Sunday, 13 May 2012


Not Going Out
5x05 Examination
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Once Upon a Time
1x06 The Shepherd
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

The Voice UK
1x12 Results Show 3
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
[#44 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]


Weekend Report: Avengers Shatters More Records, Shadows Mostly Sucks
by Ray Subers (from Box Office Mojo)

Marvel's superhero team-up fell 50 percent to an estimated $103.2 million, which is by-far the best second weekend ever... It also topped The Dark Knight for best second weekend hold for a movie that opened to more than $120 million. Other new records include fastest movie to $300 million and $350 million, and highest eight-day, nine-day, and ten-day grosses...

It's now inevitable that the movie will finish above $500 million, and it should also claim third place on the all-time [domestic] chart

this week on 100 Films

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

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
Stan “The Man” Lee is indeed The Man when it comes to the world of comic books. In the 1960s he revolutionised the medium in the US, introducing complex and realistic characters to a world that had previously focused on perfect super-humans. In a period of just two years he co-created the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and the X-Men, and after that rejuvenated Captain America (cancelled a decade earlier) for a modern audience. If there’s anyone in the comic world deserving of a dedicated feature-length documentary, it’s Stan Lee
Read more on my new blog or my classic blog.

X-Men: First Class (2011)
You need some pretty fine talent to replace two of our greatest actors — Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, of course — and in Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy you certainly have that. Fassbender carries much of the emotional weight of the film, but it’s thanks to McAvoy’s support that the film is lifted to a higher level. He provides calm, humour and fundamental decency to balance Fassbender’s rage and emotion.
Read more on my new blog or my classic blog.

More next Sunday.