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There’s a new cinema opening in Chippendale
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There’s a new cinema opening in Chippendale

Palace Cinemas are on a roll. First they announced they’ll be opening a new cinema in Double Bay within the next two years, and now they’ve unveiled plans for a new 14-screen complex on level three of Central Park Mall. The new development is set to open in late 2017, screening mainstream and new release films as well as Palace Cinema’s trademark international film festivals. And in keeping with the Mall’s impressive green rating, the fourth cinema in the family chain will be as eco-friendly as possible by using recycled water to heat and cool the auditoria. Did you know Tropfest is moving to Parramatta? 

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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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Tropfest is moving to Parramatta
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Tropfest is moving to Parramatta

Tropfest will be moving to a new home in Parramatta Park in its 25th year

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Ten filthy and fantastic movies in the 10th Sydney Underground Film Festival
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Ten filthy and fantastic movies in the 10th Sydney Underground Film Festival

From taboo sex to drug binges, from conspiracy theories to occult mania, from surreal comedy to the furthest reaches of mind-blowing horror, SUFF has screened it all – and then some. The year, co-directors Stefan Popescu and Katherine Berger have programmed a fitting line-up of movies old and new features such auteurs of the outré as John Waters, David Cronenberg and Todd Solondz, along with tributes to Tommy Wiseau and Brian De Palma. Here are the top ten feature-length outrages to expect at the Factory Theatre this September 15-18.

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Films in cinemas now in Sydney

Free State of Jones
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Free State of Jones

This Civil War epic suffers from too much ambition

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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David Brent: Life on the Road
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David Brent: Life on the Road

Are you ready to rock/cringe?

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

A stonking K-thriller takes offers and 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 satire set in the 1970s

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bad Moms
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Bad Moms

It's an unelcome return to chick-flick banality

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Upcoming film releases in Australia

Sunset Song
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Sunset Song

A lusty ballad of love and heartbreak sung with passion and power

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

Viggo Mortensen will always be our Aragorn, charging the Black Gate and stirring Middle-earth spirits: “This day, we fight!” But there’s always been a soulful, hippyish side to the actor as well (in real life, too), and Captain Fantastic, an unusual antidomestic drama, captures something brainy and bullheaded about Mortensen that feels true. He plays Ben, an off-the-grid survivalist and intellectual blessed with six kids whom he rears in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. We get to know the children like the animals on Noah’s ark: a pair of surly almost-men, a pair of beautifully confident teenage girls; a pair of blond tykes. All of them are proficient in hunting, knives and high-level literature, but their Noam Chomsky–adoring mother has just committed suicide, and Ben dreads the inevitable confrontation with society and its expectations. The movie works best in the clan’s private world (even if rock climbing in the rain seems like poor parenting). But then it deflates: Frank Langella, normally a welcome presence, is clownishly directed as a mean grandfather, and the plot abandons its tensions too abruptly. - Joshua Rothkopf

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Spring Cycle
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Spring Cycle

Whether you’re still on your training wheels or you’re the next Robbie McEwen or Cadel Evans, the Spring Cycle is an event perfect for you. Proudly supported by Roads and Maritime Services and open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, The Spring Cycle is the ultimate city fun-ride. With ride options of 12km, 50km and 105km, each route guarantees riders the chance to cycle across Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge completely traffic-free! Say goodbye to the confines of cycling lanes and revel in car-less lanes as you cross the magnificent Harbour, bypassing the Opera House and zipping through the Rocks and Barangaroo. Starting in St Leonards Park and finishing up in either Pyrmont (12km ride) or Olympic Park (50km and 105km), enjoy post-ride entertainment as you relax and unwind in the presence of friends and family. Enter as a team, individually or take your kids free of charge. Early bird tickets are on sale now (end Aug 31). 

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Broadway Sydney's flash new second floor is open for business
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Broadway Sydney's flash new second floor is open for business

If you’ve visited Broadway Sydney any time within the last year, you would’ve noticed that Level 2 has been undergoing a serious makeover. And now, after 12 months of redevelopment works and an expansion of 3,400 square metres, it’s finally been unveiled! The doors swung open on August 18 and the $55 million redevelopment is now showing off 30 new retailers in food, fashion and beauty. International brands you can now find at Broadway include H&M, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Seed Heritage, Sunglass Hut, Calvin Klein Underwear, Napoleon Perdis and many more. If all that shopping has given you an appetite, you can sate it at Passiontree Velvet teahouse; Din Tai Fung; Zeus Street Greek; Chinese food experts Mr Wu; Turkish food kings Eat Istanbul; and Vietnamese street food vendors Bun Me, alongside familiar favourites like Soul Origin, Nando’s, Grill’d Healthy Burgers, Schnitz, Guzman Y Gomez, Hero Sushi and Cha Time. The newly renovated Level 2 is also pretty to look at – it's adorned in contemporary Australian art from Four Sydney-based creatives – illustrator and silkscreen printer Kate Banazi, emerging furniture designer Vincent Buret, textiles artist Victoria Garcia, and industrial designer Adam Goodrum. 

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