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Theatre

Detox

I have a double pass to a performance of  Minerva Theatre Co.’s DETOX as part of the Fring Brisbane Festival, 7:30pm Saturday 22 October at Hayward Street Theatre, Stafford

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What would you like to detox from your life?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #DetoxFringe, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

ONE NIGHT ONLY

SYNOPSIS:

After being dumped, Genie embarks on a 12 week challenge to improve her health and well-being. This quest pushes her to be faced with dodgy diets, quacky influencers, toxic friends and swamp juice. The lines between healthy and unhealthy begin to blur. Loved ones become concerned, but Genie’s sidekick always has an excuse ready. To save herself, Genie must uncover the true meaning of health, and cut ties with a very toxic friend. This absurd, dramatic comedy explores the effects of diet and influencer culture on young people. Detox helps viewers understand the beginnings of eating disorders and how diet and influencer culture allow these illnesses to flourish undetected.

Sprinkled throughout are goofy songs and balanced with verbatim statements from people who have been affected by diet and wellness culture. Formerly Bourke & Heather, Minerva TheatreCo.are passionate about discussing uncomfy things through comedy. Premiering at the 2022 Anywhere Festival, Detox was critically acclaimed-many audience members urged Minerva to spread Detox’s message far and wide. Detox has been extended and adapted to be more relatable to all genders and is described as “an effective takedown of diet culture” (TheatreHaus,2022).

https://www.haywardstreet.com.au/detox

Thanks to Minerva Theatre Co.

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Film

The Night of the 12th

I have 3 double in-season passes to THE NIGHT OF THE 12th.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Make sure you’re following @reviewbrisbane and like this post,
2) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
3) Let me know: What date has a significance to you?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #NightofThe12th, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas OCTOBER 13

SYNOPSIS:

Sooner or later, every police investigator comes across a case that remains unsolved and that haunts him. In THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH, Clara’s murder proves to be that case for Yohan. What starts as a thorough investigation into the victim’s life soon turns into a nagging obsession. One interrogation follows another, there is no shortage of suspects, and Yohan has more and more doubts. Only one thing is sure, the crime occurred on the night of the 12th. 

Thanks to Potential Films

REVIEW:

When I first saw the trailer of this movie, I thought it would just be a typical and by the books thriller film. Safe to say that I was wrong.

The movie was able to keep me interested in general as the plot was immersive and really well put together. The film manages to be unpredictable at times and from the get-go it is creating a very tense and bittersweet ambience. It has been such a long time since a movie made me feel genuinely anxious and worried about characters.

The cinematography was amazing. This movie was shot in the region of Grenoble, a French city surrounded by mountains and they really used the landscapes to their advantage to create a beautiful and colourful movie. The scenery is sometimes breathtaking. Even indoors scenes were amazing.

The acting is great. From small appearance to main character, every actor gives a believable and strong performance.

Unfortunately the movie gets a bit tedious in the last 20 to 30 minutes with less rhythm and believable dialogues to me.

It is still an amazing thriller that keeps you gripped and intrigued for its vast majority. If the last 20 to 30 minutes were handled in a slightly better way, this film would be on point.

Nerida
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Theatre

Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix

I have 2 double passes to a performance QSE’s SHAKESPEARE PICK AND (RE)MIX as part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival, 7pm Friday 14 October at EC Venue Hub, Fortitude Valley.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What is your choice of lolly at a pick and mix selection?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #ShakespearePickRemix, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS 14 and 21 October

SYNOPSIS:

Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo, and Juliet walk into a bar…

Calling Shakespeare lovers, Shakespeare loathers, and everyone in between! Pop on down to Elements Collective to join The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s Shakespeare’s Shorts team in a night of rambunctious laughter and ridiculous antics as part of Brisbane Fringe Festival.

Audiences can first enjoy a drink or two at the EC Venue hub’s bar before heading in to the Blackbox Studio where all the action is set to happen! There, QSE’s Shorts’ actors will transform Shakespeare’s most popular works into highly physical, bite-size fun where th audience chooses which short makes the stage! You won’t see that anywhere else!

Audiences first saw Pick and (re)Mix back in May at The Loft, West End where QSE debuted it for Anywhere Theatre Festival to a widely positive response:
“10/10, it was a lovely high energy and exciting night!” – Audience member
“An easily accessible professional production.” – Audience member

Now, after thriving from the opportunities and support from one Brisbane festival, Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix is back for Brisbane’s new Fringe Festival! No matter which story is chosen, there will be guaranteed hijinks, musical interludes, dance numbers, and wooden-sword-wheeling for audiences to enjoy and delivered with the ensemble’s trademark clarity and accessibility.

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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Theatre

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

I have a double passes to a performance of your choice* of The X Collective and Hush Hush Biz’s WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Theatre Production, at Fate Container Studios, West End.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What do you like to improvise?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #WhiteRabbitRedRabbit, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS 7 – 30 OCTOBER

SYNOPSIS:

For some performers it’s their worst nightmare, for others it is a moment of catharsis. With no rehearsals, no director, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, and a different actor each performance. Internationally acclaimed ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,’ is a daring theatrical experiment, a transcendent piece of alive and kicking, avant-garde theatre.

‘The X Collective’ has put together a stellar cast of performers for their 2022 season of ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,’ Including a wide array of local favourites scheduled to perform alongside nationally known actors slated to brave the unknown.

October 7th: Sandro Colarelli & Sandra Harman
October 8th: Roxanne McDonald & Thea Raveneau
October 9th: Rebecca Riggs & Calum Johnston
October 14th: Steven Tandy & Greg Scurr
October 15th: Amanda Muggleton & Caroline Sparrow
October 16th: Kristian Santic & Panayiota with extra special guest Nell Campbell
October 21st: Patience Hodgson & Hayden Parsons
October 22nd: Sean Dennehy & Jodie Taylor
October 23rd: Steve Rooke & Chris Batkin
October 28th: Eugene Gilfedder & Rebecca Saunders-Smith
October 29th: Bernadette Pryde & Beverley Marcusson
October 30th: Terry Hansen & Amanda McErlean
Each of these performers is amazing in their own way, a strong storyteller and incredibly captivating.

*dependent on availability of tickets/sold out status

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prizepack

The Spine of Night

I have 4 DVDs and 4 Blu-Rays to give away for THE SPINE OF NIGHT!

For your chance to win a prizepack,
1) Make sure you’re following @reviewbrisbane
2) like this post,
3) Tag who you’d like to watch the film with you, and
4) Let me know: What do you like most about the night?
5) And if you’d prefer a DVD or Blu-Ray copy

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #SpineofNight, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

Releasing to Digital, DVD and Blu-Ray on October 5

SYNOPSIS:

This epic fantasy tale, about the history of a land that never was, begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He falls to its darker temptations and in so doing, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, it falls to people of different ilk and culture to attempt to stop him. Among those who stand against him are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.

Run time: 93 mins

Release Date: October 5, 2022

Rated: MA15+ – Strong Animated Violence and Nudity

RRP DVD: $19.98

RRP Blu-Ray: $26.98

Thanks to Acorn Media

Categories
Film

Wog Boys Forever

I have 5 double in-season passes to WOG BOYS FOREVER!

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Make sure you’re following @reviewbrisbane and like this post,
2) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
3) Let me know: “What do you love most about your culture?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #WogBoysForever, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas OCTOBER 6

SYNOPSIS:

Steve ‘The Wog Boy’ Karamitsis (Nick Giannopoulos) and his best mate Frank (Vince Colosimo) are back on the big screen in the hilarious new film WOG BOYS FOREVER. Co-starring Sarah Roberts and comedy group sensation Sooshi Mango. Once again, the time has come for Steve & his wogboys to show the world that “Where there’s a Wog, there’s always a Way!” 

WOG BOYS FOREVER is written and produced by Nick Giannopoulos, and directed by Frank Lotito.

www.wogboys.com

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Film

Little Monsters

I have 5 family (admit 4) in-season passes to LITTLE MONSTERS

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Make sure you’re following @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post,
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: “What sort of monster would you like to live in your home?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #LittleMonsters, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 15

SYNOPSIS:

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by Finns; furry creatures that appear in the human world to take care of a house. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn’t seem to care about his responsibility of making a house a home. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house and Finnick’s tricks do not work at all.  He meets 13-year old Christine and when some inexplicable events begin to happen in their town, they’re forced to team up and work together to solve the mysterious events and save the city!

Thanks to Rialto Distribution

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Film

The Railway Children Return

I have 5 double in-season passes to THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN!

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Make sure you’re following @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post,
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: “What is your favourite way to travel?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #RailwayChildrenReturn, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 15

SYNOPSIS:

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting, moving, and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens) hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

Thanks to Studiocanal

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Theatre

Marvin’s Room

I have 2 double passes to a performance of your choice of Ad Astra Theatre Company’s, MARVIN’S ROOM, at Ad Astra Theatre, Fortitude Valley

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What binds your family together?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #MarvinsRoom, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS 1 – 24 SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

Set in Florida, Marvin’s Room is a bittersweet and at times acerbic and darkly humorous study of a family learning to love the ties that bind. A seriocomedy, this play will resonate with anyone who has dealt with issues of aging, mortality and caring.

A story that throws together characters who are dealing with aging, estrangement, mental illness, carer fatigue, and ties that bind a family; this play has a heart that is visible only once you excavate the layers of frustration, conflict, nostalgia, habit and façade which are the everyday stuff of life for all families.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.adastracreativity.com/productions/marvins-room

Thanks to Ad Astra Theatre Company

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Theatre

Twelve Angry Men

I have a double pass to a performance of your choice of Ghostlight Theatre Co’s, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, at KSP Theatre, Burpengary

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What makes you angry?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #12AngryMen, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS 9 – 24 SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

“Ghostlight Theatre Co. is proud to present their latest production, ‘Twelve Angry Men’. 

A contemporary take on the iconic play by Reginald Rose. Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a teenager accused of murdering his father. Eleven are convinced of his guilt but one has doubt…

Directed by Susan O’Toole Cridland. Presented by Ghostlight Theatre Co. in association with KSP Theatre Inc.

9-24 September, KSP Theatre, Burpengary. Tickets on sale at www.trybooking.com/CANQX

Thanks to Ghostlight Theatre Co