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Gimmicks and sitcoms: A sustainable set-up?

Watching – and thoroughly enjoying –  The Grinder has prompted me to think about sitcoms and their use of ‘gimmicks’ as both a set-up for an entire series as well as for singular jokes. The Grinder is built around the gimmick of lampooning tropes ...

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Trainwreck: You all know one

I know very little of Amy Schumer. With the flood of good reviews for her debut feature film (she wrote the script, Judd Apatow directed), I couldn’t help but sit up and take note. Who is this woman and where ...

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Don Jon: They give awards for porn too!

Don Jon Joseph Gordon-Levitt

*Spoiler free review* This disarmingly charming romantic comedy is exactly what we need more of. Less bullshit about the airbrushed, plastic Hollywood fantasies and something that feels a bit more real. Please, Hollywood? Learn from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As far as ...

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