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  • A pathological need for approval is aggravated by an endless string of auditions hosted by fish-eyed, flint-hearted Cowells: rejection, poverty and crying in the shower while scrubbing yourself with Poundland bleach are daily realities.

    Danny Dyer's revealed he was pals with Pinter. An odd couple, but look at these

  • From my oddly fish-eyed, waist-height perspective, it should have been intimidating.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • Inevitably, she gives him a fish-eyed look of appalled disgust before bursting into giggles.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Child acting on Lifetime is truly astounding. "mom and I are leaving because dad can't pay his bills" has never been delivered with more fish-eyed lack of any inflection whatsoever.

    Jilly Gagnon: Live-Blogging Lifetime Movies

  • So they listened with fish-eyed stares, tagged him “Sagdluk” that is, “The Liar”, and shunned him.

    They Smell Like Sheep Volume 2

  • Hired to replicate the look of his City of Lost Children, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who would later go on to make the popular Amélie) films Resurrection like a comic book fascimile of Ridley Scott's original; fish-eyed lenses, exaggerated dialogue and wide-eyed overacting abounds, however grounded by the film's meticulous vision of its futuristic environment (the detail work is impeccable) and no-bullshit sense of moral codes.

    Alien: Resurrection (1997): B

  • A fish-eyed panorama of the auditorium from the balcony.

    Walkerville Theatre | International Metropolis

  • Nonetheless, I asked the somewhat fish-eyed young lady behind the counter if she had any treats suitable for holiday consumption.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • The veterans gave recruits like me a fish-eyed stare at first, but I had the feeling the men and officers I was serving with were the best anywhere.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • Right now his dilemma was that he was uncertain how many drinks he had downed, and his vision was too fish-eyed to actually discern the time on his chrono.

    Harbinger

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