Sunday 4 August 2013


The Americans
1x11 Covert War
And now I'm ahead.
[Watch it from 10th August on ITV Player.]

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

Excellent news! And, thank God, they didn't cast another 20-something. Indeed, I believe Capaldi is technically the joint oldest Doctor ever. Win.

And, in case you've not seen it, the official image is to the right (if you want, you can click it to enlarge a bit; or you can find it super-large here).

[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Last Leg
3x01 (31/7/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Veronica Mars
2x05 Blast from the Past


Immortals (2011)
[#64 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

this week on 100 Films

It's August (did you notice?), which means that the big news this week on 100 Films in a Year is the July update. This month's top 5: significant directors whose films I've never seen.

Back to regular business: two new reviews were published this week, including...

Animalympics (1980)
Originally commissioned as a pair of specials for US TV, Animalympics was repurposed by its makers as a feature film. You might be able to guess the plot from the title: various animals compete in an Animal Olympics. It’s a series of sketches, essentially
Read more here.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Time has arguably blunted it slightly, however: a meeting of anti-American leaders is tinged by most since dying. Era-specific jokes are few, instead offering the usual Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker mix of slapstick, visual puns and wordplay.
Read more here.

And also, new to the new blog were...

Kick-Ass (2010)
as Watchmen was to superhero comics, so Kick-Ass is to superhero films... it doesn’t “examine and deconstruct” quite as methodically — or, if you prefer, “as coldy” — as both Moore and Snyder did; but it still takes its cues as much, if not more, from fellow superhero films and TV series
Read more here.

Right at Your Door (2006)
L.A. is hit by a series of ‘dirty bombs’ in this indie suspense thriller, that follows the story of what happens to one man in the suburbs, as well as the various people whose paths cross his.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.