T2 Trainspotting movie review

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The long-awaited Trainspotting sequel begins, of all places, in a gym. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) is stomping on a treadmill while the director Danny Boyle violently assaults his audience with techno music. It’s an interesting way to begin a follow-up to a famously scatty and notoriously confrontational film about a group of hoggish British junkies

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Win Doctor Strange on DVD

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A disgraced former surgeon named Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in this critically-acclaimed entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Scott Derrickson. Daily Review has FIVE copies of the film to

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ABC explores Australia’s LGBT history on iview

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To celebrate Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season, ABC has pulled out some fascinating recent and historic archival programs exploring the rich history of LGBT people in Australia. The collection, available to watch now on iview, traces public attitudes towards homosexuality and transgender people over several decades, as well as charting the evolution of those communities

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Comment: ABC’s Q&A kicks off its worst year yet

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ABC’s high-rating politics panel show Q&A has now been back for three weeks, generating headline after headline, and scandal after scandal. But the thoughtful and informed discussion which the show was originally meant to generate has gone missing in action. The forthright debate for which it was once respected seems to have been lost in favour of the abusive combat

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The Shining’s Overlook gets a makeover (without the Redrum)

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Bars and restaurants “themed” according to famous movies are not new. There’s a floating Titanic restaurant in Melbourne; a tavern in Darwin called The Raging Bull (a steakhouse, obviously); and there’s a Mildred Pierce joint in Toronto (as far as we know it’s a one of a kind, but we do hope it features waitresses dressed as Joan Crawford armed with wire coat

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Win ABC’s ‘Stop Laughing … This is Serious’ DVD box set

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Chart a course through the story of Australian comedy, with the complete collection of STOP LAUGHING…THIS IS SERIOUS. Narrated by Eric Bana and Colin Lane, this six-part documentary, over two series, features more than 100 interviews with the men and women who make us laugh, including Barry Humphries, Celia Pacquola, Charlie Pickering, Magda Szubanski, Wendy

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Win tickets to Jasper Jones

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Based on the best-selling novel, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. Jasper Jones stars Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving,

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The Great Wall movie review – the first blockbuster for the Trump era

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Following the election of a pumpkin-skinned President and the associated Trumpification of American politics, film critics have been on the look out for movies that might in some way correspond to the zeitgeist. Observers down in the mouth about the present political situation in the White House have, for example, suggested comedies or musicals boast

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Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special is the strangest thing on Netflix

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Legendary comedic actor Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special made immediate sense. Netflix created a holiday special, throwing back to TV of the ’50s and ’60s, when beloved personalities would host variety specials, bringing in famous friends and special guests to keep viewers at home entertained. Using Murray — a comedic talent who merges the hilarious and melancholic better than

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Win Frontline and The Late Show DVD box sets

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Daily Review has DVD box sets to give away for two of ABC’s greatest classic ’90s comedies: Frontline and The Late Show. FRONTLINE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION From the comedic genius of Aussie legends Jane Kennedy, Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner, comes Australia’s most influential situational comedy series – Frontline. Winner of two Logie Awards and regarded as

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