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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Film

film festival: possible worlds

Courtney Dawson
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The eighth Possible Worlds Film Festival is just around the corner, showcasing the best new independent cinema from Canada, and for the first time, the United States. Films will screen at Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from the 8th to 18th August and selected titles will also screen at ARC Cinema in Canberra from the 21st to 23rd August 2013. Sarah Polley’s…
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Wednesday 5 June 2013
Film

sydney film festival highlights

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The 60th Sydney Film Festival is here! Running over 12 days from June 5th-16th, the Festival screens features, documentaries, short films and animations from around the world in venues across the city including the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne and the Art Gallery of…
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Monday 14 January 2013
Featured

giveaway: the guilt trip

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The Guilt Trip follows Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) who,  in a moment of weakness, invites his overbearing mother (Barbara Streisand) on a cross country business road trip of a lifetime. Over a hilarious eight days and 3,000 miles, they ultimately learn they might have more in common than they ever thought.  The crazier it is, the closer they…
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Friday 28 December 2012
Featured Film

interview: working title films – les miserables and anna karenina

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The producers behind Working Title Films – Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner – are responisle for a diverse slate of acclaimed films over the years. Their filmography includes titles such as Love Actually, Burn After Reading, United 93, Senna and State of Play (just to name a few). They discuss their work on the musical Les Miserables starring…
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Monday 24 December 2012
TV

giveaway: once upon a time

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  Right in time for Christmas, Lip Magazine has some copies of the new fantasy-drama series Once Upon A Time to giveaway! Set in a town called Storybrook in Maine, an adopted boy sets out to find his birth mother who holds the power to break a curse that was cast hundreds after of years –…
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Featured TV

giveaway: grey’s anatomy season 8

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Are you a fan of the popular series Grey’s Anatomy? Well Lip Magazine has some copies of the eighth season to giveaway on DVD! With 24 drama packed episodes, follow Derek and Meredith trying to save their marriage by adopting a child; see Richard stepping down as Chief of Surgery as Owen takes over; and watch the fifth…
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Friday 9 November 2012
Featured TV

giveaway: revenge

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Need a new TV show to sink your teeth into? Revenge is a well-crafted, deliciously addictive drama that follows a strong-willed young woman named Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp) who heads to the lavishly wealthy Hamptons for the summer. But she’s not there to enjoy the sun – she’s harbouring some deep, dark secrets…
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Friday 12 October 2012
Featured Film

giveaway: geek charming

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In the mood for a Disney teen rom-com? We have some copies of Geek Charming to give away on DVD! From the executive producers of The Muppets, the film stars Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland as Dylan – a spoilt, popular, 16 year old, high school student. Her goal in life is to be named the…
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Thursday 6 September 2012
Culture

interview: caffe sicilia

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Located in the heart of Crown Street Surry Hills, Caffe Sicilia offers an authentic Italian experience in both its ambience and menu. The setting is remincent of a typical European cafe, complete with outdoor seating overlooking the main street, low-key lighting and chequered floors. It boasts an extensive selection of hand-made pasties (including some delicious…
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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Film

film review: magic mike

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What may not seem like the most obvious addition to Steven Soderbergh’s body of work (director of the Oceans series, Traffic, Contagion), Magic Mike represents his first venture into the comedy realm – and frankly, he handles it quite well. After moving in with his sister Brooke (Cody Horn) and quitting his job as a tiler on day one, 19 year…
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Monday 16 July 2012
Film

dvd reviews: martha marcy may marlene and young adult

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Martha Marcy May Marlene  Sean Durkin won the Dramatic Directing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for Martha Marcy May Marlene - an intense psychological drama about a young girl named Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) who has just escaped from a repressive and dangerous cult helmed by the manipulative (and creepy) Patrick (John Hawkes). After disappearing for two…
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Wednesday 11 July 2012
Film

interview: not suitable for children

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What spent nearly a decade in the making, Peter Templeman’s debut feature film Not Suitable For Children is a well-rounded rom-com that boasts two charming leads – Jonah (Ryan Kwantan) and his sassy, more sensible best friend Stevie (played by newcomer Sarah Snook). Set in Sydney, the film follows three housemates whose lives are turned…
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Featured Film

interview: katy perry on the pink carpet!

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On Saturday June 30th, superstar Katy Perry attended the Australian premiere of her new 3D Documentary Part of Me, which chronicles her rise to fame. “This film followed me all of last year. It tells the story of how I got here and it shows some of the obstacles that I went through. It inspires people…
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Friday 22 June 2012
Featured

interview: snow white and the huntsman

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British filmmaker Rupert Sanders makes his feature film debut with the Hollywood epic, Snow White and the Huntsman starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart (who has recently been named Forbes Magazine’s highest paid actress) and Australia’s Chris Hemsworth. Courtney Dawson chats to Sanders about his experiences in the industry, what he based the casting process on, his…
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