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”.

Posts for Built for Speed:

What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 14th February 2020

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at two visually distinct films with Terrence Malick’s latest, the World War 2 drama ‘A Hidden Life’ and sci-fi horror ‘The Colour Out of Space’ which stars our old buddy Nicolas Cage.  We also speak to Hudson Sowada, Festival Director for the Fantastic Film Festival Australia who’ll let us know

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Film review: ‘A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Fred Rogers, the host of the American children’s educational TV show Mr Rogers’ Neighbourhood (amongst others) is a much-loved pop cultural icon in the US but isn’t particularly well known to Australian audiences. After seeing the film, A Beautiful Day in The Neighbourhood, which stars Tom Hanks as Mr Rogers and is based on real events in Roger’s life, viewers

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

Ridley Scott’s Alien is rightly regarded as a classic fusion of sci-fi and horror. Not surprisingly this film has led to countless imitations. While taking inspiration from a masterpiece is understandable, imitation jeopardises a film’s individuality and overall impact. This is the case with the latest Alien-inspired sci fi thriller Underwater. From its story of a working-class crew in a

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 7th February 2020

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at Kristen Stewart battling beasties in the ocean’s murky depths in ‘Underwater’. On a slightly different note we’ll also review the biopic of beloved US kids TV host Fred Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ which stars Tom Hanks. With the Oscars happening this Monday (Aus time) we’ll

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Film review: ‘LIKE A BOSS’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The ‘women behaving badly’ comedy has become a cinema staple in recent years with some successfully raucous entries such as Bad Moms and the pinnacle of the genre, Bridesmaids, providing genuine laughs and at least some insights into the social pressures placed on women. Unfortunately, the lame, predictable and barely amusing Like a Boss which stars Rose Byrne, comedian Tiffany

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