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Review: The OA, Netflix’s Intense New Sci-fi Series

The OA: Reviewing the Intense New Netflix Series

One rarely talked about yet wholly under appreciated Netflix original series is the science fiction meets psychological thriller The OA. The OA is the brainchild of the generously talented Brit Marling and her partner in crime Zal Batmanglij. The pair have teamed up before on such projects as Sound of …

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Should You Watch: Vinyl ?

Number 1: It’s Created by Scorsese & Jagger Now, if you don’t know who Martin Scorsese or Mick Jagger is, I give you full permission to leave. No, I actually recommend you leave. Good, so let’s talk about these two guys. One if one of the most incredible directors of our …

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Why Should You Watch: 11.22.63 ?

Number 1: It Star’s James Franco I know he isn’t as big of a selling point as he was in the Green Goblin days, but James Franco in 11.22.63 proves he’s a legitimate actor. But we all knew this, right? Remember pitying him in Freaks and Geeks, or crying with laughter at Pineapple Express, and even covering …

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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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Maleficent Review

Disney has an extensive history of providing family movies but Maleficent is a considerably darker affair, following the viewpoint of the titular character in this restyling of a classic. We’re introduced to Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) as a young fairy who befriends a farm boy, Stefan (Sharlto Copley). Predictably, they grow …

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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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Pompeii Review (+ Win Tickets!)

Wanna get your hands on a double pass to see Pompeii? Simply email blitz@arc.unsw.edu.au with POMPEII in the subject line and tell us your favourite disaster movie and why. Anybody who remembers a little bit of their high school history lessons knows that Pompeii was a Roman city that got …

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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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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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