Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dream Of The Nineties

I’ve been listening to Sleater-Kinney’s albums for well over a decade, but I can’t say I ever imagined that the band’s singer/guitarist, Carrie Brownstein, would transition into sketch comedy… not that S-K were all super-serious and downbeat or anything… but … Continue reading

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Joshin’ With Jash

What’s almost-but-not-really as good as seeing Sarah Silverman cuddling Ellen Page, or handing an award to Juno Temple? Why, seeing her launch a new YouTube “comedy channel” with Michael Cera, of course! This weekend at Austin’s South by Southwest festival, … Continue reading

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A Swing And A Miss

[Contains cup-spilling SPOILERS] I’m a pretty superstitious chap, and I like to believe that there is some sort of deeper significance behind certain synchronicities… but even so, I couldn’t help scoffing at the denouement of M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002), … Continue reading

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Baby Wants To Kill

[Contains gratuitous go-go dancing SPOILERS!] Although they both deal with hateful babies intent on destroying their mothers’ lives, there is a world of difference between We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Monster (aka I Don’t Want to Be … Continue reading

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Mama Sita

While nosing around the IMDb page for The Guru, I discovered that one of the dancers featured in the faux-Bollywood film clips also provided the speaking voice for the title character in Sita Sings the Blues (2008). This then led … Continue reading

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Kama = Drama

[Contains spoiled, bindi-sporting SPOILERS] As a casual student of Indian culture and an aspiring comedy writer, I was curious to check out the Bollywood-biting American rom-com The Guru (2002), and see what I could rip-off learn from it. According to classical … Continue reading

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The Young Offender’s Mum

[Contains nappy-crapping SPOILERS] Despite being an avowed Tilda Swinton fan, I was wary about watching We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), because I’d assumed from the serious subject matter that it would be a rather dreary and depressing experience. … Continue reading

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“Shut Your Mouth, It’s Art Crawl!”

I am an idiot… of that there can be no doubt. To date there have been three seasons of Bob’s Burgers produced, at least one of which was broadcast over here in Britland on E4… and yet, despite having a … Continue reading

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