Monthly Archives: October 2011

Out For The Count

As I’ve mentioned before, I have vivid memories of fetishizing a pack of trading cards featuring images from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), back in my formative years. Watching the film again to help get me into the Hallowe’en spirit, I still get … Continue reading

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Comic Stripped

Reading an article from The Telegraph about The Hunt for Tony Blair has set the cogs in my brain a-whirrin’. Apparently next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Channel 4 as a broadcasting entity, as well as the first … Continue reading

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The Fugitive Fibber

Friday night saw the return of the infamous Comic Strip Presents crew, for a one-off special titled The Hunt for Tony Blair… and it was strangely reassuring to see that they haven’t bothered buffing up their opening title sequence for the … Continue reading

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A Bum Note

[Written in the key of SPOILERS!] Off the top of my head, I can’t think of many recent rom-coms centering around a creative partnership, so Music and Lyrics (2007) definitely has that going for it… and I think Hugh Grant … Continue reading

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Blue Blood Blah

[Caution: Fragments of SPOILERS may remain under furniture] Generally speaking, when Quentin Tarantino is credited as the screenwriter on a film, you can rest assured that you’re in for a good time (even if he didn’t direct it)… but if … Continue reading

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“Twinkie Is Breakfast”

Blue Crush (2002) is the only DVD I’ve ever bought purely for the commentary track. Don’t get me wrong, the tale of an ambitious surfer chick who gets distracted from her training before a big competition by a hunky football … Continue reading

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No Sleep Tonight

If I were Tina Fey… or rather, if I were a pettier, parallel universe version of Tina Fey, who had too much time on her hands… I’d be rigorously exploring the feasibility of suing everyone who casually compares their crappy … Continue reading

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Awesome Sitcom Cameo Of The Week…

Playing a kooky Yin to 2 Broke Girls’s grinding Yang, the undeniably “adorkable” New Girl scored big points with me this week, when they brought in Natasha Lyonne to play Schmidt’s sexually-aggressive and domineering “fun-buddy”. I try not to pay … Continue reading

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Dispiriting Sitcom Cameo Of The Week…

So, I’m still watching 2 Broke Girls… more out of professional curiosity, than any actual affection for the characters or amusement at the “jokes”… and this week’s episode featured a rather familiar face, in a rather depressingly ephemeral role. Despite … Continue reading

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Mum’s The Word

I can’t say I’d ever heard of Keeping Mum (2005) before I saw it listed in the TV guide last week, but a quick IMDb search revealed that it was Tamsin Egerton’s first feature film, so I felt obligated to … Continue reading

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