Month: February 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal on navigating Nocturnal Animals

Jake Gyllenhaal on navigating the multi-layered storylines of Tom Ford’s acclaimed psychological thriller, Nocturnal Animals. Jake Gyllenhaal likes to see himself as a man of action, so one of the biggest challenges for him in Nocturnal Animals was playing a passive character. “This movie was a difficult one for me because it was one about ‘non-action’, which meant resisting all of my normal instincts,” the US actor admits. “I’m a very physical person –  in my own self and in terms of creating characters. It’s a very important part of what I do, but in this film, I couldn’t...

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MOMENT IN TIME: THE Chips Dubbo?

There is one soldier among Master Chief’s legions that shows up pretty much everywhere he does – Chips Dubbo. Chips Dubbo is a recurring NPC marine in Bungie’s Halo series. Most well known for his Australian accent and his witty humour, Chips appears in Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST. Remarkably, he’s one of the few marines to survive and fight alongside John-117 as he takes on the covenant, and makes repeat appearances in the games. Halo: The Master Chief Collection pays tribute to Chips in a number of achievements, usually obtained by ‘listening to his words of...

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The rise of Elbow

Graham Reid considers  the career of much-hailed British band Elbow. When I interviewed Guy Garvey of Britain’s acclaimed Elbow in 2011, he was amused by the fact he’d become something of a rock star.  He was far too old for that description, he felt – he was 37 and happily in a relationship (“trying for [a] baby”) at the time. I can’t remember if it was me or him who noted he looked more like Ricky Gervais in The Office than Ricky Martin. But his group had started at the top of its game a decade before (when he...

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Ali Barter drops clip, tour details

Girl after our own hearts Ali Barter has just revealed her upcoming tour schedule, right on the heels of her debut album announcement. The Melbourne singer-songwriter has previously performed support slots for The Jezabels, The Ruebens and City Calm Down, and recently wrapped her hugely successful Girlie Bits tour celebrating her single of the same name. Kicking off at the Star Bar in Bendigo​ on Thursday April 13, the tour will take Barter and her live band to Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong ​and Newcastle University. Full date and ticket details are below, as well as the...

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WATCH: this is what VR devs do when they get bored

If you love Job Simulator 2050 and Overwatch, this may be the best video you watch all week.  The devs at Owlchemy evidently got pretty bored over the weekend, and decided to mod Blizzard’s Overwatch into their much-loved Job Simulator. We’re talking Reaper staplers, High Noon jokes, and even Mei ice guns. This is wonderful. Weekend #VR hack experiment: Job Simulator meets Overwatch. ? #gamedev #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/4Bmp0LBgNw — Zi Ye (@MajorMcDoom) February 27,...

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