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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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Nevermoor #1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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What is Nevermoor? Nevermoor is a new children’s fantasy series by Australian author Jessica Townsend. The novel’s tone is the hybrid of Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter. However, make no mistake, this is a work of children’s fiction as “rare as hen’s teeth” – a unique narrative. The novel is different from recent young adult novels such as the Throne […]

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Tower of Dawn – The Throne of Glass Novel

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Summary Tower of Dawn is the latest installment of Sarah J. Maas popular Throne of Glass series. Unlike the other entries in the series, this novel does not immediately follow on from previous events. Rather, it is a novel set during the events of the previous text, Empire of Storms. This Throne of Glass novel particularly focuses on Chaol Westfall, […]

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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 […]

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The Dressmaker

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A Uniquely Australian Text The Dressmaker is quintessentially Australian in nature. After all, Australia is this reviewer’s homeland. And yet at the same time it is a somewhat controversial novel. For The Dressmaker is in many regards a distasteful novel and not at all a fairytale to read. There is no happily-ever-after morality with regard […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

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Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]