Sunday 20 January 2013


1x01 Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey!
Well, that was broader than I was expecting. Funny in parts though.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Room 101: Extra Storage
13x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

1x03 Heat 3
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]


Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (with Gareth Owen)
Bond on Style
Bond on Location
Bond on Bonds
Bond Behind the Scenes

My thoughts on the first half still apply.

this week on 100 Films

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

Django (1966)

Much of the film plays as an action movie. There’s a lot of atmospheric ponderousness at the start, but once things kick off they rarely let up... It’s practically a definition of bang for your buck, which I’m sure goes a long way to explaining its popularity.

Read more here.

Moonfleet (1955)

What you’d call a curio. It’s a colour CinemaScope Hollywood adventure movie from a director best known for epic German silents or dark film noirs; it’s not been passed by the BBFC since its original release in the ’50s; I believe it’s also unavailable in the US; yet a poll in France’s Cahiers du cinĂ©ma ranked it the 32nd “most essential film”

Read more here.

And new to the new blog...

Chinatown (1974)

It’s often held up as an example of a perfectly structured screenplay... packed with imagery and subtext for those who want it, but if that’s not your thing it still makes for a darn good thriller with a few neat twists.

Read more here.

Hellboy: Director's Cut (2004)

A surprise hit on release, this live action adaptation of the cult comic book is an exciting and entertaining, though flawed, mix of pulp fantasy, gothic style and action.

Read more here.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

del Toro’s creation seems to overflow — the laying of plot threads for a further film is even more overt than it was in the first film — which makes it even more unfortunate that the director’s long term commitment to about half a dozen projects makes a proposed trilogy-closer seem increasingly unlikely.

Read more here.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

A host of familiar British faces turn up in this Oscar-winning adaptation of the Austen-novel-with-the-name-like-Pride-and-Prejudice-only-not. Fans of any of the following will love this film: Jane Austen, costume drama in general, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet.

Read more here.

More next Sunday.