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HIMYM Most Heartwarming Moments

HIMYM Most Heart Warming Moments

How I Met Your Mother, is a little bit like the Friends of our generation (though many angry Friends fans would object). That’s probably largely due to the plenty feel good, warm and fuzzy, chicken soup for the soul moments the show supplies. We’ve rounded up some of the best …

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Movie Review: Dunkirk

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Think of the last war movie you saw. Now imagine the film’s most intense battle scene. It probably went for a maximum of 20 minutes or so. Now imagine a 120-minute-long battle scene, masterfully scored by Han Zimmer and directed by the one and only Christopher Nolan. It’s 1940, and …

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Review: Brooklyn

Review: Brooklyn

John Crowley’s 2015 film, adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel, is a moving and authentic depiction of a young Irish woman’s immigration to America in the 1950’s, and her attempts to navigate this strange new world in search of ‘home’. After immigrating to Brooklyn, Eilis, torn between Tony (Cohen) a driven and caring …

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Review: Baby Driver (Premiere)

An eager audience was packed into cinemas at Event George Street last week for the Australian premiere of Baby Driver. Edgar Wright introduced the film, along with stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James. Wright was palpably ecstatic at the presence of Mad Max director and Australian film royalty, Dr George Miller. As …

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Sydney Film Festival Diary

When the Sydney Film Festival came around in the same week of exams, I knew I was destined for a week of popcorn-filled procrastination. After extensive research of the program and an elimination process that would rival most reality shows (Is two movies in one day too much?), I finally …

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is a worthy followup to the movie which redefined success. In fact, the first James Gunn directed entry was far from a sure thing. It featured an unknown superhero team that wasn’t The Avengers, with a cast of actors that seemed to be thrown …

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EMO the Musical

Jordan Hare and Neil Triffett on EMO the Musical

‘EMO the Musical’… wait, what? A satirical, comedy, musical, feature based on a short film by the same title, Neil Triffett’s ‘EMO the Musical’ certainly is of an unconventional nature. The Australian film stars a talented young cast, including Benson Jack Anthony of 800 Words as Ethan, and Jordan Hare …

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Review: Casting JonBenet

The still unsolved 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey continues to captivate media and audiences alike. When it was announced that Netflix would be releasing a new documentary about the case, it was met with some groans of ‘It’s been done’. Then the trailer dropped and it became clear that this …

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Review: The OA, Netflix’s Intense New Sci-fi Series

The OA: Reviewing the Intense New Netflix Series

One rarely talked about yet wholly under appreciated Netflix original series is the science fiction meets psychological thriller The OA. The OA is the brainchild of the generously talented Brit Marling and her partner in crime Zal Batmanglij. The pair have teamed up before on such projects as Sound of …

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Review: The Next Karate Kid

Review: The Next Karate Kid

Mister Miyagi takes Julie to a monastery in the middle of nowhere. She is surrounded by Asian monks and doesn’t really know what to do. When faced with a cockroach, she tries to kill it and alienates the monks around her and even her teacher.  Through this, she learns that …

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Review: The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious expects us to suspend disbelief and satisfaction in return for action and banter. The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is not a good movie by normal standards, but also a disappointing entry into the 17-year long series. It’s definitely worth your money, but …

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Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Remember in high school, how as a reward for good behaviour towards the end of term, you’d get to watch a movie slightly related to the subject? Yeah, that was me in French class. Madame would play a French arthouse film to say “merci” for conjugating our verbs. Well, I …

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Movie Review: The Beatles 8 Days A Week, The Touring Years

Movie Review: The Beatles 8 Days a Week, The Touring Years.

Ah, the Beatles. One of the most historically iconic bands and a pop culture phenomenon of the 60’s. Ron Howards new documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring years,” takes us through the excitement of the Beatle’s journeys. From the mop tops to screaming girls, as well as …

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Blitz Debates: Remakes

Blitz Debates: Remakes

Yay Says Lubna Sherieff I like remakes. There’s something interesting about seeing the same story again but differently. Remakes get a lot of hate, and some of it is justified, but I don’t think we should hate them simply because they’re not the original. I love remakes and here’s why you …

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Will The Disney Remakes Live Up To Their Classics?

Disney Remakes

It’s hard to constantly come up with incredible ideas. I know it, you know it, everyone at Disney knows it. That’s probably why Disney has decided to remake so many of their classics. Beauty and the Beast This 1991 classic was already majestic as an animation and you probably wondered …

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TV Show Review: Iron Fist

I wouldn’t wish Iron Fist on my greatest enemy. The American kung-fu master known as Iron Fist is a poor follow-up by Netflix to the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. From the very first episode, we are spun into the most boring roller-coaster ride yet. Danny Rand has just returned from …

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Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Calling all Dance Academy fans, the wait is finally over, the anticipated film has finally arrived! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, this film should not be missed. Ray of sunshine, Alicia Banit plays the bubbly, easy going, Kat Karamakov in the series and the movie, she had a …

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Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Power Rangers was is the embodiment of my childhood. Power Rangers follows five teenagers forced to become superheroes after discovering large, ancient looking coins in an old gold mine. Naturally, each character has their own problems to take care of. Jason pulled a prank that got him kicked out of the football …

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Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Play this as you read on. Picture yourself between 2010 and 2013. You paired character logo tees with coloured denim, took selfies on your Nokia brick phone and bolted home in time for Dance Academy on ABC3. RIP Rollercoaster. Now the show is back again, this time on the big screen, …

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10 Films Turning 10

10 Films Turning 10

Arc turns 10 this week, to celebrate here are some films that are also turning 10! No Country for Old Men 10 years later — I’m still seeing Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in my nightmares. Directed by the Cohen brothers, this neo-Western cat-and-mouse drama features cross-border gang violence, Woody Harrelson, and …

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Movie Review: Their Finest

Movie Review: Their Finest

For those interested in historical drama or comedy, ‘Their Finest’ is a new film set in World War II, England during height of the Blitz. It’s about a government propaganda department tasked with creating ‘morale boosting’ films for the public. When the film opens, the male-only ministry has hired Catrin (Gemma …

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Movie Review: Titanic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have come across the viral ‘water’ snapchat filter on Facebook, featuring a famous scene from the 1997 movie Titanic. What scene? You know exactly what scene – the one where Rose repetitively calls Jack’s name to tell him about the boat, without knowing he …

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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Interview: David Stratton

Interview: David Stratton

“Maintain that passion as long as you can” Blitz sat down and spoke to the incomparable critic David Stratton, about his work and the new documentary based on his life. WATCH our interview with Stratton, below. The documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, reflects on the journey of the famous …

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