Author: Logan Ayers

Sequels, prequels and remakes: the future of cinema

In the following months, the local box office will have a total of 15 sequels, prequels or remakes versus a mere 6 original content movies. Is this a hint to the future of the cinema industry? Working in a cinema I am fully aware of this problem and am constantly seeking answers to whether or not the industry will become irrelevant in the future. We have already seen businesses like the video renting service, Blockbuster, go bankrupt, could the cinema industry be next? With Netflix, Stan and other movie streaming services only improving the game and refining original work,...

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Take a hot air balloon over Canberra

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is once again around the corner. Considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world, the festival is something many Canberrans look forward to each year. Held over nine days from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 March, pilots begin assembling and inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day before ascending into the sky. This mesmerising view is best appreciated from the lawns of Old Parliament House, where more than thirty hot air balloons from across the globe are expected to take...

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Best walking tracks in Canberra

Kids are back to school, parents are back to work and students back to university – let the stress begin! This stress can often dissolve any of your New Year’s goals before they’ve even begun. But we’re here to get those physical ambitions back on track with a list of the seven best bushwalks in the Canberra region. TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE If you want to embrace the wildlife on your walk, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is definitely for you. Kangaroos, emus, koalas, wombats, and platypuses inhabit the area and are great for wildlife spotting, while the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby...

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The Royal Canberra Show’s Thrilling Additions

The annual Royal Canberra show is on again, and this year there are some exciting new features for 2018. The year will be one to remember, with exciting new acts coming to the main stage. Some reimagined favourites like the Mounted games where the talented riders and their ponies are sure to thrill the audience with their agility and speed, ShowTime FMX motorcycles, the freestyle motocross daredevils and of course the fireworks will be on show from 9:30pm Friday and Saturday. Fan favourite Ford vs Holden will also return – “two V8 utes, two professional drivers, two volunteers from...

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The ‘freshest’ indie film in years

Although Lady Bird was released in the US more than two months ago, Australia will get its first glimpse of the Oscar-nominated film on Thursday 15 February. The film has garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim, taking out the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy), Best Actress, and is nominated for the Academy Awards coming later in the year. Apart from critical acclaim, the public is also taking to the film, with Lady Bird breaking the Rotten Tomatoes record for the highest number of positive (or “fresh”) reviews with zero negative ones. The film comes...

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