oxfordtweed: (Donovan - Human Eyes)

I just watched it last night. It recently occurred to me that despite loving the stories, I've only seen one adaptation ( unless you count the Great Mouse Detective, but that was an adaptation of an adaptation). My in-laws had a copy, so last night before bed, I popped it in to have a look.

It definitely lacked something; a bit too much Die Hard and not enough something else that I can't quite put my finger on. I think the best way to sum up my impression was Snatch with hansom cabs and the odd gay joke. For any other film, this would have been a good thing. But Holmes requires a slightly different treatment.

It was entertaining, but not particularly engaging. I think the only reason I'll be bothering with the next film, if even at all, will be to see what Stephen Fry does with Mycroft. Other than that, I may just pass on it all together.

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oxfordtweed: (WTF - Geoff)
It's 8am, and I've not slept yet. This affects:

1. The plane I have to catch at midday, in just a few days. I am going to be so fucked on my holiday.
2. I need to pay the rent today, which requires going to the bank, which won't be open for another two hours.

This rent thing is further inconvenienced by this white crap falling from the sky. Which in turn makes every joint in my body not want to bend. In order to stop this from happening, I have to crank the heat.

But then I start to not feel well from the heat. FFFFFFF





GODDAMNIT, BBCA. Why the FUCK are you playing the X-Files? I am not paying for this channel to watch shit I could get on any other American channel.

UGH

Jan. 2nd, 2011 08:19 pm
oxfordtweed: (Sherlock - Hi...!)
I just saw a promo for Being Human.


No, not the good one. The SyFy remake. It looks like they've done that thing where they just took the original script, transplanted it to an American city, and cast Calvin Klein models as the main characters.


No. Just.... no.
oxfordtweed: (:| - Rusty)
Today’s DE question in the Back Room put me in a mood to rant about this. So rant, I will. There be spoilers in them there hills this post, and will assume that you’re caught up with the most recent episodes.

Another Not-Review of something very few people on my watchlist care about )

This has been bothering me for a very long time, and I'd love for it to finally get explained. Even a Word of God explanation from [livejournal.com profile] jacksonpublick. Something! Anything!


Please?

Dot Points

Aug. 10th, 2010 07:16 am
oxfordtweed: Dexter Morgan looks sideways at someone, with '*Plots Murder*' written over top. (Dexter - Plotting)

  • I've not been feeling too well lately. I'm not sure what's been going on, but I wound up sleeping really long last night. Woke up about four hours later than usual.

  • Apparently, Cosmo really likes Dexter. Not the other cat, but the TV show the other cat was named after. We just discovered this yesterday, but he'll just sit there and stare at the TV. Dexter (cat) is the same way with the Hitchhiker's Guide film. He loves it, and we're not sure why.

  • Speaking of Dexter (show), we're finally getting round to watching the fourth series. We saw two episodes at air, and for some reason, stopped watching it.

  • There was something else I was going to mention, but I forgot what it was.

oxfordtweed: The Tenth Doctor holds out his sonic screwdriver at an unseen threat (Dr Who - Ten)

I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with this, but it's clearly a sign that I've been reading too much lately. Ignore any spelling errors, as I'm in bed on my iPhone.








"the universe exists in eleven dimensions. Humans --you -- can only perceive it in four. Well, three and a half."

"Three and a half?"

"Yes. You have your spatial dimensions; your X, Y, and Z axes. The fourth dimension being time, which you perceive as being linear, but it isn't. It's more of a sort of ball, only it isn't. Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly. Call that your W axis, if you want."

"And you can perceive all eleven dimensions, then?"

"Me? No. I'm only a Time Lord. I can only perceive six. There are other races -- higher beings, you might call them -- that can perceive the other five."

"and what might all these other dimensions be, oh mighty Time Lord?"

"After time, you've got light, -- V axis -- then gravity, your U axis--"

"Hang on, Space Teeth. Everybody knows about light and gravity. If those are dimensions, then we can perceive those as well."

"Ah, well, no. You can't. You can only sense the effects those dimensions have on the rest of the universe. It's like... It's like... It's like hiding under your bed as a child. It's cramped, and you can only fit if you lie flat on your stomach. There isn't any room to move up and down, but you can move about quite easily on the floor, going frontward, backward, and side to side. But if someone comes along and starts jumping on the bed with you underneath it still, you're going to feel the effects of them jumping up and down, even if you can't move up and down, yourself."

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WTF, BBCA?

Apr. 14th, 2010 09:34 pm
oxfordtweed: Nicholas Angel with the words 'I even came first in failing' over most of the icon (Nicholas - Fail)
So, I'm kicking back, watching Peep Show, and a promo airs. For Star Trek: TNG.

I thought it was weird enough that BBCA played Star Trek: Generations the other night, but now this?

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy Star Trek very much. Hell, look at my profile ID. But I subscribe to BBCA because I want to see British programming. I can handle the shameless editing that goes into shows like Top Gear and Doctor Who, but why the hell are they playing Star Trek, instead of putting shows like QI and Casualty on the air? I can watch Star Trek on one of the many American channels I have and never watch because they all air the same four shows.

Grah.

Uhm... wow.

Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:34 am
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In the first time since... forever, the bills are all paid up, rent's done on time, there's food in the cupboards, and there's money in the bank.


What am I meant to complain about, now? I haven't got anything left to complain about.



Uhm...



Okay, here's one. Char got me hooked on Casualty, and now I can't find any of the episodes she's suggested. Boo.
oxfordtweed: (Freud! - Phoebe)
It seems as though a lot of people on my F-List are going bonkers over something called Due South.

I'm kind of curious, so I decided to download the first season. It's gonna take a while, it looks like.

But before I get myself in over my head with this, WTF is it?
oxfordtweed: (Mark - To me you are perfect)

Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien reunite for 'Tonight'



Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien—together again.



Richter, who was O’Brien’s sidekick for seven years on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” will be the announcer when his buddy takes over as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien” on June 1, the network has announced.

It’s been almost nine years since they worked together on a daily basis. They should have never stopped working together, which was obvious during O'Brien's final "Late Night" on Friday, when Richter helped O’Brien say goodbye by showing clips of some of their favorite old skits.

Thankfully Richter also will participate in comedy bits on "The Tonight Show."

“Andy is one of the funniest people I know and we've maintained a close friendship since he left "Late Night," O'Brien said in a press statement. “We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to ‘The Tonight Show.’ I'm looking forward to working with Andy on a daily basis again, particularly since he owes me $300.”

http://weblogs.redeyechicago.com/showpatrol/2009/02/andy-richter-conan-obrien-reunite.htm
oxfordtweed: (Conan - flat hair)
So, it's Conan's last show, tonight. It makes me a bit weepy that Joel's not going with to LA, but at least the band is.


Three months until the Tonight Show, though. It's gonna be great.


I seem to have lost all of my Conan icons :(
oxfordtweed: (Flat Hair - Conan)
[livejournal.com profile] devi42 wrote this. Not me. I'm just spreading it.

A Prayer for 11

Yae though I scroll
through the multitude of casting posts
I shall fear neither fangirl squees
nor righteous ALL CAPS FURY
for I have weathered Who storms before.

I shall clutch my Tennant action figure
and spin my copy of “City of Death”
I shall remind myself that Davidson was 29
and that six gave way to seven.

Hell, we survived Eric Roberts.
oxfordtweed: (Flat Hair - Conan)
Oh, god. The wank. It is amazing.


I have no idea who this guy is, but I didn't think I'd like Donna either, and she's now my favourite companion. I'm holding out hope.

I do hope he gets rid of that emofag hair cut, though. He looks like a cock.
oxfordtweed: Nicholas Angel holding a peace lily and looking sad about it (Nicholas - Peace Lily)
Who do you think 11 is going to be?

spoilerz

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