Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017


5x15 Fighting Fire with Fire

Iron Fist
1x04 Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
1x05 Under Leaf Pluck Lotus
1x06 Immortal Emerges from Cave

Who Dares Wins
9x10 (18/3/17 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

A busy TV review this month on 100 Films in a Year...

Also, 3 brand-new reviews were published this week...

Ghostbusters (2016)
while parts are pretty funny, others are just as lazy as the trailer implied. Considering the volume of alternate lines included in the film’s special features, you have to wonder how some glaring duds, overfamiliar ‘jokes’, and flat-out clich├ęs were left in. Of the lead cast, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones are all equally affected by this sometimes good / sometimes bad oscillation, though Chris Hemsworth as their pretty-but-dim receptionist manages to escape unscathed in a bubble of, if not hilarity, then definite amusement.
Read more here.

The Nice Guys (2016)
Writer-director Shane Black has been doing this kind of action-thriller buddy comedy for decades now, but he’s still got it where it counts — there are quotable lines galore, and visual gags that would be just as quotable if you could quote a visual.
Read more here.

San Andreas (2015)
San Andreas is a most amusing movie. It’s not a comedy, just a generic effects-driven disaster movie in exactly the same style Hollywood has been producing for about 20 years.
Read more here.

Finally, the penultimate part of my new 100 Favourites series counted down #30 to #11...

More next Sunday.

Saturday, 18 March 2017


The Flash
3x14 Attack on Central City

Iron Fist
1x01 Snow Gives Way
1x02 Shadow Hawk Takes Flight
1x03 Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch
Funny old show. The first episode is as bad as the critics implied, treaclishly slow, poorly written and acted. Episode 2 does pick up a bit, and the third episode is actually quite good. There are good bits throughout too, promising characters and mysteries, but there's always a weak part around the corner. Hopefully it'll continue to improve over the next 10 parts...

Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief
Episode 3 (of 4)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Collection Count

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

Next week there's going to be loads of stuff popping onto this list (just in time for the running time update, too), but for now there's just one new title — which has landed me on exactly 5,000 discs. Five thousand. That's insane.

Number of titles in collection: 1,943 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,191 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 752 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 5,000 [up 6]
Number of films: 2,150 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 7,661 [up 27]
Number of short films: 530 [up 14]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 17 March 2017


24: Legacy
1x05 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
[2nd watch]
I actually only watched the first 15 minutes and then my NOW TV subscription expired, but I think that may've been the universe saving me from myself.

The Monster Squad (1987)
[#43 in 100 Films in a Year 2016]

Thursday, 16 March 2017