Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Nailed It!
1x05 Big in Japan

4x05 Episode 5
4x06 Episode 6 [season finale]
[Watch episodes five and six (again) on iPlayer.]


Black Narcissus (1947)
[#49 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

Blindspot 2018 #3

Monday, 19 March 2018


The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off
1x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

Jessica Jones
2x12 AKA Pray for My Patsy
2x13 AKA Playland [season finale]

4x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Sunday, 18 March 2018


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3x12 9 Days

Jessica Jones
2x10 AKA Pork Chop
2x11 AKA Three Lives and Counting

4x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

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

Annihilation (2018)
Despite Paramount’s insistence that the film was too intelligent for non-US audiences (you can take a moment to laugh at that notion if you like), Annihilation is perhaps more accessible than Arrival, at least initially. Whereas Villeneuve’s film played like a character drama, Garland’s has a strong adventure-movie vein, also laced with elements of the horror genre.
Read more here.

Make/Remake: Deaths at a Funeral
In 2007, Frank Oz directed a gaggle of British thesps (plus Peter Dinklage) in a darkly comic farce set during an English funeral. Just three short years later, director Neil LaBute and a gaggle of American comedians (plus Peter Dinklage) remade it in the US. Why did they so speedily re-do an English-language film in English? Goodness only knows. But I watched both versions almost back to back, so here are my thoughts…
Read more here.

Transformers: The Last Knight 3D (2017)
Here we have the fifth Transformers film in 11 years from director Michael Bay. At this point you ought to know what you’re getting — the style hasn’t fundamentally changed since at least the third movie, arguably since the first, so if you dislike those then most probably there’s nothing for you here. I say “probably” because I’ve seen at least one review from someone who despised the fourth film but enjoyed this one, so clearly there’s always room for variability.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3x11 Hostage Situation
Just over two years since I accidentally stopped watching Brooklyn, I'm diving back into it (thanks to most of it being available on Netflix). I don't really know why I stopped before, it is funny.

Jessica Jones
2x07 AKA I Want Your Cray Cray
2x08 AKA Ain't We Got Fun
2x09 AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed

Not Going Out
9x02 Escape Room
A particularly good episode. Good day for comedy, then.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

4x01 Episode 1
And talking of two years ago, that's when the last series of Shetland aired. This new one finishes on Tuesday, so now's more-or-less the perfect time to start binge-watching it.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Collection Count

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

Two new additions this week, one an upgrade, both with two cuts of their respective films.

Number of titles in collection: 2,088 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,163 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 925 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 5,352 [up 3]
Number of films: 2,330 [up 3]
Number of TV episodes: 8,017 [no change]
Number of short films: 605 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.