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LocoRoco Remastered

In eye-bleeding colours and unrelenting song that will either have you really annoyed or singing along, LocoRoco Remastered is now on PS4! So what is a “LocoRoco”? It’s a round jelly-like creature that has the ability to roll, jump and split or merge itself. Apparently it also really cares...

7.5

I'm smiling

Churchill

I’ve been critiqued before for my loose definition of what a “war movie” is. What is a war movie anyway? Does it require a certain volume of blood and guts to qualify? No one has been able to explain it satisfactorily to me so I’m going out on a limb and saying that Churchill is a wa...

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Meh

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Many years ago, a little 2D dog burst on to the PlayStation scene bringing one of the earliest games of the music and rhythm genre. It featured addictive songs and funky characters including a flower, a chicken and an onion. I remembered PaRappa the Rapper to be one of the most-played games in a party setti...

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Good

Colossal

If you want something a bit off-beat, Colossal might meet your needs in this old-school-monster-meet-dysfunctional-people movie. Unemployed and alcoholic Gloria (ANNE HATHAWAY) gets thrown out of boyfriend Tim’s apartment after one too many times of late night partying. In a haze, she returns to her s...

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Flippin' great

Styx: Shards of Darkness

When it comes to a stealth game, Cyanide Studios has put together a combination of elements that from the get-go feels surprisingly intuitive and believable. In this follow-up from the first Styx game you play a smart-mouthed goblin assassin who has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to getting what h...

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Don’t be put off. This isn’t just a film for musicians (although everything about it would probably suggest otherwise). In this documentary, iconic cellist Yo-Yo Ma puts together a gregarious ensemble of musicians gathered from the dusty corners of the globe to explore what it means to make musi...

5 Things for Gamers that aren’t Games

You’re probably wondering why you’d spend your free time doing anything else other than gaming. Okay, even if your Steam library is already full of games that you purchased for $3 and never played, here are some daring new ventures that may have you putting that controller aside for just that bi...

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Good

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution

Despite innuendos in the trailer about male chickens and how much harder they could be the second time around, I was relieved to find that Rocketbirds 2 followed the similar innocent style that I’d enjoyed in Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. Rocketbirds 2 is a return to the classic side-scrolling plat...

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Good

Beholder

From Warm Lamp Games comes this cute little indie title. When I say “cute”, I mean it in a sort of grim, dystopian sort of way in which a totalitarian government controls everything, including what colour apples to eat and what kind of ties you can wear. From the forefront, I was intrigued by th...

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Jackie

Jacqueline Kennedy: wife of the 35th American president and one of the most influential style icons of the 20th century. This is how I remember Jackie. Admittedly, I’m not a Kennedy expert so walking into this movie, I was ready for an education. The movie follows the few days after the assassination ...

9

Flippin' great

La La Land

It’s a musical, right? So I bring my musician movie partner. As a technicolour Cinemascope logo bursts on the screen in 1950s glory, I have a moment of regret. Because my partner, while being a connoisseur of music of all sorts, is also very critical. He’s a jazz musician and a conductor. He say...

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Good

Sunset Song

Okay, let’s get it out. This movie isn’t a happy one. In fact, I would describe it as 95% sad and 5% not-so-sad. So if you’re out for a good time, this may be one to pass up. But if you don’t mind a bunch of lyricism and nostalgia peppered with wartime dilemmas, Sunset Song delivers ...

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