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Unless you have been living in a cave deep in the forest, you already know of the protests that have swept America. The killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman has sparked international outrage — and rightly so.

Social media has been filled with calls for justice for George Floyd and for many other African Americans that have had their lives cut short by police brutality.

Social media is a force that can be utilised for major change, and has been used to rally people behind numerous causes and bring to light horrible situations around the…

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33 years ago, Full Metal Jacket was released. A few days ago, I finally caught it. Stanley Kubrick’s epic follows a soldier through war, from training to the battleground.

I have never been a big fan of war films and that had kept me away from Full Metal Jacket. War in general does not appeal to me, and very rarely do I find myself enjoying these films. This has also kept me away from classics like Apocalypse Now, films that everyone considers a must see.

Finally having caught Full Metal Jacket, I was floored.

It is a stunning picture. The…

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The tree I was born in stood tall on a little lush hill. Now that’s no more and in its place stands cranes and men, digging and burrowing for something I don’t understand.

My new home is not far away, the tree lined street of the busy city center. Bustling with life, it never seems to sleep. Overcrowded walkways and overcrowded trees, tall pillars of glass and concrete surrounds me.

I hear murmurs about an apple, down I go to investigate. My stomach grumbles at the thought of food, but all that greets me is a wall of glass. What’s…

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It has achieved an almost mythical status but Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally going to see the light of day in 2021. It’s a truly unprecedented turn of events amid unprecedented times. People have written about how this changes the relationship between fandom and Hollywood, Snyder Cut fans have proclaimed this their big win, and one thing’s for sure — everyone is going to want to see it.

Flashback to 2017 with the release of the theatrical cut of Justice League. It was a famously troubled production, but one that through marketing hype was able to build significant interest…

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Following his doomed reboot of Fantastic Four, Josh Trank makes a return 5 years later with Capone. Chronicling the final year of Al Capone’s life, Trank deserves credit for choosing to tackle the most uncommercial premise of the man’s most unglamourous period of his life.

Prior to Capone, my only exposure to Trank’s work was 2012’s Chronicle. I have not seen his Fantastic Four reboot that sent him straight to director jail.

You might already know that Capone has received some less than favourable reviews. …

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Scooby and gang were supposed to make their big screen return with the animated Scoob! but the coronavirus outbreak forced plans to change and sent the gang directly to digital. It is the second movie to go on this premium video-on-demand path following Trolls World Tour.

All eyes will be on Scoob! to see if it can recreate the success Trolls World Tour found, but that will be a discussion for another time. Right now, Scoob! is on a mission to introduce the gang to a new audience. Does it succeed?

Scooby-Doo the cartoons were a big part of my…

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I have spent most of my working life in startups. It has been one of the more rewarding experiences in my life, the challenges are plenty and it is always rewarding to watch a company succeed in its own way.

One thing I have noticed however, is that everyone wants the fastest route to success. This is perhaps not surprising as competition is fierce and it is a dog-eat-dog world. This thirst for success can be a great motivator but it can also be blinding.

There is a chase to develop and launch a successful product that explodes onto the…

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Bong Joon-Ho made Oscars history this year when Parasite won Best Picture. It was the first foregin film to win the coveted award, and it was wholly deserving of it.

Following the film’s win, many people flocked to catch the award winning film. On one hand you had people who were having discourse about the film, and on the other people lamenting about reading subtitles.

Growing up in a country where reading subtitles is part of the norm, this took me by surprise. I did not expect anyone to be so against reading a line of text that helps understand…

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With COVID-19 completely upending all facets of daily life, one thing that seemed poised to bring positive, and lasting, change beyond the pandemic was working from home. As countries went into lockdown and mandated people work remotely, experts wrote about how this would bring about change in the way we approach work.

It would bring about more flexible work arrangements they said, an increase in productivity, and some even claimed better work-life balance. …

For all the hassle the coronavirus has caused, I find being stuck at home to be really enjoyable. I feel much more productive when it comes to work, I am able to better plan my days so that they are not overrun with just work related activities.

The extra time afforded by staying home has been really great. I am finally getting around to movies that have been on my watchlist since forever, and I am discovering more and more new films.

I challenged myself to watch at least one film everyday in April. Now that April is done, I’m…

Gregory Cameron

Content marketing writer by day. Film student by night. Film watcher, book reader, mobile tech enthusiast. Making sense of all things through the written word.

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