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Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

Sometimes life gets busy and it’s difficult to keep on top of this blog, so once again I find myself writing a review round-up of some of the most recent films I’ve seen. Slightly late to the party with these really but, there we go! The Jungle Book The Jungle Book received mixed reviews from lots of people. The angry anti-remake brigade were against a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

We’re Never in Control of What Media we Watch

 If you think you’re watching Breaking Bad instead of X Factor in an attempt to define who you are and not succumb to what TV bosses tell you to watch, then you’re wrong. The live action 101 Dalmatians would have you believe that racoons and skunks are prominent wild animals in England. Anyone with half a brain knows this is false, unless of course they escaped from a nearby zoo … Continue reading We’re Never in Control of What Media we Watch

Kids and Video Nasties: The Media as a Scapegoat for Crime

When I was a kid I’d play Grand Theft Auto before I even knew what a prostitute was or how a gun worked. My favourite way to play the game was to use a cheat to deactivate the police and just run free killing people in imaginative ways with an array of weapons. My brother and I found a list of cheat codes online for … Continue reading Kids and Video Nasties: The Media as a Scapegoat for Crime

American Cinema revolves around men and women are worthless if they don’t look good.

This supercut film trailer highlights something that a lot of people consider a problem in modern cinema; the representation of gender and race. Here is an article that argues that this kind of representation is a problem that needs to be addressed. In it the author says “The “ONE MAN saves the world and gets the girl” fantasy is strong in the above video, but … Continue reading American Cinema revolves around men and women are worthless if they don’t look good.

Paparazzi and Tabloid Journalists: The Lowest of the Low?

Michael Jackson’s fifteen year old daughter Paris is all over the news at the moment after she called a suicide hotline as a cry for help, and has been spotted with scars on her wrists. She has a troubled life, fame isn’t easy for children particularly when having to deal with the premature death of a parent and the consequent media bitching that not only … Continue reading Paparazzi and Tabloid Journalists: The Lowest of the Low?

Professional Development 161MC: How social media has enhanced my profile as a media producer

The first half of the 161MC module got me thinking a lot about social media and how it aids an individuals profile as a media professional. I’ve since developed a house style for my blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts and even created a Facebook page for my blog. All of these platforms are linked together and can be accessed through my blog. My blog and … Continue reading Professional Development 161MC: How social media has enhanced my profile as a media producer

Girls, My Mad Fat Diary and Melissa McCarthy; are Attitudes Towards Women in the Media Changing?

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There’s been a sudden and very noticeable change in the representations of women in the media recently, highlighted by two recent TV shows ‘Girls’ and ‘My Mad Fat Diary’. Successful comedian Melissa McCarthy has also become a big deal in the world of Hollywood after standing out in 2011 comedy Bridesmaids as unconventional Megan.
Do I spy a change in the attitude towards women and body image in the media?

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Hyperreality in the Media

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Postmodernism is one of my favourite media theories and I’m fascinated by postmodern films and media, and find them altogether more enjoyable to watch. I love feeling like a part of the text, and being treated as an intelligent, media knowledgable individual. Scream, The Truman Show and Family Guy are a few of my favourite (and more well known) postmodern texts.

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