month : 02/2019 40 results

Broadway spectacular Wicked launches for June season at HOTA

Co-presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts this exciting rendition of WICKED will showcase a talented line up this June, telling the beloved tale of the extraordinary adventures in Oz and a profound friendship between Glinda The Good Witch and Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West. After a nationwide search to cast the leading ladies, Emily Monsma, a Gold Coast local and graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, will play Glinda (The Good Witch) and seasoned performer, Samantha ...

Stan & Ollie Movie Review

This bittersweet tale is set in the latter part of their careers as they tour England after World War II. It shows two men that were creative partners for most of their adult lives but never really communicated in words or deeds their true feelings for each other.   //   Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy are absolutely convincing in their roles. They are outstanding in showing the physical comedy side of their art with its strict timing and ...

Cesar-nominated films to screen at this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Sisters Brothers (Les Freres Sisters), Jacques Audiard's western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, has received nine nominations, including for Best Director. The film has already enjoyed a number of international accolades including winning the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year and screened at the launch of the 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival just two weeks ago. The Alliance Française French Film Festival’s Opening Night film, Pierre ...

Win a double pass to Sometimes Always Never starring Bill Nighy!

Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (Love Actually, About Time, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley, Maleficent) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship.   //   Working from a witty and ...

If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Review

Set in seventies America, Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt (Stephan James), a man of colour is falsely accused of rape and get chewed up by the system. It’s a slow grind for both the incarcerated and the viewer. Even the love and effort of both of his families, his and hers, cannot sway the outcome.   //   Filmed with subdued colour pallets and dimly lit scenes, we see the affection that Fonny feels for Clementine ‘Tish’ Rivers (KiKi Layne) but their young love is anything but ...

Check out these first look images from Babyteeth starring Eliza Scanlen and Ben Mendelsohn!

A warm-hearted and bittersweet comedy about love, loss and family, BABYTEETH is being shot on location in and around Sydney. The film is an adaptation of the successful Belvoir Theatre play by Rita Kalnejais. Sydney-born Eliza Scanlen is best known for her role as Amma Crellin in HBO’s award-winning miniseries Sharp Objects, in which she starred alongside Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. Scanlen will also feature as Beth March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women with Emma Watson, Saoirse ...

Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review

Christoph Waltz plays Dr. Dyson Ido, a Geppetto like character who finds some cyborg remains in a scrap heap that is formed by the castoff rubbish of an Emerald City called Zalem. This city floats above the squalor that makes up the area called Iron City. Dr. Ido soon uses these parts to build a complete cyborg that he names Alita.   //   Alita (Rosa Salazar) has no immediate memory of her past and starts her new life doing things teenagers do, like disobeying her ...

Opera Queensland invite one & all to “Sing Sing Sing”

Led by popular Queensland baritone and teacher extraordinaire Jason Barry-Smith, SING SING SING is an opportunity for singers to join in hearty renditions of familiar tunes and toast their temporary stardom with a complimentary bevvy. All attendees need to bring along is a sense of fun and a willingness to let rip as they sing along to some of the great moments of opera. For those with more musical experience, optional sheet music and added harmony parts are available. Dress code will ...

At Eternity’s Gate Movie Review

Set during the final years of van Gogh’s life, when he resided in the South of France, it highlights his increasingly deteriorated grasp of his own sanity. Never famous or rich during his lifetime, he leads a hand to mouth existence via the financial and moral support of his brother Theo (Rupert Friend) and Theo's wife Johanna (Amira Casar).   //   He is befriended by fellow artist Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac) and in his weakened mental state becomes overly dependant on ...

Meet SHAZAM! in Australian cinemas April 4!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out ...