Thursday, 30 April 2009


Mad Men
2x11 The Jet Set
Shocking surprises and windy twists -- hurrah! Mad Men certainly seems to be building up to a big finale.
Have also realised that the lead character has an amusing name for us British viewers: he goes by the name Don Draper, though his secretive real name is Dick Whitman -- making him Dick/Don. Which sounds a bit like Dick & Dom. Hilarity ensues, I assure you.

The Mentalist
1x06 Red-Handed
This episode manages to both avoid Most Recognisable Guest Star Syndrome and be accurate to real theories, applications and abilities of mentalism (as does the rest of the series). Brilliant.
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]


Hoping It Might Be So: Poems 1974-2000 by Kit Wright
Bump-Starting the Hearse (1984) (pages 97-119)
Initially, my favourite section of this volume. Slightly more variable as it continues, but generally more consistent.


8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism by Ian Fortey
True stories of when the Internet does good.

If Everything Was Made by Microsoft by CRACKED Readers
Some Photoshopped funniness for today. Naturally some are more bemusing than amusing, but others are very good. An easy target, maybe, but a funny one.

The Problem With 3-D by Daniel Engber
(from Slate)
Excellent article about why 3D films might not take off this time either.

Review of State of Play by gproject
(from Slate Scrawl)
A good review of this week's number 1 film at the UK box office, coming at it from the perspective of a newcomer -- unlike mine. (Incidentally: yes, this review does mention me; no, that's not the only reason I'm mentioning it.)

Breakfast As Directed by Michael Bay

new review at 100 Films

Cut (2009)
Is Cut an advert or is it a film?

It’s an advert, isn’t it? But it shouldn’t've been blocked from TV, which has incensed me enough to pretend it’s a film for the purposes of my little corner of the Internet.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 14 new films in the review pipeline at 100 Films, not to mention two shorts, a film I've previously seen, and an alternate cut. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.