Friday, 30 April 2010


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
18x13 (23/4/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Graham Norton Show
7x03 (26/4/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


McKidd: 'Rome movie is almost there' by Catriona Wightman
(from Digital Spy)
Always appreciate an update on the Rome movie. Though it's apparently set in Germany, so one wonders if calling it Rome is strictly accurate...

Report: 'More TVs in US than people' by Oli Simpson
(from Digital Spy)
Headline says it all. The actual stat: "the median number of TV sets in the typical US household is 2.93 but the number of people is just 2.5."

Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too) by Roger Ebert
(from Newsweek)
As eloquent and persuasive as ever, Ebert argues why the new trend for 3D in films is pointless and actually counter-productive -- or, rather, counter-artistic. Is it only a matter of time before the world/industry agrees with him? I hope so. 3D's a fun gimmick, but no more, despite what some movie-moneymen and bandwagon-jumpers would love us to believe.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

Minimal changes this week, as one two-disc DVD is replaced by its two-disc Blu-ray. Thrilling.

Number of titles in collection: 1,170 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,090 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 80 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 2,838 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,227 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,916 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Number of titles produced in the '90s:
(16.1% of the total)

Right back at the start of this series, stat of the week covered titles produced in the '00s, the most-represented decade in my collection. Next biggest is the '90s -- as you can see, there's quite a discrepancy! (And the '00s have only increased in the past 6 months.)

See you next week, faithful reader.