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Callistriumph

Well, the “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror boldly went and won a handful of Emmys last week, for its Outstanding Writing (William Bridges & Charlie Brooker), Single-Camera Picture Editing (Selina Macarthur), Sound Editing, and overall Television Movie-ness. Hurrah! It … Continue reading

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Callister-strophe

Sooo, not that it really matters, but this year’s Emmy nominees have been announced, and there were a couple surprises/disappointments to swallow… such as their weird decision to classify the (awesome) “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror as a “Television … Continue reading

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“Shouting At Helicopters!!!”

Although I was bitterly disappointed when Charlie Brooker announced that he was too busy to write/record a satirical Newswipe summary of 2017’s tumultuous political/cultural shifts/schisms, the trade-off has been a truly epic Black Mirror episode, and a full series of … Continue reading

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“Uh, This Is The Crew Of The USS Callister…”

[Contains distracting pizza deliveries and SPOILERS!!!] Although I’m a big fan of Charlie Brooker’s work as a satirical critic, commentator, and panel-show presenter… not to mention his priceless contribution to British comedy/culture as the brain-father of Philomena Cunk… I’m a … 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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The Blight Of Jackassdom

[Contains emasculating foam daggers and SPOILERS!!!] The tagline for the metal-lovin’, fantasy role-playin’, demon-fightin’ comedy-horror Knights of Badassdom (2013) is “’Tis about to get medieval up in here”, and unfortunately that applies to the writers’ representation of women, as much … Continue reading

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Survival Of The Dullest

[Contains beta-tested SPOILERS!] Often there will be a scene in a horror movie where some foolish teen inadvertently unleashes a great evil by reading aloud from an ancient spell book… while the viewers scream at the screen for them to … Continue reading

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