Sunday, 8 August 2010


The Sandbaggers
3x05 Sometimes We Play Dirty Too

1x03 The Great Game [season finale]
Generally, a very good episode. Not sold on the cut-price-John-Simm-Master of a Moriarty though. So much for him being "the next great one".
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Final Destination 2 (2003)
[#76 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Read my review here.

Nanny McPhee (2005)
[#75 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


James Marsters' Captain John Hart Will Likely Not Be In Starz Torchwood Reboot by Carl Cortez
(from iF Magazine)
No surprise -- can't really imagine Captain John fitting in with a Children of Earth-style story. It'll be a shame if they never bring him back though.
Also, it's not really a reboot, is it? Not in the sense we usually mean, like Casino Royale or Star Trek. So tsk, stop that now, American journalists, who seem to think just because a US network is now a production partner rather than simply buying broadcast rights means it's now a Whole New Show.

Torchwood gets new title: The New World by James Hibberd
(from the live feed at The Hollywood Reporter)
Don't worry, they're not renaming the whole show: just as season three was called Torchwood: Children of Earth, season four is to be called Torchwood: The New World. Apt.

this week on 100 Films

2 new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were of two of the most-discussed -- and best -- films of the year so far...

Inception (2010)
This [rather long] review ends by calling Inception a “must-see”. I’m telling you this now for two reasons. Primarily, because this review contains major spoilers, and seems daft to end a review aimed at those who’ve seen the film with a recommendation that they should see it. Secondly, because Inception — and here’s your first spoiler, sort of — also begins at the end.

Kick-Ass (2010)
By using various other superhero movies and TV series as its starting point, but grounding them in (a version of) the real world — with attendant debates about violence etc — Kick-Ass fills a void in need of filling — by which I mean: as Watchmen was to superhero comics, so Kick-Ass is to superhero films.

More next Sunday.