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Let’s Get Technical: In Media Res

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What is In Media Res? The idea of In Media Res is a technical Latin term meaning ‘in the middle of things.’ When it comes to narratives, traditionally stories begin at the very beginning. This is the case with fairytales. For example the classic line “once upon a time” is a traditional beginning from the very start […]

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Mercy Thompson – Urban Fantasy Book Series

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Across the past few months I have been reading my way through the ten books that make up the Mercy Thompson series. This is the review of the whole series, as written by Patricia Briggs. It is an urban fantasy series which focuses on the ubiquitous heroine: Mercedes Thompson. As the novel’s pitch runs: Mercy […]

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Black Panther – Film Review

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The King is Dead Long Live the King – Black Panther Black Panther is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first to explore a superhero of coloured origin. Which makes this film both fascinating and powerful in new and definite ways. Seeing diversity on screen (Luke Cage is an excellent example) is always […]

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The Last Jedi – Star Wars Episode VIII Review

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The Best Star Wars Film Yet? I was five when I first watched Star Wars: A New Hope. I remember sitting down in my home with snacks for a family movie, with the famous soundtrack blasting as the title began to roll up the screen. I watched with fascination as a Star Destroyer flew after the Tantive IV, […]

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Lego Ninjago Review

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A Fun 80s Filled Blast Lego Ninjago is an absolutely energetic film from start to finish. After the success of The Lego Movie and Lego Batman, Lego Ninjago uses the same brickmotion animation style brilliantly. The one area that lets this film down is its humorous nature. The film is a little ‘too-over-the-top’ with its zany sense of whimsy. At times, Lego […]