Monthly Archives: January 2014

Booze, Broads, & Bullets

[Contains unnervingly toy-like CGI cop cars and SPOILERS!!!] As inspiration for a script I’m working on, I decided to revisit Robert Rodriguez’s “translation” of Frank Miller’s Sin City comic book series (2005)… but, being a geek, I held out for … Continue reading

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NBC Dooms The World

More sad news for fans of likable-but-unpopular sitcoms about gay dads: NBC has cancelled Sean Saves the World, and halted production of the remaining four episodes they’d previously ordered. Boo to them! If I’m honest, my main motivation for watching … Continue reading

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“Is 70 Not A Good IQ?”

[Contains over-affectionate corporate mascots and SPOILERS!!!] In theory, I should unequivocally approve of the casting of Kristen Schaal as a recurring character in the sixth season of 30 Rock… and I can’t deny that I enjoyed her work here as ‘Hazel … Continue reading

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“Boo! Guess who!”

[Contains draconian edicts and SPOILERS!!!] The first time I blogged about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), I was writing from the perspective of an impatient Helena Bonham Carter fan, rather than an attentive and versed viewer… … Continue reading

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“One Mulligatawny And, Um…”

[Contains a secret stockpile of sponges and SPOILERS!!!] I’ve finally completed my Seinfeld collection, with the purchase of the seventh season boxset. Hurrah! I picked all the others up in a random order, whenever I saw them in s/hand shops, … Continue reading

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That Good Stuff

Although I greatly admire Paloma Faith as a personality and a performer, and think she has an incredible set of pipes, I have to say that her last album, Fall to Grace (2012), left me rather cold. It was just … Continue reading

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86 Section 377

Suman Sridhar, lead singer for the Indian indie duo Sridhar/Thayil, has recorded a cover of a 1960s pop song titled “Evening in Gay Maharashtra”, to protest the resurrection of regressive legislation (dating back to the 19th Century!) which has criminalised homosexuality in … Continue reading

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Good Will Ganache II

This week saw BBC2 serving up a fresh batch of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, over four consecutive nights, with a different presenter hosting each episode. Personally, I think the show works best with Mel & Sue playing hostess, … Continue reading

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Punch Up

As far as comedies about irresponsible educators go, Bad Teacher (2011) doesn’t even come close to the gold standard set by such classics as Summer School (1987) and School of Rock (2003). The jokes aren’t funny, the (anti)heroine’s redemption is half-hearted at best, and … Continue reading

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Pure As The Driven?

[Contains a souped-up Chevy and SPOILERS!!!] I was actually quite enjoying Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) up until the reveal that the criminal mastermind (ho ho!) behind the dummy heist and all of The Driver’s subsequent problems, also happened to be … Continue reading

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