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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:18am on 08/01/2011 under , , , ,
Sixty seven films watched this year, down from ninety five last year. None at the cinema; mostly from DVD, Blu-ray and TV, with a handful from iTunes and watched on the Apple TV. My film watching fell away in the second half of 2010, as I spent more time watching old TV series downloaded from iTunes.

Worst film I watched this was Lesbian Vampire Killers, which was dire. Highlights were Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, which was a delight, and seeing The 39 Steps on Blu-ray — it is wonderful to watch a favourite film looking better than I’ve seen it before.

My mission for 2011 is to rip all my DVDs to my Drobo, so all the films and TV series will be accessible from the Apple TV.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
Near Dark (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Serenity (2005)
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
Sweeney! (1977)
Gambit (1966)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Cobra (1986)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Alien Nation (1988)
In the Loop (2009)
Inside Man (2006)
The Quest (1996)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
South Pacific (1958)
Planet Terror (2007)
Army of Darkness (1993)
My Name is Bruce (2007)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Barb Wire (1996)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
The Mummy (1999)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Dreamgirls (2006)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
The Wolfman (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Ring (1998)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Diagnosis: Death (2009)
Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2002)
Murder, She Said (1961)
Carry On Abroad (1972)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Clue (1985)
Murder by Death (1976)
Shock Treatment (1981)
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Twins of Evil (1971)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Doom (2005)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Con Air (1997)
Caddyshack (1980)
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:18am on 08/01/2011 under , , , ,
Sixty seven films watched this year, down from ninety five last year. None at the cinema; mostly from DVD, Blu-ray and TV, with a handful from iTunes and watched on the Apple TV. My film watching fell away in the second half of 2010, as I spent more time watching old TV series downloaded from iTunes.

Worst film I watched this was Lesbian Vampire Killers, which was dire. Highlights were Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, which was a delight, and seeing The 39 Steps on Blu-ray — it is wonderful to watch a favourite film looking better than I’ve seen it before.

My mission for 2011 is to rip all my DVDs to my Drobo, so all the films and TV series will be accessible from the Apple TV.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
Near Dark (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Serenity (2005)
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
Sweeney! (1977)
Gambit (1966)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Cobra (1986)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Alien Nation (1988)
In the Loop (2009)
Inside Man (2006)
The Quest (1996)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
South Pacific (1958)
Planet Terror (2007)
Army of Darkness (1993)
My Name is Bruce (2007)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Barb Wire (1996)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
The Mummy (1999)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Dreamgirls (2006)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
The Wolfman (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Ring (1998)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Diagnosis: Death (2009)
Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2002)
Murder, She Said (1961)
Carry On Abroad (1972)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Clue (1985)
Murder by Death (1976)
Shock Treatment (1981)
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Twins of Evil (1971)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Doom (2005)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Con Air (1997)
Caddyshack (1980)
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 01:25pm on 01/01/2010 under , , ,
Ninety five films watched this year; increasingly watched in HD, either on TV or on Blu-ray. Modern films look as good as expected, but I am finding the real joy in high definition to be finding older films that look wonderful. Highlights this year have been the Blu-ray of North by Northwest, and seeing the original Star Wars trilogy in HD on ITV.

The Fog (1980)
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Die Another Day (2002)
Carry on Cleo (1964)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Goonies (1985)
Dr No (1962)
Thunderball (1965)
Love Happy (1949)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
St Trinian's (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Mama Mia (2008)
Manhunter (1986)
Stormbreaker (2006)
Silver Streak (1976)
Robocop (1987)
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Batman (1966)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Crooks in Cloisters (1964)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Escape from New York (1981)
Hairspray (2008)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Jackie Brown (1997)
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Fathom (1967)
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
My Name Is Bruce (2008)
Red Heat (1988)
My Name Is Bruce (2008)
Carry On At Your Convenience (1971)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
The Golden Compass (2007)
Gladiatress (2004)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Urban Legend (1998)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Total Recall (1990)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Grease (1978)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Resident Evil (2002)
Army of Darkness (1993)
The Faculty (1998)
St Trinian's (2007)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Death Proof (2007)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Planet Terror (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
The Thing (1982)
The Dam Busters (1954)
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Purple Rain (1984)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Hellraiser (1987)
Pinocchio (1940)
Enchanted (2007)
First Blood (1982)
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Dragonwyck (1946)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Brief Encounter (1945)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Dam Busters (1954)
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Star Wars (1977)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 01:25pm on 01/01/2010 under , , ,
Ninety five films watched this year; increasingly watched in HD, either on TV or on Blu-ray. Modern films look as good as expected, but I am finding the real joy in high definition to be finding older films that look wonderful. Highlights this year have been the Blu-ray of North by Northwest, and seeing the original Star Wars trilogy in HD on ITV.

The Fog (1980)
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Die Another Day (2002)
Carry on Cleo (1964)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Goonies (1985)
Dr No (1962)
Thunderball (1965)
Love Happy (1949)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
St Trinian's (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Mama Mia (2008)
Manhunter (1986)
Stormbreaker (2006)
Silver Streak (1976)
Robocop (1987)
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Batman (1966)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Crooks in Cloisters (1964)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Escape from New York (1981)
Hairspray (2008)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Jackie Brown (1997)
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Fathom (1967)
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
My Name Is Bruce (2008)
Red Heat (1988)
My Name Is Bruce (2008)
Carry On At Your Convenience (1971)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
The Golden Compass (2007)
Gladiatress (2004)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Urban Legend (1998)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Total Recall (1990)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Grease (1978)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Resident Evil (2002)
Army of Darkness (1993)
The Faculty (1998)
St Trinian's (2007)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Death Proof (2007)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Planet Terror (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
The Thing (1982)
The Dam Busters (1954)
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Purple Rain (1984)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Hellraiser (1987)
Pinocchio (1940)
Enchanted (2007)
First Blood (1982)
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Dragonwyck (1946)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Brief Encounter (1945)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Dam Busters (1954)
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Star Wars (1977)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
location: KY16 8JY

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