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Bumblebee: Did we need another Transformers movie? Yes we did.

I’m a Transformers pleb. But I really shouldn’t be. I mean, I grew up with the cartoons, played with the toys and have sat through all the recent movies. And yet, somehow I haven’t absorbed very much beyond the fact that there are Autobots and Decepticons and for some reason, they just don...

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Old Man’s Journey: Vacation-Mode Activated

Suspended somewhere between the realm of “game” and “visual novel”, Old Man’s Journey delivers an experience that you’ll probably be expecting based on the title alone. Playing as an old man, your journey starts when a letter arrives. Donning a backpack, the old man’s encounter with places and things sparks...

Robin Hood

DI: It’s a 2018 re-imagining of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman). The trailer promises a sexier version of our beloved thief and I’m glad to see that there were no signs of men in tight tights (as much as I enjoyed the song that goes with this imagery). From the very start, the film overturns yo...

An Interview With Gina Hara

Meet Gina Hara. She’s never had a crab stick before, loves Carcassonne the board game, and has directed a documentary called Geek Girls. Saskia and Jaz sat down with her, fed her a crab stick, told her Carcassonne was a real place, and asked her why she made a movie about girls and geekdom. Here is th...

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The Grinch

After an 18 year absence the Grinch and his hatred of merriment is returning to the big screen this Christmas. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the nasty green scrooge, who plans to steal Christmas away from those annoying Whos. The Grinch and his trusty dog Max will ensure the residence of Whoville will be with...

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Kusama: Infinity

The choice to watch a movie can often be a lazy one. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, we all need to veg-out every once in a while. But if I’m being honest I wouldn’t usually choose to spend my free time watching a documentary. Like most others I presume, my choices will usually fall in...

No Man’s Sky – The Abyss

No Man’s Sky.. No Man’s Sky.. No Man’s Sky.. [big sigh] how I love you… how I hate you.. how confused I am by what you have become. It is hard to know exactly how I feel about this game now. I have defended (and rightly so) Hello Games and Sean Murray since I pre-ordered and started ...

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SEE/SAW: Where Dying is a Strategy

If See/Saw was a baked good, it would be a chilli chocolate cake. Familiar, addictive, and yet hiding a punch that delivers when you think you’ve got it down. You start off as a character that needs to go through “tests”. Some professor dude (who looks weirdly a lot like you) takes you through the tut...

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Bohemian Rhapsody

It is no small feat portraying an icon and there is none more iconic than Freddy Mercury. Star Rami Malek (Mr Robot) does not disappoint. Bohemian Rhapsody opens at Live Aid 1985 and the camera tracks Freddy from his trailer to the stage. We don’t see his face but the outfit and physicality are instantly re...

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The Six Deadly Halloween Make-Up Sins

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Any excuse to dress up, right? While it’s a great time to embrace all things spooky, here are some horrific make-up mistakes that you should take care to avoid: 1. Unsealed body paint. Avoid getting caught red (or green, or blue) handed leaving paint stains all ove...

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The Jackbox Party Pack 5

I squealed when I saw that this was going to be released. It was a little embarrassing because I was in a room full of people minding their own business. Needless to say, I am a big fan of the games. However, if you’re a Jackbox virgin, let me just quickly lay out what’s in store: 1) Learning st...

A Day with Dinosaur Polo Club

PMG reviewer Di recently covered the little success of Kiwi-made indie game Mini Metro. She spent many hours staring at transit maps, dreaming of geometric shapes and brainstorming new strategies to solve cities’ commuter problems. After some more hours, Di started wondering about the intriguing logo ...

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