Saturday, 6 September 2008


2x02 Waiting to Exhale

Gilmore Girls
5x04 Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
Taylor Doose's reign is no more! Hurrah! And with no real last minute attempt at eliciting sympathy for him either, as is the usual Gilmore fashion. Good riddance, Taylor... though I sadly doubt it's the last we've seen of him.


Road to Singapore (1940)
[#61 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]


Double or Die by Charlie Higson
Chapters 7 - 9


Exclusive James Bond Footage Scheduled For ITV1 Movie Awards by Devin Zydel
Normally I couldn't care less about ITV's pleb-voted National Movie Awards, but this is reason enough to watch. From the press release: "On Tuesday 9th September, ITV1's National Movie Awards will unveil a global exclusive with the first broadcast of preview footage from James Bond's 22nd adventure Quantum of Solace... Playing at over two minutes in length, the preview is action packed with the latest offerings from Daniel Craig's iconic Bond, and gives fans the unique opportunity to see Camille (Olga Kurylenko) -- Bond's unlikely ally -- and sinister Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) in action. This dramatic and explosive footage is sure to delight fans and viewers with a taster of what is to come". It's obviously unclear if this is just a selection of clips or the full trailer, which sources suggested would be released around September 9th. Either way, it'll be a good'un.

Review of Spooks: Code 9 DVD by Michael Mackenzie
(from DVD Times)
I would add "Series One" to that title, but I rather suspect "The Complete Series" would be more apt. Yep, it's another scathing review. I was going to try to download this show (as I missed it on TV), but I don't think I'll bother.

Film News

Turns out there was a mass of interesting film news yesterday, when I didn't bother to read any. Here's the best bits:

Mark Strong Joins Sherlock Holmes by Glen Ferris
(from Empire Online)
Mark Strong's doing very well for himself these days. Following roles in Syriana, Sunshine and Stardust (I sense a pattern...), recent releases Babylon A.D. and RocknRolla, as well as forthcoming flicks Body of Lies and The Young Victoria, he'll be seen as a villain (not Moriarty) in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes.

Monster Of Florence Attracts Tom Cruise by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
My interest in this is heightened because it was a book I worked on promotion for while I was in New York recently. It sounds like a fantastic read too (I have a free copy, ha ha!), so hopefully it'll make a good film. Learn about the book here. No links for the film I'm afraid.

No Edge Of Darkness For Robert De Niro by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
Sounds like The Clashing of the Egos to me.

Raimi And Maguire Back For More Spideys by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
I'm not sure whether I'm surprised or, well, not. Better news than a second-rate director and C-list star trying to emulate the formula, though hopefully it'll be an improvement on Spider-Man 3. In all honesty I hold little hope -- the last one was weak, and other recent attempts at shooting a pair of sequels back-to-back (Matrix, Pirates) have led to worse films. Still, they do have the writer of Zodiac on board, and a 2011 release date for Spider-Man 4 suggests they're not rushing it.

Who You Gonna Call... Again? by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
Ghostbusters 3? With the original cast? Best. News. Ever. (Read the article for a somewhat deeper commentary on the news.)