Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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Brat Attack! 2: The Christmassing

I guess it was inevitable that they’d make a sequel to the first Eloise movie, since both the stories are taken from a pre-existing series of children’s books… and fair play to them for filming it shortly after the original, so … Continue reading

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Quasi-PunkWatch: DJ Astrid

The sub-par rom-com shenanigans depicted in A Cinderella Story (2004) supposedly take place during a drought in Southern California… and apparently the film-makers were so worried about the audience forgetting this highly symbolic plot point, they included a ‘Campus DJ’ … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It…

I hadn’t really intended to watch another Hilary Duff movie this month (if ever), but ITV were showing A Cinderella Story (2004) last Sunday, and like a sugar-addled moth to a spluttering flame, I set my recorder. For those who … Continue reading

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Scrooge-ical!

Back in the day, I was asked to write a stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol for a local youth theatre group, and reading the original Charles Dickens novella for the first time, I was struck by how moving and … Continue reading

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