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Star Trek Beyond

The new Trek captures the spirit of the original TV series

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival

The Hayden Orpheum is showing 16 of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest movies in a mini festival, along with the Australian premiere of the new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut 

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The director of Once delivers '80s pop tribute Sing Street

John Carney on why Genesis sucked, why 'Take on Me' is a great song, and why the '80s ruled

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FanForce

Screen any film you want in any cinema with FanForce – the people giving cinema back to the people

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Films in cinemas now in Sydney

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Love & Friendship

Jane Austen has never been so enjoyably catty

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Ghostbusters

The new Ghostbusters is a stealth battle of the sexes, but who steasl the show?

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Sing Street

This crowd-pleasing coming-of-age musical is a love letter to teenage bands

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Swiss Army Man

Daniel Radcliffe farts his way into movie infamy

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré’s spy story will please fans of The Night Manager

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Embrace of the Serpent

A remarkable Colombian film’s influences are plain: Herzog, Apocalypse Now, Tarkovsky and heavy psychedelics

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Shallows

Add to the list of actors who, beautifully and boldly, go it alone in their own survival movies the name Blake Lively

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Down Under

The Cronulla Riots are now a brutal comedy that puts the ha into hate

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Winter at North Bondi Fish

Things are changing at North Bondi Fish, Matt Moran’s sprawling seafood restaurant with its famous ocean views. The venue has had a spruce up and new head chef Zac Sykes (Coogee Pavilion, the Fish Shop) has revamped the menu with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. “My favourite dish at the moment is butter poached cuttlefish, fennel and lemon balm risotto with nori powder,” says Sykes. “I love using cuttlefish as it has great flavour and just like Aussie calamari, it’s sustainable, so you know it’s not overfished in any part of Australia.” Head into North Bondi Fish on a Thursday or Friday night and you can try one of Sykes’ #notjustfish creations, where he favours the likes of pork belly with braised cabbage and polenta or slow-cooked beef shin over seafood. Enjoy the special with a carafe of wine for two people at $30 per head. Winter warmer cocktails are also available throughout the cooler months and include tasty adult treats such as an Irish Coffee or a Kentucky Toddy served in a teacup. Or pop on down for Aperitivo hours, Wednesday to Friday from 4-6pm. NBF are also hosting an after party for City2Surf. Tickets include a three-hour beverage package, food by Sykes and DJ Alice Q playing on the balcony from 9am. Now that’s what we’d call a fun run. Winter trading hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon till late.

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Rock Lily Trivia Tuesdays

Rock Lily, the music-comedy-entertainment venue on Level 1 at The Star, Pyrmont, has a trivia night every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. There’s no cover charge, pizzas are just $10, there are $15 beer jugs and parking is free if you spend $15 in one go. Now here’s the kicker. Many pub trivias will give you $100 in bar credit as first prize. Hell, some will give you less. But at Rock Lily the prize is a cool $500 cash – every single Tuesday. Plus, there are prizes worth $100 and $50 for second and third place respectively, and spot prizes throughout the night. That’s right. Win the comp and half a K is yours for the taking, no strings attached. Mind you, with such a generous jackpot at stake, The Star are serious about the cardinal rule of trivia: namely, no phones, tablets, notes, newspapers or other forms of external assistance – on pain of disqualification. They monitor this closely, so hands off the phones, people. Teams can be as small as two and as large as ten. The smaller the team that triumphs the bigger the individual cut, but then the bigger the team the wider your knowledge base. There are two rounds of 20 questions. Good luck.

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Blackbird and Laugh Mob present Harbour Comedy Club

Blackbird laughing in the dead of night... Contemporary eatery Blackbird Café in Cockle Bay Wharf has joined forces with Laugh Mob to launch Harbour Comedy Club on Thursday nights. The new comedy club will present both Australian and international talent and kicks off at 8pm on Thursday July 28 with headliner Gary Eck, a veteran of the local scene whose credits include co-writing Happy Feet 2 with George Miller. Regulars at Harbour Comedy Club will include Edinburgh Fringe Festival award winner Brendan Burns, heavy metal comedian Steve Hughes, Al Del Bene and Tony Woods from the US, plus local heroes Neel Kolkhatar and Frenchy. You can reserve a table by emailing comedy@blackbirdcafe.com.au. Entry includes a beverage on arrival and drinks specials will be available all night.

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