Girls: Season 3 so far   Leave a comment

The Edit

By Shelley Queen

Girls, Season 3.

Sky Atlantic, Monday 10pm.

Girls, the show responsible for a thousand “ thought pieces” is back and ready to show us more twenty-somethings struggling between the awkward limbo between childhood and adulthood.

If you haven’t watched up to the latest episode, then beware of spoilers below.

Quick recap: Season two ended with Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) OCD spiralling out of control, and into her ear-drum. Marnie (Alison Williams) got back together with Charlie (Christopher Abbott) . Again. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) was missing and being her terribly British self. And Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) was doing… something that involved wearing a Forever 21 dress. There we go.

So onto Season 3 we venture, in a two episode special. So it appears Hannah and Adam (Adam Driver) are in a stable relationship after Adam came to her rescue post-haircut (as Shoshanna so perfectly described it as looking “like…

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HBO ‘Girls’ Season 3 Episode 4 is a Good One   Leave a comment


I know the season is four episodes in and I have yet to write a single review but let’s face it, no one is really keeping tabs!

Last nights episode was finally something that felt like an episode from season 1. I know shows have to move forward and with that movement comes shifts in beats, but season three until this point has not really felt like GIRLS! I think the season started in a very dark space regardless of the chuckles we had during some of the scenes and even though the subject matter of this episode is the most somber of them all (death) it still got to feel very light and had that magic I think fans like about the show. I understand that Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham actually co-wrote this one and my response is “Write all of them together because this was great!”



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God Marnie, Stop Singing!   Leave a comment

the Doll and the Drummer

Are you obsessed with Girls? The only answers to that are either ‘yes,’ ‘I don’t get HBO and I cry my eyes out because I haven’t seen it yet,’ or ‘NO!! I totally don’t get irony, plus a show that passes the Bechdel Test that many times disagrees with my man’s view on the world” (K, that’s a BIT harsh, but like, basically the only three options). I’M COMPLETELY OBSESSED.

A lot of the flack I hear/read about the show is how self-centered and bitchy the girls are, even to each other. THAT’S THE POINT! That’s what makes TV, folks – drama. Remember that show where four nice girls lived in New York City and were all happily married with happy sex lives with their significant other and met a few times a week at the cute local coffee shop to discuss their career accomplishments and the amazing metaphors their…

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Girls Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: A Fat-Free Muffin of Sociopathic Detachment   Leave a comment

Swanky Trash

Hannah’s trajectory for the first three episodes of this season of Girls seemed to be going in the opposite direction of everybody else’s; her e-book was developing nicely, she started taking her meds again, and her relationship with Adam had started to settle into something solid and positive. Meanwhile, Shoshanna started smoking, Jessa got kicked out of rehab, and Marnie kept finding new bottoms to hit. The idea of Hannah’s growth actually started to manifest instead of existing as some vague goal she would eventually get around to in season five or six.

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Mischa Barton to Star in Jean Harlow Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)   Leave a comment

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‘Crash director Paul Haggis back with ‘Third Person’   Leave a comment

The Movie Clubbers

From Academy Award-winner Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) comes the romantic thriller Third Person, which jumps from Paris to Rome to New York as it traces the hidden connections between three very different men. The acclaimed film will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Feb. 19.

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TRON: Legacy (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes   Leave a comment

Gareth Rhodes Film Reviews

TRON: Legacy (2010) Directed by Joseph Kosinski. With Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner and Michael Sheen.


Released in 1982, the original Tron was never what you might call a classic. Yes, it has achieved cult status over the years for its experimental visuals and nostalgic charm, but it has always played as something of an enjoyable mess. Fast forward 28 years – a world in which we’re all plugged into ‘the grid’, and a sequel seems like the best idea since the Sinclair Spectrum.

Sadly, TRON: Legacy isn’t as smart as it ought to be. Where The Matrix was an incisive, wildly entertaining allegory on our day-to-day interaction with technology, TRON side-lines depth in favour of eye-popping visuals. That said, the production design is a beautifully realised updating of the 1982 world-inside-a-world. A place of sleek, clinical efficiency. A place where Jeff Bridges is God.

Director Joseph Kosinski…

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