Tinsel Town Tops Nine!

Tardy? Nah! It’s OSCARS WEEKEND!!! (cut to the masses downloading the conveniently three-hours-shorter version of the ceremony on Monday morning) So, here are the contendahs for the best that Show Biz had on offer for us plebes last year, followed by my predictions: Update (3.3)!! And with the actual winners… Best Picture: • American Hustle: Saw […]

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Oh, the Horror

I just tweeted this, saying that I have less-than-zero interest in watching horror films, but I do like hearing about the art of making them (seriously, a lot of thought goes into the good ones, which is always very interesting): Kermode Uncut: Cattle Prod Cinema I add a post here because, and this isn’t something […]

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Peter Recommends CXLV

I love this. Because kids’ movies are SO BAD: The Atlantic – You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids’ Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem? Encouraging kids is fine, but films like Planes and Turbo take their messages to an extreme. Parents should turn to 1969′s A Boy Named Charlie Brown for a reality check. […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCI

The punchline is at the end: io9 – Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Fighter Built Out of 5 Million LEGO Bricks

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCIX

I tweeted this earlier (“OMG SO VG”) but it’s so good I wanted to save it in ye olde external memory drive. As well as, I haven’t done one of these in an age. Impressionist Jim Meskimen Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices I don’t know what it is about impressionists because they don’t even have […]

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Everything In the World Happened While I Was In Maui: A Collection of Catching Up

First: This video of Margaret Thatcher being interviewed about her efforts to support British fashion in 1984 (I’ve never seen archival news footage from the 80s look this good). I’d embed but the uploader has disabled that so just click the link and the video will be bigger anyway. Margaret Thatcher’s fashion sense – TV-am […]

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And the 10-Day-Late Oscars Reaction!

First, I’d like to point out how humourous it is that Oscar Pistorius got bailed two days before the Oscars meaning the #oscar hashtag on twitter transitioned seamlessly from a South African court drama involving murder, corruption, money and justice to red carpet side boobs. Anyhoo, the Seth McFarlane thing can’t be reacted to better […]

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The Country’s In the Very Best of Hands (More True Every Day)

Remember when this went around a few years ago and we were all “WOAH HOW PRESCIENT” about it? I think Vanderleun found it first? Or maybe Tim Blair? Anyway, in pursuance of a laugh, I followed up a Twitter conversation with RC2 with this and, gosh golly, it just keeps getting better. The Country’s In […]

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The Oscars, Etc

This is basically an excuse to post one of my favourite gifs of the past year, but it IS interesting that as much as people hate on Quentin Tarantino for being OMG too long and OMG needing an editor and OMG remember Jackie Brown and how brilliant that was but OMG let’s remember that wasn’t […]

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The Times! They Suck!

Hello! I still live! I think the Twitter thing on here has been mostly broken so I understand if many of you haven’t seen evidence otherwise but it is true, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the ridiculous little planet upon which we live. See, and I’ve said this before, but there was a […]

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Less is More

Probably the only review you’ll see which compares it, not to the show, which she hasn’t seen, but the 600p 19th century French novel. Hah! Wheat & Weeds – Less Miserable Than I Expected I still have no interest in seeing it. I think it’s just too long. It’s such an emotional commitment, signing up […]

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Tinsel Town Tops Eight!

It’s that time o’ year, boys ‘n girls! When we get really excited about the best that Show Biz had to give us last year, and then don’t watch the ceremony cuz it’s a) too long b) there are only so many shampoo ads one can bear c) too long d) that schoolgirl confessional format […]

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Peter Recommends CXLII

“What?!” “What?” Hilarious: Star Wars: Hard of Hearing Vader

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Belated Merry Christmas, As Well as Some Movie Reviews

Ahoy there from the inter-festa deep! I hope everyone had a merry Christmas? Ours was very good, indeed. And then as we were driving back from my ancestral pile (so to speak), I thought “Well, that’s Christmas over, I suppose.” It always seems a bit anti-climactic, don’t you think? It’s a good thing Peter has […]

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In Which I Spend 16 Minutes Staring at Liz Taylor

Yeah so I just watched this whole thing: Liz Taylor & Mike Todd – A Happy Marriage Random observations: • People have been saying their daughters are so smart they’ll be the first female president since before the Baby Boomers invented the line. • Liz Taylor is cool.

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