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Giles Hardie

Giles Hardie is a film critic and entertainment reporter for Fairfax.


Community comedy set for battle


Giles Hardie Cult sitcom Community has given the first hint of what its new season and team will look like, starting with a camp Hunger Games pastiche.

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Pick Of The Flicks

Every cloud has a Silver Lining

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Giles Hardie Whether you like award-winning craft or escapist rom coms, Silver Linings Playbook will shine for you.

DVD Review

Safety Not Guaranteed

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Giles Hardie Hotel Transylvania Rated PG, 91 minutes (Sony) 7/10 Despite the deluge of Adam Sandler films for which the adjectives ''adult'' and ''comedy'' vie to be the least-accurate descriptor, remember that...

Wheel of Time interview

Final fantasy: Epic fan takes the Wheel

Brandon Sanderson

Giles Hardie The completion of a beloved fantasy series, despite the death of its author, will help temper an insatiable demand.

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The Agony of Life

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Giles Hardie Adam Zwar treads familiar ground in this celebrity-filled documentary about The Agony of Life.

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The Block All Stars

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Giles Hardie The 'Blockheads' return and this time, they know what they are doing.

Hansel & Gretel interview

Hollywood star faces witch-hunt

Jeremy Renner at the Australian Premiere of

Giles Hardie Jeremy Renner is now getting reviewed on his performance in interviews.

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Behind the Scenes

Hansel & Gretel interview

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Giles Hardie Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton on the action heavy retelling of the old Brothers Grimm tale.


The souffle of doom

Kiah ... <i>MasterChef: The Professionals</i>

Giles Hardie We recap the results as the teams have to cook 120 meals to order and Marco reveals his time travelling secret, before the inevitable souffle-based disaster takes another life.

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Early buzz

How to choose your 2013 TV

James Purefoy Kevin Bacon The Following

Giles Hardie THE free-to-air networks are teasing viewers with sneak previews and advertisements to create an early buzz around the year's big new shows, hoping to steal a march on their rivals.

Know yourself, know your TV

Mindy Kaling from the tv show The Mindy Project

Giles Hardie We pick the winners from the networks’ 2013 line-up

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First look at Kutcher as Jobs

Ashton Kutcher, JOBS

Giles Hardie First look at footage from Steve Jobs biopic reveals Ashton Kutcher, as well, Ashton Kutcher.

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Abrams nears Star Wars universe

Director J.J. Abrams at the world premiere of Star Trek at the Sydney Opera House

Giles Hardie J.J. Abrams reported to be in final talks to direct Star Wars Episode 7

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Pick of the Flicks

Payback for parents

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Giles Hardie If you love your children but hate being a parent, this is your comedy.

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MasterChef: The Professionals

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Giles Hardie The Professionals is a new take on a very well known franchise, where professional chefs put their credibility on the line.

Q&A: Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Giles Hardie 'I've never felt like a movie star in my life, even when I was one.'



Giles Hardie It happened one night. New Year's Eve to be precise. The grand tradition of the slightly intoxicated stumble home was soon followed by the patented slump onto the sofa complete with the all-important...

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Giles Hardie This docudrama explores a little known tragedy of Australia's past.

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Terminate this killer of a film

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Giles Hardie Hitchcock should have been killed off before it hit the screen.

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ParaNorman - brilliant kid fun

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Giles Hardie A film that will also amuse the designated driver parent.