Monthly Archives: April 2015

Have You Met Miss Jones?

To celebrate Renée Zellweger’s birthday last week, I decided to give Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) a celebratory spin… and was pleasantly surprised by how fresh and funny it still is, after all these years (and several previous viewings). It’s no … Continue reading

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The Other Stark Girl

After completing Buzzfeed’s super-scientific and incontrovertible test to identify my “Game of Thrones Soulmate” (Caution: The quiz contains S4 SPOILERS!!!), my heart sank when I found myself matched with ‘Sansa Stark’. Although I’ve never actively “hated” the character, I have … Continue reading

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Monkey Must-See

Trailers for a new election-themed comedy called Ballot Monkeys have been playing on TV for the past couple weeks, but I always mute or skip the ad breaks, so I had no idea if the show was actually going to … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Bunny

Armstrong and Miller (aka “The Armstrong & Miller Show”) (1997-2001) was one of the last great British sketch shows… from the good old days when catchphrases and running gags were used more sparingly, and greater emphasis was placed on telling … Continue reading

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“Jinx! Give Me Your Vera Wang!”

There aren’t many straight-to-video sequels that manage to surpass their predecessors, but I think we can safely add Another Cinderella Story (2008) to that shortlist, thanks to a shameless, scene-stealing turn by Jane Lynch as the movie’s modern-day “wicked step-mother”, … Continue reading

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WARNING: Anyone Can Get A PhD…

Women in Trouble (2009) begins, as all movies should, with a 20-second close-up of Carla Gugino wearing a nun’s habit… before pulling back to reveal that her character, ‘Elektra Luxx’, is shooting a sex-flick with her “cowgirl” co-star ‘Holly Rocket’ … Continue reading

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Premature Gratification

This morning I discovered that the first four episodes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones had been leaked to the internets… and while some might see that as cause for celebration, I’m afraid I can’t share their joy. The … Continue reading

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Bread With Butter

The Jenny Slate love-fest continues with Catherine (2013), a 12-part web-series the actress co-wrote with her husband, Dean Fleischer-Camp, who also served as director/editor, helping to keep the piece on track, tonally. The best way I can describe this brilliant anti-sitcom is … Continue reading

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In With The Old

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006 to 2010) wasn’t Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s first post-Seinfeld sitcom, but it was the one that stuck around the longest… and that’s about its only distinction, as far as I can see. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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No Shhh-Boom?

T’other day a friend of mine was scoffing about all the bands from the 90s that are reforming for reunion tours this year… which is fine by me, because a lot of my faves broke-out during that decade, so I’m glad … Continue reading

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