Author: Michelle Contarino

Australia House music showcases revealed for SXSW 2019

March 5, 2019

Set times have now officially been released for the second annual Australia House, taking place during SXSW in Austin, Texas. For over ten years, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has been to thank for bolstering the success of many globally recognised and adored Australian artists. This year sees SOUNDS AUSTRALIA celebrating their 10th anniversary (along with the AU Review!) as they return […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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7 film releases to get excited about this autumn

March 5, 2019

From Captain Marvel to Rocketman, the next three months are filled with a mountain of cinematic releases we should all be excited about. Here are just seven… Captain Marvel Marvel fans, grab some popcorn and drinks because you’re in for a treat. Captain Marvel is set to hit cinemas this week, March 7. In this exciting […]

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Pet Sematary world premiere announced alongside a fresh lineup of Aussie talent added to SXSW Film Festival 2019

February 12, 2019

Every March, the SXSW Film Festival takes place in Austin, Texas – and it’s home to some of the biggest and most exciting world premieres alongside the freshest up-and-coming features and shirts. From March 8–17, the 2019 event will be celebrating a lineup of 131 Feature Films, 101 Short Films (including Music Videos), 5 Episodic […]

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Five shows not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 5, 2019

This year, like any other, sees the Adelaide Fringe Festival produce some of the most worthwhile shows to go see all year,. So many in fact, it’s hard to know where to begin! But we have found you the five shows you’ll not want to miss, when the festival takes over the South Australian city […]

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Interview: Cold Pursuit director Hans Petter Moland on working with Liam Neeson and adapting his own Norwegian film

February 4, 2019

Fans of the Taken series (or anything with the action genre badass Liam Neeson) will be excited to hear that a new action-packed thriller featuring the acclaimed Irish actor will be soon released in Australian cinemas. Cold Pursuit, a film based on 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, follows Neeson’s character Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose son […]

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Toy Story and Avengers sneak into the Superbowl: 8 new trailers you might have missed

February 4, 2019

Whelp, this year’s Super Bowl could have definitely turned out better. The game’s finishing score unfortunately became the lowest overall points scored in Super Bowl history (13-3) since 1948’s game between The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Cardinals (7-0), even surpassing that of Miami’s win over Washington (14-7) in 1973. At halftime, the New England Patriots were leading […]

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Gig Guide: 7 shows not to miss in Sydney this February

February 2, 2019

Well, we’ve made it into 2019 and have put 2018 behind us, and in this new year, music is still going strong. We’ve recently been through Triple J‘s Hottest 100, where the top spot was rightfully stolen by Ocean Alley‘s song “Confidence”, beating the insanely popular “Sicko Mode” (Travis Scott, featuring Drake, Swae Lee and Big Hawk) by two […]

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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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