February 2016 Update

Alas, February didn’t go quite as well as January, but so be it:

Aim: Review 8 or 9 1001 List movies each month
Reviewed: 3
Inglourious Basterds
In The Heat Of The Night
Juliet Of The Spirits
Successful?:No!

Aim: Review 1 “Bad” movie each month
Reviewed: 1
Juliet Of The Spirits
Successful?:Yes!

Aim: Review 1 “Blind Spot” movie each month
Reviewed: 1
In The Heat Of The Night
Successful?:Yes!

Aim: Review 2 “Film-Makers” movies each month
Reviewed: 2
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
The Blob (Steve McQueen)
Successful?:Yes!

Aim: Read A New-To-Me Book
Read: 1
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
Successful?:Yes!

Aim: Visit Somewhere New
Visited: 1
Ringwood Forest
Successful?:Yes!

I hit all my targets except for the 1001 List, but I missed that one terribly. I didn’t even make it half way! Still, I’ve got five films waiting to be reviewed, so it shouldn’t take me too long to get back on track. Plus, it’s very likely that The Revenant will be added to the 1001 List later this year, so I think that should count. Book-wise I loved Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. I’m due to watch the film later this year as part of my Blind Spot Series, and if it’s as good as the book it’ll be amongst my favourite of the year. I’m also near the end of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train, which I’m not liking quite as much, mainly because I’ve never disliked a main character as much since His Dark Materials. If anything reading the book is making me less excited for the upcoming movie, which I’d anticipated as being this year’s Gone Girl. And visiting-wise Ringwood Forest was a bit of a cop-out as it’s quite near to my home and is practically part of the New Forest where we go all the time, but it was technically somewhere new, and Murphy enjoyed having a run around whilst Aisha went on a pine cone scavenge.
murphy ringwood
Come back next month to see if I’m back on track!

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