Friday 18 February 2011


Baking Made Easy
1x03 Modern Classics
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Graham Norton Show
8x16 (11/2/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Top Gear
16x04 (13/2/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Today, three of the most interesting articles I've bothered to share in quite some time (in my opinion, of course).

How Pirates Can Save the Home Movie Industry (And Why Netflix is its Future) by Navneet Alang
(from TECHi)
Despite the big picture of Captain Jack, they don't mean those kinds of pirates. And it's less supposing Internet piracy can save the home video industry -- that's just an obviously inflammatory title -- and more how the lessons learnt from it could do the saving. It seems well-reasoned and

Middle-earth according to Mordor by Laura Miller
"A newly translated Russian novel retells Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings from the perspective of the bad guys," basically. The article goes into a lot more detail on why this is a properly interesting and well-executed concept, not just some quick cash-in. It sounds like a good read... and thanks to potential copyright issues, it's available completely free (in English, as an ebook/PDF file) from here.

Why Chris Nolan’s Batman Isn’t Racist by Mark Hughes
(from Obsessed with Film)
That might sound like a silly or obvious thing to say, but the article has a good point to make -- essentially, that most comics and consequently comic book movies are extremely white-orientated, but Nolan's Batmans really aren't. It goes on a bit, labouring the point (especially toward the end), but it has plenty of examples and clear reasoning.

Collection Count

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

A couple of little boosts this week. Should be more next.

Number of titles in collection: 1,267 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,101 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 166 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,166 [up 5]
Number of films in collection: 1,341 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,671 [up 11]

See you next week, faithful reader.