Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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Junicorn

Either someone spiked my spinach curry with LSD today, or I’ve just seen a puppety unicorn serenading Sarah Silverman with a power ballad! Lucky I had the presence of mind to take a picture, to prove to myself (and you) … Continue reading

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How Celia Survived

As ever, it pains me to recommend anything to do with the Mail on Sunday, but this week they excerpted the autobiography of awesome comedy actress Celia Imrie, and it isn’t quite the light-hearted, “jolly hockey sticks” fare one might … Continue reading

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Crimes and Passion

Still on a J-Lo kick, I picked up a copy of Out of Sight (1998), which Wikipedia classifies as a “crime film”, but I tend to think of more as a rom-com. Go figure. Lopez plays ‘Karen Sisco’, a smart, … Continue reading

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I’m Super, Thanks For Asking

So, now that I’ve decided to forgive Ellen Page for Juno, I was excited to learn that she has a new comedy opening today called Super, in which she plays the sidechick of a deluded vigilante with a homemade costume … Continue reading

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