Day: February 8, 2018

Win a double pass to see Raising Arizona on the big screen at Sydney’s In The House

February 8, 2018

Their lawless years are behind them. Their child-rearing years lay ahead… Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter leave us in stitches in the classic Raising Arizona, the next installment of In The House on Feb 16th at 7pm at Event Cinemas George St in Sydney.... Continue Reading

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Total War: Arena open beta kicks off Feb 22

February 8, 2018

Total War: Arena is opening its doors to everyone on February 22 as its next open beta kicks off with a slew of brand new content.

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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs announced as SXSW closing feature as full program revealed

February 8, 2018

As we approach the 2018 addition SXSW Film Festival over in Austin, Texas the full program for the festivals’ 25th anniversary is still taking shape. We already gave you a nice look at some of the highlights of the program in its initial stages, but that list may need a big update sometime soon because Wes Anderson’s hugely anticipated Isle of Dogs has just been added to the lineup.... Continue Reading

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Win a swoonworthy valentines day Blu-ray DVD collection thanks to Universal Sony

February 8, 2018

Do you prefer red roses or black crosses? Chocolate kisses or ice-cream pints? Would you rather spend the night with hopeless romantic Bridget Jones or seductive housewife Mrs Robinson? This Valentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating being in love or quite the opposite, Universal Sony selection of classic Valentine’s Day or anti-Valentine’s Day films will get you through the holiday – laughing, crying or screaming from the comfort of your own home.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Gurrumul (Australia, 2018) is a striking portrait of an enigmatic and impressive Australian musical talent

February 8, 2018

With Gurrumul, director Paul Damien Williams has created a striking and emotive portrait of one of Australia’s greatest musical talents – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. But more than that, Gurrumul also affords us all a glimpse into the cultural life and traditions of the Yolngu people in North Eastern Arnhem Land, in what are some of the most visually striking moments of the film.... Continue Reading

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The Road to Thor: A Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand Director Taika Waititi

February 8, 2018

Under Taika Waititi’s imaginative direction and influence, Thor: Ragnarok single-handedly innovated Marvel’s Thor franchise forever. Waititi’s refreshing exploration with the established Thor-lore while expanding Thor: Ragnarok’s artistic palette by mixing New Zealand humour, unique scene-stealing characters and eye-catching visuals earned him acclaim from critics and fans alike.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Michael Haneke punishes the self-indulgent in Happy End (France/Germany, 2017)

February 8, 2018

Fans of Michael Haneke and, in particular, his earlier works should take a swift and immediate liking to Happy End and stick with the patient-testing film throughout. It’s a cynical, pointed and rather sharp jab at the hypocrisy, selfishness and tragedy of droll middle-class life; well-made, beautifully acted and painstakingly (sometimes painfully) complex, although the auteur’s characteristic nihilism can be suffocating at times when it’s not grimly mocking and somewhat endearing. The title is a misnomer of course; happiness in a Haneke film is so rare that it feels like the director has re-done 2012’s Armour but squeezed out all the life and empathy out so all he’s left with is a bleak, grey reflection of death and desire.... Continue Reading

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Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (Switch, 2018): Portable construction and crunch

February 8, 2018

Dragon Quest Builders returns for the Nintendo Switch and if you missed it like I did the first few times around, it’s worth a dip in this craft-em-up meets RPG hybrid. Originally released on PS3, PS Vita and then PS4, it has definitely done the rounds, but has developer Division 5 used that time to […]

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