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Observer Showbiz Every Week in the Melbourne Observer

Country Music: Rob Foenander reports ......... Page 38 On This Day: Greg Newman’s almanac .................. Page 38 Melbourne theatre: New shows, reviews ................. Page 39 Jim and Aar on: Top 10 lists, best movies, DVDs ............ Page 42 Aaron: Cheryl Threadgold: Local theatre shows, auditions ........... Page 43 PL US THE LLO OVATT”S MEGA CRO PLUS CROSS SWORD

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU The Legend of King O’Malley

● King O’Malley ■ “The Honorable Members will kindly refrain from spewing, spitting and breaking wind.” The legendary King O’Malley was born in Quebec, Canada, sometime in the 1850s, but may have been born in Kansas, USA. The one-time insurance agent reinvented himself as the first (and only) bishop of the Waterlily Rockbound and Redskin Church of the Cayuse Nation where Bishop O’Malley warned his disciples of the evils of ‘stagger juice’. Abandoning his life as a fundamentalist preacher O’Malley set sail for a new life in Australia – “God’s own country” - where “caucus is the next best thing to religion”. O’Malley drove the first foundation peg in the dirt for the national capital, called for a national Commonwealth Bank and championed the rights of women and illegitimate children before, as the Honorable Member for Tasmania and ‘ruminating non-conformist’, he took on the Member for West Sydney, Billy Hughes, in the battle over conscription. Written by Bob Ellis and Michael Boddy, The Legend Of King O’Malley was first performed in 1970 during the Vietnam War and would have had an enormous impact on that war’s own contentious conscription debate. Looking at it from this century it is showing its age and is a little long. However it is great to be able to revisit Australian classic political satire in all its glory. A combination of music hall, vaudeville and revivalist meeting, the success of this production is its cast who all lend their considerable talents to this rousing and energetic production. James Cook is a convincing King – ‘the general of Jesus’ and federationalist. Tara Rankine does a great job as O’Malley’s long-lost love Rosie and Alex Duncan is terrific as Nick Angel, O’Malley’s devilish conscience. Designers Daniel Harvey and Zoe Rouse have also done a great job in transforming the tiny Courthouse space. Season: La Mama Courthouse, Carlton, until April 20. Tickets: $25/$15. Bookings: 9347 6142 www.lamama.com.au - Review by Kathryn Keeble


■ Sometimes people think that accomplished classical musicians are only interested in one field of music. Nothing could be further from the truth for orchestral conductor Brett Kelly, whose other job is principal trombonist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Brett is also a passionate Star Wars movie fan, so when the chance came to lead an extravaganza to celebrate International Star Wars Day on May 4 (“May the fourth”), he jumped at the opportunity. Brett will lead Melbourne Youth Orchestra, guest musicians, choirs and actors, making a 200-strong performing force to unleash a performance on a Star Wars-loving audience at Melbourne Recital Centre. Well-known professional classical musician will join Melbourne Youth Orchestra to lead the way, with Sarah Curro as guest concertmaster, Jasen Moulton as guest French Horn principal, Shane Hooton as guest trumpet principal and Chris Farrands as guest trombone principal. The concert will feature the much-loved music form the six Star Wars films, and the audience will be forced to decide their own fate by choosing to be either Sith or Jedi, against the background of a choral clash and an epic light show. Star Wars fans are encouraged to don appropriate costumes. Melbourne's choral community will come together to form the Tusken Raider Choir, Grand Choir of the Republic and the Imperial Army Chorale. And for die hard Star Wars fans, there is a special interval event where premium ticket holders will have access to the 'Mos Eisley' space port, featuring the music from the Cantina Band, with imperial refreshments. Melbourne Recital Centre at 5pm on Sunday, May 4. Book your tickets at www.melbournerecital.com.au

Blood, sex, murder

● Te Ua, Alison Lemoh and Sheridan Hussein ■ Good opera is that it can be interpreted and performed well so many ways. Bizet's Carmen is a case in point. Melbourne company Emotionworks Cut Opera is staging a non-traditional version of the famous opera at the Spanish Club in Fitzroy. Director Julie Edwardson has fused the delightful Carmen score with a mix of salsa, Latin, blues and jazz, to produce an exciting version of this opera classic. Julie's idea is to expose non-opera audiences to opera by mixing it with other performance styles, using a mix of musical genres and vocal styles and including some Salsa dancing as well. "Our company is unique by changing the face of opera which is long overdue - our aim is to excite and generate a new audience to opera by fusing musical genres and performing in site-specific spaces," she explained. Julie promises that this Carmen will have blood, sex, murder and intrigue in this cabaret version of Carmen that will get your feet dancing. And she promises that in this 90-minute show there are definitely no boring bits, making it an ideal way to introduce newcomers to the great world of opera, and shake up a few traditionalists. The cast includes Te Ua, Alison Lemoh and Sheridan Hussein, and is on at the Spanish Club, 59 Johnston St, Fitzroy on Saturday, May 17 at 8.30 pm, and Sunday May 18 and 25 at 2.30 pm. There is even a special deal to literally whet your appetite for opera with the Spanish Club offering a special $20 dinner/lunch offer. Tickets are $30 or $25 concession and can be booked on 0408 687 305 or by email to julie@emotionalworks.com - Julie Houghton

Showbiz Briefs

● Brett Kelly

■ 3AW’s Bruce Mansfield and Philip Brady (Nightline, Remember When) will appear in an early afternoon spot in the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal telethon on Channel 7. They will be joined by Denis Walter and Tom Elliott. ■ Pete Smith this week celebrates his 50th anniversary with the Nine Network. His career included In Melbourne Tonight, Sale Of The Century as well as The Don Lane Show and The Ernie Sigley Show. Pete gave an interview to David Knox of the TVtonight.com.au website. ■ Best wishes to our friends at The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd who manage the Good Friday Appeal. Donations can be made by phoning 9292 1166.

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Sammy J and Randy

● Sammy J and Randy can be seen at the Athenaeum Theatre until April 20. ■ Laughing Stock presents Sammy J and Randy’s Difficult Album Tour at the Athenaeum Theatre until April 20, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. To celebrate the launch of their Difficult First Album, Sammy J and Randy are hitting the road armed with nothing but a keyboard and a suitcase of songs. Plus, they say undies, toothpaste and an assortment of international power adapters, but mostly, songs. Combining catchy songs with chaotic tomfoolery and outbursts of filth, these adorable characters have an uncanny knack of charming everyone they meet. Together they’ve been nominated for an ARIA and won the award for Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 2010 Sammy J and Randy won Australia’s most coveted comedy award, The Barry, for their one-man/one-puppet show, Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane. In 2011, they wowed audiences around the globe with Sammy J and Randy in Bin Night, then again in 2012, with the third show in their trilogy, The Inheritance. They have played to sold-out houses at the Sydney Opera House, closed the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Gala and sold out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe. In 2012 the pair hosted the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night TV Gala. Venue: The Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne Dates: Until April 20 Tickets: Wed and Thurs $38 / $35; Fri/Sat/Sun $42 Times: 10.00pm (Sunday 9.00pm) Duration: 60 minutes. Bookings: 13 28 49 www.comedyfestival.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

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Axis of Awesome

● Lee Naimo (left) Jordan Raskopoulos and Benny Davis in Axis of Awesome at the Spiegeltent. ■ Axis Of Awesome has numbers were definitely Naimo, Jordan Raskocertainly hit the spot for the love song parody (sen- poulos) have been doing many in sell out sessions timent needs a minor key) together successfully for and the man dance audi- over seven years (longer at the Spiegeltent. This trio have built up ence participation number, together than the Beatles quite a cult following for where there was no lack they remind us) but I their numerous amusing of willing contributors would have preferred less You Tube musical paro- from around the audience. meandering around so And the Apple iphone many styles and a little dies. Fans seem to enjoy the entertainment energy more depth of satire and mix of slightly off balance was a big hit. focus . For the big last numrepartee and mock up But hey! Total sell out mixes of songs , like their ber Jordan Rasko- certainly says something opening Viva La Vida Loca popoulos berates the about their ability to conLas Vegas – including a world for being sucked nect with today’s comedy nod to the King him-self into Game Of Thrones. lovers, not to mention the …. and I Did The Crime “I’ve read the f…… book power of You Tube on “ he constantly yells be- which they have a huge (Johnny Cash). A stray into gratuitous fore running off a few following. territory with the Jesus the other books worth the efAt The Famous teenager effort and erotic fort like Harry Potter and Spiegeltent. Until April 20 asphyxiate wanking left Lord Of The Rings. Tix $28/$22. Use your imagination this writer unmoved , but Ticket-master 1300 again there were serious he yells ... and indeed 660 013 or at the door. enthusiasts in attendance. that’s what Axis Of Awe- Review by The most successful some (Benny Davis , Lee Kathryn Keeble

Martin Taylor tours ■ Danza Productions presents the Australian Jazz and Fingerstyle Guitar Spectacular from May 17-0, featuring renowned solo jazz and gingerstyle guitar player, Dr Martin Taylor. Guest associate artist will be Australia’s 10-string guitarist and Maton endorsed ukulele player, Matthew Fagan. A master concert performer, composer, educator and innovator, Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first solo tour of the country in five years. He will perform works from The Great American Songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel. Taylor and Emmanuel recently toured America promoting their new CD The Colonel and the Governor, which was nominated for an ARIA in the best jazz album category. Taylor has garnered two honorary doctorates, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award, top 10 albums in the USA and Europe, 14 British jazz awards, films and TV credits. In 2002 he was awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List ‘for services to jazz music’ , which he received personally from the Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace. Taylor also performed in a special private concert at Windsor Castle for Prince William on the eve of his engagement to Catherine Middleton. There is an opportunity to listen and learn from Martin Taylor at his Guitar Masterclass on Wednesday, May 28, doors open at 7pm. Presented by Ron Leigh’s Music Factory, the venue is

Reception The Musical

● Bethany Simons ■ A new show, created by Melbourne writer/performer Bethany Simons and pianist Peter de Jager, Reception: The Musical, isa celebration of all things administrative. It traces the story of a receptionist who somehow finds joy in the manic world of customer service, stationery orders and thinking on her swivel chair. The show comes from real life experience, as it was inspired by true stories from the front desk. Bethany's song titles are also based on real life experience, as they include My Name is Bethany (Not Stephanie), Do You Have Sticky Tape and I Can't Help But Help. Bethany has twice been nominated for Green Room Award. She and Peter met at a Melbourne music academy where he was studying classical piano …and Bethany was the receptionist! Discovering a mutual love for show tunes, the next step was to start writing a show together, in their lunch breaks, and Reception: The Musical was born. Join in the fun and see Reception: The Musical at The Butterfly Club from Tuesday, April 29 - Sunday May 4. www.thebutterflyclub.com - Julie Houghton


● UK jazz and fingerstyle guitarist Dr Martin Taylor Milano’s Tavern, 4 Esplanade, Brighton. For bookings visit www.ronleighsmusicfactory.com.au or call 9593 3900. Melbourne and Gippsland performances include: ■ Date: Thursday, May 29, Doors 7.30pm. Venue: Bennettslane. Address: 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne. Bookings: 9663 2856 www.bennettslane.com ■ Date: Friday, May 30, Doors open at 7.00pm (also with guest suitarists John Rees (Men at Work) and John Northmore). Venue: Meeniyan Mechanics Institute. Address: Cnr Whitelaw St, South Gippsland Highway, Meeniyan Bookings: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au and Oztix retail outlets. www.martintaylor.com - Cheryl Threadgold

■ More than 100 years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts will open on Thursday, May 22 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, when internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. Linda Cropper and Philip Quast star in this gripping revival of Ibsen’s masterpiece about a wronged wife alongside Pip Edwards, Ben Pfeiffer and Richard Piper. Featuring Edvard Munch inspired set and costume designs, the story tells of Pastor Manders coming to Mrs Alving’s home to discuss the opening of an orphanage in her late husband’s name, permanently honouring his goodness and generosity. For Mrs Alving, however, the dedication will be the final great lie in a marriage filled with lies. As the façade begins to shatter, Mrs Alving is forced to reveal the truth about her husband’s secret indiscretions, in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of her past and save her son Oswald. Director Gale Edwards says the power of Ibsen’s writing is his ability to give the lives of women the weight that the Greeks gave their tragic male heroes. “Mrs Alving in Ghosts is one of Ibsen’s most intriguing and tragic characters. A complex, majestic, vulnerable, fortified woman at the centre of the play whose world comes crashing down,” says Edwards. Season dates: May 17 – June 21. Opening night: Thursday May 22 at 8pm. Tickets: From $60; under 30s $33. Bookings Southbank Theatre Box Office 8688 0800 or mtc.com.au

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AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Newsagency. 53 McNamara Ave, Airport West. (03) 9338 3362. AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Nextra. Shop 73-74, Westfield Shoppingtown, Airport West. (03) 9330 4207. ALBERT PARK, 3206. Dundas Place Newsagency. 188A Bridport St, Albert Park. (03) 9690 5348. ALBURY, 2640. Albury Newsagency. ALTONA, 3018. Altona Newsagency. 84-86 Pier St, Altona. (03) 9398 2912. ALTONA EAST, 3025. East Altona Newsagency. 63 The Circle, Altona East. (03) 9391 3316. ALTONA MEADOWS, 3028. Central Square Newsagency, 1 Central Ave, Altona Ameadows. (03) 9315 8022. ALTONA NORTH, 3025. Alrona North Newsagency. 22 Borrack Sq, Altona North. (03) 9391 2291. ARMADALE, 3143. Highdale Newsagency. Shop 1, 969 High St, Armadale. (03) 9822 7789. ASCOT VALE, 3032. Ascot Vale Newsagency. 208 Union Rd, Ascot Vale. (03) 9370 6485. ASCOT VALE, 3032. Ascot Lotto & News. 217 Ascot Vale Rd, Ascot Vale. (03) 9370 8558. ASHBURTON, 3147. Ashburton Newsagency. 209 High St, Ashburton. (03) 9885 2128. ASHWOOD, 3147. Ashwood Newsagency. 503 Warrigal Rd, Ashwood. (03) 9885 4662. ASPENDALE, 3195. Aspendale Newsagency. 129 Station St, Aspendale. (03) 9580 6967. AUBURN, 3123. See Hawthorn East. AVONDALE HEIGHTS, 3034. Avondale Heights Newsagency. 5 Military Rd, Avondale Heights. (03) 9317 8274. BACCHUS MARSH, 3340. Bacchus Marsh Newsagency. 138 Main St. (03) 5367 2961. BALACLAVA, 3183. Carlisle Newsagency. 272 Carlisle St, Balaclava. (03) 9593 9111. BALLAN, 3342. Ballan Newsagency. 133 Ingles St, Ballan. (03) 5368 1115. BALLARAT, 3350. Bridge Mall Newsagency. 6870 Bridge Mall, Ballarat. (03) 5331 3352. BALLARAT, 3350. NewsXPress Ballarat. Shop 20, Central Square, Ballarat. (03) 5333 4700. BALLARAT, 3350. Williams Newsagency. 917 Sturt St, Ballarat. (03) 5332 2369. BALWYN, 3103. Balwyn Newsagency. 413 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9836 4206. BALWYN, 3103. Belmore Newsagency. 338 Belmore Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9857 9729. BALWYN, 3103. Yooralla Newsagency. 247B Belmore Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9859 8285. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. Burkemore Newsagency. 1060 Burke Rd, Balwyn North. (03) 9817 3472. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. Greythorn Newsagency. 272 Doncaster Rd, Balwyn North. (03) 9857 9894. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. North Balwyn Newsagency. 77 Doncaster Rd, North Balwyn. (03) 9859 1983. BANNOCKBURN, 3331. Bannockburn Newsagency. (03) 5281 1625. BARWON HEADS, 3227. Barwon Heads Newsagency. 43 Hitchcock St, Barwon Heads. (03) 5254 2260. BATMAN. Batman Newsagency. (03) 9354 1269. BAYSWATER, 3153. Bayswater Authorised Newsagency. Shop 21, Bayswater Village. (03) 9729 1773. BELGRAVE, 3160. Belgrave Newsagency. 1704 Burwood Hwy. (03) 9754 2429. BELL PARK, 3215. Bell Park Newsagency. 21-23 Milton St, Bell Park. (03) 5278 4032. BELMONT, 3216. Belmont Newsagency. 132A High St. (03) 5243 1385. BENNETTSWOOD, 3125. Bennetswood Newsagency. 79 Station St, Bennettswood. (03) 9808 3391. BENTLEIGH, 3204. Central Bentleigh Newsagency. 395 Centre Rd, Bentleigh. (03) 9557 1453. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. Centrefield Newsagency. 939 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East. (03) 9563 7607. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. Chesterville Newsagency. 299 Chesterville Rd, Bentleigh East. (03) 9570 1983. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. East Bentleigh Tatts & News. (03) 9570 5951. BERWICK, 3806. Berwick Newsagency. 29-31 High St, Berwick. (03) 9707 1311. BLACK ROCK, 3193. Black Rock Newsagency. 606 Balcombe Rd. (03) 9589 4266. BLACKBURN, 3130. Blackburn Newsagency. 116 South Pde, Blackburn. (03) 9878 0101. BLACKBURN SOUTH, 3130. Blackburn South Newsagency. 108 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South. (03) 9877 2110. BORONIA, 3155. Boronia Village Newsagency. Shop 22A, 163 Boronia Rd, Boronia. (03) 9762 3464. BOX HILL, 3128. Newsline Newsagency. Shop 70, Box Hill Central. (03) 9890 2217. BOX HILL, 3128. Whitehorse Plaza Newsagency. G35, Centro Shopping Plaza, Box Hill. Phone: (03) 9899 0593. BOX HILL NORTH, 3129. Kerrimuir Newsagency. 515 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill North. (03) 9898 1450. BOX HILL SOUTH, 3128. Box Hill South Newsagency. 870 Canterbury Rd, Box Hill South. (03) 9890 6481. BOX HILL SOUTH, 3128. Wattle Park Newsagency. 164A Elgar Rd, Box Hill South. (03) 9808 1614. BRIAR HILL, 3088. Briar Hill Newsagency. 111 Mountain View Rd, Briar Hill. (03) 9435 1069. BRIGHTON, 3186. Gardenvale Newsagency. 168 Martin St, Brighton. (03) 9596 7566. BRIGHTON EAST, 3187. Highway Newsagency. 765B Hawthorn Rd, Brighton East. (03) 9592 2054. BRIGHTON EAST, 3187. East Brighton Newsagency. 613 Hampton St, Brighton. (03) 9592 2029. BRIGHTON NORTH, 3186. North Brighton Authorised Newsagency. 324 Bay St, North Brighton. (03) 9596 4548. BRUNSWICK, 3056. Lygon Authorised Newsagency. (03) 9387 4929. BRUNSWICK WEST, 3055. Melville Newsagency. 418 Moreland Rd, West Brunswick. (03) 9386 3300. BRUNSWICK WEST, 3055. Theresa Newsagency. 34 Grantham St, Brunswick West. (03) 9380 8806. BULLEEN, 3105. Bulleen Plaza Newsagency. Shop 29, Bulleen Plaza. (03) 9850 5521. BULLEEN, 3105. Thompsons Road Newsagency. 123A Thompsons Rd, Bulleen. (03) 9850 1882.

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EAGLEMONT, 3084. Eaglemont Lucky Lotto, News & Post. 68 Silverdale Rd. (03) 9499 2589. EDITHVALE, 3196. Edithvale Newsagency. 253 Nepean Hwy. (03) 9772 1072. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Elsternwick Newsagency. 348 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 8335. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Elsternwick Office Supplies. 433 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 6495. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Ripponlea Newsagency. 78 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 5649. ELTHAM, 3095. Eltham Newsagency & Toyworld. 958 Main Rd. (03) 9439 9162. ELWOOD, 3184. Elwood Newsagency. 103 Ormond Rd, Elwood. (03) 9531 4223. EMERALD, 3782. Emerald Newsagency. Main St, Emerald. (03) 5968 5152. EPPING, 3076. Dalton Village Newsagency. (03) 9408 8877. ESSENDON, 3040. Essendon Newsagency. 15A Rose St, Essendon. (03) 9337 5908. ESSENDON, 3040. Roundabout Newsagency. 94 Fletcher St, Essendon. (03) 9370 5305. ESSENDON NORTH, 3041. North Essendon Newsagency. 1085 Mt Alexander Rd, North Essendon. (03) 9379 2243. FAIRFIELD, 3078. Fairfield Newsagency. 99 Station St, Fairfield. (03) 9481 3240. FAWKNER, 3060. Fawkner Newsagency. 54 Bonwick St, Fawkner. (03) 9359 2046. FAWKNER, 3060. Moomba Park Newsagency. 89 Anderson Rd, Fawkner. (03) 9359 1595. FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Ferntree Gully Newsagency. Shop 2, 69 Station St, Ferntree Gully. (03) 9758 1343. FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Mountain Gate Newsagency. Shop 9B, Ferntree Gully. (03) 9758 4427. FERNTREE GULLY UPPER, 3156. Upper Ferntree Gully Newsagency. Shop 3 Ferntree Plaza. (03) 9756 0171. FITZROY, 3065. Fitzroy Newsagency. 337 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. (03) 9417 3017. FITZROY NORTH, 3068. North Fitzroy Newsagency. 224 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North. (03) 9489 8614. FOOTSCRAY WEST, 3012. Kingsville Newsagency. 339 Somerville Rd, Footscray West. (03) 9314 5004. FOREST HILL, 3131. Brentford Square Newsagency. 29-31 Brentford Sq., Forest Hill. (03) 9878 1882. FOREST HILL, 3131. NewsXPress Forest Hill. Shop 215, Western Entrance, Forest Hill. (03) 9878 2515. FOUNTAIN GATE, 3805. Fountain Gate Newsagency. Shop 1157 (Level 1), Fountain Gate. (03) 9704 6408. FRANKSTON, 3199. Beach Street Newsagency. 239 Beach St, Frankston. (03) 9789 9736. FRANKSTON, 3199. Foote Street Newsagency. c/ - Bayside Distribution Services. (03) 9783 4720. FRANKSTON, 3199. Frankston Newsagency. 5 Keys St, Frankston. (03) 9783 3253. FRANKSTON, 3199. Karingal Hub Newsagency. c/ - Bayside Distribution Services. (03) 9776 7744. FRANKSTON, 3199. Young Street Newsagency. 78 Young St, Frankston. (03) 9783 2467. GARDENVALE, 3186. See Brighton. GARFIELD, 3814. Garfield Newsagency Pty Ltd. 77 Main St, Garfield. (03) 5629 2533. GEELONG, 3220. Geelong Newsagency & Lotto. 139 Moorabool St, Geelong. (03) 5222 1911. GEELONG EAST, 3219. East Geelong Newsagency. 78A Garden St. (03) 5229 5109. GEELONG WEST, 3218. Manifold Newsagency. Shop 2, 132 Shannon Ave, Geelong West. (03) 5229 5897. GEELONG WEST, 3218. Murphy's Newsagency. PO Box 7133, Geelong West. (03) 5229 1973. GISBORNE, 3437. Gisborne Newsagency. Shop 20, Village Shopping Centre. (03) 5428 2632. GLADSTONE PARK, 3043. Gladstone Park Newsagency. Shop 164. (03) 9338 3921. GLEN HUNTLY, 3163. Glenhuntly Newsagency. 1164 Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly. (03) 9571 2551. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Glen Waverley News. Shop L2, 65 Glen S/C, Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley. (03) 9802 8503. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Kingsway Newsagency. 65 Kingsway, Glen Waverley. (03) 9560 9987. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Syndal Newsagency. 238 Blackburn Rd, Glen Waverley. (03) 9802 8446. GLENFERRIE, 3122. See Hawthorn. GLENROY, 3046. Glenroy Newsagency. 773 Pascoe Vale Rd, Glenroy. (03) 9306 9530. GRANTVILLE, 3984. Grantville Newsagency. Shop 4, 1509 Bass Hwy, Grantville. (03) 5678 8808. GREENSBOROUGH, 3088. Greensborough Newsagency. Shop 4-5 Greensborough. (03) 9435 1024. GREENVALE, 3059. Greenvale Newsagency. Shop 4 & 5, Cnr Mickleham & Greenvale Rds, Greenvale. (03) 9333 3154. GROVEDALE, 3216. Grovedale Newsagency. 19 Peter St. (03) 5243 1480. HADFIELD, 3046. Hadfield Newsagency. 120 West St, Hadfield. (03) 9306 5007. HAMPTON, 3188. Hampton Newsagency. 345-347 Hampton St, Hampton. (03) 9598 1239. HAMPTON EAST, 3188. Hampton East Newsagency. 412 Bluff Rd, Hampton East.(03) 9555 2821. HAMPTON PARK, 3976. Hampton Park Newsagency. Shop 3, Park Square, Hampton Park. (03) 9799 1609. HASTINGS, 3915. Hastings Newsagency. 56 High St. (03) 5979 1321. HAWTHORN, 3122. Glenferrie Newsagency.669 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. (03) 9818 2621. HAWTHORN EAST, 3123. Auburn Newsagency. 119 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East. (03) 9813 4838. HAWTHORN EAST, 3123. Auburn South Newsagency. 289 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East. (03) 9882 2009.

HAWTHORN WEST, 3122. Hawthorn West Newsagency. 44 Church St, Hawthorn. (03) 9853 6098. HEALESVILLE, 3777. Healesville Newsagency. (03) 5962 4161. HEIDELBERG, 3084. Heidelberg Newsagency. 128 Burgundy St, Heidelberg. (03) 9457 1098. HEIDELBERG WEST, 3081. Heidelberg Heights Newsagency. 35 Southern Rd, Heidelberg West. (03) 9457 2063. HEIDELBERG WEST, 3081. The Mall Newsagency. Shop 18, Heidelberg West. (03) 9457 4244. HIGHETT, 3190. Highett Newsagency. 2 Railway Pde, Highett. (03) 9555 1010. HIGHTON, 3216. Highton Newsagency. 7 Bellevue Ave. (03) 5243 4824, HOPPERS CROSSING, 3030. Hoppers Crossing Newsagency. 31 Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing. (03) 9749 2652, HUNTINGDALE, 3166. Huntingdale Newsagency. 291 Huntingdale Rd, Huntingdale. (03) 9544 1175. HURSTBRIDGE, 3099. Hurstbridge Newsagency. 800 Main Rd. (03) 9718 2045. IVANHOE, 3079. NewsXPress. 194-196 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. (03) 9499 1231. IVANHOE EAST, 3079. East Ivanhoe Newsagency. 262 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe East. (03) 9499 1720. KEILOR, 3036. Centreway Newsagency. 59 Wyong St, Keilor East, 3033. (03) 9336 2451. KEILOR, 3036. Keilor Newsagency. 700 Calder Hwy, Keilor. (03) 9336 7930. KEILOR DOWNS, 3038. Keilor Downs Newsagency. Shop 3, Keilor Downs Plaza, Keilor Downs. (03) 9310 9955. KEW, 3101. Cotham Newsagency. 97 Cotham Rd, Kew. (03) 9817 3840. KEW, 3101. Kew Newsagency. 175 High St, Kew. (03) 9853 8238. KEW NORTH, 3101. North Kew Newsagency. 93 Willsemere Rd, Kew. (03) 9853 9383. KEYSBOROUGH, 3173. Parkmore Newsagency. Parkmore Shopping Centre, Kensington. (03) 9798 4311. KILMORE, 3764. Kilmore Newsagency. 41 Sydney St. (03) 5782 1465. KILSYTH, 3137. Kilsyth Newsagency. 520 Mt Dandenong Rd. (03) 9725 6218. KINGSVILLE, 3012. See Footscray West. KNOX CITY. See Wantirna South KNOXFIELD, 3180. Knoxfield Newsagency. (03) 9764 8260. KOO-WEE-RUP, 3981. Koo Wee Rup Newsagency. 44-48 Station St, Koo Wee Rup. (03) 5997 1456. LALOR, 3075. Lalor Newsagency. 364 Station St, Lalor. (03) 9465 2698. LARA, 3212. Lara Newsagency. 44 The Centreway, Lara. (03) 5282 1419. L AVERTON, 3028. Laverton Newsagency. 12 Aviation Rd, Laverton. (03) 9369 1426. LEOPOLD, 3028. Leopold Newsagency. 45 Ash Rd, Leopold. (03) 5250 1687. LILYDALE, 3140. Lilydale Newsagency. 237 Main St. (03) 9735 1705. LOWER PLENTY, 3093. Lower Plenty Newsagency. 95 Main Rd. (03) 9435 6423. LOWER TEMPLESTOWE, 3107. See Templestowe Lower. MALVERN, 3144. Malvern Newsagency. 114 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. (03) 9509 8381. MALVERN, 3144. Malvern Village Newsagency. 1352 Malvern Rd, Malvern. (03) 9822 3761. MALVERN, 3144. Winterglen Newsagency Malvern Lotto. 167 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. (03) 9509 9068. MALVERN EAST, 3145. Central Park Newsagency. 393 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East. (03) 9509 9842. McCRAE, 3938. McCrae Newsagency, 675 Point Nepean Rd. (03) 5986 8499. McKINNON, 3204. McKinnon Newsagency. 148 McKinnon Rd, McKinnon. (03) 9578 4478. MELBOURNE, 3000. Mitty's Newsagency. 53 Bourke St, Melbourne. (03) 9654 5950. MELTON, 3337. Melton Authorised Newsagency. 383-385 High St, Melton. (03) 9743 5451. MELTON, 3337. NewsXPress. (03) 9743 5451. MENTONE, 3194. Mentone Newsagency. 24 Como Pde, Mentone. (03) 9585 3494. MERLYNSTON, 3058. Merlynston Newsagency. (03) 9354 1532. MIDDLE BRIGHTON, 3186. Middle Brighton Newsagency. 75-77 Church St, Middle Brighton. (03) 9592 1000. MIDDLE PARK, 3206. Middle Park Newsagency. 16 Armstrong St, Middle Park. MILDURA, 3500. Klemm's Mildura Newsagency. (03) 5302 1004. MILL PARK, 3082. Mill Park Authorised Newsagency. Stables Shopping Centre, Cnr Childs Rd & Redleap Ave, Mill Park. (03) 9436 4400. MITCHAM, 3132. Mitcham Newsagency. 503 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham. (03) 9873 1108. MOE, 3825. Yeatman's Newsagency. 3A Moore St, Moe. (03) 5127 1002. MONT ALBERT., 3127. Mont Albert Newsagency. 42 Hamilton St, Mont Albert. (03) 9890 1140. MONTMORENCY, 3094. Montmorency Newsagency. 41-43 Were St. (03) 9435 8893. MONTROSE, 3765. Montrose Newsagency. 912 Mt Dandenong Rd. (03) 9728 2057. MOONEE PONDS, 3039. Puckle Street Newsagency. 45 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds. (03) 9375 2264. MORDIALLOC, 3195. Mordialloc Newsagency. 574A Main St, Mordialloc. (03) 9580 5141. MORDIALLOC, 3195. Warren Village Newsagency. 87 Warren Rd. (03) 9580 3880. MORELAND, 3056. See Brunswick. MORNINGTON, 3931. Mornington Newsagency. 97 Main St, Mornington. (03) 5975 2099. MORNINGTON, 3931. Scribes Newsagency. Shop 1/10, Mornington Village, Mornington. (03) 5975 5849.

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MORWELL, 3840. Morwell Newsagency. 176 Commercial Rd, Morwell. (03) 5134 4133. MOUNT ELIZA, 3934. Mount Eliza Newsagency. 102 Mount Eliza Way. (03) 5974 2347. MOUNT MARTHA, 3934. Mount Martha Newsagency. 2 Lochiel Ave, Mount Martha. (03) 5974 2347. MOUNT WAVERLEY, 3149. Pinewood Newsagency. Shop 59, Centreway Shopping Centre, Mount Waverley. (03) 9802 7008. MOUNTAIN GATE, 3156. See Ferntree Gully. MT EVELYN, 3658. Mt Evelyn Newsagency. 1A Wray Cres. (03) 9736 2302. MULGRAVE, 3170. Northvale Newsagency. 901 Springvale Rd, Mulgrave. (03) 9546 0200. MULGRAVE, 3170. Waverley Gardens Newsagency. Shop 44, Waverley Gardens, Mulgrave. (03) 9547 5773. MURCHISON, 3610. Murchison Newsagency, Murchison. (03) 5826 2152, MURRUMBEENA, 3163. Murrumbeena Newsagency. 456 Nerrim Rd, Murrumbenna. (03) 9568 1959. NARRE WARREN, 3805. Narre Warren News & Tatts. Shop 1 Webb St, Narre Warren. (03) 9704 6495. NEWCOMB, 3220. Newcomb Newsagency, Geelong. (03) 5248 5434. NEWMARKET, 3031. Newmarket Newsagency. 294 Racecourse Rd, Newmarket. (03) 9376 6075. NEWPORT, 3015. Newport Newsagency. 6 Hall St, Newport. (03) 9391 2548. NIDDRIE, 3042. Niddrie Newsagency. 455 Keilor Rd, Niddrie. (03) 9379 3840. NOBLE PARK, 3174. Noble Park Newsagency. 22 Douglas St, Noble Park. (03) 9546 9079. NOBLE PARK, 3174. Variety Newsagency. 1268 Heatherton Rd, Noble Park. (03) 9546 7916. NORTH BALWYN, 3104. See Balwyn North. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. See West Melbourne. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. Haines Street Newsagency. 46 Haines St. (03) 9328 1195. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. News On Errol. (03) 9326 3744. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Croxton Newsagency. 509 High St, Northcote. (03) 9481 3624. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Northcote Newsagency. 335 High St, Northcote. (03) 9481 3725. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Northcote Newsplaza. (03) 9481 7130. NUNAWADING, 3131. Mountainview Newsagency. 293A Springfield Rd, Nunawading. (03) 9878 7887. NYAH, 3594. Nyah General Store. (03) 5030 2230. OAK PARK, 3046. Oak Park Newsagency. 120 Snell Grove, Oak Park. (03) 9306 5472. OAKLEIGH, 3166. Oakleigh Newsagency. Shop 61-63, Oakleigh. (03) 9563 0703. OAKLEIGH EAST, 3166. Oakleigh East Auth. Newsagency. 190 Huntingdale Rd, East Oakleigh. (03) 9544 4322. OAKLEIGH SOUTH, 3167. Oakleigh South Newsagency. (03) 9570 5833. OCEAN GROVE, 3226. Ocean Grove Newsagency. 82 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. (03) 5256 1779. PAKENHAM, 3810. Pakenham Newsagency. 99 Main St, Pakenham. (03) 5941 1243. PARKDALE, 3195. Parkdale Newsagencxy. 238 Como Pde. (03) 9580 1724. PASCOE VALE, 3044. Pascoe Vale Central Newsagency. 110 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale. (03) 9354 8472. PASCOE VALE, 3044. Coonans Hill News/Tatts/ Post Office. 67 Coonans Rd, Pascoe Vale South. (03) 9386 7465. PASCOE VALE SOUTH, 3044. Paper N Post. Pascoe Vale South. (03) 9354 1432. PEARCEDALE, 3912. Pearcedale Newsagency. Shop 14, Pearcedale Village Shopping Centre, Pearcedale. (03) 5978 6343. POINT COOK, 3030. NewsXPress. (03) 9395 0424. POINT LONSDALE, 3225. Point Lonsdale Newsagency. 99 Point Lonsdale Rd. (03) 5258 1159. PORT MELBOURNE, 3207. Port Melbourne Distribution. (03) 9681 8122. PORTARLINGTON, 3223. Portarlington Newsagency. Shop 1, 60 Newcombe St, Portarlington. (03) 5289 2892. PRAHRAN, 3181. Prahran Market Newsagency. Shop 3A Pran Central, Prahran. (03) 9521 1200. PRESTON, 3072. Northland Newsagency. Shop 3, Northland Shopping Centre. (03) 9478 2693. PRESTON, 3072. Preston Newsagency. 377 High St, Preston. (03) 9478 3001. PRESTON, 3072. Preston Town Hall Newsagency. 411 High St, Preston. (03) 9470 1630. PRINCES HILL, 3054. See Carlton North. QUEENSCLIFF, 3225. Queenscliff Newsagency. (03) 5258 1828. RESERVOIR, 3073. Reservoir Newsagency. 22 Edwardes St, Reservoir. (03) 9460 6317. RESERVOIR, 3073. Broadway Newsagency. 279 Broadway, Reservoir. (03) 9460 6510. RHYLL, 3923. Rhyll Newsagency. 41 Lock Rd, Rhyll. (03) 5956 9205. RICHMOND, 3121. Swan Street Newsagency. 108 Swan St, Richmond. (03) 9428 7450. RICHMOND, 3121. Vernons Newsagency. 308A Bridge Rd, Richmond. (03) 9428 7373. RINGWOOD EAST, 3135. Ringwood East Newsagency. 52 Railway Ave, Ringwood East. (03) 9870 6515. RINGWOOD NORTH, 3134. North Ringwood Newsagency. 182 Warrandyte Rd, North Ringwood. (03) 9876 2765. ROBINVALE, 3549. Robinvale Newsagency. (03) 5026 3264. ROCKBANK, 3335. Rockbank Newsagency. (03) 9747 1300. ROSANNA, 3084. Rosanna Newsagency. 135 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna. (03) 9459 7722. ROSANNA EAST, 3084. Banyule Newsagency. 55 Greville Rd, East Rosanna. (03) 9459 7027. ROSEBUD, 3939. Rosebud Newsagency. 1083 Nepean Hwy, Rosebud. (03) 5986 8359. RYE, 3941. Rye Newsagency. 2371 Point Nepean Rd, Rye. (03) 5985 2013. SANCTUARY LAKES, 3030. Sanctuary Lakes Newsagency. Shop 16, 300 Point Cook Rd. (03) 9395 4055. SALE, 3850. Sale Newsagency. (03) 5144 2070.

SAN REMO, 3925. San Remo Newsagency. 105 Marine Pde, San Remo. (03) 5678 5447. SANDRINGHAM, 3191. Sandringham Newsagency. 58-60 Station St, Sandringham. (03) 9598 1246. SEAFORD, 3198. Carrum Downs Newsagency. (03) 9782 6333. SEAFORD, 3198. Seaford Newsagency. 124 Nepean Hwy, Seaford. (03) 9786 1220. SEDDON, 3011. Seddon Newsagency & Lotto. 74 Charles St, Seddon. (03) 9687 1919. SEVILLE, 3139. Seville Newsagency. 654 Warburton Hwy. (03) 5964 2236. SHEPPARTON, 3630. Lovell's Newsagency. 246 Wyndham St, Shepparton. (03) 5821 2622. SOMERVILLE, 3912. Somerville Newsagency. Shop 24, Plaza, Eramosa Rd West, Somerville. (03) 5977 5282. SOUTHBANK, 3006. Melbourne Central Newsagency. 292 City Rd, Southbank. (03) 9690 3900. SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205. Clarendon Newsagency. 276 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. (03) 9690 1350. SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205. South Melbourne Newsagency. 358 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. (03) 9690 7481. SOUTH MORANG, 3752. South Morang Newsagency. 17-19 Gorge Rd. (03) 9404 1502. SPRINGVALE, 3171. Springvale Newsagency. 321 Springvale Rd, Springvale. (03) 9546 9235. ST KILDA, 3182. Esplanade Newsagency. 115 Fitzroy St, St Kilda. (03) 9525 3321. ST KILDA, 3182. St Kilda Junction Newsagency. 52 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. (03) 9510 1056. ST KILDA, 3182. Village Belle Newsagency. 161163 Acland St, St Kilda. (03) 9525 5167. ST LEONARDS, 3223. St Leonards Newsagency. Foreshore Rd, St Leonards. (03) 5257 1604. STRATHMORE, 3041. Napier Street Newsagency. 313 Napier St, Strathmore. (03) 9379 2603. STRATHMORE, 3041. Strathmore Newsagency. 15 Woodland St, Strathmore. (03) 9379 1515. SUNBURY, 3429. Sunbury Authorised Newsagency. 14 Brook St, Sunbury. (03) 9744 1220. SUNSHINE, 3020. Sunshine Newsagency. 3/282 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. (03) 9312 2654. SUNSHINE SOUTH, 3020. South Sunshine Newsagency. 22 Tallintyre Rd, Sunshine. (03) 9312 1629. TAYLORS LAKES, 3038. Watergardens Newsagency. Shop 92, Bay B (Near Safeway), Taylors Lakes. (03) 9449 1122. TEESDALE, 3328. Teesdale Newsagency. 1071 Bannockburn Rd. (03) 5281 5230. TEMPLESTOWE, 3106. Templestowe Newsagency. 122 James St, Templestowe. (03) 9846 2486. TEMPLESTOWE LOWER, 3107. Macedon News & Lotto. 25 Macedon Rd, Lower Templestowe. (03) 9850 2720. THORNBURY, 3071. Normanby Newsagency. 703 High St, Thornbury. (03) 9484 2802. THORNBURY, 3071. Rossmoyne Newsagency. 406 Station St,Thornbury. (03) 9484 6967. TOORADIN, 3980. Tooradin Newsagency. 94 South Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin. (03) 5996 3343. TOORAK, 3142. Hawksburn Newsagency. 529 Malvern Rd, Toorak. (03) 9827 3569. TOORAK, 3142. Toorak Village Newsagency. 487 Toorak Rd, Toorak. (03) 9826 1549. TORQUAY, 3228. Torquay Newsagency. 20 Gilbert St, Torquay. (03) 5261 2448. TOTTENHAM, 3012. Braybrook Newsagency. 127 South Rd, Tottenham. (03) 9364 8083. TULLAMARINE, 3045. Tullamarine Newsagency. 199 Melrose Dr, Tullamarine. (03) 9338 1063. UNDERA, 3629. Undera Newsagency. (03) 5826 0242. UPWEY, 3158. Upwey Newsagency. 18 Main St, Upwey. (03) 9754 2324. UPPER FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Upper Ferntree Gully Newsagency. (03) 9756 0171. VERMONT, 3133. Vermont Authorised Newsagency. 600 Canterbury Rd, Vermont South. (03) 9873 1845. VERMONT SOUTH, 3133. Vermont South Newsagency. 495 Burwood Hwy, Vermont South. (03) 9802 4768. WALLAN, 3756. Wallan Newsagency. 59 High St. (03) 5783 1215. WANDIN NORTH, 3139. Wandin North Newsagency. 18 Union Rd. (03) 5964 3339. WANTIRNA SOUTH, 3152. Knox City Newsagency. Shop 2080, Shopping Centre. (03) 9801 5050. WANTIRNA SOUTH, 3152. Wantirna South Newsagency. 233 Stud Rd.. (03) 9801 2310. WARRAGUL, 3820. Heeps Newsagency. 6 Victoria St, Warragul. (03) 5623 1737. WATSONIA, 3087. Watsonia Newsagency. 93 Watsonia Rd, Watsonia. (03) 9435 2175. WATTLE PARK, 3128. See Box Hill South. WERRIBEE, 3030. Werribee Newsagency. 16 Station Pl, Werribee. (03) 9741 4644. WERRIBEE, 3030. Werribee Plaza Newsagency. Shop 37, Shopping Centre, Werribee Plaza. (03) 9749 6766. WEST MELBOURNE, 3003. North Melbourne Newsagency. 178-182 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne. (03) 9328 1763. WESTALL, 3169. Westall Newsagency. 148 Rosebank Ave, Westall. (03) 9546 7867. WHEELERS HILL, 3150. Brandon Park Newsagency. Shop 28, Wheelers Hill. (03) 9560 5854. WHEELERS HILL, 3150. Wheelers Hill Newsagency. 200 Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill. (03) 9561 5318. WHITTLESEA, 3757. Whittlesea Newsagency. 59 Church St. (03) 9716 2060. WILLIAMSTOWN, 3016. Williamstown News & Lotto. 16 Douglas Pde, Williamstown. (03) 9397 6020. WINDSOR, 3181. Windsor Newsagency. 71 Chapel St, Windsor. (03) 9510 2030. WONTHAGGI, 3995. Wonthaggi Newsagency. 27A McBride St, Wonthaggi. (03) 5672 1256. WOORI YALLOCK. Woori Yallock Newsagency. (03) 5964 6008. YARRA GLEN, 3775. Yarra Glen Newsagency. (03) 9730 1392. YARRAVILLE, 3013. Yarraville Newsagency. 59 Anderson St, Yarraville. (03) 9687 2987. YEA, 3717. Yea Newsagency, 78 High St. (03) 5797 2196.


Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Page 41

Victoria Pictorial

Historic Photo Collection

● Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville. 1956.

● Collins St, with Town Hall and Manchester Unity building. 1956.

● Flinders Street, showing Princes Bridge

● Collins Street, from West End. 1956.

● Bourke Street, looking west

● Front view of Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne. 1956.

● Looking to Princes’ Bridge, from near boat sheds. 1956

● Town Hall, St Kilda, where Olympc fencing events were de-

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Movies, DVDs With Jim Sherlock and Aaron Rourke

What’s Hot and What’s Not in Blu-Rays and DVDs

● From left: Oscar winner Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams Jeremy Renner and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in the multi Oscar-nominated and acclaimed award-winning crime drama American Hustle. FILM: AMERICAN HUSTLE: Genre: Crime/Drama. Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. Year: 2013. Rating: MA15+ Running Time: 138 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: **** Verdict: This is a ripper! A super stylish 1970's crime-drama from the director of the Oscar winning Silver Linings Playbook of a con man and his seductive partner, who are forced to work for an unpredictable FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. The sledgehammer ensemble cast all excel with standout performances, most notably Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro who is absolutely chilling and unforgettable as a crime boss, and aided by eyepopping '70's period detail and filled brisk and often hilarious dialogue and knockout '70's soundtrack. Inspired by true events, American Hustle is also as much about a culture filled quirky characters and often bizarre, funny and tragic situations it presents with extraordinary flare and nail-biting excitement. Driven brilliantly by director David O. Russell from a crackling script by David O. Russell and Eric Singer, this richly detailed and colourful Martin Scosese-esque crime drama is a ripper, a rip roaring ride that you won't want to miss taking. FILM: THE HOBBIT - The Desolation of Smaug: Genre: Adventure/Fantasy. Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott. Year: 2013. Rating: M. Running Time: 161 Minutes. Format: DVD, BLU-RAY and BLU-RAY 3D. Stars: **** Verdict: In this sequel to 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey director Peter Jackson doesn't disappoint as the dwarves, the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and the Wizard Gandalf continue on their quest through dangerous territories to reclaim their mountainous homeland and valley's of gold, Erebor, guarded by the all powerful and legendary Dragon, Smaug. This is the one fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel have been waiting for, and they are in for the big treat! After setting up the characters and story in the first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is a full on, full throttle, no holds barred spectacle filled with thrills, chills, excitement and eye-popping imagery, a cinematic feast that devours everything in its path. And just when you thought you've seen it all, the final confrontation with the Dragon Smaug (brilliantly voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) is a jaw-dropping, awe inspiring experience of storytelling and technology unlike anything before! FILM: ANCHORMAN 2 - THE LEGEND CONTINUES: Genre: Comedy. Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Harrison Ford. Year: 2013. Rating: MA15+ Running Time: 119 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: None. Verdict: With the 70s behind him, a once top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, and his old team return to take New York's first 24-hour news channel and the world by storm. This follow up to 2004's cult hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is an embarrassingly unfunny turkey, and that's putting it mildly. It took ten years to bring this mess to the screen, and my sympathy goes to those who had to cough up hard earned money to see this at the box office. I heard star, co-writer and co-producer Will Ferrell say he felt like he had an 'out of body experience making Anchorman 2 .... well Will, it was not only an out of body experience for me, I had an out of stomach experience as well watching it. Turn To Page 49

Like Father, Like Son ■ (PG). 121 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas on April 17. Quietly and emotionally observant, Like Father, Like Son is the kind of satisfying cinematic experience that adult audiences crave for. Masaharu Fukuyama plays Ryota Nonomiya, a very successful businessman who prides himself on having a strong work ethic and a controlled, orderly home environment. His wife Midori (Machiko Ono) helps maintain this sense of structure, as does his six year-old son Nobuko (Jun Fubuki), who is pressured by his father to excel in a variety of areas, whether it be school or learning the piano. All this changes when Ryota and Midori are contacted by their hospital to inform them that the child they have been raising for six years isn't theirs, and that their son was actually switched at birth. Representitives from the hospital set up an introduction with the parents who that received the Nonomiya's child, Yudai Saiki (Lily Franky) and his wife Yukari (Yoko Maki). This allows the Saiki family to meet their real son as well. Yudai is the polar opposite of Ryota; a relaxed, occasionally irresponsible man who runs a local repair shop. But where Ryota is cool and distant, Yudai is open and warm-hearted, leading to a number of humurous encounters. The confronting proposition is put forward to both families; do they keep the child they have nurtured and loved for the last six years, or will biology rule the day with the children being given back to their rightful parents? In lesser hands this could have become overly manipulative and exaggerated, but in the hands of writer/director Hirokazu Kore'eda, this evolves into a delicate and tender drama, developing his characters in a real, convincingly natural manner. His work with children is again exemplary (anyone who has seen the heartrending Nobody Knows or the charming I Wish will undoubtably agree), and the way Kore'eda gets seemingly genuine responses from his young actors is a sight to behold, keeping this compelling story utterly believable. The whole cast is superb. A huge star in his native country, Fukuyama (who starred in the recent Midsummer's Equation, a highly entertaining mystery/drama that was a big-screen spin-off of the hit TV series Galileo, which also comes recommended) perfectly balances Ryota's steely surface with a growing awareness of what this distressing situation is doing to Nobuko. Ono is a tower of strength as Midori, as is Maki as Yukari, and author-turned-actor Franky (Tokyo Tower - Mom And Me, And Sometimes Dad / The Devil's Path / All Around Us) makes Yudai the kind of good-natured, flawed person that many people can relate to. Like Father, Like Son is a movie that earns the audience's respect and involvement, crafted by a gifted filmmaker (whose other notable credits include Afterlife, Distance, Still Walking, and Air Doll) who puts genuine people and emotion over caricatures and melodrama, and should be

sought-out by any movie-goer who wants something that is truly nourishing. RATING - ****½.

The Raid 2 ■ (R). 148 minutes. Last days in cinemas, coming soon to DVD and BluRay. After leaving action fans breathless with The Raid, editor/writer/director Gareth Evans returns with The Raid 2, which should have audiences feeling similarly exhilerated and exhausted. Picking up almost directly after the first film ended, Part Two sees a battered Rama (Iko Uwais) being ushered away to a secret location by a covert anti-corruption squad, lead by Bunawar (Cok Simbara). The bewildered officer is convinced to go undercover in an effort to bring down several dirty police officials, who are in the pockets of two major crime gangs, one Indonesian, the other Japanese. In order to do this, Rama is sent to prison so he can befriend Uco (Arifin Putra), the son of the Indonesian gang boss. The mission Rama thinks will take a matter of months ends up consuming over two years of his life, isolating him from his wife and young child. The emergence of a third gang, headed by the ruthless Bejo (Alex Abbad) threatens to cause this careful plan to come crashing down. The refreshing thing about The Raid 2 is that Evans doesn't merely rehash the original, but instead wants to build on the foundation he has created, expanding the world that the straight-arrow Rama has entered. From the lowly foot soldiers to the powerful bosses, Evans certainly wants to enter Godfather-type territory, and while it may not achieve those kind of heights, it's an ambitious approach that is both admirable and effective. A jump in budget also sees a more accomplished and visually impressive movie. Uwais is again dynamic as Rama, and remains an action hero who is human and likeable. A strong cast helps validate the sincere script, adding weight to the many extended dramatic sequences. The action, like in the first film, is dazzling, with brutal, brilliant martial arts work that appears jaw-droppingly realistic (the prison courtyard sequence is amazing). These extremely well-trained experts are so quick that sometimes the camera has trouble picking up all their moves. The Raid 2 is a commendable, worthy sequel that more than delivers the goods, and after draining moviegoers for two-and-a-half hours, it leaves the way open for Part Three. Bring it on. RATING - ****. Aaron Rourke DVDs and Blu-Rays kindly supplied by Video Vision, 177-179 Carlisle Street, Balaclava. A number of Hirokazu Kore'eda's films are available on DVD. The Raid is also available on both DVD and BluRay. For information or bookings on these titles please call 9531 2544.

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Comedy Festival ends Sunday SHOWS ■ Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF): Until April 20 at various venues. For full show details and bookings, visit: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2014/season/ ■ Red Stitch Theatre: This Year's Ashes (by Jane Bodie) Until April 19 at Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St., St Kilda East. Director: Tim Roseman. Bookings: 9533 8083 or email boxoffice@redstitch.net ■ La Mama: The Legend of King O'Malley (by Bob Ellis and Michael Boddy) Until April 20, Wed, Sun 6.30pm, Thurs - Sat 7.30pm at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St., Carlton. Director: Phil Rouse. Tickets: $25/$15. Bookings: 9347 6142 www.lamama.com.au ■ Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance: Yarn (Written and performed by Lily Fish) April 16 at 1.00pm at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton. Director: Andrew Gray. Free admission. No bookings required. ■ Peridot Theatre Inc: Social Play Reading: House Guest April 16 at 7.30pm at the Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd., Mt Waverley. Contact Alison Knight a8knight@bigpond.net.au ■ Present Tense Ensemble: The Major Bruce Sessions: Volume 1: Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf Wednesday, April 16 at 6.30pm at Ruby's Music Room, 132 Little Lonsdale St., Melbourne. Curated and arranged by Nate Gilkes and Bryce Ives. Tickets: $25 on door, $20 online. www.rubysmusicroom.com ■ La Mama: The Return of the Eric (performed by Scott Gooding), April 16 - 20 at La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St., Carlton. Director: Scott Brennan. Tickets: $25/$15. Bookings: 9347 6142 www.lamama.com.au ■ Williamstown Little Theatre: Proof (by David Auburn) April 24 - May 10 at 2 Albert St., Williamstown. Director: Jeff Saliba. Tickets: $25/$22. Bookings: 9885 9678. ■ Mordialloc Theatre Company: Talking Heads (by Alan Bennett) April 25 - May 10 at the Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers rd., Parkdale. Director: Judy Corderoy. Bookings: 9587 5141 or www.mordialloctheatre.com ■ Peridot Theatre: Heroes (adapted from Gérald Sibleyras's La Vent des Peupliers by Sir Tom Stoppard) April 25 - May 10 at 8.00pm, 2.15pm matinees on April 27 and May 3, 4.00pm twilight performance on May 4. Director: Geoff Hickey. Bookings: 9898 9090 or peridotboxoffice@yahoo.com.au ■ Geelong Repertory Theatre Company: Amadeus (by Peter Shaffer) April 25 - May 4 at the Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St., Geelong West. Director: Jacqui Connor. Tickets: $25 Bookings: 52251200 http://www.geelongrep.com.au ■ Malvern Theatre Company: Wicked Sisters (by Alma De Groen), April 25 - May 10 at 29 Burke Rd., East Malvern. Director: Lesley Batten. Tickets: $20 (no concession) Bookings: 1300 131 552 www.malverntheatre.com.au ■ Williamstown Musical Theatre Company: Gypsy, the Musical May 2 - 17 at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute, Cnr. Melbourne Rd. and Electra St., Williamstown. Director: Nicholas Kong; Musical Director: Daniel Heskett; Choreographer: Tamara Finch. Tickets: $32/$28. Bookings: 1300 881 545 www.wmtc.org.au ■ Sunshine Community Theatre - The Powderkeg Players: Family Spirits May 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 8.00pm and May 4 at 3.00pm at Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St., Sunshine North. Bookings: 0407 802 165. www.sunshinecommunitytheatre.com.au ■ Monash University Performing Arts Association/Melbourne Opera: Madame Butterfly May 3 at 8.00pm at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton. Conductor: Greg Hocking. Tickets: From $15.

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● Scott Hili (Bert Barry) with Stephanie Powell (Maggie Jones) in CLOC Musical Theatre’s 42nd Street. Photo: Richard Crompton ■ CLOC Musical Theatre celebrates its 100th production in the company’s 50th year, with the classic musical 42nd Street, being presented from May 16-31 at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on May 18, 24 and 25, at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley movie and musical, 42nd Street is a star-is-born story with spectacular song and dance routines and timeless, toe-tapping songs. CLOC’s show is directed by Alan Burrows, with choreography by Susan Lewis and musical direction by Bev Woodford. Tickets: $52/$47/$36. Bookings: 1300 362 547 www.cloc.org.au

● Dianne Mileo (Jeri Neal) Christine Muscat (Sheree) and Genevieve Ryan (Vernadette) in The Dixie Swim Club at Rosanna from May 1. Photo: David Belton ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company presents The Dixie Swim Club from May 1-17 at 8.00pm and May 4, 11 at 2pm at 36 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, and directed by Gayle Poor, The Dixie Swim Club is a lighthearted examination of the friendship of five Southern women over several decades, having bonded as members of a college swim team. They reconnect every August at a beach-front house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, free from husbands, kids and jobs, sharing hopes, concerns and apprehensions, doubts, disappointments and regrets. Tickets: $25/$22. Bookings: www.htc.org.au Bookings: 9457 4117.

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■ The creative team behind MLOC Pro‘THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE’ ductions’ June production of Thoroughly Modern Millie comprises an all-female powerhouse of talent and experience. Firstly, director Lyn Laister’s extensive dance background is invaluable in this dance-oriented show. Originally from Brisbane, Lyn has taught dance, performed, choreographed and directed in the Bayside area for over 25 years, including directing, choreographing and performing in Cats, for which she received a Music Theatre Guild of Victoria award. Musical director Stacey-Louise Camilleri is a seasoned performer, musician, director and choreographer, having been involved in a plethora of productions over the years. A private vocal coach and piano teacher, she holds a Bach. Arts (Music Theatre), and musical director credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical, Bugsy Malone, Hairspray, Lucky Stiff and Spring Awakening. Stacey-Louise is also working as the musical director at Viewbank College for their upcoming production of Hairspray. Choreographer Rhylee Nowell recently Musical director Stacey-Louise Camilleri (left), choreographer Rhylee Nowell moved to Melbourne from the Gold Coast, ● and director Lyn Laister. bringing over 35 years’ varied theatrical Director Lyn Laister says she is very ment, set in New York City in 1922, telling experience. A qualified dance teacher in jazz, tap, proud of the talented cast she, Stacey and the story of Millie Dillmount, newly arrived in the city in search of a new life. ballet and highland dancing, Rhylee has Rhylee have assembled. “Listening to the wonderful harmonies MLOC’s production is being presented performed in more than 80 shows around Australia and is an award-winning direc- and watching the dances come together is from June 13-21 at the Phoenix Theatre, tor and choreographer of cabarets, vari- always a thrill,” she says. 101 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood. Bookings: Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly www.mloc.org.au Enquiries: 9551 7514. ety shows, theatre restaurants and major constructed evening of madcap merrimusicals. - Cheryl Threadgold

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Observer Victorian Sport

Blind umpy has the surgery! ■ Yes I’ve had the eye surgery. Yes it was successful. Yes I have the other eye done in three weeks. And Yes to the multitude of fanatical, AFL fans, who yelled 60 odd years ago, with raucous voices when I was umpiring that I was ‘blind’. And where was my ‘white cane’? So belatedly accept my apologies! Perhaps it was a good thing because I earned the reputation of “letting the game flow” with a minimum of ‘whistle blowing’! Our game and its administrators will always be criticised. This past week it was about the poor crowds blamed on the boring football and the exorbitant prices of the food and drink. In respect to the boring spectacle the fans have to realise the game is all about winning. The coaches are judged on their success of wins, will the team make the finals and can they win the flag? In the final analysis who cares whether to win the coach has to choke the defence, eliminate the thrilling spectacle of great high marking with preference to the fisted punch in the pack and in so doing destroy the glamour of the goal-kicking full forwards who regularly booted 100 goals or more. Today up forward the dribble kick is preferred. It is not FOOTball. It is Dribble ball and Handball. And ‘turnovers’. We do have a saviour in the dominating Hawks whose success is built on pure, pin-pointed, perfect foot skills.

Harry Beitzel www.squidoo.com/harrybeitzel Well done Shane ■ It was my joy was to witness a near perfect umpiring display by veteran Shane McInerney, age 43 + years in the Collingwood v Geelong match in his 381 games performance. This man is a credit to his athleticism and endurance. He stamped on the ruck wrestling, the holding and blocking going for marks and would not allow the endless packs to form like most current umpires who wait an interminable time for a miracle to see the ball dribble out from frenzy hands.

He explained to young Magpie ruckman, Brodie Grundy, why his crude interference was penalised and hopefully this upcoming star took the advice on board. Umpire McInerney did influence his colleagues which is one of the reasons for mixing the umpiring teams of three with experience and youth. ★ One other observation concerns the bouncing of the ball in the centre to start each quarter and after a goal is kicked. The modern day ‘experts’ especially the on-ball ex player commentators are continually calling for the ‘throw-up’ and so entirely eliminate the bounce. Why? Because the majority of umpires cannot master the simple skill procedure for the perfect bounce. Fortunately Leigh Matthews, the player voted the Best of the Century, jumped into the debate and pointed out this is an ‘unique’ skill in our game and it should be retained. We spend fortunes on player skills but it amazes me no one bothers with this simple art in umpiring. It is pleasing to report young umpire, Nick Foot, No. 25, is very good at bouncing. I’m proud to be the sponsor to ‘keep the bounce’ unlike Jason Dunstall’s hate of the exciting ‘dribble’ goal.

ROUND5 Thursday, April 17 Brisbane Lions vs. Richmond (G) (N) Saturday, April 19 Collingwood vs. North Melbourne (MCG) Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle (SCG) (T) Essendon vs. St Kilda (ES) (N) West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide (PS) (T) Sunday, April 20 Adelaide Crows vs. GWS Giants (AO) Melbourne vs. Gold Coast Suns (MCG) Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton (ES) (T) Monday, April 21 Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn (MCG) ROUND6 Friday, April 25 Collingwood vs. Essendon (MCG) St Kilda vs. Brisbane Lions (WS) (N) Fremantle vs. North Melbourne (PS) (N) Saturday, April 26 Gold Coast Suns vs. GWS Giants (MS) Carlton vs. West Coast Eagles (ES) (T) Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans (MCG) (N) Sunday, April 27 Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows (ES) Richmond vs. Hawthorn (MCG) Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Cats (AO) (T)


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Observer Victorian Sport

Showbiz Extra ■ From Page 42

Top 10 Lists

Tussle for Sydney Cup ■ Punters are in two minds as to which way to go with the latest market on the Sydney Cup this Saturday. Top mare, Silent Achiever, if she runs will be hard to beat. The Mike Moroney-trained Voleuse De Coeurs, who likes it wet, could be hard to beat. It raced in last year's Melbourne Cup, before being transferred to the powerful staying stable of Moroney. Another Victorian galloper who is improving the Sydney way of galloping is the country trained Sertorius, who has come in sharply in the latest markets. Then you have the smart stayer, The Offer, from the strong Waterhouse camp, who won in great style recently. Of the others Opinion is not without a chance, and likes it wet.

ATC Oaks ■ The Kris Leestrained filly, Lucia Valentia, has firmed into outright favourtism after a big win in the wet recently. She has come right into 2-1 favourite from the Victoria filly Solicit, who ran on well for a good second behind Lucia Valentia, at Rosehill. Of the others don't leave out Zanbagh, my tip for the Oaks at $6. She was runner-up in the Victorian Oaks last November and finished fifth at her last outing after drawing out in the car park, and came from about 11th from the 300-metre mark to run fifth behind Lucia Valentia. She has been trained to the minute and will be very hard to beat. Of the other fillies, New Zealand Derby runner-up Rising Romance will improve on her last run.

Queen’s horse ■ Queen Elizabeth's horse, Carlton House, has firmed into favourite for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, on his last run in front of It's A. Dundeel, who improved at his last start

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and could be hard to beat. With the demise of Melbourne Cup winner, Fiorente, through injury, Silent Achiever comes right into calculations, if she starts.

More Than Ready ■ Vinery Studs champion sire, More Than Ready, continues to spread his wings when American galloper, Room Service, dead heated in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland recently, over 1700 metres. Part of s Stakes double, Room Service, a three-year-old filly by More Than Ready from Dream Lady, by Old Trieste and Rosalind, settled down to a thrilling duel over the closing stages, going to the line locked together. The judge couldn't separate them, and declared a dead-heat. Both fillies collected 60 points a piece for their connections, to qualify for the Group

One Kentucky Oaks on May 2. Room Service was homebred for Gary and Mary West, and hasn't stopped improving since winning her maiden at Kentucky Downs last September. She broke through at Stakes level in the Group 3 Hercomesthebride Stakes over 1800 metres at Gulfstream Park last month. More Than Ready mare, Ready Signal, added another notch to her stakes winning strike rate in the LR Powder Break Stakes over 1700 metres at Gulfstream Park recently. Ready Signal is a five-year-old mare by More Than Ready from Marwood by Marlin, and came off a breakthrough in stakes company after winning the LR Ten Palm Stakes over 1600 metres at the Florida Circuit last month. The Kentucky bred mare was a $ 190,000 purchase at the Ocala two-yearold sales in March 2011. Fellow Vinery

● Bendigo has a special raceday on April 23 jumping riders, Kevin Stud sire, Congrats, Wynne, and former weighed in with some Caulfield Cup winner, black-type of his own the Grey Bunratty a couple of weeks ago ■ The Bendigo Castle. when Holiday Magic ■ Well known Jockey Club will claimed the listed Bendigo man, Jack honour some of the Sophomore Fillies great trainers and their Hearps, and his good Stakes over 1400 horses at a special horse, Star Pyramul metres at Tampa Bay. raceday on Wednes- and Bonnie Bland and It was her second day April 23. Man'A' Million. stakes victory followThe Condo's Horse All of these names are ing a four-length run- Transport ‘Legends synonymous with thoraway win in the Brave of Bendigo’ Raceday oughbred racing in Raj Stakes at Calder will celebrate some of Bendigo, and have in the USA last Octo- the iconic names in contributed to the wonber. Bendigo racing in the derful history of horse It completed a tre- past 50 years. racing in the region. mendous 24 hours for The Club's Chief Garry Condon, the Vinery Stud after Executive, Ian Hart from Condo's Horse resident stallion, said: “This is the first Transport said: "Our Mossman, reached of what is planned to company is proud to the summit for sires in be an annual event, be associated with the the Group One Gold- where each year, the event having a strong en Slipper Stakes at club will recognise the client base in the reRosehill. deeds of well known gion and honouring His top filly, racing identities from some of the past Mossfun, was a wor- Bendigo together with greats of Bendigo.” thy winner of the $3.5 their best known For further inforhorses and will provide mation contact Ian million dollar event. The Vinery Stud the opportunity to cel- Hart, Chief Execucatalogued a draft of ebrate their achieve- tive, Bendigo Jockey 18 yearlings for the ments with family Club on 0414 431 107. members and Inglis Easter sales. We wish the Club racegoers". Our grateful thanks all the best for the big The inaugural ‘Leg- day on April 23 at to Conor Phelan from ends of Bendigo’ in- Bendigo. Vinery Stud, for the clude: info. ■ George Daniels, and the immortal Sailor's Guide, who went on to win in America. ■ The Yarra Valley ■ George Symons, Racing Club is preparand his good galloper, ing for a big day of Fontein. racing on ANZAC Day ■ Tom Torpy, and April 25, with plenty of his top horse Donbre- action planned for the dean. day besides the spec■ The Rawiller fam- tacular racing. ily including the two I will have the sons, Nash Rawiller, a honour of running the successful rider in two-up on the day beSydney and his brother tween 2pm and 4pm, Brad Rawiller among in respect to our serthe best in Victoria, vicemen and women are sure to be in atten- who served in all wars. ● It’s A Dundeel dance. Hope to see you Photo by SLICKPIX, phone 9354 5754 ■ One of our best there.

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FILM: FILTH (4/4/14): Genre: Crime/Drama. Cast: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent. Year: 2013. Rating: R18+ Running Time: 97 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: *** Verdict: The life of a bigoted sociopathic junkie Scottish cop who manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season as his life spirals out of control in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter. This is an over the top, in your face tale from Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. Driven with fierce energy and black humour, James McAvoy is a standout as he attacks his character ferocious energy and compelling conviction. There's something here to offend everone. However, it falls short being in the league of Oscar winning director Danny Boyle's groundbreaking Trainspotting and you can only wonder what the outcome may have been had Danny Boyle been at the helm. This is not exactly a picture postcard or commercial for the Scottish Tourism industry. You have been warned. - James Sherlock

The Last Word ■ The trouble with alarm clocks is that they always go opff while you’re asleep. ■ The computer is a great invention. There are as many mistakes as ever, but now they are nobody’s fault. ■ While we are riddcing the country of radicalism, communism, socialism, and facism, why not include rheumatism.

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Observer Victorian Sport Racing Briefs

3 nights of racing ■ The focus of the week has been on Mildura with the annual Pacing Cup Carnival taking place consisting of three night's racing - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Whilst the locals enjoyed a good night on the Tuesday, so did the visitors - Ballarat's Colin Holloway and reinsman son Brett successful with 4-Y-0 gelding Excuse To Live in the 2nd Heat of the Mildura Working Man's Club Pace, Melton's Lance Justice the 1st Heat of the Mildura Pacing Cup with Machin Out, Long Forest duo Andy and Kate Gath the 1st Heat of the Mark Gurry & Associates Cup with Graybuck and Bannockburn's Geoff Webster the 2nd Heat of the Pacing Cup with Flaming Flutter driven by Greg Sugars.

Winners at Cobram ■ At Cobram on Wednesday, the Goulburn Valley waswell to the fore - Kialla's Peter Hornsby scoring with Nica Macdonon, Gavin Blake (Echuca) with Robbie Zuve, Steve Boyington (Kialla) with Magic Moment Lombo and Darryl Hill (Kaarimba) with Lust. Bendigo's Garry Graham was victorious with Endorsement (Haydon Gray), as was Avenel's David Aiken with Dizzy Interest (Chris Alford). Narrandera visitor Shaun Snudden landed a stable double with Thunder Tom and Transaction both handed to perfection by Victorian Leigh Sutton who is now attached to the stable.

Sent ahead mid-race ■ The most impressive winner on the day at Cobram was Courage Under Fire/Pareen gelding Smokey Quartz in the Wadeson Family 3-Y-0 Pace over 2170 metres. Trained and driven by Monegeetta's David Miles, Smokey Quartz bred and raced by John Dorrington under the banner of Dorro Nominees Pty Ltd possied well back in the running line from gate four on the second line, before being sent forward mid-race to park outside the heavily supported Jack Starzzz first up for David Aiken's barn. Showing plenty of staying prowess, Smokey Quartz proved too strong at the finish for the leader in a rate of 2-02.7 on the wet track, with the rank outsider The Waratah third.

Fisrt win in 11 trips ■ At Bray Raceway Ballarat on Wednesday evening, Ararat trainer Ian (Bomber) Boyd snared the M & L McLean Cleaning Services Trotters Mobile for T0 class over 2200 metres with 4-Y-0 Wind Cries Maori/Katie Page 4-Y-0 mare Brisharlo in a rate of 2-05. Raced by Ian, Darren (Dasher) Davies and families, Brisharlo with Mick Bellman in the sulky led virtually throughout from outside the front line to defeat Caledonian Breeze and Im Not A Trotter to record her first victory in 11 outings.

Winners of interest ■ Other winners of interest on the program were Lierre Noir for Alan and Amy Tubbs (Bacchus Marsh) and Happy Hombre (Barry Lawrence Melton) with Ginger Gleeson in the sulky.

Wet day at Bendigo ■ At a rather wet Bendigo on Thursday, Melton's Mario Azzopardi scored with Tiavons Dream in the Bertocchi Smallgoods 3-Y-0 Vicbred Trotters Mobile, as did veteran Echuca trainer/driver Ron Gilligan with Salute The Wind in the Aldebaran Park Trotters Handicap. Marong trainer John McDermott was successful with Whata Avenue (Lisa Miles) in The Probus Club Of Victoria Friendship Day Pace and Melton's Rod Petroff landed the Bendigo Bank Vicbred Pace with smart 4-Y-0 mare McRita.

Mildura Cup family affair ■ Eight-year-old Jet Laag/Preserved entire Im Blue Double Dee was victorious in taking out its 57th running of the $50,275 (Group 2) Park Douglas Printing Mildura Pacing Cup for M0 or better class horses over 2600 metres at Mildura on Saturday April 13. In what was a real family affair, Im Blue Double Dee trained at Bathurst (NSW) by Steve Turnbull, raced by wife Jenny and driven by daughter Amanda settled four back along the markers after starting from gate two on the second line, with the polemarker Maastricht leading as the start was effected keeping the favourite Flaming Flutter (gate three) wide and Machin Out even wider on the track from outside the front row. Driven with aggression by Greg Sugars, Flaming Flutter was able to assume control within a lap. The action didn’t stop there however, as runs came thick and fast with Hilltop Hustler and Mark Dennis both making forward moves through the middle stages. This allowed Shayne Cramp aboard the home town hero Washington Heritage to ease away from three back the markers into the running line mid-race after starting from inside the second line and going forward to park outside the leader with a lap and a half to travel. Metro Mike (Mark Hayes) was set alight three wide from near last at the bell, with Villagem and Glenn Douglas immediately latching to his back. Putting his foot to the floor at the bell, Cramp and Washington Heritage pressured the leader which kicked away on the final bend. While all this was going on, Im Blue Double Dee which had moved to be three back the markers after Washington Heritage left the inside appeared to be travelling kindly approaching the final bend. Gaining an inside passage on turning (no sprint lane), Im Blue Double Dee ran home best to score by two metres in a thrilling finish over a game Flaming Flutter, with Maastricht running the race of her life to finish third , nine metres away. Both the runner up and third placegetter shifted away from the inside on straightening. Kotare Roland finished fourth after following the winner throughout. In quarters of 30.7, 31.7, 29.7 and 28.4 for the final mile, Im Blue Double

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Dee returned a mile rate of 1-59.1 for the journey, nine tenths of a second outside Safari’s 1-58.2 set in 2007 and in winning, took his stakes tally to almost $200,000. A winner of 21 races from 110 outings prior to the race, Im Blue Double Dee has been a consistent performer in the western part of NSW since he first graced the tracks. Im Blue Double Dee was the fourth NSW trained winner of the prestigious race, the others being Wongala Glen (Bill McKenzie 1965), Dillon Light (Kevin Robinson 1973) and Ben’s Image (Vic Frost 1987), although Wongala Glen did the majority (if not all) of his racing in Victoria as he was trained just across the Murray River from Swan Hill. It was also the second time that the fairer sex has won the Cup, the other being Kerryn Manning aboard Go Charles in 2001.

Nostalgia ■ Memories of a bygone era were revived at the Cranbourne Trots on Sunday April 6, when 5Y-0 Modern Art/Schere gelding Wills Son greeted the judge in the Mark Gurry & Associates Pace for C0 class over 1609 metres carrying the colours of the late Lloyd Coram - dark blue, yellow diamonds and sleeves. Trained in the name of Lloyd's widow Rosemary at the family property in Bangholme, Wills Son bred and raced by daughter Georgina was driven by Georgie's close friend Simone Walker, settling mid-field in the moving line from gate two, with polemarker Glenmars Tiger leading. Commencing a forward move at the bell, Wills Son sustained a long run to score a strong 3.2 metre victory in advance of Glenmar Tiger who was no match over the concluding stages,

with Great Caesar Ghost third. The mile rate 2-00.5. Lloyd and brother Bruce were sons of legendary Inter Dominion winning trainer/driver Ben Coram (Dan's Son - 1937) who also had two very good horses by the name of Miraculous and Modern Miracle who were regularly in the winners stall in the halcyon days of the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Settled ■ At Maryborough on Monday, Nagambie's Chris Lang (Jnr) was successful in taking the Aldebaran Park Monte for T0 or better class over 2190 metres with ex-Kiwi 6-Y-0 Sundon/Dispride gelding Lysenko. Ridden by cross country hoop Paul Hamblin, Lysenko stepped cleanly from the 10 metre mark, but took a while to muster speed, settling at the rear of the field, with last season's Monte specialist Optimum leading. Gradually making ground to be three back along the markers at the bell, Lysenko was let down in the final circuit and cruised to the front on the home turn to score an untouched 6.4 metre victory over Optimum and Chipmont Lad which followed his stablemate throughout , returning a mile rate of 2-09.1. Paul Hamblin has been a regular competitor in the Monte races and finally landed his first winner.

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■ All eyes were on Mildura on Thursday night for the running of the $14,505 Seelite Windows & Doors Mildura Trotters Cup for T5 or better class over 2600 metres, with Kiwi bred four year old Monarchy/Sunny Gem gelding Unico Crown scoring a brilliant all the way victory. Trained at Lara by Dean Braun and driven by the stable's number one reinsman Chris Alford, Unico Crown began smoothly from the pole to lead and rated to perfection around the tight circuit, ran out an easy 7.7 metre victor in advance of Sandys Boy which trailed, making no impression in the run home, with Monte specialist Motu Young Jacob a further 2.7 metres back in third place from a 20 metre handicap after racing mid-field in the moving line. With quarters of 31.1, 31.1, 31.2 and 29.9 for the last 1609 metres, Unico Crown returned a mile rate of 2-05.5, well outside Si Capisco's track record of 2-03.3 set in 2012. Unico Crown has made only one blemish since crossing the Tasman, when unable to handle the tiny Boort track in the Boort Trotting Cup. Earlier in the evening the VSTA Trotters Handicap for T0 to T4 class over 2190 metres was taken out by the Brent Lilley (Bolinda) trained and Lance Justice driven in-form five year old gelding Like It Chilled, a son of Sundon and Rite Effort. Raced by Bruce and Margaret Dalton, Like It Chilled coming from a solo 20 metre backmark settled six back along the markers, with the South Australian visitor Buff Orpington leading out from from the pole before going off stride entering the straight on the first occasion which allowed The Final Cut to take over. Set alight racing for the bell, Like It Chilled was able to stride clear when the leader galloped a lap out. Travelling easily, Like It Chilled coasted to the wire by 18 metres in a rate of 2-08.4 over Candy Digger which was always handy, with Featherfoot Sun another SA raider third.

Winners at Mildura ■ Other visitors to salute the judge on the night at Mildura were : Morior Invictus (Mick Stanley Haddon) with Gavin Lang in the cart, Charli Springfield (Peter and Katrina Salathiel Goornong), Liston (Shaun Kittel -Terang) with Mick Bellman and Sacred Art for veteran South Australian trainer Jim Hurley and Mark Billinger.

Return to the list ■ At Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday, David Aiken's 7-Y-0 Our Sir Vancelot/Troys Dream gelding Composed returned to the winners list for the first time in a eighth month period when victorious in the Cockfighters Ghost Wines Pace for M1 class over 1720 metres, defeating Lombo Cloud Nine and Johnny Quid in a brilliant rate of 1-53.7. Other TP winners were : Josephine Jones (Anna Farrell - Ballan), Mindarie Priddy (David Miles Monegeetta), Weallwantano (Kevin Brough Heywood with Matt Craven in the sulky), Aleppo Midas (Michelle Eastman - Shelbourne with Kerryn Manning driving), Lovable Larrikin (Gaita Pullicino - Rockbank and Daryl Douglas). Bacchus Marsh father and daughter Alan and Amy Tubbs enjoyed a great night with both Blazeaway Macray and Milliondollar Wave winning their respective races. - Len Baker