Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Near Life Experience

Just Like Heaven (2005) was a terrible film for me to watch this week. Not that the film itself is terrible… in fact I thought it was a pitch perfect rom-com, with an incredibly moving supernatural mystery at its core… … Continue reading

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Too Much Love, Not Enough Peace

I’ve actually been putting off watching Asoka (2001) for a while now… purely because it’s a subtitled film with a running time of 169 minutes (or 2 hours and 50 minutes, if you prefer), and it’s hard to find the … Continue reading

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Not Getting Any

So, my internet access went down last Sunday, necessitating a “cold turkey” break from my compulsive blogging and surfing habit… which forced me to endure a period of quiet reflection and meditation on The Important Things In Life™. Don’t you … Continue reading

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GothWatch: The Art of Aly Fell

While doing some research on The Arabian Nights, I chanced upon the blog of an artist called Aly Fell… and immediately “fell” for his style! Ho ho. Sorry, I’m still a bit giddy from looking at all the pretty ladies. … Continue reading

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Ridnap

Watched the first episode of Kidnap and Ransom last night. I’m not really qualified to write up a proper review, since I spent half of the programme shining a book light under my bed trying to catch a spider… but … Continue reading

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Grudged 3: The Returning

Ah well, if nothing else, this triple-pack has reminded me how much I dig Sarah Michelle Gellar. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but when her first scene in The Grudge came on, I thought “God, it’s nice to hear her … Continue reading

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Grudged 2: The Regrudging

The “shock death” that kicks off The Grudge 2 (2006) has to be one of the least shocking “shock deaths” ever committed to film… partly because the first movie began with such a similar set-up (older couple in an apartment… … Continue reading

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Grudged

The true worth of a “bargain” is often in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? I mean, if I were to offer you a triple pack of DVDs for £2-45, you might be tempted… but what if the three … Continue reading

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Worth a Queen’s Ransom

Amara Karan (aka The Most Beautiful British Actress Alive*) returns to our screens this week, in a new ITV drama called Kidnap and Ransom. As you may have guessed from the show’s incredibly imaginative title, this three part thriller revolves … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blackeberg

Although I’d heard good things about the Swedish vampire romance Let the Right One In (2008), I was feeling a little fang-fatigue when the DVD turned up in a supermarket bargain bin a few weeks ago, so I politely passed … Continue reading

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