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 FALL GUY’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The low-budget 80’s action-comedy TV series The Fall Guy, which starred former Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors as stuntman/ bounty hunter Colt Seavers, isn’t a show that seemed to be crying out for a cinema adaptation. It was amiable, undemanding TV, typical of mystery/crime/action shows of the late 70’s and early 80’s where everyone but the actual police solved

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Film review: ‘FREUD’S LAST SESSION’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

As the nazis rose to power in Germany and annexed Austria, famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his family, including daughter Anna and her girlfriend Dorothy, fled Vienna for London. There, Freud reestablished his practice and as his health failed, he groomed Anna as his successor.  In 1939, as World War 2 began, it is alleged he was visited one afternoon

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

Tennis themed romantic comedy/ drama Challengers is the latest film for Call Me By Your Name director Luca Gaudagnino.  Like that film, it’s a slow burn exploration of passionate but fractured relationships.  Also, as with that languid and literate film, some will be utterly seduced by it while others may find it overlong and unfocused. The film concerns a love

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Film Review: ‘LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Last year’s standout Aussie film, Talk To Me seems to have broken ground for Aussie horror films internationally. Appearing to benefit from this is supernatural horror/comedy Late Night With the Devil which has apparently been a sensation in the US after generating a serious buzz at the South-By-South West Film Festival. The film takes what had become a slightly tired

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Film review: ‘BACK TO BLACK’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Amy Winehouse was sadly one of those mercurial music talents taken from the world much too young; in fact, at the ill-fated age of 27.  Her 2007 album Back To Black, which combined classic soulful torch songs and swaggering upbeat jazzy numbers was one of the decade’s finest.  The 2000’s arguably represented a second ‘Cool Britannia’ in music with the

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Film review: ‘GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The recent Hollywood Godzilla and King Kong films have been enormous, lumbering, jokey, CGI onslaughts that have offered some impressive spectacle and monster porn but (smatterings of techno jargon aside) seem to have mostly been aimed at 12-year-olds. Despite a distinct lack of cinematic nutrition, they’ve been successful enough to spawn multiple sequels and now we have the latest effort,

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