Author Archive: lucasdiquinzio

Your Turntable’s Not Dead: Record Store Day 2013

Here’s an article I wrote in April for International Record Store Day, an event I can very easily get behind. Eight years ago, while I was at the height of my White Stripes fandom, I discovered an early EP of theirs called ‘A Party of Special Things to Do.’ The EP, which due to the …

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This Is The End Review

It’s a bit difficult to explain exactly what makes Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s latest film, This is the End, so very funny – not without spoiling the film, anyway. The film has a number of tricks up its sleeve that combine with the pair’s trademark foul-mouthed humour to make for a strong contender for …

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Plants Vs Zombies 2 Review

Inexpliciably, Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time is on my list of most anticipated games of 2013. A game in which the storyline revolves around a crazy hobo travelling through time to find a taco. Well, maybe not inexplicably, as Plants Vs. Zombies was one of the biggest hits of 2009 and was a …

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Marvel Heroes Review

Recently I’ve reviewed a couple of big-name free-to-play games for http://www.novastreamgames.net/ The Marvel universe is one that is conductive to quality games. From the revered Marvel vs. Capcom fighting series to co-op action RPG X-Men Legends and the brutal X-Men Origins: Wolverine (a game with the rare distinction of being better than the film it’s based …

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The Machine Girl – A Retrospective Review

I have a new kind of film I want to share with you all. A genre that, while in its formative stages, has an effect on me as a movie-goer and a writer. These films have provided me with the kind of entertainment you just have to share with friends. They are… cheesy, ultra-violent Japanese …

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Clerks – A Retrospective Review

  Something http://www.novastreamovie.com/, a site I write for, like to do is have theme months. For ‘March memories’ I decided to write about my most favouriteist film, Clerks. For most aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers, one film stands as a turning point. One film that makes them say ‘yes, I want to do that.’ For me, that …

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S.L.A.M. Day

It seems that every other week there is a fresh blow to the Australian live music scene. Whether it is the closure of a beloved venue, a street press going out of print, proposals of restrictive new laws or a festival going under due financial pressure (or in hip-hop festival Supafest’s case, extreme stupidity), there …

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Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones – Runaways Review

Unfortunately, Novastream Music Oz has shut  down. So, I’ll put a couple of the articles I wrote for it here because, well… I need more things to put on this blog. When two veterans of the Australian rock ‘n’ roll scene get together to play gigs you expect raucous time. That’s exactly what punters got …

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Novastream Music Oz

I’ve started writing for an Australian music blog called Novastream Music Oz. My first article is up now, it’s about SLAM day: http://novastreamusicoz.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/slam-day.html

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2012 in Retrospect: A Year in Dirty Lyrics

2012 was a great year for music, with plenty of new music to please everyone’s tastes, not to mention the increased presence of Australian music thanks mostly to Tame Impala’s Lonerism and the US’s continued obsession with Gotye’s ’Somebody That I Used to Know.’ Yet despite all this quality, one thing that struck me was …

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