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Oblivion (2013) and the new atheism Part Wall-E, part The Truman Show and part 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tom Cruise's latest sci-fi outing Oblivion faces an oblivion of its own. This review contains spoilers. Jack (Tom Cruise) is a technician who maintains drones protecting the... Continue Reading →

Django Unchained (2012): a love story, a blood story, a slave story

In Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino's alternate history unleashed fantasy revenge on Hitler's regime. In Django Unchained, he brings it to the slavers. With the help of the only good white guy in the South - a German bounty hunter Dr King... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia) Swedish House Mafia's song of loss Don't You Worry ChildĀ  finds hope in heaven's plan. A feel-good song, empty words or is there a plan for you? Verse 1 There was a time, I used to look into my... Continue Reading →

“Then I woke up”: No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 4 of 4

There will be no abrupt ending to this series. We're up to the fourth and final part! This post continues straight on from Part 3 so if you've just landed here, start at Part 1. For everyone else, Part 4... Continue Reading →

“It ain’t all waitin’ on you.” – No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 3 of 4

In Part 1, we saw that in this life there are no clean getaways - either a bad guy will get you, your bad choices will get you or your body will get you. That's pretty much how life seems.... Continue Reading →

Betting your life: No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 2 of 4

In Part 1, we observed the pervasive nature of death in the film No Country for Old Men. And so it is in real life, though I think we in the West tend to hide it away, shy away from... Continue Reading →

No clean getaways: No Country for Old Men (2007) – Part 1 of 4

A man steals millions of dollars from a drug deal gone bad and plays a deadly cat and mouse game with a serial killer the syndicate sends to get their money back, while aging sheriff Bell attempts to track them... Continue Reading →

In honour of Asteroid Apophis: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Last week's approach of asteroid Apophis (above) within 9 million kilometres of Earth provided some fun in our office. The asteroid was expected to swing by Earth in 2036, passing within 10% of the distance between the Earth and... Continue Reading →

It’s My Life (Jon Bon Jovi)

If you were a teen in the early 2000s, chances are you're familiar with Bon Jovi's It's My Life, a driving rock anthem celebrating human autonomy. The song reached #33 in the US charts, #5 in Australia and #1 across... Continue Reading →

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