Sunday, 20 June 2010


3x12 Do You Take Dexter Morgan? [season finale]

The Graham Norton Show
7x10 (14/6/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
[#63 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


20 (very amusing) tweets from the Death Star
(from Sci Fi Wire)
Topless Robot is having a contest to see who can come up with the best tweets from the Death Star, and it's more than worth 5 minutes of your time to read through the submissions. We've picked out 20 of the best below, but there are dozens more.

this week on 100 Films

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

The Condemned (2007)
It amuses me is how many reviews call this “a brainless action movie”. I’m not going to argue that it's actually a polemic on the evils of the media or modern violence-obsessed culture, but it has more to think about than the majority of action movies — meaning it’s neither brainless nor devoid of importance between action scenes.

Inkheart (2008)
it doesn’t bother to set out the rules, a major oversight in a fantasy movie such as this. The central conceit is that when Brendan Fraser’s character reads a novel aloud, what he’s reading enters our world — and, in exchange, some one or thing is sucked into the book. But how is it decided what comes out and what goes in? What can and can’t be read? Why not just write your own story to get you out of trouble?

Knowing (2009)
it's an intriguing mystery. Arguably this conquers all. There are attempts at giving the characters depth, but these are more about giving them a reason to care about the plot. That’s not necessarily a problem — I’d suggest if you’re watching a film like Knowing with the intention of focusing on the characters rather than the mystery then you’ve got the wrong end of the stick.

Tu£sday (2008)
The high-profile cast frequently belie what you’re watching. Most of the production has an amateurish feel. The look is like plain digital video, the choice of shots often obvious and lacking variety, the editing not as tight as it should be. The screenplay feels a draft or two away from completion, particularly dialogue.

More next Sunday.