Thursday, 23 October 2008


8 Out of 10 Cats
7x08 (23/10/08 edition)

The Graham Norton Show
4x03 (16/10/08 edition)
No uncut repeat for this available online, probably because it was scheduled after snooker and I bet it didn't get shown. Bloody sport. Shouldn't be allowed. Especially in these days of red button viewing and whatnot. Hopefully the switch to digital over the next three or four years will mean the death of sporting events preempting proper programming.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
22x04 (23/10/08 edition)

No Heroics
1x03 Mean Gills

6x03 The Kidnap
Go Malcolm! Yay!

DVD Extras

"The Story" audio commentary on Se7en
One of four different chat tracks on the Se7en DVD, this one features Richard Dyer, author of BFI Modern Classics: Se7en, analysing "the cop-thriller film genre", while director David Fincher, writer Andrew Kevin Walker, editor Richard Francis-Bruce, and New Line President of Production Michael De Luca "discuss the script and project history".
It's not a commentary in the sense you might expect -- these people aren't sat round together watching the film; rather, they're more like interviews, edited together thematically or what have you, usually with minimal or no relation to what's on screen. Arguably it's allowed to be more interesting this way.
What it could do with, however, is subtitles saying who's speaking, which I've seen put to good use on other commentaries that have dozens of people. Yes, there's 'only' five people here, but they've all been recorded separately and some sound quite similar, so it's easy to forget who's who.


Del Toro, Cuaron do voices in new Bond film
A somewhat bizarre/random story, this one: "Mexican film directors Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron will both have voice roles in the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Quantum director Marc Foster [sic]... knows both directors and asked them to portray members of a fictional Bolivian army.

No Bond 23 Schedule Yet, Says Daniel Craig by Devin Zydel
Craig cites the current economic climate -- "who knows if we can afford to do another Bond movie anytime soon?" -- which sounds a silly point to me. Of course there's going to be another Bond! The economy might effect how much money Quantum of Solace makes (though, in the year of The Dark Knight, that might seem unlikely), but it will surely do well (in the wake of Casino Royale and all the hype), and all that's likely to be effected is whether Bond 23 is out in two years or three.