Monthly Archives: June 2014

I Don’t Know Why They Did It

While watching I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011) on TV t’other day, I started getting a strange sense of déjà vu. With Sarah Jessica Parker narrating her character’s onscreen adventures, which were frequently intercut with various “talking head” … Continue reading

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“A Somewhat Volatile Piece Of Hardware…”

[Contains unconvincing dread-wigs and SPOILERS!!!] I likened the first season of CW’s Nikita to a “drunken game of Cluedo”, but season two seemed more like a drunken game of Buckaroo!, as the writers stacked increasingly silly plot-twists and convoluted character … Continue reading

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Fox Force Three

I don’t really buy music magazines these days, but I do take a quick look to see who’s on the cover from time to time, and this week I saw that Metal Hammer were offering two free posters with their … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Patsy Byrne

According to various sources, the actress Patsy Byrne passed away on Tuesday, at 80 years of age. Besides her recurring role as Malcolm’s snobbish mother in Watching, she’s probably best remembered for playing ‘Nursie’ (aka “Bernard”) in the second series … Continue reading

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Numerous Bodies

Watching the American crime comedy Miss Nobody (2010), I couldn’t help thinking of it as the anti-Amélie… there’s something very reminiscent about the colour palette, camera moves, overt quirkiness, and voice-over exposition… even the little smiles that the heroine directs … Continue reading

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“Where Is Boom?”

Aside from a few sight-gag chuckles, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) is deeply unfunny, and cursed with a very muddled premise: The self-aware, fourth-wall-breaking characters from a long-cancelled cartoon series are magickally transported into a live-action “real world”, which … Continue reading

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“Look! The Pie!”

[Contains convenient crusty distractions and SPOILERS!!!] The fourth season of Game of Thrones drew to a close this week… and, much like the average life-span in Westeros, it was bloody, brutal, and all too brief! Ten episodes a year really … Continue reading

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