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Content Sponge #6

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Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart are Mr and Mrs Murder Reading back over these Content Sponges, I have to admit the horrible truth. My television tastes are middle-aged, middlebrow, slightly left of centre. However, lest it be assumed that I only ever watch shows on ABC and SBS, I do occasionally watch commericial telly, but […]

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Content Sponge #5

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Get ready to rise, people of Paris! Hail Zeitgeisters, here are some foreshortened, compressed and encapsulated reviews of films that I have glommed and ingested in the last two weeks. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED Darius (Aubrey Plaza) is an intern at a magazine in Seattle. She becomes part of a three person team who investigate a […]

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Content Sponge #4

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  So Zeitgeisters, I finally got some time to catch up with a number of shows that have been consuming memory on my Korean Teevo.  Here are my reviews. Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War (Nine Network) Despite its naff title this Channel 9 drama turned out to be surprisingly good. This is no slight on the […]

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Content Sponge #3

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  Welcome to the third of my semi-regular Content Sponge! posts where I write about the telly, films and (sometimes) books I have ingested lately. TELEVISION Doctor Who (Seasons 1-4/2005-08) I have deeply disliked Matt Smith as the latest Doctor and his poorly conceived adventures (Spitfires flying in space, multi-coloured Daleks, various stupid hats, pointless babbling) so […]

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Content Sponge #2

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  Welcome to the second of my semi-regular Content Sponge! posts where I write about the telly, films and books I have ingested lately. HOMELAND (2012) I have seen the first couple of episodes and feel perhaps this was overly hyped as a great piece of television.  I will let the PR folk describe the […]

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Content Sponge! #1

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Isn’t the last day of the year a fine time for beginning things? Content Sponge! with its superfluous exclamation mark will be an ambiguously titled semi-regular feature on this ‘blog. It will be less about the happiness of sea sponges and more to do with my brief commentary on films and television seen in the […]