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Competition: Win Doctor Who Series 5 Volume 1 on Blu-ray!

Yes, that’s right – you could be the proud owner of the latest volume of Doctor Who to be released on home video, Series 5 Volume 1 (featuring 11th Doctor Matt Smith)! All you have to do is email ctrlx@live.com with your favourite on-screen doctor – I’m not just talking Doctor Who doctors, it could … Continue reading

Daily Videogames News Roundup: Mana Bars to open in Sydney & Melbourne, Arkham Asylum available on-demand and more…

Gamer-targeted watering hole Mana Bar is set to expand its horizons. Commenting on a Facebook campaign to open a Mana Bar in Sydney yesterday, promoter Guy “Yug” Bloomberg hinted that “It’s going to happen … sooner than you think … stay tuned”. The bar’s one and only site is currently located in Brisbane, Australia. Source: … Continue reading

Daily Music News Roundup: Katy Perry has another stupid song, Iron Maiden release video game, Kings of Leon release album… in October

Katy Perry’s latest song, yet another in a long line of increasingly stupid tracks aimed at the absolute lowest common denominator, is entitled Milk Milk Lemonade, and features a chorus taken from the kids rhyme about breast milk, urine and excrement. I don’t even. Source: Vulture Metal legends Iron Maiden have released an online game … Continue reading

News: Tarantino to direct The Shadow

Pajiba has reported that Quentin Tarantino is attached to direct graphic novel adaptation The Shadow, taking over from Sam Raimi. The report is tentative at best, but if it’s true… wow. Huge news. We have The Hollywood Cog to thank for this breaking news. Source: Pajiba

Daily Film News Roundup: David O Russell drops out of Uncharted, Breaking Dawn Pt 2 release set, New Tron Legacy poster released

/Film reports that volatile director David O Russell has left the upcoming adaptation of the videogame Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Russell couldn’t come to terms with studio Columbia Pictures. Russell, director of I Heart Huckabees and Three Kings, has the Christian Bale/Mark Wahlberg drama The Fighter set for release later this year. Source: /Film The second … Continue reading

Daily Music News Roundup: Meredith opens ticket ballot, Dandy Warhols to perform in Hobart, Tic Toc Tokyo disband and more…

The ballot for the 2010 Meredith Music Festival opened this morning, with subscribers putting their names in for tickets to the upcoming rural music event. The festival is from the 10th – 12th of December, and takes place at Nolan Farm in Victoria. For more info head to the MMF website here. Source: Mess+Noise American … Continue reading

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Ctrl-x will be moving (on up)!

Yes, that’s right – we’ve gone and grown up. We’ll be moving to http://www.ctrl-x.com.au by the end of the week. We’ll be announcing the winner of the Doctor Who contest over on the new site, so make sure you check here daily so I can let you all know when it’s ready. The look of … Continue reading

Daily Film News Roundup: Cillian Murphy in another end-of-the-world thriller, Total Recall to be remade by hack, Russell Brand to buckle swashes and more…

Russell Brand is set to be cast in period-swashbuckler Hawkwood. Based on a real person who led European armies during the Renaissance Wars, Brand pitched the idea himself with the script being penned by Jared Stern and executive-produced by Nicky Weinstock. Source: Deadline Cillian Murphy has signed on for The Retreat, a thriller in which … Continue reading

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Reviews: Iron Man; Armored Adventures – Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

While Iron Man; Armored Adventures isn’t strictly canon, with the storyline of the series altering Tony Stark’s origin story beyond recognition, it is strictly entertaining. Featuring an experienced cast and a solid production team, the series takes us back to Stark’s youth. Despite being an animated series, the tone of the show takes its cues from … Continue reading

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Reviews: Doctor Who Series 5: Volume 1 (DVD & Blu-ray)

DVD Doctor Who Series 5: Volume 1 returns the Doctor to our screens with a whirlwind of frenzied brilliance. That’s right! Better than fish and chips, more comforting than afternoon tea, bigger than Prince Harry, the Beatles and cricket combined, the Doctor is the greatest export the UK has to offer. This is no understatement! … Continue reading

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Reviews: Micmacs (DVD)

Micmacs is the latest highly imaginative and slightly delightful release from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessan, City Of Lost Children and Alien Resurrection).  Micmacs features Jeunet’s trademark saturated oranges and greens, eccentric characters, big-face camera angles, weird recycled mechanical contraptions – oh, and it’s French. Set in Paris (with French dialogue), you can choose your … Continue reading

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Reviews: The Mission in Motion – New Skin (single)

The Mission in Motion are a Sydney based five-piece band who are relatively new to the music scene, having released their debut EP The Window in March 2007. The band has just released their debut album Somewhere Safe, which they have followed up with a single titled New Skin. This single shows off the bands … Continue reading

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Reviews: Agatha Christie: Poirot – The Clocks (DVD)

Hercule Poirot is an iconic character – many avid readers will be familiar with the peculiarities of this particularly persistent private eye. Pow! Poirot is Christie’s version of Sherlock Holmes, the classy, aloof intellectual with a gift for observation and amazing powers of deduction. While we (in my humble opinion) are yet to witness the … Continue reading

Daily Videogame News Roundup: Insomniac to reveal new game, Metroid: Other M Oz Release set, Sega posts surprising profit

American developer Insomniac Games have announced that they’ll be revealing their upcoming release at some point prior to Seattle’s Penny-Arcade Expo. Speculation has suggested that the game will be Resistance 3, and preliminary information about Insomniac’s panel at PAX reveals that the mystery game will be a PS3 exclusive. Source: IGN Nintendo Australia has announced … Continue reading

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Reviews: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – Nothing’s In Tune (Single)


At the tender age of twenty, Perth singer/songwriter Timothy Nelson already has an impressive string of achievements behind him. In 2007, Nelson formed his second band, The Infidels. Their talent was quickly recognised as the group took home the West Australia Music Industry (WAMi) Award for ‘Song of the Year’ in both 2007 and 2009. … Continue reading

News: Lisa Simpson Got Married In The Future Today

I don’t know if this counts as news, but nevertheless:

Weekend Music News Roundup: J Award Nominees Announced, Crowded House Tour Oz In Nov.

The first three Triple J Album of the Year award nominees have been announced, with the preliminary honours going to psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, soul-songstress Sia and indie-pop four-piece Cloud Control. More nominees will be announced in the coming months. If you prefer to listen to your music on-demand and no longer bother switching on … Continue reading

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Reviews: After.Life (Blu-ray)

After.Life is a murky, mysterious melodramatic horror film that was co-written by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo and Paul Vosloo, and directed by the former. The film stars Christina Ricci as Anna Taylor, a cold, distant woman whose relationship with her boyfriend Paul (Justin Long) has seemingly lost the spark. After an argument at a restaurant, Anna leaves Paul behind … Continue reading

Weekend Film News Roundup: Oz theatres set to upgrade accessibility, Dinner For Schmucks number 1, Disney sells Miramax

The four main Australian cinema chains have agreed to install accessibility upgrades to more than 240 theatres. The upgrades will include audio descriptive and captioning technology, and the Federal Government has already pledged $470,000 in support of the upgrades. Source: Inside Film The Steve Carell and Paul Rudd comedy Dinner for Schmucks has taken the … Continue reading

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Reviews: Youth In Revolt (Blu-ray)

When I saw the trailer for Youth In Revolt I wondered if we were about to see Michael Cera play against type. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be – luckily, he plays the uncomfortable, awkward and slightly geeky guy very, very well. Youth In Revolt (based on the acclaimed best seller by C.D Payne) centres around … Continue reading

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