Film, Opinion

Guilty Pleasures

No Comments 30 November 2011

Good films should be works of art, capable of giving the audience either a profound insight into a character’s mind and situation or presenting an issue in an interesting and engaging way. Sometimes, however, that’s no fun. Sometimes people just want to watch a movie that’s big, silly and entertaining. We’ve all done it, picked […]

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Film, Gaming, Opinion

I Hate Those Guys

1 Comment 29 November 2011

There was a time when authors, filmmakers and the like could make anyone the villain of a piece. They didn’t necessarily need a reason – they were the bad guys because we were the good guys. Most of the time, our brave hero fended off evil kings, moustache–twirling fiends and cunning assassins. But, with some […]

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Film, Opinion

‘The Exorcist’: Still the Scariest?

No Comments 29 November 2011

Regarded as ‘The Scariest Movie of All Time,’ at least according to the DVD case, The Exorcist is certainly one of the most referenced and respected horror films ever made. But does it still live up to its claims? Can it still cause the chills and shakes it did on its original 1973 release? A […]

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Exhibitions, Special Events

Artists Open Studios

No Comments 29 November 2011

If you’d like to leave the city for a day or two and go somewhere beautiful but still quite close to home, go to the Diamond Valley. It boasts kilometres of sweeping open land, towns with a country atmosphere and a city convenience, and leads into some of the most stunning places in Victoria. With […]

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Travel

On Stranger Tides

No Comments 25 November 2011

At times it can be fun, at others it’s an inconvenience (for example, in the lead-up to exam week), but during school holidays I tend to go away a lot. The destinations vary but the logistics of accommodation stay the same – eventually all the hotels, motels and cabins blur into one. Well, my most […]

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Comedy, Opinion

Comedy – The Top 10 Episodes of All Time?

3 Comments 18 November 2011

Everybody likes comedy. Not everyone admits it, but every person on Earth has laughed at least once in their life. Genres and styles appeal to different tastes, but by and large there is always something on this planet to make almost everybody laugh. What are the best comedies ever? Philosophers may have pondered this since the […]

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Travel

Florence: the Art of the City

1 Comment 18 November 2011

There are two things that you’ll notice waltzing into Florence: that everything is made of terracotta, and just how much art there is. It was very different to the other cities I had been to. Sicily is very traditional, whereas Rome is bathed in ancient history. Florence, on the other hand, is the embodiment of […]

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Special Events

The Zombie Shuffle: A Beginners Guide

1 Comment 18 November 2011

I won’t say that this event is something that makes Melbourne unique – there are zombie walks held every year in major cities around the world. Rather, the zombie shuffle brings us Melburnians together. Well, the gore-loving, more eccentric ones, anyway. Held last Sunday on the eve of Halloween, an estimated 3,000 undead monsters gathered […]

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Film

Midnight in Paris

No Comments 08 November 2011

Even as an avid fan of the legendary Woody Allen, I must admit his films of late have not exceeded their mediocre, lukewarm receptions, to the disappointment of myself and many others. It is with that said that I and the rest of his loyal disciples awaited with bated breath the opening of his latest […]

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Music

Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out

No Comments 08 November 2011

“New Beat” was arguably the best track off Toro Y Moi’s previous album, Underneath The Pine. Chaz Bundwick (Toro Y Moi is his stage name) must have realised this fact very quickly, as within a matter of months a new EP has hit the shelves, 5 jam-packed tracks sounding pleasingly similar. The music of Toro […]

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