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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Archives for September 2017

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’

Your Stars, with Kerry Kulkens

ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: Dark GreenLucky Day: WednesdayRacing Numbers: 4-8-1-3Lotto Numbers: 2-16-23-25-33-40You may have to be more discerning about the company you keep. Your impulse is to trust people on sight. However, you could be wrong during this period. Do not tell anyone anything you do not have to. TAURUS: (April 21-

Sweet Charity, by OCPAC

‘Twas the ‘fickle finger of fate’ that brought me to OCPAC ‘s (Old Carey Performing Arts Club) fabulous production of Sweet Charity. What luck, I loved this show. Director Evan Lever assembled a brilliant cast. Every character was alive on stage. It was easy to be immersed in all that was going on. The songs

Local Theatre, with Cheryl Threadgold

FULL METAL JACKET The Never Ending Story did end. No actual Wolf on Wall Street. Not even a small metallic-looking coat in Full Metal Jacket. Why don’t we keep our promises? This as well as other important questions will not be answered – nor asked – in the premiere of Willem Richards’s new off-the-wall one

Rourke’s Reviews, with Aaron Rourke

Beatriz At Dinner (M). 83 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas on September 21. Though not as substantial as it would like to think it is, Beatriz At Dinner still manages to maintain interest, even when the script by Mike White falls into simplistic speechifying. The story centres on Beatriz (Salma Hayek), a well-respected health practitioner

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

What’s Hot and What’s No tin Blu-Rays and DVDs FILM: WONDER WOMAN:Genre: Action-Fantasy-Adventure.Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston,  David Thewlis, Ewen Bremmer.Year: 2017.Rating: M.Length: 141 Minutes. Stars: ***½Verdict: Before she was known as Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior, on an island inhabited only be women,

Shows and Auditions, with Cheryl Threadgold

SHOWS The Hartwell Players: The Laramie Project (by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project), September 28 – 30 at Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre. Director: Kellie Tweeddale. Bookings: http://www.hartwellplayers.org.au/ or www.trybooking.com/ONJF MLOC Productions Inc: Shout! October 13 – 21 at the Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale. Director: Rhylee Nowell;

Long Shots, with Ash Long

EAT EM ALIVE TIGES Richmond becomes the team for just about every Vic-torian this Saturday in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG against the Adelaide Crows. Tigers star Dustin Martin started the week well for the yellow-and-black army by winning the Brown-low by a clear margin from Geelong’s disqualified Patrick Dangerfield. Idea for Charlie

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