Arts & Entertainment

COMEDY: KITTY FLANAGAN

Kitty is a lot more cautious than she appears. While she jokes around like a friend with certain questions, she also just as easily draws the line with succinct answers that say, 'move on' when need be. The comedian who started out doing sketch shows here on Full Frontal and in the UK on The […]

MOVIE: THE EXPENDABLES

When The Expendables ends, chances are you’ll leave the cinema bleeding out of your eyes and ears. In part, this is because of the concussive soundwaves that have assaulted you throughout the entirety of the film – vertebrae snapping, shotgun blasting, mass demolition, and engines hitting redline. The other reason you may be feeling slightly […]

MOVIE: THE GHOST WRITER

In Roman Polanski’s shrewdly paced, deliciously wry political thriller, The Ghost Writer, a writer (Ewan McGregor) known simply as ‘the Ghost’ is hired to salvage the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), following the mysterious death of Lang’s previous writer. But as the Ghost delves deeper into Lang’s political indiscretions, he […]

MOVIE: HUBBLE 3D

Ever wished you could launch yourself into deep space? See planets and supernovas far, far away? Witness the birth of a galaxy? Well, IMAX has answered your prayers, minus the astro-physics degree. All you need to do is strap on your 3D glasses and settle in for the ride of a lifetime. Hubble 3D, the […]

LOST IN THE TREES – ALL ALONE IN AN EMPTY HOUSE

Originally release in 2008 as a longish EP, All Alone in an Empty House has been given a polish, a buff, had a few tracks added - voila the 2010 version. Originally Lost in the Trees was the lone project of Ari Pickering, but it is now the fullest of bands, resplendent with bustling string […]

THE MAGIC NUMBERS – THE RUNAWAY

With regular comparisons to everyone from The Flaming Lips to the Mamas and the Papas, The Magic Numbers are the kind of band everyone is wishing could, or would. That is, would realise the obvious potential that they have hinted at on two previous albums.  The Runaway starts off on another tangent completely, with the […]

SUN KIL MOON – ADMIRAL FELL PROMISES

Mark Kozelek is one of those artists at the touch of whose hand, all seemingly turns to gold. Having released many albums under his name and also under this moniker of  Sun Kil Moon and the seminal 90's spook-country band Red House Painters,  he is consistently on a journey through his own dark mind, exploring […]

BEST COAST – CRAZY FOR YOU

It’s a good thing this album is so genuinely sweet; otherwise it’d be the kind that’d worry your dentist. The title says it all. It’s an all-out, hearts-on-flannie-sleeve, sun-kissed love letter to an unknown sweetheart (although many might enjoy imagining the real-life love affair of lead chanteuse Bethany Cosentino and her amour, Wavves headman Nathan […]

M.I.A. – MAYA

Maya, the third album by British Sri Lankan rapper and multi-tasker M.I.A. is like its creator: loud, hectic, and brash. On first listen, I’d add “confused” to that list, but M.I.A. (Maya to her mum) doesn’t mess around: “I won’t turn my cheek like I’m Gandhi,” she warns on Lovalot, and witness the journalist who […]

Warning, Sydney: Graphic scenes ahead

“The illustration scene in Australia? I’m still looking for it.” So quips Scotland-born, Brisbane-based illustrator Eddie Campbell. Which is rather, ahem, comical, considering he’s taking part in Graphic; a two-day festival set to pack a super-hero sized punch. With animation, illustration, talks, workshops, music and multimedia on the bill the real difficulty will be choosing […]