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Skyfall was pretty bloody awesome, aside from the last 90 seconds or so. It's certainly Craig's first Proper Bond Film, and I'd say it's the best Bond film since Goldeneye. The only bit I didn't like in an otherwise very enjoyable film was

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the very end when Rafe Feeenes is revealed to be the new M. It felt like the film was saying "yes yes you've had your fun with your female M but now we're going back to normal where men are the bosses and women are the secretaries" (this is reinforced by Bond himself acting as the insidious voice of patriarchal society - "are you sure you want to be a field agent? It's not for everyone (i.e. girls)" - and gnawing away at Moneypenny's self esteem throughout the film). However, I have solved this by adding a thirty second coda to the end of the film in my head:

INT: M's office. Jenny Agutter (or possibly Gemma Jones. Or Kathy Burke. Or Sophie Okenedo. Or hell, even Jo Brand. We have any number of BLOODY TALENTED actresses over 40 who are not boring cis white men) enters, takes one look at Rafe, and queries: "What the hell do you think you're doing in MY chair, you little oik? And why is that field agent sitting at my secretary's desk?"

The secretary, for preference, would be played by Julian Clary in full Joan Collins Fan Club garb...

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For a more incisive review, please see the fluffy elephant (you may recognise the content of the first comment).

The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists is one of those rare films that's better than the book. A thoroughly enjoyable romp, despite some dodgy gender politics, most of which I have forgiven because of the stonkingly good singalongable soundtrack (yes, I'm shallow).

Madagascar 3 was surprisingly enjoyable, but the soundtrack was nowhere near as good so the gender politics bothered me more ;)

Hotel Transylvania was pretty good, despite some REALLY dodgy gender politics AND the only gay character being a serial sexual assaulter (which the film was at pains to normalise - which kind of takes away from the positive of having a gay character in a kids' film. Paranorman did this a LOT better). Holly loved it so much that she wanted to be a vampire for Halloween, though (see yesterday's post).

Red Dwarf the new series has been pretty good. Not "OMG AWESOME!!!" but pretty good. I'd be pleased if they make another series.

Question Time I haven't actually watched this series at all, and my stress level are markedly lower. Still addicted to Any Questions on radio four, though.

Drabblecast is a podcast I would have unreservedly recommended right up until the most recent episode, which had some problematic content hitherto unknown to this listener, and I've been listening for a good 12 or 13 episodes now. The content is very varied but always interesting (even the problematic episode was interesting) and the host has a voice which doesn't grate on my ears, which is almost unknown in a ficion podcast.

Clarkesworld podcast is even better, IMHO. The host has a LOVELY voice, and gives insightful comment on the stories as well as reading them very well (aside from her pronunciation of some English placenames in the superlative "England Under The White Witch" episode).

University Challenge I have been pretty addicted to this series, but that's possibly because of the game James and I have taken to playing while watching it. It's possibly quite a cruel game. We try to spot the serial killer, and what their method of killing is. For example, the most recent episode had a poisoner, a Lecter-esque cannibal, and a very worrying alien wearing human skin...
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