Month: November 2016

Review: Nerve

Release Date: 30 November 2016 Format:  DVD Blu-ray Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade Social networking, mobile phones, the internet of things – the Stereo MCs would be stoked at how connected we are nowadays. This tech has delivered many wonders, but most everything has a dark side. Safe-playing high schooler Venus – or ‘Vee’ – is challenged by her best friend Sydney to live a little. So she does. She joins an online game that Syd’s involved in called Nerve. It’s basically truth or dare, without the boring truth bit. You can pay to be a ‘watcher’, or be paid...

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Review: War Dogs

Release Date: 30 November 2016 Format:  DVD Blu-ray Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz Here’s a hypothetical. Would you rather make peanuts as an in-home massage therapist, or big bucks arms dealing? This is the poser that David Packouz (Miles Teller) is faced with when his old school friend Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) shows up after years away and, as somebody he trusts, lets him in on his dealings. They basically rummage through US government arms tenders for the small fry stuff that others ignore, and it makes them a decent penny. However, when a chance for a $300 million deal...

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Universal teaming up with Nintendo for some theme park goodness

Mario Kart IRL or we riot. Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Result, and Universal Studios Hollywood will be hit with Nintendo-themed attractions in the coming years. The parks aim “to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks, and to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.” Expect to see Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and a bunch of koopas and goombas...

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Live review: Rodriguez @ The Plenary, Melbourne

The Sugar Man may once have been relegated to pop obscurity, but you’d never know it sitting in the middle of a packed hall in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – the living antithesis to a dive bar in his native Detroit. Although the 2012 film Searching for Sugar Man laments the celebrity status that never was for Rodriguez, his Australian fanbase was already well-established prior to the release of the film, and he’s been a bona fide celebrity here since. The smashed Friday night crowd was wildly excited when Rodriguez, at the ripened age of 74, was...

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