Friday, 16 April 2010


1x09 Job Offer
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]

Ashes to Ashes
3x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

3x02 Programme 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Confession: I Can't Tell the Actors Apart on HBO's The Pacific by Kyle Buchanan
(from Movie|Line)
I haven't been watching The Pacific (partly because I object to Sky shoving it on Movies; partly cos I may as well just wait for the Blu-ray to get it in the best quality), but this article makes it look hard. Just look at the three pictures at the top... and remember that they aren't the same guy. Seriously.

Sutherland confirms 24 movie series by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
All information we already knew, just reiterated. But noteworthy for this:
The film will be a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day
says Sutherland. That's all well and good, but the main thing about the show is less that it all takes place in one day (though, obviously, that's the title) and more that it takes place in real time. Note that the one-off circa-90-minute TV movie special didn't try to include 24 hours, but simply it covered a (real-time) two.
Previously producers intimated that the movie might make half the film cover 23 hours and the last hour occur in real-time -- this is a little half-arsed, but at the same time is probably the only way to cover both the titular period and the franchise's primary gimmick.

Zac Efron in Firefly
(from Serial Bus)
Holy moly, so it is!

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week. Slight increases this week thanks to some new Doctor Who DVDs.

Number of titles in collection: 1,164 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,089 [up 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 75 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 2,827 [up 5]
Number of films in collection: 1,222 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,890 [up 16]

Statistic of the week:

Number of titles in the 'Drama' genre:
(15.7% of the total)

Genre is a rather subjective thing and many titles cross several -- is Back to the Future Comedy or Sci-fi? Which Bond films are Thrillers and which are just Action? -- which is why I've thus far avoided any stats around it. Nonetheless, I group every title on my list into one genre, and the largest of these is the suitably generic 'Drama'.

See you next week, faithful reader.