Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Opposite Of Broody

I’m definitely not the target audience for a movie like Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), as I find it hard enough to understand why two sane, rational people would want to hobble their lives with one baby, let alone twelve of … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Not Be Motorised

[Contains avant-garde SPOILERS!!!] As research for a zombie flick I’m writing (ka-ching!), I decided to re-watch Jean-Luc Godard’s Week End (1967)… which is basically an arty French zombie-flick-without-zombies, in the sense that everyone ends up shooting and eating each other … Continue reading

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Irish Ayes

When I logged in this morning, Yahoo! challenged me to name my favourite Irish celeb, in honour of Saint Patrick’s Day… and I was totally stumped. At first the only Irish women I could think of were the all-girl pop … Continue reading

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HippieWatch: Guerrin Gardner

While we’re on the subject of cavorting “flower children”, this week’s instalment of New Girl (ep #1.16) saw the disarmingly domestic dandy ‘Schmidt’ (Max Greenfield) casting off his household duties, work commitments, and finely tailored clothing, in order to join … Continue reading

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“Cut Some Capers, Man!”

Again with the genre-bending: While The Wicker Man (1973) is wildly hailed as one of the greatest “horror movies” ever made, I think it also deserves praise as a twisty crime thriller and hilarious musical comedy! For those who don’t know … Continue reading

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“On Second Thoughts, Maybe I Am A Crook!”

I hadn’t actually intended to record Frost/Nixon (2008) when it was shown on TV last Sunday, but when I started watching it as a time-killer before bed, I got drawn in by the drama. For those who don’t know, this … Continue reading

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Crazy Like A Girl

[Contains potentially rabid, flea-infested SPOILERS!!!] I’ve seen quite a bit of genre-bending over the last couple of days, but I was still thrown off-balance by The Fox and the Child (2007) (aka Le renard et l’enfant), which seems to be … Continue reading

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