Friday, 28 January 2011


The Graham Norton Show
8x13 (21/1/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

How TV Ruined Your Life
1x01 Fear
The new series from Charlie Brooker. I say "new series" -- it's format feels very like Screen/News/Gameswipe, only with a very specific focus. Themedwipe, then. Which would obviously be silly, so why it's not just called Screenwipe and pitched as a series of specials I don't know.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

8x08 Hypothetical (extended repeat)
The current series of QI seems to have stopped (I swear no one signalled it was ending at the time), so while BBC One show old repeats in its Friday night slot, BBC Two have chosen to jump back to the XL episodes they skipped (for no apparent reason) back in November.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[#9 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
"One of the greatest adventure movies of all time," said Steven Spielberg. I'm inclined to agree.


Life at 24 Frames a Second
Part 5 You Must Remember This


If the Best Picture nominee posters told the truth by Ali
Most amusing.

Interview with Richard Nelson by Nick
(from The Clapper Bored)
An interview with me about 100 Films in a Year! I know, it's brilliant.

Collection Count

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

This week's changes are all thanks to an upgrade of my X-Men trilogy DVDs to the Blu-ray box set. As I had two copies of the first X-Men (I remember why I got the re-release, but forget why I kept the original), the numbers are slightly skewed in some places.

Number of titles in collection: 1,256 [down 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,096 [down 4]
Of which Blu-rays: 159 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,136 [down 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,334 [down 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,545 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.