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Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe takes top honours at 2019 Indie Awards

March 18, 2019

Since 2008, the Indie Book Awards have been celebrating both the work of independent Aussie booksellers and the books they’ve raved about to customers over the previous year. Last night, the 2019 winners were announced, with Trent Dalton’s coming of age tale Boy Swallows Universe taking out the top honour of Book of the Year.Speaking […]

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Jenny Ackland, Bri Lee, and Melissa Lucashenko head up 2019 Stella Prize longlist

February 7, 2019

The $50,000 Stella Prize celebrates literature penned by Australian women. First awarded in 2013, the Stella Prize is named for My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and has become a landmark prize in the Australian literary scene. This year, some 170 entries were narrowed down to just twelve, with every longlisted author […]

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Writer David Nicholls to attend Australian premiere of Patrick Melrose during Series Mania

June 29, 2018

BBC First are proud to announce in partnership with ACMI and Film Victoria that three-time BAFTA nominated screenwriter David Nicholls will attend the Australian premiere of his acclaimed new TV series Patrick Melrose at this years upcoming Series Mania Melbourne event. The series will star Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, […]

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NSW Introduces New Initiative for Up and Coming Female Directors

June 29, 2018

The Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has joined some of Australia’s leading female talent in order to announce #SheDirects, an initiative that will aim to bring more up and coming female directors to the forefront the the industry.  Iconic Australian actor and director Rachel Griffiths (Hacksaw Ridge) has jumped on board along with fellow actor, […]

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Cameras roll on Wonder Woman 1984 as we get our first on set sneak peak

June 18, 2018

With the recent success the DC Universe project Wonder Woman, which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office, it’s no surprise that a sequel was quickly green-lit. Starring model and actress Gal Gadot (Fast Five) in the titular role, today we have our first taste of the film, confirmed to be called Wonder Woman 1984, as […]

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The war isn’t over yet in the latest trailer for Operation Finale

June 17, 2018

The latest trailer for the upcoming war film Operation Finale based on an incredible true story has dropped, and is set to focus on the few untold stories that carried on long after the World War 2 had ended. Taking place in 1960, Operation Finale centres around Mossad Agent Peter Malkin’s quest to capture Nazi […]

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Tag Along to the Moon in the Trailer for First Man

June 15, 2018

You may have heard the phrase; “One small step for man, one giant step for mankind.” Well heads up, because the first trailer for First Man has landed, presenting itself as a biopic based on astronaut Neil Armstrong, better known as the first man to walk on the moon. Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) […]

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E3 2018: Ghost of Tsushima unveils stunning new gameplay trailer

June 12, 2018

Ghost of Tsushima returns, this time with a gorgeous gameplay trailer, highlighting some of the game’s major mechanics.

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ABC’s War On Waste wages on in new series

June 12, 2018

ABC’s landmark series War on Waste that opened Australia’s eyes to its staggering waste levels returns Thursday 24 July, with host Craig Reucassel (The Chaser’s War on Everything) returning to tackle new targets such as water bottles, e-waste, furniture waste, while touching on topics such as food waste and the recycling crisis. In 2017, War on […]

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E3 2018: Crash with style in a new Trials Rising gameplay trailer

June 11, 2018

The Trials series has had great success in recent years, encouraging players to crash, rinse and repeat in style; albeit a great bit of pain. The Trials series is officially back in the form of Trials Rising, a worldwide tour of disastrous proportions.

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E3 2018: Skull & Bones hits gamers with both Cinematic and Gameplay trailers

June 11, 2018

Skull & Bones has been revealed in the past couple years to be a pirate simulator of sorts, that much is clear. But this year, we get to see in more detail than ever, what to expect on the high seas.

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E3 2018: Starlink: Battle for Atlas brings with it a new gameplay trailer along with a Starfox surprise

June 11, 2018

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is back with a fresh gameplay trailer, honing in on a colourful and  fresh art style, as our heroes take on the villainous Grax in a bid to save the galaxy.

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Kamila Shamsie takes home 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction

June 9, 2018

Home Fire, the British Pakistani author’s seventh novel, is a contemporary re-imagining of Sophocles’ Ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone. Freed of the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings, Isma Pasha heads to America to study. But she can’t help but be drawn back into the lives of the twins; headstrong Anneeka alone in London, and […]

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Streaming service Stan flies by the 1 million subscriber mark, creating multi-year deals in the process

June 7, 2018

Online streaming service Stan has officially passed the 1 million subscriber mark, only 3 years after launch. As this number continues to grow rapidly, Stan shows no signs of slowing down, announcing various multi-year deals with powerhouse studios such as Lionsgate and MGM, while reinforcing Stan as the home of American studio Starz. A recent […]

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Australian Independent Film My Pet Dinosaur roars into Chinese Box Office Top 10

June 7, 2018

The independently produced Australian film My Pet Dinosaur has cracked the Chinese Box Office Top 10, taking the number seven spot, grossing $870,000 USD on its first day of release. My Pet Dinosaur sits alongside worldwide blockbusters such as A Quiet Place, Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. My Pet Dinosaur follows […]

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Amazon Prime Video Announces Three New Cast Members for American Gods Season Two

June 7, 2018

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has announced three new cast members will be joining the second season of the Starz original series American Gods Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, This Order) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless, Freaky Friday) have been cast as Mr. Town, Sam Black Crow and New Media respectively. Season two […]

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Watch Childish Gambino explain what it’s like to portray Lando through fashion

June 4, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story has topped the Australian box office this weekend, claiming the number 1 spot thanks to a little touch of Calrissian charisma. In a newly released featurette Lando Style with Donald Glover, we get to go behind the scenes with actor Donald Glover (The Martian) as we get a sneak peek […]

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ABC’s Stargazing Live breaks world record thanks to 46,000 Australians

June 4, 2018

The ABC has claimed a Guinness World Record title for the most people stargazing across multiple locations, thanks to 46,000 Australians from every corner of the country. In partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), the ABC’s Stargazing Live community initiative saw 46,345 amateur astronomers simultaneously observe the moon through a telescope over a 10 […]

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First trailer for The Happytime Murders is not the Muppets movie you’re expecting

May 24, 2018

The Muppets are back! But not in the way you would expect. We recommend putting the kids to bed, because this isn’t the Muppets movie you were expecting. The Happytime Murders markets itself as a filthy comedy set in the criminal underworld of Los Angeles where both puppets and humans coexist. When two detectives are forced […]

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The first official trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody will most definitely rock you

May 21, 2018

The first offical trailer for the upcoming biopic based on the legendary rock band Queen is looking to take audiences on a wild ride, covering the band’s meteoric rise to fame. This is Bohemian Rhapsody. Being a Queen fan myself, I could not help notice actor Rami Malek’s (Mr. Robot) striking resemblance to the well known vocalist […]

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In need of Assistants? The First Official trailer for Netflix’s Set It Up is here to help

May 21, 2018

Need help falling in love? Well the newest trailer for the upcoming Netflix original film Set It Up shows us that sometimes, love needs some assistants. The trailer introduces us to Harper and Charlie, played by Zoey Deutch (Before I Fall) and Glen Powell (Hidden Figures) respectively, two young, underpaid  and overworked executive assistants who hatch an ideal plan to […]

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Here’s the first look at HBO Series Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams

May 9, 2018

The first look at new HBO series Sharp Objects has arrived wth a new trailer. Starring Amy Adams (Arrival), the series is based on the bestselling novel by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn. The show is set to premiere in July 2018 as an eight-part series exclusively in Australia on Foxtel’s showcase channel. The minute-long teaser trailer […]

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Winners of the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards announced

May 7, 2018

Celebrating the authors, editors, publishers, and retailers that bring readers and books together, the ABIA Awards are now in their eighteenth year. It was another huge night for Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, as the children’s book snatched up three awards, including the night’s major prize, the Gold ABIA. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow also took […]

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Ever want to record your own song? Applications now open for new ABC series The Recording Studio

May 1, 2018

The ABC will open the doors of its world class recording studios to everyday Australians, asking the question, if you could record just one song, what would it be? Be it a personal tale, or a pop hit waiting to grace the ears of the world, The Recording Studio is promising to offer a fresh […]

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Newest Venom trailer reveals the monster within

April 30, 2018

Be afraid. the newest trailer for the upcoming Sony/Marvel Cinematic Universe film Venom has graced our screens, and boy does it pack a horrific, symbiotic punch. Starring the wildly talented Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, Venom sees the infamous villain return to the big screen on his own terms, as […]

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You can now use Discord to chat to your mates across PC and Xbox

April 26, 2018

Hey, wasn’t it frustrating playing Sea of Thieves with friends cross-platform and having to put your laptop on the couch so you could use Discord to communicate? Those days are over, friends. Discord is coming to the Xbox One.

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Netflix announces two new True Crime Documentary Series

April 23, 2018

Following the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country, comes two brand new true crime original documentary series, in Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, and brand new episodes of the critically acclaimed series The Staircase, which will expand upon the exisiting original ten episodes. The Staircase will premiere […]

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Sara West’s Mutt wins big at the 20th South Australian Screen Awards

April 23, 2018

The 20th South Australian Film Festival was held on Friday to celebrate the achievements of its peers, with the sold out gala event being hosted by Mat Kesting. Sara West’s critically acclaimed short film Mutt led the charge with four awards, for Best Directing (Sara West), Best Male Performance (Oscar Redding), Best Female Performance (Jordan […]

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New Australian features Honour and Bollywood Downunder announced as part of ACCTA initiative

April 23, 2018

Honour and Bollywood Downunder were both announced this week at a gala function held in Mumbai, India, as two brand new Australian films, as part of the launch of the 2018 Asia International Engagement Program, an initiative of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Honour is produced by Jannine Barnes and co-produced by Anuya […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood to host Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration

April 10, 2018

Calling all Jurassic Park fans! Universal Studios Hollywood will be hosting the first ever themed Jurassic Park Celebration that will roar to life from 11-12 May to coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary. This event was created in partnership with Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment as a separately ticketed event, in which space is limited and […]

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