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Even if stoner comedies (Cheech and Chon g et al) aren’t your bag, this action-packed laugh fest should keep you entertained. The stor y revolves around a lazy court process ser ver (Seth Rogan) and his ev en lazier marijuana dealer ( James F ranco) and ho w they wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he w itnesses his dealer ’s boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. Everyone won’t love it, but it’s very funny.

D.R.I Friday, May 2 • HI Fi, Sydney For the past 30 y ears, D.R.I. have been a t the top of the aggressi ve, hardcore-punk thrash tree along with the lik es of Suic idal Tendencies. Throughout this time, they ’ve been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain tr ue to their pure punk roots. Still ac tively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they’re a little older now, but time hasn’t gotten the best of the Dirty R otten Imbeciles. They’re still thrashing just as hard and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I. From their incendiar y debut – 198 3’s ‘Dirty R otten’ to their last studio album ‘F ull Speed Ahead’, these guys ha ve been f lying the thrash f lag and as y ou will see when they touch do wn next month, they are certainly not slowing down any time soon.

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The first big-budget flick from indie director Ken Scott (‘Starbuck’, ‘Sticky Fingers’) tells the rather implausible story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), who finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. In the midst of all this, Wozniak’s girlfriend (Cobie Smulders) discovers she is pregnant and is unsure if the devil-may-care father of 100 or so can settle down and commit to life as a family man. There is a surprising depth here, with Vaughn forced to confront questions of maturity.

ABBA ABBA GOLD: 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Out Now L ove them or ha te them, there ’s no denying that Australia has been all up in ABBA’s business since the g et- go so i t’s probably a f ree kick tha t this 40th anniversary collection will sell like hotcakes. Also, i t’s w orth poin ting out tha t while the one-time Eurovision winners are often written off as thro waway pop, when y ou put son gs lik e ‘Danc ing Queen ’, ‘ Super Trouper’ and ‘ Gimme Gimme Gimme ’ against some of toda y’s thro waway pop , Benny, Bjorn Agnetha and Frida are freaking geniuses. The arrangements are glorious, the harmonies di vine. This bumper repackaging of the original ‘ ABBA G old’ compilation features the original comp , a second disc of even more ABBA hits and a third disc of b-sides and rarities.

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same time Boom Boom was in the charts. It turned out he was in to the son g and we eventually met up w ith him and w ere invited to play his last show in Sydney and the next thing we knew we were signed to his label,” he said. “The guy has such a great business mind as w ell as bein g a really cool guy – he ’s completely down to earth.” The rela tionship has already started to bear f ruit w ith the c rew spendin g three weeks in the Sta tes on a promo tour last year as w ell as openin g for P itbull and Kei$ha on their North American tour. But for now, it’s all about the #Hype and Bellesini said that having five other people to rely on, on the road, makes the prospect that much more e xciting. “If I was solo , I think it would be much harder just to stay motivated and stuff like that, but because we’re such a tigh t-knit crew we’re always there for each other and alwa ys there to help push each other creatively.” TE is giving you the chance to win a double pass to see J ustice Crew . T o en ter, email your name and contact details to editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au, with “Justice Crew” in the subject line, by no later than 5pm on Tuesday, April 22. W inners will be notified by phone.

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Go deep for Winton classic Based on T im W inton’s c lassic c hildren’s book, Spare Parts P uppet Theatre’s The Deep is a breathtaking theatre experience for the whole family. This superbly crafted puppetry show will t ransport you to a m agical u nderwater w orld f or a t hrilling ad venture with a cast of weird and wonderful sea creatures as a y oung g irl is c hallenged to overcome her greatest fears. Every day, Alice and her family go to the jetty for a swim and every day Alice watches from the rail. She is too scared to s wim whe re t he o cean t urns f rom green to blue - u ntil, thanks a f riendly dolphin, Alice forgets to be scared and just swims. Artistic dir ector Phillip Mitchell s aid the joyous pro duction w as t he p erfect outing for families. “At t he H eart of t he w ork i s a de sire to inspire audience members to follow their instincts and be courageous in the pursuit of summertime fun,” he said. The Deep will be on at the Civic Theatre from Tuesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 24. TE is giving you the chance to win a fa mily pass (two adults and two children) to see The Deep on Tuesday, April 2 2. T o e nter, e mail y our n ame and c ontact det ails to editorial@ newcastlepost.com.au with The Deep in the subject line by no later than 5pm on Mo nday Ap ril 2 1. Wi nners w ill b e notified by phone.

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’m a l ittle bit country, I’m a l ittle bit ro ck a nd ro ll,” s ang D onnie and M arie O smond i n 1 976, bu t the phrase couldn’t be more apt when talking about Aussie country singer-songwriter Jayne Denham. Denham, who will be in town this weekend, has, across the course of three albums, created a high-energy, ramped up brand of country she h as d ubbed “re negade c ountry” so it would make sense that her latest long pl ayer a nd f irst w ith new l abel A BC Music is named, simply, Renegade. “My s tyle h as a lways b een re ally h igh energy but, with ‘Renegade’ I really wanted to ramp things up,” she told TE. To assist on the rockier side of things, Denham r ecruited B aby A nimals g uitarist D ave L eslie t o l ay s ome ro ck a nd ro ll swagger o ver pro ceedings a nd she a lso employed t he ser vices of former Sherbert member a nd c ountry m usic pro ducer extraordinaire G arth P orter ( Lee K ernaghan, J ames Bl undell, Gi na J efferies) t o produce the record. “After he aring m y f irst re cord [ Sudden Change i n W eather, 20 08] G arth r ang me and told me that he loved what I was doing – h e is r eally pa ssionate a bout A ustralian country m usic a nd I g uess he ju st s aw something about this Aussie country chick

JAYNE DENHAM EDGEWORTH BOWLING CLUB FRIDAY, APRIL 18 who is a little rough around the edges,” she said. “He really gets me as an artist, which made working with him that much easier.” Good mate Shannon Noll even threw his hat into the ring for ‘Renegade’, writing the track Beyond T hese Ci ty L ights as w ell as performing it with Denham on the album.

“Having Shannon involved was just amazing,” she s aid. “I had toured with The Noll Brothers a nd w e met u p a t a f estival a nd he said that he had a song that he thought I might really like and, for me, there couldn’t have been a more p erfect duet – y ou can’t get much more Aussie than Shannon Noll.”

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Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are the first to admit a sequel is never quite as good as the original but in their seventh big screen outing, Jim H enson’s c reations gi ve i t a solid g o and produce some laugh-out-loud moments in Muppets Most Wanted. This latest caper sees the Muppets pick up where their last film left off, cashing in on their renewed popularity by embarking on a world tour. Their tour manager (Ricky Gervais) is plotting with the World’s Most Dangerous Frog, Kermit lookalike, Constantine, to pull off a massi ve jewel heist. F eaturing a star-stud ded c ast, with c ameos f rom the lik es of L ady Gaga, P Did dy and Usher and Celine Dion, Tina Fey steals the show as love-struck Russian prison guard, Nadya and G ervais is a barrel of fun as Constantine’s Number Two, Dominic Badguy - pronounced bad-g ee, it’s French, of course. Whether you’re an adult who grew up on the original Muppet movie or are just lookin g to en tertain the kids for a couple of hours, Muppets Most Wanted delivers the laughs.

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TH H E OT OTHE HER R THE OTHER WOMAN When the girlf riend (C ameron Diaz) of a seemin gly perfec t guy (Nik olaj CosterWaldau) disco vers he has a w ife (L eslie Mann), the tw o w omen team up w ith yet another of his “ other w omen” (Ka te Upton) to plot an ingenious revenge. Directed b y Nick C assavetes ( The Notebook, My Sister’s Keeper), The Other Woman fea tures an all- star c ast, headed by Diaz and Mann and back ed up b y the likes of pop star Nicky Minaj and D on Johnson.

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Director extraordinaire Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The D arjeeling Limit ed) has hi t i t for six again w ith an offerin g that is equal parts funny, poignant and thrilling. The film tells the tale of Zero ( Tony Revolori), a y oung immigrant who comes to The Grand Budapest H otel as a lobb y boy under the tutelage of top conc ierge M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes). When M. Gustave is framed for murder it is up to Zero to help M. Gustave escape from prison and clear his name. Quite simply, I couldn’t fault this film. The story was entertaining, the cast was fantastic and Anderson’s direction brilliant. Ralph Fiennes shone as M. Gusta ve, charming the pants (quite literally) off the hotel ’s elderly female guests and (not li terally) me, while Tony Revolori, as Zero, will be a face to watch. However, what really gave this film its spark was the Anderson touch, with his trademark trackin g shots, use of symmetr y and creative use of colour ad ding those finishing touches tha t make The Grand Budapest Hotel the best film I’ve seen this year.

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hile they may’ve been a little quiet on t he re cording f ront of l ate, w ith th eir l ast al bum Mousetrap Heart dropping in 2010, don’t go thinking that Thirsty Merc have run out of puff. After a m assive Au stralian s ummer tour earlier this year, the band are gearing up for another party – the Freakin’ Autumn tour. “Yeah we’re actually kicking off the tour tonight and we’re all really excited – there’s a re ally g reat f eeling i n t he b and a t t he moment – i t’s a g reat time to be a me mber of T hirsty M erc,” f rontman R ai T histlethwaite told TE. With m ore th an 2 00,000 al bum s ales under t heir b elts a nd s uch c lassic p oprock f are a s In the S ummertime, Someday Someday an d 20 G ood Re asons in th eir gig bag, it’s pretty much a free kick that Thirsty Merc have well and truly left their melody driven mark on the Aussie music landscape. Thistlethwaite s aid, a fter a n i ntensive period of re cording and touring from their debut self-titled album in 2004 through to Mousetrap Heart, the band felt a sabbatical was in order. “I guess we were pretty busy with three

THIRSTY MERC THE DEPOT ON BEAUMONT THURSDAY, MAY 1 albums back to back – we really needed a break from it all to fill up the wind in the sales again,” he said. To that end, Thistlethwaite relocated to LA in 2012 (he now splits his time between LA and Sydney) to pursue a s olo career. Under the moniker of Su n Rai, Thistlethwaite has released one E P, Pocket Music, and is about

to drop the follow-up Escargot this month. While Thistlethwaite seems to be making some serious in-roads into the US market, he said he was still as passionate about Thirsty Merc as he ever was. In fact, fans who have been holding t heir breath for new m aterial could soon exhale with abandon. “We were in the studio earlier this year and

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around a t 80km/h inside a steel orb only 4-meters wide. Those with a fear of clowns need not worry. The comic relief providers here are non- threatening in appearance. Minimal facial makeup and no big noses or crazy hair. Importantly, the show provides something for ev erybody. While the chil dren will find themselves giggling at the antics of the clo wns and performances f rom miniature horses, adults w ill appreciate the skill in volved in the knife- thro wing and aerial acts. W ith 20 ac ts pack ed in to more than two hours of ac tion, i t’s a fast - moving package that will well and truly hold the kids’ in terest. High- tech ligh ting and stunning costumes ad d immensely to the spectacle. The circus is conducted in an intimate 1000- seat ten t, so ev en if y ou find yourself seated in the back rows, you are close to the action. The Great Moscow Circus is on a t the TAFE Oval on Mai tland Rd, Tighes Hill until April 27 as part of a na tional tour which co vered 72, 000km in the past three years.

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he Great Moscow Circ us’ general manager Greg Hall has a v ery full wine cellar. Mr Hall, who has been r unning the show for 40 y ears, e xplained he has issued a challenge to many circus-cynics over the years. “I tell them tha t if they aren ’t bedazzled by the sho w, I w ill buy them a nice bottle of shiraz,” he said. “But if they are, they have to buy me a bot tle. I c an say that I’ve never had to buy one.” Against those od ds, I wasn ’t prepared to tak e him on - a g ood dec ision in hindsight as this tr uly is w orld- class entertainment. Under the direction of Michael Edgley, the ac ts are ref reshed each time the circus visits Australia, which is generally every three to four years. One exception to that rule, however, is The Globe of D eath. The dramatic name has ev ery chance of pro ving acc urate as y ou see fi ve motorbik es whiz zing

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