guide revealed for the Asus ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook Flip

September 30, 2016

Asus have launched a new line of slim Laptops designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. The Iris has the low down on each product and how much it will set you back. ZenBook 3 UX390UA  The ZenBook 3 is made for professionals, and comes in Royal Blue and Rose Gold designed for ‘luxury’. The ultra-portable device […]

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Two Aussie films named finalists in Manhattan Shorts Film Festival; Sydney screening announced

September 19, 2016

Australia is rocking it at the 19th annual Manhattan Shorts Film Festival this year, with two of the top ten films hailing from Australia. The worldwide event takes place in over 250 cinemas across six continents between September 23rd-2nd of October 2016, showcasing some of the best shorts from over the globe. The festival will […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Forza Horizon 3‘s complete soundtrack features Chet Faker, 1200 Techniques and more

September 9, 2016

The thing that facilitated many of Forza Horizon 2‘s most memorable moments was its wide-ranging soundtrack of licensed music. Releasing in only a few weeks, Forza Horizon 3 is promising a similarly top-shelf tracklist. The best part? Given the game’s Australian setting, the soundtrack is filled with popular local artists. Hit the jump to see the tracklist in […]

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Xbox FanFest is making its way to Sydney this month

September 8, 2016

Xbox is bringing its wildly popular open house fan event to our shores. Xbox FanFest: Sydney 2016 will give Australian Xbox fans with the chance to check out some of Xbox’s most anticipated titles, such as Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

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Ubisoft’s new Just Sing karaoke title is out now

September 8, 2016

Ubisoft has announced Just Sing, the musical successor to Just Dance,  has been officially released in Australia and New Zealand on the PlayStation 4 with an Xbox One released scheduled for later this year.

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Bill Bailey’s Larks In Transit is headed to Australia and New Zealand

July 13, 2016

Twenty years of travellers’ tales have gone into British comedian Bill Bailey‘s latest show, Larks In Transit, which will be touring Australia and New Zealand later this year. His 15 date tour will see him travel around Australia, sharing tales from two decades as a comedian, from politics, to philosophy, to a painful encounter with Paul […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes excellent first artist announcement including Tigertown, Alex Lahey, Gideon Bensen & more

June 22, 2016

Here we go! The first round of artists set to perform at BIGSOUND this year has been officially released, giving us a taste of the high calibre of quality we can be expecting in September. We already expected the Brisbane music conference and showcase event to be coming out swinging, as it does every year, […]

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First Impressions: VIVE Cooking School – in the kitchen with Manu Feildel

June 14, 2016

I talk food, write food and occasionally cook food from the comfort of my own kitchen but can I put my money where my mouth is and deliver a truly authentic French dining experience? Probably not, but there is no reason why I shouldn’t give it a go.  Last weekend I was able to do just that […]

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Jason Borne is bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander to Australia

June 10, 2016

Universal will be bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander down under next month to promote the release of their new Jason Bourne film. The pair will walk the red carpet at the film’s Australian Premiere on Sunday July 3rd at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. It has been fourteen years since The Bourne Identity, but Damon assures fans […]

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2016 Miles Literary Award shortlist revealed

May 30, 2016

At the Australian Booksellers Association Conference in Canberra, the 2016 shortlist for the prestigious Miles Literary Award was announced. With a focus on uniquely Australian identities and struggles, this year’s nominees, including three authors shortlisted for the first time,  are in the running for a $60,000 prize. Making the 2016 shortlist are: Hope Farm by Peggy Frew […]

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Live Review: Little May + E^ST + Australia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (06.05.16)

May 9, 2016

If I were to ever offer any pieces of advice to the gig going public, there would be two bits. The first would be to try avoid living more than 50km from the venue you’re attending, while the second would be to make sure you don’t forget to N/A work the night of a show. […]

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Hotel Review: Deluxe Executive Room at Jupiters Gold Coast

February 18, 2016

As part of the most substantial and expansive changes to date for Jupiters Gold Coast, the property’s entire Executive Floor has seen a great refurbishment, bringing all rooms up to standard with modern design and features aimed at an overall better experience both inside and outside of the room. In the past, Jupiters enjoyed a […]

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Season 4 of ABC TV’s Rake enters production

October 2, 2015

Fans of Rake would be happy to know that ABC’s crime drama is back in production for their 4th season. Co-creator and producer Richard Roxburgh will be reprising his award-winning role as  Cleaver Greene, the self-destructive, rouge Sydney barrister with questionable morals. Joining show regulars John Waters and Rachael Blake for then ew season will be acclaimed British actress Miriam […]

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Did you know Australia has banned 220 video games in the last four months?

June 30, 2015

As of today, if any video game is refused classification by the International Age Ratings Coalition then chances are it will be banned from sale here in Australia. According to ABC News, the Federal Government are now formally participating in a twelve-month pilot program that will leave any game that the IARC has refused to […]

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