Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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No ‘N’ Nahi

[Contains skinny-dipping, whale-saving SPOILERS!!!] Arjun Sablok, the writer-director responsible for the Canadian Bollywood flick Neal ‘n’ Nikki (2005), seems to have trouble telling the difference between being “naughty” and “noxious”. This is one of those rare rom-coms where the leads … Continue reading

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“Ooh, What A Lovely Tea Party!”

As a former Kevin Smith fanboy, I’d say Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) was where the writer-director-actor first jumped (or humped) the shark. It’s not that I have a problem with the central premise, which sees the eponymous … Continue reading

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Hindi-rella

Despite all the clock-watching I did during My Bollywood Bride (2006)*, I can’t quite bring myself to ditch it, because its heart is in the right place, and there’s a lot of good stuff mixed in with all the ineptitude. … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemlers

On a whim I decided to rewatch the first season of 30 Rock as a pick-me-up, and while the jokes have become rather over-familiar through frequent viewing, I was surprised to spot a couple of cameos I’d never noticed before… … Continue reading

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