Saturday, 21 October 2017

Films

Rurouni Kenshin (2012)
[#143 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
[#142 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Collection Count

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

A bit of jiggery-pokery going on this week. I bought the 90th anniversary edition of Metropolis, which replaces three(!) copies I previously owned. I also switched my box set of the two The Thing films for just the 2011 prequel, in anticipation of Arrow's new release of the 1982 film. But on top of that I bought four other brand-new Blu-rays, so the final stats show little evidence of all that kerfuffling.

Number of titles in collection: 2,041 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,170 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 871 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 5,232 [up 5]
Number of films: 2,275 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes: 7,945 [no change]
Number of short films: 593 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 20 October 2017

TV

The Thick of It
The Rise of the Nutters [special]
Spinners and Losers [special]
Opposition Extra [special]
I'd forgotten how little of The Thick of It I'd actually seen. I knew I hadn't finished it and it was a while since I watched it, but I thought I'd got through a fair chunk not that long ago. Turns out, I watched only the first six episodes (after which there are 17 more) and that was almost three years ago. Crikey. I shake my head at myself sometimes, I really do. Anyway, here I try again — with episodes that first aired almost 11 years ago. Where does time go?!

Films

Silence (2016)
[#141 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Films

Vixen (2017)
[#137 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]
The Arrowverse shows are all back on UK TV this week, so I thought it was about time I caught up with this animated spin-off.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
[#138 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Monday, 16 October 2017

TV

Upstart Crow
2x04 Food of Love
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Sunday, 15 October 2017

TV

Peaky Blinders
3x03 Episode 3

Films

Frost/Nixon (2008)
[#136 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

2 brand-new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...


Antz (1998)
it’s a funny old film. It feels more aimed at adults than kids: star Woody Allen is doing a version of his usual schtick, and the plot riffs heavily on political systems like Communism, a combination which means most of the jokes will soar over children’s heads. That’s before we get on to the brutal war sequence against monstrous termites.
Read more here.


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
This is a movie with a lot to think about. It doesn’t do the thinking for you either, instead leaving space for the viewer to interpret not only what themes they should be thinking about but also what they should be thinking about those themes. This seems to have been a little too much for some viewers... It’s definitely a long film — a shade under 2 hours 45, though obviously there’s a fair chunk of credits... It’s not a mile-a-minute thrill ride of a movie, but I think it’s the length it needs to be. It leaves room for ideas to sink in.
Read more here.


More next Sunday.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

TV

Castle
8x03 PhDead

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice
4x07 Episode 7
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

Peaky Blinders
3x02 Episode 2

Upstart Crow
2x03 I Did Adore a Twinkling Star
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Assassin's Creed 3D (2016)
[#135 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Collection Count

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

It's a super, heroic update this week, with new additions Wonder Woman and X-Men TV spin-off Legion. Also, the running time update, which has done fairly well for itself this past month.

Number of titles in collection: 2,039 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,171 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 868 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 5,227 [up 4]
Number of films: 2,271 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 7,945 [up 8]
Number of short films: 593 [no change]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
388 days, 17 hours, and 13 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 7 hours, and 6 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.