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Review – Crash Bandicoot: The Big Adventure

Author: Gabrielle Linnett

Back in 2002 Crash Bandicoot made his GBA debut in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure and the console wasn’t the only thing to get smaller. This time round evil Dr Cortex and Uka Uka want to take over the world and use a shrinking machine to reduce the world to the size of a grapefruit, while Crash and everyone are still on it. The machine is said to be powered by crystals, so it is Crash’s duty to work through the levels and collect crystals for a counter machine to be built.» >

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The Flappy Bird Phenomena

Author: Gabrielle Linnett

The last couple of weeks have seen the game Flappy Bird turn into a full blown trend. For those who aren’t aware, Flappy Bird has players furiously tapping their smartphone screens trying to avoid Mario-styled green pipes. At first instance it seems like a colourful version of the helicopter game we all played on the internet. The Mario-style background creates a charming game, added by the colour changing ‘bird’.» >

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Film Review – Dallas Buyers Club by Oliver Dickinson

Matthew MacConaughey has transformed himself in recent years going from rom-com bore to indie darling. He has started taking more complex roles in films like 2012’s Mud and it has seriously paid off, MacConaughey has proved he can perform these roles in a sensitive way portraying serious issues and emotions.

Dallas Buyers Club is his finest example. MacConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a Texan electrician, hustler, womanizer and drug addict. Woodroof lives in a very masculine and conservative world where at the start of the film he is seen with a prostitute using cocaine in a bull fighting arena, an image summing up the destruction of his lifestyle, and making homophobic jokes with his friends.» >

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Film Review – Lone Survivor

At times Lone Survivor seems a confused movie. Not confusing in terms of story, but the film’s intentions.  The interesting moral quandaries that Lone Survivor brings up, like the moment where half the patrol are willing to kill shepherds that will compromise their position but eventually let them go, are never given enough time to actually contemplate, to the point where the final scenes are confusing as to whether they act as a third act or a coda.» >

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