Saturday 26 August 2017


Designated Survivor
1x16 Party Lines
1x17 The Ninth Seat

Who Dares Wins
10x09 (26/8/17 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Death Note (2017)
[#115 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]


Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Chapters 1-7

The book that inspired the film 21, which I watched the other day. Apparently the film was heavily fictionalised, so I was curious to read the real story. What's kind of interesting is that the book apparently takes quite a few liberties with the truth as well. It also reads more like a novel than a work of non-fiction. Thus far, it's actually fairly similar to the film; as similar as most fiction-to-movie adaptations are, at least. Presumably it deviates more later.


Interview: Steven Soderbergh
by Amy Taubin (from Film Comment)
An interesting interview, primarily about Soderbergh's new film, Logan Lucky, but, him being him, there are lots of interesting tangents too.

Netflix is Using The Defenders to Understand Its Audience
by Angela Watercutter (from Wired)
Another interesting piece (hence why I'm sharing them both!), this one about both how Netflix compiles data on what it's users watch, and how The Defenders provides a unique opportunity in that regard.

Collection Count

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

A couple of late arrivals to add this week ("late" as in "part of an order that mostly arrived last week"). Next week: looking like nothing. Gasp!

Number of titles in collection: 2,019 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,173 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 846 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 5,187 [up 2]
Number of films: 2,249 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 7,910 [no change]
Number of short films: 584 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.