Sunday, 6 November 2011


The Case
Part 2 (of 5)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
42x03 (28/10/11 edition; extended repeat)

The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson
3x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
25x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Gambit (1966)
[#89 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]


There's little sign of intelligent life on Twitter, never mind over Los Angeles by David Mitchell
(from The Observer)
Why a surprising amount of twitter users are surprisingly less intelligent than, of all people, Victoria Beckham. It's most amusing, but the real killer comes in the penultimate paragraph. As many a twitter user would say, "#fail".

this week on 100 Films

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

Saw 3D (2D) (2010)
the support group for Jigsaw survivors is a nice idea, but they don’t find anywhere to go with it. At least the notion of a fake Jigsaw survivor making a mint out of selling his fake story is an idea that has legs... Accompanying this is, of course, the arc plot that has stretched across the series. As the final film it’s time to wrap that up… Sadly, it isn’t particularly satisfactory.

True Grit (1969)
Mattie Ross is a great character — plain speaking, knows her own mind, ready & prepared for anything… and isn’t ever shown up either, instead besting everyone’s low expectations of her. Actress Kim Darby was 21 at the time but is completely convincing not only as a 14-year-old but as a 14-year-old who’s wise beyond her years.

More next Sunday.