meddow: Malcolm and Nicola from The Thick of It (The Thick of It)
I have been so bored all day it's not funny. To curb my boredom, I bring links.

Comforting signs that my brother has not discovered my livejournal despite theoretically knowing of its existence:
Him: “Did you know that the guy that played the home secretary [Frobisher] in that thing we were watching last night [Torchwood] was in an episode of Doctor Who playing a different character?”

(This was new information to him as the fact that Doctor Who tends to reuse actors has only just been discovered by my brother, who then found out that the monsters are mostly played by the same people as well and proceeded to feel ripped off.)

But yeah, some of you may have noticed over the past few weeks/months that I have a massive crush on Peter Capaldi. Just putting it out there and confirming it.

Speaking of Peter Capaldi, there have been a bunch of ten-minute silent short films airing over the Christmas period. Here's a youtube link to Syncing starting Peter Capaldi. It's written and directed by Tony Grisoni and wonderfully manages to be both melancholic and funny at the same time.

It's hardly the right season anymore, but I was listening to David Tennant and Catherine Tate on the Jonathan Ross show the other day, and Tennant played this song, White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin. I swear, it made me cry. I'm not sure if it's because it's just a beautiful song because of me being a antipodean atheist that did it, and that is my Christmas. For the first time, somebody has written about my Christmas. Move over Fairytale of New York, you're no longer my favourite Christmas song.

Another link: Eight Mesmerizing Sci-Fi Tracking Shots. I've known it for quite some time, the key to my heart is a tracking shot. I love them, particularly when they're used to introduce characters in pilots (The West Wing pilot and BSG miniseries both used this technique, and although it was a movie, so did Serenity, which was my first introduction to Firefly), or portraying massive devastation (such as in Children of Men, which is in that article, as was as Atonement and BSG in Revelations). Shaun of the Dead is alls features, which is another favourite movie of mine. Anyway, relive most of those (since it's sci-fi themed, Atonement and TWW aren't included) wonderful shots in that blog entry.

Finally, the Guardian has a little photo gallery of the forty top television shows of the (last) decade. While it's not the only list out there, it's the first one I've seen in which couldn't think of anything it's missed, and it also made me all nostalgic.

Less than twelve hours until the end of the Tenth Doctor.
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I love youtube.

Ranting About Cushions (Daleks!)
Resivour Dogs
Naked Bottom Rant
Toilet Rant

Movie Trailers
A Higher Agency

Dead Man's Chest
Has a line that didn't make it into the film ("Well better mad and with the rest of the world than sane and alone")

Note to self: Get a life.


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