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Archive for December, 2003

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 24 December 2003 Comments Off

Gun-obsessed psychos the world over will be venturing out of their parents’ basements in their droves this week as the final part of the Matrix trilogy is unleashed on the world…

By Mark Clapham on 20 December 2003 Comments Off

Films in the series: 4.

Discs in this box set: 9.

Weeks late this review is: 2.

By Eddie Robson on 17 December 2003 Comments Off

Something of an odd decision to screen this one-off drama so soon after BBC1’s ‘Charles II: The Power and the Passion’, which covered a lot of the same historical period…

By Mags L Halliday on 17 December 2003 Comments Off

The quality of work put into this new series of ‘Poirot’ is undeniable. Technically it is faultless but there’s one main problem. Agatha Christie can’t plot her way out of a railway carriage…

By Eddie Robson on 15 December 2003 Comments Off

Congratulations to BBC2 for running the grand final of ‘The Big Read’ at nine o’clock on a Saturday night. Why was this a good thing? Simple – it means that ‘Harry Potter’ didn’t win…

By Mark Clapham on 09 December 2003 Comments Off

There’s no real doubt that this is the live-action hit of the summer…

By Eddie Robson on 08 December 2003 Comments Off

Clearly something of a coup for DC here, as it relaunches one of its best-loved characters with a writer/artist of Kyle Baker’s credentials…

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By Mark Clapham on 08 December 2003 Comments Off

This is a bad, bad film.

By Eddie Robson on 01 December 2003 Comments Off

A word of warning: do not read this comic on the bus. Or on the train, or in a caf?, or indeed anywhere that someone might see you…

By J Clive Matthews on 01 December 2003 Comments Off

Though amazingly not as mind-numbingly awful as one might have thought, Richard Curtis’ latest still has incredible levels of both corn and cheese. Then again, that’s the whole point.