Monday 13 January 2014


Celebrity Mastermind
2013-14 Episode 10 (of 10)
Accidentally skipped episode 9. Oops. But then, according to the BBC Programmes page, this isn't on until Friday, whereas it was available on Virgin Media's iPlayer. Perhaps it wasn't my fault, then.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

7x08 The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs [5th or so watch]
7x09 The One with All the Candy [5th or so watch]
aka The One with the 50 States Game and The One Where Rachel Writes a Silly Version of Tag's Personnel Assessment That He Nonetheless Sends to Human Resources.

Veronica Mars
3x08 Lord of the π's


The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
[#2 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]

DVD Extras

No Time to Lose: The Making of Pelham 123

In several regards more interesting than the film itself, this half-hour making-of shows the extraordinary amount of research, planning, and complex filming that went into the production of what is, ultimately, quite a straightforward thriller. Waste of good effort? Maybe...


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Volume I: Mr Norrell, Chapter 5


The Magnificent Forty-Seven
by Stephen Turnbull (from Manga)

A professor of Japanese Studies (and the film's historical advisor) on why 47 Ronin has been unfairly maligned by reviewers. "It must be a hard life being a film critic when you can’t just have fun!"