Inside M2 Magazine April 2015
In the space of just a few years, Bradley Cooper has shot starward from relative unknown to 3 time Academy Award Nominee. But no role challenged him more than playing the late Chris Kyle, an elite Navy SEAL sniper in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. With all the pressure of portraying a recently deceased war hero and physical challenges that would stretch the endurance of the best of us, find out in the April issue of M2 Magazine how Cooper dealt with the pressure and carved out another unforgettable performance.
Also in this Issue
House (+Wife) For Sale
meet the new bond girl
9 doomed industries
Industries follow a pattern of ebb and flow, and apparently these will be the next to go…
Jeremy Clarkson: what the fracas?
Has Jeremy Clarkson finally
gone too far?
They say we are in a golden age of television, and it looks like Netflix is leading the way…
the free energy source we’ve been wasting
Here’s a renewable energy initiative that could change the game forever…
6 oscar winning films you must see
The 87th Academy Awards might be over, but here’s a quick list of Oscar winners of the past you simply must watch.
Furious car action, our favourite superheroes and a hot tub…
Bradley Cooper isn’t just any actor, he’s the great American hope for the craft…
Is the New Galaxy S6 an iPhone killer?
7 gadgets from mobile world congress
Highlights from the gathering of the heavyweights in mobile technology…
9 gadgets you wish you owned
endurance and unstoppables
Navigating the lessons of Shackleton and De Laffitte
create your own definition of success
20 productivity hacks
8 things successful people do not do every day
fashion & Style
Preparing you for the colder months with a little help from Burberry, Zambesi, Armani and more…
health & fitness
how to man up for water skiing
Workout regimes to perfect your performance on the water…
let’s get ready to rumble
I’m not sure if you are the sort of person to take a moment out to appreciate print stock… but humour me for a moment. Take this page for example. It’s a nice piece of glossy 95gsm paper. But that’s as far as it goes: it doesn’t have a share button, it doesn’t have comment facility, you can like the page but you can’t “Like” the page. But to me, that’s part of the magic. In the country we’ve recently seen the power of social media. We have seen the avalanche of comments and abuse dished out on the two [former] X-Factor judges for instance for their ill-considered, complete lack of judgment when it came to critiquing contestant Joe Irvine. New Zealand rallied around and slammed an incident of televised bullying which I think absolutely crossed the line. MediaWorks’ CEO, Mark Weldon, made the right move by acting quickly and decisively to remove them from the panel. That’s all fine. Where it becomes a little complicated for me comes back to that avalanche of social media abuse that was hurled at Moon and Kills. Many of the comments make their initial tirade look like a loving, motivational pep talk. For many people to take the higher ground against bullying by leaving comments that threaten bodily harm – or worse – against the couple is not only ironic but is also really disturbing. You might disagree and that’s your mandate. If you do, feel free to write a comment below and post it to me via good old snail mail.