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 18th January 2019

This week on ‘Built For speed’ CJ will tell us about the all-star gig featuring, The Jacksons, Kool and the Gang and The Village People.  On the movie front we’ll review two films featuring slightly different characters, Dick Cheney and Mary Poppins in ‘Vice’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ respectively. There’ll also be plenty of fine tunes with new Aussie and

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 11th January 2019

‘Built For Speed’ is back for 2019 and this week we have a packed show for you as we catch up with some of the big films released over the Christmas period including ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Favourite’.  We’ll also tell you about the Interpol gig at the Palais last Friday.  There’ll be plenty of fine tunes including some Interpol faves,

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Film review: ‘MORTAL ENGINES’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed”

Conceptually inventive but poorly executed, the clunky, ridiculous post-apocalyptic steam-punk, sci-fi adventure Mortal Engines is one of the least convincing sci-fi epics of recent years. The film, which is based on Phillip Reeve’s popular novels, is set in a post-nuclear holocaust future where Earth’s surface has been bombarded by a doomsday weapon and turned into a scarred semi-desert. While some

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

Mexican director and cinematographer Alfonso Cuaron is renowned for his startling looking films such as Children of Men and Gravity not forgetting his superb contribution to the Harry Potter franchise, The Prisoner of Azkaban. In his latest film, the remarkable and apparently semi-autobiographical, Roma he turns his astonishing aesthetic talents to both his home country of Mexico and what appears

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

Director Steve McQueen has distinguished himself with confronting and intelligent films that, while not highly experimental, avoid many of current cinema’s clichés. He impresses once again with a contemporary US adaptation – co-written by Gone Girl novelist Gillian Flynn – of Lynda la Plante’s 1980’s British crime drama Widows. Leading a superb cast, Viola Davis plays Veronica, the wife of

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