21 May 2009
The mid-80s is incredibly cool right now, or maybe it never stopped being cool... The Directory Enquiry service 118118 has moved on from it's A-Team adverts to a classic one starring Ray Parker Jnr signing "Who You Gonna Call". As the same time, Citroën's latest advert has Ghostbustering cars with proton packs battling a giant vehicle monster (not sure what it's about but it uses RPJ's song again so it's cool). All this means that, despite the hideous Knight Rider show, people are still desperate for all the best bits from 25 years ago. So now, after many years of trying it looks like, gasp, stay calm, The Ghostbusters Are Back! The script is done, the cast are on-board, Harold Ramis will direct as Ivan Reitman has too many other things on. No crappy "reboot", just our heroes continuing from where they left of, double negatives and all! I ain't afraid of no ghost..
12 May 2009
W(T)F? FX UK have really FX'ed up! According to my TV Guide and this knowledgeable website, The Colbert Report (pronounced The Col-bear Re-pour) has been dropped from the 1st May. I am not amused. Stephen Colber(t) is one of the finest performances I have ever seen and his persona has be a living breathing person. More 4 should do the right thing and put it on straight after the Daily Show (with Jon Steward) which is where Colber(t) started. Maybe they could even buy up Important Things with Demetri Martin (rather than that going to Comedy Central UK nee Paramount Comedy), and then Comedy Central (US) could give John Oliver his own show to make two solid hours of unparalleled non-fictional comedy. Also, have I ever used so many parentheses? ;-)