Friday, 7 November 2008


Have I Got News For You
36x04 (7/11/08 edition)

Russell Brand's Ponderland
2x02 Family
He may've quit the BBC, but he's still on C4! Cos they know what they're doing, see.

The Sandbaggers
1x06 A Feasible Solution
Now that I'm all caught up with Spooks, I can get back into some more realistic spying, '70s style.


Gasman (1997)
[#76a in 100 Films in a Year 2008]
Short from the director of Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar.


Morrissey responds to Dr Who rumours by Ben Rawson-Jones
(from Digital Spy)
"As for any talk of me taking over as the next Doctor, well, if or when they do choose someone, they would have to be totally different to David - which I am." Based on his comments about the Christmas special, however, I doubt he will be. (Note that they contain what might be termed spoilers.) Apparently some papers are reporting that Colin Salmon has been cast in the part, but I've not seen that covered anywhere.

New Defiance Poster by Emily Phillips
(from Empire Online)
Ooh, don't they look defiant?

Click to enlarge.

Rickrolling: Rick Astley named Best Act Ever at the MTV Europe Music Awards by Matthew Moore

Sam Mendes Talks Preacher by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
"This is a typical Variety announcement," says Mendes "'Mendes to direct Preacher' – I wish! Basically they should have written, 'Mendes in development with Preacher'. What I’m doing is, I’ve gotta find a script. I’ve just got to get it written." Read on for more info on why Mendes took on the long-gestating project. Also, try Empire's Who the Hell is Preacher? guide, which is thankfully very light on spoilers.

Spielberg And Smith To Remake Oldboy? by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
"Unexpected" is the key word for this one. "We do like it when a project comes out of leftfield – and they don't come much more leftfield than this: Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in talks to direct and star in a remake of Chan-wook Park's belting 2004 revenge thriller, Oldboy... as well as being compelling, bold, and utterly brilliant, Oldboy is the sort of uncompromising, dark thriller that would represent a huge risk for... the most bankable director-star team in the world. Which, if you're wondering, is exactly what Smith and Spielberg represent."