Monthly Archives: September 2013

Flour Child

Even taking the generally accepted subjectivity of humour and sentiment into account, I find it hard to fathom how such a sweet, funny, and well-cast comedy-drama as Dirty Girl (2010) could flop so hard, and attract so little positive buzz. … Continue reading

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Furry Four-Legged Frenchies

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) is a “sequel” to An American Werewolf in London (1981) in the same sense that your morning poop is a “sequel” to the food you ate the previous day. There may be some recognisable … Continue reading

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This Is How I.T. Ends

I liked the first three series of The IT Crowd enough to buy them on DVD, and have watched them several times since… but, for reasons I can’t really recall right now, I found the fourth series pretty disappointing, and … Continue reading

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Malèna’s Maligners

[Contains knicker-stealing SPOILERS!!!] I assumed that misleading DVD covers were the preserve of obscure low-budget indie flicks, but apparently they’re now spreading to prestigious, foreign-language Oscar-bait too! The cover of Malèna (2000) is dominated by a photograph of Monica Bellucci … Continue reading

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Cameoverload

Good lord, there was a lot of talent crammed into this week’s episode of New Girl (#3.2, “Jacooz”): Besides recurring co-love-interest ‘Elizabeth’ (Merritt Wever), Schmidt also had to contend with scheming co-worker ‘Beth’ (Eva Amurri)… while Winston suspected that his … Continue reading

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Of Veeps And Vaginas

Being a Brit, I wasn’t able to watch the Emmy Awards ceremony in full, so I’ve been trying to catch up on all my fave nominees via the internets. Firstly, congrats to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won Best Lead Actress in … Continue reading

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“Step on it, Mr. Spodish!”

[Contains face-masks made of latex rubber, human skin, and SPOILERS!!!] As I’ve learned the hard way, there are “terrible” movies that are terrible in an enjoyable and endearing way, but there are also “terrible” movies that are terrible in a … Continue reading

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