Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Bunny Day!

In honour of Easter Sunday, I was going to post a harrowing picture of an emaciated, thorny-crowned Christ upon the cross… then I decided that it would be funner to post this adorable photo of Kristen Schaal wearing bunny ears … Continue reading

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JuLiar

Although I knew that Tilda Swinton was the star of Julia (2008), and had bought it solely for that reason, I still failed to recognise her when she first appeared on screen. I’m used to seeing her play quite severe … Continue reading

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Still Messy

The Mindy Project will debut here in the UK tonight (on E4)… in the same week that the (surviving) cast and crew celebrated wrapping their first season, back in the States. I’ve been watching the show via the interwebs since it … Continue reading

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Drop The “The”

It’s probably not fair to compare the two, but as historical dramas go, David Fincher’s The Social Network (2010) is the spiritual and political antithesis of Made In Dagenham. One follows a group of downtrodden, taken-for-granted female workers as they … Continue reading

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“Your Eyes Hurt”

I don’t take any pleasure in profiting from the misfortune of others… but when I saw that our local Blockbusters was having a “closing down” sale, I did a get a little excited about all the bargains I might pick … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 4

Weirdly, I don’t have much interest in watching English-language crime dramas, but ever since I got hooked on The Killing, subtitled detective stories have become an essential part of my Sunday routine. The latest show to scratch that itch for me was … Continue reading

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Goth-PunkWatch: Sheena

When the hero of A Fantastic Fear of Everything reluctantly enters a rundown laundrette, he finds himself getting the beady-eye from the joint’s regular customers… including a goth-y punk chick named ‘Sheena’, played by JJ Stanness. The characters is mostly there … Continue reading

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Paranoia & Pants

[Contains soiled-underwear-flinging SPOILERS] Although their first album sold like hot-cakes, Kula Shaker were a frequent target for mockery, thanks to their conspicuous co-opting of Indian music, culture, and mysticism… but as a white Britisher intent on misappropriating Indian mythology in … Continue reading

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Working Class Heroine

[Contains sassy historical SPOILERS] In an online review of Made in Dagenham (2010), one churlish critic suggested the film was only fit for “knee-jerk feminists and the soft in the head”… thankfully I qualify on both counts, so I ended … Continue reading

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“They’re Dangerous But I Love Their Swagger.”

[Contains erotic undead SPOILERS] There hasn’t been much else to watch over lunch lately, so I’ve been powering through the second season of Bob’s Burgers… which I think was even funnier than the previous season, thanks (in part) to the … Continue reading

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