Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hard Knocks

I’ve had a little trouble warming to Katherine Heigl as an actress in the past, so I decided to make the effort to watch more of her movies, in an effort to understand her appeal… and Knocked Up (2007) definitely … Continue reading

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Ridnap II: The Renapping

Apparently there’s a new (three-part) series of Kidnap and Ransom starting tonight on ITV1. Long-time-readers-with-nothing-better-to-do may remember that when I tried to watch the first series, I ended up getting distracted by a spider under my bed… well, by a … Continue reading

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Quasi-GothWatch: Tiffany, Bride of Chucky

I’ve never seen the first three Child’s Play movies, which are notorious in this country for supposedly inspiring an actual case of juvenile murder, but I happily hopped on board when long-serving writer-creator Don Mancini rebooted the franchise as self-referential … Continue reading

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The Search Continues…

A new female-fronted sketch show started on BBC2 last night, and I feel obligated to write about it, because that’s what this blog is supposed to be for… but I know I’ll just end up moaning about the same things … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

This week sees the release of Reign of Terror, the second album by Brooklyn-based “noise pop” duo Sleigh Bells… although I’ve only just started listening to their 2010 debut release, Treats! I “discovered” this band the same way I discovered … Continue reading

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OMG! DOA! LOL!

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a bunch of Bratz dolls came to bubble-headed life, and tried to remake Murder She Wrote? Well, wonder no more! Hostile Makeover (2009) is a Canadian TV-movie starring Maggie Lawson as ‘Lacey … Continue reading

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XXXIX :D

[Contains creepy, clandestine SPOILERS] I’m going to have to stop saying that I don’t enjoy serious, grown-up Dramas, because it’s patently untrue… could this be a sign that I’m maturing? Heaven forbid! Glorious 39 (2009) is a British period-murder-mystery-spy-thriller, written … Continue reading

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Those Darn Cats!

[Contains paw-lickin’, night-prowlin’ SPOILERS!] For some inexplicable reason, Ch5 and BBC2 decided to show both versions of Disney’s That Darn Cat between them this week, so I thought it might be fun to compare the two iterations directly, and see … Continue reading

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Kith

Apparently something’s gone wonky in my brain, causing me to enjoy short-lived and critically reviled sitcoms, while simultaneously rejecting hugely successful hits. I swear it’s not on purpose! I’m not consciously trying to be a contrarian! It’s just my poor … Continue reading

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Man, I Feel Like A Woman

[Contains gender-bending SPOILERS!] Inspired by seeing Tilda Swinton at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, I plucked my copy of Orlando (1992) from the diminishing pile of unwatched Xmas pressies. For those who don’t know, this satirical feminist parable stars … Continue reading

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