Sunday, 5 June 2011


French Open 2011
Men's Final: Rafael Nadal v Roger Federer
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Magic
With Part 2 imminent, I figured it was about time I cleared this off my V+ box. Surprisingly interesting (for a TV-broadcast promotional making-of).

How I Met Your Mother
6x14 Last Words
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


A Good Man Goes To War - UK Press reaction by Chuck Foster
(from Doctor Who News Page)
"Not so positive" would be my summary, based just on these quotes.

Review of A Good Man Goes to War by Patrick Mulkern
(from Radio Times' Doctor Who Blog)
A witty and insightful look back at the mid-season finale.

this week on 100 Films

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

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
this version is certainly more Hollywoodised. Some hate it, and I can see their point… but it is fun, and it’s plain to see why men and women alike have fallen for Hepburn’s Golightly. A more sordid adaptation of the book might be interesting, but that doesn’t negate the unique qualities of the film.

Funny Face (1957)
a surfeit of excellent humour, choreography, cinematography, light satire of both the fashion world and the intellectual world… Indeed, dishing out said satire in both directions means the film never comes across as either snobbish or anti-intellectual… it takes fair jibes at both equally.

Sabrina (1954)
Then there’s Humphrey Bogart… At least his character is pretending to fall for [Hepburn] in order to get her away from his wastrel brother. But it actually feels very mean-spirited — Sabrina is likeable enough that we dislike his machinations. Which means that there’s no truly supportable lead character.

As these are three Audrey Hepburn films there's also a little summary post here.

Plus May finished in the middle of the week (in case you didn't notice), so there was the regular monthly update.

More next Sunday.