Saturday, 13 June 2009


A lot of Grand Designs and Grand Designs Revisited. I have no idea which episodes, but I wound up sitting through quite a few.

Two snippets of Primeval 'news' though:

  • New star Jason Flemyng thinks the show is "sort of silly, but after the wedding...needs must!" And, posting on a fan forum, he adds, "guess you guys will be pleased though, its 10 eps....quality is sorta ok...think i just about get away with it... Its a bit silly,but it paid for the wedding!" High opinions there. (Sourced from here.)
  • Secondly, Ben Miller yesterday mentioned via his twitter that the show had been cancelled. There's been no other confirmation though.
  • Articles

    Stay tuned for the first Transformers 2 review I've seen, at the end of this post...

    7 Remakes That Should Be Remade by Sam Ashurst
    (from Total Film)
    A fairly amusing feature, notable for including the complete 90-minute Turkish Star Wars as an embedded video (on this page).

    Neal Purvis, Robert Wade And Peter Morgan To Write Bond 23 by Matt Weston
    The first official bit of news about the next Bond film. Hurrah!

    Review: Jude Law in Hamlet by Caroline Briggs
    (from BBC News)
    The BBC's review, plus a summary of the papers'. Consensus seems to be he's not as good as David Tennant -- no surprises there. My favourite comes in the last review quoted however:
    "The knives were out for Law from the moment it was announced that he was taking on the title role. Now they can be sheathed... Law's performance is detailed and powerful."
    Amusing, because most of the other critics seem to be sticking those knives in...

    Review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Mark Samuels
    (from Total Film)
    "Before a single reel of film had unspooled on the original Transformers, executive producer Steven Spielberg was confident enough to predict there would be “many, many more” adventures for Hasbro’s clanking ensemble of robots in disguise. “But,” he added, “we’re going to make the best one first...” Two years on... Revenge Of The Fallen proves the Beard right."
    Keep up with Transformers 2 reviews here.

    new review at 100 Films

    Another new review at 100 Films today. Only having three FilmJournal links on the DVD Times front page now certainly spurs my posting on.

    Solaris (2002)
    A slow pace and obtuse storytelling that leaves plenty of gaps for the audience to fill is not the experience implied by an advertising campaign showing a Space Movie starring Movie Star Heartthrob George Clooney. Obviously it doesn’t fulfill these expectations, and will likely have still been too slow and difficult for even more viewers.

    Read the full review at 100 Films.

    There are currently 16 new films in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.