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Incredibles 2 Review

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Waiting Forever for this Sequel? In 2004, before The Dark Knight or Iron Man cinema audiences had The Incredibles. The film was a smash-hit with critics and attendees. And for a ten year old child, it was truly ‘incredible’ to be able to watch an animated version of the comic books I so adored. And then when film ended with the […]

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Illuminae: A YA Novel in a Unique Format

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What Is Illuminae? As an Australian, and a wanna-be writer, I have an affinity for authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I had also read an advanced copy of Stormdancer all the way back in 2012, so seeing Jay Kristoff’s level of success has been pleasing. It’s particularly pleasing when the collaborative novel, Illuminae, is quality reading. Illuminae is part-Alien, part-Bioshock and […]

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Reviews of Lock In and Redshirts By John Scalzi

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Following are two reviews of science fiction narratives by John Scalzi. These books are near-inseperable for me in terms of quality, themes and expression. Since they are by the same author I decided to review them together here on my website. Lock In Review Lock In was a refreshing science fiction read. For the most part, this […]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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How Does Solo Stand Up In This New Star Wars Universe A few years ago the announcement was made that Disney would be creating new stand-alone films in the Star Wars universe. Fans’ hearts raced with excitement over the news, waiting for the chance to see some of the untold stories in a galaxy far-far-away. And yet the first two […]

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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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Star Wars Battlefront II Review

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Clouded by Controversy The announcement of Star Wars Battlefront II was a welcome one. Following 2015’s attempt to reboot the Battlefront brand, Battlefront II was meant to be a great improvement. And yes it certainly was. However, unfortunately Battlefront II also managed to play host to a vast amount of controversy. The planned progression system engaged with the mechanic of loot crates in […]

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Ragnarok and Roll! A Review of the Third Thor Film

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Rockin’ to Led Zeppelin  Thor: Ragnarok is a riveting, edge-of-your seat, rock and roll…comedy? Indeed, Taiki Waititi’s direction, creates a comedic film that is a pure action-packed adrenaline hit. This, combined with Chris Hemsworth’s eponymous star power, creates the most fun of all Marvel films. Easter eggs, potent visual effects, and charismatic character development abounds across […]