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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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You didn’t need to be a ‘clairvoyant’ literary star to have seen Trump coming

News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Upon its release in 1985, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood’s unremarkable work of speculative fiction The Handmaid’s Tale was marketed for its prescience. The publisher promised that this book, which depicted an America now cruelly governed by an ultra-Puritan minority, was a “forecast” of things to come. Guess they did a bang-up job. Thirty years later, the

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Pete Evans on Sunday Night: one part investigation, nine parts cross-promotion

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How much can you really expect from an investigation into celebrity chef Pete Evans’ controversial and dangerous health claims, from the same network which airs the ratings juggernaut he stars on? Not a whole lot, which is exactly what Channel Seven’s flagship current affairs program Sunday Night delivered in last night’s much-hyped segment on the My Kitchen Rules host and Paleo

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SBS reveals new Eurovision hosts

Music, News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

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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Feud review: Lange & Sarandon take on Crawford & Davis

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When Madeleine Albright last year used the phrase, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” to call on women to support Hillary Clinton, she immediately copped a great deal of criticism. Was she telling women to ignore all of the complex political and personal issues at play and simply vote on the

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