Monday, 15 June 2009


8 Out of 10 Cats
8x02 (12/6/09 edition)

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
1x02 Manchester
Nearly everyone on this is brilliant! A fantastically entertaining show.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Robin Hood
3x11 The Enemy of My Enemy
A decent enough episode -- though Lara Pulver's Isabella, who the writers now seem to be trying to make like Prince John, is a weak link -- but it was thoroughly overshadowed by the stonking trailer for next week's Season Finale Part 1. Looks ace.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


20 Mainstream Films Banned Around The World
(from Total Film)
Not really as exciting as it might sound -- they are, of course, all banned for no good reason by countries with ludicrous regimes.

Coldplay 'very likely' for New Moon by Lara Martin
(from Digital Spy)
Another reason to hate Twilight.

If Finding Nemo and WALL-E had human characters
(from Live For Films)
Mostly quite good, though not sure of the rendition of WALL-E himself. The Finding Nemo ones are great though.

Primeval dropped by ITV by Mark Sweney
No surprise considering its steady drop in quality (and audiences). Interesting that even suggestions of a co-production couldn't save it though. Normally I hate when a show is cancelled on a cliffhanger, however bad the show itself, but Primeval's was so weak I think we can all easily imagine how it was resolved.

Review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Nick de Semlyen
(from Empire)
See here for more.

Six new Red Dwarf episodes a possibility by Narin Bahar
(from SFX)
Great news (on the day the Back to Earth DVD hits shops).

Empire slates Transformers 2

Review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Nick de Semlyen
(from Empire)

I quite liked the first Transformers, but it sounds like this sequel might be a typically Bayian step too far.

It all looks good on paper, as does the added-value 150-minute run time. But it’s a case of same meal, bigger portion, with the flaws of the first not only present but accentuated. You’ll be even more hard pressed at the end of this one to remember which robot’s which...

Long before the final minute it’s become a numbing, wearying viewing experience... the novelty factor and some of the charm’s gone.