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Tech Specs – Google Pixel

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A 2016 Model Phone – Any Good Now? When the Google Pixels first released in 2016 they came with mixed reviews. The specs were praised, the camera was lauded as the world’s best on a smartphone. However, the design and the pricetag were seen as big negatives. However, now in 2016 with the release of […]

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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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Thinking Education: See, Think, Wonder

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What is See Think Wonder and How Do You Use It? See Think Wonder is a thinking routine developed to help establish critical and creative thinking. It encourages students to look at an image. Educators then as students to consider what the image is showing. This inspires deeper thinking about images that students might otherwise ‘gloss […]

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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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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 Rook – A Book Review

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What is ‘The Rook’? The Rook is a paranormal crime thriller that blends together the best of British and American ideas. It may not have a particularly British flavour. Yet the novel is set in Britain and features a mix of monsters and characters as bizarre as any from Doctor Who. As far as any […]

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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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Justice League Film Review

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Overview Justice League is the Avengers of DC and Warner’s attempt at a superhero cinematic universe. This attempt follows on from a series of mixed reception films. These include the unsuccessful Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad. However, the successful Wonder Woman set the DC Universe on the right path. You can read my review here! So how does Justice League measure up? Plotting Justice […]