Sunday, 5 June 2016


4x21 Monument Point

DC's Legends of Tomorrow
1x12 Last Refuge

Upstart Crow
1x04 Love is Not Love
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The Revenant (2015)
[#103 in 100 Films in a Year 2016]

this week on 100 Films

It was a new month at 100 Films in a Year this week (as well as everywhere else, obviously), meaning it was time to look back at the last one:

Other than that, 3 brand-new reviews were published...

The Assassin (2015)
far from your typical martial arts film, and so will appeal to a different kind of viewer. Hou has said it’s more about the spirit and deeper meanings of martial arts than it is the physical combat, and I can only presume that’s true. Besides looking very pretty, and presenting a (barely explained) adjustment in the mentality of one character, it’s difficult to know what to take away from it.
Read more here.

Quigley Down Under (1990)
Tom Selleck is Quigley, who has the ability to shoot things at implausibly long distances, and whose hair has the ability to stay implausibly coiffed even after days abandoned in the outback. He’s been employed by Alan Rickman, who we know is the villain because this was released in 1990.
Read more here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Turtles’ personalities are pretty one-note, but not unfaithful to the original — the franchise started life as a spoof of things like Daredevil, after all, not a realistic character drama. That said, turning Mike into basically a turtle version of Michael Bay — i.e. he’s focused on lusting after Megan Fox and occasionally causing explosions — is a little cringe-y.
Read more here.

Finally, my 100 Favourites series continued with 2 more posts...

Groundhog Day (1993)
Best Supporting Character: Now, don’t you tell me you don’t remember Ned because he’d sure as heckfire remember you. Ned Ryerson. Needlenose Ned. Ned the Head. From Case Western High. Ned Ryerson, did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, dated Phil’s sister Mary Pat a couple times until Phil told him not to anymore? Ned Ryerson? Bing!
Read more here.

Highlander (1986)
Connor MacLeod is an immortal, a race of men living in secret among the rest of us, who must one day come together for the Gathering, after which there can be only one immortal left standing. That time comes in New York, 1985, as hulking savage the Kurgan hunts down the remaining immortals so that he can be the only one, and use the power that imbues to dominate the world. MacLeod is the only man in his way. Who will win? After all, there can be only— yeah, okay, you get it.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.