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Film: June 2011’s Films

July 30, 2011 1 comment

Almost a month late, we have the June round-up posts. Having covered games, television and books, next up is the month’s film viewing:

It almost seemed silly to make a portrait image with just one person in it.

Image source: Vivian

After last month’s decent innings we’re back to another poor showing, just a single film. There’s no real reason for it, save that I didn’t feel like watching a film so didn’t make the effort. What was the one exception then? Read on: Read more…

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Film: May 2011’s Films

Far later than intended, we have the May round-up posts, where I write a little about all the media I consumed throughout the month (June’s will hopefully go up next week, but haven’t been worked on at all yet). This month started with television and now we’re looking at the films I watched.

Yep, there are actually people here this month.

Image sources: Orange, Dignam, Farquaad, Charlie, Harry, Liam, Rita, Lionel, Cecilia, Valeri and John.

I watched films this month, hooray! In April I managed to not watch any films at all, so this a step up. I decided that on my days off I could watch a film in place of my morning TV episode, seeing as time’s not as much of a factor as it is on a work day. Not necessarily every day as I don’t have quite that many unwatched films, but it’s still a good time for me to watch a film if I have one. I’ve also made the effort to update the draft of this post every time I watch a film rather than try to assemble it all from memory at the end of the month, and this new way worked much better. Here’s what I watched:

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Film: April 2011′s Films

It’s time for each of April’s round-up posts, a quick overview and assessment of all the entertainment I consumed during the month. Having finally been on time enough last month to make goals this is the first proper opportunity to see whether I was able to meet them. This month we kick off with the films I watched.

There doesn't appear to be anybody here. How odd...

Well this is a little embarrassing. It seems I didn’t watch a single film in April. That makes the opinion section rather brief, so let’s see if I achieved my goals for the month:

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Film: March 2011’s Films

Here we have the last of the March round-up posts. This month we kicked off with the books I read, followed by the games I played and the TV I watched. Now it’s time for the films I viewed.

As ever, watching so few films does mean that making the title image is pretty darn simple.

Image sources: Ponyo, Shaun, Ben, Partridge and V.

Five films then, two more than February’s meagre haul but two less than January’s, which was already a little on the low side. Oh well, here’s what they were:

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Film: February 2011’s Films

I’m still catching up with these, but unless procrastination gets the better of me March’s posts will arrive promptly in April once I’m off work (so probably the 6th onwards). This month the first monthly review post covered gaming (which was last  in January), the second was television and now it’s the turn of February’s films, and we’ll end with the month’s reading.

 

Three images are much easier to fit into the header, so that's a plus of sorts. Can you guess what the films are?

Image sources: Jake, Ray and The Operative.

Yes, just three films this months. That’s daft and I have no excuse, so I’m just going to jump straight into talking about the films themselves:

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Film: January 2011’s Films

March 3, 2011 3 comments

I’ve decided to resurrect the old monthly review posts that I tried briefly last year (the earliest three entries with the monthly review tag), but doing them more in the style of the 2010 in review posts. Having only just decided to do it means I’m going to have to sort out January’s now then almost immediately jump into February’s, but going forward there should actually be a month between them. This second post covers film viewing, and there will also be posts for television , books and gaming.

 

Fitting in all seven was a bit of a squeeze.

Image sources: Sara, Randy, Raul, Nick, Borat, Bower and Lotso.

As with the television post I’ll use this opening paragraph to discuss when I watch films. With just three hours of free time on a work day (during which I also have to get ready) it’s not particularly practical to watch a film as most push two hours in length and would just consume the majority of available time. I like the routine of getting out of bed and watching an episode of a TV programme so I don’t particularly want to shunt that aside for a film anyway. That leaves my four days off, which is a pretty substantial amount of time during which it should be easy to find time to watch a couple of films each ‘week’.

After looking back at the entirety of 2010’s film viewing it emerged that starting work resulted in the time I set aside for films dropping down to ridiculous levels, with just eight films watched in the last four months of the year, and I declared that I needed to make more of an effort to find time for films. So let’s see how I did (this post won’t contain any spoilers):

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