Monthly Archives: April 2012

An Autumn Girl

Y’know how sometimes you’ll see a movie poster proudly proclaiming that a new release is “from the producer of…” something else, and you’ll shrug and chuckle to yourself, because, seriously, what does that actually tell you about the movie itself? … Continue reading

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>Insert Grief Here<

[Contains rain-soaked SPOILERS!] I suppose all film-makers are “manipulators”, in the sense that they use words, pictures and music to make their audience care deeply about imaginary people. Some do it subtly and smartly, earning the tears and laughter honestly… … Continue reading

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Dead & Buried?

[Contains tyre-squealin’, engine-revvin’ SPOILERS!!!] I got very excited when I read that the 4th movie in the “solving-crimes-with-street-car-racing” series, Fast & Furious (2009), would see the original cast reuniting… but I was far less thrilled when I learned that the premature … Continue reading

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Rocky Fourth

Last week I was lucky enough to have a friend lend me the fourth season of 30 Rock… but he handed me the boxset with a caveat: Beware Julianne Moore’s Boston accent… BEWARE!!! To be honest, I did have a … Continue reading

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“Death Is Whimsical Today”

[Contains silent and deadly SPOILERS!!!] This year, in place of a chocolate egg, the Easter Bunny left me the “Director’s Cut” of Léon (aka The Professional) (1994). For those who don’t know (shame on you!), this darkly comic thriller stars … Continue reading

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Just 300 Minutes

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Radio 4’s Just a Minute, ten special episodes were recorded for TV and broadcast on BBC2, over the past fortnight. For those who don’t know, this long-running comedy panel game is chaired by Nicholas … Continue reading

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But Not Broken

David Walton doesn’t seem to be having a lot of luck with sitcoms… first Perfect Couples gets shunted from the mainline before the end of its first season, and now the six existing episodes of his latest show, Bent, have … Continue reading

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