Thursday, 20 January 2011


The British Comedy Awards Nominations Show
Because they never seem to have enough time to present the nominations during the show itself, here's a whole hour-long special dedicated to them. Surprisingly, it works. One thing that seems daft, though, is that every category featured an abundance of potential nominees in clip form… but then only three nominees. Why not the standard four, or even five? Daft.
Also, The Inbetweeners still looks dreadful to me. Why do people like it?
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Fast and Loose
1x01 Episode 1
The BBC's new improvisational -- but, as it turns out, not topical -- stand-up comedy show. Quite funny.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

James May's Toy Stories
1x01 Airfix
These were on in the run up to Christmas-before-last (i.e. in 2009) and at the time I only managed to catch three of the six episodes. Thanks to Dave (where else?), however, I'm now getting a chance to see two I really wanted to see -- first, the one where he built a 1:1 scale Airfix Spitfire. Such fun.

Just Good Friends
2x03 The Evidence/Or His Bottle Went


The Invention of Lying (2009)
[#6 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
Well, that was better than anything I've seen by Judd Apatow.


X-Men: First Class Teaser Poster Arrives by Silas Lesnick
(from SuperHeroHype)
After hearing nothing about the latest X-Men movie for a while, there's been a flurry of news and images in the last few days. So you can also see the first cast photo (in hi-res), some more publicity shots, and some "we're sorry the first photo went down so badly" photos too. Personally, I think it all looks rather promising.