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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Witchy Wunderkind

[Contains feather-tating SPOILERS!!!] Although I’ve dipped in and out of a couple of Harry Potter flicks on TV over the years, I decided it was time to make a proper effort to appreciate this landmark series, starting at the beginning … Continue reading

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Deep Borscht

My parents were big fans of the Police Academy films back in the day… they were the only movies they ever paid to own on video, and were played pretty frequently in our house… but I hadn’t actually seen the … Continue reading

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Hurshe Kisses

I’m not a big fan of excessive gore or violence, so the real draw for me in watching horror flicks is the batshit surrealism that results when directors leave logic and decorum on the cutting room floor. Even the most … Continue reading

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