Archive for the ‘TV/Film’ Category

Day Three: And Mikey Is Having A Shit

Friday, June 5, 2009 0:20 2 Comments

Oh no. I didn’t realise it was back. Big Brother, won’t you please fuck off… Another bloody twelve to fifteen weeks of random people all over the bloody place wittering on about people I’ve never heard of and who I couldn’t care less about who simply happen to be sixteen not-entirely-random people chosen generally either [...]

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 14:50 35 Comments

…a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken, bat, snake or bugsWikipedia: Geek Or, as the modern day freak-and-geekshow is now referred to, “Britain’s Got Talent”. I had been conteplating whether or not to write anything about this, given the rather inevitable coverage [...]

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Sunday, May 17, 2009 16:30 37 Comments

I bought a DVD today. Ostensibly, it was “for the kids”. Well, it was two series — about twelve hours worth — of a series I think Youd remember. That, by the way, was a clue. The books were written by Samuel Youd between and were published between 1967 and 1968 as a trilogy, although [...]

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Planet of the Dead Dwarf

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:20 38 Comments

So, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf on our screens over the Easter weekend. Something to look forward to, eh? Only, well… Doctor Who — Planet of the Dead I think Russell T. Davies has made the correct decision to step down from Doctor Who at the end of these specials, as his vision of Doctor [...]

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Blumen’ Brilliant

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 0:07 19 Comments

So I decided to watch Heston’s Feasts on Channel 4, in which the chef Heston Blumenthal is preparing a feast for a bunch of celebrity guests based on a particular time period. This weeks was The Victorians. I decided to watch this for a number of reasons. Firstly, I became aware of the programme because [...]

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 0:19 2 Comments

Over the last few weeks, I have been watching two three part crime dramas. Moses Jones and Whitechapel. Whitechapel appealed to me: the idea that there is someone out there recreating the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, and the present day police have to try and track the killer now by working out what [...]

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Being Human

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:13 21 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoyed watching a pilot of a comedy programme called ‘Being Human’, which revolves around three people who share a flat, and all the comical scrapes that they get into. Only one of them is a vampire, one is a werewolf (Russell Tovey, possibly better known as Midshipman Frame from one [...]

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Slumdog Review

Monday, January 19, 2009 13:22 36 Comments

There’s a film called “Slumdog Millionaire” which is out at the moment and appears to have generally picked up good reviews. I haven’t seen it myself — although I may do at some point — but I heard a review of it today which I simply had to share with you. It was really good. [...]

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Mild Peril and Knocking Off Nigel

Thursday, January 15, 2009 19:58 25 Comments

I object to the increasing sanitisation of our culture: that they seem to think we need to be protected from offensive language, from films which may contain dark subject matter and so on. This is getting worse. Now, frequently when you buy a DVD, you encounter a number of things on the box. Firstly, there’s [...]

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On Quanta

Thursday, November 27, 2008 0:40 24 Comments

The new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, received a somewhat mixed response. Hardly anyone went as far as to say “don’t go and see it”, but a number of reviewers expressed concern that it wasn’t as good as it could — or should — have been. As you may expect, there were a goodly [...]

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