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Oktoberfest

October 24, 2011

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Hi guys! Surprise! It’s me again. This review is a little late, mainly because I’ve been sitting around watching The Vampire Diaries instead of writing. Sometimes I think to myself, does the world really need another thinly-veiled in-joke masquerading as bourgeois travel literature? But when Matilda gets cranky, no-one has any fun. So here is […]

“Crazy, Stupid, Love”: Everyone Who Went To See This Did So Because of Ryan Gosling’s Abs by Matilda Dixon-Smith

October 18, 2011

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Okay, gang, sit up and take note. To steal the words from Ryan Gosling’s beautiful, beautiful mouth, Crazy, Stupid, Love is a bit of a “game changer”. In a year characterised by the Something Borrowed*-style of romantic film-making (i.e. unromantic, unfunny and generally insulting), a romantic comedy die-hard like me is refreshed by a clever, simple […]

Staff Favourites 1(C): “Guilty Pleasure Movies”

October 14, 2011

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In honour of all things “Spring”, the You’re Dripping Egg contributing staff are waxing lyrical about some of their favourite things.   Jake’s Favourite Guilty Pleasure Movie: Ghost  I don’t think I ever feel ‘guilty’ watching any film. I believe that if you enjoy watching something than why feel guilty. However there are some films I […]

An Anthropological Perspective on “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” by Paul Burgess

October 10, 2011

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My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings; a guilty pleasure for many of us, an anthropological Eden for myself. If you are not familiar with these documentaries, they come to Australia and the Americas courtesy of Britain’s Channel 4. They follow various aspects of life of the travelling, or gypsy, community in Britain. The most extravagant of […]

“Jane Eyre” by Caitlin McGrane

October 7, 2011

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Last weekend, I decided to get my spinster on and go to the movies by myself. There’s nothing quite like sitting in a dark room full of strangers watching a film, knowing you can lose yourself in it (and a bag of malteasers) without being interrupted by a companion (N.B.: for my opinions on Cinema […]

“New Girl”: Please Be My Best Friend, Zooey Deschanel? by Matilda Dixon-Smith

October 5, 2011

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This title is perhaps slightly misleading because Zooey Deschanel would be the kind of best friend you secretly loathe because she’s about a trillion times cooler/prettier/quirkier than you. That’s basically the entire conceit of New Girl. Deschanel (and her GIANT, GIANT EYES) is Jessica Day, a dorky but sweet teacher who is looking for a […]

Meat Loaf at the AFL Grand Final by Jake Robinson

October 3, 2011

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While Meat Loaf’s performance as part (though in reality the whole) of the AFL Grand Final’s pre-match entertainment has been widely panned, my favourite was in The Age where Leaping Larry said that he sung in keys previously unknown to man. It is perhaps interesting to note what the AFL were buying when they signed […]