Sunday 22 May 2011


The British Academy Television Awards 2011
And that's the kind of thing that happens if you let your Audience Award be voted for on YouTube.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Let Them Talk by Hugh Laurie
I was interested in this anyway, but having seen him promoting & performing from it all over TV recently it became a must-have. Didn't disappoint.


Sunday Herald names footballer accused on Twitter
(from BBC News)
"It seems to us a ludicrous situation where we are supposed to keep from our readers the identity of someone who anybody can find out on the internet at the click of a mouse, and in fact many people have already done so."
Quite right. More relevant comments along these lines in the article, plus the government report on super-injunctions where old out-of-touch justice-types once again misunderstand the potential, relevance, and importance of new technology.

this week on 100 Films

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

Death Race (2008)
everything that happens is an excuse to get to some action sequences, in which cars race around a circuit and attempt to destroy each other in some moderately creative ways. It caters perfectly to its intended audience: there’s fast cars, sexy girls, lots of action, big explosions. It doesn’t always make sense — those sexy girls are really shoehorned in — but that doesn’t really matter.

Iron Man 2 (2010)
I think Iron Man 2 has been underrated — I would contend that it is, more or less, as good as the first film. That didn’t seem to be the consensus at the time of release, which ranged from mediocre to rubbish, and I think this is in part due to viewers’ expectations. When one thinks a first film is better than it is, expectations for the sequel are heightened; when said sequel is only as good as the first film really was, it looks worse by comparison

Also this week, I pondered the movies everybody's seen but you, as dictated by, including the top 10 I've not seen. Do have a look at my post and see what your ones are.

More next Sunday.