Film Watch - Introduction

Published April 23, 2009

I do not watch enough films. I used to watch loads of films, usually when they came out in the cinema. But that was when I lived with my friend who loved movies, when I had more free time, and I had enough money to spend on seeing the same thing many times over.

I was put off going to the cinema because the nearest establishment to where I live is happy to spy on you with night vision goggles so you don’t pirate the film. Not impressed.

Then I started a podcast and that swallowed up whatever semblance of a life I thought I had.

However, I am starting to notice a worrying trend in the comments on People are shocked and horrified (well, you know, dismayed at least) at my lack of film knowledge, and I want to rectify that.

Starting now, I’m going to watch more films. This isn’t just an empty threat, because you’re all going to hear about it. I’m not a good movie reviewer, but throughout films I have questions and thoughts that I want to share, and hence the introduction of Film Watch. Essentially, this is a live blog of the film as I watch it (although posted after the event.)

I can’t imagine this will be of interest to anyone, but I figure it will be good to look back on them and see what I thought of certain movies as I watched.

I’m starting with iTunes 99p Film of the Week rental, which so far has thrown up Groundhog Day (watched last night, live blog soon), Ocean’s Eleven, The English Patient, and Guys and Dolls. This seems like an eclectic mix, which can only be a good thing. Plus, it’s only 99p, so I’m happy.

Look out for the first installment coming soon. Oh, and just because I’m using the Film of the Week at the moment, don’t expect these weekly! Also, please feel free to make suggestions for films I should watch. I will likely make a page and a list, and cross them off as they’re completed.

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