Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Can A Ship Sidle?”

As I’ve said before, I’m not a big fan of the Drunk History concept, but when I discovered that Comedy Central had made a British version featuring Diane Morgan and Tiff Stevenson as drunk-historians, I had to check it out! … Continue reading

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Buttersweet Goodbyes

[Contains forgotten parrots and SPOILERS!!!] I didn’t find the third season of Kroll Show quite as final as the pre-publicity led me to expect… true, one of my fave characters (‘Dr. Armond’) did die in the penultimate episode, but then … Continue reading

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Gwynhood

I know it’s not fair to “review” a movie that you haven’t watched all the way through, but I still feel compelled to write something about the 30-or-so minutes I saw of Disney’s gender-swapped swashbuckler Princess of Thieves (2001)… I love … Continue reading

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“Picture Yourself Tripping Through A Bad Film…”

While there’s some room for debate over the high-point of Erica Gavin‘s acting career, I think we can all agree that the worst entry on her filmography is Erika’s Hot Summer (1971). Clocking in at just over an hour, this … Continue reading

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“Natural Born Killer Naturals”

Like an idiot, I’ve been working through my movie watch-list in alphabetical (rather than chronological) order, which is how I ended up seeing Elektra Luxx (2010) before its predecessor, Women in Trouble (2009). Thankfully it isn’t too difficult to figure out … Continue reading

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Brava?

To mark the 100th anniversary of the first British policewoman being given the power of arrest (Edith Smith, in case you were curious), BBC4 aired a feature-length documentary titled Fair Cop: A Century of British Policewomen, which explored “the individual … Continue reading

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Lady Wipers

The third series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe finished this week, with a partly-reconstituted sixth episode… and I was glad to see that this time around the eponymous snark-smith had recruited even more funny women to join the cast! Hurrah! … Continue reading

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Grounded4Life 2: A Marrow Escape

[Contains damaged dams and SPOILERS!!!] I started the second season of The 100 with high hopes, impressed that ‘Clarke’ (Eliza Taylor) hadn’t even bothered waiting for the first shoe to drop before suspecting that the seemingly warm and welcoming residents of Mount Weather … Continue reading

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RIP: Sir Terence Pratchett, OBE (1948 – 2015)

A sad day for Fantasy and Comedy fans… last night it was reported that the author Terry Pratchett had died, at the age of 66. That’s far too young, of course, but he wrote enough brilliant books for several lifetimes, … Continue reading

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“You’re Under Arrest, Godammit!”

Sad to say, Erica Gavin didn’t make many movies back in her heyday… certainly not as many as I wish she had (which would be an infinite amount)… but for what it’s worth, the three flicks in which she scored … Continue reading

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