Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Вы Говорите По-Русски?

A few weeks ago I picked up a 2nd-hand copy of Teach Yourself Russian for 50p in a charity shop, but I haven’t even been able to wrap my head around the alphabet yet! In an effort to keep my … Continue reading

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BAFTA Film 2012

So, last night was the BAFTA Film Awards, which can only mean one thing… another sleepless night spent polishing my own imaginary acceptance speech (for “Outstanding Debut’, in case you’re curious). Meanwhile, back in the real (televised) world, this happened: … Continue reading

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Spook Show Baby II: The Spoofing

I was pretty squeamish when I was younger, so it took me a while to appreciate the appeal of horror flicks… and I’ve always preferred comedies above all else, which explains why I watched a silly, sub-par, Airplane!-esque spoof of … Continue reading

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Lasties!

[Contains bed-shaking SPOILERS!!!] A while back I was watching some crappy music video channel with a friend, and we came to the conclusion that as you get older (more jaded?) it’s harder to get excited about new bands because you … Continue reading

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