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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2006|05:33 pm]
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Okay I have decided to review the ten seconds that it took the signal to get from my brain to get to my legs to tell them to get tup and leave the room during 'Just for laughs' on BBC1.

Just for laughs is an example of the worst kind of lowest-common-denominator television, the kind that isn't even very popular. It occupies a slot in the BBC timetable between the News and My Family (another less than popular time-filler). In the ten minutes that I saw overbearing laugh tracks played alongside stock organ music whilst onscreen simpering idiots were mildly confused in sub-beadlesque non-pranks (a man pretended to give someone a glasses cleaning demo, during which he pretened to smash their glasses). That was all there was to it, no overarching narrative, no sardonic commentary or socio-political comtent. As Jim Carey once said whist portraying Andy Kaufman in the film 'Man in the moon', whenever you hear canned laughter that's the laughter of dead people. So there you have it, generic japes , music and the laughter of corpses. There really isn't anything in the program which indicates when it was made and I have an uneasy feeling that it could actually be knocked up from unused Noel's House Party stock footage. I've never heard anybody mentioning or having enjoyed this programme and it's awful. I can only assume that it's ignored enough to stay beneath most people's radar and to avoid anybody actually noticing it for long enough to write a letter of complaint.

Seriously though, the BBC tries to champion itself as a centre of culture and they make such a fuss of their contribution to new comedy that they should be ashamed of this retarded display of remarkable monotony. To be honest I wouldn't even expect this level of tosh from ITV. It's so very bad that it's even below children's ITV quality. They could have just filmed some classical music being performed or showed a repeat. The people who write and make and anybody even remotely linked to this show would by any karmic law die painfully in a display of cruel and unusual public humiliation.
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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2006|10:52 pm]
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i thought i'd post here because it's a bit of a one-man-show so far. i don't know if this is the sort of topic this community is intended for, still i'm too much of a dunderhead to write about foreign films, and eastenders is the only thing i watch nowadays. apart from girls of the playboy mansion. ok, anyway:
eastenders these days:

good or shit?

i don't know what they're trying to do with it these days but it's fucked up, whatever it is. was it always this dark???
for instance, when jake tried to kill himself on thursday, the scene cut to little ben fingering a piece of rope in his innocent hands.

i love eastenders unconditionally, anyway.

ahaha and the bbc website has this amazing game:

ian beale and phil arm wrestling!!
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(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2006|09:23 am]
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I watched Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor) from the confines of my sickbed last night. It was ripped from the Russian DVD release complete with fan-made subs which was y'know 'an experience'. They did the job for the mostpart but I couldn't help laughing at lines like:

'there is being many dark ones in here that it is becoming pitch-dark'

All in all they were good and I can only assume that at some point they must have ordered a pizza and then proceeded to eat the pizza while the pizza-boy continued with the translation process. there is a gap of about three minutes right in the middle where the subtitles are crap before they return to the decent quality of rest of the film. I digress...

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(no subject) [Mar. 8th, 2006|12:35 am]
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A Review of Eli Roth's new film 'Hostel'.

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1st review... wish me luck. [Mar. 3rd, 2006|01:01 am]
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is the first film in director Park Chan Wook’s infamous ‘revenge trilogy’ (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Although the trilogy is linked by theme rather than a narrative thread I have chosen to review Mr. Vengeance as it comes first (although perversely it was the film that I saw last).

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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2006|02:58 pm]
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[Mar. 2nd, 2006|02:43 pm]
Right, I'll get the ball rolling.

MediaShaft is a community for reviews and to be honest you can review anything from a dictionary to a sandwhich.

The rules are as follows:
1) No comment is sacred. MediaShaft encourages argument, so people should not take genuine offense if another's views vary from their own.
2) No personal or unrelated insults. MediaShaft does not care about your dull little lives.
3) No trolls. Petty and childish comments are ace but if you can't back it up with logic then you're just being a dick.
4) Don't be afraid to agree. Once the novelty has worn off being rude there's no real reason to force it.

Personally I will probably use the community to harp on about my collection of foreign language films so I encourage members to be as critical as possible and also to submit many wild and wonderful reviews of your own. Nobody wants a community dedicated to the inside of my arse... I would hope.

But seriously kids... have fun. *winks*
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