Monday, 28 July 2008

Days in New York...


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


At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper
(26/7/08 edition)
Not that Ebert's even on it (hasn't been for the last two years, apparently, and currently replaced by Michael Phillips). Largely negative reviews for The X-Files: I Want to Believe and Brideshead Revisited, but much acclaim for Boy A, which was original on TV in the UK but has a (limited) theatrical release over here.

Doctor Who [new]
4x13a Music of the Spheres [special]
A special 7-minute scene written by Russell T Davies for this year's Doctor Who Prom. For copyright reasons it's relatively hard to watch legitimately (hopefully it'll be on the season four DVD set though), but then there's always the magic of YouTube these days. Find it with sound from the broadcast if you can -- it'll be worth it.


Crash: Director's Cut (2004)
[3rd watch]
Despite a critical backlash following its Best Picture Oscar win, I still maintain this is a much better film than the distinctly overrated Brokeback Mountain -- a view apparently upheld by IMDb voters, where Crash is placed #177 on the Top 250 while Brokeback doesn't even figure.


Batman's nemesis crowns dark tale by Michael Osborn
(from BBC News)
Little new in this brief article about The Dark Knight, with quotes from director Chris Nolan and stars Michael Caine and Christian Bale. If you haven't read much about the film, however, you may find something here.


Dali: Painting and Film
(at the Museum of Modern Art)
Special Exhibition of the loopy Spaniard's work. MoMA's website includes a (more limited) online version of the exhibition, accessible here.

Museum of Modern Art
A general wander around the museum, which has a few genuine pieces of art amongst an awful lot of dreadful tosh.