Thursday, 9 October 2008


8 Out of 10 Cats
7x06 (9/10/08 edition)

Big Cat Live
1x05 (9/10/08 edition)

The Graham Norton Show
4x01 (2/10/08 edition, uncut repeat)
It's official: baboons are evil.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
22x02 (9/10/08 edition)


Changeling Trailer
"The debut trailer for the Clint Eastwood-directed thriller... Existing somewhere between L.A. Confidential and Flightplan, Changeling tells the based-on-true-events tale of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a single mum living in 1920's Los Angeles whose young son goes missing one day. Months later, the police find the boy and return him to his mother's loving arms - but the problem is, he's not her son... A case that rocked California's legal system and uncovered the institutionalised corruption that was eating away at the prohibition-era LA police department". (Description from Empire.)

The Prestige (2006)
[2nd watch]
Even better a second time through. Obviously you have to see it once not knowing all the plot's revelations, but when you do its fun seeing the clues layered in, virtually unnoticeably, right from the start.

Some behind-the-scenes videos from Quantum of Solace...

First up, a look at the work going on for the title sequence, an essential element for any Bond film. There's no shots from the finished sequence, but the behind-the-scenes look at filming the girls gives an idea where it must be going -- as with the posters and the music video, the desert. (Available in HD, if you want it.)

And second, a more general and generic 'news wrap' containing interviews with Daniel Craig, director Marc Forster and producer Michael G. Wilson.


Exclusive: New Frost/Nixon Poster by Glen Ferris
(from Empire Online)
Yay for Michael Sheen! I've been assuming it was a two-hander though, so the rest of that cast list is more than a tad surprising -- Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Toby Jones and Rebecca Hall -- plus, of course, Frank Langella as Nixon -- are all named, among a very long cast list indeed.

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The Stath Who Would Be King by Glen Ferris
(from the Empire Blog)
"The truth is unavoidable. No matter what he does, Jason Statham is hard as nails and no one else comes close to equalling him."

When Bad Films Turn Good by Olly Richards
(from the Empire Blog)
Personally, when I watched Van Helsing a second time, I still just thought it was mostly crap. But Richards does have some points:
"What is not to love? You have some Transylvanian accents that skirt the darker depths of Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Cleethorpes; a Frankenstein’s monster who looks like Mama Fratelli after an hour in a pressure cooker; Kate Beckinsale in impractically comely outfits that suggest she might be going to a Halloween party dressed as both members of Heart; Richard Roxburgh, as Dracula, devouring great lumps of scenery [he's the best thing in it, if you ask me]... Will Kemp giving absolute commitment to quite possibly the worst werewolf transformation committed to film; Hugh Jackman wearing Courtney Cox’s hair; and - as a cherry on the cake – some gas masked midgets on fire."

Who Will Watch the Watchmen? by Dan Goodswen
(from the Empire Blog)
"DC Comics, the publisher of Watchmen, sold 100,000 copies of the graphic novel in 2007. In July, The Dark Knight came to theatres around the world accompanied by a 3 minute trailer for the film version of Watchmen. Less than a week later, DC Comics ordered an additional print of 300,000 copies of the book. That figure has since risen to 900,000."