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: ‘THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The new Australian film The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is very loosely based on a Henry Lawson short story from 1892.  Those seeing this film with a vague recollection of the original story, who may be expecting a quaint Australian folktale, are in for a shock… but a necessary one. This revisionist Australian western, which explores issues

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

There’s something about the perceived pristine idyll of Scandinavian society that makes horror films from that part of the world all the more creepy; just have a look at Ari Aster’s Midsomer.  Another addition to that subgenre is Finnish body horror film Hatching.  This menacing slow burn film plays on childhood concerns about pleasing demanding parents and young female anxieties

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

British drama Operation Mincemeat is the fascinating story of possibly the most remarkable act of espionage and deception in the Second World War. In 1943, the Allied forces were looking to invade Europe through what Churchill had called its ‘soft underbelly’ in Sicily. Unfortunately, Hitler was well aware that the Italian island was a likely avenue of attack. Consequently, an

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Film review: ‘DR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The seemingly endless Marvel movie parade careens ahead with the latest cgi-drenched action extravaganza, Dr Strange in The Multiverse of Madness. While as visually inventive and eyeball pummelling as any film in the various Marvel universes (MCU, Spiderverse) this movie seriously lacks the energy and fun of the best Marvel movies such as the recent Spider-Man No Way Home and

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Film review: ‘THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The fun, quirkily amusing but not hilarious comedy, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent plays on the strange, ironic cult surrounding actor Nic Cage while also (tentatively) parodying the Hollywood movie system. Cage plays a semi-fictionalised version of himself, a workaholic actor whose relentless and often fruitless pursuit of movie roles has led to divorce from wife Olivia (Sharon Horgan,

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