Sunday, 28 March 2010


The Bubble
1x06 (26/3/10 edition) [season finale]
"My David."
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Doctor Who [classic]
A Fix with Sontarans [Jim'll Fix It sketch]
The first thing-I've-never-seen I watched as part of #InsomniacWhovian! Shame it was so inauspicious... Hashtag: #AFixWithSontarans, of course.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
18x10 (26/3/10 edition)
With Matt Smith and an exclusive clip from Vampires in Venice.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Russell Howard's Good News
2x01 (25/3/10 edition)
Mr Howard's filthy news review returns. Completely forgot that they never put the extended version on iPlayer (boo!) so had to watch the shorter one.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Doctor Who Radio Trailer
Apparently exclusive to Paul O'Grady's Radio 2 show and only to be broadcast once -- Lord only knows why, it's hardly specific. On the other hand, it's a bit daft and lacking, so why play it again?
If you really want to hear it (without having to shuffle through all of this week's show looking for it), it's up at Blogtor Who.

this week on 100 Films

4 new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Doctor Faustus (1967)
stylistically reminiscent of a Gothic Hammer Horror, which is either wholly inappropriate or an ingenious genre mash-up... There are repulsively horrific corpses, a harem of naked ladies, an array of special effects, plus a medieval-styled gothic atmosphere to all the sets and costumes

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
it’s about boxing, a subject I couldn’t care less about, and indeed I don’t think I’ve ever seen a boxing-centric film before. Unfortunately, Million Dollar Baby did nothing to allay my suspicions that I wouldn’t care less about those either.

Saturday Night Fever (1977)
From the posters on Tony’s walls, to the fashions, to how it’s shot, it seems to have been designed specifically to exude seventies-ness in a way few other things seem to. It feels natural, then, that some of its original elements have become shorthand definitions for the era: the Bee Gees music, the dancing, and in particular that pose.

Saw V (2008)
what Saw V suffers in backstory it makes up for with simplicity... A working knowledge of the preceding films is essential, true, but with that in hand one can actually follow the story easily this time. Indeed, one might even argue it’s too easy

More next Sunday.