Sunday 6 September 2015


8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
9x17 (4/9/15 edition) [season finale]
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Murder by Death (1976)
[#120 in 100 Films in a Year 2015]

this week on 100 Films

It's so long ago you may've forgotten it happened, but September began this week. That means it was time for 100 Films in a Year to look back at August:

Relatedly, this week I launched a poetical new feature. Learn more about it in the...

Aright, back to business as normal: two brand-new reviews were published this week...

Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
this sequel to Gareth Edwards’ low-budget sci-fi indie-romance takes things in a completely different direction: we follow a troop of soldier mates as they’re shipped off for their first tour in Nonspecificstan... The guys’ macho posturing is soon undercut by the realities of a combat zone, especially when they’re dispatched to rescue four soldiers left behind deep in the infected zone
Read more here.

Salvation Boulevard (2011)
A soft-toothed satire of America’s fundamentalist mega-churches, Salvation Boulevard trailed very well, but they must’ve stuffed all the funny bits in, because in the final film such moments of hilarity are few and far between.
Read more here.

Plus five archive posts were reposted on the new blog...

Alien vs Predator – Part 3
Having already published my thoughts on the two franchise starters and the remaining films in the Alien series, this is the concluding entry in my coverage of the Alien, Predator and Alien vs Predator franchises.
Read more here.

And the Oscar for Best Picture... of 2007...
It seems appropriate timing to finally publish this group of reviews for (most of) 2007's Best Picture nominees (a 'feature' I've had in the planning for well over a year -- oops). Yes, it's two ceremonies ago, but it's the best I've got.
Read more here.

The ‘Best Pictures’ of the Noughties
With 2010’s Oscar nominees due to be announced tomorrow sometime, I thought I’d have a look back at how I’ve done seeing the Best Picture nominees from the noughties. Feel free to play along.
Read more here.

Do You Wanna Date James Cameron’s Avatar?
when I heard, on the same day, of the expected success of the trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar... and the surprising success of The Guild’s music video for (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar… well, I couldn’t help seeing what would happen were the two to collide…
Read more here.

Wallander 2 (or 6) and 3 (or 13)
There are multiple TV/movie series based on Henning Mankell’s detective Kurt Wallander. This particular one, begun in 2005, features an adaptation of one novel followed by twelve original stories. Of these thirteen feature-length episodes, three were released theatrically — episodes one, six and thirteen — and, because of their initial cinema release, I’ve reviewed those three as part of my objective.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.