Day: October 10, 2018

This Asian country just overtook Singapore to claim “The most powerful Passport in the world”

October 10, 2018

The results are in and Japan has overtaken Singapore to claim the top spot on the 2018 Henley Passport Index. This triumph comes as a result of Japan gaining visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this month, meaning Japan now enjoys visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. Beating out Singapore by just one destination, the two have […]

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Review: Shatner’s World is a warm, funny and occasionally surprising evening with a celluloid legend (Perth)

October 10, 2018

Monday night saw William Shatner kick off the Australian tour of his one-man show Shatner’s World: The Return Down Under in Perth. It was an evening of warmth, humour and philosophical musings. All. Delivered. In. That. Distinctive. Cadence. However, it was also not without its surprises. For example, whilst Shatner is likely best known for his role […]

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Why you need to experience Damien Chazelle’s First Man in IMAX

October 10, 2018

When one praises a film, one of the many positives that one would say is that the storytelling is incredibly immersive from a visual perspective. Films with such praise would include Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, J.J Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness and Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But what all those films mentioned have […]

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Track of the Day: Sandra Kolstad “Halflife” (2018)

October 10, 2018

Sandra Kolstad has deservedly earnt herself the title of Norway’s “electronic pop queen” and with this fresh offering of synthy dreamy goodness, she’s set to win hearts worldwide. Trained as a classical pianist, Kolstad rose to national fame in Norway after storming onto the scene with three captivating and critically acclaimed studio albums that introduced her […]

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Album of the Week: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (2018 LP)

October 10, 2018

When I first sat down to listen to Kurt Vile’s new release, Bottle It In, I did not know what to expect. 75 minutes later, I still could not place what I had heard. It was after a good two hours and a half that the LP finally started growing on me. Don’t expect a […]

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Live Review: Lost Picnic’s Melbourne debut sizzled with great weather & a fun family atmosphere

October 10, 2018

The first iteration of Lost Picnic in Melbourne was greeted by a sunny day throughout Sunday afternoon in Flemington. The festival, cultivated around the idea of a loungey picnic with friends, good music and tasty food, would have been seen as a veritable success as thousands poured through the gates to enjoy the day. The […]

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Film Review: In Like Flynn (Australia, 2018) is predominantly fizzy and shamelessly cheesy

October 10, 2018

Director Russell Mulcahy, the Melbourne filmmaker whose career has seen him graduate from Elton John music videos to varied levels of cinematic quality (the 1984 wild boar in the outback horror flick Razorback, the ill-advised Kim Basinger vehicle The Real McCoy, and the Geoffrey Rush drama Swimming Upstream just a few of his efforts) is […]

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Interview: Dave Prowys of The Paper Kites (Melbourne) talks about imagining strangers’ lives on their new LP On The Corner Where You Live

October 10, 2018

Dave Powys’ one-and-a-half year old daughter has just returned home from day care and bounced into her father’s arms. “Oh, hello!” he greets her. “Hey darling, how are you?” She responds with a series of chirps while receiving kisses on her forehead. It’s a warm scene; one that could be part of the collage of […]

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Win a Motorola Z3 Play and Moto 360 Camera

October 10, 2018

Ready to upgrade your smartphone? Our good buds at Motorola Australia have given us one of their latest and greatest Android handsets, the Moto Z3 Play, and a Moto 360 Camera attachment to give away to one lucky punter. The Moto Z3 Play is feature packed — it boasts an edge-to-edge 6″ Full HD screen […]

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Photo Gallery: Lost Picnic ft. Tash Sultana + Meg Mac and more – The Nursery at Flemington, Melbourne (07.10.18)

October 10, 2018

The first ever Melbourne Lost Picnic was held at The Nursery at Flemington on October 7th, featuring the likes of Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Big Words and the Hot Potato Band. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us back these photos. And don’t miss the next event on 13th October in Sydney’s Domain! For […]

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Games Preview: Rockstar will make history with Red Dead Redemption 2, that much is clear

October 10, 2018

Rockstar changed the face of gaming in October 2001, and they did it by taking a pretty bold risk, the impact and effects of which are still being felt throughout the industry almost 20 years later. The game they dropped in October 2001 represented a seismic shift in immersive gaming that is often imitated but […]

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