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December, 2019


Film Review: Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Director:    J.J. Abrams Cast:    Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo Rating:     M Running Time:     141 Australian Distributor:     Walt Disney Studio   It has taken forty-two years to get there, but finally the Skywalker saga is drawing to a close. No other cinematic franchise has ever reached the massive heights that Star Wars has and to say that this is a beloved series is under-selling it in a very big way. It is for that reason that J.J. Abrams hasRead More

SATELLITE AWARDS 2019 – “TRUTH AND JUSTICE” wins Best International Motion Picture

Truth and Justice, the debut feature from Estonian director Tanel Toom, is the winner of the Best International Motion Picture Award at the International Press Academy’s annual Satellite Awards. Other nominees were Atlantics (Senegal), Beanpole (Russia), Les Misérables (France), Pain and Glory (Spain), Parasite (Korea), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France), and The Painted Bird (Czech Republic). The film is based on a classic Estonian novel, and tells the story of Andres, a landowner who finds himself struggling to balance the demands of his land, his religion, and his family. In Estonia, Truth and Justice opened to over 250,000 viewers, making itRead More

Upcoming Film Releases – Universal Pictures

Upcoming Film releases from Universal Pictures Australia are as follows: January 9 2020  –  1917 January 16 2020  –  Dolittle February 6 2020  –  The Lighthouse February 13 2020  –  Emma February 27 2020  –  The Invisible Man March 5 2020  –  Dark Waters March 5 2020  –  The Photograph March 12 2020  –  Queen And Slim March 26 2020  –  Trolls World Tour April 8 2020  –  No Time To Die May 7 2020  –  Covers May 21 2020  –  Fast And Furious 9 June 11 2020  –  Candyman JuneRead More

Square Sounds Festival to resurface in 2020

Following a twelve month break, Melbourne’s long-running, chiptune and retrotechnology festival, Square Sounds has announced the final line-up for its relaunch. Chiptune; music created with or replicating videogame soundchips, showcases a variety of consoles and synthesizers, varies in style with something to appeal to all tastes. Audiences should come expecting not simply evolution of video game soundtracks, but modern bass music created from unusual instruments. The ‘second coming’ appropriately taking place from the 20/2/2020 t0 23/2/2020, will feature artists from as far afield as Italy, UK, Japan and the US,Read More

Big Pineapple Music Festival 2020

It’s time to round up the squad, book your flights and start planning your Big Pineapple Music Festival 2020 adventure! The eighth instalment of everyone’s favourite fest returns to the luscious hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Saturday 30 May, with camping available from Friday 29 May. Last year’s event sold out in record time and with 2020 shaping up to be even juicier, make sure you sign up for the presale, join the FB event page and get yourself sorted to jump when those tickets drop! From dreamy beaches to green rainforestsRead More


The streets, parks and venues across Broadbeach, QLD will rattle and hum to the sound of the blues once again for the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. Held across the central Gold Coast suburb over four days (May 14-17, 2020), this is one of the biggest free music festivals in Australia and with sensational dining, world famous beaches and ancient rainforests just a short drive away, this is the perfect event to base a Gold Coast long weekend around. “Bringing in almost $30 million to the Gold Coast economy every yearRead More


Australia’s favourite country group The McClymonts have announced that they will be celebrating the start of the new decade with their most extensive tour in three years. Their 2020 tour will be in support of their sixth studio album which they are currently recording with award winning producer Andy Mak. While this is set to be their biggest tour in three years, Brooke, Sam & Mollie have been anything but idle in that time. In between releasing their fifth album, Endless (also produced by Andy Mak), which picked up the Golden GuitarRead More

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020

IMG has announced that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) will be held from 11-15 May, 2020 at Carriageworks and other select venues throughout Sydney. Additionally, MBFWA will debut its first-ever integrated consumer offering as part of the official MBFWA schedule, bringing tailored experiences for the fashion industry and broader public together via one dynamic program. “After 25 years, we have a huge opportunity to define the future of Fashion Week in Australia,” said Natalie Xenita, Executive Director of IMG’s fashion events group, Asia-Pacific region. “The Resort ‘21 schedule will includeRead More


A new awards ceremony – The Social Media Superstar Awards – is being launched to celebrate the achievements of brands, businesses and individuals, who have changed the face of social media and marketing. The SMS Awards will recognize those businesses and individuals, whose creative work has made a difference and set a pioneering level of expertise in their field. The inaugural awards ceremony and gala dinner will take place on February 13, 2020 at The Four Season hotel, Beverly Hills. The SMS Awards will celebrate the success of the brands,Read More


SAVE THE DATE SPLENDOUR 20TH BIRTHDAY EDITION As the twenty-tens draw to a close, it’s time to set your intentions for the next decade. And right on cue, we are back with the first entry for your 2020 diary! From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 July 2020, the 20th annual Splendour in the Grass Music and Arts Festival will once again bring the best in the land to the Bay, as some of the most exciting musicians, bands, artists, creatives, speakers and activists on the planet right now flock to the rolling hills ofRead More