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  • SpongeBob Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular

    by Aideen | Feb 24, 2017
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    Do you love SpongeBob? Do you love SPECTACULAR specials?

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    If you do, you're going to lose your mind on Saturday February 25! Get ready for the tastiest takeover ever, when The Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular starts from 2pm on Nickelodeon!

    What's your fave SpongeBob SquarePants moment K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments below, and shout out if you watch the The Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular!
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  • Episode VIII Title Revealed

    by Aideen | Jan 25, 2017

    The next Star Wars movie finally has a name!

     

    For months now, Star Wars fans around the world have constantly wondered – what will Episode VIII be called?

     

    The eighth movie, set to be released in December this year, will follow The Force Awakens, so obviously everyone can’t wait!

     

    The moment has arrived… drum roll, please… Star Wars: Episode VIII is officially titled…


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    That's right! Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the next movie in the series! It's definitely an intriguing and exciting title, but what are your theories for what it means?

    I'd love to heard what you think of the title, so comment below with your ideas!

    RELATED: Watch the K-Zone team build Star Wars LEGO, check out Aideen's BB-8 Droid unboxing, use the Star Wars Name Generator, watch the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, or take a sneaky peek
    behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Trailer

    by Aideen | Jan 02, 2017

    The trailer for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a must watch if you love epic pranks and huge LOLs! Check it out below!





     

    RELATED: Bust Your School Holidays Boredom!

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    I got to catch up with Thomas Barbusca, who plays Leo – the main character Rafe’s best friend! That’s him, making fun of Principal Dwight on the first day of school! LOL!

      

    KZ: Hey Thomas! There are so many awesome pranks in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – which one was your favourite?

     

    T: The most fun was filling up the fish tank with all the live lobsters and eels. The eels were slimy and smelly.

     

    KZ: Why should K-Zoners check out Middle School these holidays? What makes it totally awesome?

     

    T: I think K-Zoners will totally enjoy all the cool pranks we play on the principal. The music is super cool too.

     

    KZ: Can you give a piece of advice for any K-Zoners who want to be an actor?

     

    T: Acting is a lot of fun and also a lot of hard work. Keep up with your grades and do community theatre and follow your dreams. Don't give up on something you love!

     

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life hits cinemas January 12 2017! Let me know what you think of the trailer in the comments below!

     

    RELATED GALLERIES: Pranks Galore, Funny Pranks and Pranks! Pranks! Pranks!

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  • Trollhunters Is Awesome

    by Aideen | Dec 27, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! I hope you’re having an awesome time on school holidays!

     

    I’ve been loving the new series Trollhunters, which was released last week! Trollhunters is all about ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr., who stumbles upon a magical amulet that makes him the Trollhunter, protector of the secret civilisation of trolls living beneath his town. As the first human to have the title of Trollhunter, Jim must protect humans and good trolls alike from powerful enemies, in a magical war!


    I wanted to give you six reasons why you should check out the show!

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    The Enemies

    Bular, the main villain, is totally intense and has an army of henchmen helping him with his quest for revenge!

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    The World
    The secret world of the trolls is really amazing - I wish I could visit it and hang out with all the trolls in the giant gem-covered city!

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    Magical Amulets

    The Trollhunter's magical amulet gives the holder awesome powers!

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    Magical Armour
    Like crazy magical armour, for example!

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    Magical Swords
    Or a giant sword perfect for protecting innocent humans and trolls with!

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    The LOLs
    But the most important reason is, the amount of times you'll laugh really hard! This show delivers so many LOLs in every episode!

    Trolhunters is available on Netflix now!


    Are you watching Trollhunters, or going to check it out? Let me know in the comments below!
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  • The Most Fantastic Beasts

    by | Dec 20, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! You’ve probably noticed by now that I have great taste in everything awesome (and clearly so do you if you’re reading this!), so I thought I would put myself to the test.

    I am going to rank seven beasts in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, from still-a-favourite-but-just-not-the-most to my absolute most favourite… Look, I really love all the creatures in Newt’s suitcase so this is going to be difficult!

     

    If you haven’t seen the movie, be warned! There may be spoilers below! If you have seen the movie, you should totally let me know in the comments what your favourite beast is – or tell me your own personal ranking for these seven!

     

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    7. Swooping Evil

    This magical creature is pretty dangerous, but I’m a big fan of how it helped Newt and Tina while they were cornered in the MACUSA headquarters.

     
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    6. Demiguise

    Being able to turn invisible and see the future is a pretty cool combo of powers, and I really loved how caring and cheeky the Demiguise was in the movie! Especially when we found out that it was looking after the next beast…

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    5. Occamy

    A choranaptyxic creature, the Occamy can grow or shrink to fit available space, and the scene where Newt and the team try to capture it had me on the edge of my seat!

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    4. Thunderbird

    The Thunderbird in the movie, Frank, was rescued from traffickers in Egypt by Newt, and is such a beautiful beast! I loved seeing Frank fly around New York, creating a thunderstorm with his six wings. Frank is a bit of a hero!

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    3. Erumpent

    The scene with the Erumpent in Central Park Zoo was so funny AND terrifying at the same time. The fact that Erumpents can use their horn to inject things with a fluid that makes things explode is also just insanely cool!

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    2. Niffler

    I mean, what else can I say except that the Niffler scenes were probably some of the absolute best parts of the whole movie.

     
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    1. Bowtruckle

    Now, I know I just said Nifflers were amazing, but every time I saw Pickett, the Bowtruckle that was too attached to leave his hiding spot in Newt’s top pocket, I wished I had my own little Bowtruckle to hang out with! Imagine all the sneaky pranks and adventures you could have if you had a Bowtruckle helping you!

     

    Let me know in the comments below how you would rank these seven beasts!

     

    Psst! If youre a Potterhead, I just HAD to mention that I chose seven beasts because seven is the most powerful magical number in the wizarding world!

    Go comment!
  • Rogue One Sydney Premiere

    by Aideen | Dec 15, 2016

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is nearly here, blasting into our lives on the big screen at hyperdrive levels of speed! As one lucky nerf-herder, I was able to attend the Sydney premiere of the movie last night, and my brain is still totally melted from the experience.

     

    There was an awesome red carpet, a stack of black Death Troopers, and heaps of people in costume – including a group of rebels who started flipping off parts of the building and battling Imperial soldiers! Crazy stuff!

     

    The most important part was obviously the actual movie, and here is my spoiler-free review… Rogue One is AWESOME! One of my favourite Star Wars movies ever!

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    Big happy Star Wars grins at the Rogue One premiere!


    I’m going to need to figure out where it ranks among all the other awesome films in my personal faves, which will be a great activity to work on while I add all my new Rogue One character figurines to my collection.

     

    If you know me (and you’re reading my Blog of Awesome, so you probs do) I am a major robot fanatic, and Star Wars droids always steal my heart. K-2SO is no exception! That droid is funny and fantastic! I also seriously loved Jyn Erso and Chirrut Imwe, as well as Bodhi and Baze and Cassian… Okay, so I loved everyone in it!

     

    Are you going to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Have you already seen it? I would love to see what you think of the movie, so leave a spoiler free comment below!

    Go comment!
  • LEGO Wonders of the World

    by Aideen | Nov 10, 2016

    Ryan McNaught, AKA The Brickman, has a brand new exhibition called 'Wonders of the World', full of world famous landmarks built entirely from LEGO! This is seriously awesome!

     

    The global premiere will be hitting the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday November 23 and will run until Wednesday December 14! After that, Wonders of the World will head around Australia, stopping in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth! I can't wait to check it out when it launches near me!

     

    Ryan is the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 14 professionals in the whole world. Want to take a sneak peek at some of the LEGO creations in his show? Check them out below!

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    The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France!

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    The Empire State Building in New York City, USA (with King Kong on top)!

     

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    The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy!

    You can even watch Ryan build the Leaning Tower of Pisa below!




    Want to check out more Ryan McNaught creations? Take a look at LEGO Towers of TomorrowEpic Sydney LEGO Builds and if you still want more, watch Ryan build a K-Zone sign!
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  • Behind the Scenes at KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

    by Aideen | Oct 18, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! You know the drill – I hear about awesome stuff, and I hunt it down for you to read about here on the blog!

    Well, when I heard KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil was headed to Australia, I knew I had to sneak behind the scenes to get all the deets – because trust me, there is nothing more awesome than this show! Don’t believe me? Check out all the crazy performances that are part of KOOZA!


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    The Wheel of Death is a pair of wheels spinning at speed through the air, and two performers flip and jump around inside or ON TOP OF those wheels! For real! They move so fast they’re practically a blur!

     



    I got to watch the performers practising their stunts on the Wheel while tiptoeing around backstage, and I filmed some sneaky video for you! This is only a tiny bit of what they can do in the Wheel, but I don't want to spoil too many of the show's amazing secrets!

    I also caught up with Jimmy Ibarra, one of the Wheel of Death performers, and he shared a tip for any K-Zoners who want to work on the Wheel one day:

    "The mental comes before the physical. If you can control your nerves, you can be a great performer, because in the moment controlling your nerves matters just as much as spending time training beforehand."

    Jimmy also told me all about what it’s like to defy danger – if you want to read more of my interview with Jimmy, make sure you grab the November issue of K-Zone!

     

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    Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil 


    Amazing performers also do tricks on the high wire – would you believe me if I told you they ride a bike on the wire? It’s all true!

     

    Unicycle KOOZA

    Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil 


    If you head to KOOZA, you’ll also see some crazy unicycle stunts on stage – these two totally defy physics!

     

    Contortion KOOZA

     Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil


    Plus, the contortionists don’t even make sense! It’s totally incred what they can do! Don’t try this at home!


    Now do you understand what I mean when I say KOOZA is seriously awesome? These are only a few of the performances you can see at KOOZA! I had such a great time hanging out backstage, and I even got to see the premiere of the show in Sydney! It was the coolest show ever and now, I want to learn how to do cool tricks too!


    If you want to see KOOZA, go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza to catch the show in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth!

    Let me know in the comments below if you want to see KOOZA, or if you're going to see a show!

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  • Exclusive Skylanders Academy Trailer First Look

    by Aideen | Oct 13, 2016

    It’s no secret that I (and everyone else at K-Zone HQ) have loved everything Skylanders related since the moment the game was created, so imagine the levels of excitement I am experiencing because of Skylanders Academy, the new show about Skylanders!

     

    I’m also super excited to say that I’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer, right here on the Blog of Awesome! That’s right, this is the first place you’ll be able to watch this epic trailer for Skylanders Academy! Check it out below!


     

    I can’t wait to see Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor working to save the Academy, and the world!


    What do you think K-Zoners? What was your favourite part? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Accio New Fantastic Beasts Trailer!

    by Aideen | Sep 30, 2016
    Potterheads, gather round and feast your eyes on a brand new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer!

     

     

    I hope you’re ready to spend the rest of the school holidays thinking obsessively about having your own sanctuary for magical creatures, hidden inside a suitcase!

     

    I have already watched this trailer 10 times (wait I’m watching it again right now too) and I officially cannot wait any longer for the movie to come out. Hurry up already!

     

    What was your favourite part of the trailer? Let me know in the comments K-Zoners! Aideen out!

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  • SLIMEFEST

    by Aideen | Sep 26, 2016
    Hi K-Zoners! A lot of you are probably on school holidays right now, or don’t have long to go until they start! What are your holiday plans? Let me know in the comments below coz I’d love to hear what cool stuff you have planned!

    Speaking of cool plans, fans of slime and music packed into Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena yesterday for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST!


    Even before I was slimed on the set of Nickelodeon’s SLIME CUP, I was a massive fan of all things slime-related, so I think some of the photos from the concert are totally hilare and I had to share them.

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    The SLIME SQUAD was responsible for all the epic sliming at SLIMEFEST. What a job!

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    Delta Goodrem opened the show with her new song, and slime flew out of her piano when she played! I need one of those… Anyway, it didn’t take long before the SLIME SQUAD dumped massive buckets of green slime all over her! Don’t believe that’s Delta under there?


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    How about now? She made it out from under a little bit of all that slime. Still a lot left though...

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    The boys from In Stereo got in on the slime action too.

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    But in the end, the awesome audience seemed to get most of the slime on them! How seriously fun does this look!

    If you want to experience the slime for yourself, SLIMEFEST is heading to Sydney for two shows on Friday, September 30 at 11am and 6pm!


    Or, if you want to sit back on the couch and watch the action totally slime-less, you can catch SLIMEFEST airing exclusively on Nickelodeon on Friday September 30 at 6pm!

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  • New Moana Trailer

    by Aideen | Sep 19, 2016

    Get this – 3000 years ago, the greatest sailors in the world took voyages across the Pacific Ocean, discovering the many islands of Oceania. Suddenly, for a millennium (that’s 1000 years) those epic voyages stopped… and no one knows why.


    Sounds pretty mysterious to me – I reckon someone should make a movie about that. Oh wait, they totally have! It’s called Moana, and you should check out the trailer below!




    Moana is all about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people, and on her journey she meets the demigod Maui – who is voiced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!


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    The Rock is only one of my absolute favourite human beings in the entire universe, so I am beyond excited to see the character he voices in action on the big screen!

     

    Maui helps Moana in her quest to become a master wayfinder, and together they sail across the ocean in a huge adventure! Gigantic monsters and impossible tasks lie ahead for this courageous pair!

     

    What do you think of the trailer K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments if you’re keen to watch Moana this December!

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  • Dawn of the Croods Is Back

    by Aideen | Aug 26, 2016

    I’m breaking the rules again (to quote the great Jyn Erso, “I rebel”) and posting a blog on a Friday! But it’s for a good reason, I promise. I’ve spent all week wondering what I’m going to do over the weekend, and now my question has been answered!

     

    There’s an all-new season of Dawn of the Croods premiering today (August 26) on Netflix! Looks like I have the perfect show (and excuse) to sit on the couch and marathon.

     

    To celebrate, I’ve got a clip from the episode ‘The First Dance Party’ to show you! The episode is all about how Grug bans dancing (uhh, boooo), then goes undercover with Snoot at Eep’s invite-only underground dance club. Check it out!


     

    Catch all the episodes of Dawn of the Croods Season 2 on Netflix, and for more awesome shows, grab the September issue of K-Zone, on sale now, and read the Watch page!

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    by Aideen | Aug 23, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! That’s right, I’m back – did you miss me? I missed writing about everything awesome in my blog the past few weeks. I actually went overseas and had to survive with barely any internet THE WHOLE TIME. It was madness! I couldn’t even play Pokémon GO because it isn’t available in some countries, so I have some serious training to catch up on!

     

    I’m amazed I made it back alive, but here I am, and I’ve got something seriously awesome to talk about – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


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    A new trailer was released recently, and if you haven’t seen it what are you doing? Here it is, so you can watch it for the first time, or the hundredth time (like me)!

     

     

    I’m going to try really hard not to spoil anything, but how about that ending? Did your brain just explode? Mine did the first time I watched it! Then it kept exploding every time I replayed the trailer.


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    Besides the obviously epic final reveal, this trailer shows us a lot of new details, like the U-Wing taking off, the new desert planet featured in the movie, and the awesome new droid K-2SO. I think K-2 is going to be making me laugh a lot when I finally get to see Rogue One in cinemas!


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    We have to wait until December 15 to be able to see the film, but if you want more details before then, keep an eye on the Blog of Awesome and new issues of K-Zone in the lead up to the release of Rogue One!

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  • K-ZONE VS SLIME CUP

    by Aideen | Jul 08, 2016
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    Nickelodeon searched all over Australia and New Zealand to find teams of awesome kids to compete in the craziest, slimiest challenges of all in SLIME CUP!

    Episodes of SLIME CUP air every Friday from 5:30pm, so you better keep your eyeballs peeled to watch all 16 teams of BFFs compete for the chance to win! The victorious duo will have the honour of being the Guardians of Slime at SLIMEFEST 2016, just one of the coolest prizes ever!

    To make it to the end of SLIME CUP, the competitors will need speed, smarts and stomachs of steel – easy, right? Well, I headed over to the filming of SLIME CUP to take a peek behind the scenes. The best part? I got to represent Team K-Zone and race through the Stage One obstacle course. Major dream come true! Check out the video below!



    First was trial by wire! If I hit a single wire, I would set off a colour bomb – it was basically like trying to get through a laser grid in a spy movie, but with more exploding colour powder.

    Then, I had to climb over the logs through the pool of slime, all while being sprayed with a super strong slime hose. After the logs, it was up the really slippery nose run to the top of slide, where I had to dig a booger out of the giant nose!

    I grabbed a booger, and waited for my teammate Jess to run the course so we could high-five our boogers together at the top of the slide. Once that was done, we ran back to the start to pull the slime crank and stop the clock.

    By the end, we were covered in slime and colour bomb powder, and totally freezing. It was awesome!

    Want more slime in your life? Tune in to SLIME CUP, Fridays at 5:30pm on Nickelodeon!
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  • Wreck It Ralph Sequel

    by Aideen | Jul 04, 2016

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    Wreck-It Ralph is coming back to the big screen! This time, Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz, the Sugar Rush racer with the game-winning glitch, are going to be wrecking the internet!

    The sequel doesn’t have a title yet, and the only two characters we know will be in the movie so far are Ralph and Vanellope, but check out that awesome picture! I can’t wait to see those two release chaos on the internet – there are so many possibilities for cool adventures!

    I loved Wreck-It Ralph, so I can’t wait to watch the new movie when it comes out in early March 2018!

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  • New Fantastic Beasts Footage

    by Aideen | Jun 27, 2016

    Want magic? Adventure? Are you a major Potterhead? J.K. Rowling herself has some secrets to share about Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, as well as Eddie Redmayne, the actor playing the main character, Newt Scamander! Check out the video below!




    I am officially way too excited to watch this movie in November! Are you excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them? Let me know in the comments below, K-Zoners!

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings Trailer

    by Aideen | Jun 20, 2016

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    When was the last time you saw a trailer that totally surprised you? For me, it was when I watched the trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. I had never even heard of the movie before, but after I watched the trailer, I was totally hooked! Check it out below!


    Kubo and the Two Strings
    is an epic action adventure movie all about a boy called Kubo who lives in a fantasy version of Japan. He uses a shamisen (a magical music instrument) to practise magic, but accidentally summons a spirit with an ancient vendetta against him, and must go on the run for his life. Many more crazy events happen along the way, including teaming up with a monkey and a beetle (called Monkey and Beetle), and I cant wait to see the whole movie on August 18!

    Since this is the Blog of Awesome, I thought I'd mention that you should deffo check out the hilare K-Zone TV Episode 15, coz Dan the Editor unboxes the Bag (and Mag) of Awesome, on sale now!


    What did you think of the Kubo and the Two Strings trailer K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Long Weekend Marathon!

    by Aideen | Jun 10, 2016

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    Hi K-Zoners! I know, I know, a Blog of Awesome on a Friday? Madness! Monday will actually be a public holiday (for Aussies in NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, and NT), so I wanted to write a sneaky blog in advance!


    I’ve been thinking about all the shows and movies I’m planning to watch over the long weekend, and I thought I’d share some of my faves with you! Best of all, everything is available on Netflix, which makes it super easy to watch! If you check out any of these over the weekend (or ever), you should deffo comment and let me know what you think so we can chat about them!


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    First up, I absolutely have to give Voltron: Legendary Defender a watch. I have been so excited about this show and cannot wait to check it out! It’s actually a Netflix Original, and is all about five teenagers who get transported from Earth into an intergalactic war and become pilots of five robotic lions. Robotic. LIONS. Plus, the robots can combine to form the mighty warrior Voltron Legendary Defender. It’s the coolest idea for a show ever!


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    Next, I’m going to need some Pokémon in my life, so Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of the Destruction is an obviously perfect choice. A princess gets Ash and his friends to help her find the energy-giving Heart Diamond while saving her kingdom from its enemies! Yeww!


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    Finally, it’s time for a fun fact about me – Space Jam is one of my favourite movies of all time, and get this… It’s on Netflix too! What could be better than Michael Jordan teaming up with the Looney Tunes characters for an epic game of basketball against giant aliens who want to take the Looney Tunes crew prisoner? Nothing. Nothing could be better than that. I will be watching it for the millionth time this weekend, and it will be AWESOME!


    So K-Zoners, let me know in the comments if you watch any of these, or even recommend other Netflix shows/movies if you want!


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  • Monster Trucks Trailer

    by Aideen | Jun 07, 2016

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    Okay K-Zoners, when you see ‘Monster Trucks’ as a movie title, what do you think of? Trust me – this movie is not like whatever you just imagined! Check out the trailer below!


     
    Spoilers below, so be warned!


    Now that you’ve seen the trailer, how totally insane does this movie look? It’s like everything I’ve ever wanted but never knew I needed in a film – so weird but so great all at once!


    The movie will be about a high school kid called Tripp who tries to build a monster truck from scrapped cars and, after an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site, ends ups with a subterranean creature with a taste for speed as his engine!

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    The big question is, how do I get my own cool crazy BFF creature AND an awesome vehicle? 


    What do you think of this new movie K-Zoners? Are you going to see Monster Trucks when it hits cinemas next year?

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