Sunday, 17 December 2017

Films

Hidden Figures (2016)
[#170 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

It was time for a TV review this week on 100 Films in a Year...





Plus there were 4 brand-new film reviews...


The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
As someone who still feels new to Wes Anderson’s world and is working through his oeuvre in a roundabout fashion, I don’t necessarily disagree with the sentiment that it's a lesser work on Anderson’s CV. If you want to find out what’s so great about Anderson, there are certainly other places to start.
Read more here.


Hotel Chevalier (2007)
a kind-of-prequel, kind-of-Part-One to The Darjeeling Limited. It’s probably best remembered for... Natalie Portman’s ass... because oh my God you get to see Natalie Portman’s ass... I don’t know how much it has to offer outside of setting up part of The Darjeeling Limited. Unless you just want to see Natalie Portman’s ass, of course.
Read more here.


The Terminator (1984)
The more mediocre movies you see, or even just “quite good” ones, the more you realise how perfect the great ones are — and The Terminator is a great movie. It’s full of superb sci-fi ideas, well-directed action sequences, quotable dialogue, and memorable characters — not least the instantly iconic title role.
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Your Name. (2016)
If you’ve not heard about Your Name then… well, where have you been for the past year? It was a colossal hit in its native Japan during the back end of 2016, spending 12 weeks at #1 to become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time there... Critical acclaim has followed as it’s been released around the rest of the world too, hailing writer-director Makoto Shinkai as the new Miyazaki. It’s hard to imagination higher praise for an animator... So when I finally sat down to watch it this week it had a bit of weight on its shoulders — at this point it runs the risk of being a victim of its own hype.
Read more here.


More next Sunday.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

TV

The Graham Norton Show
22x11 (15/12/17 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
[#169 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

Four new acquisitions this week, including a BD-to-BD upgrade. It would've been double that, but the post seems to be slow right now. Wonder why...

Note how the numbers of discs and films are both sitting on the cusp of nice round figures. They won't land there though, because next week all those other titles will turn up and storm past it. Hey-ho.

Number of titles in collection: 2,064 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,167 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 897 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 5,299 [up 9]
Number of films: 2,299 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 8,005 [up 7]
Number of short films: 595 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

TV

Arrow
6x06 Promises Kept

Detectorists
3x06 Episode 6 [series finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

TV

Detectorists
3x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Flash
4x06 When Harry Met Harry...

Insert Name Here
3x04 Paul
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
11x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Your Name. (2016)
[#168 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Monday, 11 December 2017