Thursday, 26 June 2008


Gilmore Girls
4x16 The Reigning Lorelai
Lorelai's grandmother dies and Richard and Emily fall to pieces, meaning Lorelai's left to organise the funeral. An episode ostensibly about death and funerals may not sound cheery, but it allows Kelly Bishop and Edward Herrmann to let loose and have great fun with Richard and Emily.

The Graham Norton Show
3x11 (26/6/08 edition)

2x10 Truth & Consequences

Wimbledon 2008
Bits here and there again, including the Andy Roddick / Janko Tipsarevic tiebreak, and the tail end of Alla Kudryavtseva vs Maria Sharapova. Sharapova, so likable a few years back when she first won Wimbledon, came across as even more of a stroppy spoilt brat than Ivanovic did yesterday. Pleasingly, however, Sharapova was beaten, by the delightful and sweet Kudryavtseva. Hopefully, if she continues to do well, her personality won't go down the pan like the others I've mentioned. Also watched the start and end of Chris Eaton vs Dmitry Tursunov. Eaton is ranked 661st in the world, yet places like GMTV are already asking if he can beat Federer, the world #1. Idiots.

Incidentally, for anyone wondering where my Turn Left review has got to, I'll be rewatching the episode sometime soon and so have been waiting to post it after that.


The Happening (2008)
[#44 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]


Blood Fever by Charlie Higson
Chapter 24

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Chapter IV
Dr. Manhattan: Super-Powers and the Superpowers by Professor Milton Glass Introduction
See here for my thoughts on these chapters of Watchmen.


All Along the Watchtower (song) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
I never used to like this much, but after its use in the first chapter of Watchmen I decided to give it another go. I like it more now. I have three versions -- Bob Dylan's original, a recent cover by the Fratellis, and Hendrix's version. The latter is my favourite and has been getting a lot of play. (Though, based on the samples from that Wikipedia link, the Dave Matthews Band one sounds even better.)


Doctor Who Magazine #397
A general flick-through of the new issue, including Production Notes, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End preview, Gallifrey Guardian, DVD Preview (The Brain of Morbius is all well & good, but what's this new box set they're hinting at?), the dire You Are Not Alone column, a couple of the reviews, Who On Earth is Elisabeth Sladen, and a scan through the Steven Moffat interview for interesting bits. (Well, that was a more thorough summary than intended.)

Latest from 100 Films...

This is just a little update on the latest reviews posted to my other blog, 100 Films in a Year. They're a mix of new reviews from this year (back to the start of June) and archive ones from my 2007 quest.

from 2008...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Almost Famous (2000)
Cloverfield (2008)
Field of Dreams (1989)
The Fountain (2006)
Hulk (2003)
I Am Legend (2007)
Leon: Version Integrale (1994/1996)

from 2007...
Brick (2005)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Confetti (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Educating Rita (1983)
Heat (1995)
Kinky Boots (2005)
Mean Creek (2004)
Night Watch (2004)
Primer (2004)

More to come from both years in the future.

Days til New York...


For a full explanation, please see the start of the countdown.