BOOK REVIEW: JANE BULL – THE BEST EVER BAKING BOOK

  The Best Ever Baking Book could also be called, “My First Ever Baking Book.” This colourful volume is written by Jane Ball who has penned numerous children’s books about crafts, cooking and activities, all of which make a good resource over the school holiday break. In this vibrant hardcover, she introduces youngsters to the world…

BOOK REVIEW: MARTIN HANDFORD- WHERE’S WALLY? THE TOTALLY TERRIFIC TIN

Where’s Wally? The Totally Terrific Tin packages together the first three Where’s Wally? books. For Australian readers, Wally was the much-loved but elusive travelling man who was created by Martin Handford. Wally was mostly hidden in complex, crowd scenes in a series of different picture books. This tin seems like a nice little keepsake, and handy for travelling,…

DVD REVIEW: CAFE SOCIETY

  It seems that La La Land is not the only film to look affectionately at some halcyon days in Hollywood. Woody Allen’s Café Society manages to do this as well as celebrating the jazzy nightlife of New York. This is a light yet fun film that is like a love letter to old money and its trappings,…

DVD REVIEW: FORCES OF NATURE

  In Forces of Nature Professor Brian Cox answers the questions a child is likely to ask you. Why is every snowflake different? Why are honeycombs made up of hexagons? What is motion, etc.? This documentary series takes a leaf out of David Attenborough’s book by combining stunning natural scenes (where the high-definition video alone is…

DVD REVIEW: WALT DISNEY – HIS LIFE & LEGACY

  The documentary series, “Walt Disney – His Life & Legacy” allows us all to jump into the wonderful and colourful world of Disney. It’s one that is extremely interesting and exciting. Plus, it’s not all about colourful fantasy lands and spoonfuls of sugar but rather, it shows a complex and captivating human being and…

FILM REVIEW: A WALK IN THE WOODS

If Felix and Oscar from The Odd Couple decided to become Grumpy Old Men and go on a hike then what you’d get is the film A Walk In The Woods. The latter is actually an adaption of author and travel writer Bill Bryson’s book of the same name and is an account of his trek…

COMEDY REVIEW: PAUL MCDERMOTT IN PAUL SINGS @ ENMORE THEATRE (03.05.2013)

Paul Sings wasn’t strictly a comedy show. Or a concert. It may have been considered a cabaret. But what we did see was Paul McDermott, the former Doug Anthony All Star, GNW Host and star of The Sideshow singing songs from the different guises he’s adopted over the course of his career. McDermott was joined by a four…

COMEDY REVIEW: STEPHEN K. AMOS @ ENMORE THEATRE (04.05.2012)

Stephen K. Amos is pretty fly (for an English guy). The Americans have mistaken him for Geoffrey from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air while the Thais thought he was Samuel L. Jackson. He didn’t mind being called the latter until he discovered that the actor is 63-years-old. His show, Laughter Is My Agenda, had a…

COMEDY REVIEW: FRANK WOODLEY @ SEYMOUR CENTRE (03.05.2012)

Bemusement Park started rather curiously with the announcement of the winner of the Olympic 400m sprint. The gold medal holder was, of course, Frank Woodley who entered the stage in head-to-toe Lycra à la Cathy Freeman. He then proceeded to take the body suit off in a moment reminiscent of Mr. Bean taking off his…

COMEDY REVIEW: DANNY BHOY @ ENMORE THEATRE (30.04.2012)

Scottish-Indian comedian, Danny Bhoy looks 21. But he talks with the wit and wisdom of a 50+ year old (that’s meant to be a compliment by the way). And in reality he falls somewhere between the two at the humble age of 38. The Messenger (Please Don’t Shoot) Extended show at the Enmore was a…