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Review: Midnight Special is something special indeed

Review: Midnight Special is something special indeed

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jeff Nichols has proven himself before as a director of growing skill in the simple (Mud, Shotgun Stories) and the bizarre (Take Shelter). In Midnight Special, Nichols blends both of his skills into an ambitious adventure of clear characters yet complex plotting, twisting and turning and never unravell...

Review: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Review: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

I had never heard of May Holman until now, which is such a shame because she was such an influential figure in Perth's political landscape. Elected into the seat of Forrest at age 31, Miss Holman held her seat for five terms up until her untimely death in 1939. Now the subject of a new book, the...

Q&A: Dr Lekkie Hopkins: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Q&A: Dr Lekkie Hopkins: The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman is a non-fiction new release from Dr Lekkie Hopkins, Women's Studies academic and lecturer at ECU. May Holman became Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian at age 31, and held her seat for 5 terms. She campaigned tirelessly for the rights of those in...

20 British children’s TV shows that will bring back memories

20 British children’s TV shows that will bring back memories

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It's study break - time to hit the books ... or perhaps not. If you are planning a big night in with the laptop, perhaps a memory lane wander with these 90's children's television shows will be a more relaxing way to spend your time. 1. Postman Pat: 1981–2002 He was more than just a man with a...

Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War is cold and bleak. But that’s ok

Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War is cold and bleak. But that’s ok

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

I took a lot more enjoyment out The Huntsman: Winter’s War for one simple reason: Chris Hemsworth is the only male lead. The lead cast is filled out by three awesome actresses in cool performances that don’t overshadow Hemsworth, but function nicely on their own. That’s feminism. Hemsworth and Jess...

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 is slim and toned (unlike Po)

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 is slim and toned (unlike Po)

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Dreamworks have never failed in their exceptional animation. Sure, they have made their fair share of bad movies, but even they still look amazing. It’s this constant striving for excellence that produces such beautiful films like Kung Fu Panda 3. Kung Fu Panda 3 offers new and intriguing challe...

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane shocks to the core

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane shocks to the core

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

10 Cloverfield Lane could be mistaken as a sequel to the 2008 monster movie Cloverfield, particularly as they share the same producer and studio in J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot. But this is the only connection the two movies have. While Cloverfield was a stylish example of how to use the now overdon...

Review: Batman v Superman is a mess. Full stop.

Review: Batman v Superman is a mess. Full stop.

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens to the origins of Batman but spins it into a dream straight out of the comics, with poetic narration by Ben Affleck. For these 2 minutes of an opening, one can easily mistake this movie for just being Batman’s story. It isn’t, but I sorely wish it was. ...

Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an apt name for this film as it feels like you've aged thirteen hours by the time you leave the cinema. Directed by Michael Bay, the film focuses on the events that occurred in Libya in 2012, where an American ambassador was killed. Bay, known for the Tran...

Picnic at Hanging Rock an actor’s challenge

Picnic at Hanging Rock an actor’s challenge

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It is a mystery that has had Australians guessing since the 1960s, first told in the novel by Joan Lindsay and then in 1975 through the iconic film by Peter Weir. Now Matthew Lutton and Tom Wright from Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre have taken the classic Aussie story Picnic at Hanging Rock and turn...

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