David doing the sword catch from The Christmas Invasion (from the Doctor Who Confidential episode for Tooth and Claw)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s article for DWM #365

For the shot of Billie throwing the sword to David, a fibreglass version is used.  “Okay,” she says, “so I’ve got to aim for his shoulder?”

On the take, she messes up her throw, and the sword hits the boom operator’s foot.  “I’m sorry!  I’m so sorry!” Billie cringes.  “That didn’t hurt, did it?”

For the reverse shot (David catching the sword), fight director Kevin McCurdy throws the real, heavier version instead.


The male set from the Pokemon Male! Female! rolly-polly plush started appearing in game centers on Tuesday, but I didn’t have time to try my luck until today. I was hoping for at least 1 plush and was expecting failure, because I am so bad at catching smaller plush. I managed to win 3 Meowstics from 3 different machines!

Today was a good day.

(Female pairs for the male plush come out next month!)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(2013) PG-13 - 2hr 26m

After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen travels through the districts on a “Victor’s Tour” while a rebellion gathers steam around her.

7.8/10 - IMDB

View trailer || Add/Watch on Netflix

Countdown to Mockingjay Pt.1: Black and Whites of Josh Hutcherson-Day 295/325