Category: Channel Flip
Channel Flip: In the Mouth of Madness
Channel Flip: In the Mouth of MadnessIn which I tackle a horror movie just bad enough that I can get through ten minutes of it, and in which I also can never escape Sam Neill. Is that my personal early-1990s horror-movie fate? Sam Neill everyplace? Let’s find out together, shall we? Timestamp: 00:46:17 We open with this kid, who’s very scary, mostly because of his hair: Someone telekinetically opens and slams the doors; maybe Satan, but also maybe it’s just this kid.…
Channel Flip: Streets of Fire
Channel Flip: Streets of FireSo after I posted my last (or rather, latest), Channel Flip, two people got in touch to very kindly ask about the movies they were still waiting, with saintly patience, for me to recap. One was Streets of Fire, a Rock’n’Roll Fable that answered pretty much all my life questions except one you ask of everyone in this, “What are you DOING here?”, even as you pretty much enjoy yourself.…
The Supersizers: Edwardian
The Supersizers: Edwardian(Technically this is “Edwardian Supersize Me,” because if this show loved anything more than getting its hosts drunk it was renaming the show every two weeks, but we’re going to try and hold things together. There are enough confusing things later.) Welcome to the Supersizers rewatch! We begin at the beginning, with the pilot that brought together Giles Coren, restaurant critic and perpetually awkward man of general questionability, and Sue Perkins, commentator-at-large who is probably dressed by snarky animated bluebirds every morning.…
Channel Flip: “Rome”
Channel Flip: "Rome"Penultimate Channel Flip! This one I was actively looking forward to, except the first disc broke and I had to send away for another, which seemed like a bad omen, which is sort of fitting for everything that has ever happened on Rome, ever, because all of it is just a beautifully-shot and -acted cascade of terrible things.…
Channel Flip: Red Dwarf
Channel Flip: Red DwarfIn high school, someone tried to introduce me to Red Dwarf. In many ways her taste was excellent, and I was introduced to some fine British shows through her; I think I lasted about ten minutes with Lister, Rimmer and crew. And yet, here we are, Channel Flipping it! Life’s funny.…
Channel Flip: The Legend of Korra
Channel Flip: The Legend of KorraWelcome back to Channel Flip! We’re rounding third base, and what better time to break out a show that is vaguely physical-activity based? Time for the animated sequel to the show I’ll pretend to know nothing about, The Legend of Korra, which I actually DO know nothing about Episode: “And the Winner Is..,” chosen at random Timestamp: 00:07:51 We open with a young gent, with what looks like a sports arena behind him, leaning down and telling the camera, “I know you’re nervous, but you’re gonna do great.…