Monday 30 January 2012


5x46 (17/1/12 edition)
5x47 (18/1/12 edition)
Went away, got two weeks behind. The Pointless catch-up starts here!


Rango: Extended Cut (2011)
[#10 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

DVD Extras

Breaking the Rules: Making Animation History
The Stage is Set
Now We Ride

A pair of really interesting making-of featurettes from the Rango Blu-ray, taking almost 50 minutes total to detail the unusual process behind the making of the movie.


All Star Western #4 by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti & Moritat
Well back on form this issue, kicking off a new story proper. It's funny how some of these 20-page comics feel brief, lightweight and not worth their cover price, while others pack so much in I'm counting the pages to check it's not a bumper-length edition. All Star Western slots into the latter more often than most, which is probably thanks to Gray & Palmiotti doing nothing but one-and-dones on their pre-New 52 Hex series.
Also this issue, the first part of a new back-up strip, The Barbary Ghost, with art by Phil Winslade. It's got more potential than the last one, though the on-the-nose dialogue script could have done with some work.

Aquaman #3 & #4 by Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis
Part three somewhat exemplifies what I was just talking about, ending when I still thought it had a bit to go. Good stuff though; hopefully the time it spent on backstory is setting up stuff for the future. The concluding part, however, was incident-packed and left the four-parter as a well-structured whole. Aquaman may not be many people's favourite superhero, but he's surely gaining lots of fans here.