[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

[Movie of the Month] November

[Movie of the Month] November

Looking at October and November’s films, it’s painfully clear that I have neglected the cinema this year. There are several films in cinemas or due to be released soon that I would like to watch, including Gravity, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, so hopefully I will get the chance to … Continue reading

[Movie of the Month] October

[Movie of the Month] October

Once again, there was a real mix of films this month. It started on a high with French film Delicacy and ended on a low with House at the End of the Street. The former was consistent with engaging, interesting characters while the latter had a promising beginning but a disappointing twist and final third. October REWATCHES … Continue reading

Words, glorious words

Words, glorious words

In June 2011, I published a very brief post with a picture on. Well, they do say that a picture tells a thousand words. In this case, it actually told about 150. Wordle is a very clever website that lets you find out what the most commonly used words in your writing are by creating … Continue reading

[Movie of the Month] September

[Movie of the Month] September

Finally, after moving house and buying a new pup, I am back into my film-watching groove. And what a collection September brought! The brilliant Kurt Russell made an appearance a couple of times with sci-fi proving the most popular genre. There’s plenty more sci-fi classics on LOVEFiLM Instant at the moment, so hopefully I’ll get … Continue reading