Sunday 22 July 2012


Once Upon a Time
1x12 Skin Deep
This week, OUaT recasts Beauty and the Beast with Rumplestiltskin as the Beast. And as with everything this series does, it's very much based on the Disney version.
Can't escape it's regular penchant for low-level awfulness, though: the Mayor/Queen persuades Mr Gold to reveal he knows his own real identity by bribing him with a stolen item, but because he knows his real identity he also knows all he has to do is say "please" and she'll do whatever he wants, so why doesn't he just say "give it back please" and be done? If you're going to have rules, stick to them -- especially when you've reminded us of them by using it several times in the episode already!

1x01 Pilot
New-to-the-UK sitcom about a single father and his daughter who move from New York to the suburbs. It's actually quite good.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

1x09 Episode Nine
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]


Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
[3rd or so watch]

this week on 100 Films

This week has seen 100 Films in a Year go a bit Batman crazy in anticipation of the release of The Dark Knight Rises, including both new reviews and old ones re-posted to the new blog.

The headline piece, now, is my spoiler-free initial thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises. Other than that, click through for reviews of...

The Batman Series
Featuring new reviews of Batman (1989), Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Batman (1966)

Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

Batman: Year One (2011)

The Dark Knight (2008)
My original review from 2008.

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience (2008)
My thoughts on seeing The Dark Knight in its intended IMAX format back in 2008, sadly something I won't be able to repeat for The Dark Knight Rises.

More next Sunday, including new-to-new-blog reviews of M and four Wallander films going up later today.