Sunday, 18 October 2009


The Graham Norton Show
6x02 (12/10/09 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
38x01 (16/10/09 edition; uncut repeat)
It's back! Hurrah! And the extended repeat is still the only way to go.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

6x01 Broken Part 1
6x02 Broken Part 2
A couple of weeks late in starting the new season, due to an intensive season five catch-up. But that's fine, because this is actually a two-hour season premiere that was cut in two for the UK broadcast -- so I win.
It's also an excellent episode. Entirely unlike any other episode of House ever (which is something you very rarely get to say with total honesty about any TV programme), but all the more brilliant for it. It probably relies on having spent five seasons getting to know the character, so it's hard to recommend it to everyone, but it's nonetheless a great hour-and-a-half of drama. Not flawless (some of the protocols followed by staff were more lax than they would be in reality; the happy endings for almost anyone stretched credibility), but still great.

How I Met Your Mother
2x06 Aldrin Justice


Saw II (2005)
[#60 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]


Edge Of Darkness Trailer Now Online by Helen O'Hara
(from Empire)
"It's all based on the 1985 BBC TV series of the same name, but before you throw up your hands in disgust and dismiss it as just another remake, it's worth noting that this is directed by Martin Campbell, who also made the much acclaimed series. That makes it less like Gus Van Sant's Psycho and more like Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own film, The Man Who Knew Too Much."

The Future Of The X-Men Franchise by Nick de Semlyen
(from Empire)
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner reveals all about the four (four) X-Men films currently in development. All sound promising.

New Harry Brown Poster by Phil de Semlyen
(from Empire)
Michael Caine killing hoodies? Sounds bloody brilliant!

new review at 100 Films

Saw (2004)
Despite being credited with birthing the entirely risible ‘gorno’ genre, Saw isn’t really a good example of it. There are nasty, vicious murders — or, technically, deaths — but there’s no serious sexual element and it’s all underpinned by a half-decent plot. In fact, I’ve heard it called “a thriller with sadism” rather than a horror movie.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

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