Sunday 9 June 2013


Have I Got News For You
45x09 (31/5/2013 edition; extended repeat) [season finale]
[Watch the extended version (again) on iPlayer.]

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
2x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

Ripper Street
1x04 The Good of This City


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
[#56 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

This lost out on a number of awards (especially at the Oscars) thanks at least in part to that year's pair of awards darlings, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. Personally, I thought it was considerably better than either of those.

As of Monday morning, you can read my full review here.


Neil Gaiman: 'Iain Banks was one of us, whatever that meant'
by Neil Gaiman (from the Guardian)

A beautiful tribute to the author, who died today.

this week on 100 Films

One new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week...

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
About 52 minutes in I paused it and went to the kitchen. Not for any particular reason; I just needed a break. There, I saw a slug crawling into my dog’s water bowl, drinking the water or something, I don’t know. I’d never seen that before. I ended up watching that slug slowly edge around the bowl for 15 minutes or more rather than go back to the film. It’s that engrossing.
Read more here.

But there were also three new to the new blog...

300 (2006)
Everyone's favourite movie about men with glistening muscles slicing evil Easterners
Read more here.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
This final instalment in the action-thriller trilogy was Empire magazine’s film of 2007, following wide praise on release that dubbed it the best action movie in a long time. Unfortunately, I fear it may’ve become a victim of its own hype.
Read more here.

Night Watch (2004)
Urban action fantasy from Russia; the first part of a trilogy... It makes for a pretty entertaining tale, with a neat ending that both concludes this film’s plot and leaves everything wide open for what’s to come.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.