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Karl Quinn

Karl has held a variety of senior editing and writing roles since joining Fairfax Media in 1999. Most recently he was The Age's entertainment editor from 2009-2012. As national film editor, he oversees our film coverage in print and on our digital platforms.

Nicole Kidman

Why Nicole Kidman is drawn to the dark side

Karl Quinn She loves thrillers, is fascinated by how we deal with loss, and is determined to keep taking risks. Meet the Nicole Kidman you don't know.

Nicole Kidman navigating a 'rocky road'

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 26:  Jury member and actress Nicole Kidman attends the Palme D'Or Winners Press Conference during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Karl Quinn A month after the death of her father Antony in Singapore, Nicole Kidman admits she is still feeling raw.

S.J. Watson

How Before I Go to Sleep author S.J. Watson nailed the bestseller and the big screen

Career change: S.J. Watson, author of <i>Before I Go to Sleep</i>.

Karl Quinn With his novel now a major film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, former health worker S.J. Watson reflects on his journey from writing course to breakout success.

Avery's big prison break

Brenton Thwaites behind bars in Son of a Gun, Julius Avery's breakout

Julius Avery

Karl Quinn Six years after winning a major prize at Cannes, Julius Avery has finally made his feature debut, but he had to go to prison, and take rising star Brenton Thwaites with him, to make his break.

Season premiere review

The Walking Dead season 5 opener shows there's plenty of life in the undead yet

Episode <i>No Sanctuary</i> turned into a mythic reworking of the Holocaust.

Karl Quinn You're either the butcher or the cattle, The Walking Dead's latest villain claimed, but Rick and co did their best to prove there's another way as the series returned with a bang.

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Justin Long

Justin Long on walruses, Johnny Depp, and Kevin Smith's bizarre horror-comedy Tusk

Justin Long in Tusk.

Karl Quinn Justin Long sure has come a long way, from saying "Hello, I'm a Mac" in the hugely successful series of ads for Apple that ran between 2006 and 2009 to saying "I am the walrus" in Tusk.

Faulty book

The Fault in Our Stars school ban draws withering response from author John Green

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley starred in the film version of Green's YA novel.

Karl Quinn The author of the hit Young Adult novel has issued a snide response to news his book has been banned from middle schools in California.

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Cyber thriller

Chris Hemsworth a 'genius', according to Michael Mann's Blackhat trailer

Chris Hemsworth

Karl Quinn He's swapped his hammer for HTML, but Aussie hunk Chris Hensworth remains every bit the action man in his latest role as a hacker-turned-cracker.

Internet parody meme

Author claims Frozen ripped-off life story, sues Disney for $250 million

Isabella Tanikumi and Frozen.

Karl Quinn A little-known author has been savaged on her Amazon page over claims Disney stole her life story for Frozen.

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Webseries

Footy webseries Four Quarters punts on Barry's Hall of fame

Producer Aiadan O'Bryan, left, and former AFL footballer Barry Hall chat between takes on the webseries <i>Four Quarters</i>.

Karl Quinn Written on Sunday, filmed on Monday, broadcast on Tuesday: that's the recipe for an innovative web comedy series that aims to take on the world.

Teenage rampage

Why dystopian teen fiction is on a roll on the big screen

Jennifer Lawrence

Karl Quinn We shouldn't be too surprised that sex and comedy have been usurped by sci-fi and social collapse in the realm of teen fiction.

Robbie Williams review: Consummate showman rarely anything but an awful lot of fun

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Karl Quinn 'Allow me to reintroduce myself,' he tells the sell-out Rod Laver crowd for his first show in Melbourne since 2006. 'My name is Robbie Peter Williams and for the next two hours your ass is mine.'

Retiring

Time's up on David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz - and no replacements in sight

David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz.

Karl Quinn It's the right time for them to go, but replacing the hosts of At The Movies will be tricky - so hard that the ABC isn't even going to try.

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Rising star

'People overthink acting': Josh McConville, star of The Infinite Man and The Sublime

Josh McConville

Karl Quinn There's only one Josh McConville, but suddenly this rising star of stage and screen seems to be everywhere.

U2 millions

How U2 could make a fortune from Apple's iTunes freebie giveaway

U2 frontman Bono

Karl Quinn It looks like a great deal for music fans, but U2 could make hundreds of millions from the biggest freebie in the history of music.

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Study

Hollywood action films will make you fat: medical study

Scarlett Johansson, <i>The Island</i>.

Karl Quinn It's official: Hollywood action films are bad for you, especially Michael Bay's The Island, it appears.

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Disney dollars

Disney gets OK to spend $21.6 million on Pirates but the deal's not done yet

Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in <i>Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides</i>. The film cost $US250 million to make and has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

Karl Quinn Why the government's gift to Disney might make sense - if it happens.

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Sarah Snook

Breakout performance in Predestination is another feather in Sarah Snook's cap

Winning praise: Sarah Snook in <i>Predestination</i>.

Karl Quinn Sarah Snook's stunning turn in Predestination is sure to grab plenty of attention, but that is unlikely to turn this 26-year-old's head too much.

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Joel Edgerton

Felony's Joel Edgerton revels in his success

Karl Quinn Joel Edgerton is in a pretty great place right now, but the star of Felony knows it would be a crime to take it all for granted.

Punk film

Martin Scorsese to direct Ramones film: report

Martin Scorsese: Linked to a Ramones film, but when will he fit it in?

Karl Quinn Martin Scorsese has been linked to a film about the New York punk band The Ramones, planned for a 2016 release to mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album.

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