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What I Have Been Watching: Pokemon Indigo League

When Pokemon Go was released during winter break, it triggered a nostalgic flashback to my childhood growing up in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The reason why I think the augmented reality application gained such widespread success and popularity is because nostalgia is a powerful tool in driving human action. …

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Review: Sausage Party (Film)

I came into this movie expecting to be completely shocked. Half an hour in, nothing. Right at the end of the film, goddamn. Needed to wash my eyes out. If you didn’t know Sausage Party is Seth Rogen’s saucy animated film about a group of misfit supermarket goods. Of course …

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Love Olympics

If i’m completely honest, I haven’t cared about the Olympics since 2000, when I was 7 years old and thought Nikki Webster was the height of cool. I have completely switched off from watching sports, only leaving on the television long enough to ascertain that what I’m watching is, in …

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Interview: The Million

Blitz caught up with The Million’s bassist Tamon Mashimo to talk all things music, touring and their upcoming single, which comes out August 17 *heavy breathing*. His band, from New South Wales, even have a tour van, so you know their music is bloody awesome.  I haven’t been this keen …

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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed ft. Pushing Daisies, The Wire, Coupling

Television is a crowded space. Beyond Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mr Robot and Suits, people don’t talk about much else. But there was a time when Twitter and Facebook didn’t dictate what you watched. In fact, the decision to watch something was often your own or by word of a trusted friend. …

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Album of the Week: Glorious Heights (Blitz Radio)

Montaigne’s debut album, Glorious Heights is a funky, rhythmic and driving collection worthy to be crowned Blitz Radio’s first Album of the Week. Montaigne’s unique blend of pop vocals and alternate rock leave the album a completely unapologetic, visceral explosion of her personal trials and tribulations. Off the back of …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Superheroes

Superheroes are extremely popular now. Whether you want to blame it on the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise or DC’s scrambled attempts to match it, people sure like superheroes.  Gone are the days when people felt ashamed of being a nerd.  Clearly this is wrong. Sorry to ruin your prolonged …

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Review: Suicide Squad (Movie)

Suicide Squad is a fun mess. David Ayer’s film, the newest entry in the DC cinematic extended universe is getting a really bad reputation for having choppy editing and a paper thin plot. With a Rottentomatoes score of under 30%, you would think that Suicide Squad isn’t worth your time. Well, you’re …

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Review: Telling Tales – Excursions in Narrative Form (Art)

  (2 June – 9 October) @ Museum of Contemporary Art Inside the MCA’s newest exhibition is ‘Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form’, a group exhibition of artists working in a range of mediums, each exploring the magic of narrative and storytelling. There were two works in the art gallery …

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Review: Now You See Me 2 (DVD Release)

Now You See Me 2 never should have seen the light of day. From start to finish, Jon M. Chu’s follow up film from the poorly received Jem and the Holograms is an absolute mess. Now You See Me 2 lacks any semblance of a logical narrative, relying on its charismatic cast to carry …

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Review: Jane the Virgin (TV)

  What happens when some of the most grounded characters on television are thrust into wild telenovela situations? (*Spoilers alert*) That’s the question that Jane the Virgin seeks to answer. When Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) promised her grandmother to remain a virgin until marriage, she wasn’t expecting to be accidentally …

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Famous Rockers Who Got Kicked Out of Their Band

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. A lot of rebellion and wild stories comes with the territory of being in a rock band. So, you might be wondering… what can possibly be SO bad that these guys got kicked out of their band? Brian Jones from THE ROLLING STONES I …

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Review: Snowpiercer (Film)

Director Bong Joon Ho’s sci-fi, dystopian epic offers an eerie portrayal of a post-apocalyptic ice age. Just imagine: after an attempt to save the world from global warming cataclysmically fails, the world has frozen over leaving almost no trace of life. The remaining survivors have been forced to seek refuge …

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Review: Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

On at Griffin Theatre Company’s Stables Theatre, ‘Those Who Fall in Love like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor’, is a short play comprised of vignettes that investigate the relationship between love and time and how each both advantage and manipulate the other. The story weaves around five different scenarios …

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Interview: Bondi Hipsters

The Bondi Hipsters are back! Nick Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren, have returned to TV with series 2 of their ABC show Soul Mates. I had a hilarious chat with the pair about the new series, favourite characters and much more! So Soul Mates season 2 starts on August 3rd on iview and …

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Throwback – Incredible Songs You’ve Probably Missed: Feat Toto, Diana Ross, Kevin Lyttle

Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music has evolved whether we like it or not – but every now and then we need some downtime from the doof doof doof of edm. I can guarantee you …

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Review: Overwatch (Game)

  Developed by Blizzard As someone who has thousands of hours on Team Fortress 2, buying The Orange Box in a real store, like a caveman, I was sceptical about how Overwatch could compare. After clocking in the hours, I now see that Blizzard haven’t created a knockoff clone, but a …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 2

Feeling the blues, coming back to uni after a good month spent overseas pursuing your dreams? on the couch binge-watching various TV shows? If you, like me, need some pick-me-ups, here are some of the month’s best tunes to set you in motion for the new semester! The Chainsmokers – Closer …

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Why Should You Watch: Preacher ?

Number 1: It Makes Zero Sense Here’s a list of things I found rather strange to happen in Preacher’s pilot episode . Deep breath and: A Home-made rocket launcher, an African Preacher exploding onto his congregation, a plane fight complete with medieval weaponry and someone doing a rather accurate impression of …

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2016: Some of the Greatest Moments in Music So Far

From awesome to awful album releases, controversies and huge ups and down, there have been more than a few high points in the music world. It was tough to narrow it down, but here are just some of them in 2016 that really say something. Take the need to call …

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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena of …

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Throwback: Three Amazing Films You’ve Probably Missed

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. Some of the …

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Review: The Paper Kites (Enmore Theatre)

The Paper Kites commemorate the sentimental complexity of the midnight hour by delivering an avant-garde performance at the Enmore Theatre. The five-piece band opened the ‘Midnight’ tour by huddling around the lead singer, Sam Bentley’s, acoustic guitar and microphone. The Paper Kites gracefully addressed the audience with a stripped-back rendition …

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Interview: Madeleine Mallis – Hair

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? That was one of the many questions I was left with after watching UNSW student-produced short film Hair written and directed by Madeleine Mallis. Hair, will challenge your conceptions of body-image like no Pantene or Ashley and Martin commercial …

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Interview: Josef Arbiv and Jo Losurdo – Signature Tune

There are a great number films that make us question reality and force us to consider whether we are really awake. The Matrix, Groundhog Day, and Inception to name a few. You can now add UNSW student-produced film Signature Tune to the list. I sat down with writer/director Josef Arbiv …

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