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Rust Never Naps

[Contains spicy noodles and SPOILERS!!!] Generally speaking, the movies that Quentin Tarantino “presents” are vastly inferior to the ones that he writes and directs… to the extent that it’s almost become a badge of dishonour… but The Man with the … Continue reading

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This Is Not My Beautiful Wife

If a replicant of Philip K. Dick were charged with remaking Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, I suspect he would come up with something resembling Cypher (2002). This shiny, stylised spy-fi flick stars Jeremy Northam as nebbish accountant ‘Morgan Sullivan’, who’s recruited … Continue reading

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Liu-Pei

Shanghai Noon (2000) was on TV t’other day, so I thought I’d take a casual look, just to check out Lucy Liu’s scenes… but I was quickly sucked in by all the comedy-western-chopsocky shenanigans. Liu plays ‘Princess ‘Pei-Pei’, who flees old-timey China to avoid … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 3: “Smart Is Sexy”

[Contains leash-dropping, doggy-losing SPOILERS!!!] Season Three of The X-Files saw some pretty momentous changes in the life of our heroine, ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’: First her hippy-dippy sister ‘Melissa’ was killed in a botched assassination attempt on her own life… then … Continue reading

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Sherlock-U-Like: The Woman(s)

[This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS!!! I mean, they’ve already been spoiled on several Wikipedia pages, but even so…] Aside from the seasonal end of various sitcoms, this week also saw the epic feature-length finale of CBS’s sublime crime-procedural Elementary… which … Continue reading

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Sherlock-U-Like: Joan As Police Consultant

[Contains sleuthy, violin-eschewing SPOILERS] Back in 2010, I was whining about the fact that no one had tried hooking Sherlock Holmes up with a female Watson, since cult 70s fave They Might Be Giants. Little did I know that just two … Continue reading

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He Had It Comin’

I remember being pretty unimpressed when I watched Chicago (2002) on TV a few years ago, but during a second viewing on DVD I found myself really enjoying it… maybe that’s because I had some whiskey and sugar in me … Continue reading

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