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Need for Speed

Need For Speed is a fast-paced and visually stunning action drama loosely based on the popular series of video games. The story surrounds Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a street racer who is released from jail for a crime he didn’t commit and races interstate intent on retribution. The low-calibre cast and cheesiness of this unoriginal and […]


Planes is the Disney spinoff to the hit children's movie franchise Cars and it lands just in time for the school holidays. Dusty (Dane Cook) is a crop-dusting plane with a fear of heights and a crazy dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race. Planes flies under the DisneyToon banner as opposed to the […]

Sucking the venom and dragging the chain – folk cures that came and went

Sydneysider: A personal journey Back in the early 1960s, when I was in the school cadets, we were issued with a little snake bite kit. The most important bit was a red plastic cylinder that unscrewed to expose a tiny, rather blunt, blade. If someone was bitten you were supposed to tie a tourniquet very […]