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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

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


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


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

Classic Rooftop summer season

Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick introduces the enviable new kid on the block of Melbourne outdoor cinemas with the launch of Classic Rooftop Cinema this summer.  After some months of construction, Classic Rooftop Cinema kicks off its inaugural program with a bang – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker screening under the stars for a whole week from Thursday 19 – Wednesday 25 December. Following Star Wars, the inaugural Classic Rooftop program is filled with an array of new release films (able to be programmed on the actual day of their release in cinemas), from blockbusters toRead More

Australia’s First Beach Bed Cinema to launch in St.Kilda

Sydney sensation outdoor cinema Mov’in Bed, is landing on 4000 sqm of sand. St Kilda is about to host the first beach bed cinema in the world & an exclusive beach club. 150 comfortable beds, premium pillows, cozy blankets and the latest movies… Can it get any better? YES ! Before each movies, enjoy the beach club sunset sessions from 5pm to 8pm.  Also, food is delivered straight to your bed during the movie. Balmy summer nights have never felt so good! 45 magical nights, under the stars, starting on Friday the 4thRead More


Global lifestyle brand CALVIN KLEIN hosted an immersive brand experience at the Musikbrauerei in Berlin recently. Over 600 guests attended the event including Danny Lomas (PAQ, UK), actresses Miriam Leone (IT), Emilia Schüle, (DE) Jasna Fritzi Bauer (DE) and Daniel Strässer. Also in attendance were Eugen Bauder (actor), Elias Becker (model) and Noah Becker (artist). Campaign talent Hailey Bieber also attended the event in pieces from the limited edition CK50 capsule collection. The multi-room experience, curated around different moods, encouraged guests to explore an installation of Fall/Winter 2019 CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR as well as discover photo moments and customization stations.  AR face filters andRead More

Melbourne’s Regent Theatre to re-open in January 2020

One of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks, the Regent Theatre, will re-open its doors to the public in January 2020, revealing a major refurbishment of the much-loved auditorium, foyers and amenities. Working in collaboration with Heritage Victoria, and closely with a renowned team of architects, theatre designers, specialist builders, expert trades and craftspeople – and the knowledge and experience of the theatre operators Marriner Group –– this $19.4 million refurbishment has been three years in the planning and eight months in construction. The refurbishment has been undertaken as a partnership between theRead More