Thursday, 18 June 2009


3x01 Our Father
Welcome back, Dexter Morgan, you have been missed! And I'm only starting it 8 weeks later than FX, but at least they were speedy on picking up from the US this year (only seven months since season two ended) so it's not been as long in total. I don't get FX, but the advantage of having acquired this season via, uh, other means is that I'm watching it in HD. Oo-ooh.
Not the show's greatest-ever episode, but a solid start to a new story. I admire Dexter's ability to come up with a new primary narrative while also managing ongoing character-based plots, something even the almighty Wire fumbled with in its second season.

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
1x03 Our Bounties Ourselves
Not as good as the first two, but it had its moments.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
1x13 Paint it Red
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]


The Apartment (1960)
[#36 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]


Ghostbusters 3 to avoid Indy problems by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
"...they hope" ends that headline, because it's not like they have a specific plan.

House movie heads up season six by Dan French
(from Digital Spy)
Be warned: huge spoilers for UK-pace viewers.

Mission: Impossible IV confirmed for 2011 by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
For all their faults I like the Mission: Impossible films, so I welcome this news.

Nolan 'won't return for more Batman'
Nolan 'may still direct Batman 3'
by Tim Parks (from Digital Spy)
"Chris Nolan probably isn't directing another Batman!"
"He might be!"
Proof you can spin many news stories out of... well, nothing.