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Film review: I, Tonya

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I, Tonya has that elusive energy that more biopics should go searching for. An interesting examination of the cycle of violence which haunts so many victims of domestic violence. Margot Robbie delivers another fine performance. High energy, lots of laughs and a killer soundtrack. Decent night at the movies. Tick in every box. I, Tonya is in theatres everywhere. If you see the film and want to discuss it further, feel free to drop a line in the comments below or come over to our Facebook page to have a chat.
8/10
- Stu 
- Stu

Dragonball FighterZ (PS4) Review

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Throughout its storied history of video game adaptations, Dragon Ball is a franchise that has always had more hits than misses. Handheld offerings like Legacy of Goku and more full-on platform fighters like the Budokai Tenkaichi and Xenoverse games far outweigh the lackluster disappointments in entries like Supersonic Warriors, Sagas and whatever that Kinect thing was. So it comes as little surprise that Dragonball FighterZ sticks to the rule rather than the exception, being both a solid fighting game in its own right and a highly successful adaptation of the source material.


Mechanically, the game hews close to established fighting game standards with a left-vs-right battle system and reliance on combos, power attacks and dodges (so pretty much Tekken with more yellow hair and aliens), as opposed to the full 3D movement used by the recent Xenoverse entries. Your team of three fighters - chosen from a possible unlockable roster of 24 characters, excluding any future DLC - is pitted ag…

TO INFINITY WAR AND BEYOND: EPISODE FOUR - THOR

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This week Billy and Christof revisit the first cinematic sojourn for the vanilla-est of the Avengers: Thor.

Brace yourself for lots of awkward fish-out-of-water humour.

Topics covered include: Chris Hemworth's wig, Stan's truck and Hawkeye's completely pointless cameo.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!




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5 Games You Could Be Playing Instead of Celebrating Australia Day

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This Friday, rather than being out in the intense heat or swimming in a public pool you're pretty sure someone's peed in, here are five video games you could be playing instead celebrating what we currently call Australia Day.

5 - HORIZON ZERO DAWN (PS4)

Nearly a year on, Guerilla Games' engrossing, expansive and utterly gorgeous single-player odyssey is a good remedy for being out in the crowds or hanging with unwanted family members. Rather than hearing your drunk neighbours singing Cold Chisel lyrics for the sixteenth year running, perhaps you'd better enjoy killing robot dinosaurs in a post-apocalyptic future world? (there's also that lovely new DLC, The Frozen Wilds, which might just make the heat a little more bearable)

4 - OVERWATCH (PS4, XBOX ONE AND PC)

Odds are good that the veterans will be playing this anyway, but for the rest of us, there's nothing quite like joining a team of cartoonish ass-kickers to duke it out with another team of cartoonish as…

We ❤️ Golden Age cinema

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In the immortal words of El Guapo, it's fair to say Sydney film fans are treated to a “plethora” of cinema options. Golden Age Cinema is hands down one of the best. Possessing undeniable charm, this boutique screening room and intimate bar, make for somewhat of a magical viewing experience. On top of the yesteryear appeal, Golden Age maintains an excellent standard in terms of curation. There's something for everyone in the coming weeks.
The Ciao Europa! film series which screens as part of Saturday Date Nights and Sunday Matinees through January and February includes:

I am Love
The Talented Mr Ripley
A Bigger Splash
Before Sunrise
To Catch a Thief
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


A screening of We Don't Need a Map with a Q&A with Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton


Other must-see-films include:

I am not Your Negro
The Shape of Water
Killing of a Sacred Deer
Faces Places
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Mapplethorpe: look at the …

OPINION/REVIEW: The Red Rising Saga and the Problem with Postscript Partworks

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The following contains spoilers for Red Rising, Harry Potter and Scrubs.

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The series we must now refer to as the Red Rising Saga - as opposed to Trilogy - is the very definition of a mountain work: its peak is in the middle and its slopes are either side.

It starts simply enough: in a near-future dystopia, where society is ordered into a hierarchy of Colours, young Martian mining expert Darrow is a lowly Red. With his fellow labourers, Darrow mines valuable gas for the war fleets of the Golds, the top of humanity's new privilege pyramid. Having dreamed of toppling the hierarchy and bringing his downtrodden people up into the light, Darrow is offered a chance to do so through a risky process of death and rebirth, shedding his Red identity and being surgically altered into a Gold. Inducted into the system of humanity's elite, Darrow must then survive the wilds of Mars in a long, bloody trial to determine which House he'll be placed with, which will then determine how easy…

TO INFINITY WAR AND BEYOND: EPISODE THREE - IRON MAN 2

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This week Billy and Christof bro-down, dude-up and man-out to the bombastic testosterone fest that is Iron Man 2.

Topics covered include: Lots of jokes that don’t hold up, terrible acting from a certain retired boxer turned actor, and a cockatoo for some reason.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!




                                      Get it from Whooshkaa here


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As The Good Books Say: Chris' 10 Best Readables of 2017

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Since everyone seemed to enjoy last year's write-up, here's my (admittedly belated) take on the 10 best things you should've read in 2017! If you did check any of these out, give yourself a cookie.

Please keep in mind, due to work/family/travel/getting married/having a honeymoon/sleeping where possible over the past year, there are a number of great books and comics I didn't get a chance to check out; this list is spun off from the fruits of my 2017 Goodreads labours only. Please don't hate me for not including The Language of Thorns or Secret Empire. (but really, is that last one going to make anyone's lists for anything celebratory?)

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10. Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle between Marvel and DC

Though it lacks in flair at times, Reed Tucker delivers an insightful and rigorously researched look at the animosity between the Big Two of superhero comics. The historical narratives Tucker pens are fascinating, though the work occasionally veers into dry, …

TO INFINITY WAR AND BEYOND: EPISODE TWO - THE INCREDIBLE HULK

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HULK SMASH! is usually the norm, but this week it's more HULK MEH?

Billy joins Christof in grumptown in this episode as they both get a rude reminder of just how bad 2008's The Incredible Hulk really was.

Topics covered include: Edward Norton's greedy acting, terrible CGI, Daddy's home and the whole Hulk penis situation.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!




                                      Get it from Whooshkaa here


                                            Get it from Itunes here


If you want to engage with Billy and Christof more you can do so at the following: 
Billy
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Aqualec
Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/aqualec/

Christof
Twitter - https://twitter.com/weeklygeek


Our Intro and Outro music provided by bensound.com



Film review: The Post

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A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government - IMDB

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Liz Hannah & Josh Singer
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts, Bruce Greenwood, Jesse Plemons, David Cross and many more.
In Cinemas: January 11th.
Even though Steven Spielberg’s latest film The Post is set in the 1970s, it carries two important lessons still highly relevant today: protecting the rights of the press, and the importance of gender equality. Despite not being an overly subtle affair, I couldn’t resist the inherent charm of this film.
From a certain corrupt Mayor of Amity Island to the meddling shadowy government figures in Bridge of Spies,; Spielberg has often taken aim at those in power. Yes, they make for easy-cookie-cutter villains. But maybe that’s because many in power have bee…