Media: Things We Like


Yes, OK, the trailers for this film don't promise an awful lot, but trust us, this is hilarious. Like almost every good US film at the moment, it features Owen Wilson, along with his comedy buddies Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell. There is also an excellent supporting role for Isla Fisher (who used to play Shannon from Home & Away), as the sex-obsessed, psychotic daughter of the eminent US politician. A ridiculous plot, but funny nonetheless.


Given the amount of hype surrounding the launch of Lost, we felt sure that we were being built up for a big, fat disappointment. However, three episodes in and the Wednesday-evening pub session is already in jeopardy.

The cliff-hangers, special effects and a good helping of quirk make for compulsive viewing. And, with the plethora of girly Desperate Housewives-type dramas around, it's refreshing to have a drama on television that both men and women can enjoy and discuss with similar interest.


This week's commute has been livened up no end by Viacom Outdoor's long copywriting competition, the winners of which are now hanging in poster sites at Leicester Square. Viacom is trying to prove that far from being put off by Tube ads, commuters actually like them - and, by the look of it, it's right. While it's probably going a little bit too far to say that passengers were gutted when their trains arrived, lots of them were reading the ads - some even craning their necks to read the copy on ones that they couldn't quite see. Long live the art of copywriting.


Unlike many anniversary specials, Uncut's is a real labour of love. The centrepiece features 100 stars unveiling their top 100 rock and cinema events of all time. So we get Keith Richards on Chuck Berry, Bo Didley on The Clash and Paul McCartney on Elvis Presley, all accompanied by some lavish and specially commissioned photography. IPC Media deserves a pat on the back for not stinting on this one and for making a success of a magazine that struggled in its early months.

AND ONE THING WE DON'T... The return of Bridget Jones' Diary

Why has The Independent brought back Bridget Jones' Diary? We have all read the books, watched both of the films and laughed, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. It's just not as credible as it once was and would be better suited in a less sophisticated tabloid newspaper, where the audience hadn't read it first time around.

It's just the same tired old issues regurgitated. Give it up, Bridge - it's no fun anymore.