Monthly Archives: August 2011

Working For the Yankee Dollar

Curious to learn more about Arielle Dombasle (of Raging Angel fame), I had a quick Google and found her brilliantly bizarre video for a song called “Rhum and Coca-Cola”… which features a much higher body count than one might expect … Continue reading

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Darn It To Heck!

[Contains SPOILERS… is that a sin?] Obviously I was expecting Raging Angels (1994) to be terrible… I mean, it’s a low-budget supernatural “thriller”, credited to pseudonymous director Alan Smithee, and five separate screenwriters… but I wasn’t expecting it to be … Continue reading

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Criteria!

[Contains SPOILERS… not that it really matters in this case] The nicest thing I can think of to say about The Bachelor (1999) is that Renée Zellweger looks especially lovely with curly hair… so snaps to her stylist on that … Continue reading

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Big S Bidding War!

According to Deadline (via The AV Club): “We have the first major bidding war of the season — I hear ABC, NBC and Fox are in pursuit of Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV’s untitled Sarah Silverman comedy co-written by and … Continue reading

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BeatnikWatch: Lynn Collins

While watching Down With Love (2003) the other day, it occurred to me that “Comedy Beatnik” characters were the old-timey precursor to modern “Comedy Goth” characters… in the sense that they both wear a lot of black, and like to … Continue reading

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The Appuntice: Week 5

[An ongoing series of ill-informed rambles about ITV’s Show Me The Funny] This week, the six remaining contenders were deposited in Pontypridd, South Wales, and split into three teams, to organise an evening of pub entertainment each, before attempting to … Continue reading

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Nouveau-Retro

A few weeks ago I joked about resisting the urge to rush out and buy a copy of Down With Love (2003) after watching Leatherheads… and ever since then, copies of the darn thing have been appearing in every second-hand … Continue reading

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Investigate. Banter. Arrest. Repeat.

The first season of the crime-tastic comedy-drama Castle ended last night, with Ch5 burning off the final two episodes as a double-bill. For those who don’t know, the series follows a rich-and-famous mystery novelist named ‘Richard Castle’, who convinces his … Continue reading

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Monstrous

In his review of Monster-in-Law (2005) for The AV Club, Nathan Rabin opined: “It’s not hard to imagine the militant Jane Fonda of 1972 angrily denouncing [this movie] as insulting Hollywood claptrap trafficking in regressive, reactionary, blatantly sexist gender codes.” … Continue reading

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Yankee Dolittle

Still on a Kristen Schaal kick, I finally got around to tracking down a copy of Penelope: Princess of Pets, a pilot she co-wrote and starred in for Ch4. Apparently it was adapted from a series of short webisodes, and … Continue reading

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