Saturday, 27 May 2017

TV

Doctor Who
36x07 The Pyramid at the End of the World
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Kettering Incident
1x03 The Search
1x04 The Mill

Who Dares Wins
10x05 (20/5/17 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Underworld Awakening 3D (2012)
[2nd watch]

Rewatchathon 2017 #15

Collection Count

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

A single brand-new Blu-ray this week (it's not actually out 'til Monday -- how exciting!), plus a pair of DVD-to-BD upgrades. Also, it's that time of the month: the running time update. Hurrah!

Number of titles in collection: 1,979 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,183 [down 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 796 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 5,049 [up 2]
Number of films: 2,185 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 7,697 [no change]
Number of short films: 559 [no change]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
373 days, 14 hours, and 44 minutes.
(Up 1 day and 2 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 26 May 2017

TV

Elementary
5x24 Hurt Me, Hurt You [season finale]

Jamestown
1x03 Episode 3

Films

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (2017)
[#71 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]
aka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

TV

Arrow
5x21 Honor Thy Fathers

The Persuaders!
1x01 Overture
RIP Sir Roger Moore. He's brilliant in this. (The only time I've watched The Persuaders before: after Tony Curtis died. So that's kinda depressing.)

Twin Peaks
3x03 The Return Part 3
3x04 The Return Part 4
I was going to try to space these out, but they're too good! And now I have to wait a fortnight for more...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017

TV

The Flash
3x21 Cause and Effect

The Kettering Incident
1x02 The Lights

Films

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
[3rd watch]

Rewatchathon 2017 #13

Dead Man's Chest may have improved with age (or I've softened to it), but I'm not sure At World's End has. There are some brilliant scenes and bits, really great sequences, but it's far too long, with an overly complicated plot that drags in the middle. I still enjoyed it, but I'd've enjoyed it more if it was half-an-hour shorter.

Fiction

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
Pages 273-362 [the end]
Ready for later this evening now...

this week on 100 Films

It's the time of the month when 100 Films in a Year looks back at what I've been watching on TV...





As well as that, there were 4 brand-new reviews...


Alien: Covenant (2017)
if you put Prometheus, Aliens (as opposed to Alien), Blade Runner (yep), and Frankenstein into a blender, then poured the resulting mixture into a novelty tie-in glass from the Star Wars prequels, you’d get Alien: Covenant. Weirdly, it’s the Prometheus stuff in that blend that tastes finer than the Aliens stuff. In fairness, that’s because it’s complemented by the notes of Blade Runner and Frankenstein.
Read more here.


Twin Peaks: Pilot (International Version) (1990)
When judged as a standalone movie, Twin Peaks is a disaster. After an hour-and-a-half of sheer quality, we reach the 19-minute tacked-on ending. This climax is rushed, simplistic, and refuses to touch on the vast majority of the episode’s subplots. I mean, of course it doesn’t — it was a rush job at the end of production to fill a contractual requirement. It wraps up the Laura Palmer case as quickly and perfunctorily as it can, then Lynch basically says a humungous “eff you” to the notion of having to do a movie version by bunging in a nonsensical dream sequence.
Read more here.


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me was not a success. For fans of the TV programme, it was a story about events they already knew, rather than a resolution to the series’ cliffhanger. For non-fans, it didn’t seem to stand alone in the way a ‘proper’ movie should. [It] went down as a poorly-regarded failure, unquestionably one of Lynch’s worst films. Well, opinions change. Nowadays you’re just as likely to see someone contend that Fire Walk with Me is the pinnacle of Lynch’s career as you are to see someone express the view it’s his nadir; perhaps even more likely. From what I can gather, a quarter-of-a-century’s distance has allowed people to become more understanding about what it was Lynch was actually trying to achieve with the film
Read more here.


Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
As you’d expect from a deleted scenes section, but in opposition to what some people claim about it, The Missing Pieces is a collection of just that — pieces; fragments divorced from their whole. It’s definitely an experience aimed squarely at fans, then, but that doesn’t mean it’s not one worth taking for the initiated.
Read more here.


More next Sunday.