Month: January 2017

Interview: Mark Wahlberg – Patriots Day

Mark Wahlberg is known for headlining thrilling Hollywood blockbusters but his latest project, Patriots Day, is as emotional an experience for the star as it is action-packed. Mark Wahlberg’s recent collaborations with director Peter Berg have tackled some of the major events that have shaped modern America – be it as a member of the US Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2013’s Lone Survivor or a rig engineer during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2016’s Deepwater Horizon. The pair’s latest project, however, is one that holds special importance for Wahlberg; the star plays Detective Sergeant Tommy Saunders...

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Esports Round-Up With Junglist – February ’17

Each month, STACK takes a brief look at what’s happening in esports, both locally and overseas. There’s no off-season in esports, but the “transfer market” has been very active over the break – and none moreso than the movers, shakers, and combo breakers at team Echo Fox. The esports organisation’s massive swoop on the fighting game community poached Street Fighter stars Justin Wong, ChocoBlanka, Tokido, as well as Mortal Kombat players SonicFox and Scar. Echo Fox is rumoured to have silly amounts of money — enough for top tier players like Justin Wong to finally consider playing Street Fighter...

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Review: Cloud Nothings, ‘Life Without Sound’

Sometimes, when you polish a rough rock for long enough, you will discover it was a diamond all along. On their fourth album, Cloud Nothings have delivered a mature, solid evolution; when the Cleveland trio emerged with the lo-fi buzz of 2012’s sophomore effort Attack On Memory, there was the ambition (and potential) to be more – frontman Dylan Baldi certainly thought so. With Life Without Sound Baldi’s vision for more substantial, guitar-driven rock is almost complete. While the scornfully brash Strange Year and Sight Unseen will appease traditional Cloud Nothings fans, the remainder of the album is far...

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Groovin’ The Moo 2017 line-up drops

Get out your gumboots – the festival season is gearing up to kick off once again.  Udder excitement has filled the air this morning, with regional festival Groovin’ The Moo releasing its line-up. April and May will play host around Australia to a barnload of great talent, including the likes of Violent Soho, Thundamentals, The Smith Street Band, and Hottest 100 hit-makers Tash Sultana and Amy Shark. The Wombats are also making the trek, announcing on triple j this morning they’re in the midst of working on a follow up to 2015’s Glitterbug. The full line-up, in alphabetical order: Against Me!...

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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is coming to TV

Stephen King’s 2014 crime thriller Mr. Mercedes has been adapted into a television series set to premiere in 2018. In the novel, the psychopathic Brady Hartsfield uses his Mercedes as a murder weapon, mowing down a waiting crowd at a job fair one misty morning. He then taunts retired Detective Bill Hodges into catching him before he can strike again. The 10-episode series stars Brendan Gleeson as Hodges and Harry Treadaway as Hartsfield (great casting, although some readers may have pictured Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino character as Hodges) – and has been adapted for television by David E. Kelly, with Jack Bender in the...

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