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Monday, March 1, 2021

Category: Reviews

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.

Book talk: 5 great summer reads

Jeff and Michael Popple recommend five great summer reads. More of their reviews can be found on their blogs.

Now showing: Happiest Season (M)

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

Book talk: Recent releases for Christmas

This week, Michael Popple recommends three excellent recent releases to buy this Christmas. More of Michael’s reviews can be found on his blog

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.

Book talk: Families and adventures

Jeff Popple reviews three books about families, adventurers and that ‘Reacher Guy’. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com Before the Storm by Di Morrissey Macmillan, $34.99 Di Morrissey is one...

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.

Book talk: 3 new novels by Australian authors

Jeff Popple reviews three new novels by Australian authors. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com Consolation by Garry Disher Text, $32.99 Few, if any, authors do outback crime as well...

Book talk: Books about entertainers

Jeff Popple reviews three books involving actors, musicians and a television presenter. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

Book talk: Enjoyable new releases

This week, Michael Popple looks at three enjoyable new releases from a trio of popular authors.

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.

Book talk: The Dirty South

Jeff Popple reviews the latest excellent novel by John Connolly, The Dirty South. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

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...

Book talk: Historical fiction

This week, Michael Popple looks at three exceptional pieces of historical fiction. You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog.

Now showing: Tenet (M)

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

Book talk: 5 Australian books for Dad

Jeff Popple reviews five great Australian books for dad this Father’s Day tomorrow (Sunday 6 September)! More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com. When She Was Good by Michael...

Book talk: Deadly podcast novels

This week, Jeff Popple reviews three novels about deadly podcasts! More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

Now showing: Made in Italy (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 comedy-drama film, Made in Italy, starring Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson.