Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Generation Kill
Part 1 Get Some
"What The Guys Who Made The Wire Did Next" gets off to a decent start. Perhaps the obvious comparison is Band of Brothers - -a lofty comparison, but one Generation Kill can just about weather. As with that series, this may need some time to bed itself in, but there's promise. The closing sequence in particular -- where American troops are ordered to 'unsurrender' Iraqis, in breach of the Geneva Convention -- shows the kind of reality and drama you'd hope for, and was the bit that convinced me GK is worth sticking with.
Incidentally, if you've watched the show but are unaware of @Generation_Kill on twitter, be sure to check it out -- there's a very handy glossary tweeted during the broadcast, plus additional info and links.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

5x13 Big Baby
5x14 The Greater Good

How I Met Your Mother
1x21 Milk


For Your Consideration (2006)
[#57 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
At this point I have exactly 43 films to go and exactly 86 days to see them in. 1 film every 2 days? Oh dear.


Dean Koontz's Frankenstein - Book Three: Dead and Alive by Dean Koontz
Chapters 19 - 44
Or, a little over a third of the book. A good reading day, then.

new review at 100 Films

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (Extended Version) (2004)
Characters make leaps of logic that would be reasonable if they’d seen the preceding six films, but make no sense whatsoever given what they know in context... There are actually some very inventive ideas scattered throughout — like the captured, frozen Alien Queen — but, in storytelling terms, their reveals are poorly handled, occuring too early and too far from the protagonists.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

Tonight, I'll post a review of Aliens vs Predator: Requiem.