Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sally Menke (1953 – 2010)

There’s a very sweet featurette on the Death Proof DVD, where QT pays tribute to his long-time editor Sally Menke, and refers to her explicitly as his “collaborator” in creating the final draft of all his movies. They’ve been working … Continue reading

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Lords be a lady tonight…

Cry-Baby (1990) is the first John Waters flick I ever saw, having taped it off the TV back in my student days… and while Cecil B. DeMented has a special place in my heart, the soundtrack isn’t quite as much … Continue reading

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Make room for ‘Boom Boom’…

One of the fun things about the internet is the random detours and unexpected discoveries that occur from time to time. For instance, this morning I was searching for info on Katherine Parkinson’s new series*, and I happened to end … Continue reading

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Got S.W.A.T.?

I actually traded in my previous copy of S.W.A.T. (2003) a year or so ago, because I had this crazy idea that I could slim down my DVD collection, and live an uncluttered, non-materialistic, meditative existence. Ho ho. Now that … Continue reading

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GothWatch: Anna Walton and Kate Sissons

As the “Tubular Bells” theme from The Exorcist played through the charity shop, my eyes landed on the DVD of a British horror flick called Vampire Diary (2007). The disc looked scratched to heck but its sexy siren call proved … Continue reading

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Jiminy Crispies!

Kristin as ‘Kristin’ in “Kristin” If someone told me a sitcom had been commissioned starring Kristin Chenoweth as a perky secretary with dreams of making it big on Broadway, and co-starring Ana Ortiz (of Ugly Betty fame) as her sassy … Continue reading

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Upsy-Daisy

I avoided watching Pushing Daisies (2007) when it originally aired in the UK for the same reason I avoided watching Amélie at the cinema: I’m an idiot. But just as I eventually realised the tear-jerking genius of the latter via … Continue reading

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