STACKNZ - April 2014 Issue #50 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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Last Update: APRIL 2014

Because we couldn’t wait to tell everyone about the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the next edition of STACK is coming out a week earlier than usual. Will Ferrell’s lovable gang of TV news dimwits are May’s cover stars and inside the magazine (and on the website this week) comedy superstar Steve Carell talks about the on-going appeal of Ron Burgundy and Co. Elsewhere, in the May edition, we shine the spotlight on the likes of The Wolf Of Wall Street and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, profile the Black Keys and rising Kiwi star Tiny Ruins, and take an indepth look at Watch_Dogs and Wolfenstein. The magazine is due in-store at JB Hi-Fi on Friday, so make sure you grab a copy on your next visit!

Meanwhile, there is still plenty of good stuff to come in April. As well as Anchorman 2, this week have uploaded an online-only interview with the Oscar-winning directors of the Disney blockbuster Frozen, while our new album reviews this week is Damon Albarn’s first solo record Everyday Robots and Food, the adventurous new LP from r’n’b star Kelis.

Dark Souls II

Game of the Month: Dark Souls II

There is no shame in masochism, or to find sweet, sweet release in being continually broken down as you are denied your end-goal at every step. For gamers, there are only a handful of titles that can provide this ordeal, this challenge, and only one of them makes you feel like a god when you come out the other end...


DVD:BLU [Latest Reviews]

Justified: The Complete Third Season

Earlier this year it was revealed that next year’s sixth season of Justified will be the last; New... more»

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

“He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a... more»

Mr Pip

Set against the backdrop of the civil war in Bourgainville at the end of the ‘80s, this moving... more»


The LEGO Movie Videogame

We reckon one of the coolest things about LEGO is that once you’ve made up whatever set you have,... more»

Trials Fusion

We always thought that bar-hopping meant a boozy night out. Well, until we met Trials. This latest... more»

LEGO: The Hobbit

While we wait for Peter Jackson to get the final episode of his movie trilogy onto our screens, we... more»


Rodney Crowell

Tarpaper Sky is Rodney Crowell’s follow up to his Grammy award winning duet album Old Yellow Moon... more»


Yes, you read that right. It’s a new Pixies album: 23 years on from 1991’s (excellent) swansong... more»

Brody Dalle

Melbourne girl Brody Dalle has had an impressive career for a suburban punk rock hood rat with a... more»

DVD:BLU [Latest Features]

In the Footsteps of a Legend

The forecast is for fun when STEVE CARELL returns as weatherman Brick Tamland in ANCHORMAN 2: THE... more»

Winter Is Coming

Directors CHRIS BUCK and JENNIFER LEE on why it took so long to bring FROZEN to fruition. Just as... more»

Born on the Bayou

TOM BERENGER relished the chance to play a flamboyant Cajun mob boss in the true crime thriller BAD... more»


On The Radar – Batman: Arkham Knight

STACK can’t wait to get its hands on the concluding part of the Arkham trilogy. Be honest. Whose... more»

A Brief History of LEGO Games

Everyone loves LEGO. Who doesn’t have fond memories of LEGO? And face it, who wouldn’t still play... more»

The Greatest Show On Earth Producer

MATTHEW PRIOR on why 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL is not your usual soccer video game. There are... more»



Graham Reid looks at the past and present of a classic jazz label In early January 1939 Alfred... more»

The Future is Now

Portland artist EMA talks science fiction and fact, and celebrity in the cyber age. EMA is the... more»

Thinking Big

STACK grabs a quick word with Emma Richardson, bassist and vocalist with Brit favourite BAND OF... more»