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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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Wooden Horses, Ahoy! (Pt. 2)

[The second part of my lengthy rant about the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Contains a well-held door and SPOILERS!!!] Of course, with so many plot-threads to service, the show couldn’t spend as much time with ‘Meera’ (Ellie Kendrick) … Continue reading

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Wooden Horses, Ahoy! (Pt. 1)

[Contains hastily spilt rum and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended with a bumper-length finale, which went some way to making up for the disappointingly-short premiere… and coincidentally (?), both of these bookending episodes contained meh-worthy scenes … 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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“Monkey Slut!”

[Contains a pile of dead fridges and SPOILERS!!!] Despite several good-to-great episodes, some very clever story ideas, brilliant performances from the cast, and a ton of hilarious jokes, the second season of Misfits (2010) is where the show’s limitations start … Continue reading

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“Shame. Shame. Shame”

[Contains ubiquitous golden face-masks and SPOILERS!!!] My rant about the fifth season of Game of Thrones continues, with a couple more disappointments… I was excited to learn that ‘Varys’ (Conleth Hill) was taking ‘Tyrion’ (Peter Dinklage) to meet ‘Daenerys’ (Emilia … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Lucky…

I think it’s fair to say that Saint John of Las Vegas (2009) was a bit of a damp squib when it was released, scoring a measly 24% at Rotten Tomatoes*, and bringing in a paltry $100,000 at the domestic … Continue reading

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“What Do We Say To Death?”

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this week, I’ve been working my way through the first season boxset of Game of Thrones… a timely reminder of how exactly royals get to be “royal” in the first place: Arranged marriages, inbreeding,  … Continue reading

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Life Ain’t Pretty For A Pig-Faced Girl

[Contains unconvincingly-accented SPOILERS] There were several modern reimaginings of the Cinderella story on TV this Xmas, but they largely chose to dispense with the magical elements that made the original fairy tales so much fun… whereas Penelope (2006) is a … Continue reading

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