Sunday 2 February 2014


7x22 The One with Chandler's Dad [4th or so watch]

3x01 Episode 1
Hmm. Feels like it wants to be a reboot but can't let go of previous stories either, and like it was trying a bit too hard to be kooky now.

this week on 100 Films

It's now February, which means it's time to look back on what January 2014 brought for 100 Films in a Year. My monthly summary is here, which this time includes a look at the sci-fi & fantasy films of Tom Cruise.

On regular duties, just one new review was published this week...

Premium Rush (2012)
The emphasis is firmly on “action” during the film’s brisk hour-and-a-half running time, the plot primarily an excuse for bike-related chases and stunts. You don’t need to be a cycling nut to enjoy what’s on display here... There aren’t many (or any?) action flicks based around pushbikes, so the whole thing comes across as pretty original.
Read more here.

But there were two new to the new blog...

Blood Diamond (2006)
Its most impressive achievement is mixing important real-life information with a compelling narrative in a way that does not feel preachy. It also doesn’t compromise on its moral messages for the sake of a twist, and has some great action sequences to boot.
Read more here.

First Blood (1982)
“Rambo” has become a byword for violent excess. But, as many film fans know, the first film has marginally nobler aims: here, the not-yet-titular hero is a Vietnam vet dealing with a mixture of PTSD, unresolved service issues, and poor treatment from the ‘folks back home’. Taken in by an unreasonable police department, he finally snaps…
Read more here.

More next Sunday.