Friday, 30 September 2011

September: Top 20 (Part 1)

Hello again and welcome to this month's Top 20! There have been quite a few new entries as we enter the Autumn, but there are a few last summer tune still clinging on, as well as some fresh sounds for the Winter...


20. Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
For a few days last month this song got well and truly stuck in my head. It has an incredibly catchy melody; it's a beautiful song.
Gothic dancing in the street

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Rain Man

UK Release: 3rd March 1989
Watched on TV: Wednesday 28th September 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 2hrs 13mins

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Doctor Who: 6.12 Closing Time

On TV: Saturday 24th September 2011
Channel: BBC One 7pm
Episode Type: 12/13

In 1 Sentence: Hilarious, touching and eerie: the perfect penultimate episode of the series!
BBC Summary: The Doctor's final days are upon him - but when he drops in on an old friend, the Cybermen are waiting. Gareth Roberts followed up his brilliant story of The Lodger with Closing Time, a tale of friendship, Cybermen and the triumph of human emotion. A great mixture of humour, drama and poignancy, the adventure proved a fantastic way to lead into the series finale.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Taken

UK Release: 26th September 2008
Watched on TV: Monday 26th September 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 33mins
Tagline: His daughter was taken. He has 96 hours to get her back.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Music Monday #7

Welcome along to this week's Music Monday, full of new tunes that I've enjoyed this past week. This is the last Music Monday of the month - but look out for September's Top20 on Friday, were some of the songs below may feature...
(Click on the single covers to take you to each video!)


5. Nero - Crush On You

Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Body Farm

On TV: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 1/6
In 1 Sentence: New crime drama which didn’t live up to expectations

BBC Summary: Eve Lockhart runs forensic research facility 'The Body Farm', studying the complex journey the body goes through as it decays.
Eve and her team of scientists quickly discover that dealing with victims of crime is a lot messier than any of them expect.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Coco Before Chanel

UK Release: 31st July 2009
Watched on Orange Film To Go: Thursday 22nd September 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Biography, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
Tagline: Before she was France's famous mademoiselle...

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Fades

On TV: Wednesday 21st September 2011
Channel: BBC Three 9pm
Episode Type: 1/6
In 1 Sentence: A new supernatural youth drama that seems to work
BBC Summary: A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. The Fades can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it's up to Paul to stop him - and all of the dead - from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

UK Release: 16th September 2011
Watched in cinema: Wednesday 21st September 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 2hrs 7mins
Tagline: Trust no one. Suspect everyone.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

He's Just Not That Into You

UK Release: 6th February 2009
Watched on TV: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 9mins
Tagline: Are you the exception... or the rule?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Doctor Who: 6.11 The God Complex

On TV: Saturday 17th September 2011
Channel: BBC One 7.10pm
Episode Type: Episode 11/13

In 1 Sentence: A fascinating thrill ride that is hilarious, dark and odd all at the same time: but that’s the Doctor Who we know and love!
BBC Summary: The Doctor, Amy and Rory investigate a hotel of horror where repeat business is low but the body count is high... A mighty monster stalks the corridors and the rooms hold visions of Angels, apes and creepy clowns. Who - or what - has brought them to this place? And can the Doctor solve the mystery before the residents check out in grisly style?

Monday, 19 September 2011

Music Monday #6

This past week I've been pretty sick so things have been a bit quiet on the music front. However, I did spend Sunday looking up some new music, so this week's Music Monday may feature one or two of my favourites...
(remember to click on the single covers to take you to each video...)


5. Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark

Sunday, 18 September 2011

TUNE OF THE DAY #42

It's been a bit of a blah day, today, recovering from a nasty cold that is currently doing the rounds, so I've been looking up some new music to keep me occupied. 
After some digging up of random remixes, I found a few beauties including this one:
Metronomy - The Look (Ghostpoet Remix)
I really love how calm it is as well as so complex and intense... perfect for a lazy sunday afternoon...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Pride & Prejudice

UK Release: 16th September 2005
Watched on TV: Friday 16th September 2011
Rating: U
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 7mins
Tagline: Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can't be without.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Let The Right One In

UK Release: 10th April 2009
Watched on TV: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 55mins
Tagline: Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Marie Antoinette

UK Release: 20th October 2006
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Runtime: 2hrs 3mins
Tagline: Let Them Eat Cake

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Rosemary's Baby

USA Release: 12th June 1968
Watched on TV: Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th September 2011
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Runtime: 2hrs 16mins
Tagline: Pray for Rosemary’s Baby

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Page Eight

On TV: 28th August 2011
Channel: BBC iPlayer (100 minutes duration)
Episode Type: One-off drama

In 1 Sentence: A promising spy thriller with a fantastic star cast that worked well but fizzled out toward the end
IMDb Summary: Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth. 
Set in London and Cambridge, PAGE EIGHT is a contemporary spy film for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas peculiar to the new century.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Music Monday #5

Welcome along to Music Monday once again. This week saw the arrival of my new Two Door Cinema Club deluxe edition album which I have fallen head over heels for. I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and bought their album - it only took about 6 months! They have made a noticeable impact on this week's Top 5 and most definitely will in the monthly Top 20 at the end of the month, so look out for that. 
However, the rest of this week's Top 5 are all new and pretty addictive too...
(click on the single covers to take you to each video!)


5. Rihanna - Cheers (Drink To That)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Doctor Who: 6.10 The Girl Who Waited

On TV: Saturday 10th September 2011
Channel: BBC One 7.15pm
Episode Type: 10/13

In 1 Sentence: Visually stunning, timey-wimey, and heartbreakingly emotional: Doctor Who at its very best. 
BBC/My Summary: The Girl Who Waited: a breathless mixture of action and heart-break. The TARDIS brings its crew to a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague. When Amy is trapped, Rory must rescue her from the facility's doctors but things go wrong when the Doctor and Rory end up in different time streams and meet a version of Amy who had grown old alone... All that plus a deadly plague, the horrifying Handbots and a pair of rather fetching spectacles!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Sex and the City

UK Release: 28th May 2008
Watched on TV: Sunday 21st August 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hr 25mins
Tagline: Get Carried Away

Friday, 9 September 2011

Failure to Launch

UK Release: 31st March 2006
Watched on TV: Friday 9th September 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 37mins
Tagline: To leave the nest, some men just need a little push.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Four Lions

UK Release: 7th May 2010
Watched on TV: Thursday 8th September 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 37mins

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day - My Thoughts So Far

About 3 weeks ago I posted this video explaining my thoughts about the show. I will be doing a review of the whole season on here, but for now I just wanted to share with you my thoughts as they were 5 episodes in. 
I still pretty much agree with them, except now only a couple episodes away from the end I think there has been so much more depth than I realised at the beginning of the season, as only now do we even know the 'Family' exist. I'm sort of glad that they haven't hinted at them from the beginning as it would have driven me crazy, but perhaps the season could have been condensed a little and better paced for it. But alas as an American co-production they presumably wanted to draw it out a little to fit in with American audiences more. 
I just can't wait to find out what is behind the Miracle. And most importantly whether it doesn't disappoint!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Appropriate Adult

On TV: Sunday 4th September 2011
Channel: ITV1 9pm (65 minute duration)
Episode Type: First episode in new two-part drama
In 1 Sentence: A riveting, dark drama with rave reviews
ITV Summary: Appropriate Adult tells the extraordinary story of Gloucester housewife Janet Leach who played a key role in the uncovering of the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West. 
This factual drama centres on the period of time between Fred West's arrest, his suicide in 1995 and the conviction of Rosemary West, and how Fred confided in Janet Leach who took the role of the 'appropriate adult' during his police interviews.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Music Monday #4

Music Monday this week is a corker. After seeing Arcade Fire in Manchester last Wednesday many of their songs have been stuck in my head. None more so than Rococo which has stormed its way to my number one this week. 
(remember to click on the single covers to take you to each video!)


5. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Doctor Who: 6.9 Night Terrors

On TV: Saturday 3rd September 2011
Channel: BBC One 7pm
Episode Type: 9/13
In 1 Sentence: A properly scary episode which steps out of the norm and into... the really quite peculiar
RT Summary: A child's bedroom is turned into the scariest place in the universe when his cupboard becomes home to every kind of fear imaginable. His parents remain baffled by the problem, so the boy makes a desperate bid for help. When his cries manage to break the barriers of time and space, the Doctor decides to make a house call. Sci-fi adventure, guest starring Daniel Mays (Outcasts), with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Doctor Who: 6.8 Let's Kill Hitler

On TV: Saturday 27th August 2011
Channel: BBC One 7.10pm
Episode Type: Mid Season opener, 8/13
In 1 Sentence: A decent opener to the second half of the series, which despite the title has little to do with Hitler or killing him...
BBC Summary: In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in Thirties Berlin, as the time-travelling drama returns for the second half of the series shown earlier in the year. The Doctor comes face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. Old friendships are tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all. As precious time ebbs away, the Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities. And he must succeed before an almighty price is paid.
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