Friday, 4 December 2009


Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
17x12 (27/11/09 edition)
Yes, last week's. Just in time.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It is Real and Has a Trailer
(from WorstPreviews)
Title pretty much says it all -- there really is a film called that. Can you guess what it's a spoof of?

Joss Whedon on Why Dollhouse Was Cancelled
(from WorstPreviews)
"In a polite way, he explained that Fox ruined the show that he originally envisioned." Read the article for the full reasoning.

Collection Count

Collection Count, now in its seventh week, tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics.

As with last week's jiggery pokery, this week sees six new Blu-rays and seven new DVDs... but two of the BDs replace DVDs, and so funny stuff happens. Well, not as funny as before; so unfunny, in fact, that the statistics show no signs of replacements going on. In fact, it was funnier earlier in the week, when there were just two new DVDs and two new BDs and nothing had happened at all. Not that that was that funny.

In fact, a bigger spanner is thrown in the works by the arrival of The Godfather Trilogy on Blu-ray -- I have it on DVD, but it's in a rather lovely Steelbook that I'm not sure I want to get rid of. What do you mean that's sad? I'm the guy who posts a total of his DVD collection every week.


Number of titles in collection: 1,098 [up 11]
Of which DVDs: 1,050 [up 5]
Of which Blu-rays: 48 [up 6]

Number of discs in collection: 2,692 [up 23]
Number of films in collection: 1,144 [up 11]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,747 [up 31]

Statistic of the week:

Number of Digital Copies:
Ah digital copies -- the bane of any current DVD collection. What's the point? And why are they on a new disc which then just connects to the 'net to download them? What a waste of a DVD!

Anyway, I have just 10 of the abominations (0.9% of the collection). Some almost have a point -- the theatrical cut on Watchmen: Director's Cut or The X Files: I Want to Believe -- while the ones that just duplicate the DVD/BD... don't.

See you next week, faithful reader.

new review at 100 Films

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
It’s also scary in places, as it should be, because it’s a vampire horror movie that just happens to take the making of another real one as its starting point. Unfortunately, as the plot becomes confusing and ill explained towards the end, so the scares dissipate alongside the viewer’s understanding.

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.