Film & TV posts

Madman DVD sale

To celebrate this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, we are holding our annual Madman DVD sale throughout August.

This sale featuring a wide range of releases that includes Putuparri and the Rainmakers, Paterson, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, The Bélier Family, Tokyo Story and more.

Browse some of the highlights online below, or come in-store to discover the full range.

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Our top picks for MIFF 2017

Staff share what they’re planning to see at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) this year. You can find the full program here. Jemima Bucknell is excited for a very special Australian film event.

MIFF is just the best time of year for the Melbourne film scene. I’m looking forward to new things from the cinema landscapers like Terence Malick with Song to Song, Luca Guadagnino with…

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MIFF 2017 picks for kids and teens

This year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) presents two program streams for a youth audience. MIFF Kids is a program of films for all ages at family-friendly times on the weekends. MIFF Schools brings together an array of high quality, diverse and age appropriate films in languages most commonly taught in Victorian schools. Here is what’s on offer for kids and teens in 2017. REC…

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Lessons learned from fictional mothers

This Mother’s Day, our staff reflect on some of the most important lessons they’ve learned from fictional mothers – in books, TV, films, and more.

‘In the world of fictional mothers, Lorelei Gilmore has taught me to embrace pop culture at every opportunity, Emily Gilmore showed me to take no shit from anyone, Tami Taylor demonstrated how to have a successful marriage (nine parts love and kindn…

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Australian books being adapted for the screen in 2017

2017 is another massive year for book-to-screen adaptations, and we’re particularly excited to see these four books from Australian authors make their big (and small!) screen debuts. Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

At the age of five, Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolka…

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The 20 bestselling DVDs at Readings in 2016

Here are our 20 bestselling DVDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2016 and our 20 bestselling CDs of 2016.)

Crime and historical stories dominate our list of bestselling DVDs of last year – including all five volumes currently available of Un Village Francais. Set in a fictional village of German-occupied France during the Second World War, this popular Fr…

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TV series to watch over summer

by Nina Kenwood

It’s been a really tough year, and summer is the perfect time to log off from social media for a little while, give yourself a break and binge watch your troubles away.

You’ll find my many suggestions below, with a few caveats: I have excluded reality TV, I watch far too many American shows, and my blind spots include Scandinavian crime and animation (sorry, BoJack Horseman fans).

If you’re …

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The best DVDs of 2016

by Jemima Bucknell

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 DVDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2016 here.) Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s latest and greatest is a must see for laughs and tears. It follows youn…

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What we’re watching at MIFF 2016

Staff share what they’re planning to see at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) this year. You can find the full program here. We’ve also prepared a quick ‘at-a-glance’ guide to the program for the time-poor, shared our top picks for book lovers, and compiled a list of family-friendly films. Lian Hingee’s wishlist includes films about conspiracy theories and cats.

I’m a sucker f…

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