X-Press 9

I went to my first preview screening for X-Press Magazine which was another thrill of a milestone for me. It was for the film Tully a few weeks back which reunites star Charlize Theron with director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. If you’re a fan of their previous collaboration Young Adult you should enjoy this understated gem. Its box office debut in the States was a little soft but I have little doubt this film will find an audience and make bank at some point. Theron is pushing her screen image into new areas here and I think the film is a thoughful meditation on motherhood yes but also about getting older in general. You can read more of my thoughts here http://xpressmag.com.au/tully-gets-8-10-carpe-diem-baby/

X-Press Magazine was established in 1985 and at one point was Australia’s highest circulating free weekly entertainment publication with over 40,000 copies reaching 1,000 outlets every week.  On the 24th May, 2016 Issue 1527 (the last one in print) hit stands. Like many publications of its ilk X-Press Magazine is now foremost an online magazine engaged globally and making the most of the possibilities that new digital technology offers. It’s roots though are tied to its home city, love of local artists and productions and music which it supports wholeheartedly. Perth a capital city most isolated from all the other capitals is continuing to grow and develop culturally and artistically with its own identity and talent. X-Press has always been there to capture this growth and will continue to do so.

Happy Mother’s Day from Australia.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. Nice review. I was thinking of seeing this today. My daughter saw it earlier this week and liked it. The surprise ending is what makes me curious about this. I loved Juno but missed Young Adult.

    1. Well if you do see it, I hope you enjoy it 🙂 I shan’t spoil anything. I was always going to see Juno because of Ms Garner and well I just think it caught people’s imagination more. Young Adult is hardly a feel good movie but when Karen finally got me to watch it I was really impressed by Theron’s performance and I had already thought she was a great actress. It’s one of those films where you don’t know if you should recommend to others because they may not enjoy it but you can’t deny how well made and thoughtful it is.

  2. Nice work, Lloyd. Theron is always worth watching. I have a lot of time for ‘Juno’, and ‘Jennifer’s Body’, so may well watch this one too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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