Sunday, 19 February 2017

this week on 100 Films

It's that time of the month again: when 100 Films in a Year looks back at what telly I've watched recently...

Also this week, I launched a series of posts celebrating 10 years of 100 Films. Here are the first two...

Finally, there were 3 brand-new reviews posted...

In a Valley of Violence (2016)
The spirit of the Spaghetti Western is alive and well in writer-director Ti West’s shoot ’em up; though where they once took inspiration from samurai movies, now Mr West has his sights set on modern-day gun-fu movies — specifically, here he retrofits John Wick into a familiar Old West narrative.
Read more here.

Love & Friendship (2016)
Kate Beckinsale is phenomenal — funny, dry, biting, witty, but also conveying that Susan is making it all up as she goes, despite pretending to be in control. The other standout is Tom Bennett as the dimwitted Sir James Martin. His knowledge of the commandments and opinion of peas are particularly delightful.
Read more here.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition (2015/2016)
“Why do you need to buy it again? Why not just turn down the colour on your TV?” Well, you could, and you’d get an approximation of the effect; but if you have an appreciation for the fine details of film photography and colouring, that doesn’t cut it. The Black & Chrome version isn’t just the existing colour turned off — other things have been tweaked to heighten the experience
Read more here.

More next Sunday.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


21 Jump Street (2012)
[2nd watch]
Rewatchathon 2017 #2

San Andreas (2015)
[#24 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
[#25 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]
aka just The Peanuts Movie

Collection Count

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

Accidentally went on a bit of a spending spree this week, so there's a few new additions in spite of no new releases. Consequently expect things to be a little quieter for the next few weeks!

Number of titles in collection: 1,940 [up 5]
Of which DVDs: 1,191 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 749 [up 5]

Number of discs in collection: 4,992 [up 12]
Number of films: 2,146 [up 7]
Number of TV episodes: 7,634 [up 12]
Number of short films: 516 [up 8]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Thursday, 16 February 2017


24: Legacy
1x01 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The more things change, the more they stay the same: Jack Bauer may be gone, and all the on screen text has swishy modifications, including the famous clock, and said text is now blue rather than golden yellow, but in every other respect this is the same old 24.

5x10 Pick Your Poison

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


5x11 Second Chances

Death in Paradise
6x06 Episode 6
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Not Going Out
8x03 Car
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Tuesday, 14 February 2017