Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Mountains Of Duck!”

[Contains much-coveted coffee cakes and SPOILERS!!!] Season three of Seinfeld (1991) was the first to boast a full episode order, allowing the cast to lock into their characters, and the writers to hit their stride… there aren’t really any notable … Continue reading

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Tink About It

Sleigh Bells infected me with another ear-worm this week, via “That Did It”, a one-off single featuring guest vocals by Tink, a talented young rapper who opened for the band at the SXSW festival. According to the lady herself: “That … Continue reading

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“Times Are Hard For Dreamers”

[Contains suicidal goldfish and SPOILERS!!!] To my eternal shame, I didn’t go to see Amélie (aka: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) (2001) when it was first released at the cinema… I was put off by all the hype, along with … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 3: White Vans And Dodgy Lookin’ Blokes

[Contains concealed crayon drawings and SPOILERS!!!] With Xmas just around the corner (sorry, but it’s true!), I thought I’d treat myself to the third “saison” of Spiral (aka Engrenages) (2010), which saw Captain ‘Laure Berthaud’ (Caroline Proust) and her trusty-ish … Continue reading

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Bad Intelligence

[Contains “punk chic” jackets and SPOILERS!!!] With all the “hate” Katherine Heigl seems to attract, I can’t help feeling a little sorry for her sometimes… but my sympathy was severely tested when I saw her doing a watered-down Claire Danes/Carrie Mathison impersonation … Continue reading

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“The Dingo Ate Your Baby!”

[Contains cantaloupe cubes and SPOILERS!!!] The second season of Seinfeld (1991) was a relatively short one, with only thirteen episodes*, but it did contain some classic Lainey moments, such as her first “Get out!” shove (ep #2.5 “The Apartment”), conspiring … Continue reading

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“You Had Wooden Teeth!”

The first season of Seinfeld (1989) wasn’t really a “season” at all, with only five episodes total, including a pilot that bore little resemblance to the series that would follow: The sets were all wrong, Kramer was called “Kessler” (and had … Continue reading

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MMM

To mark Armistice/Remembrance Day, I decided to dig out A Very Long Engagement (aka: Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (2004), which stars Audrey Tautou as ‘Mathilde Donnay’, the fiancée of a young soldier supposedly killed while stranded in no-man’s-land, who is determined … Continue reading

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There’s Something Wrong With Charlie

[Contains busted soda-dispensers and SPOILERS!!!] The third and final flick in my impromptu Farrelly Brothers fest is Me, Myself & Irene (2000), starring Jim Carrey as ‘Charlie Baileygates’, a long-serving Rhode Island State Trooper suffering from a split-personality disorder, who … Continue reading

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Rubbish Robots From Beyond The Grave

[Contains cyber-selfies and SPOILERS!!!] I managed to stick with the eighth series of Doctor Who for a couple episodes before the Michelle Gomez cameos dwindled and apathy set in… but I made an effort to watch the final two episodes, … Continue reading

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