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Mid-Year Film Update

I don’t usually do mid-year check ins with my film-related goals (mainly because I don’t have many) but after having a look of my stats on Letterboxd, it was something I fancied doing.

My main film-related goal of 2019 is to continue watching 52 films directed and written by women. I’m happy to say I’m well on track with that. This is in part thanks to my Reel Women movie marathon in May as I watched 12 films directed in women in 24 hours so that helped me catch up as I was lagging behind a bit before then. I’ve seen 30 films directed by women so far this year (you can find a list of them all here) and I’ve watched 32 films written by women (a full list of those are here). My favourite films made by women I’ve seen this year have been Unicorn Store, What They Had and Capernaum. They are three very different films but are all powerful in their own way.

I don’t think I’ve made a dent on my unwatched DVD’s/Blu-Rays at all this year as when I have watched a DVD it’s been of a film I’ve already seen. I actually have more than what I started the year with as I bought an Alfred Hitchcock boxset from a friend a few months ago.

My favourite thing about Letterboxd Pro is the actor and director stats. I thought it’d be cool to keep a record of who were my most watched actors of the first six months of 2019 and then see if and how there’s any changes by the time December rolls around.

My most watched actors of 2019 so far are:

I went on a bit of a Brie Larson binge in February, watching six of her films that I’d never seen before that month! I don’t know if another actor will become my most watched by the end of the year, but I think she’ll definitely be in the top five. Keanu Reeves and Ian McShane were a bit of a surprise, but I rewatched/watched all three of the John Wick films a few months ago so it does make sense. I’ve also started to rewatch and review all the Fast and Furious films (including the two short films I never realised existed) so that’s why some of those actors are here and I think a lot more of them will be there once I’ve finished my rewatch. Whether or not it’ll be a majority Fast and Furious-actors list at the end of the year (like it was with Harry Potter last year) remains to be seen.

My most watched directors of 2019 so far are:

This isn’t so exciting, and they can be put down to the John Wick films, MCU films, and then Cretton directed two films starring Brie Larson. I’ll be interested to see what other directors will end up on my most watched of the year list as there’s still plenty of room. Justin Lin will definitely be there as he directed a fair few Fast and Furious movies.

In the first half of 2019 I have seen 117 different films and have been to the cinema 35 times. A full list of what I’ve seen is here. I haven’t been putting pressure on myself to watch a film every single day, instead only watching things I want to watch and when I feel like it, so I was surprised that I’d still managed to watch so many. I’m going to continue to not put pressure on myself when it comes to watching films. I’ll probably see a good chunk more at the cinema before the year is out – I’m a big fan of seeing between two to four films in the cinema on a Saturday – but I won’t go out of my way to see EVERYTHING.

What’s been your favourite film you’ve seen so far this year? It could be a 2019 release, or an older film you’ve seen for the first time. Some of my favourites I’ve seen this year have been Avengers: Endgame, Instant Family and Short Term 12. Each month I share my Top 5 First Views on Twitter if you ever want to see what new-to-me films I liked the most each month.

Films of 2019

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My main film-related goal for this year, as it’s been for the past three years, is to watch 52 Films by Women (both directors and screenwriters). You can find out more about what I’m watching on my Twitter or Letterboxd.

Without further ado, here’s what I’m watching in 2019! Film titles in bold are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review – whether that’s here on my blog or on Jumpcut Online which I contribute to.

January:
Colette (2018)
– Anna Karenina (2012)
– Lawless (2012)
– Home (2015)
– No Good Deed (2014)
– The Gunman (2015)
– Legacy (2010)
– 100 Streets (2016)
The Favourite (2018)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
– The Duchess (2008)
– In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
– Brooklyn (2015)
On Her Shoulders (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)*
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
– The Young Victoria (2009)
– Emma (1996)
– Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
– Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Every Day (2018)
– Assassin’s Creed (2016)

February:
Capernaum (2018)
– Sleepover (2004)
– The Gambler (2014)
– The Glass Castle (2017)
– Short Term 12 (2013)
The Last Five Years (2014)
– Rocket Science (2007)
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
– Tanner Hall (2009)
– John Wick (2014)*
– John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)*
Life (2017)
– The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Instant Family (2018)
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
– The Accountant (2016)
– Invictus (2009)*
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

March:
Fighting With My Family (2019)
What They Had (2018)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
What Men Want (2019)
Jellyfish (2018)
Captain Marvel (2019)
– Leaving Neverland (2019)
– Three Identical Strangers (2018)
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
Open Grave (2013)
– Suburbicon (2017)
– Mojave (2015)
– Leave No Trace (2018)
Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
– The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2004)
Shazam! (2019)
Dumbo (2019)
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)*

April:
– A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Unicorn Store (2017)
Hellboy (2019)
Wild Rose (2018)
– Kong: Skull Island (2017)*
Ghost in the Shell
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
– Black and White (1999)
– Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
The Mummy (1999)*

May:
Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
– Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)*
– The Mask of Zorro (1998)*
Booksmart (2019)
– Shooter (2007)*
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
– Boatlift (2011)*
The Hustle (2019)
My Days of Mercy (2017)
– Paris Is Burning (1990)
– Swept from the Sea (1998)
– Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
– The Breadwinner (2017)
– You Were Never Really Here (2017)
– Lionheart (2018)
– Incendiary (2008)
– Knock Down The House (2019)
– The Breaker Upperers (2018)
– The Treasure Seekers (1996)
The Riot Club (2014)
– To The Bone (2017)
– White House Down (2013)*
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Rocketman (2019)
– Bastille Day (2016)*
– Terminator Genisys (2015)*

June:
The Brink (2019)
The Farewell (2019)
– Freak Show (2017)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)*
Havoc (2005)
– Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
– The Last Command (1955)
– The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
– Speed Racer (2008)
– Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)* 
– Escape Plan (2013)* 
– Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Men in Black: International (2019)
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)*
– Hercules (2014)*
Bullet to the Head (2012)
– Strokes of Genius (2018)*
– Los Bandoleros (2009)

July:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Fast & Furious (2009)*
Anna (2019)
Fast Five (2011)*
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)*
Furious 7 (2015)*
The Fate of the Furious (2017)*
Point Blank (2019)
Aladdin (2019)
The Lion King (2019)
– The Mummy (2017)
District 13 (2004)*
– District 13: Ultimatum (2009)*
Someone Great (2019)
– Wild Card (2015)
Crawl (2019)

August:
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
– The Expendables 3 (2014)*
– Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
– Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
– The Purge: Anarchy (2014)*
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Blinded by the Light (2019)
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)
– Olympus Has Fallen (2013)*
– London Has Fallen (2016)*
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Guarding Tess (1994)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
– Big Game (2014)*
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
– Crazy Rich Asians (2018)*
– Live Free or Die Hard (2007)*
– Apollo 13 (1995)*
– Captain Marvel (2019)*
– The Martian (2015)*
– Star Trek Beyond (2016)*
The Terminator (1984)*
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)*

September:
– Hunter Killer (2018)
– The Italian Job (2003)*
– New York, I Love You (2008)
– Transformers (2007)*
– Monsoon Wedding (2001)
– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)*
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
– Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)*
– Vanity Fair (2004)
– The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)*
Hustlers (2019)
Downton Abbey (2019)
– Legally Blonde (2001)*
– Suicide Squad (2016)* 
Bright (2017)
– Battle at Big Rock (2019)
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
– The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
– Aladdin (2019)*
– Avengers: Inifinity War (2018)*
– Avengers: Endgame (2019)*

October:
– The Comancheros (1961)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
– Berlin, I Love You (2019)
Ad Astra (2019)
Gemini Man (2019)
The Day Shall Come (2019)
Maleficent (2014)*
White Snake (2019)
Rare Beasts (2019)
Joker (2019)
Official Secrets (2019)
Talking About Trees (2019)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Wild Amsterdam (2018)
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
Film Festival Film (2019)
Hi, A.I. (2019)
System Crasher (2019)
– Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)*
Martha: A Picture Story (2019)
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)*
Shooting the Mafia (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
– Fast Girls (2012)*
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Runaway Jury (2003)

November:
– Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Le Mans ’66 (2019)
Let It Snow (2019)
Midway (2019)
The Aeronauts (2019)
The Night Before (2015)
– Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)*
Arthur Christmas (2011)*
– Free Fire (2016)* 
Frozen II (2019)
21 Bridges (2019)
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
Geostorm (2017)
The Aftermath (2019)
Charlie’s Angels (2019)
Knives Out (2019)

December:
The Party’s Just Beginning (2018)
– Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
– Hair Love (2019)
– Andy Murray: Resurfacing (2019)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)*
– Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)* 
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Unlikely Angel (1996)
– Little Woods (2018)

 

Number of different films watched: 227
Number of times been to the cinema: 75

Sci-Fi Month is here!

IMAGE CREDIT: PHOTO by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash. QUOTE from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

November is Sci-Fi Month. I’ve seen talk about Sci-Fi Month on the twittersphere in previous years, but I’ve never been prepared enough to take part – this year is different though! Hosted by Dear Geek Place and imyril Sci-Fi Month is for celebrating all things sci-fi. That’s books, comics, films, TV shows – anything! It’s an excuse to catch up on the sci-fi things you’ve been meaning to get around to watching/reading and it’s a chance to meet fellow sci-fi fans.

There’s no requirements or goals to take part in Sci-Fi Month which I really like as sometimes too much pressure from challenges can put me off taking part. See imyril’s blog for more information on Sci-Fi Month and follow @SciFiMonth on Twitter and use the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth to take part in all the chats.

I had a look at my physical TBR, and I don’t actually have many sci-fi books on there. In fact, I just have four, Brilliance by Marcus Sakey, Dune by Frank Herbert, Area 51 by Bob Meyer, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

My two main bookish aims will be to read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (funnily enough a recent #NinjaBookSwap gift from Dear Geek Place) and Dune. There’s going to be a readalong of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet during Sci-Fi Month which is always a helpful incentive – more info on the readalong is here. I have a physical copy of Dune but as that’s huge and intimidating, I used one of my Audible credits to purchase the audiobook. It’s a long audiobook at 21 hours but I should be able to listen to and complete it during the month on my walk to and from work every day (generally I can listen to at least an hour of an audiobook each working day).

When it comes to films, I’m going to make watching sci-fi films a priority in November. I really like science-fiction films, I like how they can be futuristic or bleak, can be action-packed or more thoughtful. There are so many subgenres of science-fiction which means there’s so many different stories to tell.

I’ve had a look through my watchlists on both Netflix and Amazon Prime and here’s just some of the sci-fi film I’d saved: The Discovery, Next Gen, The Beyond, Mute, Hardcore Henry, Arq, The Zero Theorem, Gattaca, Approaching the Unknown, The Colony, Psychokinesis, Stasis, Advantageous, Beyond, and Guardians. (Yes, there’s a film called Beyond and a different film called The Beyond – one’s on Netflix and the other’s on Prime and I’m intrigued)

Some of these have been on my watch list for ages so I’m not entirely sure what first drew me to them but that’ll make watching them even more fun.

If you fancy checking out the sci-fi books and films I’ve reviewed before on my blog click here.

Let me know if you are going to take part in Sci-Fi Month, I think it’s going to be a cool experience and I love it when events like this give me the push to finally read or watch something I’ve been meaning to read or watch for ages. Also, let me know what some of your favourite sci-fi books and films are, I’m always looking for recommendations.

Films of 2018

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My main film-related goal for this year, as it’s been for the past two years, is to watch 52 Films by Women (both directors and screenwriters). You can find out more about what I’m watching on my Twitter or Letterboxd.

Without further ado, here’s what I’m watching in 2018! Film titles in bold are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review – whether that’s here on my blog or on Jumpcut Online which I contribute to.

January:
The Avengers (2012)*
Iron Man 3 (2013)*
Thor: The Dark World (2013)*
– Flash Gordon (1980)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)*
– The Siege (1998)
– Allegiant (2016)
The 5th Wave (2016)
– Fallen (2016)
– Vampire Academy (2014)
– Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
– The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
– Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
– Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
– Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Coco (2017)
Darkest Hour (2017)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
– A Royal Night Out (2015)
– Friends with Money (2006)
– Live Free or Die Hard (2007)*
– Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
– Power Rangers (2017)
Waterworld (1995)
– Garrett’s Gift (2007)
– The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
– The Intern (2015)
– Weird Science (1985)
– Firstborn (1984)
– WarGames (1983)
– Mudbound (2017)
– Heroin(e) (2017)
– Born of War (2013)
– Pan (2015)
– Bronco Billy (1980)
Bushwick (2017)
– Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
– Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

February:
– Cowboys & Aliens (2011)*
– Groundhog Day (1993)
– Crash (2004)
– Passengers (2008)
– Fargo (1996)
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
– The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
– Cristina (2016)
Black Panther (2018)
– San Andreas (2015)
– Battlefield Earth (2000)
– Hotel for Dogs (2009)
– It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
– Violet & Daisy (2011)
– Supernova (2000)
The Shape of Water (2017)
– Street Kings (2008)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)*
Black Panther (2018)*
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)*
Ant-Man (2015)*
Captain America: Civil War (2016)*
– Barely Lethal (2015)
– Zapped (2014)
– Teach Us All (2017)
– Descendants (2015)
– Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
– Avalon High (2010)
– Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Sky High (2005)
– Frenemies (2012)
Treasure Planet (2002)
– Meet the Robinsons (2007)
– Brother Bear (2003)

March:
– Get Shorty (1995)
– Be Cool (2005)
– Parker (2013)
– The Bone Collector (19990
– Very Good Girls (2013)
– Team Thor: Part 2 (2017)
– Burnt (2015)
The Post (2017)
– Goosebumps (2015)
Lady Bird (2017)
Gringo (2018)
Game Night (2018)
– What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
– Annihilation (2018)
Tomb Raider (2018)
– Everest (2015)
– Colossal (2016)
– The Party (2017)
Love, Simon (2018)
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
– The House Bunny (2008)
– Triple 9 (2016)
– Adventureland (2009)
– Freeheld (2015)
Doctor Strange (2016)*
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)*
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)*
– My Life as a Courgette (2016)

April:
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)*
Pandorum (2009)
Unsane (2018)
– Sherlock Holmes (2009)*
– Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)*
A Quiet Place (2018)
– Automata (2014)
– Uptown Girls (2003)
– The Fifth Estate (2013)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Rampage (2018)
Beyond Skyline (2017)
– Wolf Warrior (2015)
Beast (2017)
– Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
– The Silent Child (2017)
– Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
– This Is The Life (2008)
Talvar (2015)
– Into the Storm (2014)
– The BFG (2016)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
– Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)
– Dirty Computer (2018)

May:
– Stratton (2017)
– Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
– The Final Year (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
The Terminal (2004)
– No Strings Attached (2011)
– Wonder Boys (2000)
– Liberal Arts (2012)
What Maisie Knew (2012)
– London (2005)
– xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
– ManHunt (2017)
– Overdrive (2017)
– The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Zama (2017)
– Momentum (2015)
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Life of the Party (2018)
– The Wave (2015)
– Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
– Before Sunrise (1995)
– Before Sunset (2004)
– Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
– Natural Born Killers (1994)
– The Villainess (2017)
– I Am Not a Witch (2017)
– Bad Rap (2016)
– Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

June:
– Dude (2018)
The Tale (2018)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
– Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)
The Polka King (2017)
– Rush Hour 2 (2001)
– Miles Ahead (2015)
– Come Sunday (2018)
– American Gangster (2007)
– Noah (2014)
– Colonia (2015)
– Alone in Berlin (2016)
– Men,Women & Children (2016)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
The Meddler (2015)
– The Big Wedding (2013)
– Hampstead (2017)
Set It Up (2018)
– Calvary (2014)
About Time (2013)
– The Little Prince (2015)
Mission: Impossible (1996)*
Mission: Impossible (2000)*

July:
Tag (2018)
Ocean’s 8 (2018)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)*
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)*
– Henry Box Brown (2008)
Tau (2018)
– The Shallows (2016)
– River of Grass (1994)
– Warcraft (2016)
– The One (2001)
Hotel Artemis (2018)
– Strokes of Genius (2018)
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)*
– The Mighty Quinn (1988)
– Escape to Victory (1981)*
– Contact (1887)
– Kiki and the MXfits (2018)
– Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
– Nothing Like a Dame (2018)
– Mannequin (1987)*
– The Greatest Showman (2017)*
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
– In the Loop (2009)
– Extinction (2018)
– Sleepless (2017)
– Take (2008)
– Paper Dragons (1996)
– Dahmer (2002)
– Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)*
– Man Up (2015)
– The Best of Me (2014)
– 6 Balloons (2018)

August:
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)*
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
– All the Money in the World (2017)
– 28 Days Later (2002)
– 28 Weeks Later (2007)
– Eagle vs Shark (2007)
– Don Jon (2013)
– Diagnosis (2017)
– Mississippi Grind (2015)
– Bride & Prejudice (2004)
– One Day (2011)
– Last Night (2010)
The Darkest Minds (2018)
The Meg (2018)
– The Pelican Brief (1993)
– Star Trek Beyond (2016)*
– Sunday (2014)
– Everybody’s Fine (2009)
– Immortals (2011)
– Unity (2015)
– Oldboy (2013)
Chi-Raq (2015)
– Pass Over (2018)
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
– Tears of the Sun (2003)
– Perfect Piece (2016)
– To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
– Strange Days (1995)
BlackkKklansman (2018)
Life Partners (2014)
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
– The 100 Years Show (2015)
– Night Moves (2013)
– Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

September:
Bao (2018)
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Christopher Robin (2018)
The Children Act (2017)
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
– Cellular (2004)*
– Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
5 to 7 (2014)
– Swallows and Amazons (2016)
– Hannibal (2001)
– I Saw the Light (2015)
Mile 22 (2018)
– The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
– True Heart (1999)
– The Feels (2017)
– In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)*
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)*
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)*
The Predator (2018)
A Simple Favour (2018)
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)*
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)*
– Nappily Ever After (2018)
– Wedding Crashers (2005)
Train to Busan (2016)
– Chaplin (1992)
– Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
– Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Megan Leavey (2017)
– Patriots Day (2016)

October:
– Rush (2013)*
– The Great Wall (2016)
– Black Panther (2018)*
– Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
– A Star Is Born (1976)
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
– Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Fences (2016)
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
– A New York Winter’s Tale (2014)
The Hate U Give (2018)
Operation Finale (2018)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)*
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)*
Lizzie (2018)
Utøya: July 22 (2018)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)*
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
The Black Cauldron (1985)*
– The Magnificent Seven (2016)*
Roobha (2018)
– Thunder Road (2016)
Support the Girls (2018)
Mayfair (2018)
I Love My Mum (2019)
– Is That You? (2018)
The Guilty (2018)
Mug (2018)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Lemonade (2018)
Supa Modo (2018)
Shoplifters (2018)
Júlia ist (2017)
High Fantasy (2017)
– Feline (2018)
Burning (2018)
Rafiki (2018)
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

November:
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Beyond (2014)
– Pixels (2015)
– Stasis (2017)
Hardcore Henry (2016)
– They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)*
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Widows (2018)
– The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
– Esio Trot (2015)
– The Beyond (2017)
Gattaca (1997)
– 2 Days in Paris (2007)
– 2 Days in New York (2012)
– 7 Days in Havana (2012)
– 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Disobedience (2017)
Dog Days (2018)

December:
Creed II (2018)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Robin Hood (2018)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)*
Green Book (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Mortal Engines (2018)
– Dumplin’ (2018)
Christmas with the Coopers (2015)
– Ladies in Lavender (2004)
– Fast Five (2011)*
– The Mummy (1999)*
Aquaman (2018)
– John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (2018)
– 8 Mile (2002)
– A Most Wanted Man (2014)
– John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)
– The Mummy Returns (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)*
Bird Box (2018)
– Boy (2010)
– Ant-Man (2015)*
– Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)*
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
– Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
– Legally Blonde (2001)*
– The Good Dinosaur (2015)
– The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)*
– Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)*
– Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
– Hunger (2008)
– Passengers (2016)
– Dumplin’ (2018)*
Bumblebee (2018)
– Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
– Breathe (2017)
– The Greatest Showman (2017)*
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*

Number of different films watched: 365
Number of times been to the cinema: 80

The Liebster Award – Take 4

Last month (wow I’m late at getting this posted) I was nominated by Markus from The Marcko Guy for the Liebster Award. Thanks so much dude and I can’t quite believe it’s the fourth one of these that I’ve been nominated for. Still, it’s a good way for you guys to get to know me (if you’re interested) and to shine a light on some great blogs.

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So the rules are simple. Answer the questions given to you by the person who nominated you (and don’t forget to thank them), nominate some other people and give them some more questions and share the love.

So without further ado, here’s my answers to the questions Markus gave me:

1.Is there a movie remake that you actually think is good?
I’ve seen very few remakes and originals if that makes sense. I do love The Magnificent Seven (1960) and think it’s great which is obviously a remake of Seven Samurai (which I haven’t seen). I hope the new Magnificent Seven film which is out later this month is good because I pretty much love the entire cast and I love the director.

2. You’re gonna be stuck in a prison cell for a long time, name three books that you’d bring with you to pass the time.
– The Martian by Andy Weir because it’s my new favourite book and it’d make me laugh.
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin because it’s the last book in an epic trilogy that I love but I haven’t got around to reading the last book yet.
The Last Man Standing by David Baldaci because this book has been on my shelves for a good ten years and it’s long so being locked up in a cell for ages would give the perfect opportunity to read it. (more…)

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Goals I Have For 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. It’s the start of a new year! How 2015 has flown by! Now I’m not always the greatest at making and sticking with my resolutions, I think I managed to keep half of my resolutions last year, so let’s see what happens in 2016.

Continue to post at least once a week.
This year I’ve been doing really well with my blog and have posted at least once every week and, when it comes to what I’m posting, that leads me on to my next resolution…

Post at least one review a week.
Now I have been doing this and generally I’ve set it up that on Monday’s there’s a film review and on Thursday’s there’s a book review. If I read/watch a lot there’s sometimes extra reviews not on those dates but I’d like to try and stick to that schedule as long as I’m still reading and watching stuff that I have enough feelings about that I then want to review it.

Continue to read diversely.
In 2015 I did pretty well in reading a whole range of genres and the the authors I read was pretty much a 50/50 split between men and women, with slightly more female author. I’d like to continue doing that and make a conscious effort to read books from authors of colour. You can check out a summary of my reading in 2015 here. (more…)

Films I’ve Yet to Watch

As it’s the New Year I thought it would be time to have a look at my film collection and actually take note of all the films I’ve yet to watch. I do have a problem with buying films and boxsets and then it takes me ages to actually sit down and appreciate them. So without further ado, here’s all the DVD’s and Blu-rays that are sitting unwatched on my shelves.

10 Years (2011)
A League of Their Own (1992)
A Perfect World (1993)
A Serious Man (2009)
Absolute Power (1997)
American Gangster (2007)
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Australia (2008)
Barton Fink (1991)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Bird (1988)
Blood Work (2002)
Brick Mansions (2014)
Bronco Billy (1980)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) (more…)