Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
16x19 (12/6/09 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


10 reasons gamers should be excited about iPhone 3.0 by Stuart Dredge
(from Pocket Gamer.co.uk)
I couldn't care less about most of their main reasons, but that little "oh, and also" bit at the bottom -- those are all the best bits for me.

MacLachlan to resurrect Twin Peaks? by Tim Parks
(from Digital Spy)
I love Twin Peaks, but I'm not sure this sounds like a great idea.
Also, Digital Spy is a British site, yet casually state that "Twin Peaks ran on ABC from 1990 to 1991" -- an American network which your average British reader may very well not be familiar with; and how about which channel and timespan it was on in the UK, eh? DS is far, far too desperate to be American-esque (their headlines are the same, frequently using commas when British style would be to use "and").

Science Friction by Jason Arnopp
(from Doctor Who Magazine #407)
aka "That Bidmead Interview" -- yep, I finally got round to reading it. It was certainly very interesting, and while he's clearly up himself and arguably wrong about what makes good Doctor Who, he also has some very good and well-reasoned points to make about the relaunched series' flaws.

Sheen to play next Bond villain? by Tim Parks
(from Digital Spy)
Sounds like a load of tabloid rumour-mongering to me, though Michael Sheen is excellent and would be a benefit to any film.

Shia LaBeouf talks Indy 5! by Owen Williams
(from Empire)
Looks like it's happening. Though it took Lucas decades to agree with anyone else last time (throwing out lots of apparently great scripts in the process), so we'll see.

new review at 100 Films

The Great Dictator (1940)
The style of humour can date, but The Great Dictator remains funny — arguably the real test of a good comedy. It might not be to everyone’s taste, but that’s a problem comedy faces whenever it’s made. Chaplin loads the film with inventive and timeless routines, like the upside-down-plane, the coin-in-the-pudding, or the classic dance with an inflatable globe.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 15 new films in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.