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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Win I, Daniel Blake on DVD

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Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake, which sparked much political discussion in the UK, has just won the award for ‘Outstanding British Film’ at this year’s BAFTA awards. The film has already won a slew of awards including the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes, and it has received rave reviews in Australia and internationally. The film’s

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Win a Hacksaw Ridge DVD prize pack

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Winner of nine AACTA awards and nominated for six Oscars, this all-Australian production marks the triumphant return of Academy Award winner, Mel Gibson to the Director’s chair. Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, single-handedly saved 75 men without

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David Stratton: A Cinematic Life movie review

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Documentaries about critics are rare — and possibly non-existent in Australia — which makes David Stratton: A Cinematic Life immediately noteworthy. Stratton is probably one of the two most visible critics — of any art form — in Australia, thanks to his three decades of reviewing film on television with his fellow critic Margaret Pomeranz on At the Movies

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