Thursday, May 04, 2006

Announcing - Slag Off The Green Guide Thursday!

(A Potemkin community service for Melbourne readers)

Gummo's Green Guide highlights:
Preview (p 17):

All About My Mother kicks off with a reference to All About Eve the shrew 1950s melodrama about scheming, competitive actresses ...
(Paul Kalina reviewing the Movie of the Week)

The last time Rebus graced our screens he was portrayed by the elegant John Hannah, who was solid but lacked the right gravitas. Hannah availed himself very well through four instalments but he was never much like Rankin's creation ...
(Chris Middendorp reviews Rebus)

Critic's View (p 22):

Jim Schembri gives The Alan Clark Diaries its first Green Guide review. Pity it's a week too late. To Jim's credit, he does manage to restrict the obligatory snark about a crap program to two pithy paragraphs.

Movies (p 26):

In 1940s Montana, three ranchers are caught up in an essential struggle for survival; one is a tragic, King Lear-type villain (played by Jason Robards) who hopes to usurp the land of his neighbour and former lover ...
(Paul Kalina again, this time on Comes a Horseman)
What's next Paul? A TV series with a Godot-type protagonist? Hang on, the ABC's actually got one of those - the English crime series Taggart.

Feel free to add your own Green Guide highlights in the comments.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

My Name Ain't Legion (Mark 5:9). Got That?

Unlike Andrew Bartlett, I haven't exactly been open about having depression over the past few years, except to friends, family and my personal brain-care specialist. On the other hand, I have thrown out enough hints here and there, so I might as well step all the way out of the closet and admit that I have a yappy little black terrier of my very own. I share Senator Bartlett's interest in the way depression is perceived, portrayed and dealt with - and this page on the Hillsong web-site - written by American evangelical crap-artist Marilyn Hickey - makes me bloody angry.

According to Hickey who has been "Covering the Earth with the Word" (Isaiah 11:9) for over 30 years as an anointed Bible teacher:
... depression is a supernatural spirit of destruction straight from the devil, and as such, needs to be treated like an enemy.