Wednesday, 10 June 2009


Ashes to Ashes
2x08 Episode Eight [season finale]
A decent finale, mainly notable for its audacious final twist. Can't wait for the third series -- and all the answers!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Futurama Returns
(from WENN)
"Fox have now ordered a revival of Futurama, commissioning 26 new episodes which are due to be screened in 2010."

See What A Live-Action Simpsons Movie Would Look Like by Erik Davis
(from Cinematical)
Not half as good as the article seems to think it is.

Lovecraft’s Dagon (2001) by ghostof82
(from Musings of the Ghost Of 82)
As well as a review of this particular adaptation, there's a broader perspective on film adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft tales. To summarise, "they're not very good".

new review at 100 Films

This is showing on BBC One tonight at 10:45, so just in time for that...

Insomnia (2002)
Despite the early plot and stylistic conventions, this is not a “whodunnit”: the killer’s identity is revealed around the halfway mark (assuming you haven’t already guessed it from the opening credits) and from then on the film gradually moves into murky moral territory, quickly leaving behind those early trappings for a set of more complex noir-ish moral conundrums.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 17 new films in the review pipeline at 100 Films, plus two shorts. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.