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Monday, March 1, 2021

Category: Films and TV

Dive in to Maitland movie magic

Are you looking for some family-friendly fun in Maitland these school holidays? If the answer is yes, then grab your swimmers and picnic blankets as tickets are now on sale for a range...

Now showing: The Witches (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 film based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, The Witches.

Now showing: Happiest Season (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 romantic comedy, Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis.

Must-watch Christmas movies this festive season

More than ever, Christmas this year is a time for family, and a time for a good Christmas film.  And, throughout the days off work and keeping the children occupied during summer holidays,...

Cinemas eye off big Boxing Day

Hunter cinema owners are counting on Boxing Day to reignite the industry following a tough COVID-19 impacted year. While most complexes in the region re-opened their doors in July, after nearly a four-month...

Now showing: Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2019 romantic comedy film, Ellie & Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt), directed by Monica Zanetti.

Now showing: Freaky (MA15+)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 comedy horror film, Freaky, starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton.

Now showing: Radioactive (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2019 British drama, Radioactive, starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie.

From the Hunter to Housos: Kyrah’s comedic debut

Kyrah Brock-Fenton has made the most of her time in lockdown – the 19-year-old is about to become a face you’ll easily recognise. Tomorrow night, she will grace television screens as the country’s...

Double trouble as sisters search for love on The Bachelorette

Newcastle’s Elly and Becky Miles have traded sunset dates at Bar Beach for finding love on national television. Originally hailing from Parkes, the sisters made their reality debut last week and, in an...

Filmmaker shines light on domestic violence

Jye Currie has always been a man on a mission. In 2018, he travelled to the most impoverished and dangerous parts of Africa to capture the living conditions there. Now, in a new short...

What’s streaming in October in Australia

After scouring the depths of Australia’s streaming services, NW shares our list of the best new streaming content available for your viewing pleasure across Netflix, Stan and SBS on Demand this October. Netflix Scott Pilgrim Vs...

We’re ‘the product’: a review of The Social Dilemma

Newcastle-based contributor Meldi Arkinstall reviews Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. A new documentary, The Social Dilemma, has people panicking and wanting to remove themselves from Facebook and other social media platforms. But guess what? Even...

Fundraiser to cure the Bali blues

COVID-19 travel restrictions have left many dreaming of an island escape, so Newcastle-based organisation Corethics has come up with an alternative to help people through their Bali blues.   The social enterprise will...

Now showing: An American Pickle (PG)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 comedy-drama film, An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen and Sarah Snook.

Now showing: The New Mutants (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the latest installment of the X-Men franchise, The New Mutants, starring Maisie Williams.

Now showing: Bill & Ted Face the Music (PG)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 comedy film, Bill & Ted Face the Music, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.

Lights, camera, action: Movies to return to Civic Theatre

The magic of cinema has returned to Newcastle with the Civic Theatre welcoming a 7.5-metre-wide movie screen in the iconic main auditorium. The theatre is set to help fill the gap left by...

Now showing: Les Misérables (MA 15+)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2019 film, Les Misérables, that is based on a real-life occurrence of police violence.

The Secret Garden hits the right note

AURORA may be a name you're unfamiliar with, but soon enough she will be a voice you cannot get enough of. Some festival goers across the Hunter would have been lucky enough to...

Now showing: Tenet (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 spy film, Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Robert Pattinson.