Thursday, 3 December 2009


The Armstrong and Miller Show
2x06 Episode 6 [season finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

6x09 Ignorance is Bliss

How I Met Your Mother
3x08 Spoiler Alert
Another excellent episode, that again I'd call one of the best.


Rage (2009)
[#81 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]

Watched for free, legally, at the auteurs (though by the time you read this its free-ness will probably have ended).

By the looks of its IMDb page this is a film that's viciously hated by many, and normally it wouldn't be my cup of tea either, but I actually thought it was brilliant.


BBC's Paradox drops over 1 million by Dan French
(from Digital Spy)
"...managed 2.94m (11.5%) during the 9pm hour compared to last week's 4.13m (16.3%)." As rubbish as it looks, then.

Holden: 'My show is credit crunch comedy' by Daniel Kilkelly
(from Digital Spy)
As in, "we couldn't afford any jokes", I presume.

Kelly: 'I want to do a direct film' by Mayer Nissim
(from Digital Spy)
"Richard Kelly has said that he would like to tell a more "straightforward" story with one of his future projects."
Good plan!

Twilight Unmasked in Buffy #33 by Shaun Manning
(from Comic Book Resources)
Is this the real Big Bad in Buffy Season Eight? Somehow, I doubt it.
Edit: some (but not full) clarification here.

new review at 100 Films

Brute Force (1947)
Early on it’s quite humourous, with a weak warden, jaunty calypso-singing inmate and amusingly drunk doctor. Then there are the flashbacks to the outside world, laden with undercooked romance and awkward dialogue. In the final act it turns decidedly grim: warden Munsey lives up to his lowly reputation, goading one prisoner to suicide and beating another close to death; and one of the good guys betrays his mates, ultimately leading to wholesale slaughter as the escape plan goes awry.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

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