Friday, 19 November 2010


Children in Need 2010
How good was that Doctor Who trailer?! I was naturally excited for the Christmas special anyway, but that looked exceptional. And beautifully shot too.
Meanwhile, 'East Street' amused me because I have almost no idea who is in which soap, so that could just be what either is always like for all I knew. But they pitched it such-like that I got (all?) the jokes. So that was nice.
More CiN tomorrow, of course.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

2x01 Arrival of a Hero

for Children in Need [2010 special]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Solaris (1972)
[#113 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Being the Russian original, obviously. My review of the US remake is here.


A Serbian Film: Is this the nastiest film ever made? by Geoffrey Macnab
(from The Independent)

If this was just another bad and grotesque horror film, nobody would be paying any attention to it. The fact that it has already provoked such ferocious debate suggests that it can't be dismissed that easily.

If you've heard of the film or the controversy but don't know any details, this article will go someway towards enlightening you; not just by mentioning what in the film is controversial, but also the debates, discussions and reactions around it.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

Number of titles in collection: 1,242 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,102 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 140 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 3,040 [up 3]
Number of films in collection: 1,308 [up 3]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,333 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Total running time of collection (approx.):
214 days, 22 hours, and 44 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 15 hours, and 46 minutes from last month.)

Incidentally, the next time I do a running time update should be Christmas Eve! Exciting stuff.

See you next week, faithful reader.