Red Tails

Director Anthony Hemingway Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo Rated PG-13 Score 3/6 A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. At the time I vaguely…

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Monkey

Director Toshi Aoki, Jun Fukuda, Kazuo Ikehiro, Yusuke Watanabe & Daisuke Yamazaki Starring Masaaki Sakai, Masako Natsume, Shunji Fujimura Rated M Score 6/6 Monkey (Journey to the West) is the story by Wu Ch’êng-ên based on the ancient Chinese legend tracing the origins of Buddhism. It follows the adventures of Tripitaka and disciples Pigsy, Sandy…

Peaky Blinders Season 4 Biggest BBC Two Drama in 2017

Series four of Peaky Blinders had a series average of 3.3 million, consolidated figures reveal, making it the biggest BBC Two drama series of 2017. It had a peak episode volume of 3.6 million for the series finale, the biggest audience for an episode ever. Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two explained that this makes…

The Room

Director Tommy Wiseau Starring Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle Rated M Score 0/6 (why did I pay for express delivery on this?) Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend,…

Top Baby Names in Victoria for 2017

Oliver and Charlotte still reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names according to figures released today by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Royal Women’s Hospital to meet some of Victoria’s babies with the most popular names. Mr. Pakula explained that the 2017 statistics show Oliver…

Federer Quokka Shot Sells WA to the World

World number two men’s singles tennis player, and 2018 Mastercard Hopman Cup winner, Roger Federer’s lovable quokka selfie has reached 581 million people in 45 countries through global online news. On the request of Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, the Swiss tennis star flew to Rottnest Island by helicopter on December 28, 2017, exploring Parakeet Bay,…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Director Jake Kasdan Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black Rated PG Score 3/6 Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. For those of you who are wondering no I did not do any homework…

Nestle sells Violet Crumble to Robern Menz

Nestlé Australia Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Adelaide-based family business Robern Menz (Mfg) Pty Ltd to sell the iconic Violet Crumble brand for an undisclosed sum. Under the sale, Robern Menz will acquire the iconic Violet Crumble brand and its associated intellectual property, plant and equipment. “The sale of…

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Director Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper & Eleanor Coppola Rated M Score 5/6 A documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems–nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. Alright, it took some searching, but I found this one and its time…

Disc Golf Course Opens in Belconnen

ACT Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry recently attended the opening of ACT Disc Golf Club’s new course at John Knight Memorial Park in Belconnen. “This great new course on the northside complements the existing disc golf course at Eddison Park in Woden to bring this easy, fun game to even more Canberrans. Canberra is Australia’s…

ACT Libraries: A Look at 2017

The most popular books and DVDs requested from ACT public libraries in 2017 were revealed today by Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris. “Around 2.74 million items are borrowed each year from ACT public libraries by Canberrans, demonstrating the continued relevance of our local libraries to our communities. Our libraries play an integral…

2 Weeks Until Tuggeranong Residents get Green Waste Bins

With just two weeks left until green waste bin collections start in Tuggeranong, the first green bins have been delivered to residents who have opted-in for the service. “From today, Tuggeranong residents who have registered for the green waste collection service will start to receive their 240 litre green waste bins which will continue to…

Line Up for 2018 St Kilda Festival Announced

The City of Port Phillip is excited to announce the highly anticipated line-up for Australia’s largest free music festival, the St Kilda Festival on Sunday 11 February 2018. The St Kilda Festival Main Stage will play host to The Jezabels, Dan Sultan, Tkay Maidza, Models, Mia Dyson, Bustamento, Architecture in Helsinki (DJ set) and That…

Greens Call for Independent Misconduct Complaint Commission

The Australian Greens say that the McLachlan claims show it’s time for an independent misconduct complaint commission. News this morning that performer Craig McLachlan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of former colleagues shows women can’t wait for the industry to reform itself, Australian Greens media spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said.…

Brisbane Based Stateside is Touring in February

In support of their EP “Naïve”, Brisbane based band “Stateside” is getting ready to hit the road and showcase what they do best … Rocking in a tour that will see the band perform in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This five-piece alternative rock band fronted by Erin Reus on lead vocals, with Ethan Laenen (lead…

Bright

Director David Ayer Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace Rated MA Score 4/6 Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. I had it in my mind that Bright…

The Countdown to the Australian Open has Began

Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to officially start the final countdown to the 2018 Grand Slam. The event takes place from 15 to 28 January and is the largest annual sporting event in the southern hemisphere. “The Australian Open gets bigger and better every year and it’s…

Animaniacs is Coming Back!!!!!!

Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation today announced a new deal to create and premiere a brand-new version of the iconic family friendly cartoon franchise “Animaniacs.” Under the two-season straight-to-series order, Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin…