mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
mockturtle
hellblazer06

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So, I wonder how they're going to wrap up Life on Mars, then? Personally, I'd go for the Moldavian massacre. Always a classic. Or maybe the old Number 96 bomb. Heh.

Too annoying that they're only going to deliver two years out of a three year arc. Three series would be nice and comfy, and, I might note, leave us with about the same number of episodes as one US season. If you want to do US telly, boys, you have to put in the hours. Nothing bugs me more than an actor whining about how work cuts into his golf game. I mean, really. Try working a double shift for no pay every day day and see how you like it. Hmph. (I'm owed a nice house and a car in never paid overtime. One could call it a vocation but my friends call me a chump).

So, anyway, John and the boys, taking their ball and going home. But how to wrap it up? Wake up? The old Dallas shower scene? Well, I could probably go the old shower scene, but I digress. Something hideously evangelical? Something mystical? Something scary? Something sane? Something silly? That Buffy episode where she wakes up in the asylum? The St Elsewhere dream sequence? The Blakes 7 guns blazing exit?

I've no real thoughts. I have preferences, but they change almost daily. I'm just filling in space because a dog ate my homework and I can't remember what I was going to post today (note to self: make notes!)

There's a lively Pride and Prejudice vs Pride and Prejudice debate going on at my brit-actors list, and fair enough, but somebody just posted spoiler space. I appreciate the civility that prompted the gesture, but I have to ask, spoilers? On a two hundred year old novel? I suppose it's not quite as bemusing as the spoiler space that was being employed when Troy came out, because, OMG, like, Achilles buys it (sorry if I just spoiled anyone there). And I suppose some folk just don't know and don't want to be spoiled, like the friend we once took to see Romeo and Juliet who bawled at the end, seriously bawled and smacked us for taking her to a tragedy, and all we could think of was: Phew! Nearly let the cat out of the bag while we were queuing up.

So, okay, nice gesture, but they still get a Roger Moore eyebrow raise. I mean, who on a list dedicated to drooling over British actors hasn't got at least one Darcy in his or her dvd collection?

Anyways, another Phew! moment: a friend asked for a Simm interview and the only version left on my PC was bust. I went through at least two dozen disks and no joy. Then I just saw on a friend's desk the disk I made for her back in April. Simm interviews! The relief is incalculable. Am making many copies now so if you want one, speak now or forever hold your peace. I still can't believe it, though. All that looking and misery and, when I'd finally given up, there it was, just sitting there. I guess the cheeky sprites that control my universe had figured they'd messed with me enough.

Also, if anyone would like a zip of all the Forgive and Forget caps, let me know. I must warn you though that these caps do include my attempts to capture the 0.02 seconds of full frontal nudity in the film. Sadly all in vain as that boy just moves too fast, putting the streak in streaker. I suppose that's one way to outwit the perverts amongst us with still advance and zoom functions. Ahem. Well, it's not like I'm going to get to see a real one these days, is it? Sad is as sad does.

So, Forgive and Forget. Seen it? Was the ending realistic or depressingly homophobic. Yes, it was that, but also realistic, and Theo had been lied to, manipulated, betrayed and set up to pretty much make his friendship with David beyond salvaging anyway. Had David been less of a bunny boiler I might have been more sympathetic. Poor Theo would probably best be served being shot of both of them, the paranoid guilty before proven innocent girlfriend and the stalky manipulative best friend. Small wonder Theo finally blew a gaskit in the end. Depressing, yes. Bitter, certainly. But, imho, very realistic (and John is all about the realism, as he constantly reminds us).

Meanwhile, I'm very much distressed. I'm to be moved from my cosy little corner, so cosy that I've pretty much moved into it. That's going to crimp my style, make no mistake. Do you think chaining myself to this desk would be too extreme?

http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,1827505,00.html
Put it away, Sam ...

http://159.54.227.3/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060724/LIVING/607240315/1004
On the tube

http://www.thestage.co.uk/tvtoday/2006/07/life_on_mars_hits_america.php
Life on Mars hits America

http://www.laweekly.com/film+tv/screen/that-seventies-cop/14034/
That Seventies Cop

http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_RelishArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149189334514&path=!entertainment!television&s=1037645508994
Out of Place: Two shows put main characters in odd spots

http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-et-mars21jul21,0,6830200.story?coll=cl-tv-features
Playing games with time, space

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/living/15109076.htm
Sci-fi investigation

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060724/ENT03/607240302/1038/ENT
Clever new cop show

http://www.topix.net/who/john-simm
John Simm

http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/2006-07-23-critics-corner_x.htm
What to watch Monday

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/interviews/sfw13253.html
Mars attacks 1973

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1153715423109650.xml&coll=1
BBC cop show clicks with timely gimmick

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/23/arts/television/23mars.html?ex=1154232000&en=4a6e7cd930ddad1d&ei=5099&partner=TOPIXNEWS
‘Life on Mars’: 2006 Cop Stuck in the 70’s

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117931141?categoryid=32&cs=1
Life on Mars

http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/4217/58/
The Stars of BBC America’s Life on Mars Cross the Pond (and Head for the Pool)

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/review/tv/0,6115,1217357_3_0_,00.html
Life on Mars

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/07/tv_tonite_life_.html
TV Tonite: "Life On Mars''

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-tveye0724.artjul24,0,7531209.story?coll=hc-headlines-life
Today, '70s Might Seem Like `Life On Mars'; News Reality Show Is Unreal

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====199752&c4nvi=3&str=814&styp=clbi&nbc1=1
"Miami Vice" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====200921&c4nvi=3&str=814&styp=clbi&nbc1=1
Universal Pictures Presents the World Premiere of "Miami Vice"

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====201547&c4nvi=3&str=814&styp=clbi&nbc1=1
Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx Stop By "The Late Show With David Letterman" - July 24, 2006

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls===201471&Source=blml060725
Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx Visit MTV's "TRL" - July 24, 2006

http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/surprise-confrontation-for-colin-farrell/2006/07/25/1153746830417.html
Surprise confrontation for Colin Farrell

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5212390.stm
Farrell granted restraining order

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1830482,00.html
'Stalker' model files $10m law suit against Farrell

http://www.thisislondon.com/films/articles/23208459?source=Evening%20Standard
Party over for Colin?

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,19893096-5006013,00.html
Vice Squad

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5212498.stm
Sutherland set for The Simpsons

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5214798.stm
Fossil frogs yield 'soft tissues'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5216740.stm
Hepburn dress in charity auction

http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/ledger-pays-23-million-for-hollywood-home/2006/07/26/1153816223523.html
Ledger pays $2.3 million for Hollywood home

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,19909514-5006013,00.html
Heath has last laugh

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/organgrinder/2006/07/why_ill_miss_the_west_wing.html
Why I'll miss the West Wing

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/19/huangyangtan_mystery/
Chinese black helicopters circle Google Earth

http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment.cfm?id=1072922006
Stars say b*ll*cks to Cancer!

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19859495-16947,00.html
Aussie drama makes a television comeback

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14931-2286576,00.html
Butch and Sundance ride again

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14934-2275362,00.html
Lots more Mr Nice Guy

http://living.scotsman.com/tv.cfm?id=1062962006
Unfinished funny business

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2287460,00.html
Portraits by a serial killer that could lead to his lost victims
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