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Archive for June, 2005

By Eddie Robson on 29 June 2005 Comments Off

Just as the BBC apparently feels a responsibility to take just about every retired British athlete of note to the Olympics, so Wimbledon coverage is now stuffed with all the former professionals they can get their hands on…

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By Jim Smith on 29 June 2005 Comments Off

It’s impossible, in Britain, to have a debate about policing without someone invoking the spectral presence of George Dixon as the image of all that was right with policing in some dim and indistinct nostalgic past.

By Jim Smith on 27 June 2005 Comments Off

We live, as anyone with the slightest grasp on pop culture knows, in an era of Shatner renaissance.

By Mark Clapham on 21 June 2005 Comments Off

It shouldn’t actually be surprising to see Russell T Davies confound expectation again with his finale to this season of ‘Doctor Who’…

By Eddie Robson on 21 June 2005 Comments Off

It’s all been a bit of a triumph, hasn’t it?

By Stephen Lavington on 15 June 2005 Comments Off

I had mixed expectations of ‘A Very Long Engagement’ which in its concept comes across as the sort of foreign film that brings the mainstream press out in patronizing approval…

By Mark Clapham on 11 June 2005 Comments Off

Haven’t you really missed the New Warriors? No, me neither…

By Eddie Robson on 11 June 2005 Comments Off

Although Russell T Davies quite rightly has his mind focussed on the wider reception of this series, it’s hard to believe that he wasn’t chuckling with glee when he imagined the reaction of some fans to this episode…

By Mark Clapham on 09 June 2005 Comments Off

As long as Jennifer Garner’s attempts to crack Hollywood involves making movies like this, the future of ‘Alias’ is assured.

By Stephen Lavington on 05 June 2005 Comments Off

This latest issue is a storming return to form that not only ranks up there with the psychogeography one-shot ‘The Game of Cat and Mouse’ but retroactively enlivens a particularly fine story arc.

By Eddie Robson on 04 June 2005 Comments Off

This episode is very much the calm before the storm, even though there is a whacking great storm in it…

By Mark Clapham on 02 June 2005 Comments Off

Three crossover titles out this week – House of M #1, Superman/Batman #20, and Marvel Team-Up #9.

By Jim Smith on 02 June 2005 Comments Off

I should add ‘Trust Dirk’ to my ‘Trust Joss’, ‘Trust George’ and ‘Trust Grant’ mantras because he’s quite clearly the kind of guy whose work never lets you down.