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Newly-Designed Commemorative Marriage Certificates in Queensland

Two newly-designed commemorative marriage certificates are available to Queenslanders celebrating their nuptials in 2018. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages commissioned the new designs in part to acknowledge the new same sex marriage laws passed earlier this month. Mrs. D’Ath explained that one of the new…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Shatters Record at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Shatters All-Time Box Office Record at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre With $2,054,877.00 Weekly Gross (January 2, 2018 – New York, NY) – Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” shattered the all-time box office record at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for the week ending December 31, 2017. Roald Dahl’s “Charlie…

Gym Memberships: Don’t Just Give Your Wallet a Work Out

Every January many Canberrans have fitness high on their New Year Resolution lists, however, the best of intentions don’t guarantee the best consumer outcomes said Minister for Consumer Affairs Shane Rattenbury. Minister Rattenbury said like any contract or service procured there are a few things consumers can do to ensure they are getting the best…

Top Baby Names in Queensland in 2017

Charlotte and Oliver have remained Queensland’s most popular baby names, while names such as Harper, Ivy, Hudson and Henry are becoming more popular. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the most popular baby name lodged through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in 2017 was Charlotte for girls, and Oliver for…

Apocalypse Now Redux

Director Francis Ford Coppola Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Rated R Score 5/6 During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. My dearest aunty suggested that I review Hearts of…

Attack Force Z

Director Tim Burstall Starring John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill Rated M Score 3/6 A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II. For those of you who might be interested the producers of Attack Force Z went on to make another movie about Z Special Unit…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Director Luc Besson Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen Rated M Score 4.5/6 A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Valerian and…

Film, TV and Digital Games Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victorian film, television and digital games projects with $10 million in new grants funding. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced 36 projects that have received funding in the latest round of grants from Film Victoria. Together, these projects will create more than 4,500 additional jobs for the…

Canberrans Consider Shopping In Canberra for Christmas

Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay is encouraging Canberrans to consider shopping locally this Christmas. “Canberra is a city blessed with an abundance of culture and artistic expression. We are so fortunate to be home to so many amazing artists who are creating inspiring pieces to complement any Canberra home or office…

Krampus

Director Michael Dougherty Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner Rated M Score 3/6 A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home. It is the time of year again and I suppose I should try and get at least one Christmas movie reviewed this year…