Monday 16 January 2012


5x43 (12/1/12 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Tim Minchin: Ready for This?
Mr Minchin live, as shown on TV, and so probably shorter than the version you can get on DVD & Blu-ray. Still brilliant though.


Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
[#4 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

Having wrapped up the bulk of Underworld's dangling plot threads in the sequel, here the filmmakers desperately extend the franchise by going back in time the best part of a millennium to tell a story we've already mostly seen in flashbacks in the first two films. It's not a bad effort, but knowing everything that happens takes some of the wind out of its sails.


New image arrives from The Hobbit
by George Wales (from Total Film)
Also, at least as interestingly, some comments from director/co-writer Peter Jackson and co-writer Pippa Boyens.