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“Optus”, or “The Little Girl who Could”

February 24, 2011


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a girl named Hannah. She was a pretty normal kind of girl – liked to hang out with friends, watch silly movies and write romance novels. Her house was actually a big castle called Ormond, and that’s where she spent most of her […]

Joanna Ward on the Forbidden Fruit

February 23, 2011


Okay, so I’m not one of those brilliantly creative people who sit down at their computers every day and write an entry for a blog they created. Wow, that makes blog-writers sound like massive nerds. Maybe they are. Anyway, I’m also not that computer technology savvy…come to think of it, I ask my 15-year-old sister […]

Shopgirl Strikes Back: A Review of “Made In Italy”

February 22, 2011


It’s late afternoon, and I’m working a shift at a leathergoods boutique on Collins Street. The Australian Open is on, and it’s early rounds yet, so there are bucketfuls of British, American and New Zealander tourists ambling around the city between matches. In walk two overweight British women. They start trying on mens’ items, something […]

“Burlesque” or “Cabaret 2: Rise of the Moulin Rouge Dancers” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

February 19, 2011


Burlesque, before actually seeing it, was a possibility for the Quest for the Worst Movie of All-Time shortlist. Goodness, how wrong I was. There was just so so much right with Burlesque. True, the ‘right’ may be closely associated with ‘wrong’, but, I mean, CHER!?! CHER and CHRISTINA AGUILERA in her FILM DEBUT!!?! Ali Rose (Aguilera) […]

“Love & Other Drugs” or “Treachery, Thy Name Is Jake Gyllenhaal” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

February 10, 2011


Ooh, they are good. They’re crafty, these movie-making types. Edward Zwick, how DARE you put Jake Gyllenhaal, frequently naked, in your film! Where do you get off giving Anne Hathaway Parkinson’s Disease? I am outraged – outraged because I just couldn’t resist the manufactured charm of Love & Other Drugs. I feel sick, and a […]