Author: Michelle Contarino

David Bowie’s Lazarus musical coming to Melbourne in May 2019

December 18, 2018

In a thrilling announcement, The Production Company have spilled that they are bringing David Bowie’s Lazarus musical to life on stage in Melbourne, May 2019. Lazarus was David Bowie’s final project, first seen on stage in New York in late 2015 and London in 2016, before his tragic passing. Premiering for the first time in Australia, it will be […]

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Music and Politics lead the way in the 76th Golden Globes Nominations

December 10, 2018

The Golden Globe Awards is an event that occurs once every year to acknowledge and bestow recognition to people working in the film and television world, both domestic and foreign. The event began in 1944, started by the Hollywood Foreign Press Organisation. The first ever Golden Globes ceremony commenced on January 20, 1944, where trophies were […]

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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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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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Australian premiere of Mary Queen of Scots to launch 2019 season of St. George Open Cinema

November 26, 2018

In a royally exciting announcement, St. George Open Cinema has revealed that its 2019 season will be opening with the Australian premiere of Mary Queen of Scots. The film, which will be released in cinemas nationwide from 17th January 2019, will star Academy Award nominees Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, I, Tonya) […]

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Star Wars rides (and music score) finally revealed for Disney Parks as a slew of new attractions revealed

November 21, 2018

In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek has shared the many new and exciting ways to celebrate the beloved mouse, as well as sharing more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot that includes new spectaculars designed to honour the park’s original vision. Along with these, […]

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The Acclaimed Australian film Strange Colours is getting an exclusive Sydney release at Golden Age

November 21, 2018

The dazzling new Australian drama film Strange Colours, will finally see a cinematic release, with an exclusive Sydney run at the intimate Golden Age Cinemas. The film, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and was met with sold-out acclaim at Sydney Film Festival, has been described as “a visually dazzling display of understated, enjoyable […]

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Jason Momoa to attend premieres in Sydney and Gold Coast to bring Aquaman back to Australia

November 12, 2018

In anticipation for his role as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ production of the DC film, Jason Momoa will be visiting the Gold Coast and Sydney for a celebratory greeting with fans! Warner Bros. Pictures and Roadshows Films have announced that the actor, as part of his cross-continent tour, will be greeting fans and walking the […]

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Win a double pass to a special Robin Hood preview screening in Sydney

November 5, 2018

From the legend you know, comes the story you don’t. The classic tale of Robin Hood returns in this action-packed blockbuster by director Otto Bathurst (TV’s Peaky Blinders), packed to the brim with gritty battlefield explosions, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance. In the country of England, after years of fighting in the Crusades, […]

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The critically acclaimed First Reformed is getting an exclusive Sydney release at Golden Age

October 31, 2018

Sydneysiders can look forward to Australian Exclusive season of the searing, suspenseful new release First Reformed, from the director of the iconic Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader. Set to hit Golden Age Cinema from 8th November, the film stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Predestination, The Purge), and Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, In Time), and since its premiere at the Venice […]

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Victorian artist James Parrett announced as recipient of prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award

October 29, 2018

In the world of art, sculptures are fascinating works that can be viewed and placed as wonderful masterpieces. This year, that was proved by Victorian artist James Parrett, who was the recipient of the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Land award or M-fortysix at the 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. This is a series of exhibitions […]

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Six underrated horror films to watch this Halloween

October 23, 2018

There are so many well-known horror movies out there. But there are also quite a lot of underrated ones too. Here are six horror films I believe more people should know about this Halloween. Grab some snacks, and settle in. You’ll not want to miss watching any of these. All Hallows’ Eve (2013) All Hallows […]

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Jackie Weaver and Bryan Brown star in the new original series Bloom coming to Stan this summer

October 23, 2018

This Summer, Stan will introduce us to another new, and original series. From creator, writer and Executive Producer Glen Dolman, comes mystery drama series Bloom. The series takes place in an idyllic country town, one year after a devastating flood kills five of their local residents, where a mysterious new plant with the power to restore their […]

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Interview: Visual Effects Supervisor Patrick Turbach talks Solo and the making of the Kessel Run

October 19, 2018

Earlier this year the latest Lucasfilm epic, Solo: A Star Wars Story hit the theatres around the world, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard put a story into place about the beloved heroes Han Solo and Chewbacca. Packed with star-studded cast, and plenty of mind-blowing visual effects, the […]

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Feast Films: Darebin Music Feast set to celebrate extraordinary women in music with six film screenings

October 17, 2018

After an already incredible and diverse music program, this year’s Darebin Music Feast introduces you to its first venture into cinema with Feast Films. Partnered with Thornbury Picture House, Feast Films is screening feature and documentary films in Melbourne on the theme of gender and the music industry, following the extraordinary lives and careers of […]

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Watch the first trailer for Glass as the M Night Shaymalan Universe connects Unbreakable and Split

October 17, 2018

Eighteen years ago we were introduced to Unbreakable, the superhero film that was not all it seemed. Two years ago, sixteen years after the original made its debut, the sequel Split came to our screens with a twist ending we never expected. Now, from the unbreakable original, to the tension splitting sequel, comes the next instalment […]

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Five documentary features you need to watch on Netflix

October 9, 2018

There’s no shortage of documentaries on Netflix – both in feature and episodic format. Here’s just five documentary features you need to add to your playlists: Blackfish Blackfish is a documentary about the captivity of orca whales, where it investigates the psychological and physical torment these sea animals go through in the name of corporate […]

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The King of the Small Screen: There hasn’t been a year Ted Danson hasn’t been on TV since 1975

October 2, 2018

Holy forking shirtballs! Did you know there hasn’t been a single year since 1975 that Ted Danson hasn’t been on our TV screens? It’s true! The American actor, currently appearing as Michael on the third season of NBC/Netflix’s The Good Place, has not shied away from the limelight over all these years. As a result, we […]

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Cary Elwes added to Sydney’s Oz Comic-Con and Stranger Things Season 3

September 24, 2018

Stranger Things left off last season with the gang saving the day yet again, but will all that come crashing down in season 3? Not much news on that front, however we do know who will be making an appearance! Cary Elwes, known for starring in Mel Brook’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights, his role in the […]

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Music Matters Interview: Darling Brando (Sydney) talk about their debut in Singapore, songwriting and future plans

September 24, 2018

Band Darling Brando from Sydney, Australia have recently made their debut in Singapore. Band members Alex, Vlado, Dylan and Tom sat down with the AU review and shared with us their thoughts on performing live for the first time, writing songs together, the band’s plans for the future, and… coffee. Lots of coffee. The boys […]

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