Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Killing time at the AV Club site while waiting for my dinner to cook, I noticed a link to an Insider article titled “Why Can’t Michelle Rodriguez Stay Dead?” Naturally I clicked it as hard as I could… and almost had a … Continue reading

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P&P Extra

Thankfully, it didn’t take me too long to track down a DVD copy of Pride & Prejudice (2005)… just over a week, in fact. Hurrah! I’m guessing this was director Joe Wright’s first attempt at recording a commentary track, because … Continue reading

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“Shut Up, Crime!”

For weeks now, that tag-line has been taunting me from the cover of my DVD copy of Super (2010), making me chuckle every time it caught my eye… and now, at long last, I’ve actually seen the movie it was … Continue reading

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Smash’d

On February 6th (2012), NBC will be debuting a new musical drama series, titled Smash, and they’re hoping to drum up a bit of positive, pre-emptive buzz by making the pilot episode available for free through various online sources from now … Continue reading

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