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Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide

Winning best picture at the Oscar’s is a pretty big deal!  So many pictures are nominated for that prestigious gold statuette, but whether or not the nominations are actually good, is debatable. Blitz presents the Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide, to help you shave a few seconds off deliberation time, when …

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Why Can’t Australia Do Comedy Panel Shows?

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Australia is pretty good at making its own stuff, and its just as good if not better at making its own versions of stuff from overseas. Game shows and reality TV especially. We’ve got The Chase, Masterchef, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and much, much, more. If it comes from the US or …

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13 Things to Watch this Spooktober!

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It’s the scariest time of the year, and I’m not just talking about the final assessments and exams. It’s also nearly Halloween! Because it’s the spookiest number, here are 13 things to terrify, startle, and unnerve you this Spooktober. 1. Halloween (1978) Where better to start than with John Carpenter’s classic? Though …

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Throwback: Shows on NETFLIX You Probably Missed – ft. Horny 70s Teenagers, Cowboys in Space and An Island

Netflix hosts thousands of shows that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. That 70s Show – A timeless comedy of teenage misfits Firefly – A western cowboy series … In space Remember when Joss Whedon wasn’t the guy who directed ‘The Avengers’? …

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge (Spoiler Free)

Hacksaw Ridge is the latest film starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Teresa Palmer. Oh, and it’s also directed by Mel Gibson. To say this film is star studded would be an understatement. But unfortunately, the film does not live up to the performance of the …

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Review: The Neon Demon (Movie)

Since his enthralling 2011 breakthrough Hollywood hit Drive, unrepentant art-house auteur Nicholas Winding Refn has polarised fans and critics with his eclectic back-catalogue of films and the critically denigrated but undeniably gorgeous Only God Forgives in 2013. He returns with The Neon Demon, a sumptuous and ultra-colourful exploration of the …

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Princess Mononoke: What Can We Learn?

The semester has reached full-blown intensity. Assignments are due almost every week for me. In this busy period I find myself procrastinating and seeking some stress relief through watching films from my childhood. There is something comforting about childhood films, probably because they are associated with a time when I …

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Throwback NETFLIX EDITION: Great Movies You Missed – The Best Spider-Man Ever, Adult Loneliness and Sophisticated Sci-Fi

Netflix hosts thousands of movies that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with …

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Review: Hell or High Water (Spoiler-Free)

Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster has come out of nowhere and has easily become one of my favourite films of the year. Chris Pine gives a performance far from his usual pseudo-action roles and plays the smart, withdrawn Toby phenomenally. It’s the subtlety …

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Why Should You Watch: Luke Cage ?

Number 1: The Killer 80’s Vibe The show isn’t set in the 80’s, if that’s something you may find off putting. But what it does have is a vibe like so many 80’s shows. The series is cheesy, corny, funky and got the perfect amount of action to keep you …

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Review: Boys in the Trees (Film)

Walking into the Reel Room at the heart of Sydney, I wasn’t sure what I was in for. Watching the trailer for The Boys in the Trees, I was expecting a horror/coming-of-age film, a reworking of the old stories we’ve already heard. And in a way, that’s what I got, …

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Wonders of the Web: Tessa Violet (YouTuber)

Tessa Violet aka. meekakitty has been making videos on YouTube since 2007. Her username, meekakitty, was named after her cat, Meeka. She started off making video responses to the YouTuber, Frezned, then used her channel to document her travels as part of her modelling work. Nowadays, she often makes thoughtful vlogs …

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Two Romantic Comedies for the Summer Holidays

It’s official. Hay fever season has begun which means it is springtime. For a university student hopefully not doing summer school, spring and summer means one thing: freedom. Two semesters of university are nearly done and it’s time to begin finding work, staying inside with the air conditioning cranked up …

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Throwback: Great Movies You Missed – Ft. Aspiring Writers, Rappers and the African-American Struggle

With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with blockbusters. With so much to see and so much noise, I don’t blame you for needing some down time. Disclaimer: please forgive the …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette

LAST WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE… New Bachelorette Georgia Love – who shall henceforth be known as Queen G – stands on the beach and talks about love. She sits at a table and talks about love. She makes jokes about how her surname is Love and she is going on …

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5 YouTube Channels for Film Lovers

Do you love film, but feel like you’re not wasting enough time on the internet? Then here (in no particular order) are some great YouTube channels to check out! 5. Uptomyknees This channel is run by somewhat controversial Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis (son of director John Landis). Quick warning, there are a fair …

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Great TV Shows You Missed – ft. High School Drama, Dogs Eating Hearts and the New Kid in Town

The O.C. – From rags to riches and a beautiful girlfriend The O.C. holds up remarkably well and I wish there were more television shows out there like it. The O.C. follows Ryan Atwood, a delinquent little criminal on a bad path to nowhere. When his mum leaves him and he’s got nowhere …

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Review: Life, Animated

“We were looking for clues for a kidnapping…It’s like someone took our son…Whatever works to get to Owen.” Fewer words have resonated with me more than the ones above. They came from Ron Susskind, whose son, Owen, was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder — autism. The Susskind’s lives went …

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Why Should You Watch: Atlanta ?

Number 1: It Get’s Way too Real If you have ever seen any comedies like Love, Flaked or BoJack Horseman you would start seeing a trend in the new, more popular comedy shows. They are all horribly depressing. Atlanta isn’t any different. It can be funny, but most of the time …

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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. High School Football, an Anime Tear-Jerker and Fame

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Try Not to Cry I don’t often wander into Anime territory, but there’s a first time for everything. When we watch movies, sometimes we feel the need to laugh, enjoy ourselves or rage in anger. Anohana, on the other hand, makes you want …

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Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux has effortlessly jumped from small screen to big screen with his latest documentary on Scientology. After continued attempts to work with the Church, to make a documentary from the inside, Louis goes a different route. He casts actors to play David Miscavige, Scientology’s current leader, and other members …

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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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Wonders of the Web: Kaelyn and Lucy (YouTubers)

Kaelyn, a 28 year old veterinarian from Michigan, USA and Lucy, a 23 year old film maker/editor from Oxford, UK began documenting their moments together in their long distance relationship on YouTube in 2012. Now, with 250,800 subscribers, they have conquered long distance by moving in together in Arizona. They …

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Throwback Thursday – Five Films You Should Watch

This week I bring you five of my favourite films. All excellent in different ways, these films were particularly memorable when I was having a nostalgic look through my DVD collection. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) is a fantasy/war Spanish language film directed by Guillermo del …

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