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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Interview: David Stratton

Interview: David Stratton

“Maintain that passion as long as you can” Blitz sat down and spoke to the incomparable critic David Stratton, about his work and the new documentary based on his life. WATCH our interview with Stratton, below. The documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, reflects on the journey of the famous …

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Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide

Winning best picture at the Oscar’s is a pretty big deal!  So many pictures are nominated for that prestigious gold statuette, but whether or not the nominations are actually good, is debatable. Blitz presents the Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide, to help you shave a few seconds off deliberation time, when …

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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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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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5 YouTube Channels for Film Lovers

Do you love film, but feel like you’re not wasting enough time on the internet? Then here (in no particular order) are some great YouTube channels to check out! 5. Uptomyknees This channel is run by somewhat controversial Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis (son of director John Landis). Quick warning, there are a fair …

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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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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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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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5 Great Sydney Cinemas To See Movies

There are so many fantastic Sydney cinemas you can visit. After a long day at uni these are great places for a good movie and a good time with mates! 5. Dendy Opera Quays Seen enough of the Opera House? Nothing good on at the art gallery? Well never fear, because tucked away in …

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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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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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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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Adult Swim is Underrated

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Adult Swim has been around for almost 15 years, known for showing bizarre things from 8pm-6am on Cartoon Network. I’m sure that much like me, you have always enjoyed shows and shorts from Adult Swim, but hadn’t given the channel much deep thought. However, I recently delved into madness and brilliance when I …

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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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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: Deadpool

If you are looking for a witty, action packed superhero movie featuring a sympathetic anti-hero and sweet love story, then the 108 minutes of Deadpool will be sure to do the job. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, the wisecracking anti-hero of the latest film in the X-men …

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