JIM SCHEMBRI: An outstanding, tautly directed, superbly acted that again proves, as did Animal Kingdom, that Australian filmmakers have a distinctive knack for quality crime dramas.
WATCH: The Lion King stars perform 'He Lives In You' live in the studio.
INTERVIEW: What happens when a very bad thing happens to a very good cop - and it's his fault?
RECIPE: Duck legs braised in Madeira with medjool dates and fregola.
CHEAT SHEET: Expendables 3 struggles at the box office, Helen Mirren romantic charmer The Hundred-Foot Journey impresses and Chinese films test on-screen text-a-longs.
LISTEN: With the birth of a baby boy last week, a Melbourne family now has four generations born on the same day.
LISTEN: Country music greats The Bellamy Brothers have been performing around the world since the 1970s, and they're not sick of it yet.
WATCH: When it comes to Aussie rock, nobody has taken the Aussie music scene quite like Jimmy Barnes.
RECIPE: Union Dining's celebrity chef Nicky Riemer's 'potato gnocchi and mushroom ragu' recipe.
WATCH: Though the British TV high-school sitcom The Inbetweeners only aired for three seasons between 2008 and 2010 its portrait of life as seen by four bottom-feeding friends quickly became hugely popular.
MIFF: Alas, the Melbourne International Film Festival is in its final weekend, yet there are still plenty of choice offerings to be enjoyed. Here's a selection of the best.
WATCH: Football champion Fred Cook joins Denis Walter in the studio.
CHEAT SHEET: Screen great Lauren Bacall dies, David Brent to continue fame quest, plus Quixote and vampires. This cheat sheet has it all.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Eddie Martin's remarkable documentary All This Mayhem charts the rapid rise and tragic fall of two champion skateboarders, Ben and Tas Pappas.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Knowing precisely who his audience is and how best to please them, Sylvester Stallone and his gang of gung-ho geriatrics are back with even more firepower and even more story than they had the last time around.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Melbourne International Film Festival week 2 highlights
JIM SCHEMBRI: Riding high from the global success of Gravity, Sandra Bullock has landed gently atop the annual Forbes list of the world's richest female actors.
WATCH: In Zak Hilditch's apocalyptic film These Final Hours a comet strikes the northern hemisphere, sending a wall of fire across the Earth, vapourising everything in its path.
BOB HART: When it comes to creating warming dishes to combat weather like this, frankly, risks should never be taken. And there is one dish that simply never fails to warm even those bits other dishes don’t reach: pea and ham soup.
MOVIES: If there was no other reason to recommend it, Guardians of the Galaxy would be worth several times the price of admission just for the raccoon.
IN STUDIO: Actor Kat Stewart joined Denis Walter in studio ahead of the 2014 Offspring finale.
WATCH: Australian singer songwriter John Williamson joins Denis Walter in the studio.
WATCH: Tess Masters, also known as ‘The Blender Girl’ joins Denis Walter in the studio.
WATCH: Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter in the studio.
LISTEN: Australia's best money saver, Wendy Gower, joins Denis Walter in the studio.
FEUD GAFFE: Denis Walter believes he's detected an error in Monday night's 'Family Feud' episode which may have cost the contestant $10,000.
RECIPE: There is a gloriously Australian winter pudding we seldom encounter on menus these days, which is ridiculous. That pudding is golden syrup dumplings.
LISTEN: We often joke about bucket lists, and what you want to get done before you die.
WATCH: Darren Coggan joins Denis Walter in the studio for a tribute to Cat Stevens.
PHOTOS: It was -3C in Castlemaine this morning - cold enough to freeze a birdbath.
LISTEN: A woman infected with HIV says there needs to be more dialogue around the disease as new figures reveal an increase in Australia.
WATCH: The McClymonts sisters join Denis Walter in the studio and perform live.
PHOTO: A 3AW Afternoons listener has spotted Skippy the white kangaroo.
WATCH: If you think you're having a bad day, think again. This story will inspire you.
RECIPE: Mastery of this American classic is, frankly, an essential element of living the good life, in the US and elsewhere.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Nobody could argue that he didn't have a great innings. Still it was immensly sad to hear of the passing of the great character actor Eli Wallach at the epic age of 98.
RECIPE: Credit where credit’s due: I ate one of these amazing burgers in a burger joint adjacent to the legendary Ace Hotel in Portland yesterday, and it was truly spectacular.
JIM SCHEMBRI: The sheer scale of Transformers 4 - or Transformers 5, if you count Noah - reminds us that there is never anything wrong or bad or dumb or just plain stupid about a Michael Bay film.
LISTEN: A prominent Melbourne feminist has squashed suggestions Victoria should introduce a Minister for Men’s Affairs.
VIDEO: Jim Schembri interviews Gracie Otto ahead of her feature-length debut 'The Last Impresario'.
JIM SCHEMBRI: The absorbing suspense drama The Two Faces of January reminds us of just how few mystery and suspense films there are at the multiplex these days. So, where have all the mysteries gone?
JIM SCHEMBRI: While working away on the new Star Wars film, Harrison Ford, who is returning in his original role as Han Solo, suffered a banged ankle when the door of Solo's space freighter, The Millennium Falcon, slammed down on his tootsie.
LISTEN: Eight years after being stranded at sea for four days, diver Rob Hewitt has told his incredible survival story.
WATCH: Tania Zaetta in the 3aw studio with Denis Walter talking Bollywood and Pilates.
LISTEN: West Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer Brian Cadd has teamed up with Glenn Shorrock for a new concert.
MEAT: There is something very satisfying about the best of conventional, traditional American food. And last night I had a meal that pretty much summed it up its finest qualities.
WATCH: The new multi-million Qantas Business Lounge has been officially opened at Tom Bradley airport Los Angeles, with a soulful rendition of Come Fly with Me, sung by performer Hugh Sheridan.
JIM SCHEMBRI: For more than 20 years A-list screenwriter Hossein Amini has wanted to bring Patricia Highsmith's 1964 mystery thriller The Two Faces of January to the screen.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Despite the huge success of the first film, the good folk at Dreamworks were somehow paranoid about kids getting restless and their parents nodding off during the follow up.
HEALTH: Washing raw chicken can lead to a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning, according to food safety experts.
LISTEN: In store shopping assistants are potentially doing themselves out of a job by directing their customers to shop online instead of in their store.
LISTEN: Nicole Kidman and Keith urban have announced they will renew their vows, eight years after tying the knot. Marriage celebrant Greg Evans tells Denis Walter why people choose to renew their marriage vows.
LISTEN: Claire Dunn quit her job as a campaigner for the Wilderness Society and spent a year in the bush eating possums, skinning wallabies for clothing and creating fire with sticks.
CHEAT SHEET: A heretofore successful marriage in Japan has hit the bricks thanks to a disagreement over Disney's mega-hit animated film Frozen.
LISTEN: Australia rock legend Jim Keays has died, aged 67, after a long battle with cancer.
BOB HART: Bob Hart has discovered American singer Toby Keith’s Fried Bologna Sandwiches.
WATCH: Ross Wilson and Eric McCusker of Mondo Rock perform live on 3AW Afternoons.
VIDEO: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban prefaced their arrival at the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball at the Grand Hyatt with a visit to the Monash Children's Hospital where they talked with patients and staff.
JIM SCHEMBRI: With the movie adaptation of John Greene's best-seller The Fault in Our Stars set to have people weeping in multiplexes the world over, here is a highly subjective selection of films that bring a tear to the eye.
DONNA DEMAIO: Blonde Brynne has taken another step towards shaking off her ex.
WATCH: WWE wrestler Tenille Dashwood joins Denis Walter in the studio.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Our ever-durable action-man Tom Cruise suffers a major case of GDS - Groundhog Day Syndrome - in Doug Liman's ripping sci-fi alien invasion adventure in which an army public relations officer keeps reliving the same day.
WATCH: Johnny Chester joined Billy Pinnell and Denis Walter in the studio this afternoon.
PHOTOS: In a walk down memory lane on Tuesday, Denis Walter and Peter Hitchener decided that safari suits and platform soled shoes should be scrapped from the fashion cycle.
BOB HART: While it may be some time before a branch of the outstanding Chipotle Mexican Grill fast-food chain, surely the world’s best casual food outlet, will open in your neighbourhood.
WATCH: Pat Panetta says he's a good dancer, but his wife Amanda says he's terrible - what do you think? Can Pat dance?
WATCH: Dami Im tells Denis Walter about the inspiration for her new single 'Super Love'.
LISTEN: Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser joined Denis Walter this afternoon.
LISTEN: Denis Walter says freelance writer Liam Pieper is a man you have to hear.
BOB HART: Debate has raged for years over this gloriously simple and seductive pasta dish: cream, no cream?
LISTEN: A former Farmer Wants a Wife contestant says city women are flooding her rural dating website on the hunt for a country bloke.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Lock up your best plates, folks, there's another big Greek movie wedding on the way.
REVIEWS: This week's films include A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, The Trip to Italy and Son of God.
BOB HART: This year, even though winter has gone into hiding, it is time to prepare for the worst with a delectable, simple corn chowder – another absolute ripper.
JIM SCHEMBRI: The long-planned, long-feared sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner looks like it's finally growing legs.
DONNA DEMAIO: Who’s a busy man? Shane Jacobson (Kenny) is currently making a new feature film Oddball.
BOB HART: French chef and master butcher Stephane Reynaud, who visits Australia regularly and sells squillions of his magnificent meat books around the world, has a new offering with an alarming title.
JIM SCHEMBRI: There's a lot that can be said about the too-close-for-comfort relationship between mother and son in Calin Peter Netzer's compelling, unsettling, bare-knuckled Romanian drama.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Denis Walter has arrived in New York City! From midday each day this week, join Denis LIVE from the Big Apple.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Will Ferrell and his Gary Sanchez Productions are gearing up for another live-action movie version of the classic cartoon sitcom The Flintstones.
WATCH: Eve von Bibra and Ally Fowler of The Chantoozies reveal how they managed to recruit their superstar ‘band members’.
LISTEN: A cycling advocate says the war on cyclists at Kew’s Yarra Boulevard stretch has escalated.
LISTEN: In an unique trend, parents are skipping the traditional ultrasound and turning to an Oakleigh cake shop to reveal the gender of their unborn baby.
VIDEO: In the new Australian film Healing, Don Hany plays Viktor, a long-term prisoner on the verge of release.
JIM SCHEMBRI: New York; it's where Harry met Sally; where Robert De Niro learned to be a taxi driver; where ghosts got busted; and where John Travolta got the fever.
BEHIND THE SCENES: It's been 21 years since Craig McLachlan pulled on the fishnet stockings (well in public anyway, ha ha) to perform Frank N Furter in Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show.
WATCH: Actress Essie Davis and director Jennifer Kent have joined the chorus of high-profile filmmaking talent to decry the government's threats to funding to Screen Australia.
BOB HART: As Denis Walter will confirm, there is no doubt that a New York corned beef on rye sandwich with lashings of mustard is, frankly, a miracle.
BOB HART: Now I love Indian food and, because of the dubious quality of so many of our suburban Indian restaurants, I am inclined to cook my own.
LISTEN: This could come as a surprise to many, including Tina Arena, but last night was the first time the Australian entertainment queen has attended the Logies.
JIM SCHEMBRI: In this entertaining, inconsequential wisp of a film, ageing florist Fioravante (John Turturro) becomes a male prostitute at the behest of his even more-ageing pal, Murray (Woody Allen).
LISTEN: Animal whisperer Trisha McCagh says those responsible for champion racehorse Black Caviar took off the saddle and called it quits too soon.
WATCH: Jim Schembri interviews '52 Tuesdays' director Sophie Hyde and actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey.
WATCH: Former MP Carolyn Hirsh says she felt sick for years after being sacked from the Labor party for several mishaps including drink-driving.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Here's yet another example of a high-concept mega-movie that appears to have gone into production a draft or two too early.
REVIEWS: Each year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, tens of thousands of people go in search of that very experience in a bid to lose themselves in fun and glee.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Many big films have had an enduring impact on our culture, but few have dominated the landscape so much that they've earned their own day.
MOVIE NEWS: In the latest in a long line of Marilyn Monroe biopics, redhead Jessica Chastain is set to bring the iconic blonde to life in Blonde.
PHOTO: Simon Watkinson has turned jokes into cash and shot to worldwide fame impersonating Prince William.