Monthly Archives: November 2013

“A Favour, Father?”

A couple of days after referencing Christopher Lee’s Fu Manchu flicks in a blog post, I found all five DVDs going cheap in a second-hand shop, and felt compelled by the Law of Synchronicity (and Politically Correct curiosity) to check … Continue reading

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When Two Lemons Collide

Finally caught up with the fifth season of 30 Rock, and laughed myself silly. I don’t really have anything to say about the quality or hilarity of this season in comparison to its predecessors, but I was glad to see … Continue reading

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Magic vs. Miracles

In my post about Cho-Dependent, I stated that Sarah Silverman’s Jesus is Magic set such a high standard for stand-up shows, that even Big S herself might never match it… and sadly her new hour-long HBO special, We Are Miracles, … Continue reading

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Managing Mischief

[Contains shrieking shacks and SPOILERS!!!] None of the issues that I had with the previous Harry Potter flicks really apply to The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)… I mean, yes, if I was feeling petty I could scoff at the decision … Continue reading

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Wu Who?

There was a lot of talk a while back about remaking the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, but apparently no one noticed that the Disney Channel had already remade it, with a different title and Brenda Song in the … Continue reading

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Pro-Cho

According to Wikipedia, Margaret Cho has been “active” as a comedian since 1993, but for some shameful reason it’s taken me this long to get around to watching one of her shows. Boo to me! As stand-up comedy can often … Continue reading

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Sittin’ In The U-Bend, Thinkin’ ‘Bout Death…

[Contains a mouthful of slugs and SPOILERS!!!] Returning to the Harry Potter film franchise, I had the same reaction to Chamber of Secrets (2002) as I did to its predecessor: Good rollicking Fantasy fun, occasionally undermined by the implausible laxity, … Continue reading

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“Cloak-and-Dagger Stuff”

I thought the second season of Stargate: SG-1 was a big improvement on the first, as they fleshed out the show’s universe, and addressed some of the issues I ranted about in my previous post. With the team coming face-to-face … Continue reading

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On A Q Tip

I would strongly urge against paying real money to watch the godawful Balls of Fury (2007), unless your sense of humour (and attitude to homosexuality) was trapped in amber sometime around the early 1980s. If you think seeing a blind … Continue reading

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This Blows

Hollywood has been pooping out an awful lot of superfluous reboots and remakes lately, but perhaps the most superfluous and awful of them all is M. Night Shyamalan’s bastardisation of The Last Airbender (2010). The idea of trying to condense a … Continue reading

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