Television

It’s A Wrap!

No Comments 27 April 2015

The rap on Amy Poheler and the Parks and Recreation team is that they don’t so much write characters as they craft real-world people from their own ideas and experiences. Through this ethos, as well as excessive amounts of whipped-cream and waffles, Parks and Rec was born. Wholeheartedly earnest and packed with high-concept absurdity, the […]

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Television

The best episodes of Buffy

No Comments 27 April 2015

  Spoilers will be present in this article. Beware!! Buffy was the kind of show that empowered, entertained, had strong kick-ass heroines, and succeeded in having a full seven season run, without any boring parts. I have re-watched every single episode at least a dozen times. Buffy had it all. Running from 1997 to 2003, […]

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Film

20th Century: Presented by the Film Industry

No Comments 17 April 2015

Films can be great teachers – engaging, touching, thought provoking, as well as educational. You get more out of a good historical movie than you get out of sleeping in the back of a history class while your teacher slowly and in a droning monotone depicts the statistics, facts and events of a particular event […]

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Opinion, Television

Historically Inaccurate

No Comments 17 April 2015

Does it really matter if historical fiction is a little bit fictional? Swash buckling heroes defeating the terrible and evil British. Using their brains and brawn, they seek out justice and morality. The Sons of Liberty is a fun interpretation of the American Revolution. It starts from the first sparks of the Revolution and how […]

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Film

An interview with film student Greta Nash

No Comments 17 April 2015

Greta Nash is a student at VCA, and writes and directs her own films. She also produces plays with Tight Pants Theatre, and is the co-founder of nooscars.com. In this interview, we talked about her experiences and creative influences in film. You can find more of her projects here. What are some of your favourite […]

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Television

The Underrated Hilarity of Stargate SG-1

No Comments 17 April 2015

In writing this article I’m forced to admit that Stargate SG-1 not the most well-known sci-fi TV show of all. The usual reaction to the question: ‘“Have you seen Stargate?”’ is ‘“Huh? What’s that?”’. Everyone seems to have a basic knowledge of Star Trek, even if they have never seen it, and I’d bet you […]

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Television

Clarkson in trouble – or not

No Comments 17 April 2015

Three weeks ago, BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for physically attacking his producer and various incidents of verbal abuse in the past. This hot topic has been circulating on social media from petitions to bring him back to the show, to cries of joy that the ‘disrespectful pig’ is gone, to #RIPTopGear […]

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Film

Several Things to Look Out for in Sequels

No Comments 17 April 2015

There is enough negativity in the world. Such as: The absence of a Beyonce emoji. When your boobs will fit in to the formal dress but your butt won’t. Village Cinema tickets are now a solid $17.50 (for concession). The existence of Mulan 2. Etc. To light up your day, I present you with this […]

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Film, Uncategorized

Unconventionally Authentic; Adult World is a Personal Favourite.

No Comments 17 April 2015

Whenever I’m on Tumblr and I see a still from a movie I don’t recognise, I immediately search for the trailer. More often than not I’m disappointed, and I can guess from the trailer that the still was something small and appealing extracted from a ‘bigger picture’ that is average at best (maybe it’s pretentious […]

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Opinion

Lack of Scandal Causes Alarm

No Comments 17 April 2015

Reporters shocked to hear that alarmist news stories are taking a cut: no more shocks? No more freak-accidents and crime?  No more boyerism? A truely terrifying tale for readers and reporters alike. That made you click on the article, didn’t it? That catchy one-liner suggesting a thrill or a shock – sorry folks.  I’ve fooled […]

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