Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cute Kristen & Angry Amanda

E4 have started showing Ugly Betty from the beginning, and I remembered reading that Kristen Schaal had a cameo in the pilot episode, so I decided to give it a look-see. Despite being given a character name (and being referenced … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 8: A New Wrinkle

[Contains spinning metal spinal columns and SPOILERS!!!] By the time it came to shoot the eighth season of The X Files, the show’s stars were starting to get itchy feet. After a rather bitter behind-the-scenes dispute over money owed, Duchovny … Continue reading

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Liu-Pei

Shanghai Noon (2000) was on TV t’other day, so I thought I’d take a casual look, just to check out Lucy Liu’s scenes… but I was quickly sucked in by all the comedy-western-chopsocky shenanigans. Liu plays ‘Princess ‘Pei-Pei’, who flees old-timey China to avoid … Continue reading

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Я Могу Петь Радуги

I’m rather behind the curve with this story, but today I discovered a photo of Tilda Swinton flying a rainbow flag outside the Kremlin (and risking 15 days detention in jail), in honour of the LGBT community in Russia, and … Continue reading

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God Wants You Wet

I decided to catch up on some of the shows slowly accruing on my DVR… which included a BBC2 documentary about the Great Kumbh Mela, an “awe-inspiring celebration of the world’s oldest religion [which] happens every 12 years at the … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 7: God Wants You Hot!

[Contains baby snakes and SPOILERS!!!] The seventh season of The X Files saw two plucky new writers joining the creative team… a couple of starry-eyed ingénues named William B. Davis and Gillian Anderson! Davis’ episode (#7.15, “En Ami”) saw his … Continue reading

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Pissy

[Contains lonely thunder-clouds and SPOILERS!!!] Ch4 were showing Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (2010) on Sunday, and I was tricked into recording it by the stacked cast list… Bean! Brosnan! Coogan! Dawson! Keener! Pantoliano! Thurman! Winstone! Names, names, names!!! Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Demon vs. Dick 1: Sloat Happens

[Contains static, tripod-mounted SPOILERS!!!] I finally got around to watching Paranormal Activity (2007) this week, but I don’t think I saw it under the ideal conditions. A slow-burning, supernatural suspense story like this one should really be seen in a … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 6: Save Your Own Ass, Sir!

[Contains big piles of manure… also, SPOILERS!!!] Fight the Future was a refreshingly illuminating info-dump for viewers of The X Files, as far as the show’s shadowy “myth-arc” conspiracy was concerned, so fans can be forgiven for expecting that narrative … Continue reading

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“Scrotum!”

E4 are currently airing the (so-called) “second season” of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 here in the UK (in all its randomly-ordered, storyline jumbling glory), and I’m enjoying it just as much the second time around… perhaps even … Continue reading

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