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“The Inbetweeners Movie”, or “Bloody-Hilarious-Not-Skins” by Caitlin McGrane

December 12, 2011


I have long been a fan of Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley). Ever since my old chums in Blighty started raving about them, and their mental Sixth Form head teacher (the unnaturally wonderful Greg Davies), I have been a devoted fan. Some say it’s like Skins. I […]

“Breaking Dawn” is the most frightening film I’ve seen this year by Avril Good

November 28, 2011


I have a confession to make. I have read the Twilight series. That’s not the confession; I’ve heard enough people scathingly ridiculing the books in hip coffee shops on Brunswick Street to know that it’s okay to have read the first chapter or so. No, my confession is that I read the Twilight series, and […]

Texas Fo’ever—“Friday Night Lights” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

September 13, 2011


Believe me folks; it’s as much of a surprise to me as it may be to you that I’m writing about a sports-related television drama. I hate sports on TV. Watching the Ravens play basketball was the most boring part of One Tree Hill (even if it meant that we sometimes saw Chad Michael Murray […]

Two of a Kind: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″—What’s life going to be like A.H. (After Harry)? by Mattie Mould

July 17, 2011


There are three basic ways that the last Harry Potter film could be viewed; in complete confusion if you’ve never read the books, in excitement and awe if you have, and through tears if you’re a complete fanatic. I chose the third method and I had to watch it a second time through just to […]

Two of a Kind: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” or “If Hermione’s Standing Between Us, It’s Okay to Hold Hands” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

July 17, 2011


A generation of twentysomethings wept this week as one of the last vestiges of their childhood disappeared. That’s right readers, IT’S THE END OF EVERYTHING EVAH. I’m not quite sure how I survived. Probably because I wasn’t engaged in a gripping mid-air face-grabbing fight with Harry Potter above the decrepit buildings of Hogwarts. I’d wager […]

“X-Men: First Class—Michael Fassbender Tears It Up” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

June 11, 2011


I’m almost scared to say it, lest I lose my Callous Lady-Tongue street cred. Oh heck, I’m just going to speak my mind on this one: I AM SATISFIED WITH THE OUTCOME OF THIS VENTURE. When I discovered many months ago that they were rebooting the X-Men franchise (a comic-book series I have a long-standing […]

On DVD: “Step Up 3(D)” or “Shirtless Men: A Love Story” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

January 3, 2011


I love a barely-concealed Australian accent. You can’t fool me Sharni Vinson of Home and Away fame, you PRETENDER. You are not “from New York but grew up in London”! You are from SUMMER BAY and when you went to Summer Bay High you wore too much fake tan. So apparently “dance battles” are a […]