New Year (high) resolutions? Earn cash selling your videos online

Welcome to January, the month many of us kick off with resolutions of the ‘must do better …’ kind. According to Statista, saving money / spending less sits 4th in the top 10 new year resolutions for 2019, whilst variations on a theme of saving money, spending less and earning more feature throughout the many resolutions and intentions posts trending across the blog-sphere, including here at Student Wire [anchor text for SW internal blog post link]. And if you’re a student you’ll certainly know why! After all, there’s nothing like almost a month of seasonal celebrating to empty a bank…

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Film Review: ‘Zootropolis’

 I am never one to turn down a Disney film so naturally I jumped at the chance to go and see the latest release ‘Zootropolis,’ or as it’s known outside of the UK ‘Zootopia.’ Considering that it has been ranked in the top 250 on IMDb, I can confirm that it is unlike any Disney film I have seen previous.The story follows Judy Hopps who is the first ever rabbit to join the police force in the city of Zootropolis. The story unfolds as Judy takes on and tries to solve a mysterious case involving the disappearance of an otter.What makes this film so different…

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The History & Development of Horror

Horror is the one of the most popular genres in film. There is no other genre that can tap into the subconscious quite like one filled with demons and monsters. However, despite its popularity, it is becoming a lot rarer to find a horror that becomes an iconic masterpiece – the days of ‘Psycho,’ ‘The Shining,’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ are long behind us. Are audiences just becoming harder to scare or has modern horror hit a creative wall?Despite not being introduced into film until the early 1900s, the genre dates back to the late 18th century. Demons and…

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The Revenant: a flawed masterpiece?

The Revenant has quickly become one of the most talked about films of the past decade. From it’s raw and visceral violence, it’s artistic directing and it’s big name cast. But does it deserve the massive response it has received? Or does the Oscar buzz flatter what is nothing more than a shallow interpretation of a great story.A Brief Outline The Revenant is based on a novel of the same name, telling the not-so-true story of Hugh Glass. The film is set in 1823 and follows the story of Hugh Glass, a fur-trapper and frontiersman who is left for dead…

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The hateful eight, should it be considered a flop?

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight stars an ensemble cast of some of the best actors to have worked with Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth to name a few, but is the star power alone enough to sell this movie? Samuel L Jackson in one of his most memorable roles yet.In short, No, not when compared to some of Quentin’s other films. Whilst the film did more-than double its modest budget of $44 million, Tarantino’s last two films 2009’s inglorious basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained both managed well over $300 million at the…

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