TV & Streaming

Stephen Colbert played D&D with Matt Mercer for Red Nose Day and its the best

May 24, 2019

Critical Role cannot be stopped. The popular Dungeons & Dragons live stream, an improvised fantasy novel played weekly by a group of veteran voice actors, is on an enviable run. Following their record-breaking US$11,385,449 (AUD$16,501,500) animated series Kickstarter, Critical Role has returned to its roots, raising money for charity with a pledge drive supporting Red […]

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime’s Good Omens is a black comedy doomsday romp

May 24, 2019

In these current dark and tumultuous times it can often seem like we’re rushing faster towards an impending apocalyptic like end. But fear not, the world continues to turn and we can rest assured that in the meantime watching Amazon Prime’s new series Good Omens will alleviate some of that tension. The show is based […]

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New teaser trailer invites you into the world of His Dark Materials

May 19, 2019

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming TV adaptation of His Dark Materials has been released out into the world, and we for one are excited! Set for release later in the year, the BBC and HBO co-production has amassed a sterling cast of small screen and big screen talent. Logan actress Dafne Keen has […]

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Amazon Prime Video and CBS team up to “Make It So!” for Star Trek‘s Picard spin-off

May 16, 2019

With filming on the as yet untitled Picard Star Trek spin-off series underway, this week it’s been announced that Amazon Prime Video will, under a multi-year agreement with CBS, be the exclusive streaming home of the new series in more than two hundred countries and territories outside the U.S. and Canada, including here in Australia. Each […]

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Game of Thrones: Five things we know about The Battle of Winterfell

April 26, 2019

It doesn’t seem like enough to just say this next, third, episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 will be ambitious. Plenty of things in this day and age are ambitious: jazz-rap concept albums from chiselled Compton emcees; some absolutely fucked mutant food hybrid, likely involving Nutella and doughnuts; millennial media start-ups that are so […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Who will die in the Battle of Winterfell?

April 25, 2019

People are going to die in Game of Thrones next week. There’s absolutely no question about it. Hyped as the longest battle sequence ever committed to film/tv, the third episode – probably titled “The Long Night” – will undoubtedly be a milestone in television history as it deals with the direct result of the fearsome […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Review: Final Preparations, Final Goodbyes

April 22, 2019

Season 8’s premiere, “Winterfell”, was a surprisingly disappointing and robotic brush of box-ticking. Reunions and moments of levity took up the most of it, appealing to the masses with schlocky CGI dragon-riding and destined-for-meme Bran stare-downs. The only thing remotely impressive about the episode was John Bradley’s acting. “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 “Winterfell”: what worked and what didn’t

April 19, 2019

After what felt like an endless wait, Game of Thrones has returned for its sweeping final run of episodes, six instalments which will wrap up what has essentially been one of the greatest television events of all time. I’ve spent the past week and a half re-watching it all – my fifth time doing so […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Five theories on the end

April 10, 2019

George R.R. Martin loves his irony. It’s pretty much the only reliable rule that runs throughout A Song of Ice & Fire, and hence Game of Thrones. Arya kills Polliver the same way he killed Lommy; Ramsay Bolton is mauled by his dogs; Jorah is sold into slavery at one point – Martin loves drawing […]

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HBO to commence Game of Thrones studio tours in 2020

April 4, 2019

As the final season of HBO’s monumental Game of Thrones creeps ever so closer, an exciting announcement has ensured fans of the hit TV show will still be able to ride the wave of crushing character deaths, extreme violence, and pouncing sers long after this forthcoming string of episodes is done and dusted. As reported […]

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Watch Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss fan over each other at SXSW

March 25, 2019

Watching Grammy winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile interview Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) earlier this month at SXSW was like watching two fans gush over each other in front of a packed auditorium. These are two artists who have immense respect and adoration for each other, and they came together on this stage after […]

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Kim Dickens and the crew behind The Highwaymen talk about the 15 years it took to bring this story to our screens

March 25, 2019

We hit the red carpet earlier this month to meet the cast and crew behind the brand new Netflix original film The Highwaymen. Some 15 years in the making, the film’s writer John Fusco, actress Kim Dickens (Fear The Walking Dead), Producer Casey Silver and Director John Lee Hancock, reflect on the journey to bring the film to our […]

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SXSW Film Review: Netflix’s The Highwaymen is the companion to Bonnie & Clyde with the tone of True Detective

March 19, 2019

From the director of The Blind Side, John Lee Hancock, comes a new telling of the Bonnie and Clyde story; this time told from the perspective of the men who took the criminal pair down. Set for release in on Netflix later this month, the film stars Woody Harrelson, Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates – surely three […]

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SXSW Interview: Kevin Costner talks about playing Texas Ranger Frank Hamer in Netflix’s The Highwaymen

March 18, 2019

We caught up with legendary actor Kevin Costner at SXSW last week to chat about his role in the new Netflix film The Highwaymen, in which he plays Texas Ranger Frank Haymer as he chases down Bonnie & Clyde alongside Woody Harrelson. The Highwaymen streams worldwide on Netflix from 29th March 2019.

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SXSW: A look inside the Presidential Library dedicated to Donald J. Trump’s Tweets

March 11, 2019

Built in 1886 and sitting on the corner of Brazos and 6th Street, The Driskill Hotel is Austin’s oldest operating hotel. Positioned right around the Austin’s Capitol, it has a illustrious history when it comes to American Presidential History. This week at SXSW, it’s home to the ever-unfolding modern history of current US President Donald […]

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WATCH: The official trailer for Game of Thrones’ final season has arrived

March 6, 2019

Just days after the internet started buzzing with talks that the forthcoming final season of Game of Thrones will feature “the longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film”, the official trailer has arrived. As you can expect, details are fairly scarce on exactly how the season will play out, but we have been given […]

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First Impressions: STAN’s Miracle Workers is a weirdly relatable existential workplace comedy

February 13, 2019

What do you get when you take a reluctant easily distracted God, a bunch of overworked angels and a bet that has the continued existence of Earth on the line? The new 7 episode mini-series on STAN called Miracle Workers, based on the novel “What In God’s Name” by series creator Simon Rich gives us […]

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Our five favourite moments from Foxtel Arts series- The Day The Rock Star Died

January 1, 2019

The Day the Rock Star Died returns to our screens soon. The show is a series of half-hour programs and handy little primers to some beloved musicians who are no longer with us. Their story is told through the use of some archive material and interviews with esteemed authors, producers and broadcasters. The AU Review […]

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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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First Impressions: The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel makes a triumphant return to Amazon Prime

December 5, 2018

Walking away from both the Primetime Emmys and the Golden Globes with awards galore, including accolades for lead Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been a runaway hit for creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and streaming service Amazon Prime. Set in the late 1950’s, Brosnahan stars as Upper West Side housewife Midge Maisel, who discovers she […]

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