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December 21, 2014

The 10 Best Live Music Moments for 2014 - Part 2

17/12/2014 by Jen Taylor

Have no doubt about it, Jen Taylor know how to rock. As OutInCanberra's resident music critic, it's odd not to find her out a few nights a week taking in the sweetest sounds in Canberra's live music scene. We asked Jen what here favourite moments were for 2014 - not necessarily the best gigs, but those moments - sometimes fleeting - where the moment becomes magical. You can read the first half of her list here. So, in her own words, here are Jen's Top Ten for 2014.

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The 10 Best Moments in Film for 2014 - Part 2

17/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

Sam Tremayne, award-winning writer and director loves watching films as much as he loves making them. We asked Sam to give us his 10 best movie moments for the year, and the answers were certainly surprising! you can see the first five selections here. Here are Sam's top five picks: ______________________________________________ 5. Interstellar

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Horrible Bosses 2 - Movie Review

16/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

For a movie that essentially started in a writer’s meeting somewhere in LA with the question, “What if you really did want to kill your employer?” the original Horrible Bosses was a surprise hit. As such things go in Hollywood, it made enough money and gained enough fans to earn a sequel. With such a niche concept at it’s core, the challenge with making a second film comes with the added responsibility of stepping up the story and raising the stakes - which is hard to do! Especially in a comedy.

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The 10 Best Moments in Film for 2014 - Part 1

15/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

Sam Tremayne, award-winning writer and director loves watching films as much as he loves making them. We asked Sam to give us his 10 best movie moments for the year, and the answers were certainly surprising! Here are Sam's first five picks: ______________________________________________ 10. Boyhood

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Pharoahe Monch at Transit Bar - Win A Double Pass

15/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Full/Frequency, in conjunction with Joint Adventure, are proud to announce the return of PHAROAHE MONCH to the Transit Bar stage on Friday December 19th. Supported by a full slate of awesome Canberra talent in D’Opus & Roshambo (back in action), Flawlezz, Jimmy Pike, Coda Conduct and Lash. With thanks to Transit Bar we have a double pass to the gig up for grabs! To enter, fill in the competition form and answer this question: 'What is Pharoahe Monch real name?'

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5 Things to Do this Weekend

12/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

For a lot of people, this is the last weekend of the working year. If you're one of the lucky ones, be sure to keep yourself entertained with a stack of stuff on offer over the coming days. Enjoy! 1. James Turrell at National Gallery of Australia All weekend. It’s art, but not as you know it. While recent blockbusters at the NGA have looked to classic landscapes and South American antiquities, bringing the contemporary works of James Turrell is a wonderful curtain-call for recently-retired Director, Ron Radford.

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10 things I Loved About Canberra in 2014

10/12/2014 by Sarah Pritchard

There are lots of things I like about Canberra. It’s a small city… or a big town that you can cross in under an hour. You could stop and enjoy everything that this town has to offer in every suburb, every month of the year. Here are some of my picks for 2014. The National Folk Festival is a long weekend of sharing music, food and culture. Early in the morning until late at night, campers stay out in the open autumn air at Canberra’s Exhibition Park to dance and sing along with the performers.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings - Review

10/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

Given the epic stories contained within, The Bible provides pretty good source material for Hollywood epics. Every couple of decades, as special effects and camera quality improve, a new slew of biblical films appear. Exodus is the newest offering and, for the first time since Scorsese’s story of Jesus, there’s a big name director at the helm: Ridley Scott. Known for Alien and Gladiator, Ridley Scott is famous for no-holds-barred storytelling and plots that are riddled (pun definitely intended) with big-name actors and even bigger sets.

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Nightcrawler - Film Review

09/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

There’s a gritty side of journalism that combines the fickle nature of tabloid news with the raw, visceral nature of life. You can’t deny that the competitiveness of getting the best angle or ‘lead’ with real life stories is a fascinating reflection of modern society. When your movie is about this world and your lead character is a textbook charismatic and sociopathic anti-hero played by Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler is sure to grab some attention and hold it for the two-hour run time.

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5 Things to do this Weekend

05/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Summer is finally here! Hooray! As usual, there’s a stack of stuff on this weekend. We’ve got everything from lakeside boozing to big beats at ‘A-cadz’. Enjoy! 1. Scrambled for La De Da’s birthday, Belconnen Friday from 8.00pm. La De Da is the cultural hub of Belconnen, It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of Aaron Ridler’s contribution o the creative community of Canberra over the years.

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