Sunday, 16 May 2010


Over the Rainbow
Show 9: Results
This is the semi-final, incidentally. S'all over next week. Just in time for Eurovision.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
[#47 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Enjoyed this more than the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film. Worth expecting good things for the future adaptations then, I feel.

Righteous Kill (2008)
[#46 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Read the 100 Films review here.


Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I'm In by Peter Serafinowicz
(from Gizmodo)
The "writer/producer/director/actor/musician/comedian/voice model" offers some interesting thoughts on Internet piracy and how businesses still need to change to cope with it. And it's much less dry, and much more amusing, than that makes it sound.

this week on 100 Films

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

Death Wish (1974)
realism permeates: Paul’s encounters aren’t all easily won; he gets injured; his crimes create a media storm, on which public opinion is divided; he never conveniently come across the attackers of his wife and kids... There are unrealistic bits, but by employing enough believability it manages to rise a little above the “heroic vigilante” sub-genre.

The September Issue (2009)
I don’t really care about fashion, which means I really don’t care about Fashion — i.e. the world inhabited by Vogue and its American edition’s infamous editor, Anna Wintour... But The September Issue, as it turns out, is surprisingly enjoyable. Is it illuminating? I’m not sure

Speed Racer (2008)
it’s visually astounding. Speed Racer’s blocks of vibrant colour and computer whizzery are a natural fit for the modern digital experience. Action sequences are mind-meltingly fast, but also incredibly thrilling.

Titanic (1997)
it feels like the entire film following the iceberg’s arrival is in real-time, which would make the length excusable — I do like real-time — were it not for Cameron padding it out with endless contrivances to have Jack and Rose running around the ship.

More next Sunday.