2020. Words cannot begin to describe the rollercoaster of emotions that has been this year. We all thought that WW3 almost happening in January was as bad as it could get… Oh boy were we wrong. However, let’s try and make this different. Let’s not go about sulking saying “My oh my, everything is bad”. […]
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Harsh criticism of Joker Joker released in cinemas across the US on the 4th of October. The reaction has been both somewhat surprising, but at the same time not. A few months ago, we talked about if the customer is always right when it comes to movie reviews, especially due to the largely unfair critical responses regarding […]
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The Maltese Culture is arguably the most diverse in all the Mediterranean. It has seen influence from all major powers and cultures around the whole coast of the Mare Nostrum and even beyond. We are not a single race, but a rich hotchpotch of all that is us, something valuable for a Pop-Culture club like […]
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The ‘high culture’ of Ancient Rome Ancient Rome is one of the cornerstones of ancient civilizations. The culture of this race was one of the founding pillars of modern civilization. Therefore, the art of such a nation would be fundamental to modern-day art and culture due to the influence it would cause. Roman Culture was […]
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No more Spiderman? What’s that about? Recently I had the pleasure of taking a trip down memory lane as I exposed my younger brother to the wonder that is Epic Rap Battles of History. One of the rap battles we ended up watching was Stan Lee VS Jim Hansen. While I’m sure that Stan Lee […]
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Taste in music is anything but scientific, but a survey proved that the 1960s has the most memorable music. When it comes to music we’re all willing to defend our favourites with all that we’ve got because this was the music that was there for us in our lowest moments and gave us solace, was there to […]
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I have never met anyone in my entire life who doesn’t like Tom Hanks. We all swoon at the idea of another Hanks film. So naturally, any film he stars in makes the rounds in the headlines and social media. Tom’s newest film is “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood” where he takes on the […]
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When 1-Up Club was at its inception as the members of the executive were debating how the club should operate, who would be our target audience, what are our priorities, etc. It was a huge to-do list by any stretch of the imagination. As an executive we are a pretty diverse group with different preferences […]
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I assume that everyone noted that the time tested series, James Bond, recently made the rounds in the news headlines with its alleged “popcorn dropping moment”. So first lets get back to basics. The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent as created in 1953 by Ian Fleming. Since Fleming’s death […]
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Apollo 11 launched to the moon with 3 astronauts on 16th July 1969 and made its return launch exactly 50 years ago today! It was indeed “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – and what a leap that was. It not only changed our definition of what we could accomplish but […]
Read More From movies to conspiracies: 50 years from the moon landing