Sunday, 27 March 2011


7x15 Bombshells
Taub loves classic Doctor Who? Butch and Sundance spoof? "Good thing I brought my axe-cane"? Best. House. Ever.

The Killing [aka Forbrydelsen]
1x17 Day 17
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


3 Men and a Baby (1987)
[2nd watch]
This is one of those many films and TV series (like, for instance, Due South) that I know I saw when I was young but don't really remember any specifics of any more. Good fun, though I think it loses its way when the mother turns up -- no one asks or explains why she left the baby and where she's been!
Oh, and it's directed by Leonard Nimoy! Spock! Spock directed this! Madness.

High Plains Drifter (1973)
[#36 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]

Young Guns (1988)
[#37 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
Good day for films, eh? And, quite by coincidence, two new Westerns too.

this week on 100 Films

2 new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, both of animated films, and they were...

Bolt (2008)
the 48th film in Disney’s animated canon, from their CG-only era that filled most of the ’00s. It’s a period already remembered as When Disney Lost Its Way... Things are looking up — it’s been followed by The Princess and the Frog — but it may be Bolt that comes to be seen as the true turning point, because it’s actually rather good.

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Steven Spielberg reportedly called it “one of the greatest adventure movies of all time”, and I’m inclined to agree. For starters, the action sequences are brilliant — exciting, inventive and varied. I don’t know if Spielberg saw this before tackling any of the Indiana Joneses, but you can feel the tonal connection.

I also had a little ponder about star ratings, which can be read here. Plus you can read my review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (at that link) from midnight tonight.

More next Sunday.