Tag Archives: Gemma Arterton

Mssscheeef!

This week saw the conclusion of the first series of Inside No. 9, a darkly comic horror anthology series written by (and occasionally starring) Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode was set in a single, unrelated location (either a … Continue reading

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A Persian Shrug

[Contains ranty, right on SPOILERS!!!] I haven’t played a “Prince of Persia” game since my old Sega Master System days, so I have to say I was rather letdown by the total absence of shuffling, sword-wielding skeletons in Prince of … Continue reading

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You Down?

[Contains scone-baking SPOILERS] Using ‘Tamara Drewe’s name as the title for the 2010 film in which she appears is rather like using “Iceberg!” as the title for a film about The Titanic. She’s the central catalyst for the entire plot, but … Continue reading

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Quantum of Coherence

Saturday before last, the sequel to Casino Royale was on telly… and I was trying to watch it, but the first twenty minutes or so just seemed to be an incomprehensible mishmash of chase scenes, with nothing for my eyes … Continue reading

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Quasi-GothWatch: Frankie Cassidy

[Contains dated, implausible SPOILERS!] On the back of the DVD cover for Three And Out (2008) there’s a press quote from a reviewer named Simon Rose (BBC Radio), which describes the movie as “a deliciously twisted, hilarious British comedy with … Continue reading

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