Author: Connor Johnston

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Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

 

This is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Unlike many other Hollywood reboots of recent years, 2015’s Cinderella was a shining success among viewers and critics, not only staying true to the magic of the original film- but in this reviewer’s opinion improving on it, while 2014’s Maleficent was slightly lacking though still offered an enjoyable and original take on an age-old tale. This month, Disney has once again reinterpreted an animated classic for modern audiences with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and in short: this is something very, very special. Read more …

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #4 “So-So-So-Scandalous”

2b6b-806d-431c-900f-4e4d46c527a5In Show Number 4, Connor and Sam discuss the rise of Reboots and Recreations of our favourite childhood movies, Tony Abbott’s Unwavering Desperation, The Panama Papers, Donald Trump’s growing chances of becoming the Republican Nominee and more!

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston and Sam Corcoran

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #3 “Connor V Sam: Dawn of Bullshit”

2dc5-779c-455f-a4f5-5a660a7f57f6It’s a week of battles today on Deja Moo, “Batman V Superman”, “Fans V Critics”, “Boris V Tony”, “TV Shows V Cancellation”, “Logic V Bigotry”, “Tinder V Politics” and “Connor V Sam”.

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston and Sam Corcoran

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Advance Review: “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Please Note: Radio Monash’s pre-release reviews aim to be as detail-free as they reasonably can while still offering a critique, but as everyone’s spoiler sensibilities are different, we advise you read on at your own discretion.

“The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus man. Day versus night! Son of Crypton versus Bat of Gotham!”

Walking away from the IMAX advanced screening of “Batman V Superman” yesterday, I felt a certain numbness that can best be described as the feeling you have after being hit by 7 trains in rapid succession… and rest assured, I do mean that in the best way possible.

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“Man of Steel” In Perspective

 

Later this week, DC will present its most audacious challenge to Marvel’s pristine record on the silver screen yet with “Batman V Superman – Dawn of Justice”. DC and Warner Brothers are hoping to feed off society’s current obsession with the ‘Superhero Movie’ genre and use the uniting of arguably 3 of the most iconic comic book characters of all time to kick-start a new age of prosperity for their brand and reputation in Hollywood. In anticipation for Thursday’s release, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a look back at the origins of DC’s current cinematic universe with 2013’s “Man of Steel” starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zack Snyder.

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