Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Shoes Are A Gateway Drug”

I feel a little annoyed that it took me so long to get around to watching Whip It (2009), because it’s a helluva lot better than it’s meagre box-office performance would suggest (it just about broke even). For those who … Continue reading

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“People Will See Me And Cry!”

I can’t recall watching the original Fame, but as far as I can tell from its Wikipedia page, my major issue with the 2009 remake would apply equally to its predecessor. For those who don’t know, this musical dramedy follows … Continue reading

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This Week’s Very Important News Round-Up:

ITEM: AMANDA SEYFRIED AND JUNO TEMPLE LOOK AWESOME IN HOT-PANTS! Okay, maybe that isn’t “news” as such… but it’s worth knowing all the same, I think. Normally I’m not that interested in leaked “on set” photos (or spoilers in general), … Continue reading

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Hellooo, Nurse!

I’d become so used to seeing Renée Zellweger in cosy romantic comedies, it was a little jarring to see her facing off against gun-wielding maniacs in Nurse Betty (2000)… even if she did so in a typically adorable and upbeat fashion. For … Continue reading

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Séance On A Dreary Afternoon

[Contains a crumbling partition wall of SPOILERS] Everyone knows the best horror movies are made by Lifetime, and shown on weekday afternoons, right? Right? Yeah, not so much… Secrets in the Walls (2010) is a made-for-TV movie, starring Jeri Ryan … Continue reading

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Putting The “Meh” In Meta

Another entry in the category of “Things I Should Love, But Don’t” is Community, an American sitcom following the wacky adventures of a group of mismatched students attending community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. The show is … Continue reading

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A Dry White

As a card-carrying Francophile and Philogynist, who frequently kvetches about the dearth of strong female leads in genre flicks, you’d think a film described by one critic as “Amélie meets Indiana Jones” would be right up my ruelle… so when … Continue reading

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Zappa Eats Zappa

Mum was having a clear out t’other day, and in amongst all the random cooking and craft books there was one title that caught my eye: Rock ‘n’ Roll Cuisine (1988, Aurum Press), edited by Robin Le Mesurier & Peggy … Continue reading

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Man Fites Dog

Still on a Michelle Rodriguez kick, I decided to give my copy of The Breed (2006) a spin. For those who don’t know, this Wes Craven-produced horror flick stars M-Rod, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively and Hill Harper as … Continue reading

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Men In Denial

Last week BBC2 paid tribute to director Ken Russell, who died last November, by showing a couple of his most famous films. I recorded Women in Love (1969) out of random curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw Eleanor Bron’s … Continue reading

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