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Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

Grading: High Credit If it hadn’t been for The Da Vinci Code, I wouldn’t have had the courage to continue with Dan Brown’s latest literary masterpiece, Inferno. Thicker than your textbook and packed with suspense and mystery, it’s perfect for an all-nighter. Before I began reading this book, I honestly thought to …

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Podcast Review: Sawbones

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If you’re looking to learn about medical history there’s a plethora of things to choose from. You can read a book, watch a documentary, even study it as part of your degree. But are any of these contain a wholesome couple who do silly bits and ridiculous accents? I doubt …

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Why Should You Watch: The Crown ?

Number 1: We’re fed up of American Politics For the past 18 months it’s been Trump this, Clinton that. We’re exhausted. So why not wind down all this U.S presidential debate nonsense, and watch ourselves some good old fashioned 1950’s Royal British politics. The Crown is a series describing the …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Finale

Episode 12: The End Well guys, this it it. It’s been quite a journey. We’ve stuck with Queen Georgia for 6 long weeks, in a generation that used to having a whole season available on demand immediately. They’re in Singapore for um, reasons, I guess? Oshie helpfully explains that Georgia has a …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: The Penultimate Episode

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Episode 11: Two Men Left Standing “Coming into all of this, I never ever thought I would be at this point. I’ve got three guys left,” says the Bachelorette aka Queen G. Poor dear clearly never watched the show when it was on TV, because every season goes THE SAME …

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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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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Hometowns

Here we go. She is going to meet Mattie’s family first, because they’re in Sydney so it’s presumably the cheapest. He takes her to “Stallion Club”, which I thought was going to be a strip joint but is actually a pony club. She rides a horse called Thelma but his horse …

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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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Review: The Bondi Markets

It’s true like the saying goes, ‘The best things in Life are usually found when you are not looking for them.’ I was strolling along Bondi Beach, enjoying the spectacular views and sea breeze. I wasn’t expecting to visit any place in particular. However, just as I walked back towards …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette 3

EPISODE 7: DOUBLE DEATH (Full recap here) We are reminded of the ”festering feud” between Big W and Hipster Model. Tonight, Oshie threatens that the feud will end in “the ultimate showdown” set at the impressive, giant, intimidating…wait…never mind. It’s Luna Park. The ultimate showdown will take place a fucking kiddie amusement …

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A Night in Distortion (Review)

There is nothing more beautiful than meeting others who love the same type of music as you, this is especially true when it comes to Dubstep. A lot of people have different opinions on the genre, there are those who cannot stand it and those who love it dearly, I …

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Great Music You Missed – Ft. A Hated Childish Gambino, Abortion and The Weeknd

When we live in 2016, it’s easy to forget that Childish Gambino, The Weeknd and J. Cole, for a long time, weren’t all that popular. It was only a few years ago that Childish Gambino was just the funny ‘black’ guy on Community, The Weeknd another hopeful musician desperate to get …

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Album of the Week: BALANCE AND COMPOSURE’s ‘LIGHT WE MADE’ (Blitz Radio)

Light We Made is the third full length album from alternative rock band, Balance and Composure. Since their formation in 2007, the band has drawn comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Brand New and Radiohead. When compared to the band’s earlier, post-hardcore, material, Light We Made is a lot more …

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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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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette 2

LAST WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE… A variety of men try to get Georgia’s attention. EPISODE 5: DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (Full recap here) Other does maths and, as usual, nails it. There are ten guys left. Ian Thorpe gets the date, proving once and for all that jumping into the pool that night was …

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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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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: A Weekend In Psyfari

Somewhere deep inside the second largest canyon in the world, Capertree valley. Lies an untouched piece of land where the animals are free to run wild, and once a year people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender or race gathers here to be part of a truly …

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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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