Monthly Archives: August 2011

Causal Adjustments

[Contains SPOILERS!!!] I must admit I wasn’t expecting very much from FAQ About Time Travel (2009) when I rented it, but after a shaky start it turned out to be a very engaging and amusing sci-fi comedy. For those who … Continue reading

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Where Comedy Went To Die…

Death Valley is a spanky new supernatural sitcom, which premiered on MTV last night. Pitched as a mockumentary following the exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the unexpected and … Continue reading

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No Perks

The second season of Hiccups finished this week, and while I still find Millie’s antics quite amusing, and think Nancy Robertson and Brent Butt give great performances, this season was sadly lacking in the Emily Perkins department. Apparently she was … Continue reading

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Buggin’ Out

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) opens with a montage of footage from previous instalments in the series, combined with newspaper headlines charting the vivified Volkswagen’s rise to racing glory and decline into junkyard obscurity. Which is all fine and good, except … Continue reading

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ArtCrush: N.C. Winters

I found this fantastic portrait of my second favourite rom-com heroine ‘Marla Singer’, via a Fight Club FaceBook post. The piece is titled “I am Jack’s Broken Heart” (2009) and was painted in acrylic and resin on wood, by N.C. … Continue reading

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The Appuntice: Live Final

[An ongoing series of ill-informed rambles about ITV’s Show Me The Funny] When this series began I naively hoped that as they whittled down the contestants we’d start to see longer sets from the ones that remained… and that did … Continue reading

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Vive le Cinéma!

I wrote about Sandrine Voillet’s BBC2 programme Paris: An Insider’s Guide when it first aired back in 2007… but I was lucky enough to find the DVD in a charity shop recently, and decided to give it another spin. The … Continue reading

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