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Hello everyone, my name is Joshua Andre and I live in Sydney, Australia. I'm a feature news reporter, article writer, reviewer and interviewer for Inspired Entertainment, covering worship/pop music. My favourite Christian artists are Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Third Day, Switchfoot, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Sanctus Real, Britt Nicole and Matthew West. My hobbies include watching cricket, spending time with friends, cooking, and reading. My favourite TV shows include One Tree Hill, Monk, Psych, Parenthood, Castle, Life On Mars, Once Upon a Time, Suits, The Newsroom and Person Of Interest. I am also a member of the sound production team at my local church, GracePoint Christian Church. I used to review for Christian Music Zine, and I am also a volunteer at Mission Australia, helping out with their policies, procedures in the internal audit department

Matador (The Naked and the Dead, Idol Worship, Code Red Card, Enter the Worm)

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Episode Air Date: July 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Matador (The Naked and the Dead, Idol Worship, Code Red Card, Enter the Worm)

Starring: Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Alfred Molina, Tanc Sade, Yvette Monreal, Elizabeth Pena, Isabella Gomez, Eve Torres, Christina Ochoa

Welcome back to this week’s review of the series Matador on El Rey Network, one of the most recent networks to order scripted series. A lot can happen in 4 weeks- good guys can become bad guys and vice versa, romances can heat up or break down, and new characters can be introduced, or new storylines added. In the case of this new show, which does not rely on viewers’ ratings as it has already been renewed for season 2; there are tons that have occur, including a betrayal, a team initiation, a intense kidnapping and blackmail situation, and brutal killings. But let’s first recap what happened in the pilot first, shall we?

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TV Thursdays: The Last TV Show With Robin Williams Starring In It (The Crazy Ones)

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Like I mentioned earlier in the week, it’s a very sad week that we as a nation and globe connected through social media may never fully ‘get over’; after the death of one of the most loved, respected, and popular TV and movie personalities ever- Robin Williams. It was shocking, it was unexpected, and soon enough, the tweets and messages flooded in from fans and his celebrity friends and acquaintances. I even wrote a post about my initial reactions, and writing down some personal thoughts, in the hope that people get some closure, healing, hope and understanding from this tragic and senseless mess. Now I think that it is only fitting that I delve into The Crazy Ones for this TV Thursday- the short lived 1 season CBS comedy TV show that would turn out to be Robin’s last role ever (not including the 4 movies in post production right now that Robin starred in, in some capacity). It’s an interesting show, although sometimes a little bit too procedural, and some people have said that if the show was renewed that Robin would still be alive. Well, that’s a very tricky subject matter, and one that I hope to answer with as little controversy as I can.

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The 45th GMA Dove Awards Nominations Analysis

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It’s probably my most favourite time of the year in terms of Christian music (ok, make that second favourite behind the WOW Hits list releasing). The annual Dove Awards, in which the nominations used to be announced at the beginning of the year for an awards night to be held in April (and the eligibility period was October the previous year stretching back till November the year before that), are now held and televised in October, with the nominations from April stretching back till May the previous year; and the nominations to me are sometimes more exciting than the main event.

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Throwback Tuesdays – Steven Curtis Chapman (“Live Out Loud” & “The Great Adventure”)

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Welcome to another Throwback Tuesdays post- this week we are delving into a couple of songs from one of my favourite CCM artists- Steven Curtis Chapman!

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Message Mondays: How Do We Process A Celebrity Death? (Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Last Day On Earth”)

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It’s a very sad day today, as Academy Award winner Robin Williams, one of our favourite actors and comedians, and one of society’s popular, and much loved celebrities, passed away from an apparent suicide, though the investigation still continues, and the cause may turn out to be completely different. Though it may seem insensitive to some that I post about this here, I thought it would be best to write about this horrific, senseless tragedy, use this website to offer condolences that are more than 140 characters, and to give readers some resemblance of hope and assurance during this time of sadness and chaos.

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Top 10 ___: Top Ten Movie Trilogies and Movie Franchises!

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting every Sunday, Australian time. Last week I shared my top 10 worship artists, and every week I will continue to share my ‘top ten ____’ (totally subjective by the way!), give a brief reason (whether the reasons are logical or illogical is another story!), and once again I will open the forum and discussion to all of you!

Today we’ll be talking about top 10 movie trilogies/franchises, and why these 30 movies (or more) are either sentimental for personal reasons or just because it’s part of popular culture and to not watch them would be criminal (nah, not really, but seriously, I think you should watch these 10 trilogies below, they are all pretty awesome, for one reason or another!) So without further ado… here are my top 10 movie trilogies (in reverse order).

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Sunday News Roundup (4th-10th August 2014)

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Here’s the next installment of “Sunday News Roundups”, this time from the 4th to the 10th August. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

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