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Will Lightyear make it to a future where kids want to watch it over and over again?

Will Lightyear make it to a future where kids want to watch it over and over again?

Twenty-seven years have passed between the respective releases of Toy Story and Lightyear. Movies have changed, and so have our ways of watching them.

  • by David Free

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From the Archives, 1992: Strictly Baz

From the Archives, 1992: Strictly Baz

30 years ago, Strictly Ballroom was a total success. Audiences loved it, and so did Hollywood moguls. But director Baz Luhrmann was taking it all step by step.

  • by Tony Squires
How the most expensive Indian movie ever made conquered the world

How the most expensive Indian movie ever made conquered the world

RRR is one of the biggest Indian movies of all time, at home, in Australia, and on Netflix. But there’s more to the picture than mad action and splashy effects.

  • by Karl Quinn
The new Minions is relentless. It will make your ears ring and your eyes pop
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The new Minions is relentless. It will make your ears ring and your eyes pop

The franchise’s fifth movie delivers an overdose of noise and movement, and the voices of Steve Carell, Julie Andrews, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michelle Yeoh.

  • by Sandra Hall
This Vonnegut movie took 40 years to make. It opens with a startling premonition

This Vonnegut movie took 40 years to make. It opens with a startling premonition

Robert Weide was 23 when he first approached his literary hero about making a documentary and went on to develop a remarkable friendship.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Will it be Burning Love or Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at the box office?

Will it be Burning Love or Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at the box office?

After weeks of premieres and previews around the world, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley is finally opening in cinemas.

  • by Garry Maddox
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Elvis is a tedious fever dream at times, but more compelling than Gatsby
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Elvis is a tedious fever dream at times, but more compelling than Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann’s take on Elvis may well be his nearest approach to a heartfelt love story, with apologies to Romeo+Juliet stans.

  • by Jake Wilson
This wacky nude romp is like no movie you’ve ever seen
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This wacky nude romp is like no movie you’ve ever seen

The Kiwi sense of humour is unpredictable, but even by their own standards, Nude Tuesday is a long way out there.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Bigger than Titanic? Top Gun: Maverick flies through Australian box office records

Bigger than Titanic? Top Gun: Maverick flies through Australian box office records

The long-delayed sequel is closing in on the all-time top five in cinemas.

  • by Garry Maddox
‘Four Oscars can’t be wrong’: Formal dress shopping with Catherine Martin

‘Four Oscars can’t be wrong’: Formal dress shopping with Catherine Martin

The production and costume designer has won more Academy Awards than any other Australian.

  • by Garry Maddox
More than a hit movie, E.T. is still one of cinema’s best magic tricks

More than a hit movie, E.T. is still one of cinema’s best magic tricks

Steven Spielberg’s suburban fairy tale was a bona fide phenomenon on its release, the kind of lightning-in-a-bottle sensation we have rarely seen.

  • by A.A. Dowd