Wednesday, 4 March 2009


6x10 Flora and Fauna (extended edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Getting so far behind with TV viewing again...


Lethal Weapon (1987)
[#8 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]


Many Doctors to save the universe
(from Forbidden Planet International Blog Log)
An unusual piece of Who art...

Papers sorry for 'Facebook party' story by Oliver Luft
Oh they got it wrong, and how! Interestingly, the Guardian wasn't one of them.

Robert Patrick to appear in Terminator 5? by Chris Hicks
(from Total Film)
Could be good... maybe...

Sucker Punch - Mamma Mia! The cast for Zack Snyder's next film has been announced
(from Live For Films)
This film sounds mad. Follow the link for more info.

Plus, so many Watchmen articles they get their own post here.

Articles: Watchmen

As its Tomatometer slowly slides downwards, here are today's Watchmen-related articles of interest...

"Dr. Manhattan, the blue skinned, super-powered being beloved of all Watchmen fans, will rise above the murky depths of the Thames to a height of over 70 feet and tower over all those who dare to attend. This dramatic, one-off spectacle will be created using the world’s biggest water screen projector. The water screen... will create an enormous vertical screen of water that will extend to 72 feet in height and 100 feet across."
Sounds pretty impressive. This was due to happen earlier this evening, but I've not come across any reports or photos yet. Please comment if you have. I'll report more if I hear more...

Watchmen has already broken a record by Carl DiOrio
"However high Watchmen grosses can climb, the superhero actioner sure will be playing wide: Its 3,611 playdates will be the most ever for an R-rated film. [It] will play in an impressive 1,600 locations at midnight [on] Thursday. That's substantially more than the 656 midnight shows that helped [director Zack] Snyder's ancient Greece actioner 300 fetch an incredible... $71 million opening weekend in March 2007... The previous widest release for an R-rated pic was the 3,603-theater bow for The Matrix Reloaded...
dates include 124 engagements in Imax giant-screen auditoriums... Imax's Web site crashed four times this week because of traffic surges by Watchmen fans looking for ticket information, Foster said."
Looks certain it'll beat 300 to become the 2nd highest grossing R-rated opening weekend, but can it beat The Matrix Reloaded too? I'd bet "yes" myself.

And as Empire begin a "Watchmen Week", here are the first two items...

Watchmen: The Failed Attempts
(from Empire)
"take a look at the Watchmen movies that might have been..."

Watchmen: The Added Stories
(from Empire)
"Watchmen [is] punctuated with texts that expand upon that main story, clarify it and occasionally go off on a tangent (or seem to). Here are the pieces of the puzzle outside that main story that you may not see on the big screen"