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Nordic Cinema on show (July-August Palace Theatres)

nordic cinema on show (july-august palace theatres)
It was during the Cannes Film Festival, eight years ago that the idea for a “Scandinavian Film Festival” was born when the Palace Festival Team attended the Scandinavian Terrace.  The plan was to present the very best cinema from the Nordic countries. This winter from July to August some of the most exciting films from Nordic cinema will be screening...

CRANSTON ACADEMY: MONSTER ZONE (Cinema Release for the June School Holidays)

cranston academy: monster zone  (cinema release for the june school holidays)
This sci-fi animated movie follows the misadventures of a self-acknowledged boy genius 15-year-old high school student, Danny Dawkins (Jamie Bell) As the inventor of the dog-cleaning, flea-freezing Nano-Bot, he discovers his courageous self-discovery and makes new friends in the 5th Dimension After failing to win a science project and narrowly being saved from the school bullies, Danny is offered a scholarship...

Sweet Tooth (2021 Netflix Original Series)

sweet tooth (2021 original netflix series)
Sweet Tooth is a new Netflix original series based on the DC comic of the same name written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire. It is not hard for any of us to imagine what it would be like if the world was thrown into complete chaos because of a global virus. What might be a little harder to imagine is...

Six Minutes To Midnight (Cinema release 2020)

minutes to midnight (cinema release 2020)
Set in the real-life Augusta-Victoria College, located in the English coastal town of Bexhill-On-Sea, this spy vs spy,  pre-WW2 thriller is loosely based on a true story. In the Summer months of 1939, as the tension between Germany and England rapidly builds, this finishing school for the daughters of the Nazi elite is suspected of being a safe-house for Nazi...

On The Beach (1959 Release now streaming on Stan)

on the beach (1959 release now streaming on stan)
As we in Victoria, Australia gingerly come out of our fourth COVID19 LOCKdown and the streets of Melbourne are still near-deserted I am hauntingly reminded of the apocalyptic, end-of-the-world, sci-fi drama On The Beach based on the Nevil Schute novel of the same name. Considering this Stanley Kramer directed movie was first released in 1959, I suspect that a large...

Blithe Spirit ( 2021 Amazon/Prime Original)

blithe spirit  ( 2021 amazon/prime original)
Based on the Noel Coward play of the same name, this romantic comedy is a fun-filled, delightful fantasy that is neither edgy nor offensive. This polished remake of the 1945 film takes its title from the line "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert." in the Percy Bysshe Shelly poem 'To A Skylark.' Telling the story of Charles Condomine...

Don’t Trust Me; I’m A Dentist (A one-act play at the Meat Market – North Melbourne)

don’t trust me; i’m a dentist  (a one-act play at the meat market – north melbourne)
Do you like going to the dentist?   I suspect that most of us don't really enjoy the experience. Have you ever thought about whether the dentist actually likes probing around in our mouths?  Chances are most of them don't. Every year the Melbourne Comedy Festival   (March 24 – April 18)  allows audiences to experience hundreds of different local and international performers...

The Little Things (cinema release 2021)

the little things (cinema release 2021)
The classic good cop – bad cop scenario is given a questionable twist in this ‘serial murder who done it’ mystery. When disgraced ex-detective Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon (Denzel Washington), now a lowly country cop, is sent back to his old precinct to retrieve some evidence related to a local crime. He accidentally gets himself involved in a murder investigation. The case...

TOYS OnLine (The 2021 Toy Fair)

toys online  (the 2021 toy fair)
If you have ever been to a major trade fair, you will be familiar with the ‘push and shove’ that can happen while you’re weaving your way around the exhibits checking out the different wares on display. This year, due to the unpredictability caused by the COVID lockdowns, the Australian Toy Association has shown extraordinary inventiveness and reinvented itself. For...

ZAPPA The Movie: (Australian cinema release 18th February 2021)

zappa  the movie: (australian cinema release 18th february 2021)
Frank Vincent Zappa   Born December 21, 1940 – Died December 4, 1993 If you have never heard the music of Frank Zappa, then I suggest you buckle up you’re in for a wild ride. This is indeed a portrait of a musical genius. This new documentary directed by Alex Winter (Bill, from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) explores the larger-than-life and...