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:

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

The latest film for writer/ director Miranda July (Me, You and Everyone We Know), the oddball comedy/ drama Kajillionaire is at first so irritatingly quirky, many will want to yell insults at the screen. Eventually – and we’re talking by about the last 20 minutes of the film – detractors should begin to embrace or least feel less enraged by

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

After the disappointment of his last sci-fi outing, the ambitious but confusing, inert and miscast Interstellar, Christopher Nolan returns with a film as gargantuan in scope, complexity, running time and likelihood of dividing audiences in Tenet. It seems Nolan’s quest with this film was to make the most confusing time travel movie ever.  Apparently, the Spierig brothers’ Predestination, where characters

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 27th November 2020

Christopher Nolan’s new film ‘Tenet’ has been been dubiously touted as some sort of spectacular panacea for the lockdown malaise.  Is it thrilling or is it another Nolan film that, like the miscast ‘Interstellar’, disappears down a rabbit hole?  Find out this Friday on ‘Built For Speed’.  When we’re not dissecting overlong sci-fi action films we’re playing lots of stunning

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 20th November 2020

This week on ‘Built for Speed’ we’ll take a look at the latest film from director Miranda July, the uber-quirky comedy/drama,’Kajillionaire’ starring Evan Rachel Wood.  We’ll also treat you to more of the magnificent new music you may have missed during the ‘Built For Speed’ hiatus as well as indie and classic rock favourites from times past.  Don’t forget our

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

These days, it’s almost a spoiler to use the term ‘Liam Neeson film’ as, for the last decade most of his movies have just been a waiting game for Neeson’s gruffly charming, taciturn character to reveal himself as an indestructible tough man on a morally righteous quest which usually involves shooting and beating the crap out of sneering scumbags. Honest

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