Film

Cars 2

No Comments 31 July 2011

Following on from Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda 2, Disney/Pixar has released yet another fun-filled family sequel, Cars 2. Returning from yet another Piston Cup win, Lightning McQueen –  the red, super fast race car – is ready to settle down and have a relaxing time with the friendly cars of Radiator Springs. However, his plans […]

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Comedy, Television

Angry Boys Wrap-Up

4 Comments 31 July 2011

Twelve controversial weeks later and we now know that Chris Lilley is prepared to go anywhere, no matter how offensive, rude and ridiculous it may be.  This sadly does not automatically produce results and although it is definitely not terrible, Angry Boys is not up to par with what Chris Lilley fans have come to […]

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Comedy, Film

Keeper’n til Liverpool (The Liverpool Goalie)

No Comments 31 July 2011

Keeper’n til Liverpool (or The Liverpool Goalie as it is known in English) is an intriguing comedy from Norway about a thirteen-year-old boy and his search for love and a rare soccer card. Jo (Ask von der Hagen) is a geeky, red-headed bookworm who lives with his widowed mum in a small town near Oslo. […]

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Comedy, Television

Laurence Leung’s Unbelievable

2 Comments 31 July 2011

That cool, funny Australian-Chinese guy, Lawrence Leung, has backed up his 2009 debut TV series Choose Your Own Adventure with Unbelievable, a search to understand the secrets behind paranormal  phenomena and psychological manipulation. The results are unbelievably good, capping off a great six-week double-act combo on a Wednesday night with Angry Boys – Lawrence’s show […]

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Film

Falling for Sahara

3 Comments 28 July 2011

Falling for Sahara is a genuinely good movie. Although the acting may be at points sub-par and the camera work can make you dizzy, Khoa Do’s bold exploration of African expatriates living in the Flemington housing commission exposes a culture and community that many Melburnians are simply unaware of. The importance of AFL football in […]

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Exhibitions

Gertrude St. Projection festival.

1 Comment 26 July 2011

Wear your winter warmers, pack a thermos and head on down to Fitzroy’s Gertrude St. for this year’s Projection Festival.  The night comes alive with 24 sites projecting images or film onto buildings, screens or objects. The theme of this year’s festival is “hidden: places & spaces”.  Projection artists or community groups have taken both […]

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Film

Transformers 3 – Darkest Side?

2 Comments 26 July 2011

“You’ll never stop at one!” Optimus Prime yelled as he battled Megatron in the second Transformers film. He was right. Yet once again Bay has failed to match the level of exhilarating entertainment the first film was for the rest of us. This is an excruciatingly long 157 mins of the most inanimate acting from all characters. […]

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Music, Opinion

Amy Winehouse joins ‘Club 27′.

3 Comments 26 July 2011

It was exactly a week ago that I sat in a car with some friends and their parents singing along to ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ and, after that, predicting the tragic and inevitable end of Amy Winehouse. On the 23rd of July, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home and although police […]

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Music

The Lonely Island – Turtleneck & Chain

1 Comment 23 July 2011

“We’re Back!” hails the absurd opening track of Turtleneck & Chain, the second album from The Lonely Island. Mocking the self-aggrandizing style typical of the opening track of so many mainstream rap albums, Jorma Taccone conducts a call and response, yelling to his cohorts Andy Samberg and  Akiva Schaffer (just three geeky looking white guys) […]

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Books & Words, Film, Opinion

Harry Potter: The Favourite Five

5 Comments 19 July 2011

Seven books and eight movies have passed and the Harry Potter series has become the highest earning series in both forms internationally! There have been many aspects and scenes that have been great so it’s going to be very tough to rank my ‘favourite’ moments of all. After delving deep into my memory bank, here […]

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