Monthly Archives: December 2011

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[Contains scone-baking SPOILERS] Using ‘Tamara Drewe’s name as the title for the 2010 film in which she appears is rather like using “Iceberg!” as the title for a film about The Titanic. She’s the central catalyst for the entire plot, but … Continue reading

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“Here In My Garden Of Shadows…”

I’m beginning to think that Ch4 had some surplus Halloween movies left over, and just decided to burn them off as part of their Christmas schedule, regardless of the season… first it was Rosemary’s Baby and now Hocus Pocus (1993)! … Continue reading

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An Implausible Princess

This isn’t a particularly original or insightful observation, but I think it’s sad that so many of the shows/movies that Disney aims at impressionable young girls encourage them to drink the Cult of Celebrity Kool-Aid, by focussing on protagonists who achieve their happy … Continue reading

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On Second Thoughts, Maybe Knot…

[Contains possum-rasslin’ SPOILERS!] I’ve just finished watching the second season of Parks and Recreation, and I’m feeling pretty deflated. On the plus side: Amy Poehler remains reliably hilarious (and adorable) as ‘Leslie Knope’, who could well be one of my … Continue reading

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First Time Unlucky Too

I distinctly remember reading the original Freaky Friday novel back when I was still in single digits, but can’t remember if I ever got around to watching the first movie adaptation before yesterday or not. I’ve already written about the … Continue reading

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AbFab: Taler Du Dansk?

[Contains clear, logical SPOILERS!] I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about the three new Absolutely Fabulous specials individually, or just wait until I’d seen them all and then summarise… but last night’s episode featured such an exciting … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Devil

I’m not really sure what possessed Ch4 to broadcast Rosemary’s Baby (1968) five days before Jesus’s B-Day, but I’ve wanted to watch this “horror classic” for a while now, so I’m not complaining. For those who don’t know, this slow-burning … Continue reading

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Staged

Ack! There are so many films on TV at the moment, I’m starting to fall behind… at this rate I won’t get to watch any of the DVDs I picked up in the pre-Xmas sales until sometime around March! It’s … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season

In honour of the Solstice, I thought I’d take this opportunity to wish all of my readers (and random way-laid Googlers) a Happy Winterval, or whatever you wanna call it. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet! Note: … Continue reading

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Caroline, No!

Another day, another misbegotten “reimagining” of a much-loved classic. This time around, it’s a TV movie titled A Carol Christmas (2003)… which barely even counts as a pun, and doesn’t really work grammatically, but never mind. For those who don’t … Continue reading

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