Wednesday 26 October 2011


3x24 (15/10/10 edition)
They put a shot of the four-team round one in the middle of the three-team round two! Shocking behaviour.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Batman #2 by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
Proper detective work, proper action, a whole heap of story and subplots too, plus Capullo's style is growing on me a lot. It's only 20 pages long, but those pages are so expertly used that it feels a lot longer -- where other books feel brief at this length, Snyder's Batman feels like it's an extra-long (for modern comics) issue. And that's obviously a good thing.
For more praise that I agree with, see CBR's review. "This is the sort of issue you could drop into anyone’s hand, no matter their level of knowledge or involvement, and make them a fan for life."


Downton Abbey bosses hit back at critics over 'ludicrous' storylines claims by Simon Boyle
(from Mirror)
Downton Abbey is not a soap because it gets incredibly high ratings and "combines comedy, romance and tension around 20 characters"? OK, if you say so...

New Mission: Impossible Poster Online by James White
(from Empire)
Or, as the poster seems very very keen for you to call it, Ghost Protocol. How small is that Mission: Impossible logo?! Especially relative to what is, technically, the subtitle. Bizarre. Obviously someone in the film's marketing has decided the M:I name is the opposite of a selling point.

Click to enlarge.

Steven Spielberg discusses Jurassic Park 4 and Indiana Jones 5 by Venkman
(from Geektyrant)
JP4 is on the scriptwriting stage and George Lucas is still developing a story for Indy 5... but never mind that, because what's most interesting here is what he has to say about the last Indy film:
I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn't want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings.
More just-as-interesting comments at the link.

Unofficial Title Sequence for The Adventures of Tintin by Gig Patta
(from LatinoReview)
There's more to that title than meets the eye, though: the director/producer of Tintin, who is no less than Steven Spielberg of course, saw the video and liked it enough to invite its maker to the premiere... and give him a job on the next movie. Well crikey!
In case you don't fancy following the link, here it is: