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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: Hell or High Water (Spoiler-Free)

Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster has come out of nowhere and has easily become one of my favourite films of the year. Chris Pine gives a performance far from his usual pseudo-action roles and plays the smart, withdrawn Toby phenomenally. It’s the subtlety …

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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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Wonders of the Web: Tessa Violet (YouTuber)

Tessa Violet aka. meekakitty has been making videos on YouTube since 2007. Her username, meekakitty, was named after her cat, Meeka. She started off making video responses to the YouTuber, Frezned, then used her channel to document her travels as part of her modelling work. Nowadays, she often makes thoughtful vlogs …

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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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Wonders of the Web: Check Out These Twitters!

While I used to check Twitter quite a bit and follow heaps of celebrities, Internet personalities and fandom friends, these days I don’t go on it much at all. Here are some cool accounts to get me (and you!) back into Twitter. These are either fictional Twitter accounts or accounts …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Carpool Karaoke

As we head towards the sticky end of semester you’re probably looking for a break. A break from all those assignments, tests and forced conversations about how many assignments and tests you have. Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to watch something on Youtube? Maybe you’d like to …

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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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Wonders of the Web: Kaelyn and Lucy (YouTubers)

Kaelyn, a 28 year old veterinarian from Michigan, USA and Lucy, a 23 year old film maker/editor from Oxford, UK began documenting their moments together in their long distance relationship on YouTube in 2012. Now, with 250,800 subscribers, they have conquered long distance by moving in together in Arizona. They …

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Throwback Thursday – Five Films You Should Watch

This week I bring you five of my favourite films. All excellent in different ways, these films were particularly memorable when I was having a nostalgic look through my DVD collection. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) is a fantasy/war Spanish language film directed by Guillermo del …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Why Should You Watch: Mr. Robot ?

    Number 1: The Hacking isn’t People Slamming the Keyboard Now you may be asking what this means. In films like Hackers, or the Matrix, or Swordfish, when people want to hack any regards, all you see is a flurry of hand movements, cheesy lines like “Aaaaaaaaand we’re in”, and lines …

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What You Can Learn From YouTube

This week I bring you the black hole of time – YouTube. When you don’t want to study and find yourself itching for a distraction from your current responsibilities it is very easy to get lost in the wonderful world of YouTube. On YouTube the self-taught journey of discovery begins …

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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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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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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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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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Two Lessons I’ve Learnt from The Office

Exams are looming, empty word documents are open on your computer screen and you’ve accidentally gone over the allocated break on your pomodoro timer. What better inspiration to motivate yourself than looking back on the lessons to be learnt on The Office. They might not help you through any of …

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Why Should You Watch: Wayward Pines ?

Number 1: It Constantly Keeps You Guessing Wayward Pines is very different in it’s plot. It’s rare to have a show that is completely unpredictable. Even shows that used to keep us on our toes have become a bit easy to guess what happens, sorry Game of Thrones, but it’s …

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To Avoid: Guilty Pleasure TV Shows ;)

It’s exam season and for me time is ripe to binge watch random TV shows or films in a desperate attempt to escape studying. This week I bring you a variety of my guilty pleasure shows. It’s all well and good to analyse the dark themes of Mad Men, to …

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10 Shows to Binge When You Don’t Want to Study

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There are times when study just doesn’t happen. Maybe you’ve been at the library for 6 hours writing notes, or you don’t have the motivation because it isn’t close enough to the day to start panic-studying. At these times you need something to distract you from uni stress, so here’s …

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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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Review: Archer

As per the standard university student who is very skilled in procrastination and last minute cram sessions, I spent a good chunk of my mid-semester break immersed in the anachronistic goodness that is Archer. I write to you, fellow students, from the inescapable black hole of time called ‘Netflix Has …

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