Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fly Me!

Hard as it is to judge the potential success of a sitcom based on the pilot episode alone, it’s an even harder trick to pull off with a drama series because the show’s long-term prospects really hang on how well the over-arching … Continue reading

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Watery Fowls

Generally speaking, I can’t stand Farce… all those wacky coincidences and misunderstandings tend to irritate me far more than they amuse me… but the one major exception to this rule is Fawlty Towers. I have fond memories of watching the … Continue reading

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Got Wood?

We all know that technology is cyclical, so this week I picked up a couple more VHS tapes at a charity shop… one was a compilation of sketches from Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1986), and the other contained … Continue reading

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Adult Dunces

I’ve often heard people refer to Baby Geniuses (1999) as one of the worst movies ever made… so when I saw that Ch5 were showing it last Sunday, I fired up my digibox and prepared to be appalled. Personally, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Cummings Cometh

I doubt many comedy fans this side of the Atlantic (myself included) would be able to pick American comedian Whitney Cummings out of a line-up… but apparently she’s so highly regarded in her homeland that she has two shiny new sitcoms … Continue reading

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Maya And Eema, Oh My!

After watching Superbad recently, I felt a hankering to give Year One (2009) another spin. Although it got fairly negative reviews when it was released, I must have seen this movie three or four times already, and I still find … Continue reading

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Vworp! Vworp!

Seems like everyone I know is a fan of Doctor Who, but I’ve never really seen the appeal, myself. I vaguely recall watching Sylvester McCoy’s run, back in the day, but since then I hadn’t seen an episode all the way … Continue reading

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Luz Loses Out

After warming myself up by re-watching Planet Terror, I finally gave its cinematic offspring Machete (2010) a spin. For the record, I thought the original Grindhouse trailer was hilarious, and I got very excited when I heard that Michelle Rodriguez … Continue reading

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The Nanna-Sagen

I came to The Killing (aka Forbrydelsen) in a rather ass-backwards way… getting drawn in by the story surrounding its BAFTA win, without ever having seen a single second of the series itself! But for the past four weeks the … Continue reading

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[Salvaged version of a very old blog post… not that it matters, just sayin’] When a film-buff friend of mine first explained the Grindhouse concept to me, I was dead-set against it. Why bother putting so much effort into making … Continue reading

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