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The world of 'endurance tickling' is no laughing matter
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The world of 'endurance tickling' is no laughing matter

It sounds like harmless YouTube fodder: young men tying each other down and trying to make each other laugh on camera. But when a television entertainment reporter from Auckland, David Farrier, began digging, he was met with abusive emails and legal threats. 

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Persian International Film Festival

Persian International Film Festival

The new effort from the director of A Separation opens a festival making its Melbourne debut

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The funny side of racism
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The funny side of racism

Cronulla Riots comedy Down Under is more relevant now than ever

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Psst - why not watch the trailer again? You know you want to

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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

See all of our latest film reviews
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See all of our latest film reviews

Check out the latest releases in Australian cinemas, all reviewed by Time Out critics

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Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne
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Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne

Attention movie buffs: add these excellent Melbourne film festivals to your diary

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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Catch cult classics, new releases and family favourites under the stars in Melbourne.

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Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists
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Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists

A sweaty handful of movies making Tourism Australia's job that little bit harder

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Film screenings and events in Melbourne

Films in cinemas now in Melbourne

David Brent: Life on the Road
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David Brent: Life on the Road

Gervais delivers a belated Office spin-off movie 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Free State of Jones
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Free State of Jones

Civil War-era rebellion drama suffers from too much ambition

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Train to Busan
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Train to Busan

This Korean thriller offers an express ride into the zombie apocalypse

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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High-Rise
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High-Rise

Tom Hiddleston stars in a dystopian thriller set in the 1970s

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Down Under
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Down Under

A Cronulla Riots comedy puts the ha in hate

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best cinemas in Melbourne

Cinema Nova
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Cinema Nova

Melbourne's largest arthouse movie complex also hosts regular films events, special screenings and festivals

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Lido Cinemas
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Lido Cinemas

An arthouse complex complete with a jazz bar, rooftop cinema and Huxtaburger

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The Astor Theatre
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The Astor Theatre

A single-screen Art Deco theatre with a program of new and classic films in 35mm, 70mm and digital

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Coburg Drive-In
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Coburg Drive-In

One of Melbourne's last remaining drive-ins, this is a cinematic experience brimming with nostalgia

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The Sun Theatre
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The Sun Theatre

This pint-sized Art Deco cinema counts Quentin Tarantino among its legion of film-loving fans

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Upcoming film releases in Australia

Sunset Song
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Sunset Song

British filmmaker Terence Davies is back with a stirring and gorgeous 1900s romance

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Say it with sandwiches
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Say it with sandwiches

Everyone loves a good sandwich, so show a mate how much you care about them by sending them a limited edition Helga's sandwich from August 29 to September 2. Helga's 'Say it with Sandwiches' sees them team up with TV food personality Justine Schofield to create five delicious limited edition sandwiches that will be handmade and delivered within 10 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD.  Each sandwich costs $6 and all proceeds will be donated to Foodbank – just $6 allows the charity to provide over 10 meals to people in need. In all, 'Say it with Sandwiches' aims to provide over 10,000 meals for people doing it tough. Hungry yet? Here's your delicious sandwich line-up: Monday August 29Thanks a grain: Salami, ricotta, eggplant, and semi-sundried tomatoes sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Tuesday August 30Have a whole meal on me: Roast pumpkin, onion jam, and provolone sandwich with Helga's Traditional Wholemeal. Wednesday August 31Gift wrapped for you: Smoked salmon, horseradish cream, radish and rocket sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Wraps.  Thursday September 1Let me rye you lunch: Miso pulled pork, miso mayo, and crunchy cabbage salad sandwich with Helga's Light Rye.  Friday September 2For your great white appetite: Chicken schnitzel sandwich with Helga's Traditional White.  Order now to send a sandwich to a buddy or loved one. Last chance to order your preferred sandwich is noon the day before your chosen delivery date. Orders will be delivered by a Helga's scooter and

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Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

If you’ve been to Thailand, then no doubt you encountered the country’s obsession with cabaret performers known as ladyboys: Thai beauty queens, singers and dancers dressed head to toe in intricate costumes dripping in diamantes, feathers and sequins. This September, more than 20 of Thailand’s most highly regarded performers from some of the country’s most prestigious cabaret shows will make their way to St Kilda for a show that is hilarious and filled with talent. While the show isn’t vulgar and there is no nudity, this one’s adults-only for its cheeky, sexy performances and jokes.   They’ll be performing under the Big Top in St Kilda on the St Kilda Triangle in the Lower Esplanade. Tickets are now on sale and start from $49 – get on it now!

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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne
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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne

Melbourne pubs do long, weekend lunches very well, especially when hearty roast meals are involved. We've rounded up some of the best around town, from classic dishes with all the trimmings to gastropub takes on old favourites.

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