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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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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 10 Recap: Interventions and Flower Crowns

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney: staged interventions, mic snatching and flower crowns. CINEMATOGRAPHY AT ITS FINEST We open to Victoria walking up the hill from Bondi (don’t venture too far Vicki) with her good pal Marilyn, sporting what looks like a pair of footy shorts. The two …

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Review: Vera Blue

Review: Vera Blue

It’s Thursday night, I’m heading to a new theater to see a performer that I’ve seen a few times and I’m excited. The Factory Theater is the home of many incredible acts, and I’m immediately swept away upon entering the venue. If I was blown away by the venue, my …

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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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’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Recap Episode 8: Muff Covers

The Real Housewives of Sydney Recap Episode 8: Muff Covers

This week on the Real Housewives: Forget Cointreau and Dom Benedictine, the secret to the perfect Singapore Sling is a healthy dose of Athena motherf*cking X Levendi. MARCO? We open to the glamour of everyone’s favourite not-really-but-kind-of sport, Polo. Krissy and Matty are strutting in slow motion,  straight to the …

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Movie Review: Beauty And The Beast

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

As a kid, my mum used to play me the original Beauty and the Beast when I was being particularly difficult. It never failed to calm me down. As an adult (haha, well I’m not quite an adult), I occasionally murmur “I want adventure in the great wild somewhere, I want …

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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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TV Review: Drunk History

TV Review: Drunk History

Drunk History is exactly what it sounds like. Historical anecdotes by those who love a sneaky bevvie at the Greenhouse. The show features popular personalities drinking until they are plastered and then giving us a history lesson. Actors, including Ryan Gosling, Jack Black and Zoey Deschanel, lip sync to the …

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Over the past few years the British alternative pop duo, Oh Wonder, has quickly risen to fame. They released their first song Body Gold in 2014 and released one song per month until 2015. The songs released within this period of time culminated into their self-titled debut album: Oh Wonder. …

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Musical Review: Company, MTS

Play Review: Company, MTS

Company is a wonderful play that I would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone on a student budget and keen for a fun night out/wants to brag to their friends about how cultured they are.  If you’re looking for a night out that is fun, entertaining, and wistful, this is the show for …

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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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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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Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Six people. Sixty minutes. No phones. Locked in a room, with one task: to ESCAPE! The Blitz Team were challenged by Break The Code, to escape from their Indiana Jones escape room. We’re all really competitive and so accepting the challenge was a no-brainer. The first challenge we faced was actually …

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Book Review: The God Of Small Things

Book Review: The God Of Small Things

”Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day, that a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house — the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture — …

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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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Gig Review: sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney with the help of her good friend Lisa Oldfield, Athena decides to ruin her art career before it begins. WHITSUNDAYS We return to the Whitsundays where Lisa has legged it back to Oldfield Manor and the ladies discuss everything that’s wrong with her. …

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Why You Should Party In A Forest

Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

Partying in a forest at Secret Garden is actually the greatest thing ever, here’s why. The Killer Lineup With artists like Alex Lahey, B Wise, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Set Mo, and Gretta Ray rocking the stage this year, there’s always something good to listen and rave two, and with four …

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TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Need some tips on surviving toxic relationships, suffocating parents or awkward rejections? In a mysterious, Twin Peaks-esque town, the Archie comic characters are the perfect guide, as they attempt to survive after the murder of high school heartbreaker, Jason Blossom. It begins with the Archie gang going back to Riverdale high school after …

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Review: Someone Like Adele

Review: Someone Like Adele

The ANZ Stadium cuts an impressive sight. More than a hundred thousand fans are all focused on the round stage. The screens display Adele’s closed eyelids and her signature (enviable) perfect eyeliner. After a long wait for everyone to be seated, the lights go out. The audience, on cue, freaks …

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Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

The highly anticipated, RTJ3 is finally here. While their last two albums seemed almost impossible to top, Killer Mike and El-P, have done just that. When first listening to RTJ3, I struggled to take it all in. El-P’s production is a wall of impenetrable booming bass. While there are some relatively calmer …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

This week on the Real Housewives, the ladies vacationed in the Whitsundays, because they have already destroyed enough restaurants in Sydney. We open to Nicole in the midst of packing for the #girlstrip with her favourite supporting cast members, her children. Packing is an arduous task, but luckily for Nicole …

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Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

You may hate short stories but you won’t hate this book. Here’s why. We’ve all felt lonely, heartbroken, empty, lost, and have struggled (are struggling) to trudge through uni, while hopefully keeping our smiles on our faces and sanity intact. We complain about how life sucks and how uni sucks more, …

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