SBS reveals new Eurovision hosts

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SBS announced last month that Australia’s long-serving Eurovision hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang would be leaving the annual broadcast, much to the distress of many local Eurovision fans. But after eight years, it seems it’s time for fresh blood, and SBS has brought in two new beloved TV hosts for the 2017 competition…

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Millennials have caught the nostalgia bug early — but who can blame us?

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Last week, former child star Nikki Webster released a new version of her 2001 hit Strawberry Kisses, with proceeds going towards the Starlight Childrens Foundation. This new recording managed to get up to number 7 on the iTunes chart, complete with a novelty rap declaring “2017: Nikki Webster back on the scene”. Just a few days earlier,

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Life movie review: alien blockbuster loses its course

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“Calvin” is an awful cute name for a tiny alien blob that comes alive and embarks on a murderous rampage; I would have preferred “Norman” or “Hagetha.” In space nobody can hear you scream, so the saying goes, though initially Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s containment thriller Life – with the aforementioned Calvin as a terrifying

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Bruce Beresford to direct Ladies in Black film

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Oscar nominee Bruce Berseford is set to direct a film adaptation of Madeleine St John’s beloved 1993 novel The Women in Black, having just received major production investment funding from Screen Australia. The film version comes after a successful stage musical adaptation of the book, renamed Ladies in Black. Beresford, whose credits include Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues, Tender Mercies, and the Best Picture Oscar-winning Driving

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Qantas to add Stan streaming to all domestic flights

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For those flying Qantas domestic, in-flight entertainment is about to get quite a bit more entertaining, with free access to streaming service Stan. Customers will be given a three-month subscription included in the price of their ticket, which gives them access to the full Stan library, which currently includes shows such as Better Call Saul, Sherlock, Transparent, and the complete series of classics

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Win Disney’s MOANA on DVD

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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a

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