Thursday 13 June 2013


7x01 Are You...?
The final season of Dexter is imminent in the US (it starts on the 30th), so it's a good time to crack on with the penultimate one, which I believe finished airing in the UK a few weeks ago. There's a lot of weight on this episode, having to deal with the immediate fallout from last season's game-changing cliffhanger, as well as set-up the pieces and plots for this season's arc story. As such it's a bit establishing-y, but at least it comes to a conclusion even more unavoidable than last episode's.

How I Met Your Mother
8x20 The Time Travelers
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Up the Women
1x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
[#57 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]


Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predict film industry 'implosion'
by Ben Child (from the Guardian)

"There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen megabudget movies are going to go crashing into the ground, and that's going to change the paradigm."

"I think eventually the Lincolns will go away and they're going to be on television," Lucas added. "As mine almost was," Spielberg interjected. "This close – ask HBO – this close."

"The pathway to get into theatres is really getting smaller and smaller," said Star Wars creator Lucas, pointing out that his own passion project, the war drama Red Tails, barely scraped into cinemas last year. "We're talking Lincoln and Red Tails – we barely got them into theatres," he said. "You're talking about Steven Spielberg and George Lucas can't get their movie into a theatre!"