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Friday, 21 May 2010

Remember, it's Stephen Hawking’s Universe – we just live in it…



Go jump down a black hole, Professor Brian Cox - with your 'Wonders Of The Solar System' and your pop star hair.

Stephen Hawking releases his 'Universe' DVD on 1 June 2010 - and you can damn well call him 'Sir'.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Man Or Myth?



Two new films released almost simultaneously. Spot any similarities?

Percy Jackson (above)

Perseus (below)

Hair Apparent



Nic Cage's hair is getting supernatural again!

Season Of The Witch (above)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (below)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Keynsham, Mon Amour



Looks like the beloved Cadbury's factory at Keynsham, just outside Bristol is safe - for now.

But having fallen prey to a hostile takeover from Kraft, is it just a case of 'out of the chocolate and into the shit'?

Hands off our Curly Wurlys, you greedy Yanks!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The Age Of Cage



He’s done it again! Check out this clip of Nic Cage in the bizarre new Bad Lieutenant film inexplicably directed by the great Werner Herzog:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/badlieutenantportofcallneworleans/

I particularly like the way he treats poor Eva Mendes like a prop. Her expression of bewilderment is a sight to behold.

Monday, 30 November 2009

La Belle Noiseuse

‘Belle de Jour’, the pseudonymous author of ‘The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl’, has allegedly been unmasked as Dr Brooke Magnanti a 34-year-old female research scientist at Bristol University, widely described as ‘blonde’.

Which is quite a surprise. Like most people, I’d always assumed her stuff was constructed by a committee of middle-aged men.

Actually, that’s not quite true. The only time I looked at her blog – about a year ago – I was convinced it had been written by a 30-something British woman of Indian origin. Why? Because her fixation on Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan (and the fact that she went to see his film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in its week of release) suggested someone with intimate knowledge of Indian cinema.

Here’s the entry:

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“Speaking of cinema, delighted to notice in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that Shah Rukh Khan has a left-side fang just like mine! Wonky teeth rule. Also that in undercover geek mode he looks distinctly like my father's older brother - am now uncertain whether it is strictly kosher to continue fancying SRK.”

An authority on sex, neurotoxicology and Bollywood, Dr Magnanti certainly sounds like fun. We can almost forgive her for borrowing the name of one of our all-time favourite films...

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