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Monday, July 23, 2018


What’s Hot, What’s Not: with James Sherlock

FILM: BLADE RUNNER – The Final Cut – 4K + Blu-Ray:Genre: Sci-Fi/Noir/Thriller.Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy.  Year/s: 1982 (Original Theatrical Version)  – 2007 (Final Cut Version).Rating: M.Length: 117 Minutes. Stars: *****Verdict: In the futuristic year of 2019 in Los Angeles, ex-cop Rick Deckard, now a “Blade Runner,” is assigned to

Stigma: review by Graeme McCoubrie

A premiere season of a telling work by writer/director/choreographer Darren Vizer brought us face to face with the Stigma confronting those who are living with HIV. Vizer dedicated Stigma to Ida Buttrose AO. OBE, who was an early pioneer against HIV and AIDS related discrimination. Many in the community show a complete lack of understanding

OK column, with John O’Keefe

Switching microphones Often controversial feature writer at the Herald Sun, Rita Pinahi, has swapped microphones from Tom Elliot at 3AW, to join Eddie McGuire and crew at Triple M’s Hot Breakfast. There are sure to be lots of sparks flying in her new jig Next series on the way The Ten Network is still reeling

Don’t Trust Me, I’m A Dentist: Cheryl Threadgold

Actor-writer duo Amir Rahimzadeh and Sharon Heywood present Don’t Trust me, I’m a Dentist from October 18-22 at the Butterfly Club. This one act comedy is based on true life experiences of Amir Rahimzadeh, who in his former life was a dentist, and is co-written and produced by Sharon Heywood. They will take audiences on

Frenzied havoc of ‘God of Carnage’

Redfox3 Theatre delivers all the frenzied havoc of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play God of Carnage in a beautifully staged and thoroughly entertaining production. The play opens on a discussion between two sets of parents forced to gather over an incident involving their children. What starts as rigid civility and feigned respect quickly (and hilariously) sinks

LOTS for Senior: by Maggie Morrison

LOTS Theatre Incorporated presents site-specific aviation-themed entertainment as part of the Seniors Festival on October 17 and 18 at 12.30pm at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport. LOTS for Seniors features short plays to introduce patrons to some of Australia’s legendary aviation heroes, such as Sir Lawrence Wackett of CAC fame, and Robin

Calendar Girls. Review by Kathryn Keeble

When Annie (Abi Richardson) loses her partner John (John Voce) to leukaemia, her local Women’s Institute rallies around to raise funds to buy a new settee for the Skipton General Hospital Relatives’ Room, which is in dire need of a facelift. What starts out as an innocent fundraiser for the local hospital in a small,

Death Match. Review by David McLean

A drama is generally intended to portray the lives of characters and tell a story involving conflict and emotion. By so doing, concerns and issues are raised with which the audience can identify. Death Match, the theatrical creation of the Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance, focuses on the social emphasis given to winning. This

Comedian Peter Helliar publishes new books

Comedian and children’s author Peter Helliar will this month publish a special new Frankie Fish book, with a percentage of profits going to the Luke Batty Foundation. Inspired by the genius prankster character he created, Helliar has written Best Ever Pranks (and More!), a guide to Frankie Fish’s favourite practical jokes, gags and mischief. The

West Hollywood report, with Gavin Wood

EMMY AWARDS PARTY FOR AUSSIES Hi ,Severyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week’s news. Celebrating Aussie nominees The Australian Consul General for Los Angeles, Chelsea Martin, hosted an ‘Australian Emmy Nomination Party’ at the residence in Brentwood, Los Angeles.  The party was sponsored by ‘Australians in Film’, ‘Screen Australia’

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