Saturday, 13 December 2008


24: Redemption Extended Edition
[#86 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]

Top Gear
4x01 (9/5/04 edition)
Featuring a Lotus Exige vs an Apache gunship helicopter, possibly the coolest car-chase-like-thing you've seen outside a Bond movie.


The Aristocrats (2005)
[#87 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]

Cube (1997)
[3rd watch; #83a in 100 Films in a Year 2008]

Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
[#84 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]
Oh dear.

Cube Zero (2004)
[#85 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]
Equally oh dear.


2009 TV Preview: Ashes To Ashes 2 by Neil Wilkes
(from Digital Spy)
Very revealing, though not spoilersome, preview of the second series. Can't wait!

Buckley to beat X Factor at Christmas? by Michael Thornton
(from Digital Spy)
Do your duty!

Fuller bashes Heroes: Villains by Ben Rawson-Jones
(from Digital Spy)
Sounds like things should be improving...

Goyer's Magneto relying on Wolverine by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
"They're going to wait until Wolverine comes out to decide whether or not they're going to greenlight another X-Men-related film. They like the script a lot and it's definitely a movie they say they want to make, it's a movie I'm still interested in making, so we're just waiting on Wolverine." No surprises there then.

Movie Reviews: The Day The Earth Stood Still
(from Studio Briefing)
"as cold and blank as the expression on [star Keanu] Reeves's face."

Movie Reviews: Gran Torino
(from Studio Briefing)
"The notion of a 78-year-old action hero may sound like a contradiction in terms, but Eastwood brings it off... it's clearly a career-capping work." Hurrah!

Who boss reveals Morrissey helped Tennant by Ben Rawson-Jones
(from Digital Spy)
"It was particularly good for David Tennant, cos we were at the end of a very gruelling shoot, making 15 episodes in a row for the first time ever. So for him to have a good friend coming on board, right at the end, was a real boost." Aww.

Buckley to beat X Factor at Christmas!

Buckley to beat X Factor at Christmas? by Michael Thornton
(from Digital Spy)

A campaign has been launched to get Jeff Buckley to the top of the Christmas chart ahead of the winner of this year's X Factor.

[The winner] will release a cover of Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah, but Buckley fans are drumming up support for his 1994 interpretation. A Facebook group has been launched urging fans to help the Buckley track, which is currently at number 43 in the charts, reach number one by purchasing it online.

I don't care what you think of Jeff Buckley, you have to get behind this simply to stop The X Factor winning. Come on Britain, we can do it!

To make this as easy as possible we will post the download links, but make sure you WAIT UNTIL the 15th... (many thanks to Kevin Adams)

7digital - unencumbered high quality 320k mp3 89p... - cheaper but semi-crippled WMA (windows file) only 49p

iTunes - 79p but DRM AAC file from Apple

...they're all recorded by the official UK chart.

Heck, splash out £2.17 and get all three -- it's all going to a good cause!