The Social Network – Reviewed by Laura Bryant

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has now reached its 500 millionth user and it was only a matter of time before a film was made about how it all began. The Social Network is directed by David Fincher, and tells the story of Mark (Jesse Eisenberg) who attends Harvard University. He wants to be …

A Tory rant – By James D. Irwin

It’s one o’clock in the afternoon. It’s a warm and sunny afternoon even though it’s the middle of October and I’m sat in the garden of the Royal Oak. It is, incidentally, also the middle of my Media Writing class. And this is why I love my life. The life of a student/borderline alcoholic is …

Why do we worry about body image? – By Joanna Reed and Rebecca Roberts

Today's Media creates a contant pressure to look good and the younger generation seem to be a central target. The pressures to own the latest fashion and to be a certain weight is becoming more evident in current society. Six out of the ten first year University students we interviewed were concerned about how they …

Halo: Reach – Bungie’s last stand – Reviewed by Lauren Marriner

One of the most highly anticipated games of 2010 is here, and most of the gamers around the world would have completed the campaign in 24 hours. Those who have, still have months of enjoyment from playing online. For those of you who have been living under a rock for a good few years and …

Fifa 11 – Reviewed by Michael Gibbons

After much debate (and several mixed opinions from friends and GAME store employees alike) I bit the bullet, traded in my copy of 2010 World Cup and purchased FIFA 11 for the PS3. I had watched the trailers on Youtube and had been blown away by the improvements that FIFA had promised, including better graphics, …

Singing Contest or Circus? – Jody Sparrow

At last a step in the right direction. Has it really taken this long for Simon Cowell and co. to realise what constitutes entertainment and to give the audience what they want? After years of insisting that the show focuses on the pure ability to sing, it looks like the current crop of X Factor …