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Ten years of Film Watch

Published April 23, 2019

Ten years of Film Watch

I always start these anniversary posts with the warning that “I don’t usually like to celebrate such things but here I am going to anyway.” I have realised, though, that it’s something to do with the ten year anniversary of things. That’s the one I like because it’s a nice round number and because it seems like a long time. Ten years is the one that Film Watch is celebrating.

Film Watch notes - further improvements

Published January 31, 2018

Film Watch notes - further improvements

Soon, Film Watch will reach its ninth birthday, having catalogued over 800 films so far and still going strong. More than anything, for me, it’s a handy reminder of what’s been viewed and an easy way to settle arguments between Mr C and myself about a) whether we have watched a film before and b) what we thought of it. The actual live blogging of the film is less important to me after the event, but is hugely important to ensure I’m paying attention as the film goes by.

Mr C's top films of 2015

Published January 28, 2016

Mr C's top films of 2015

As previously mentioned, Mr C was unable to narrow his shortlist of top songs down to just five. And by the time we got to talking about films we were both pretty exhausted by the whole subject. So, I let him get away with expanding his list to ten films as well! I’m such a pushover. Anyway, these are in alphabetical order with links to my Film Watch reviews for a bit more of an insight.

Mr C's top five films of 2014

Published January 5, 2015

Mr C's top five films of 2014

It’s that time of year again (a little late actually), the one where I force Mr C to decide on his top five songs and films from the year just gone. Usually, this is a fun process in which we discuss music and movies and have a bit of a laugh. This year, it’s been less enjoyable because there have been so many good songs and films that it’s been a bit of a wrench to cut the list down to just five.

Ghost of an idea

Published July 11, 2014

Ghost of an idea

Recently, I sat down and wrote a draft in Ghost about Ghost. Meta. It was an update on my experiences so far, which ended up as a bit of a complaint. I’m still in love with the concept of Ghost, but the gist of my dissatisfaction was two-fold. 1) On Film Watch, I miss the comments. Moving to Ghost meant either switching on Disqus or going without comments. I opted for the latter, because I dislike that Disqus has rubbish integration, layout and login options, plus it stores the comments when I’d rather have a feeling of control over them.

Mr C's top five films of 2013

Published January 2, 2014

Mr C's top five films of 2013

Just as with the top five songs of the year, Mr C also likes to pass judgement on the movies we have watched over the past twelve months as well. This is a slightly more tricky selection to explain, as we live constantly about four months behind cinema release dates due to the rental window. So, it’s not quite “top five films released in 2013” and it’s not really “top five films watched in 2013” either, it’s more “top five films that were released between August 2012 and August 2013 that we watched in 2013.

The year of changing tastes - Life List review 2013

Published December 31, 2013

The year of changing tastes - Life List review 2013

It’s the last day of the year, and this is the time when people start making New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t tend to do that anymore, instead working from a broader Life List instead. When I set about thinking of this annual round-up, I felt a little disappointed about how much (or how little) I’ve achieved this year. Looking back can be useful though, as I hadn’t quite realised I’d been to so many places!

Trailer Tuesday - Most wanted

Published November 26, 2013

Trailer Tuesday - Most wanted

The trailers Okay, so, we watched The Internship recently and it left a pretty awful taste in our mouths. I’m thinking that watching Vince Vaugn do something slightly less of a commercial might work, and thus the trailer for Delivery Man kinda works. It’s a pretty far-fetched concept, and all seems a bit contrived, but hey, I didn’t see any Google in the trailer, so I’m sold. Delivery Man

Trailer Tuesday - From Vegas to Broadway

Published October 29, 2013

Trailer Tuesday - From Vegas to Broadway

It’s been nearly two months since I posted one of these, and as you can imagine the trailers have amassed at quite a rate. I’ve a list of about a dozen films we’ve been intrigued by, but I’ll just post two trailers here today. The trailers First up, the obvious. Captain America. We didn’t think all that much of the first one, the second one looks an awful lot better.

Trailer Tuesday - Part man, part machine, all cop

Published September 10, 2013

Trailer Tuesday - Part man, part machine, all cop

The trailers I can’t remember if I knew they were remaking Robocop, or if I’ve just forgotten but the trailer looks really good. I very much enjoyed the original one, except for the rather ridiculous blood-letting at the beginning. Most remakes are a letdown, and this will probably be the same, but it certainly looks okay from the short clips in the trailer. Film stuff Other bits and pieces about the film world that I have opinions on but aren’t necessarily at the trailer stage yet.