Strangelove is the, well, oddest character in the film, despite having the honour of the title; aside from his minute part, compared to that of, say, George C. Scott as the cocky, gum-chewing, all-American General Buck Turgidson, Strangelove is seemingly a mad Nazi scientist whose knowledge of nuclear weaponry is presumably the reason he was at the American War Room table at all.
Writer Shaun Grant’s debut screenplay Snowtown is…oh, how to put it right…staggering; a forceful, emotionally taut film following the murders of John Bunting, Australia’s worst serial killer.
Guys, this is your thirteenth album; I know there was that three year break between the epic fail of Red Carpet Massacre and this (All Your Need is Now) but surely you haven’t forgotten some of the basic tenets of album craft…like not to open a new album with a dodgy, wet ballad?
It’s nearly the end of the melbourne comedy festival we review Sammy J and Randy and Nath Valvo
As Edmonds mentions the podcast (‘The Downlow’, check it out) she does with fellow local comics Kate McLellan and Geraldine Hickey, the subject of female comedians (my housemate tells me that ‘comedienne’ is offensive so I have since cut it from my lexicon) comes up and Edmonds takes her usual affirmative turn on the issue.
The interactive show show follows Leung from becoming inspired by photos of his young, dashing father to contacting other “Rocketmen” (believe you me, it’s a more populated market than you think) and eventually realising his dream… sort of.
More reviews from the 2011 melbourne comedy festival, this time we look at Telia Nevile, The Bad Boys of Music Theatre
Although the show is billed as Amelia Jane Hunter, it is her alter ego Endora you will be meeting should you head down to her latest Melbourne International Comedy Festival show.
The Stevenson Experience, in their debut show Mission Twinpossible, is clearly new to the comedy world. In this day and age of fierce one-upmanship and comedic competition, one can sense a newcomer quite easily.
Melbourne-via-Brisvegas comic Bart Freebairn could be set to topple Josh Thomas off the ‘totes adorable’ pedestal in local comedy. His warm and friendly storytelling style of stand-up is winning the man all sorts of fans and love as he undertakes another Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Tears and Treasure.
Why isn’t Dave Callan ridiculously famous? I know he’s one of the country’s most-loved comics, but he really should be on TV or something. He could replace Charlie Pickering on Your Gen.
Nath Valvo has come a long, long way, baby; from being “the fat one” in Melbourne comedy trio The Shambles to being…”the gay one” in The Shambles.