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Rise of adult coloring books

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Written by
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Adult coloring books seem to be the newest craze. Coloring books used to be for kids but now they are coveted by the young-at-hearts. What used to be a favorite childhood activity has become a trendy habit of adults nowadays. People who are looking for a relaxing past time have joined the coloring bandwagon. Adult coloring books feature more detailed…Read More »

Xavier School. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Kick-ass fictional schools

Monday, 24 August 2015 | Written by
Xavier School. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Go to school! It’s the mantra responsible parents all have. But as children, we rarely ever saw the value of academic study. I remember the sheer joy of finding out classes were suspended, or when the bell rings at 4pm and it was time to go home, or PE. But I’m sure not all children/student find school so bemoaning. Especially…Read More »

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‘Absolutely Anything': Absolutely lacking

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Written by
Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.

What would you do if you had the ability to make absolutely anything happen? Would you ask for a million dollars or the ability to fly? Or would you solve poverty, or make lying impossible? It’s a question that can either have a very shallow answer or a deeply insightful one. Unfortunately, ‘Absolutely Anything’, while entertaining, never digs deep enough…Read More »

Fant4stic was setting up something that could have been awesome, but it ultimately deteriorated into senseless mush.

Four fantastic fails made by Fant4stic

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Written by
Fant4stic was setting up something that could have been awesome, but it ultimately deteriorated into senseless mush.

I’ve heard the rumors, read the nasty reviews, and seen all the bad publicity, but I STILL wanted to give Fant4stic a shot. But alas, my faith was not rewarded. I didn’t think it was as bad as people were saying, but it really wasn’t a very good one. The online hate is justified. Fant4stic was setting up something that…Read More »

I'd like to check out that book, please.

7 Things you can learn in an actual library

Saturday, 8 August 2015 | Written by
I'd like to check out that book, please.

by Cathy Dellosa-Lo Google—the “be all and end all” of information. All the data you will ever need at your fingertips—it’s every researcher’s dream. Will the next generation ever set foot in a house of books, or will they even have the slightest idea of what a library card is? In this fast-paced world of single taps and instant information, have…Read More »

Comedy is courage.

5 indie films you can watch with your kids

Saturday, 1 August 2015 | Written by
Comedy is courage.

Let’s stop polluting children’s minds with unnecessary gore, blonde superhero antics, or mushy love stories. Below are 5 alternatives to the usual, sappy, confusing, mainstream kid films. Life is Beautiful Gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice, meets pretty schoolteacher Dora and wins her over with his charm and wit. Eventually they marry and give birth to their son, Giosue. Their happiness…Read More »

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Pretty something: A review of ‘Paper Towns’

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Written by
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Ahhh, yes, young life, young problems, young love – we’ve all been there. The specifics may be different for this day and age from when we were young, but the broad strokes are pretty much the same – friendship blues, graduation anxieties, identity crises, the opposite gender and the like. In the same vein, coming of age movies come by…Read More »

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Innards Grinder: Feel-good indie movies

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Written by
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It’s Kind of a Funny Story 16 year old and brokenhearted Craig Gilner tells his doctor he is suicidal and ends up in a New York City mental ward. The clinic’s youth wing is unfortunately closed, so he spends his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of the patients, Bobby, soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. During his five days’…Read More »

Ant-man 1

Of ant-sized heroes and “sufficient” movies

Monday, 20 July 2015 | Written by
Ant-man 1

ANT-astic New World! Who else has a sudden urge to pet an ant? I do! Man, ants are cool! (You know, when they’re not creeping up my leg and munching on my delicate skin.) Ant-Man is the latest Marvel hero to get an on-screen adaptation. He’s a relatively unknown character to non-comic book fans, but then that’s what Marvel does…Read More »

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