Sunday, 18 May 2014


8x22 1:00PM - 2:00PM
"There's two episodes left?! Aw crap, we jumped the gun! Right, new big bad..."

The British Academy Television Awards 2014
Hooray Doctor Who!
[Watch it (again) soon on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
47x05 (2/5/2014 edition; extended repeat)


A Beautiful Mind (2001)
[#39 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]

The first 45 minutes (which is exactly (exactly) the first third of the movie), before my rental disc gave up the ghost. Feels like that's been happening a lot recently...


American Vampire #1 by Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque

American Vampire's been going for a few years, lots of people seem to love it, it's by Scott Snyder (who writes an incredible Batman), so when they republished issue 1 for $1* as part of the 'Vertigo Essentials' thing I thought I'd give it a go.

And it is really good. Which means now I want the graphic novel(s), of which there are already five volumes and counting. Eh.

* which somehow ends up being £1 here. C'est la vie.


Twin Peaks - 'The Entire Mystery' Blu-ray Set: Every Episode, The Movie, New Extras!
by David Lambert (from

O. M. G.

OK, so I've had the Gold Box for years and I've not watched it (I saw the pilot and season one years ago), but this is so awesome, so full of features, many of them long-awaited, that I'll have to jump on it day one. Feels like a waste, like I should mission through the previous edition now... but if I do that, I won't want to watch the BDs immediately... and oh, all that lovely HD quality...!

Ah well, at least the Gold Box was a present.

this week on 100 Films

One new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and it was...

Visions of Light (1992)
Initially a whistlestop history of film photography, it segues into analysis of movies the interviewed DPs had shot. Unfortunately, casual film fans may judge it monotopical, while hardened cineastes may find it a haphazard, Hollywood-centric overview.
Read more here.

Plus, new to the new blog...

Monsters (2010)
Expecting an epic SF-action movie where soldiers kitted out with futuristic weaponry battle an alien menace? You might be disappointed. Indeed, the relatively low IMDb rating suggests people have been. Monsters isn’t an action movie. It’s barely a sci-fi movie. And that’s not a bad thing.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.