Features

Win SCHITT’S CREEK on DVD

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When filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy, American Pie), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara, Home Alone) and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Dan Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural

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Win tickets to Titanic The Exhibition

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Titanic The Exhibition arrives in Sydney for the first time ever from April 8 at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter. Experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive Titanic exhibition. Receive a real passengers boarding pass, come face to face with an actual iceberg, experience spectacular recreations and witness over 300 artefacts plus memorabilia

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Eddie Perfect to pen Beetlejuice musical for Broadway

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Australian actor, comedian and composer Eddie Perfect is following in the footsteps of his good friend Tim Minchin, all the way to Broadway. Playbill reports that Perfect is set to write the score for a new musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 1988 cult comedy-fantasy hit film Beetlejuice, alongside book writers Scott Brown and Anthony King. Brown and King wrote the off-Broadway

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Reviews

Ghost in the Shell movie review – with full body whitewashing

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Allegations of whitewashing have dogged Ghost in the Shell – a remake of, until now, a thoroughly Japanese franchise – since news circulated that Scarlett Johansson had been cast in the lead role. But nobody said anything about full body whitewashing. As an arse-kicking cyborg protagonist known as Major, Johansson runs around in a tight,

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Dance Academy: the movie review

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If there’s one thing firmly understood by the creative talents behind the new Dance Academy movie — based on the popular ABC teen drama series of the same name — it’s that the film’s audience will be almost entirely made up of fans of the TV series. That’s true of most films spun-off from TV shows, but many of

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Ruby Wax Frazzled review (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne Comedy Festival)

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American-born and British-favourite comedian Ruby Wax has worn so many hats during her professional career — actor, script editor, writer, mental health advocate, interviewer, lecturer — it’s never entirely clear what you can expect from one of her one-woman shows. Wax has never been entirely satisfied to just do the regular stand-up thing, and her newest

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Carmen review (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, 2017)

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Director Gale Edwards’ spectacular, smart, and wildly entertaining 2013 staging of Carmen is the first production to be revived for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Revisiting the production, it’s clear to see why. Edwards and her team found the perfect balance between spectacle and nuance — and given the scale of the glitzy annual event, that balance

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