Monthly Archives: April 2010

IMDb Fail

It’s my own fault for being so lax about checking TV listings and such, but I was a little annoyed to check out Lauren Socha‘s Wikipedia page today and discover she’d appeared in a BBC drama (Five Daughters) which aired … Continue reading

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ReCoupling

More treasure from the bargain bin this week, with series 2 and 3 of the BBC sitcom Coupling. Since it aired in the mid-90s, I’ve developed a bit of a grudge against this show… partly because it featured annoyingly attractive … Continue reading

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MIA: Born Free

M.I.A. has a new video out! Yay? Well, maybe not. Apparently it’s a nine minute epic, featuring graphic violence and gore. To crib from Wikipedia: The controversial film depicts red-haired young men being violently rounded up in an urban zone … Continue reading

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Product Misplacement

I don’t normally take much interest in commercial breaks, preferring to hit the “mute” button and flick through a magazine until people stop trying to sell me things I don’t need… but I recently became enamoured of one particular advert, … Continue reading

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HBC FTW

I can’t say I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter films. Having never read the books, it’s hard for me to follow what’s happening or why… much like the average biopic, they seem to cram and compress too many … Continue reading

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The Odd Hiccup(le)

Via the magical picture tube we call “internet” I’ve been able to watch the first six episodes of Hiccups… and I have to say, it’s a funny show. Frankly it’s been a while since I saw a good sitcom on … Continue reading

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Vote BBR: For a Bleaker Britain

Would you vote for a political party that nominated these fine, upstanding citizens as their candidates? Of course you would. But you can’t, because they’re all too busy making great music to run for political office. That’s right, Black Box … Continue reading

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Canucks and Chuckles

Apparently the Canadians are making sitcoms now. Who knew? I don’t mean that as a slight on my North American cousins (who, lest we forget, gave us Kids in the Hall, arguably the greatest sketch comedy series of all time), … Continue reading

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Canadian Werewolves in London

Consigned to the BBC’s inglorious graveyard shift tonight (okay, technically tomorrow morning) is the cult lycanthropy-as-metaphor-for-puberty flick Ginger Snaps, which I’ve ranted about before. According to the Beeb’s website, they’ll be showing the sequel (…Unleashed) next week… then, presumably they’ll … Continue reading

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“Your Mama Too!”

Daphne and Celeste were, with all due respect, not the greatest singers in the world. They didn’t have perfect pitch, or an operatic range, but they did have something that even Simon Cowell can’t buy you… they had personality. And, … Continue reading

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