Monthly Archives: October 2013

SGU: Sexy Geek Unfairness

[Contains faulty stasis-pods and SPOILERS!!!] For the past few weeks I’ve been working my way through both seasons of Stargate: Universe, which follows a bunch of random soldiers, scientists and civilians who escape an exploding planet by leaping through a stargate … Continue reading

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Wrong.

I was rather looking forward to BBC2’s new comedy-thriller The Wrong Mans after spotting Chandeep Uppal’s name in the main cast list… but once again the poor woman was consigned to the out-of-focus edge of frame, as the white male … Continue reading

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“If Not Pubes”

A few posts back, I was wondering what ever happened to Sarah Silverman’s sitcom pilot that all the networks were fighting over last year… and this week the winning studio (Twentieth Century Fox) kindly permitted Big S to post the complete … Continue reading

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Mind The Schaal

I gave comedy-music-quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks the cold shoulder a few years ago, but every now and again I’m lured back by an intriguing contestant or guest-host… such as this week’s emcee, the inestimable Kristen Schaal, who performed the minor miracle … Continue reading

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A Toast Sandwich

This week’s episode of Matt Berry’s new sitcom Toast of London* found the eponymous actor courting not one, but two crazy ladies, played by the very talented (and intense) duo of Emma Fryer and Morgana Robinson. They were both looking pretty glam, … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry I Didn’t Know What Sex The Werewolf Was!”

[Contains gun-waving, skirt-wearing SPOILERS!!!] My Anchorman boxset also included a copy of Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (2004), which is rather erroneously touted as an “all-new story” on the DVD cover. In reality, it’s an alternative A-plot that was excised from … Continue reading

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“Thanks For Stopping By”

[Contains a Jazz-flute solo and SPOILERS!!!] Seeing a couple of trailers for the forthcoming Anchorman sequel got me jonesing for the original, so I broke out my extra-“classy” three-disc edition, and drank it down like a fine scotch. The Legend of … Continue reading

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Better Than (Phone) Sex?

I’ve been seeing copies of For a Good Time, Call… (2012) in supermarket bargain bins for a few weeks now, but didn’t really take much interest until I watched Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and latched on to Ari Graynor’s … Continue reading

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“Too Pretty For That…”

When I first read that Juno Temple was up for a role in Paul W. S. Anderson’s adaptation of The Three Musketeers (2011), I crossed my fingers in the hope that she’d be playing a gender-swapped, cross-dressing D’Artagnan.* That didn’t … Continue reading

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No Frou-Frou!

[Contains rope-pulling, curtain-raising SPOILERS!!!] I’m a big fan of Joe Wright’s previous work, and I always enjoy seeing a little stylised theatricality in films and TV shows, so I was really hoping I’d enjoy the director’s divisive adaptation of Anna … Continue reading

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