Sunday, 1 August 2010


Dragons' Den
8x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Wallander [Swedish]
2x12 Indrivaren (aka The Collector)
If I didn't know better, I'd think this was the last one.
But it isn't.

Would I Lie To You?
4x02 (30/7/10 edition)
Having heard Ruth Jones tell the story about her tortoise before, it was a particular joy to see the other team flounder in their disbelief. Lee Mack's genuine shock when the truth is revealed was, of course, especially amusing...

[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Dragonslayer (1981)
[#73 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

this week on 100 Films

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

Get Smart (2008)
mostly quite good fun. Not all the jokes hit home, but enough do to keep it amusing — which is better than some comedies manage. Even after three Austin Powers films it seems there’s enough left to do with the spy genre to keep a comedy rolling along. And to make sure things don’t get dull, there’s a few action sequences that are surprisingly decent too

Mulan (1998)
The thing that stands out about Mulan, particularly now, is how very Americanised it is. That’s nothing new for Disney, of course, but it feels a little odd these days. When we’re so used to increased attempts at appropriate cultural reverence from Hollywood movies, it’s almost uncomfortable to hear such American accents from clearly Chinese characters.

Plus, with today being August 1st, there's the July update. Shiny.

More next Sunday.