Roundup

3 02 2008

What happened to me this week that was TV related??

-Well for starters, my Sky+ decided to start playing up on me, and deleted my series links for both Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach which means I’ve missed an episode of each.

-I’ll try and go back to them, but I hate missing out on vital details and Moving Wallpaper has quite a nice bit of attention to detail that might go over my head now.

-The strike is now almost 10 weeks deep, so how come Las Vegas is on Episode 16??? Just how many episodes did they film before the scribes put pens down? Keep it coming team, its the kind of fluff I love!

-I won’t believe this rumour until I’m standing in line to watch it! Jason Bateman spoke to Kristin Veitch about a potential Arrested Development Movie. Read more about it here.

-Sky really got a thumbs up by putting the Season 4 premiere of Lost on Sky Anytime, uninterrupted and in HD. It means I watched it last night,and I can prepare for Ghana v Nigeria tonight properly, without worrying about Jack or Kate (not that I care about Jack).

-Speaking of and ABC TV studios, Jeff Zucker and NBC Universal may get all the press, but its ABC Television and Walt Disney Studios that quietly cut the best international deal, and move the TV business model forward outside of Hollywood. I mentioned BSkyb’s deal with them earlier, but this week they also tied up deals with Tiscali and TF1, the second allowing the French broadcaster to broadcast Lost one day after its US transmission date. The only real way to kill downloading is to give the people an alternative whereby they don’t have to get up off their couches/sofas/chaise longue.

Finally, I’ll leave you with Sarah Silvermans confession video to her husband Jimmy Kimmel. It would seem she has a little thing going on with Matt Damon, watch the video to find out more.

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Futurama: Benders Big Score

26 11 2007

Futurama Bender's Big ScoreOk, I’m just coming down from a high because I watched the new Futurama movie. I can’t actually give it any sane type of rational review because I loved the show so much, I will just be too biased. But I can point out a few things.

As expected, the mediums of cable and DVD have allowed them to be a little more “coarse” with their humour, but they haven’t gone overboard with it. Although it was hilarious in my opinion, it did seem a little long. This will stand up better as the four standalone eps it will be split into in 2008 on Comedy Central.

This new beginning is no attempt to win new viewers, and thats good for fans of the show. The plot involves time travel, and takes us back to many favourite moments from the show, and a newb just wouldn’t understand. Fans of the show are well rewarded though, with a lot of meta-humour, although I did wonder why nibbler wasn’t under the table at Applied Cryogenics…

This movie is out on Region 1 DVD on Thursday, and as I said will air on Comedy Central next year. If you are reading this in the UK, you know what your options are. You have to torrent the hell out of this badboy! wait patiently for the Region 2 DVD, or hope that a UK network picks up the episodes.  Oh yes, those are your only options. Watch the intro for the movie after the break, to get you in that mood before you click on Utorrent head down to HMV or Virgin.

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Futurama preview…

7 10 2007

While I spent the weekend watching TV and decding what shows to kick to the metaphorical curb, I stumbled across this on one of my frequent trips to Digg. A sneak preview of the new Futurama movie, coming soon to DVD and then Comedy Central. Now I haven’t even watched it before deciding to post it up here (such is my dedication to my 3 readers), so don’t blame me if it’s not funny, clever or relevant to your life in any way. Watch it after the jump:-

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