The Spectator's Deborah Ross has already reviewed the best film release of the weekend - Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. For myself, it's Burton's second greatest film (behind the 1994 effort, Ed Wood); saturated with the gothicism and dark humour which makes his work both redolent of the 1930s Universal horror films and also - somehow - thrillingly distinctive.
Over in the City of Culture (Liverpool, that is), the Rejects Revenge production of Here be Monsters sounds like a fun mish-mash of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, pop culture references and leftfield humour. I must admit, I haven't seen this particular production - but I've enjoyed the work of the Rejects team in the past - so head here if you'd like a bit more insight.
On television, the continuing Channel 4 series City of Vice - which delves into the early years of the Bow Street Runners - is trashily appealing (repeat of episode 2: Ch4, Sat, 23:35; episode 3: Ch4, Mon, 21:00). And also appealing - although perhaps less trashy - is Sir Menzies Campbell's "first television interview about his time as Liberal Democrat Leader, and the way it ended" on Sunday's Andrew Marr show (BBC 2, Sun, 09:00).