Day: December 4, 2018

Games Review: Fallout 76 is great for about four hours, and then it’s pretty awful

December 4, 2018

The biggest fear I had following Bethesda’s announcement of Fallout 76 was that the move to an online would blow up in their faces. Adding real people to the equation has always been one of fastest ways to ruin any gaming experience. But, from time to time, it’s also the best way to create unique, […]

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Why luxury cruising in Alaska isn’t just for retirees anymore

December 4, 2018

It would be naïve to assume that the stigma of luxury cruises being a thing for older people has gone anywhere; though it’s almost certainly on the way out. As comfort travel makes a big comeback for millennials, so too does the desire to fully immerse oneself in a travel experience as rich and ambitious […]

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Photo Gallery: Stella Donnelly + Alice Skye + Jacob Diamond – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (01.12.18)

December 4, 2018

Stella Donnelly was joined by Alice Skye and Jacob Diamond at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Saturday night. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us back all the photos from the incredible night, in which Stella proved to everyone – yes, she does indeed have friends, as she toured with a band for […]

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Comedy Review: The Betoota Advocate Roadshow was some funny local comedy presented by a dry Aussie bitter

December 4, 2018

Most people wouldn’t know how to take a newspaper out on the road. But Clancy Overell and Errol Parker aren’t like most. These two, true blue Aussie blokes are the brainchild behind Australia’s favourite satirical newspaper, The Betoota Advocate. It’s one that shares a few things in common with The Chaser, The Shovel and The […]

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Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (USA, 2018) is one of the year’s biggest surprise packages

December 4, 2018

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s especially evident in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the delightfully absurd and deliciously bizarre true story of a washed-up writer who discovers a knack for forgery and a strangely fulfilling career change she never saw coming. Mining the as-yet untapped but mightily impressive dramatic talents of comedic […]

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Meet the first Aussies heading to Brighton for The Great Escape 2019

December 4, 2018

To celebrate a ten-year partnership with Sounds Australia, UK’s premier showcasing event The Great Escape will host a slew of Australian artists at their next annual run, with Australia as the focus country for the event. And they’ve announced the first ten Aussie artists to grace the event’s stages. From the 9th until the 11th of May, […]

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Photo Gallery: Dean Lewis + Robinson + Jack Gray – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (30.11.18)

December 4, 2018

Daniel Hanssen captured Dean Lewis in Melbourne on Friday night as he kicked off his massive Australian tour. He was joined by Robinson and Jack Gray. Check out the full gallery here:

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This Aussie streaming favourite is getting a Christmas Special

December 4, 2018

Stan has released a teaser trailer to confirm that their original series No Activity will be returning for a Christmas Special. The festive seasons special, No Activity: The Night Before Christmas, will be reuniting the original award-winning creative team of Patrick Brammall (Glitch, Upper Middle Bogan, A Moody Christmas) and Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, A Moody Christmas), who […]

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Track of the Day: Warshy “Operation Chaos” (2018)

December 4, 2018

Warshy is the new solo project from Darren Johns, the frontman of British folk punks Crazy Arm. The project celebrated its first release this week with the drop of a self-titled EP. “Operation Chaos” is the opening track of the EP, and features some sublime fiddle work from Samantha Spake.   Warshy came into existence […]

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Seven films you need to be excited about for 2019

December 4, 2018

If you weren’t excited for the new year, you definitely will be once you get the scope on the films we’ll be seeing hit cinemas next year. Here at the AU Review, we have compiled a list of 7 films being released in Australia in 2019, so gather the family ’round and get ready for […]

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Live Review: Dean Lewis kicks off his national tour at the Croxton in Melbourne with Jack Gray and Robinson

December 4, 2018

I’m no stranger to the stained lightbulbs that the Croxton Bandroom has to offer. It’s a marvellous venue which hosts some of best upcoming and established acts who choose to grace Melbourne with their presence. But on a chilly Saturday night, I was left waiting amongst a line of fans waiting to hear the sweet […]

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A love letter to the humble video game grappling hook

December 4, 2018

Think about all the video games you’ve played. Now think about how many of those titles didn’t have a grappling hook in them and how lame that was. The grappling hook is one of the most iconic tropes in video games history. It has such longevity that people are still making games built around it […]

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