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The Review: Sydney Fringe Festival’s FRINGE IGNITE: Heat the Street Erskineville

They say heaven is a place on Earth and that’s certainly the case for music and arts lovers in Sydney. Picture a street filled with live music and togetherness. That’s what the 2015 Sydney Fringe Festival feels like. The festival officially launched this past weeekend and transformed Erskineville Road into …

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The Review: Gayby Baby

Maya Newell’s feature film debut, the crowd-funded documentary Gayby Baby (2015) follows the lives of four kids, Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham, whose parents all happen to be gay. As each child wrestles with the inevitable personal change of growing up, the world around them wrestles with the issue of …

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The Review: Death Cab for Cutie

With a career spanning almost two decades, indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie are the type of band that hold a very special connection to a certain time in their fan’s lives. Death Cab’s debut at the Sydney Opera House on August 1st was a self-confessed dream come true, and they certainly made …

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The Review: Paper Towns

There are two types of people who have read Paper Towns. The first are the literate, John-Green-loving heroes of the modern day who read it before The Fault in Our Stars became a movie. The second are the ones that didn’t even know that Paper Towns was published a full …

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The Review: Blitz Goes To mUmBRELLA 360

…And gets really good at marketing. In a whirlwind of busy, suited and arguably hard-to-impress PR, marketing and media personnel, mUmBRELLA 360 was pulled off flawlessly this year – and Blitz has the inside scoop on what was most worth the hefty price tag. After a fantastic breakfast from sponsors …

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Wild Thang

If you have ever wanted to be Tarzan, George of the Jungle or basically the protagonist in any action movie, this is what you need to do this holidays! Wild Ropes is a tree-top adventure course that will send you zooming over animals and getting probably the best view of …

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The Review: Game ON Interactive

Game ON Interactive, the first interactive games and online video showcase, was held this past weekend as part of Vivid Sydney and there was so much more than meets the eye. Set within the Australian Technology Park, it became an amazing setting for the bright lights and shiny screens.  There was …

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The Review: TedxYouth@SydneyOperaHouse

Once again, the Sydney Opera House was overtaken for the gathering of the best and brightest minds in the business, encouraging other young people to aspire and achieve in a range of fields. The session that I had the pleasure of attending included model/activist (or probably better known as a …

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Film Review: Woman in Gold

Fantastic work from Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds isn’t quite enough to save Maria Altman’s fascinating, true story from the awful screenplay. More than 50 years after the end of the Holocaust, Maria (Mirren) and her inexperienced lawyer, Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds) embark upon a major battle to have the artwork …

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The Five Weirdest Acts of Eurovision 2015

What’s not to love about Eurovision, the only song competition where all white attire is almost an unspoken dress code, where people sing about cheesecake and there are more feathers than can be seen in an aviary? Every year the leather spiked heels get higher, the suits and dresses get …

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The Review: Wild Tales

Humorously unsettling. Two words are all that’s needed to describe this movie. Wild Tales, by Damián Szifron, is not a new film, however it is new to Australia and set to release today. Wild Tales was released in 2014 in Argentina, winning 10 awards and is now nominated for an Oscar. …

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The Review: Theatresports 30th Anniversary World Cup

Saturday 2nd May saw the wild collision of the world’s greatest names in Improvisation in the inaugural Theatresports World Cup. Hosted by Theatresports legend Andrew O’Keefe, it was a night that left your cheeks with the aching pain acquired only through laughter. Theatresports, for those who don’t know, is a …

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Film Review: Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is based on Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir; it took fifteen years to write, so painful were her memories. It’s a stunning, searing look at the futility of war; an epic that explores young lives cut short and the agony of those left behind. James Kent’s first feature …

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Film Review: Partisan

From Australian filmmaker Ariel Kleiman comes Partisan, his directorial debut which explores the gritty and grimy reality of an Eastern European cloistered cult. The film unfolds like origami, a little at first, and then all at once. At the outset, it delivers frustratingly little in the way of plot, and is instead …

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Film Review: The Longest Ride

Movies based on Nicholas Sparks’ novels are a genre unto themselves. For a normal person, who is, y’know, cynical, it’s easy to write them off as melodramatic messes that aren’t worth your time. But The Longest Ride is not only palatable, it is also relatable and even enjoyable. It does …

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The Review: An Evening With Stephen Hawking(‘s Hologram)

It’s a Sunday night and I’m in the same room as Stephen Hawking. Well, kinda. I’m sitting in Sydney’s Opera House, whilst Professor Hawking is in his United Kingdom home. So how could we possibly be in the same place, at the same time? HOLOGRAM, DER! It’s like finding a …

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Film Review: The DUFF

The Duff desperately wants to achieve a Mean Girls-like status, but is let down from the start by an array on cringe-worthy moments that can’t be overcome by some cute pop culture references and Mae Whitman.

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Weightless Review

Weightless is a contemporary novel that encapsulates what it means to be a teen in today’s technologically savvy world. Keeping with the times, Sarah Bannan is able to use Facebook to illustrate how cyberbullying works, in a way that is realistic and believable. She doesn’t resort to dramatics or over-the-top, …

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Insurgent Review

It’s always hard to be the middle in a set of three. The middle film in the Divergent Series, Insurgent, may not be the best of the series, but at least it’s a better middle sibling than Kim Kardashian. It does fall into some of the traps of being the …

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Toys Through Time Review

Get in touch with you inner child – c’mon, we all have one. Hell, some of us still are children. The Sydney Living Museums knows that, and will amuse it with the Toys Through Time exhibition until 9 August. This exhibition will rekindle memories for the older generation and give …

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Les Mis Review

From Victor Hugo’s 1862 tale of extreme poverty, loss and redemption comes the 2015 extravaganza of Les Miserables that moved an audience to tears and more than one standing ovation. This dynamic reimagining of the original story broke international box office records, has been seen by over 65 million people …

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Girls Season Recap

When season three ended, all four girls were left in a shaky spot. After a debut season that was applauded internationally the next two seasons got really dark, really fast but that being said, Iowa roars back as one of the strongest episodes with its quick wit and dynamic jokes. …

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The Review: ‘Would You Like a Tour’

It only took six whole years, but boy did he make up for lost time – that’s right, Drizzy Drake landed on Aussie soil recently, with fellow hip hop artists, 2Chainz and P Reign in tow. The overwhelmingly flannel-clad, timber-wearing attendees were treated to a super fresh two hour set …

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

The fourth instalment of a franchise is rarely hailed for its quality and Transformers is no exception. A painfully long 2 hour and 45 minute runtime, not aided by a trigger-happy slo-mo operator, is persistently padded with unnecessary side plots and feeble character development. Once more, director Michael Bay has …

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