Day: June 11, 2019

Track of the Day: City and Colour “Astronaut” (2019)

June 11, 2019

City and Colour are back with their first new single in almost four years, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear that it’s absolutely stunning! “Astronaut” is the first single from Dallas Green‘s upcoming sixth album, produced by Grammy winner Jacquire King and mastered by Emily Lazar – another Grammy winner, just in case […]

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Photo Gallery: Rudimental + Sneaky Sound System, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (10.06.19)

June 11, 2019

Rudimental and Sneaky Sound System put on a major performance at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday night, bringing their Australian tour to a close.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Souvenir (UK, 2019) is one of the best films of 2019

June 11, 2019

Before I start off this review, it must be said that I have not seen any of the works by director Joanna Hogg. It wasn’t due to any prior indiscretions, rather my personal ignorance. But upon hearing the massive amounts of praise from festivals and critics all over the world for her latest film, The […]

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The best spots for a late night drink at this year’s Dark Mofo

June 11, 2019

There’s a reason Tasmania’s capital was known as “Slowbart” long before Dark Mofo (6-23 June) livened up those long winter nights. It gets seriously cold, and without a mental map of places to stay warm, navigating the city in the depths of winter can be a challenge. Fortunately Hobart’s many bars know how to put […]

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Film Review: Jessie Buckley soars in Wild Rose

June 11, 2019

Self styled country outlaw Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is out of jail and ready to chase her dreams. A talented country singer, her goal is Nashville (where else?), but Rose-Lynn is torn between starting fresh or finally taking responsibility for the life she’s made in Glasgow, involving two young children who barely know their mother. […]

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Ubtech Iron Man MK50 Review: A Fun Companion for any Marvel Fan

June 11, 2019

With the hype Avengers: Endgame; the culmination of Marvel’s 10 year cinematic universe sweeping the globe, it’s only natural that movie tie-in merchandise would follow in its path. Enter Ubtech’s Iron Man MK50. Based on the Iron Man costume seen in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the MK50 presents itself as an elaborate action figure, […]

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E3 2019: Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers looks like the superhero game of your dreams

June 11, 2019

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics have been hard at work on an Avengers game with Marvel for several years now. Their work on the title was so involved that it meant getting Eidos Montreal to help them complete 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Avengers (we thought it would have a subtitle but it doesn’t) […]

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E3 2019: Final Fantasy VIII remaster coming to current gen platforms this year

June 11, 2019

Years of silence from Square Enix had left fans to wonder if Final Fantasy VIII would ever find its way to current gen platforms. We have good news. A brand new remaster is on the way, updated for 4K resolution. No, this is not a trick. It’s not a beautiful dream. Here’s the proof, straight from […]

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E3 2019: Here’s 20 minutes of the Final Fantasy VII Remake in action

June 11, 2019

Square Enix have delivered what may have been the biggest shot of raw fan service out of any E3 presentation so far. The publisher’s E3 press briefing dedicated its opening twenty minutes to Final Fantasy VII Remake, and every second of it had fans in the audience screaming with delight. Hit the embed below and […]

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Film Review: Happy as Lazzaro (Italy, 2018) is magical realism par excellence

June 11, 2019

Over the recent years, it has come to my attention that some of the most problematic films that have attained a lot of critical derision have come from films that explore the trope of magical realism. Recent efforts such as Collateral Beauty, Life Itself and The Book of Henry have tried to be life-affirming by […]

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The 7th Annual Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival sees Larkin Poe, Carvin Jones and more shine in Arizona

June 11, 2019

Over the weekend I headed to Flagstaff, Arizona for the city’s 7th Annual Blues & Brews Festival – unsurprisingly, a celebration of Blues music and, well, beer. This year marked the first year that the event, which is held in the cooler, mountainous region of Arizona, a few hours north of Phoenix had been expanded to […]

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Hotel Review: Intercontinental San Diego brings luxury to the city’s revitalised bayfront

June 11, 2019

One of the newer locations for the international Intercontinental chain finds itself in San Diego; a luxury 400 room, 19 floor hotel which opened in September last year. The brand’s 3rd property in Southern California, the hotel sits right on the revitalised San Diego Bayfront. About the Room I stayed on the 15th room in […]

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E3 2019: Play Ubisoft’s new co-op game Roller Champions for free right now

June 11, 2019

Announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press briefing, Roller Champions is a typically Ubisoft take on the sports genre, featuring cartoony visuals that will be recognisable to the Overwatch and Fortnite crowd while trying something a bit new — roller derby.   Honestly, we know people start to zone out when sports games come up but this legit looks like […]

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Live Review: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 11, 2019

If you had never been to a Seth Sentry show, you would probably be unprepared for the shenanigans, or at the very least you’d know his personality was inclined towards them through his music. Seth has been away from the touring circuit for awhile but, alongside the release of his recent single “Wrong One” seemingly […]

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E3 2019: Assassins Creed: Odyssey Meets Fable in Gods and Monsters

June 11, 2019

It seems as though Assassins Creed: Odyssey has left a lasting impression on some of the creative designers at Ubisoft, as Gods and Monsters looks to build on the same mythos. The cinematic trailer pans across a gorgeous colourful landscape as a voice over questions who the Gods go to when they need help. The […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Third Wife (Vietnam, 2018) is an entrancing, haunting and sensual experience

June 11, 2019

It feels absolutely wonderful to see a Vietnamese film in this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Of course, there have been many Vietnamese film in film festivals before but, with a stronger focus on genre-centric cinema over the recent year, it feels invigorating for a Vietnamese critic such as myself. This year, we have Ash Mayfair‘s […]

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E3 2019: Always Sunny‘s Rob McElhenney’s new show is Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

June 11, 2019

While it’s technically happened before, TV show reveals at E3 are not really a thing. Yes Steven Spielberg, we’re still waiting on that Halo show. However, it seems like Ubisoft have joined the party, with their reveal of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Bringing what seems to be a second season of the Mythic Quest series, Rob […]

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E3 2019: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint drops a new trailer, announces September beta

June 11, 2019

Ubisoft have shown a pair of new trailers for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint during their 2019 E3 press briefing, the first featuring actor Jon Bernthal. Bernthal’s character offers up his manifesto for taking down the Ghosts and broadly eggs you, the player on, urging you to bring the fight to his doorstep. The gameplay trailer that […]

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E3 2019: Ubisoft drops Watch Dogs Legion trailer, set in post-Brexit UK

June 11, 2019

Ubisoft has formally announced Watch Dogs Legion during their E3 2019 press briefing, the third entry in their open-world action franchise about hackers and the surveillance state. Legion takes the series out of United States for the first time, heading across the pond to London. The choice of London is a pertinent one — the […]

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E3 2019: First Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 gameplay footage emerges from the shadows

June 11, 2019

Paradox Interactive’s has finally pulled back the curtain on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 with an extended look at gameplay. The announce came during The 2019 PC Gaming Show at E3 in Los Angeles. The trailer features everything fans have been hoping for — a prettier, more refined version of the Vampire mechanics that […]

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