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Jan 27, 2012
In December of 1999 I was taken to St. Mark’s hospital in Metro Manila to have my gallbladder removed. For the next few days, my doctor and the incredibly attentive staff worried about the state of my internal organs. Me, I was higher than a kite on whatever it was they put in my drip line, and figured that any place that calls itself “the most progressive hospital in Southeast Asia” didn’t need...
Jun 24, 2011
Life really does have infinite diversity: it must, because I keep ending up at the same place in the DVD store. Seriously, three of my all time favorite things ever have the same title, or damn near it: there’s a Damien Lewis detective series, Life, the BBC Version of Life On Mars, and, finally the BBC’s various “Life of,” series, all presented by David Attenborough. The latest installment of this...
Jun 10, 2011
A very nice Englishman named Philip introduced us to comedian Eddie Izzard
sometime after the video of Glorious
turned up in the neighborhood video rental stores and before Dress to Kill
Jun 8, 2011
Slings and Arrows. It just may be that Slings and Arrows is the most perfect series ever televised. Clever, funny and wise, it makes shameless use of the fact that “all the word is a stage” but somehow never feels ridiculous, even when the actions of the cast are patently silly. Lead by Paul Gross, an actor who may actually be just as good as he thinks he is, the series is full of winking camp and...
May 27, 2011
Fastlane is a show about three cops.
(1) Van, an undercover cop who hates lying and grew up helping his dad forge currency and bonds, and who is played by Carlisle from Twilight, (2) Deaq, an undercover cop who used to be in a gang until he turned his life around, played by Bill Bellamy, and (3) Billie, their hard-ass boss who loves fast cars and low-cut shirts and used to be addicted to heroin, played by...
May 23, 2011
Let’s just get one thing out of the way here. The main reason Twitch City is so great is that Molly Parker is lickable. Not likable (though she’s that too), but lick-able, in that she must be licked.
I am sure that everyone in the world will agree with me. Some will add that Callum Keith Rennie must also be licked, and I can’t argue with that. Don McKellar, though? Not so lickable, as...
May 16, 2011
A friend and I just started watching the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica, and in only a handful of episodes it’s already become one of my favorite things EVER. The show is such a smorgasbord of wonder that I don’t know how to write a coherent post about it, so I’ll just list ten of my favorite things about it at random.
1. It came out the year after Star Wars, and it shows. The...
Apr 28, 2011
My girlfriend’s best friend in the world (other than me?) is also named Matt. He’s a good guy — we stayed with him when we visited Florida last year, and I found him to be absolutely delightful. His track record on entertainment, though, isn’t great. Seriously, he sent us this Miyazaki anime about shape-shifting raccoons that would, like, attack each other with their giant, magic...