Monthly Archives: November 2011

The AbFab Four: Mirrorball Addendum

Back in February I picked up a cheap video boxset of the first four series of Absolutely Fabulous… and last week I was lulled into purchasing the “Absolutely Everything” DVD boxset in a pre-Xmas sale. It seemed a bit too … Continue reading

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Playing With Fryer

Last week, while I was prematurely bemoaning the end of Perfect Couples, I forgot to mention the silver lining: PhoneShop is back for a second series this week! Admittedly, I was rather slow to catch on to the show first … Continue reading

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Cosmic Things

Seeing Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum together in Transylvania 6-5000 got me thinking about Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), which I hadn’t seen since my old video rental days. Luckily the female members of my family have a collective crush … Continue reading

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Lovely Bonebreaker

Just a few days ago I was saying mean things about Angelina Jolie’s puny appearance as a supposedly kick-ass sleeper agent in Salt… but all it took for me to buy Saoirse Ronan as a super-soldier in Hanna (2011) was … Continue reading

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People Who Hurt People… Are The Suckiest People In The World!

Sometimes I’ll read a scathing film review, and think to myself “Actually, that sounds kinda fun”, and sometimes I’ll read a glowing review, and think “Yeah, I’m never gonna watch that”. Which is exactly how I felt about Greenberg (2010) … Continue reading

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Blandsylvania

I’d already pegged Rudy De Luca, the auteur behind Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), as a poor man’s Mel Brooks, before I’d seen his IMDb resume… so I wasn’t too surprised to discover that De Luca had collaborated with the man himself … Continue reading

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In With The Ladies

I probably couldn’t write it myself, but I’d love to see a TV series based on Two Thousand Women (1944), the old-timey dramedic (?) film about a group of British women imprisoned by the Nazis in  Occupied France… although I … Continue reading

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