Monthly Archives: November 2015

D.O.A. to Z

This morning I saw a trailer for E4’s “brand new” acquisition: the one-year-old and already-cancelled NBC sitcom A to Z! I always think it’s a little mean/misleading that they blithely promote these short-lived shows without any kind of warning to dissuade out-of-the-loop … Continue reading

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“Old-School Pseudo-European Gangster-Style Slumber Party”

James Roday’s Halloween-themed comedy-horror flick Gravy (2015) epitomises the motto “Too Ugly To Live – Too Weird To Die”… and I mean that in the nicest possible way. An adorable indie quirk-fest ambushed by a full-blooded cannibal massacre, it would be impossible … Continue reading

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Nyfiken | Nysgerrig

T’other day I was riding in the lift of a multi-storey car-park, when I spotted the face of Sofia Helin* staring up at me from the cover of a magazine sat in another shopper’s trolley. I’d been anticipating the arrival … Continue reading

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Murky Misalignment

I watched the first season of Carnivàle (2003) a year or so ago, and last night I finished watching the second season (2005)… which also turned out to be its final outing, after the show was cancelled by HBO a full … Continue reading

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Fraternité

Paris is a city that’s very close to my heart, and I still dream of spending an extended visit there someday, so the recent attacks are preying on my mind quite heavily at the moment… though it’s important to remember … Continue reading

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“We Must Stay Cheerful!”

I was still wavering over whether or not to watch the BBC’s 2009 dramatisation of The Diary of Anne Frank, even as I was placing the DVD into the disc-tray. On the one hand, I’m keen to watch as much … Continue reading

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“Where’s Your Rebellious Backchat?”

[Contains golf-ball gob-stoppers and SPOILERS!!!] After finishing my Misfits S1-3 boxset, I had no intention of watching the later, Lauren-Socha-less episodes*… until I met Ellie Kendrick at BF&CC, and we got chatting about her time on the series. She was just … Continue reading

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