Saturday, 16 December 2017

TV

The Graham Norton Show
22x11 (15/12/17 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
[#169 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Collection Count

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

Four new acquisitions this week, including a BD-to-BD upgrade. It would've been double that, but the post seems to be slow right now. Wonder why...

Note how the numbers of discs and films are both sitting on the cusp of nice round figures. They won't land there though, because next week all those other titles will turn up and storm past it. Hey-ho.

Number of titles in collection: 2,064 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,167 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 897 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 5,299 [up 9]
Number of films: 2,299 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 8,005 [up 7]
Number of short films: 595 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

TV

Arrow
6x06 Promises Kept

Detectorists
3x06 Episode 6 [series finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

TV

Detectorists
3x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Flash
4x06 When Harry Met Harry...

Insert Name Here
3x04 Paul
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
11x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Your Name. (2016)
[#168 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sunday, 10 December 2017

TV

Arrow
6x05 Deathstroke Returns

Detectorists
3x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

For a Few Dollars More (1965)
[2nd watch]

Rewatchathon 2017 #47

This was included in my 100 Favourites series, which you can read about here.

this week on 100 Films

There were 7 brand-new reviews on 100 Films in a Year this week, with 4 of them bundled into a...


Comedy Review Roundup
Let’s have a laugh (or, perhaps, not) with… Police Academy, Black Dynamite, Four Lions, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Read more here.


Life (2017)
Playing like a cross between Gravity (a near-future thriller where space technology is almost identical to our present capabilities) and Alien (a violent alien lifeform attacks the crew of a space vessel), Life clearly aspires to be little more than a straight-up sci-fi/horror thrill ride, and on that score it’s a pretty effective piece of entertainment.
Read more here.


Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
As is a common fate among so many trilogy-closers, I thought Rurouni Kenshin 3 was sadly the series’ weak link. That said, it’s not a bad action movie — if you’re only in it for the swordplay then it satisfies with bells on; it’s the storyline around that is disappointing.
Read more here.


Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
Film Twitter has been getting itself in a bit of a tizzy over the past couple of days about David Lynch’s return to TV [after] respected British film magazine Sight & Sound went and named Twin Peaks: The Return as the second best film of 2017... Personally, I’m not really sure where I come down on the issue. I mean, it’s definitely a TV series, isn’t it? But it’s also virtually an 18-hour movie, isn’t it? Can it be both? Why can’t it be both?
Read more here.


More next Sunday.

Collection Count

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

As promised last week, there's a whole load of stuff here -- eight additions, to be exact, with just one being a DVD-to-BD upgrade. That all makes its presence felt in the monthly running time update, too.

Number of titles in collection: 2,061 [up 7]
Of which DVDs: 1,167 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 894 [up 8]

Number of discs in collection: 5,290 [up 18]
Number of films: 2,297 [up 9]
Number of TV episodes: 7,998 [up 18]
Number of short films: 595 [up 1]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
392 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 9 hours, and 24 minutes from last month.)

That's the biggest running time increase since there were silly numbers in July.

See you next week, faithful reader.