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Archive for April 2012

Knock Knock ~ Masculinity and Mad Men’s Mystery Date

April 21, 2012

Mad Men is…past its peak (much like Don). I hate to say it. We’re nowhere near break-up status, but I just haven’t found s5 so far to be as gut wrenchingly fantastic as the previous seasons (I cried during every single episode of s2). But there are still nuggets of brilliance and a lot to […]

Alien Addendum

April 14, 2012

I’ve now seen Alien:Resurrection, so wanted to add a few notes to my previous discussion.There are some spoilers in this post, but tbh if you can’t handle spoilers from 1997 because you’re so desperate to watch this movie…well…. ‘A Chick Thing’ There aren’t many girls in this movie. One is background Alien fodder and another […]

Lady Business ~ Ellen Ripley and the female body

April 4, 2012

If you know me you know I LOVE ladies who kick ass. So when my housemate and I began an impromptu Alien series marathon some weeks ago (unfinished as yet – we still have Alien Resurrection to go, plus the Predator and Alien vs Predator series handily included in his bumper box set), I jumped […]