A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

I was rather horrified by the opening sequence of this fifth and latest Die Hard film, where my loyalty to Bruce Willis’s heroic character was just about undone. For some reason, probably a misguided attempt to spice up the formula, John McClane goes around ruining everything for the entire opening of the film. Needless to… Continue reading A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

NOFX at The Tivoli 22/11/14 – the second coming

The guys from NOFX turned up with a different set list and a different attitude for their second Brisbane date this tour. It made for another great show in a messier fashion, at a rather full Tivoli theatre. Fat Mike was jovial and enjoying the vodka and sodas, with the crew keeping his mic-stand cup… Continue reading NOFX at The Tivoli 22/11/14 – the second coming

The Rolling Stones at Brisbane Entertainment Centre 18/11/14

Last night The Rolling Stones proved to a packed house in Brisbane that they are still, after all these years, a force to be reckoned with. Despite a bit of a wait – which everyone probably expected – and a bit of a jarring start, they found their groove and rode it all night. The… Continue reading The Rolling Stones at Brisbane Entertainment Centre 18/11/14

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Not just “Live. Die. Repeat”

With¬†what is basically a science fiction take on Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow ticks a lot of boxes. The effects are good, the action is big, and the story is engaging if simple. It treads a similar path to 2011’s Source Code, although on a much larger scale, and is helmed by Doug Liman of… Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Not just “Live. Die. Repeat”

NOFX at The Tivoli 11/11/14

The Tivoli got a little messy last night, playing host to everyone’s favourite punk rock dads, NOFX. It wasn’t a packed house but the front was plenty lively all the same. The rest of us were called rich pussies for not joining in the mosh, which is probably fair enough, except for the rich part.… Continue reading NOFX at The Tivoli 11/11/14