Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tiny Slices Of Death

[Contains creepy craft projects and SPOILERS!!!] The same charity shop that sold me Elektra for 10p also had a copy of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) for just 60p! I’ve never paid much attention to the … Continue reading

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Diss-Believe

[Contains papery butterflies and SPOILERS!!!] Of course, it’s often foolhardy to judge a TV series solely on the basis of its pilot (even though that’s actually what they’re made for, from an industry perspective)… but I’ve just watched the first … Continue reading

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Elektra-failing

[Contains ghost ninjas and SPOILERS!!!] When I first watched Elektra (2005), a couple of years after its release, I summed it up thusly: “Terrible Film/Good DVD”. Seeing it on sale in a charity shop for 10p last week, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Hoorawed

[Contains a suspicious amount of sofky and SPOILERS!!!] In a classic case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I was greatly enjoying the Coen brothers’ 2010 adaptation of True Grit, right up until the final scene. It’s not … Continue reading

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SG-1: Scant Guests

[Contains unwanted alien advances and SPOILERS!!!] Over the past few months, I’ve been working my way through seasons three, four and five of Stargate: SG-1… but haven’t really had much to say about them. After a rocky start, the show … Continue reading

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[Insert Predictable “Kitty Pryde/Gay Pride” Pun Here]

While speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Time to Thrive” Conference yesterday, Ellen Page took the opportunity to praise the assembled audience for their courage and dedication… to chastise the media for clinging to outmoded gender “norms”… to call … Continue reading

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Cunk It Up!

The latest series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe finished with a “best of” compilation episode last night… which also (rather confusingly) featured a few brand new bits and pieces, just to give the “fast-forward” and “play” buttons on my remote … Continue reading

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