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

How much difference is there really between Ricky Gervais and his best-known creation? 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

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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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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Joanna Lumley is the best thing about this funny but disappointingly not hilarious Ab Fab comeback

Time Out says
  • 3 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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Nerve
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Nerve

A shy student gets drawn into an online reality dare game in this cyberthriller based on the 2012 young-adult novel 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Captain Fantastic
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Captain Fantastic

Living off the grid has its pros and cons in a domestic drama touched by a wayward spirit

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Lunch at The Press Club
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Lunch at The Press Club

Chef, restaurateur and Masterchef judge George Calombaris’ restaurant The Press Club is the pinnacle of class – an intimate, 32-seater restaurant serving modern Greek at a devilishly affordable price. And if you’re deliberating when the perfect moment to enjoy the deliciousness of this five star restaurant would be, we’re recommending give lunch a try. Open Monday through to Saturday from midday to 3pm, lunch time at The Press Club should be on every Melbournian foodie’s bucket list. Grab a quick lunch from the $40 express set menu which includes two courses and a glass of Hellenic wine, or select from tasting menus which start from two courses at $35pp, three courses at $45pp or four courses at $60pp. Better yet, visit on a Saturday and opt for the Saturday lunch tasting menu which treats you to six courses for just $90pp. Minimalist in size but enormous in flavour, The Press Club high end Greek food at it’s very best.

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Bev Killick: Killick Bev
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Bev Killick: Killick Bev

Seeing Bev Killick perform her stand-up is an experience. As she recounts stories of her past (anything from stories of life as the opening act of Puppetry of the Penis to being a 'crummy mummy') in her no-holds-barred style, you realise that there's no limit to how far she'll go to deliver increasingly outrageous, side-splittingly hilarious comedy. In her 15-year career, Killick has developed a formidable reputation as an incredibly relatable, self-effacing and bold comic. In addition to her on-stage antics, Killick has also featured on Kath and Kim as well as numerous comedy and panel shows. She'll be performing her new show, Killick Bev for just two nights at Melbourne Fringe, so book now.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

UPDATE: It's your last chance to book tickets to the Melbourne Museum's incredible Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Whether you're a grown-up dino fan (who isn't?) or you're looking for a September school holiday highlight, make sure you visit the website and grab your passport to Isla Nublar now. There is a moment as you’re walking through the lush prehistoric forests of Jurassic World where you come across a huge, hollowed-out log. You step inside, and suddenly you hear a strange rumbling noise. Light filters through cracks in the log and, just for a moment, you see something moving. Was that scaly reptilian skin? A claw? An eye? Then, it dawns on you: the fences have been breached, and something big is out there. “It should feel like it would be able to eat you, or nuzzle up to you if it’s a friendlier dinosaur!” says Philip Millar, laughing. Millar is the associate creative director of Creature Technology, the Melbourne-based company behind the animatronic dinosaurs that will star in the Melbourne Museum’s blockbuster exhibition. His puppeteering expertise makes him a core member of the Creature Technology crew, who are widely considered to be at the forefront of naturalistic animatronics. Their credits include the Walking with Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon arena spectaculars and the titular role in 2013’s musical version of King Kong. They have teamed up with Universal Pictures, Museum Victoria and US design group Imagine Exhibitions Inc to place highly realist

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Sunday Shake
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Sunday Shake

There’s no better way to farewell the weekend than parting with a Sunday sesh. And if there’s one place to kick on for Sunday Funday, especially when springtime hits, it’s at Bimbo’s Sunday Shake. Starting in September, every Sunday from 10am, Bimbo’s opens its doors for Fitzroy’s ultimate daytime party. With DJs playing on the rooftop courtyard as well as downstairs below the aeroplane, there’s sure to be a tune that you can boogy down to. DJs will be rotating monthly and this September will welcome Cee Cee Babcock, Natalie Turner, Hoops, J Schollo, Jamie Vale, Luke Vecchio, Morning Maxwell, Mose, Ezra Harvey, Cassettes for Kids, Awesome Wales, Jack Love and Matt Radovich. As per usual $4 gourmet pizzas will be on offer as well as drinks galore – we’re talking beer, wine and of course, Bimbo’s special flavour-infused vodkas. Oh, and come hungry because a new breakfast menu will also be on offer, starting September 4. So whether you’re looking for a morning party to continue the antics from Saturday night or you’re looking for a place to relax and catch up with friends, Bimbo’s has got your Sunday sorted.

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