Comedy: Chris Morris profile


Some Chris Morris news in this Observer profile [EDIT: broken link]. Chris Morris is a modern comedy god, from radio’s On The Hour, television’s The Day Today (a news parody so accurately scary and prophetic, I can no longer watch news programmes seriously) and the infamous Brass Eye, and now he’s going to be bringing us a sitcom, for which…

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Film Review – Sideways


I got to see this last week due to The Times preview screenings. This is the only reason for buying The Times. This is a delightful film. This description sounds a bit soft, but that’s the most appropriate word. It is a film about two middle-aged men who realise that life has past them by and it won’t get any…

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BBC notices blogs – they must be important


The BBC provide the best news on television and online, so when they do a new items about the Bloggies, well, that’s some serious validation right there. The report says how the 2005 Bloggies server went down from so many people voting. I’m impressed, but it also makes sense, because that’s the way blogs work. I know that this site…

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Comics: Apparat review


The Apparat line of comics was Warren Ellis writing a set of one-off issues of comics based on the idea that superheroes didn’t exist in the publishing world. See here for the official site, which includes some information from Ellis and the covers. There’s also a preview here. Frank IronwireEllis likes his emotional detectives; the debauched individual who gets deep…

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Movies: Oscar Nominations Opinions


Armed with the knowledge that I haven’t seen all the films nominated, you can take my opinions on the nominations with Galactus-sized pinch of sodium chloride, but that won’t stop me from sharing anyway. As I do a note-perfect impression of a very lazy person, it’s taken a while for me to speak my mind on the subject. Subsequently, other…

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Comics: Incoming Issues


(So, BlogThis! allows me to post things for the moment, so I can appease my addiction to posting my opinions.) Comics being held for me at my favourite London comic shop, Gosh!, this week: Usagi Yojimbo #81 JLA Classified #3Legion Of Super Heroes #2Planetary #22Sleeper Season Two #8 Fantastic Four #522 (With thanks to Chuck who emails the New Comics…

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Is Blogger working today?


This must be the price to pay for using a popular, and free, blogging service. There are problems loading blogspot sites, and I can’t get to the new post page to fill this blog with lots of patented Clandestine Critic nonsense. But, I can use BlogThis! to do this post (well, I assume; I’ll be able to see when I…

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Oscar Orgy Begins


The nominations for the 77th Oscars have been announced. I haven’t had the chance to fully digest them, but there are some surprise inclusions (Alan Alda?), some bizarre ones (Shark Tale) and some good ones (Mike Leigh for Best Director). I just felt I would be remiss if I didn’t post the link as soon as possible. Hopefully, I’ll be…

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Are free film magazines worth the money?


Here in the UK, the two major cinema chains are Odeon and Vue (formerly Warner Village). I’ve recently been to both (as you can see by the reviews I’ve been doing) and pick up their free magazines to read. Not for their content, but to look for errors, ever since I read one issue where there was so many typos,…

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