Saturday, 11 October 2008


Big Cat Live
1x07 (11/10/08 edition)

Blue Peter at 50
Who doesn't love Blue Peter? Or, at least, loved it when they were little. (If you don't/didn't, what's wrong with you?!) I have to say, it's quite odd seeing the current line-up of presenters, now devoid of anyone who presented it when I was younger (which is entirely down to Konnie Huq's bizarrely long ten-year run, of course).

1x04 The Poisoned Chalice

No Heroics
1x02 The Fantastic Chore
One of the most thoroughly sex-obsessed shows I've seen in a while.

The Sandbaggers
1x02 A Proper Function of Government
Still brilliant. You could remake this today with the same scripts, I swear.


Moriarty Sees A Half-Hour Of Watchmen In Hollywood! by Drew McWeeny
(from Ain't It Cool News)
Massively spoiler-filled (even if you've read the book, it spoils some of the things they've changed/added), but also massively positive. Good news about the running time too: "The film’s running 2 hours and 43 minutes right now without closing credits, and he doesn’t feel like he’s really had to sacrifice anything to get it to that length. At most, a director’s extended cut might add 20 minutes or so to that time, and the Black Freighter material might add in another half-hour at most. The theatrical version might not be the last cut of Watchmen we see, but it’s certainly not a compromised edit in any way."

100 Films update

I last posted an update from my other blog, 100 Films in a Year, a little over a month ago. Since then I've updated it with numerous new reviews, so here's some handy links to them all.

from 2008...
Agatha (1979)
Cathy Come Home (1966)
Flushed Away (2006)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Road to Singapore (1940)
Southland Tales (2006)
Stardust (2007)
Texas Across the River (1966)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

from 2007...
Alfie (1966)
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Mrs Brown (1997)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Point Break (1991)
100 Films Special: The Star Wars Series
Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope - DVD Edition (1977/2004)
Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - DVD Edition (1980/2004)
Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - DVD Edition (1983/2004)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Thunderbirds (2004)
Wilde (1997)

More to come -- from both years -- in the future.