month : 07/2018 40 results

Qld Theatre’s Jasper Jones is coming to QPAC this month!

Charlie Bucktin lives in a tiny, insignificant bush town where nothing happens. Nothing, that is, until the town’s very own Huckleberry Finn – the light-fingered and dark-skinned Jasper Jones – stumbles upon a gruesome crime out by the dam.   //   Who else would he call on for help but the sharpest kid around? A midnight tap at Charlie’s window sparks a race to solve a murder and clear Jasper’s name. Somewhere between Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and ...

Win a double pass to a special advance screening of The Breaker Upperers!

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash.   //   Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old ...

Watch The Favourite trailer – Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film stars Olivia Colman as a volatile queen!

When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.   //   Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Starring ...

Letters to Lindy coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures,  Lindy Chamberlain. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob ...

The Humanity Bureau Movie Review

These non-essentials are being relocated to a place called New Eden, a place with a very dark secret. The only problem with Kross is he has yet to be drained completely of his humanity, so when he takes one last relocation job, he bristles under the rules that have governed his actions for so long.   //   As the story progresses, you discover the reasons for the attachment he feels for this last family he has been sent out to deal with. He soon goes against his years of ...

MoMA at NGV Exhibition: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

The emergence of a ‘new art’ at the dawn of the twentieth-century is represented by some of MoMA’s earliest acquisitions, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Works by pioneering Cubist and Futurist artists, including Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, appear alongside the radically abstracted forms present in works by such artists as Lyubov’ Popova and Piet Mondrian, the surreal visual language of paintings by artists like Salvador Dalí and ...

Mama Mia: Here We Go Again Movie Review

It tries its best to deliver something new with what is in essence the same set of songs as the first film (and musical on which the movie is based). It dips into flash backs, origin stories and flushes out the characters with extended back stories. They even add Cher to the mix and bring Meryl Streep back from the grave.   //   It’s unfair to be too critical of all this effort as the end product is rather infectious and more than a little bit charming. The challenge ...

Watch the Mission: Impossible – Fallout Bathroom Fight Clip!

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.   //   Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT IN ...

Brisbane writer David Megarrity WINS the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19 with ‘The Holidays’

Megarrity’s work was selected ahead of fellow finalists Hannah Belanszky for ‘don’t ask what the bird look like’ and Anna Yen for her work Slow Boat. Delivered through Queensland Theatre, the QPDA is a prestigious and important award for Australian Theatre in that it guarantees a professional production of the winning entry. The Holidays introduces us to 12-year-old Oliver Holiday and his Mum and Dad who are suddenly on their way to his Grandfather’s beachside cottage. However, ...

Check out The Spy Who Dumped Me “Dynamic Duo” featurette!

. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.   //   THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME is directed by Susanna Fogel and stars Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME releases in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on August 9, 2018! www.facebook.com/SpyWh...