Keogh: When TV and games play nice
Keogh: When TV and games play nice

Video games have always been influenced by other mediums. Books, movies, and music have been stamping their names on video…

Dominic Corry: Should you read or watch Gone Girl?
Dominic Corry: Should you read or watch Gone Girl?

Should you read the book first? Or watch the film? Dominic Corry investigates his options ahead of Ben Affleck's new film…

Chris Schulz: My worst ever interview experience
Chris Schulz: My worst ever interview experience

TimeOut journalist Chris Schulz details some of his worst celebrity encounters.

Paul Casserly: Ratings, schmatings part two
Paul Casserly: Ratings, schmatings part two

With the latest TNS radio ratings out this week, I've been tasked with leaving my comfort zone and listening to stations…

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Paul Casserly: Do ratings even matter?

Paul Casserly: Do ratings even matter?

"If Guyon and Susie are on prescription meds, Hosking has a serious P habit." Paul Casserly was given the job of reviewing various radio shows.

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TV review: Michele Hewitson on Bluestone 42

TV review: Michele Hewitson on Bluestone 42

A specialist army unit, a barking boss, a female soldier out to prove she's tougher than the blokes, a kindly padre, a war on foreign ground - all wrapped up as a sitcom, or rather, comedy/drama. Bluestone 42 (UKTV, Thursdays…

Dominic Corry: 10 films you might have missed

Dominic Corry: 10 films you might have missed

The highly ephemeral nature of contemporary film releases means many movies are often out of theatres before word-of-mouth gets a chance to take hold. So it can be easy to miss a good one.

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Paul Casserly: Games of Thrones

Paul Casserly: Games of Thrones

So Monday arvo is now a no go for Twitter because, despite the fast turn around, Game of Thrones screens a few hours earlier in America and they sure love to tweet about it. There's no such danger with Campbell Live …

Greg Dixon: Top Gear - A bridge too far?

Greg Dixon: Top Gear - A bridge too far?

It's said the only two constants in life are death and taxes. Well that was before Top Gear (7.30pm, Sundays, Prime). The long-running BBC motoring programme has, in its current iteration, been running for 21 series and…

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Dominic Corry: A Marvel-ous future

Dominic Corry: A Marvel-ous future

The future is looking very bright for Marvel Studios, writes Dominic Corry. By believing in the inherent power of the characters, Marvel has able to make movie icons out of "second tier" characters.

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Paul Casserly: The Smalley scandal

Paul Casserly: The Smalley scandal

Ok, so I think this is how it went down. Rachel Smalley was on the radio and said the other New Zealand girls were fatties, sorry, "lardos" and "heifers" and then people on Twitter and Facebook got upset - probably obeasts…

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Siobhan Keogh: When first impressions count

Siobhan Keogh: When first impressions count

How much do your first impressions of a game count? Let's say you've done your research. You've read up on the development of a game, read the early reviews online, and you're certain you're going to make a day one purchase…

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Russell Baillie: Of Thrones and a Duke

Russell Baillie: Of Thrones and a Duke

Unlike plenty of other escapist fantasies I've been happy to waste brain cells on over the years, Game of Thrones just doesn't grab, writes Russell Baillie. Patchy acting doesn't help.

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Paul Casserly: TV's Best Quotes - The Ides of March

Paul Casserly: TV's Best Quotes - The Ides of March

What to say about March? Historically it was a bad month for Roman leaders. I think the Caesar salad was invented this month when Julius was julienned and sprinkled with anchovies. Ok, so my ancient history is a little…

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Forward Thinking

Chris Schulz: Keeping kids away from musical F-bombs
Chris Schulz: Keeping kids away from musical F-bombs

Explicit music and children are a bad mix, writes Chris Schulz, but your options for helping them avoid it are thin on the…

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