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FOR WEEK BEGINNING
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
The warning signs for a troublesome
matter are there during February 16-19, so
take heed. Do what you can to minimise
potential trouble before it becomes
full-blown: you have five months.
February 18-20 emphasise family
connections and emotional interactions.
Your interaction with others forms the
basis of ongoing successful plans during
February 16-19, but you need to realise
that it may take up to five months before
benefits are felt. Emotions strongly colour
your outlook during February 18-20,
influencing your thoughts and words.
February 16-19 is the start of better things
to come. Gemini has a natural instinct
for money which is emphasised during
February 18-20. You know your way around
markets and stalls, as well as having a good
rapport with customers.
February 16-19 holds hints of things to
come during the week around June 30. It is
almost as if you can sense the good fortune
that awaits you, so look for clues. You are
an intuitive soul, able to easily sense the
currents of life that swirl around you when
others fail to see them. This talent serves
you well during February 18-20.
A domestic situation that arises now may
well take that long to settle, especially
if not out of the way by December 20.
Everyone needs time to themselves, and
this is precisely what Leo needs during
February 18-20. You can use this time to be
yourself, fix problems and connect with your
During February 16-19 your mind is bursting
with ideas about the potentials of life, your
objectives and social events. Be realistic
about a time frame for achievement: ideas
are good. Your social instincts are in full
swing during February 18-20, bringing you
into contact with a variety of interesting
people and activities.
The financial potential of February 16-19
is unlikely to be fully unlocked until late
June, even though you might be expecting
it sooner. Delays from Christmas are likely.
People and places beckon you to explore life
during February 18-20, providing you with
a sense of direction. Without this regular
experience, you would feel a little lost.
February 16-19 holds important potential for
personal achievement or to do with work
or health interests. However, you'll need to
be patient as things develop slowly. Look
into troubling health matters. The mind of
Scorpio natives is refreshed by stimulating
contacts and interesting thoughts and
philosophies during February 18-20.
A troublesome matter that arises on
February 16-19 simply persists when you
would rather it not. Do not neglect these
issues but seek advice on the best way of
managing it. Emotions are changeable and
deeply felt during February 18-20, perhaps
bringing you to profound realisations
With your sights set high on an objective
during February 16-19, there is every reason
to be optimistic about the outcome of
anticipated events. However, it may take
a little longer to transpire. The variety of
people and places that whisk through your
life during February 18-20 will stimulate your
need for a relationship with substance.
June and July bring recognition for your
work, deeds and capabilities, all linked
back to this date and the next few days
(February 16-19). Make the most of your
initiative and opportunities. Aquarian
individuals are really involved in their job
and usual round of responsibilities during
February 18-20, providing variety.
Many Pisceans will feel like jet-setting off
to some exotic place during February 16-19,
or partaking in the games of academia or
romance: these inclinations prove fruitful,
especially in June and July. February 18-20
will find Pisces feeling rather lucky, whether
because life stimulates your appreciation of
a child or romance, or offers you a break to
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FILM REVIEW: ANOMALISA (Rated MA 15+)
Angst amid the animation
David Thewlis voices Michael Stone in the animated film Anomalisa.
The big screen
The first thing you are going to ask
about is the title, Anomalisa. That's a
fair question. The scriptwriter and
director, Charles Kaufman, provides
the answer in the film and it's
No, I'm not going to tell you what
Anomalisa tackles the difficult
question of how a man, Michael Stone,
a customer service guru, reacts when
his life unravels.
Michael is the keynote speaker at a
customer service convention in
After checking into his hotel, he re-
examines a failed relationship and
encounters a delegate at the
conference, Lisa Hesselman, who he
finds a refreshing antidote to his
feeling of being lost and hopeless.
There is one other thing. Anomalisa
is an animated movie using scale
figures and stop motion animation.
It's an adult-oriented animated
drama in its themes, characters and
their behaviours, including a full-on
The construction of the characters'
faces is evident in the creepy lines that
bisect the eyeline in order to allow the
animators to animate the characters'
Apart from Michael and Lisa, all the
other characters look identical, which
is unsettling. To add to that sensation,
all their voices, regardless of gender or
age, sound the same because the same
actor, Tom Noonan, voices them all.
The sets, costumes and characters'
physical appearance are meticulous in
their detail. The animation is
Don't expect a DreamWorks, Pixar
or Disney family-style animation.
Michael is an emotionally conflicted
Kaufman's films share the same
film realm as Wes Anderson and the
That should provide you with a
sense of Kaufman's approach to
making films. After all, he is the film
director who made the deliciously
zany Being John Malkovich.
Anomalisa will not appeal to
everyone because it is deliberately
slow-paced and the subject matter
More viewers will watch Dayne's World
Dayne's World, the YouTube comedy
series by Mike Nayna, gave us a rare
insight into the weird world of
Canberra comedian Dayne Rathbone.
And now an even bigger audience
will get to check it out with ABC's
iview picking up the series.
The six-part series shows some of
the bizarre goings-on in the Rathbone
household, including Brumbies star
Clyde Rathbone who the rest of the
family followed over from South
In July last year, the series picked up
the ABC iview award at Melbourne
WebFest -- it also took out an award for
Mike wasn't going to the awards
night because he said awards nights
are stupid and then he went and it
(Dayne's World) won two and now he
said awards [are] good,'' said Dayne.
We'd had our hopes raised and
shattered through heaps of festivals so
I planned to skip the awards night and
cry into my pillow instead. I changed
my mind at the last minute and was
totally bewildered when I got called to
the stage -- twice,'' said Mike.
While all the paperwork is still
being finalised, Mike said the series
will be up in the next few weeks, I'm
stoked we'll be able to reach a bigger
In the meantime, Dayne continues
to work on start-up project Karma -- a
website which will allow people to rate
others online. The website is the
brainchild of Dane, brother Clyde and
Monish Parajuli, and first went online
in September last year.
We're about to go bankrupt but
we've got through to the final round of
the Sydney Angels funding project so
we're pitching to 40 angel investors in
Sydney,'' he said.
Until 28 March
Tickets on sale
A break away! 1891 (detail) oil on canvas, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Elder Bequest Fund, 1899
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