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Les Mis Review

From Victor Hugo’s 1862 tale of extreme poverty, loss and redemption comes the 2015 extravaganza of Les Miserables that moved an audience to tears and more than one standing ovation. This dynamic reimagining of the original story broke international box office records, has been seen by over 65 million people …

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Girls Season Recap

When season three ended, all four girls were left in a shaky spot. After a debut season that was applauded internationally the next two seasons got really dark, really fast but that being said, Iowa roars back as one of the strongest episodes with its quick wit and dynamic jokes. …

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The Review: ‘Would You Like a Tour’

It only took six whole years, but boy did he make up for lost time – that’s right, Drizzy Drake landed on Aussie soil recently, with fellow hip hop artists, 2Chainz and P Reign in tow. The overwhelmingly flannel-clad, timber-wearing attendees were treated to a super fresh two hour set …

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

The fourth instalment of a franchise is rarely hailed for its quality and Transformers is no exception. A painfully long 2 hour and 45 minute runtime, not aided by a trigger-happy slo-mo operator, is persistently padded with unnecessary side plots and feeble character development. Once more, director Michael Bay has …

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

The eighth title in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is arguably one of its best. Director Matt Reeves’ effort displays a remarkable respect for intelligent, engaging and emotive story dragging the audience through the complex psyche of its characters. Set some years after the previous instalment, …

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Lucy Film Review

Lucy can be compared to IGA’s tasty, crispy chicken fingers. You get excited for them, they have all the right ingredients and you believe in them so much, but they really don’t make any sense – chickens don’t have fingers. Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, an innocent girl whose attraction to …

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All This Mayhem Review

What’s better than becoming the number one skateboarder in the world? Having your brother as number two and knocking Tony Hawk off his perch in the process. That was the case for Melbourne born Tas Pappas before it all came tumbling down in one of the most tragic stories in …

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22 Jump Street Review

21 Jump Street was possibly the most self-referential Hollywood film ever made. Until now. 22 Jump Street is exactly the same as the first film – even the characters keep saying ‘This is exactly the same as the last case. Exactly the same.’ – but that’s half the fun. It’s …

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Edge of Tomorrow Review

Based on a Japanese novel, All You Need Is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow is a two-hour whirlwind of guns, aliens, explosions and time travel. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this would be a mindless romp through well-trodden paths. But with some stunning visual effects (the aliens are a real …

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The Fault In Our Stars Review

Thanks to Book World, I was given the opportunity to view an exclusive pre-screening of The Fault in Our Stars before its June 5th release in Australia. Guys, if you take away just one word from this review, let it be ‘beautiful’. Everything about it was beautiful – the casting, …

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Dragon Dictate Review

Once I realised that Dragon Dictate wasn’t actually technology enabling me to speak to my laptop in the voice of Smaug, there was the question of how professional I looked wearing the headband-style microphone (yes, the ones telemarketers wear). Once I perfected my ‘Welcome to McDonald’s Drive Thru, can I …

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Godzilla Review

I managed to snag 2 free boxes of popcorn at the Godzilla premiere! That was probably the highlight of my night… First of all, I was expecting a badass, muscular, ‘I’m here to f#@k shit up’, Godzilla; instead I got a slow, fat, proportion changing lizard who’d forgotten leg day. …

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An Evening of Mayhem: Sons of Anarchy hit the Roundhouse

  When you head over to the Roundhouse on a Saturday night you wouldn’t expect all that much to be happening,  but if you were anywhere near campus on the 29th of March, you’d be singing a different tune. You would either be keenly curious or slightly alarmed at the sight …

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How I Met The Mother Of Bad Finales

My eyes, ears and emotions have been abused. The How I Met Your Mother finale was like having a friend of nine years drop kick my puppy. Let’s first focus on the good bits of the hour-long drivel I just endured: the return of the cocakmous was legendary. And…that’s it. …

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Endless Love Review

Dear readers: I’ve loved you since the tenth grade. Wait, we’d never even spoken until today? Well, that didn’t stop Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer, the leads of Endless Love. Via gurl.com Before it became endless torture at the hands of director Shana Feste, Endless Love was once a decent …

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300 Rise of an Empire Review

The Persian God Xerxes has dipped himself in gold and got a fresh full body wax as he attempts to take over Greece after bringing down the famous 300 Spartans. It is now up to Themistokles (Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton) to hold off the incoming armies and unite a scattered …

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