The Dark Knight Harvey Dent Analysis

The Dark Knight was the biggest film of 2008 and justifiably so with some great characters and a fantastic plot, especially for what is ultimately a super hero action movie. Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) represents a tragic hero who falls from grace, serving as the main plot device of the movie. Herein, Harvey Dent’s character [...]

Lord of the Rings Races: What Do They Represent?

Now I have to start this article off with a disclaimer and state that I am not accusing Tolkien or Peter Jackson of practicing racism consciously, but there can be little doubt that racial and ethnic stereotypes are represented in Lord of the Rings through the various racial groups. Herein, what those groups represent and [...]

The Machinist Plot Symbolism Analysis

The Machinist is a film released in 2004 focusing on the life and psychological condition of Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale). Herein, the various symbols in The Machinist will be examined. Of course, this article is meant for those that have already seen the movie and subsequently contains spoilers. The Machinist Plot Symbolism Analysis: Ivan As [...]

Alexander Movie Analysis

Oliver Stone’s Alexander the Movie remains a very underrated and bold piece of cinematic work that perhaps attempts too much for its own good. What makes the movie particularly interesting is its exploration Alexander’s desire to escape fear and thus destiny, but also the manner in which he falls back into it in a way [...]

Dark Knight Joker Analysis

The Dark Knight’s Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger, is one of the more interesting villains of recent cinema. While a great deal of praise has been leveled on the character and his portrayal, not so much analysis has been performed on the character itself. This article contains spoilers for those that have not seen [...]

Atonement Cecilia Tallis Analysis

Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightly) Atonement

Atonement’s Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightly) is Robbie Turner’s (James McAvoy) love interest and one of the primary characters of the movie. Cecilia Tallis Overview Cecilia Tallis is the eldest sister of Briony Tallis, who is the author of the book/movie we are observing. As a result, we never truly get to see Cecilia so much [...]

Masculinity In The Alien Movies

The Alien movies have enjoyed immense success, no doubt due to the clearly feminist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). However, the portrayal of masculinity in the Alien movies is a subject less discussed. This includes the manner in which masculinity and general masculine behavior interacts with the Aliens, and more precisely fails to overcome them. Masculinity [...]

oDesk Review

oDesk provides services for employers and employees to meet up and work together over the Internet. The employees mostly take the form of freelancers, although more permanent positions are offered from time to time. Herein, the positives and negatives of oDesk will be revealed. Positives: Reputable and award-winning business Free to use for providers (employees), [...]

Netgear Wireless-G Modem Router Review: Model DG834G Review

Netgear DG834G Wireless router and modem review that exposes the positives and negatives of the Netgear DG834G Wireless router. Features at a glance ADSL and ADSL2/2+ 802.11G and 802.11B standards supported 802.11G can support 54 Mbps speeds Four 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet Ports One Phone Line Connecter In Built Firewall Encryption Protocols: WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WEP, WPA-802.1x, [...]

Why Not to Buy an Ereader

E-readers are undoubtedly the way of the future, but the current incarnations of them still have a while to go. Herein I will discuss the various reasons why not to buy an ereader. ereader vs book The biggest issue with ereaders is that they simply are not as comfortable or flexible as a book is. [...]

USB Headphones Vs. Audio Jack Headphones

When buying a new headset it can be difficult to decide whether to purchase pair of headphones that plug into the computer via the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port or whether to go with the traditional audio jack headphones. This guide is intended to deliver information on what is the difference between USB headphones and [...]

Vodafone Wireless Internet Review

Vodafone’s Wireless Internet allows people to connect to the Internet wirelessly via a USB stick, or dongle, and therefore potentially have Wireless Internet that is portable and relatively high speed. In theory this sounds like a great idea within the Australian context as our small population density and expansive areas mean that wired Internet is [...]

Associated Content Review

Associated Content, now part of the Yahoo Contributor Network, is one of the better paying online writing opportunities. It works by publishing your article on their website alongside a collection of Google Advertisements and then paying writers a combination of upfront payments alongside payments per article view. Overall, Associated Content is a good opportunity but [...]

Advertising vs Affiliate Programs

The difference between advertising and affiliate programs explored in detail to provide some insight into what a website should use to make money There are no short amount of people new to web entrepreneurial activities who are wondering just what the difference is between these two ways of making money, or possibly unaware of what [...]

Ciao Surveys Review

Ciao Surveys is an England based survey company that delivers mainly Australian related surveys. This article will critically review Ciao Surveys and offer a guide to how lucrative the company is for those filling out surveys with it. The short answer is that overall it is not very lucrative, in fact not lucrative at all. [...]

Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Cordless Mouse Vs Corded Mouse

Wireless mouse technology has been around for a while now, yet wired mouse still remain readily available for purchase from stores. Herein, the advantages and disadvantages of both cordless and corded mouses will be discussed. Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Positives of the Wireless Mouse The primary and most obvious example of the benefit of [...]

Panasonic Wet Dry Shaver Review: Model ES-SA40 Review

Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 Review: Features and Specifications Battery Charge Time:Eight Hours, but can half charge within 30 minutes. Charger Type: Station, acts as a stand for the shaver. Number Of Blades: Two. Trimmer: Yes. Waterproof: Yes Panasonic Wet/Dry ES-SA40 Review: The Positives Panasonic are renowned for well made electrical appliances, and the ES-SA40 is not [...]

Electric Shaver Vs Razor: The Positives and Negatives

Electric Shaver Vs Razor: Benefits of the Electric Shaver Electric shavers have a number of benefits over using razors to shave. The first and primary benefit of electric shavers is that they are significantly less likely to cause razor burn. Not only is Razor burn an irritating itch, it also often appears quite bad as [...]

Wireless Mouse Logitech V220 Review

The Logitech V220 Wireless Optical Mouse for laptops is basically a small mouse that is meant to be portable so it can be dragged along with a laptop instead of using the always-annoying touch pad. Unbelievably, this specific model of mouse has lasted almost five years for me and still shows no signs of failing. [...]

Telstra Bigpond Pre-paid Wireless Broadband Review

Bigpond Pre-paid Wireless Broadband is a broadband package in which you buy a modem and can then recharge in the same manner that people recharge a mobile, by going to a licensed Telstra dealer and paying for a number that you enter to recharge. This sounds like a great idea, and has potential, but as [...]