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British shows ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ to be remade in the USA

British shows ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ to be remade in the USA




Twin British TV shows Cucumber and Banana will be remade for American audiences with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes adapting the program. Rhimes is teaming up with writer Allan Heinberg, who penned the Wonder Woman movie and the the show’s original creator Russell T Davies to make a new show inspired by the UK hit. The new program will be […]

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4 Corners and Fairfax investigation alleges retirement home rip-offs

4 Corners and Fairfax investigation alleges retirement home rip-offs




A joint investigation by Fairfax Media and the ABC’s 4 Corners program has shone a light on the dubious practices utilised by Australian retirement villages. The report from Sarah Danckert and Adele Ferguson, looks at retirement village operator Aveo, who are one of the biggest providers of housing for the elderly. Highlighting that the company’s complicated contracts […]

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‘Doctor Who’ fans are loving the moment three sexually diverse characters met

‘Doctor Who’ fans are loving the moment three sexually diverse characters met




Fans of sci-fi show Doctor Who are loving a moment when three sexually diverse characters conversed during the show’s most recent episode. When it was announced that new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie, was a lesbian the show’s creators were quick to point out that it wasn’t a big deal, and they were praised […]

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Review | Rough Night is a hilarious coke fuelled nightmare comedy

Review | Rough Night is a hilarious coke fuelled nightmare comedy




Rough Night | M | Dir: Lucia Aniello | ★ ★ ★  When a group of former fraternity girls find the pressures of adulthood too much they do the only logical thing and blow off all responsibility and head to Miami for a bachelorette weekend. What begins as a 72 hour release valve quickly turns into a […]

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Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe eye gay conversion drama

Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe eye gay conversion drama




Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are being courted to take on supporting roles in a new drama that explores the gay conversion therapy. Garrard Conley’s autobiography Boy Erased is being adapted into a film by Australian actor / director Joel Edgerton. Conley documented his experience of attending Love in Action, an group that […]

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Benjamin Law’s ‘The Family Law’ returns for a second season

Benjamin Law’s ‘The Family Law’ returns for a second season




Comedy series The Family Law returns to SBS for a second season this month. The dysfunctional family returns and kicks things off with a double episode. With the holidays over the Laws are turning a new leaf. Danny – having sold Happy Dragon – opens ‘Asian Alley’, an Asian grocery store and his first entrée […]

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Review | Teenage Kicks is raw, uncompromising queer cinema




Teenage Kicks | M | Dir: Craig Boreham | ★ ★ ★ ½ Australian queer cinema tends to land in one of two categories. It trends towards either the high camp of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert end of the spectrum or the gritty lo-fi turf occupied by movies like 1998’s Head On. Teenage Kicks and its tale of secrets, lies […]

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Review | Wonder Woman storms into cinemas

Review | Wonder Woman storms into cinemas




Wonder Woman | M | Dir: Patty Jenkins | ★ ★ ★ ½ Superhero movies have been heavy on the ground in the last few years and It’s been tough to differentiate between the Marvel Universe and the DC Comics world but one thing has remained a constant; when it comes to saving the world it’s a mans game to save […]

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New Whitney Houston documentary separates myth from reality

New Whitney Houston documentary separates myth from reality




Documentary director Nick Broomfield has an impressive track record, and his music documentaries are among his best work. His previous output includes the controversial films Biggie & Tupac and Kurt & Courtney. Now Broomfield is turning his attention to the life of Whitney Houston, co-directing Whitney – Can I Be Me. The film immediately challenges […]

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Netflix head explains why we won’t see Sense8 season three

Netflix head explains why we won’t see Sense8 season three




Fans of the Wachowski siblings sci-fi thriller Sense8 were shocked to discover that the beloved program would not be renewed for a third season earlier this month. Almost 500,000 people signed an online petition to revive the queer-centric show, but higher-ups at Netflix have issued a response, and it’s not going to happen. Netflix Chief Content […]

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