Takeaways: Week 26

Posted 12:17pm Sunday 8th October 2023 by Critic

Something to…     Watch   Tom Sandoval’s apology video on YouTube   A raw, emotional, genuine display of social media in the golden era of the early 2010s. If your birth year ends later than 00, consider yourself lucky that your tween fantasies Read more...

Takeaways: Week 25

Posted 11:24am Sunday 1st October 2023 by Critic

Something to…   Watch:   Lady Gaga’s 2009 VMA performance   Lady Gaga pretty much debuted to the world with this performance of Paparazzi, which, if you can find it, is like a piece of pop music history. The only good recording I know of is still pretty Read more...

Takeaways: Week 22

Posted 11:53am Monday 11th September 2023 by Critic

Something to…     Watch   They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)    Use your ex’s Netflix password that’s still saved on your laptop and strap the fuck in. John Boyega and Jamie Foxx star in this freakishly good government conspiracy movie Read more...

Takeaways: Week 21

Posted 9:06pm Sunday 3rd September 2023 by Critic

Something to…   Watch   Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)   Ahead of our Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori issue, you might want to give this movie a go. Don’t ask why, you’ll see. Whole thing’s on YouTube. It’s equal parts Power Rangers, LEGO Read more...

Takeaways: Week 20

Posted 11:07pm Sunday 20th August 2023 by Critic

Watch   The Sopranos   Want to put your business degree to good use, but don't want the government taking that tax money? The Sopranos would act as a pretty good blueprint if you were looking into committing crime and fraud as a career choice (in game, of course). Also good Read more...

Takeaways: Issue 19

Posted 3:48pm Sunday 13th August 2023 by Critic

Something to:     Watch   University’s Cyber Security Education and Awareness Programme   Some would say you’re supposed to engage with Otago’s Security Education and Awareness Programme, but I beg to differ; watching it from the distance of Read more...


Posted 2:18pm Monday 7th August 2023 by Critic

Something to:     Watch   The Post-Oppenheimer Cinematic Universe   Feeling left with some existential dread after Oppenheimer? Great! Let’s make it worse. First off the block ought to be Grave of the Fireflies, a movie so emotionally devastating that Read more...

Takeaways: Issue 16

Posted 4:39pm Monday 24th July 2023 by Critic

Watch   Day After Tomorrow & Happy Feet Combo   An icy double-header of forgotten classics. Happy Feet is one of the better movies from 2006 that you haven’t watched in ages, directed by George Miller between his Mad Max movies (meaning, canonically, Mumble and Read more...


Posted 1:59pm Sunday 7th May 2023 by Critic

Something to: Watch The Wife Swap George Bush episode: The Patrick and Leierwood Family episode is what your flat is missing. One family is an uber-conservative, hella-patriotic American military family who LOVES George W Bush. Meanwhile, the other family consists of Godless hippies who Read more...

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