Thursday, 23 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

TV

The Punisher
1x04 Resupply

Films

The Great Wall 3D (2016)
[#158 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

It was already time for another TV round-up this week over at 100 Films in a Year...





There were 3 brand-new reviews, too...


Fandango (1985)
If we’re being picky then its structure is a little episodic, but the scrapes the gang get into are linked by arcs that chart their characters’ development, which is where the film has it’s heart. It’s also resplendent with nice little touches, like well-composed shots (for a first timer, Reynolds clearly knew what he was doing), poignant character moments, and some occasionally profound dialogue, too.
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Justice League (2017)
I enjoyed it. On the whole it’s not as thought-provoking as Batman v Superman, but is instead a fun time with some good character bits thrown in. From early reviews I feared the whole story would be choppily edited, and the opening act is indeed a bit disjointed and jumpy, but the closer it gets to the team being assembled the more it settles down. Once they’re together, it’s a fairly straightforward action-adventure movie, with the heroes in pursuit of the villain to stop his world-ending plan. Unlike BvS it’s not full of portentous (or, depending on your predilections, pretentious) themes to ponder, but it’s still a reasonably entertaining action movie.
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Wonder Woman (2017)
The fourth film in DC’s shared cinematic universe is by far its best reviewed to date. It’s also the first superhero movie of the modern era to be based around a female character. I can’t help but think one has a lot to do with the other, because, in my estimation, Wonder Woman is not massively better than or different to the action-adventure blockbusters we get several of every year — the only exception being, of course, that it stars a woman. While that is undoubtedly important, and its meaningfulness can apparently not be understated, it doesn’t automatically elevate the quality of the rest of the movie. Or maybe it does for some people — maybe “the same, but with a woman” is enough to make it a genre classic.
Read more here.


More next Sunday.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

TV

The Punisher
1x03 Kandahar

Collection Count

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

Number of titles in collection: 2,053 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,169 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 884 [up 4]

Number of discs in collection: 5,270 [up 15]
Number of films: 2,289 [up 5]
Number of TV episodes: 7,980 [up 13]
Number of short films: 594 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.

Friday, 17 November 2017

TV

The Punisher
1x01 3AM
1x02 Two Dead Men

Films

Baby Driver (2017)
[2nd watch]
Rewatchathon 2017 #42 -- just 4½ months since the first time, too. Can't remember the last time I rewatched a film that quickly where an alternate version wasn't involved. (For example: I rewatched Ghost in the Shell also 4½ months later, but that was in 3D, and before that Suicide Squad in under 2 months, but that was an extended cut.) This is part of the point of my Rewatchathon, though.

Justice League (2017)
[#157 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]