Thursday, 25 June 2009


The Mentalist
1x14 Crimson Casanova
Ah, Cho! He's beyond brilliant.
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]


The Box Trailer
This looks like it could be fantastic. Hopefully a return to form for Richard Kelly after the mess that was Southland Tales.


Doctor Who Magazine #410
Freshly-cast companion Karen Gillan makes the cover, but more intriguing is the news that the first Matt Smith/Steven Moffat series (beginning in 2010) will officially be produced as Series One, not Series Five (or Series Six, or Series Thirty-One).
Surely this will be a DVD-naming nightmare? Will they ignore it and just go with The Complete Series Five regardless, to follow the Eccleston/Tennant/Davies years? Or will it be something like The Complete First Eleventh Doctor Series? (Probably they won't care one jot and just go with the former, but it's nice to wonder.)

Torchwood: The Official Magazine #16
Torchwood Magazine always has a very spacious design -- lots of gaps, big fonts, and its comic strip is light on detail. It smacks of a magazine designed to be printed smaller and then blown up to average mag size for some unknown reason. Which is odd, but also makes it feel lightweight and under-thought.


twitter trend: Micheal Jackson
This evening, twitter went mad reporting Michael Jackson had died, based solely on this report from TMZ. While we wait for confirmation from a better source, it's worth noting that the official trend title spelt his name wrong.

Edit: In case you somehow missed it, BBC News 24 finally confirmed it around the time this post went live.

new review at 100 Films

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
From the off it’s clear that The Man in the Iron Mask is not going to go well. It’s an adaptation of a tale of the Three Musketeers, so naturally is set in historical Paris… where everyone has a different accent and very few of them are French. It is, to be blunt, a horrid mishmash — much like the whole film.

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.