Do we still feel for Darryl Kerrigan in a housing affordability crisis? Tell him he’s dreamin’

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Did Darryl Kerrigan negatively gear his holiday house in Boonie Doon? A ridiculous question, of course, given negative gearing applies to rented properties – not vacant pied-à-terre’s built for the purposes of serenity-filled weekends away. Unless the blue collar battler dabbled in some Dennis Denuto-enabled tax rorts (which, let’s face it, is a possibility) it

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Cate Blanchett may be the villain of your dreams in first Thor: Ragnarok trailer

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The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was released overnight, and while it only shows the briefest of glimpses of Cate Blanchett as super-villain Hela, it’s la Blanchett’s appearance that’s attracting the most attention. The teaser trailer reveals a distinctive retro ’80s aesthetic, and features Led Zeppelin’s evocative Immigrant Song. The film is directed by New Zealander Taika

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‘The Family’ Film Review

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Under the influence of LSD, she had this vision, that you’ve got to collect all these children from birth because one day there’s gonna be either World War III or natural disasters galore where most of the world is going to perish. She was preparing us for when the time happens to reeducate the world

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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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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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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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