Thursday, 28 October 2010


Dave's One Night Stand
1x02 Jack Whitehall
Despite the fact I usually loathe Jack Whitehall, this was rather good all round, particularly the songs by one of his guests.
[Watch it (again) on Dave's website. The first episode, starring Ben Elton, is also available.]

Dragons' Den
What Happened Next 4 Deborah Meaden
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Rob Brydon Show
1x01 (17/9/10 edition)
Still resolutely watching these entirely out of order. I don't think it really matters.
Who'd've thought Brydon's duets with Tom Jones would be so... good? He's surprisingly musical.


Born Free (1966)
[#109 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
[#110 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


Nolan: Dark Knight Rises finds the future in IMAX, not 3-D by Geoff Boucher
(from Hero Complex at the Los Angeles Times)
[It won't be in 3D because] we want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before... Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this is not rebooting. We're finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what's come before has real value.
Good point. Can someone please tell this to Peter Jackson before The Hobbit starts shooting?

Talking of which...

Peter Jackson explains Hobbit casting by Naomi Rainey
(from Digital Spy)
Richard Armitage does seem odd casting for a four-foot-tall stocky dwarf, but I can see where Jackson is coming from -- most of the lead characters are dwarves, so some variation amongst them makes sense.