Rondo to serve up Beer

By Shirley Higgins Croft. The Rondo Theater has announced its spring program, which is headlined by B is for Beer, a jaunty farce taking the audience on a musical pub-crawl, starting from be-bop innocence, via doo-wop inebriation to brit-pop jubilation. Rodney K Wright is producing the show, and again the great Alexei Finlayson will takeContinue reading “Rondo to serve up Beer”

Verne classic to be remastered

By Destiny Givens. Jules Verne fans are abuzz today, with the news that a remake of Around the World in Eighty Days has been green-lit by North Queensland streaming service, Buffer. Executive Producer, Deborah Mailman, has said that the production will be inspired by the whimsical Australian cartoon series (above) from the 1970s, rather thanContinue reading “Verne classic to be remastered”

Cuarón scoops the Steves

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. All of the stars turned out last night in Cairns for the sixth North Queensland Academy Awards, sponsored by the Villa Romana, Cadbury and Montezumas. Hosted by Lucy Lawless, the four hour ceremony included a performance of Radio Ga Ga, by Rami Malek, backed by Brian May and Roger Taylor. Malek wasContinue reading “Cuarón scoops the Steves”

Unexpected Situations at the Vatican

By Kimberley Schloss The compelling UltraTune ‘Unexpected Situations‘ series is continuing, this time starring Mel Gibson (pictured above with Monsignor Dell’Acqua) and with Aaron Sorkin at the helm. Despite being initially named as director, Bruce Beresford, who has won four daytime Emmy awards for his work on the series, has handed the tiller to Sorkin,Continue reading “Unexpected Situations at the Vatican”

Grey Lagoon is a wrap

By Shirley Higgins-Croft After a series of delays and setbacks, the filming of the cinematic blockbuster Grey Lagoon has completed, with the project moving into post-production at the Judy Blue Eyes Movieworld studios in Murray Bridge, South Australia. At a press conference in Palm Cove today, director Alby Mangels (above) was sanguine about the sequenceContinue reading “Grey Lagoon is a wrap”

Grey Lagoon commences filming at Trinity Beach

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Trinity Beach locals have been playing spot-the-superstar as a cavalcade of celebrities flood intro the small community for the commencement of filming of Alby Mangels latest cinematic masterpiece, Grey Lagoon. After some delays, production has finally commenced on the multi-million dollar blockbuster, a remake of the 1980s classic, Blue Lagoon, which originallyContinue reading “Grey Lagoon commences filming at Trinity Beach”

Blue Lagoon remake to be filmed on Trinity Beach

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Trinity Beach residents are excited by the news that a reboot of the 1980 classic film, Blue Lagoon, will be filmed at the southern end of the pretty tropical cove. The news came out during an after-party at Fusion wine-bar on Friday Night. Visionary director of World Safari and World Safari 6,Continue reading “Blue Lagoon remake to be filmed on Trinity Beach”

The stars come to town for the Steves

By Kimberley Schloss It was a night for the illiterati and the frittatarati at Cairns Reef Casino last night as the fourth annual North Queensland Academy Awards were presented. Host, Karl Stefanovic opened the evening with an hilarious monologue lampooning everyone from David Koch to Sam Armytage. Later, Karl showed that he really is theContinue reading “The stars come to town for the Steves”