Sunday, 9 March 2014


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
1x08 Old School
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Game of Thrones
3x07 The Bear and the Maiden Fair
3x08 Second Sons
So much for all that stuff about double bills yesterday, eh? But I'm so close now to episode 9, one of the most talked-about episodes of TV last year. (You might argue it was the most talked about, but 2013 was also the year of things like Doctor Who's 50th and Breaking Bad's finale, so there's stiff competition.)

How I Met Your Mother
9x05 The Poker Game
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Veronica Mars review: A dark thriller with a marshmallow centre by Emma Dibdin (from Digital Spy)
The Veronica Mars movie is "worth the wait" - review round-up by Susanna Lazarus (from Radio Times)

A full review of the movie from DS, while RT rounds up the opinions of The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Hitfix and Indiewire -- and it all sounds great.

this week on 100 Films

Two new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

North by Northwest (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock is famous for a good many movies — I wager most people would jump to Psycho if asked to name one, but that’s not to ignore… so many more. But of them all, North by Northwest is so packed with his trademark plots, characters, and style, that it is perhaps the ultimate Hitchcock movie.
Read more here.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
While Denzel Washington and John Travolta are both actors who veer between competent and great, and so could theoretically match the performances of Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw in the earlier film, unfortunately they just don’t. Compared to the memorable characters created before, here the acting is crushingly adequate.
Read more here.

And new to the new blog...

The Fountain (2006)
it looks gorgeous. While the whole film is beautifully shot, it’s hard not to single out the future segments, in which Aronofsky chose to create space with “micro-photography of chemical reactions” rather than the usual CGI. However it was achieved, the important thing is it looks great.
Read more here.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Movies have taught us many things, and here’s another: don’t take the train from Pelham Bay Park at 1:23. In the past thirty-five years said train has been taken hostage three times, and while once every 11⅔ years may not sound a particularly high average, I’d wager it’s higher than for most trains.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.