Monthly Archives: May 2011

One of these things is not like the others…

…One of these things just doesn’t belong! Yesterday I was browsing the racks in a local second-hand shop, when I spotted the “classic films” collection pictured here, which includes the following unlikely bed-fellows: The Final Scream (aka Final Stab) (2001), … Continue reading

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GothWatch: Debbies of Varying Size

My TV takes a while to “warm up”, meaning the screen takes a little while to lighten up… so, when I first started watching My Name Is Bruce (2007), the opening night-time scenes were wasted on me. I was able … Continue reading

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The Gals of Gold Lick

Back in my student days I was a big Bruce Campbell fanboy. I guess it all started when a friend made me watch Evil Dead one afternoon, but I much preferred the less gory Raimi flicks, like Crimewave and Army … Continue reading

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Alas, Poor Lexi

[Contains angry, angry SPOILERS!!!] When the trailers for the first season of The Vampire Diaries started showing up on TV, I wasn’t much impressed. There was something so enervating about the weird sepia tint and the generic-looking cast… it was … Continue reading

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ArtCrush: X-Arielle

[Pictured: “Again Please” by X-Arielle, starring ‘Princess Jasmine’ from Aladdin (1992), and ‘Esmeralda’ from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996). Apologies to artist for cropping the image a little… it’s a weird compulsion of mine] It’s naive (and potentially dangerous) to believe … Continue reading

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How to Steal a Million Hearts…

A few years ago I went on a bit of an Audrey Hepburn kick, and I have to say her early movies have aged remarkably well. True, I sometimes found the pacing a little plodding in places, but A-Hep (as … Continue reading

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I ♥ Comedy

As a Getting On fan, I was aware of The Angina Monologues (an evening of live, female-fronted comedy in aid of the British Heart Foundation, at which Scanlan and Pepperdine performed in character), but I didn’t think I’d ever get … Continue reading

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