Built for Speed

Program: Built for Speed
Broadcast time: Every Friday night 8pm – 10pm
Presenters: Nick, CJ and Jimbo.

Are you a fan of rock, both alternative and classic?

Want to know whether that cinematic blockbuster or art house flick you’ve heard about is worth your time and your hard-earned cash?

Looking for some questionable comedy and pop-cultural commentary?

Then you need to listen to Built for Speed on 88.3 Southern FM.

Built for Speed presenters CJ, Jimbo and Nick have been blasting the Southern suburbs with their favourite music and totally unbiased film reviews every Friday night at 8pm for nearly 16 years.

Whether it’s established bands or music virtually no-one’s heard about, we’ll bring it you if we think it’s any good.  We’re proud to say we were one of the first shows playing artists like Wilco, The Vines and MGMT.

Our film tastes are equally eclectic so if you’re a fan of extreme action, sci-fi, genteel period dramas or some strange combination of these we’ll let you know what’s worth seeing.

We also have the occasional guest drop by and in the past have enjoyed a chat with Mick Molloy, actor Tony Martin, film industry insiders and numerous up-coming bands.

Unlike most programs on the commercial stations we take song requests and every so often tantalise our learned audience with CJ’s rock quiz. So tune in this Friday and gorge yourself on the pop-cultural triple cheese burger that is “Built for Speed”.

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‘Built For Speed’ taking a two-week break

Juts letting everyone know, ‘Built For Speed’ (Fridays 8-10pm) will take a break for the next two Friday’s (27th March and 3rd April).  We’ll be back, though, with plenty of fine music and movie discussion (classics rather than new releases for a while) and much more.

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Film review: ‘DOWNHILL’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

With leads like will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, two of the biggest comedy stars of the last 30 years, it would be reasonable at first glance to expect Downhill to be a laugh fest. This is, however, a Hollywood remake of the lauded Swedish drama Force Majeure, a film that had it quirks but wasn’t exactly a riotous romp. Here,

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Film review: ‘QUEEN AND SLIM’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The touching and highly relevant romantic crime drama Queen and Slim reworks the Thelma and Louise ‘couple on the run’ story to incorporate the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. In a scenario that could have been plucked from recent headlines, Tinder dating African American couple, defence attourney, Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and the unassuming Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) are pulled over while driving

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Film review: ‘HONEY BOY’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Honey Boy is a slightly fictionalised account of Shia LaBeouf’s life as a child actor and later as a troubled young man screaming his way through therapy in a rehab facility. Given the less-than-flattering response to some of his performances, the idea of a film based on the life of Shia LaBeouf, starring the man himself, will, for many movie-goers,

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Film review: ‘MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is the big screen adaptation of the TV murder mystery series, based on the Kerrie Greenwood novels, that ran from 2013-2015 and featured Essie Davis as the eponymous 1920’s devil-may-care sleuth, Phryne Fisher. Miss Fisher’s substantial fan base clearly found the show’s demise a lot to bear and as a result, have crowd

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