Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Two Pints Paradox

“The Ship of Theseus” is a paradox that raises the question of whether an object which has had all its component parts replaced remains fundamentally the same object. I only mention it because the ninth (!) series of Two Pints … Continue reading

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Quasi-GothWatch: Half-Ninjas and Hipster Chicks

Now that I’ve watched Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) through a couple more times*, I’ve come to the conclusion that my favourite character after ‘Knives’ is probably Ramona’s fourth Evil Ex, ‘Roxanne “Roxy” Richter’, as portrayed by Mae Whitman. … Continue reading

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The Secret Origins of Santanico (sort of)

(Contains SPOILERS) Sadly my old blog post about From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) seems to have been lost to the tubes, so here’s a quick summary: I pretty much love that movie right up until the point where people start … Continue reading

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Wong FTW

[Contains SPOILERS] Finally got around to watching Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010). As an Edgar Wright fanboy I really should have made the effort sooner, but… er… I’m also a miser, and I wanted to wait until the price … Continue reading

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Stupernatural 2: The Stuperning

[Contains SPOILERS!] I lent a friend of mine the first season of Supernatural boxset, and he liked it so much he ended up ordering the second season for himself! Having watched this second instalment of episodes, I’d have to say … Continue reading

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Precious Little Olivia

Apparently Olivia Hallinan (of Sugar Rush and Lark Rise fame) is starring in a new play right now called Precious Little Talent (Trafalgar Studios 2, London), April 5th – April 30th. To quote the press release: “Precious Little Talentis the … Continue reading

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Planning To Fail

Having apparently run out of decent J-Lo flicks to enjoy, I was reduced to watching The Wedding Planner (2001) on TV last Sunday. Shudder. For those who don’t know, Lopez plays the eponymous planner, ‘Mary Fiore’, who is so consumed … Continue reading

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Black Honey

Ever since we read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry at school, I’ve had a fascination with stories of racial inequality and the Civil Rights Movement, so The Secret Life of Bees (2008) didn’t have to work especially hard to … Continue reading

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Tap That (Water)

After following a curious banner ad at The AV Club, I discovered that super-cute non-goth Selena Gomez has filmed an adorable little commercial about the magical (and possibly hallucinogenic) powers of her kitchen plumbing, on behalf of UNICEF’s CelebrityTap campaign. … Continue reading

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Quantum of Coherence

Saturday before last, the sequel to Casino Royale was on telly… and I was trying to watch it, but the first twenty minutes or so just seemed to be an incomprehensible mishmash of chase scenes, with nothing for my eyes … Continue reading

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