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Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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THEATRE REVIEW: Black Swan Theatre presents Picnic At Hanging Rock

THEATRE REVIEW: Black Swan Theatre presents Picnic At Hanging Rock

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: Black Swan Theatre presents Picnic At Hanging Rock Tuesday, 5 April, 2016, State Theatre Centre, Perth Directed by Matthew Lutton Starring Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Naben, Nikki Shiels Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar From a pitch black stage a ghostly wail, and then – with a loud silence – a lone […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ZOOTOPIA

MOVIE REVIEW: ZOOTOPIA

| 24 March 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ZOOTOPIA Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Shakira Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 This year’s strongest role model for primary school aged kids isn’t going to be some buff Hollywood A-lister or a superhero straight from the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU PANDA 3

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU PANDA 3

| 24 March 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU PANDA 3 Directed by Starring Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J K Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogan, Lucy Liu Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 A quick flick through the credits of Kung Fu Panda 3 would lead you to believe this is one Hollywood blockbuster of an action […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: CIRQUE ADRENALINE

THEATRE REVIEW: CIRQUE ADRENALINE

| 23 March 2016 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: CIRQUE ADRENALINE Crown Theatre, Perth – Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar When you bill a show as “the most daring, death defying show on earth,” you’re going to have to pull some mighty stunts out of the bag to excite this jaded generation, and that’s just what Cirque Adrenaline does. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: EDDIE THE EAGLE

MOVIE REVIEW: EDDIE THE EAGLE

| 3 March 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: EDDIE THE EAGLE Directed by Dexter Fletcher Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello Jr Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Call it tenacity, dumb luck or a special kind of madness (probably a little of all three) but somehow Eddie Edwards had what it takes to go from Gloucestershire in England to the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: TRUMBO

MOVIE REVIEW: TRUMBO

| 27 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: TRUMBO Directed by Jay Roach Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Meet Dalton Trumbo, played by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. He’s an Academy Award nominated screenwriter, the highest paid of his profession, living comfortably in a big house with a loving family, and he just happens to […]

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DVD REVIEW: SOAP: THE COMPLETE SERIES

DVD REVIEW: SOAP: THE COMPLETE SERIES

| 27 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: SOAP: THE COMPLETE SERIES Shock Entertainment 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Daytime soap operas were a dime a dozen on TV by the mid-‘70s, but SOAP was the first comedy to parody the genre so relentlessly in an adults-only night time slot. The story of the Tate and Campbell families, linked by […]

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DVD REVIEW: LEGENDS OF ROCK COLLECTION [Box set]

DVD REVIEW: LEGENDS OF ROCK COLLECTION [Box set]

| 27 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: LEGENDS OF ROCK COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Another wonderful box set from Shock Entertainment, this collection includes SLASH LIVE AT THE ROXY, catching the former Guns n’ Roses guitarist in blistering form with his band The Conspirators and Alter Breed singer Myles Kennedy out front, […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES COLLECTION [Box set]

DVD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES COLLECTION [Box set]

| 25 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Gathering up four archival live performances from the legendary Rolling Stones, this box set takes the viewer on a journey through some key moments in their history. There’s 1971’s The Marquee Club – with Mick Taylor occupying the […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION [Box set]

| 25 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Packaging up four very different films connected only very loosely by the ‘classic rock’ banner, this collection provides hours of diverse entertainment. The Freddie Mercury biopic The Great Pretender is a detailed, insightful and wonderfully entertaining (and sometimes […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER

MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER

| 23 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER Directed by Andrew Horn Starring Twisted Sister Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Twisted Sister throw everything but the kitchen sink at this epic documentary which tells the story of the band’s formation and evolution and six or seven hard years playing mostly covers in the bar […]

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DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set]

DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set]

| 23 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 A treasure trove for Doors fans, Shock Entertainment’s latest 4-DVD bundle explores just about every nuance of the band, with loads of familiar and hitherto-private footage covered. THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 is one of the […]

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DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection

DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection

| 17 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection Shock Entertainment 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 1/2 /10 Many TV series are made, but very few strike a chord with more than a cult audience, let alone inspire four seasons, and be remembered enough for a feature film a quarter of a century after the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL

MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL Directed by Tim Miller Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 1/2/10 The Marvel Universe is kicking goals like they are going out of style at the moment, and with Deadpool they may just have scored their most resounding victory yet. Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool – a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE Directed by Steve Martino Starring Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have endured for well over fifty years due to Charles M Schulz’s comic strips innate sweetness and insight into the human condition. The late Schulz (who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA

MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA Directed by Dan Mazer Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Effron, Aubrey Plaza Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 At the heart of Dirty Grandpa is a rather heartwarming tale of familial redemption – you’ll just have to sit through a LOT of un-PC gags (many of which are hilarious) and […]

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DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition

DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition

| 23 January 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition Shock Entertainment 4 November, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The beautiful Barbara Eden brought ancient Persian genie Jeannie to life in this wonderful hit show made between 1965 and 1970, playing opposite Larry Hagman’s astronaut Captain (later Major) Tony Nelson, who accidentally becomes her […]

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DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS

DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS

| 1 November 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS Shock Entertainment Directed by William H Macy Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne Directed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Billy Crudup once again picks up the guitar for this striking and powerful starring role as Sam, a man who is – as the title states – lost […]

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DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO

DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO

| 1 November 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO SHOCK ENTERTAINMENT HOLLYWOOD GOLD SERIES Directed by Paul Mazursky Starring Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Hollywood Gold this film definitively is – but sadly mostly forgotten nowadays, which is a shame as many of its themes of urban renewal, dislocation of long-term residents in the name […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

| 31 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN SHOCK ENTERTAINMENT CINEMA CULT SERIES Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 The Town That Dreaded Sundown, made in 1976, is based on a true unsolved murder case from Texakarna, Texas, when in 1946 a hooded man killed five people and tortured and terrorised many more in a seemingly […]

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