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DVD REVIEW: DJANGO PREPARE A COFFIN

DVD REVIEW: DJANGO PREPARE A COFFIN

DVD REVIEW: DJANGO PREPARE A COFFIN Arrow Video April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Terence Hill stars in this 1968 spaghetti western, as the eponymous Django, a loving husband who is left for dead when badass bandidos sack his wagon and murder his wife and child. Django isn’t dead, though, and sets […]

DVD REVIEW: CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER

DVD REVIEW: CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER

DVD REVIEW: CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER ARROW VIDEO April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 An almost-lost classic of B-movie schlocky goodness, Caltiki The Immortal Monster was made in 1959 by Italian cult legends Riccardo Freda and Mario Brava, and is finally getting a long-overdue remaster. Definitely a curio amongst monster movies, Caltiki… centres upon […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Angels by Bob Yates, with Rick & John Brewster

BOOK REVIEW: The Angels by Bob Yates, with Rick & John Brewster

BOOK REVIEW: The Angels by Bob Yates, with Rick & John Brewster Penguin Random House August 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non-Fiction/Music/Entertainment 8.5/10 “It’s a hell of a story” screams the blurb accompanying this rather excellent trawl through The Angels’ career as Aussie rock legends – and there’s no arguments from me about that assertion. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger - A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Little, Brown Book Group June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Literature, Poetry & Plays/Literary Essays 9/10 There aren’t many books that manage to completely disarm the reader. But Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body isn’t like most books. Roxane Gay’s […]

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin Dorling Kindersley Ltd July 2017 Hardcover, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers/Science & Technology for Children & Teenagers 7.5/10 Computers and technology have changed our lives and things continue to evolve. Children born today will never know a world without […]

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory - the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory – the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory – the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli John Murray May 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Coping with Illness & Specific Conditions 10/10 We are currently staring down the barrel of an epidemic with respect to the aging disorders Alzheimer’s and dementia. Human beings are […]

BOOK REVIEW: When Planet Earth Was New by James Gladstone

BOOK REVIEW: When Planet Earth Was New by James Gladstone

BOOK REVIEW: When Planet Earth Was New by James Gladstone OwlKids Books September 2017 Hardcover, $18.95 (USD) Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Children’s Non-Fiction / Science 7/10   It has taken billions of years for Earth to become the planet it is today. When Planet Earth Was New looks back to the very beginning, using a poetic approach […]

BOOK REVIEW: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

BOOK REVIEW: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

BOOK REVIEW: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed Tinder Press July 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction 8/10 Never Let Me Go meets The Giver in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their […]

BOOK REVIEW: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

BOOK REVIEW: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

BOOK REVIEW: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis Harlequin Young Adult August 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult / Science Fiction / Dystopia 6/10 Every word is Trademarked™, Restricted® or Copyrighted©. The companies and people who own these rights let people use them, but once you turn fifteen, you have to […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

BOOK REVIEW: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

BOOK REVIEW: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James Walker Books September 2017 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult / Science Fiction 8/10   Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away? Romy Silvers is the only surviving […]

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander Transworld Publishers July 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Historical Fiction 6/10 Nicole Alexander’s eighth novel, An Uncommon Woman is about a determined and ambitious girl who defies the conventions of her time. Alexander in good company because the idea of an independent woman living and […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade by Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade by Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade by Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate Hardie Grant Egmont October 2016 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Middle Grade 7/10 The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade is the second book in the Last Kids on Earth Series. You should read […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd Penguin Group (NZ) July 2017 Hardback, $12.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers/Picture Books/Baby Books 7.5/10 Hairy Maclary is a classic character from children’s books. The stories were always wonderful reads in that the language was simplistic but extremely well-crafted. The text featured […]

BOOK REVIEW: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains by Victoria Broackes and Anna Landreth Strong

BOOK REVIEW: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains by Victoria Broackes and Anna Landreth Strong

BOOK REVIEW: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains by Victoria Broackes and Anna Landreth Strong Bloomsbury July 2017 Hardcover, $74.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non-Fiction/Music/Photography 10/10 This collection of photographic artifacts and essays documenting the career of Pink Floyd is a work of no small beauty. From its lenticular Dark Side Of The Moon cover, to the […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Witch by Fiona Horne

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Witch by Fiona Horne

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Witch by Fiona Horne Rockpool Publishing July 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Non-Fiction / Music / Biography 8/10 As frontwoman of electro-rock pioneers Def FX, Fiona Horne became a role model empowering women that they could mix it with the blokes at a time when sexism was still rife in […]

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking - A Teenager's Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking – A Teenager’s Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking – A Teenager’s Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond ABC Books June 2017 Softback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 8.5/10 If we want to change how we feel we need to start with changing how we think. This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun

BOOK REVIEW: Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun

BOOK REVIEW: Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun Walker Books June 2017 Hardcover, $39.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Illustrated Non-Fiction / Picture Books 10/10 For this simply beautiful book, Dieter Braun has created gorgeously evocative artworks featuring many animals, birds and reptiles of the southern hemisphere, and paired them to some interesting facts, such […]

BOOK REVIEW: Dr First – Dr Twelfth by Adam Hargreaves

BOOK REVIEW: Dr First – Dr Twelfth by Adam Hargreaves

BOOK REVIEW: Dr First – Dr Twelfth by Adam Hargreaves Penguin Random House May 2017 Paperback, $9.99 each Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Parody 10/10 Dr Who fans will find nothing not to like about these cute adaptations of their hero(es) into Mr Men form. Sure the likenesses are flimsy at the best of times – […]

MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER

MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER

MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARK TOWER Directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Most criticisms of Nikolaj Arcel’s adaption of Stephen King’s series of The Dark Tower novels revolve around it’s cursory nature – the omitting of the meaty emotions and detail at the heart […]

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career - In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell ABC Books 1 June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 8/10 The pension age continues to rise and the idea of one job for life no longer exists. This means that we need to get […]

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