Thursday, 19 August 2010


4x02 Remains to Be Seen

How I Met Your Mother
5x13 Jenkins
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


The Damned United (2009)
[#85 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


Box Office Bob-omb: 5 Reasons Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Failed To Find An Audience by Josh Tyler
(from Cinema Blend)

Here's what it all comes down to: There were big expectations for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but only from the handful of people who'd already seen it. But it was always a movie without a specific audience. It's a broad movie built on a lot of different niche elements, and as much as we'd like to believe moviegoers are open-minded enough to step outside their comfort zone, most of the time they won't. The mistake was in thinking that all the different audiences Scott Pilgrim speaks to were the same audience, when they're not.

First 100 days: David Cameron and Nick Clegg lose buddy movie script by Marina Hyde
(from Comment is free at

if even the terminally artless wing of the Conservative party are now viewing the coalition through the prism of Hollywood movies, the rest of us will be miles ahead. We can see that what we are dealing with is a malfunctioning buddy movie.

Star Wars on Blu-ray: George, don't do that… by Joe Utichi
(from Film Blog at

Turns out George Lucas isn't just a fan-irritater with his CGI'd-up Star Wars 'special' editions, but also a great big hypocrite:

A 1988 congressional hearing heard that colourising old black-and-white films would constitute "destruction of our film heritage". The speaker's statement continued: "In the future it will become easier for old negatives to become lost and be 'replaced' by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten."

It's hard to believe now, but that speaker was George Lucas.