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 24th May 2019

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at two slightly different films: Mike Leigh’s British historical drama ‘Peterloo’ and the remake of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ ‘The Hustle’ which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.  There’ll also be plenty of fine music with new Aussie tracks, indie favourites from across the decades and classic rock.  Don’t forget our

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Film review: ‘The Hummingbird Project’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Exploring America’s destructive uber capitalism has been a frequent movie topic since Wall Street and particularly in the last few years in the wake of the GFC with films like The Big Short. The Hummingbird Project explores a high-stakes, corporate gamble and even though the film revolves around an infrastructure project it’s a surprisingly compelling, if at times irritating corporate

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Film review: ‘The Curse of the Weeping Woman’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Curse of The Weeping Woman comes from the conjuring stable which many will now know means a mix of moody supernatural horror and religious references. It also means a lottery in terms of quality as the two Conjuring films were some of the best horror flicks of the last 20 years while others in the franchise, such as The

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

The Chaperone is a charming but underweight and oddly creaky story of self-discovery and the emergence of a star amid the rapidly changing world of 1920’s America. The chaperone of the title is Norma Carlisle (Downtown Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern) a rather prim and proper woman from Kansas who surprisingly offers to chaperone 15-year-old Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) while she

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Film review ‘TOP END WEDDING’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Top End Wedding mixes a typically quirky and erratic feel-good Aussie rom-com with an occasionally moving story of personal and cultural discovery. The Sapphires, Redfern Now and recently Get Krackin’s Miranda Tapsell and Brian May from Bohemian Rhapsody, Gwilym Lee, star as a lawyer couple, Lauren and Ned, who are about to marry. Determined to have her family present, Lauren

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