Alison Brie

News, Reviews & Features
  • BREAKING: Chevy Chase took this long to leave Community

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 22nd November 2012

    I don't know about you, but the last time I left my boss an expletive-strewn voicemail then dropped the N-bomb in front of black colleagues, they didn't let me hang around long. Still, he's Chevy Chase ... and we're not. So long, Pierce.

  • Community: The Complete Second Season DVD

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 26th September 2012

    You'll have noticed that we don't do DVD Weekly any more. It's difficult - arguably futile - to maintain a weekly feature based on DVDs you haven't seen, especially when most of them are reissues of Boon. So yeah, we probably just won't bother covering DVDs from now OH WAIT HERE'S A REALLY GOOD ONE

  • The Five-Year Engagement

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th June 2012

    I've been putting off my review of The Five-Year Engagement for ages now, despite having written notes at the screening I attended about two weeks ago. Exhaustion is about to consume me, so instead of putting the review off for another day, I'm just going to forget about the in between parts and fancy words and cohesion that comes with a proper write-up and just let you read my raw notes. Think of it as an interesting case study. Or, like a massively lazy excuse for a post. Sorry. Normal service will resume soon. Most probably.

  • Mad Men: season five

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 16th June 2012

    Several times during the interviews before Mad Men's fifth season premiered, we heard the mantra from Matthew Weiner when asked for the season's theme: "When is everything going to get back to normal?" This being Mad Men, this could've meant any number of things: some sort of high-minded allegory for cultural upheaval, a warning not to expect the characters to revert to type, or one of those loose ideas they throw in from time to time that seem meaningless, then significant once you've spent three hours and a couple of Old-Fashioneds thinking about it. Now we've seen the whole thing, it makes a lot of sense.

  • Project Mad Men: part three

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 27th March 2012

    In the concluding part of Project Mad Men, we discuss our expectations for season five, starting tonight on Sky Atlantic. If you haven't seen season four all the way through then (a) there are spoilers in here, and (b) get out of our goddamn office and don't come back until you're prepared to take it seriously.

  • Project Mad Men: part two

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 23rd March 2012

    There are two types of people in this world: people who are Don Draper, and people who aren't. In part two of Project Mad Men we focus on the second lot. Losers.

  • Project Mad Men: part one

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 21st March 2012

    You'll all have heard of The Shiznit's Project Mayhem, no doubt. Show Fight Club in a cinema and get people to do stuff for it and bring photos along. That's all well and good, but here's something much more earthy, more real. The journey of two men who each decided to watch four seasons of Mad Men in a concentrated period, then talk about it a bit. We give you Project Mad Men. #projectmadmen

  • Return of Community 3.1

    TV Video | Kirsty Harrison | 8th March 2012

    It's what we've been waiting for people... it's back like Mark Morrison, and unlike Mark Morrison - it's awesome.

  • DVD weekly: Chevy Chase, Zack Morris and the magic of TV

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 15th November 2011

    Here at , we review the best of the week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases so that you don't have to. Not that you would - you'd probably just buy them and watch them. And maybe not even that. Still, WORDS.

  • Win Community Season 1 on DVD

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 13th November 2011

    We have more DVDs to give away in yet another awesome competition and this time it's for a show that is genuinely brilliant, and not just in a be-nice-to-the-PR-people kinda way.