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13 unmissable summer movies
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13 unmissable summer movies

From tentpole event flicks to Oscar hopefuls, the movies of summer have more to recommend them than two hours of air-conditioned heat relief. Here are Time Out’s top picks of the December-to-February offerings – including our own made-up, cheesy sell lines...

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Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

There's nothing quite like a film under the stars in the evening cool of the Botanic Gardens

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Melbourne's getting a drive-in rooftop cinema
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Melbourne's getting a drive-in rooftop cinema

Of course it is.

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Japanese Film Festival

Japanese Film Festival

Match your obsession to the new Japanese movie that’s right for you

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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

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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

Queen of Katwe
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Queen of Katwe

A big-hearted Disney feelgood film is set in one of Uganda's poorest slums

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It's.... kind of fantastic actually

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Fencer
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The Fencer

It's School of Rock with swords instead of guitars

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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I, Daniel Blake
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I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach rages about the failings of the society around him

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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War on Everyone
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War on Everyone

A messy, raucous dirty-cop comedy on the tail of two masterpieces

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

Paterson
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Paterson

The dependably distinctive and rewarding Jim Jarmusch returns with a lovely, episodic fable about the fragile, relationship between creativity and everyday life

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Birth of a Nation
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The Birth of a Nation

Provocative onscreen and off, Nate Parker’s slave-rebellion drama toggles between impressive fury and made-for-TV blandness 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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La La Land
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La La Land

La La Land is that rare beast: a grown-up movie musical that's not kitschy, a joke or a Bollywood film

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Moana
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Moana

This charming animated family movie is about a teenage Polynesian girl fighting to save her Pacific island’s future 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Cut Steakhouse has launched its seasonal summer menu, featuring new dishes alongside old favourites. The wagyu burger (broiled house blend wagyu beef, served with relish, tomato, cheddar and hand cut chips) takes pride of place on the seasonal lunch menu, and will set you back a tender $9.95 between 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. The Cut is known for serving prime Australian beef and it's 'farm to table' attitude: meat and fish is locally sourced and its vegetable offering has maintained its seasonal focus. The Cut also boasts one Melbourne's largest glass-walled dry-aging rooms, which passers by can look upon from Alfred Place. Pair your meal with something from the extensive drink selection, which showcases a vast wine, whisky and cocktail offering. 

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Carousell

We all have those excess clothes and beauty products that just didn't quite make it into your everyday wardrobe or makeup routine. Whether it's the brand new pair of pants you got a size too big, the foundation that's just that little bit too light or that designer dress that you wore once, only to realise it wasn't quite your style. Well now there's an app that'll shift those goods into new homes with serious ease. Get snapping and selling on Carousell, the new app that makes helps you to sell your extra clothes, beauty products, electronics and furniture. Carousell is built for the smartphone generation and it makes selling as simple as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. It's totally free to download and use, so all you need to do is go through your wardrobe and beauty products, take photos of the stuff you don't want, list a price and others will soon be chatting with you to deal.  Shopping is super simple too – swipe through curated collections of pre-loved fashion and beauty products and discover unique finds and great deals. With selling and buying made simple, you can free up more time and space for more meaningful experiences.  Download Carousell for iOS or Android today.

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Zoo Twilights

Zoo Twilights

Hold on to your safari hats, Melbourne – we’re in for a wild musical ride. Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series has been announced, and this year's line-up will no doubt see thousands flock to the zoo for a night of live music under the stars. This year's line-up is truly spectacular. The opening weekend will see Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos take to the stage along with Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants. If Aussie rock is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to see the recently reformed Killing Heidi, as well as ABBA tribute band Björn Again and george. The Living End and The Rubens have already sold out tickets to their first gigs, but second shows have been announced for both artists. On the international front, American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is sure to be a highlight, as well as LA-based indie rock band Warpaint. Hailing from Canada is much-loved indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, plus the inimitable singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. To cap off the killer line-up, veteran ska outfit The Specials will bring the season to a close with their funky sound. Get in quick and buy your tickets soon if you don't want to miss seeing your favourite bands live at the zoo.  Topping the line-up, of course, are the Zoo's wild residents. All proceeds from the Zoo Twilights summer concert series will be going back towards the zoo's conservation work, including their work to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.  No Zoo Twilights night is complete wit

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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh
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Long lunches at Fratelli Fresh

Every weekend, Fratelli Fresh hosts a long Sunday lunch that's perfect for fans of Italian food and those who just love gathering around a table with friends and family over brilliant food and great drinks.  For $49 per person, Sunday lunch goers can get in on Fratelli Fresh's all you can eat Italian feast which will include unlimited pizzas, pasta, fresh salads and Fratelli Fresh house wine for two hours. The sessions run between noon and 3pm every Sunday, so there's plenty of time to finish your weekend with an Italian feast.

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