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Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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LED ZEPPELIN – CELEBRATION DAY CD & DVD

LED ZEPPELIN – CELEBRATION DAY CD & DVD

| 1 February 2013 | Reply

Label: Atlantic/Warners Released: Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9.5/10 Opening with archival news footage of the mighty Zeppelin travelling circus arriving in Tampa for a mid-Seventies record breaking show, the scene at the O2 is set for something special – 18,000 seats filled to overflowing after around 20 MILLION entered the ticket ballot for this gig […]

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MOVIE: HITCHCOCK

MOVIE: HITCHCOCK

| 29 January 2013 | Reply

Directed by Sacha Gervasi Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlet Johanssen Reviewed by Dani Deville 6/10   With such a title you might expect a biopic of the life and times of Big Alf,  however, the story recounts the events surrounding the production of Hitchcock’s most successful movie, Psycho. Picking up after the release and […]

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MOVIE – The Life Of PI

MOVIE – The Life Of PI

| 3 January 2013 | Reply

The Life of Pi Directed by Ang Lee, Starring Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain Reviewed by Dani Deville Released 1 January 2013 5/5 Based on the acclaimed novel by Yann Martel of the same name, The Life of Pi tells the story of Piscine Molitor Patel, or Pi, a young South Indian boy named after […]

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Movie Review – SKYFALL

Movie Review – SKYFALL

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Directed by Sam Mendes, Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes Released October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Skyfall, the third movie since the franchise was rebooted with Casino Royale, follows in the action packed footsteps of that film – Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond – and thankfully not it’s follow-up Quantum […]

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Theatre:  Little Y Theatre Company presents David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Theatre: Little Y Theatre Company presents David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

| 3 December 2012 | Reply

Blue Room Theatre, Perth, Western Australia – 22 November, 2012 Directed by Mark Storen, Featuring Georgia King, Leanne Curran, Ella Hetherington, Alexandra Nell, Sarah McKellar, Verity Softly & Caris Eves By Shane Pinnegar Mark Storen has reinterpreted David Mamet’s classic play Glengarry Glen Ross wonderfully, using an all-female cast and remaining true to the Oh […]

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MOVIE – The Decoy Bride

MOVIE – The Decoy Bride

| 22 November 2012 | Reply

Directed by Sheree Folkson Starring David Tennant, Kelly MacDonald, Alice Eve Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 David Tennant (Dr Who, Casanova, Blackpool) turns on the charm as the author fiancé of Alice Eve’s mega movie star, who lands in a heap of you-know-what when the missus decides to stage their wedding at the UK island […]

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MOVIE – THAT’S MY BOY

MOVIE – THAT’S MY BOY

| 22 November 2012 | Reply

Directed by Sean Anders Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6.5/10 Ugh – not another goddam Adam Sandler movie?!??! Look – he always plays the same character, and you know it!  Only the flimsy premise and the level of obnoxiousness varies (it’s pretty high here!), but he makes millions […]

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MOVIE – IRON SKY

MOVIE – IRON SKY

| 22 November 2012 | Reply

Directed by Timo Vuorensola Starring Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Peta Sergeant Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar NAZI’S ON THE MOON!!!!  I kid you not!!!! In this Australian/German/Finnish co-production, it’s 2018, and a Sarah Palin-like president has sent a rocket to the moon, where Christopher Kirby’s astronaut James Washington discovers a Nazi base on the dark side […]

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MOVIE – SAVAGES

MOVIE – SAVAGES

| 22 November 2012 | Reply

Directed by Oliver Stone, Starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayak, Benecio Del Toro, John Travolta Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6.5/10 Oliver Stone bounces back onto the big screen with an interesting – though fairly one dimensional – story about a lovable threesome (in every sense of the word – Kitsch, Taylor-Johnson and […]

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Movie – THE SESSIONS

Movie – THE SESSIONS

| 25 October 2012 | Reply

Written & Directed by Ben Lewin Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H Macy In cinemas in Australia 8 November 2012 John Hawkes (Deadwood, Eastbound & Down) delivers a rivetingly believable performance as polio sufferer Mark O’Brien in this true story about the poet/journalist who could only spend a few hours a day out […]

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DVD: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – A Knight In York

DVD: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – A Knight In York

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

Label: EMI Released: July 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Ex-Deep Purple & Rainbow guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore famously turned his back on hard rock some years ago, forming Blackmore’s Night with then girlfriend (now wife and mother to their infant children, both of who make an on stage appearance in this video) vocalist Candice […]

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MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS OURS Vol 2 (Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else)

MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS OURS Vol 2 (Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else)

| 24 October 2012 | Reply

Label: EMI Released: October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 From the moment the Wacken curtain drops and the crowd, shot from behind the drum riser, roar, you can feel the electricity crackle in this enormous Motorhead show from the famous Open Air Festival from August 2011. Growling the by-now-standard “We are Motorhead – and […]

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Blu Ray – THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine

Blu Ray – THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

EMI, 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Let’s face it – The Beatles didn’t actually have a lot to do with Apple Film’s “Yellow Submarine” movie, but we shouldn’t forget that without them it would never have happened. 2012’s sumptuous BluRay reissue has seen every frame hand-painted – yep, using real, old school actual people’s HANDS, […]

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MOVIE – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

MOVIE – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Starring Sean Penn, Directed by Paolo Sorrentino Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar A gentle, masterfully shot and directed, road movie featuring an amazing performance from Sean Penn playing completely out of type as a bored, retired rock star who goes on a cross-US road-trip hunting the German war criminal who tormented his recently deceased father. We […]

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MOVIE – ROCK OF AGES

MOVIE – ROCK OF AGES

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Released June 14, 2012 Starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta Jones, Paul Giamatti – Directed by Adam Shankman Reviewed by Shane & Trulie Pinnegar The ROCK OF AGES people pulled out the stops for the premiere of what is either – depending on who you listen to – […]

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MOVIE – EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!

MOVIE – EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

Monster Pictures, 2011 Starring Nelli Scarlet, Kyrie Capri, Karli Madden, Kate Watts and Norman Yemm Written, Directed & Edited by Stuart Simpson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar EL MONSTRO DEL MAR is an unashamedly retro B-movie piece of schlock made on a shoestring budget which is altogether more charming and enjoyable because of it. In truth, […]

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IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

IRON MAIDEN – En Vivo [CD/DVD]

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

EMI, March 2012 Double CD, DVD, Blu Ray 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Recorded before 50,000 rabid Chilean fans in Santiago in April 2011, En Vivo is a glorious treat for any Iron Maiden fan, no matter which format you choose. Having graduated to a status similar to that of the heavy metal answer to The […]

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