Author: Jessica Martin

“Leave the World Behind” has arrived on Netflix, sending shivers down our spines. The film, a brainchild of Sam Esmail, the visionary behind “Mr. Robot,” is an apocalyptic masterpiece starring the illustrious Julia Roberts, the ever-charismatic Mahershala Ali, and the versatile Ethan Hawke. This narrative unfolds the harrowing tale of two families trapped in a mysterious blackout, with the unsettling certainty that life as they know it has irreversibly changed. In this perplexing world, the ordinary has become obsolete. Technology fails without explanation, and even the deer near the families’ Long Island sanctuary behave unnervingly. The spine-tingling trailer and embedded…

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As the holiday season rolls in, bringing the twinkling lights and the festive cheer, Netflix has just the right treat for your family gatherings. Let’s unwrap “Family Switch,” the latest Netflix Original Christmas movie that’s charming its way into family watchlists this festive season. Family Switch Plot What would happen if your family members switched bodies with each other? Think Freaky Friday, but with the whole family and with Christmas vibes. In “Family Switch” we follow the Walker family as their lives are interchanged after a cosmic event. Dad becomes the son, the son becomes dad, mum becomes the daughter…

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2023 is coming to an end and Netflix Australia is finishing the year by adding a number of new TV shows, movies, and documentaries to its library, giving you plenty of options to choose from — ensuring you stay out of the heat and in the AC. Whether you’re in the mood for a heartwarming holiday film, a gripping crime series, or a laugh with the latest Ricky Gervais Netflix special — there’s something for everyone this month. Among the highlights of the new releases is the second season of “Sweet Home,” a South Korean horror series that follows a…

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Independence Day - Disney+ 90s

Your favourite day of the week is back and so is another recommendation to add to our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series as we embark on bringing you old favourites and blockbusters each week. In this week’s selection, we’re gearing up for an extraterrestrial thrill ride with ‘Independence Day,’ the iconic 1996 sci-fi disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. ‘Independence Day’ is a quintessential example of Hollywood at its blockbuster best. It’s a film that combines cutting edge visual effects (for its time), heart-pounding action sequences, and a rousing patriotic spirit that resonates with audiences of all ages. Plot In the…

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If you’re a fan of historical dramas, you won’t want to miss Netflix’s limited series, “All the Light We Cannot See.” Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, this drama follows the paths of a blind French girl and a German soldier as their lives collide in the final days of World War II. The series is a beautifully crafted adaptation of Doerr’s novel, with a talented cast bringing the characters to life. Aria Mia Loberti stars as Marie-Laure, the blind French girl, while Louis Hofmann portrays Werner, the German soldier. Mark Ruffalo also stars in the series,…

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It’s Fri-YAY and that means a new addition to the ‘Friday Night Movies’ series, where we spotlight films a new movie that we think is worthy of spending a night in on the couch. While we could roll out a different Robin Williams movie each and every week, tonight, we’re featuring ‘The Birdcage’, a 1996 comedy directed by Mike Nichols that’s guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. Why is ‘The Birdcage’ a must-watch for our series? It’s a vibrant celebration of love, family, and the joy of being true to oneself, all wrapped up in a…

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Disney’s new movie, “Wish,” has been generating a lot of buzz since its announcement, and fans are eager for the movie release in theatres on November 22, 2023, in the U.S. and December 26, 2023, Boxing Day in Australia. With its magical storyline and impressive cast, “Wish” is poised to be Disney’s next big hit with audiences of all ages. The plot of “Wish” centres around the origin of the wishing star, which has played a significant role in many Disney films over the years. The story takes place in the magical kingdom of Rosas and follows the journey of…

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In this week’s edition of ‘Friday Night Movies’, we explore the intriguing and fast-paced world of ‘Limitless’, a 2011 science-fiction thriller directed by Neil Burger. This film, based on the novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn, stars Bradley Cooper and takes us on a cerebral journey that challenges the limits of human potential, making it an unmissable experience in our series. ‘Limitless’ stands out for its unique concept that taps into a universal fantasy: what if you could unlock the full potential of your brain? The film combines this thought-provoking premise with a fast-paced narrative, stunning visuals, and of…

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As we cruise into another weekend, it’s time for our Friday Night Movies recommendation, and this week’s spotlight is shining on a true gem of the sci-fi genre, ‘The Fifth Element’. This 1997 cult classic is a must-watch for its audacious futuristic visual style and with prime Bruce Willis leading the cast. Director Luc Besson crafts a future both outlandishly alien and yet oddly familiar, delivering thrills and laughs in this distant future. Plot ‘The Fifth Element’ unfolds in a visually spectacular 23rd-century setting with the story centered on Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), a down-on-his-luck cab driver and former special…

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This week, our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series presents a story that is so unbelievably crazy, that you won’t believe it’s true. The 2023 biographical thriller, ‘Tetris’, directed by Jon S. Baird and penned by Noah Pink, portrays the riveting and true tale of the race to license and patent the legendary video game Tetris from Russia during the twilight of the Cold War. Why would you want to watch a movie based on a video game you might be thinking? ‘Tetris’ isn’t merely a tale about a game; it’s a compelling story interwoven with political intrigue, business rivalries, and the…

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As the weekend approaches, the Friday Night Movies series is here to ensure your night in is far from mundane. This week, it’s 1998 as we delve into the fast-paced, supernatural realm of ‘Blade’, a film that effortlessly carves its spot in our lineup. A high-octane thrill ride that is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film’s unique take on vampire lore, makes it a perfect fit for our series and one to enjoy as part of your Halloween-themed binges. It’s a tale of vengeance that promises to add a dose of adrenaline to your…

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In a notable shift, Netflix has decided to remove its basic ad-free plan for Australian subscribers. This move, leaves Australian streamers with the Standard and Premium plans as the available ad-free subscriptions, altering the entry point for new Netflix Australia users. The original basic plan, priced at AUD $10.99 and ad-free, has been the go-to option for those seeking budget-friendly access to Netflix’s extensive content library. With its phase-out, the Standard plan, priced at AUD $15.99, now becomes the least expensive ticket to the Netflix realm, offering HD streaming on two screens simultaneously and of course ad-free for new users.…

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For this week’s instalment of our “Friday Night Movies” series, we are taking you back to 1990 with a classic directed by the eccentric and brilliant Tim Burton — Edward Scissorhands. Plot The film tells the extraordinary tale of Edward, an artificial man with scissors for hands, created by an unconventional inventor (played by Vincent Price in one of his final roles). After the death of his creator, Edward lives a solitary life in a creepy, dilapidated mansion, devoid of any human contact. The catalyst for the story however is when an Avon saleswoman, Peg Boggs, stumbles upon Edward’s mansion.…

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In celebration of Halloween month, we thought why not throw caution to the wind for our Friday Night Movies series? “Scream” is the brainchild of the legendary Wes Craven, released in late 1996 when the horror genre was quite stagnant, “Scream” wasn’t your typical slasher film; it’s a genre-bending game-changer that breathed new life into horror to became an instant success. The ghostface mask, the one-liners “What’s your favourite scary movie?” and “Do you like scary movies?”. Teenagers the world over were scared to answer their landline phones (remember those) at night. So if you’re in the mood for a…

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It’s Friday, and you know what that means — it’s time to dim the lights, grab your favourite snacks, and get ready for the next pick in our ‘Friday Night Movies Series’. This week we are taking you back to 1997 with the action-packed Con Air starring Nicolas Cage — who was a box office machine in the 90s and could do no wrong. Plot Now, let’s dive into the heart of the chaos that is “Con Air.” The story centres around Cameron Poe, played by the one and only Nicolas Cage. Poe is an honourable Army Ranger who, after…

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As the weekend beckons, there’s that familiar itch for the perfect Friday night movie — one that wraps you in a cosy embrace. Enter “Sleepless In Seattle,” a quintessential romantic classic from 1993 that’s not just a movie but a warm, heartfelt experience. Plot “Sleepless in Seattle” shares the story of Sam Baldwin (played by the incomparable Tom Hanks), a recently widowed architect who finds himself adrift in grief. His young son, Jonah (played by the Ross Malinger), believes that his dad needs a new wife and takes matters into his own hands. On Christmas Eve, Jonah pours his heart…

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