Sunday 11 August 2013


Family Tree
1x04 Country Life
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Veronica Mars
2x09 My Mother, the Fiend
Plus the episode's alternate ending, which is certainly very different!


The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)
[#65 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

It's been nearly a year since I last watched a film in the Falcon series, which I'd been getting through regularly, so it's about time that was resumed.

this week on 100 Films

This week's big news at 100 Films in a Year is that I finally got round to adding lovely header images to the various pages over there, including a particularly striking new logo on the main page. Read (and see) all about them here.

Meanwhile, business as usual, as two new reviews were published this week...

Akira (1988)
I came to Akira slightly later, and I confess I didn’t much care for it... I haven’t revisited the film for something like a decade, but always felt I should. I bought Manga’s Blu-ray release a few years ago, but it was the mention of this year being the film’s 25th anniversary that led me to finally pop it in.
Read more here.

The Pearl of Death (1944)
Holmes first rescues the priceless Borgia Pearl, but then quite spectacularly loses it. The notion of Holmes being doubted, of having to prove himself to reassert his reputation, is a good one — one recently borrowed by avowed Rathbone fans Moffat & Gatiss for their modern-day Sherlock, in fact.
Read more here.

And finally, new to the new blog...

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
the send-up of inherently paedophilic beauty pageants at the climax [is] so hilarious it almost single-handedly pushed my mark up to a five.
Read more here.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)
The name’s Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, as Universal’s loose adaptations of Britain’s Greatest Detective deliver a low-key proto-Bond, 22 years before Goldfinger applied the same tricks to Britain’s Greatest Spy.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.