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Review / ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (PG) ***

THREE years after delighting audiences with observations of a group of ageing Brit expats whose lives have followed varying paths, writer Ol Parker and director John Madden revisit them still living in the Indian hotel owned by Sunny (Dev Patel) whose business skills don’t match his ambition. This time he’s in California seeking financing to […]

Review / ‘Project Almanac’ (M) **

IN this debut feature by director Dean Israelite and writer Andrew Deutschman, five Georgia high-school kids led by David (Jonny Weston) playing around with stuff like mobile phones, camcorders, rechargeable batteries and various chemicals, crack the technical problems that hitherto have confounded hopeful time travellers. That’s a fair-enough premise for a lightweight movie about an […]

Win tickets to a day of Black Opal luxury

The look and feel of the Seppelt Marquee exudes urban sophistication, with a contemporary style and polished finish and “CityNews” has two double passes – valued at $550 each – for Black Opal race day on March 8 to give away, with the compliments of ACTTAB.
Luxurious velvets and shimmering leathers and vinyls add warmth, texture and a nostalgic comfort to the surroundings and one could mistake being in a New York cocktail lounge.
Located on St Covet’s Row, it overlooks the mounting yard and guests can view the horses parading from the deck and watch them pass the finishing post from the comfort of this sophisticated space. This marquee will be unrivalled by any other on course and will be the place to be seen.

Arts / Croker set for success

ARGENTINA comes to Fyshwick as Canberra Philharmonic Society prepares to hit the stage in March with the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical, “Evita”. Ian Croker, probably Canberra’s best-known actor, in this case is the set designer and is in the final stage of his Argentinan recreation. We meet at Philo’s headquarters in Collie Street, where […]

A family Abode for troubled times

THE Abode Hotel in Woden will become a home away from home for families of patients receiving care at nearby Canberra Hospital with the donation of a two-bedroom family room that can accommodate up to four people for extended stays. In a partnership with the Canberra Hospital Foundation, the managing director of Geocon and Abode […]