Tuesday, 8 June 2010


The Graham Norton Show
7x09 (7/6/10 edition)
After last week's preconceptions-smasher, this edition just re-asserted that people like Usher and Miley Cyrus are a bit dim and rather irritating. It comes to something when Jack Whitehall seems the most interesting, funny and intelligent of your guests.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

1x05 Episode 5
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2012 (2009)
[#60 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

DVD Extras

The Perfect Souffle: Testing Final Destination
Interesting featurette on the process of test screening a film, i.e. when they show it to an audience to see what they like and dislike, in order to perhaps make audience-pleasing changes before release. Everyone involved is keen to stress how useful it really is, how they don't have to listen to audience feedback and how it's nothing to do with who has final cut, honest. Which, as you can still tell from a few of the filmmakers interviewed, isn't quite the whole truth. But, when used responsibly and appropriately, it makes it clear that the oft-reviled process can be quite useful, mainly if you're making a film that's designed to simply please/entertain an audience.


iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3G infographic by Jason Calacanis
(from calacanis.com)
Sums that one up nicely. (Despite the title, it's actually a comparison between the 3GS and iPhone 4, which might not sound like much but the 3GS and 3G had a number of differences as it was.)

Torchwood interviews with Starz chief Chris Albrecht, creator Russell T. Davies by James Hibberd
(from the live feed at The Hollywood Reporter)
Does what it says on the tin. A few worthwhile snippets in there for fans, including some reassuring comments from RTD.