[Movies of the Month] July

[Movies of the Month] July

The introduction of ‘Tuesday Movie Nights’ has meant that I’m watching a good variety of films on a regular basis. This is working very well for me, as I recently cancelled my LOVEFiLM cancellation due to a lack of usage. I might go back to it or I might try Netflix out, as there are … Continue reading

[Movies of the Month] June

[Movies of the Month] June

Apologies for the lack of recent postings. A recent break up shook things up a bit and quite clearly affected by movie-watching mojo. I’ve favoured TV series more recently, and have caught up with a fantastic show that is now in its final series: True Blood. I have posted about this series before, and when … Continue reading

[Movies of the Month] May

[Movies of the Month] May

May CINEMA VISITS X-Men: Days of Future Past – Better than First Class? Quite possibly. Packed full of drama and action. ★★★★½ REWATCHES John Carter – Very under-rated action, adventure sci-fi flick. ★★★★ 1ST TIMERS The Wolf of Wall Street – DiCaprio shines in this character-driven drama that shows off his terrific acting talent. ★★★★½ Total: 3 Since 1/1/14  … Continue reading

[Movies of the Month] April

[Movies of the Month] April

April REWATCHES Crazy Stupid Love – An evergreen, enjoyable romcom. ★★★★ The Princess Bride – A  fantasy favourite with enduring, lovable characters. ★★★★ The Phantom of the Opera – Boosted by powerful music, beautiful sets and intricate costumes. ★★★★ 1ST TIMERS The Hours – Slow-burning, tense drama which brings together three of Hollywood’s finest leading ladies. ★★★★ Skin – Stunning film … Continue reading

[Movies of the Month] March

[Movies of the Month] March

Looking at the month’s films, I can give a single reason as to why the figures are lower than January’s and February’s: Firefly. When I went to my friend Kate’s house at the start of March, we watched not only Captain Phillips together but the first episode of Joss Whedon’s space cowboy soap opera. Suffice … Continue reading

[Movies of the Month] February

[Movies of the Month] February

With award season well under way I was able to watch two of the big hitters (Captain Phillips and Gravity) just before any Oscars were handed out. Awards season is, as a film fanatic, one of my favourite times of years, and my rental list has certainly increased over the last few weeks… February REWATCHES … Continue reading

[Movie of the Month] January

[Movie of the Month] January

After nearly seven months of ownership, my dog and I are well and truly into our film-watching groove. Taking our seats on the sofa, we have watched a staggering – for me, at least – amount of films this month, from old favourites to breath-taking first watches. If we keep this rate of film-watching up then last … Continue reading

Life, Love and the Movies

Life, Love and the Movies

Thanks to Nostra at My Filmviews and Karamel Kinema, the first movie blogathon of 2014 is upon us, and what an intriguing set of questions they have asked… LIFE 1. What was the first movie you saw in the cinema and what do you remember about that visit? I can’t remember many of my childhood experiences until around … Continue reading

So long 2013, hello 2014!

So long 2013, hello 2014!

The grand total When I signed up to online film diary Letterboxd in 2012, I originally wrote in my biography section the following: “I always wondered how many films I see in a year so this is my online diary, starting 1st January 2012.” I watched 155 films that year and I can now reveal that … Continue reading

[Movie of the Month] December

[Movie of the Month] December

With a great selection of films on BBC iPlayer and LOVEFiLM, an eclectic mix of films was watched this month, with only three from the festive genre. I managed to make it to the cinema not once but twice to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which outshone its predecessor and paid a visit to … Continue reading