Tag: Paul Hogan

That’s Not A Comedy

Probably the most annoying thing about The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (now available on Amazon Prime) is that it didn’t have to be shit. It’s hardly a surprise that it is thanks to a whole range of factors including but not limited to it being an Australian comedy film starring Paul Hogan, but still: watching... Read More »

All the News that Quits

Press release time! PAUL HOGAN RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN IN THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE Transmission Films is delighted to announce THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE, starring Australian icon Paul Hogan, will be releasing in cinemas nationally on April 30, 2020. THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE sees Paul Hogan playing himself and on the... Read More »

Mr Mojo Rising

If you spend any time at all watching the ABC’s free-to-air channel, chances are you’ve seen more than one ad for the upcoming How Australia Got Its Mojo with Russel Howcroft. Bonus points if you’ve been able to avoid kicking in your television screen. It’s not for us to wonder aloud in a shouty voice... Read More »

Death of a Salesman

If you’re telling the life story of someone famous, it might seem obvious to occasionally mention exactly why they became famous in the first place. But that’s the kind of rookie mistake that separates unpaid bloggers from Australia’s telemovie elite, because while we sat through four hours of Hoges wondering exactly when it was going... Read More »

Seventeen nine-tee-hee nine reasons to laugh

Umbrella recently released the DVD Studio 9 – The Home of Australian Television, featuring golden moments from Channel 9’s glorious... Read More »

And Never the Twain Shall Meet

Australian comedians doing ads: there must be a good example out there, but none currently leap to mind. Oh wait, Hoges advertising Winfield Cigarettes. And Norman Gunston doing those toilet paper ads (unless I just dreamed that one, in which case my subconscious deserves a job at McMahon & Tate). Anyway, they’re all thrust into... Read More »

Blundering Around in the Dark

Being a film reviewer for The Age must be a thankless task (apart from all the free... Read More »

So easy: RIP Don Lane

Maybe it's because to my generation Don Lane was a guy who'd clearly been famous once, but for what we weren't sure. His appearance on The Late Show was fun, and he presented American football on the ABC and turned up in the odd special, but that was it: he was just some old has-been in embarrassing trousers. So why am I about to launch into a heartfelt tribute to the Lanky Yank? Because, to paraphrase his theme song, he made it so... Read More »