Thursday, 26 May 2011


How I Met Your Mother
6x13 Bad News
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Shadow Line
Part 3 (of 7)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


The Thief (1952)
[#58 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]


Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver – review by Steven Poole
aka the new James Bond novel. This is a marvellously scathing review! Of course, this is just a thriller being reviewed by a broadsheet critic, so maybe the novel isn't so bad -- other reviews, like The Telegraph's and the Evening Standard's, are most positive -- but this review's still a good read.

The dying of the light by Roger Ebert
(from Roger Ebert's Journal)
On how 3D projectors in cinemas are ruining the projection of 2D movies. And they really are. This is also an interesting stat:
David Poland of ran the numbers and determined 60% of sales [for Pirates of the Caribbean 4] were in 2D and 40% in 3D: "Not only is this a clear rejection of 3D on a major movie, but given how distribution is currently designed, it makes you wonder whether Disney cost themselves a lot of gross by putting their film on too high a percentage of 3D screens."

/Film Interview: X-Men: First Class Director Matthew Vaughn by Germain Lussier
(from /Film)
Title says it all. He also discusses the prospect of a sequel to Kick-Ass:
We might do it. People forget that Kick Ass we made for $28 million and now with DVD and everything else has made $225 million in revenue so it’s done great business. A lot of people say it could be like Austin Powers how the first one people couldn’t get their heads around, they all discovered it on video and then the second one was a huge blockbuster... There could be one but if I do a sequel to that it’s gotta be just as good, if not better.