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“ElfYourself” 2011: A Review by Lachy Larmour

November 30, 2011

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With the annual tirade of commercially-driven interests vying for our each and every holiday-intended dollar, it’s not hard to go numb and succumb to the pain that is the Christmas holiday season. Department stores, e-tailers, handymen, and even fast food companies all chase our attention and ask us to ask them to help us out […]

“Breaking Dawn” is the most frightening film I’ve seen this year by Avril Good

November 28, 2011

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I have a confession to make. I have read the Twilight series. That’s not the confession; I’ve heard enough people scathingly ridiculing the books in hip coffee shops on Brunswick Street to know that it’s okay to have read the first chapter or so. No, my confession is that I read the Twilight series, and […]

Is Australia just roo-less in confidence? by Mattie Mould

November 25, 2011

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All Aussies claim to live up to the land-loving, tanned, hardened image the world holds of us, but are we really? Is it land-loving to continually rebuff the idea of eating kangaroo meat? We’ve all seen it, lying on the supermarket shelves. It looks like any other meat that we would buy for a Tuesday […]

Quest for the Worst Movie Ever Made: Part 2 (This Time, It’s Biblical!) by Matilda Dixon-Smith

November 21, 2011

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Ever wondered what melding pornography and romantic-comedies would look like? No need to wonder anymore, readers, such a film exists for your viewing pleasure. I’ve seen bad movies before, in fact, I’ve seen so many I’m compiling a list. Apparently I never knew what a “bad movie” was until I saw My First Wedding. I […]

“Last Night” or “How I Learned to Stop Hating Keira Knightley” by Caitlin McGrane

November 15, 2011

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I really hated Keira Knightley until very recently. Maybe it was that she was so skinny and she made it look effortless, or maybe it was that she got to kiss my tweenage crush, Orlando Bloom. But mostly it’s because she was, as my good friends Dr Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo like to say […]

‘Wot—the fock—is bronch?’: The Return of “Misfits” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

November 11, 2011

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This past summer I became very attached to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For weeks we couldn’t get enough of Buffy’s ass-kicking punchlines, the hilarious cut-away moments, and Spike singing in a graveyard. It was a beautiful time. While we were deep in Buffy-mania [fellow editor] Will Kay, who was not a fan, could often be found—headphones […]

‘X&Y’ + more letters = ‘Mylo Xyloto’ by Jake Robinson

November 9, 2011

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Coldplay have always held a noble aim in their music. Like The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and U2, they strive to deliver music to the masses, while at the same time producing work of artistic merit. So while they straddle this divide, they cast envious glances with one eye at Justin Bieber and Arcade Fire the […]