Film

Senna

2 Comments 25 August 2011

Senna is an incredible documentary tracking the remarkable career and short life of Brasilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. Completely comprised of historical – and grainy – video footage, the film perfectly captures the excitement and dangers of a controversial period in F1 driving. However, you do not have to be a racing fan at […]

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Film

Hanna

1 Comment 25 August 2011

“What did your mother die of, Hanna?” “Three bullets.” It’s this exact sentiment that runs throughout Hanna – sharp, detached, dangerous. The film is the latest from director Joe Wright (Atonement), starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. Ronan stars as Hanna Heller, a young girl who has been trained as an assassin by […]

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Film

Captain America: The First Avenger

No Comments 24 August 2011

The latest in a long line of Marvel Superhero movies, Captain America: The First Avenger is actually the last one before the upcoming massive movie crossover event The Avengers, due out in 2012. Like most superhero movies, it follows a pretty basic formula: we are introduced to our hero, young Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans). Weak […]

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Books & Words

Guantanamo Boy

No Comments 23 August 2011

There’s something I have to say up front and get it said quickly: Guantanamo Boy is written in the third person while in present tense. It may not mean much to you now, but trust me – it affects the impression of the book horribly. The first few pages are barely readable; when making small […]

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Books & Words, Film

The Astor Pilgrimage

4 Comments 23 August 2011

For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Astor experience I suggest pausing your downloads for a night, getting off that grooved couch and out to the 75-year-old classic cinema. There’s a good chance your all-time favourite film will be showing in coming weeks or months, and what better place to watch it than the last […]

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Film

Green Lantern

1 Comment 16 August 2011

When the special effects are the best part of a movie, you know something is desperately lacking. Green Lantern follows the story of Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), a test pilot who is turned into a superhero when he is given a glowing green ring. He is of course falling in love with a beautiful girl, […]

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Gaming

Limbo (PC Port)

No Comments 12 August 2011

Limbo is not fun. The word ‘fun’ invokes a sense of happiness. What Limbo is, though, is a fantastically atmospheric, dark and confusing masterpiece – it’s incomparable to anything else on the market. The game has one of the most interesting and arresting visual styles I’ve ever seen, as you can gather from the screenshots […]

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Books & Words

I Am God – Giorgio Faletti.

No Comments 12 August 2011

A serial killer is on the loose. A dead body is found inside a decades-old building. A sudden explosion leaves the city of New York shaking in fear. I Am God is Giorgio Faletti’s latest addition to the crime genre, where the events are played out in the busy city of New York and the […]

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Music

BANDS TO WATCH

5 Comments 12 August 2011

It’s just past the halfway mark of 2011, and with winter at its peak, here are some of the best new bands to keep the summer-music cravings at bay. MILLIONS With a Julian Cassablancas swagger and catchy Datarock basslines, Millions are sure to be one of the biggest new acts this year. Millions are a […]

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Music

Q&A with Boy & Bear

No Comments 12 August 2011

It’s been a busy year for Aussie folk-pop outfit Boy & Bear. Their Crowded House cover, “Fall At Your Feet”, was no. 5 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 2010, Rolling Stone named them their ‘Artist to Watch’ for 2010, and they’ve toured with international sensations Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. They played to a […]

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