Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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The Taste Of Blue Cheese

In the back of my mind, I’d always thought of Empire Records as a poor man’s Mallrats, but it wasn’t until I watched it again last night that I realised how many similarities there actually were between the two. They’re … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Duck

Sarah Silverman’s beloved pet, and frequent co-star, Duck passed away earlier this week, and yesterday she posted a very sweet and moving eulogy online: Duck “Doug” Silverman came into my life about 14 years ago. He was picked up by … Continue reading

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Starstruck

Wednesday night saw the debut of a brand-new prime-time game show called Big Star’s Little Star, in which three celebrity contestants and their children answer questions about each other, in the hopes of winning up to £15,000 for a charity … Continue reading

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This Is Not My Beautiful Wife

If a replicant of Philip K. Dick were charged with remaking Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, I suspect he would come up with something resembling Cypher (2002). This shiny, stylised spy-fi flick stars Jeremy Northam as nebbish accountant ‘Morgan Sullivan’, who’s recruited … Continue reading

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C.I.Yay?

[Contains “original” flavour Pringles and SPOILERS!!!] I was jonesing for more X-Files to binge on, and ended up slapping on the metaphorical nicotine patch of Covert Affairs… which turned out to be a fun girly-spy show, with a rather ludicrous … Continue reading

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