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Game Review: Northern Powerhouse: Last Towns Standing

17/02/16

I was excited to be asked to write this review before this text adventure game went live, says our young blogger Oscar (aged 15). You can play the game now too, just click here. First of all, what a b…
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The Survivalist: Think you can handle it?

17/02/16

We are not told what caused the end of our world, but with the help of stark opening credits, we're invited to consider the consequences of using all fossil fuels on earth as a scenario for the utter …
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Better to Love a Dog?

15/02/16

I'll See You In My Dreams is a film about the lives of older people in affluent middle class America; a place where you have to be able to afford your own condo, pool, membership of the local golf clu…
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Celebrity and the Superbowl

13/02/16

With the recent outcry over Beyoncé's "political action" at the Superbowl, we take a moment to analyse the power of the celebrity voice that tries to send the world a message, and the criticism they m…
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The Original Catfish Story

12/02/16

Before Tinder, or Plenty of Fish, Tom Hanks was the original internet dating danger. We're all familiar with Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost's 2010 documentary Catfish. A story of boy-meets-girl, boy f…
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Emojis are in? :o

12/02/16

As the Internet has grown, so have our ways of communicating using it. We've seen instant messaging services grow too, but how are they affecting the way we use language in everyday life? Callan Waldr…
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Pride and Prejudice…and, er, Zombies?

12/02/16

Carly Paton finds Burr Streers' movie may be the perfect cure for those nonplussed by the very idea of romance this Valentines! When I first heard the title of this movie I thought that director Burr …
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Review: Trumbo

11/02/16

The fact that you have seen this film before is no reason not to watch it again, and expect to see an awful lot more of Bryan Cranston. Before you get too excited by the news that Trumbo is generally …
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Discover Icelandic Saga, Rams

09/02/16

You don't so much watch this film as absorb it... Awareness builds as scenes seep into your consciousness as stealthily as the inevitable Icelandic mist, cut into your bones with the icy elements of n…
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Did You Gasp at Spotlight Too?

08/02/16

It is unusual to hear gasps at the end of a film, but that's exactly what our Young Blogger Oscar (aged 15) encountered when he went to see Spotlight this weekend. Spotlight is a very serious film bas…
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