It’s been another spectacularly lacklustre week in terms of movies for me, in that I only watched one and wrote a grand total of zero reviews. I barely even got a podcast out, though I have guested on some others. So what have I been doing instead? Well, most of this week has been spent making origami lampshades whilst singing along to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack because, y’know, I’m just like all the other 28-year-old men I know.
I did finish both the book I was reading (The Maltese Falcon, excellent) and all four seasons of The IT Crowd. I’ve yet to see the final double-length special from a couple of years ago, but I plan to see it soon. Season 4 is definitely my favourite, and the one I remembered most clearly. In particular episode 2, The Final Countdown, is a particular highlight. Anyway, here’s the only movie I watched this week:
We had a dinner-and-a-movie night with a friend this week, and she picked Snatch to watch as she hadn’t seen it before. I need to review it sometime but didn’t take any notes, so if I’m quick I’ll get some thoughts up before they fall out of my head but, as ever, I make no promises. As it stands my Favourite Scene Friday post on the cars scene will have to do for now. My friend really enjoyed it too, if you were wondering, as did Aisha. It’s one of those films that I forget just how much I enjoy it, and which should be added to the ever-expanding list of films I watch more often.
Lists: Empire Top 500
Choose Film 9/10
Posts you may have missed:
Lambcast #308 Movie of the Month: The Chipmunk Adventure: I was joined by Kristen Lopez, Nicole Ayers, Robert Zerbe and Vern to discuss the movie that somehow won the MOTM for February, The Chipmunk Adventure.
Simplistic Reviews Podcast #64: I joined the Simplistic Reviews guys – DJ, Matt and Justin – plus their robot announcer Julie – for a mad-cap, ribald and wholly offensive episode of their show. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it is a lot of fun.
Favourite Scene Friday: Snatch: Car-Lamity!: Inspired by the only film I saw this week (I was originally planning on picking a scene from Midnight Run, but that’ll wait for a different month) I looked at my favourite scene from Snatch, The Bit With All The Conversations In The Cars. This will be a monthly post I write for Robert’s site, and I’m excited to see the feature return.
Aim: Review 8 or 9 1001 List movies each month
Should be on: 13
On Track: No!
Aim: Review 1 “Bad” movie each month
Should be on: 1
On Track: Yes!
Aim: Review 1 “Blind Spot” movie each month
Should be on: 2
On Track: No!
Aim: Review 2 “Film-Makers” movies each month
Should be on: 4
On Track: No!