‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

It’s a powerful analogy. A comet 5-10km in length is plummeting towards earth. In 6 months and 14 days, humanity will become extinct. That is, unless, the Government listens to the scientists and takes immediate action. The Owl’s Elaine Obran watched ‘Don’t Look Up’ as Australian politicians began their campaign for the 2022 Federal Election and she couldn’t help but notice the parallels.Continue reading‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ Season 2’: the guilty pleasure you didn’t know you needed

Since the rise of reality TV, we’ve always had a fascination with and a special place in our hearts for property porn. When season one of ‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ premiered on Amazon Prime in the heat of Canberra’s Covid-19 lockdown fiasco last July, The Owl’s Ethan Perry became hooked on the reality real estate program right from the get-go. And when season two premiered at the beginning of April, he found himself enthralled once again.Continue reading‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ Season 2’: the guilty pleasure you didn’t know you needed

The movie that made me a dog lover: ‘Hachi, A Dog’s Tale’

The Owl’s Bianca David has a confession: she is not a dog lover. Never was and never will be (or so she thought). But, all that changed when she watched ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.’Continue readingThe movie that made me a dog lover: ‘Hachi, A Dog’s Tale’

‘The Batman’ review: is Robert Pattinson playing Edward Cullen in a Batman suit?

The latest Batman film, aptly named ‘The Batman’ provides viewers with a unique portrayal of the Dark Knight. This version of Batman is portrayed by none other than Robert Pattinson, the same actor who portrayed Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ series of films.’ The moody nature of Pattinson’s depiction of the character is a welcome change during certain aspects of the film. That being said, there are certain scenes in ‘The Batman’ where we see parts of Edward Cullen’s character sparkle through, just like his skin in the sun.Continue reading‘The Batman’ review: is Robert Pattinson playing Edward Cullen in a Batman suit?

‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’: a fun and simple read

Many TikTok users will know that when you open the app, the first posts you see are from BookTok. A very popular subsection, fans of reading meet with their reading lists, reviews and reactions for books old and new. BookTok has now overflowed into bookstores, with the trending stories online now mirrored by book sellers. Topping the charts recently has been ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ by V. E. SchwabContinue reading‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’: a fun and simple read

Could ‘Termination Shock’ become our new reality?

New York Times best-selling author Neal Stephenson introduces you to ‘Termination Shock’. A dystopian world where global warming is in full force, COVID-19 has now become COVID-27 and testing procedures have become the social norm. ‘Termination Shock’ opens with one of the main characters Saskia arriving in Texas in a small private plane. She immediately faces the consequences of global warming. The characters could land their plane in Houston, Texas, but would not be able to fly out again due to the heat wave breaks.Continue readingCould ‘Termination Shock’ become our new reality?

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ proves it’s never too late for any of us

We all have moments where we wonder what’s the point? We’re on the hamster wheel of life, running around day in and day out, pushing our boundaries to attempt to get somewhere but often it feels we are stuck. Frozen in the same place as yesterday which makes us question, well everything. The Owl’s Lila Greyling received the book ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ as a birthday present and felt obligated to read it, and she’s glad she did.Continue reading‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ proves it’s never too late for any of us

‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’: review

‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ is a three-part Netflix documentary that tracks the extraordinary rise to super-stardom of arguably the world’s most recognised rappers/music producers: Kanye West. Produced and narrated by “long-time friend” Clarence “Coodie” Simmons, this documentary for the most part is an extraordinary fiasco and treasure trove of footage of West’s early success. Unfortunately, the lines become blurred and the true intention of the docuseries is brought into question.Continue reading‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’: review

‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’: not worth the hype

Through TikTok, many authors have found new popularity, and topping that list is Taylor Jenkins-Reid. She first found fame when her novel ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ made its way onto BookTok. This book didn’t reach mainstream attention until 2019, when it was announced that the story rights were sold to Freeform two years after the book’s release. Since then, it has blown up and topped book charts around the world, with any of Taylor Jenkins-Reid’s new releases immediately joining that list. It is even being made into a Netflix movie.Continue reading‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’: not worth the hype

‘Turning Red’: your average, modern heartfelt Disney/Pixar film

So far, The Owl’s Cara Ginnan has watched the Disney/Pixar film ‘Turning Red’ three times. At first, she wasn’t so thrilled about the film, having only managed to get through to the first half of the movie where the main character, Mei-lin, enters school after finding out she has the soul of a Red Panda. But by the third time, it was a charm.Continue reading‘Turning Red’: your average, modern heartfelt Disney/Pixar film