Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Films

Vixen (2017)
[#137 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]
The Arrowverse shows are all back on UK TV this week, so I thought it was about time I caught up with this animated spin-off.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
[#138 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Monday, 16 October 2017

TV

Upstart Crow
2x04 Food of Love
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Sunday, 15 October 2017

TV

Peaky Blinders
3x03 Episode 3

Films

Frost/Nixon (2008)
[#136 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

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


Antz (1998)
it’s a funny old film. It feels more aimed at adults than kids: star Woody Allen is doing a version of his usual schtick, and the plot riffs heavily on political systems like Communism, a combination which means most of the jokes will soar over children’s heads. That’s before we get on to the brutal war sequence against monstrous termites.
Read more here.


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
This is a movie with a lot to think about. It doesn’t do the thinking for you either, instead leaving space for the viewer to interpret not only what themes they should be thinking about but also what they should be thinking about those themes. This seems to have been a little too much for some viewers... It’s definitely a long film — a shade under 2 hours 45, though obviously there’s a fair chunk of credits... It’s not a mile-a-minute thrill ride of a movie, but I think it’s the length it needs to be. It leaves room for ideas to sink in.
Read more here.


More next Sunday.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

TV

Castle
8x03 PhDead

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice
4x07 Episode 7
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

Peaky Blinders
3x02 Episode 2

Upstart Crow
2x03 I Did Adore a Twinkling Star
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Films

Assassin's Creed 3D (2016)
[#135 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Collection Count

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

It's a super, heroic update this week, with new additions Wonder Woman and X-Men TV spin-off Legion. Also, the running time update, which has done fairly well for itself this past month.

Number of titles in collection: 2,039 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,171 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 868 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 5,227 [up 4]
Number of films: 2,271 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 7,945 [up 8]
Number of short films: 593 [no change]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
388 days, 17 hours, and 13 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 7 hours, and 6 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017