Author: Adam Colby

C.W. Stoneking touring solo

C.W. Stoneking will be gracing stages again for the first time since 2014.  2014’s Gon’ Boogaloo was an ARIA-winning album, and rumour has it Stoneking has been working on some more music for a follow-up release. He’ll be hitting the road for a few intimate shows in October – dates below. Saturday October 7 – Meeniyan Town Hall www.lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au Thursday October 26 – Howler, Melbourne Friday October 27 – Howler, Melbourne www.h-w-l-r.com Saturday October 28 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney Sunday October 29 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney...

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Jack Johnson announces new album

All The Light Above It Too is the latest from Jack Johnson.  Johnson’s seventh studio album, All The Light Above It Too, is due to release September 8. He’s dropped the first single – My Mind Is For Sale – with an accompanying lyric video, which you can check out...

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Drone on DVD and Blu-ray July 19

Sean Bean covertly remote-pilots combat drones for the CIA, but his family believe he’s just an ordinary IT guy. When a stranger (Patrick Sabongui) knocks on his door to purchase the boat for sale out front, he’s invited to stay for dinner. But the man has an ulterior motive which becomes apparent when he reveals his wife and teenage daughter were killed in a missile strike in Pakistan, fired from a drone aircraft – and this is the anniversary of their deaths. No prizes for guessing who pulled the trigger. Although circling the morals of remote warfare that informed...

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Ghost in the Shell, shell shock

Masamune Shirow’s original Ghost in the Shell manga (Japanese comic) was first published in 1989, and went on to receive its inaugural animated film adaptation in 1995. 13 years later, producer Avi Arad pitched his own idea for a live-action adaptation of the film to none other than Steven Spielberg, but it was Rupert Sanders instead who signed on as director. Best known for his work on Snow White and the Huntsman, Sanders’ vision for the film was for it to be as close to the manga as possible. “I wanted to return to the original world of Ghost in...

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Kong: Skull Island, welcome to the jungle

Since his first appearance in Merrian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s groundbreaking 1933 classic King Kong, the mighty ape has stamped his simian footprint into popular culture and been reimagined for subsequent generations, including two remakes and even a stage musical. Now the King has returned in the action-adventure Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and produced by the team who resurrected another iconic monster in 2012 – Godzilla. “Kong represents all the mystery and wonder that still exists in the world,” says Vogt-Roberts. “That’s why he will never stop being relevant.” The director also acknowledges that...

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