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The Red and The Black
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“It’s easy to win when there are folk in the government holding back your rivals.”
So says Silvio Berlusconi to Inter Milan fans, appparently. But how would a man who had simultaneously been Prime Minister of Italy and owner of th[…]

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Its A Mystery: Part II
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There is a species of murder mystery, like say Columbo, where the fun is not in working out whodunnit. My run in with the London-wide mystery film phenom was a bit liek this in two ways. I had decided to go see the one at the Muswell Hill Odeon. Choi[…]

Q here to get gong…
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In a shocking attempt to pander to every cover star’s ego, the Q awards seems to be in even more danger than the Intertoto “Cup” of turning into the modern equivalent of school sports day where EVERYBODY gets a prize, lets look at t[…]

CSR: Cinematic Social Responsibility
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In the great balloon debate of the arts, there will come a time (possibly after Mime has been chucked out) when those left will debate the idea that as art reflects life to some degree, it is vital for us to understand the human condition and put ce[…]

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From Westwood To Hollywood*
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The Devil Wears Prada is a pretty toothless satire of the fashion industry. So toothless that it is almost an apologia for it, instead heaping most of its scorn on its cruel fictional villain***. What is much more interesting in this tug between prin[…]

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Going Back To My Roots
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“As in JR Ewing? Sorry, you must be sick of hearing that.” Not especially, to be honest – the sudden fame of my surname in the early 80s pleased me more than it hurt me. For one thing, there wasn’t an awful lot of playground […]

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fr.litus = shore
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despite their HOPELESSLY PITIFUL WEBSITE, hackney lido is now finally finished and open and LOVELY — it looks nuffin like THAT either whereon hangs a tale no doubt
all it needs now is a caff as good as shrewsbury baths in 1970[…]

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RobEmoWatch 4: Tiniest No Longer!
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SOME THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT:
i. Notts Forest is in SHROPSHIRE! (proof = they visited clun and knighton)
ii. The Awesome Power of RobEmoWatch! (proof = first words spoken to Maid Pieface = “Nice Pie! Give us a KISS!”)
iii. a merrymen calle[…]

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Strange statues around the world
77 of the oddest civic sculptures scavenged from the net. Some might be considered NSFW, but well worth the risk.[…]

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Plots – Now Thicker Than Ever!
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My most eagerly-awaited comic of the year came out this week: Grant Morrison and JH Williams’ Seven Soldiers #1. The ‘awaited’ bit had come to carry a bit more stress than the ‘eager’: the comic had been delayed for seve[…]

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