Movie a Day 2015 Week 6.

Day 36 Movie 38: The 39 Steps…. Superb film, so dated the plot is laughable…. Still Wonderful. watched on recorded tv

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Day 37 Movie 39: Philomena… Really powerful film, great work from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan… watched on dvd borrowed from mum

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Day 37 Movie 40: The Railway Man… Another 2 movie day and 2nd powerful movie. Colin Firth as Lomax and the fella who played Young Lomax were very good. Horrible story. watched on love film dvd

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Day 38 Movie 41: Kingsman: Secret Service… 2 Colin Firth movies in a row. This was enjoyable (for me, Dolina, not as much.) I totally agree though with people who have a problem with the Swedish Princess bit at the end. watched at the movies

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Day 39 movie 42: Into The Wild…. Cracking story, made difficult by the heavy narration “the river of his life reversed and started running up hill and in his malaise he felt the impending doom of one more high school prom alone and without Peanut M and M’s” watched on recorded tv

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Day 40 movie 43: Superman II another enjoyable movie. Realised how much Courtney Cox looks and acts like Margot Kidder. Not sure if it is Superman canon that his kisses can wipe minds. watched on dvd

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Day 41 movie 44: Maradona by Kusturica…. Wow not sure what to make of this… Fantastic documentary of a nutter….. Some of it was amazing must watch for football fans. “Hand of God” watched on dvd borrowed from dad (which i bought him and he’d never watched.)

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Day 42 movie 45: His Girl Friday…. Wonderful fast paced comedy and despite being 75 years old, has more charm and better comic timing and dialogue than anything being made today. watched on netflix

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Movie a Day 2015 Week 5

Day 29 Movie 30: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis…. I enjoyed it, Scott enjoyed it, just enough fighting for him.

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Day 30 Movie 31: Under The Skin…. Scarlett Johansson drives around Glasgow asking guys for directions. That’s what I got from this dark/dreary/depressing film. Apparently she’s an alien if it hadn’t been for the dvd blurb I’d have no idea what was going on, read it and still didn’t. watched on love film dvd

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Day 31 Movie 32: Hector and the Search For Happiness…. Ok, rich psychiatrist going out with Rosamund Pike (lovely and not at all Gone Girl.) decides he’s unhappy. So he goes to Asia/China the only female he talks to there turns out to be a prostitute. Then he goes to “Africa” it’s a hell hole he gets kidnapped by a Warlord and only gets out because of the only South American in the whole movie helps him…. Guess what he does for a living???? Yip Druglord… Turns out he finds the secret to happiness, fortunately so did Rosamund Pike, who had found it sitting it the house….. Total poppycock. watched on amazon prime

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Day 31 Movie 33: another 2 movie Day Big Hero 6. Really enjoyed it. I particularly liked San Fransokyo I thought it was amazing looking, very clever.

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Day 32 Movie 34: The Craft, Not sure how this got on my list, scary teenage witches doing scary murdery stuff and there was rats and snakes and cockroaches and crazy chanting…. I’ll not sleep well tonight. watched on amazon prime

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Day 33 movie 35: Superman: The Movie, ending a bit off, not a big fan of Lois casting but this is wonderful (I’d forgotten how good.) this is my Superman. watched on dvd

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Day 34 Movie 36: Lone Survivor. Hard watch and some epic people falling scenes, well worth a watch.

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Day 35 Movie 37: Wreck it Ralph… Good fun and Scott liked which is good. watched on dvd

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Movie a Day 2015 Week 4

Day 22 Movie 23: Foxcatcher. what a crazy messed up story…. absolute tragedy…. makes for a good film though. Steve Carell was excellent.

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Day 23 Movie 24: Unforgiven    I love me a good western, not sure how I’d never seen this one before… Really enjoyed it. watched on DVD

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Day 24 Movie 25: Dallas Buyers Club  Interesting story Matthew McConaghy was very good, what a transformation. watched on Love Film DVD

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Day 25 Movie 26: Red Riding Hood Not sure how this ended up on my list, it was ridiculous fun, quite enjoyable. watched on amazon prime

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Day 26 Movie 27: Seve Wonderful film about a very exceptional person, totes emosh watched on love film dvd

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Day 27 Movie 28: The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood is very good, he must be the 3rd or 4th best cowboy watched on dvd

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Day 28 Movie 29: Whiplash Powerful movie about dedication, drive and Arseholes in the world of Jazz Drumming… Didn’t follow the subtleties of drumming but good watch.

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Movie a Day 2015: Week 3

Day 15 Movie 15: Some Kind of Wonderful. A fantastically 80’s teen a lot of Nonsense and a lot of fun. Although, the obvious choice for me from the beginning was the friend….. Watched on DVD

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Day 16 Movie 16: Scream. I’m not big on horror movies but this is light on actual gore and heavy on stupid teenagers making bad decisions, I enjoyed the deconstruction of the genre. Entertaining watched on dvd

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Day 17 Movie 17: Scream 2. More of the same and still attempting to be very clever with it, the baddie would be like fighting Frank Spencer, the amount of time he gets put on his arse or falls over, I’d give this pass marks. watched on dvd

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Day 18 Movie 18: Scream 3. This was more of a live action Scooby Do, groups of folk running around a mansion being chased by the bad guy, a poor finish to the trilogy….. but then I discover there is a 4th movie??? I’ve been assured it’s better than 3 so might look it up.watched on dvd.

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Day 19 Movie 19: Pale Rider. Good Ole Western, I don’t know if perhaps I’m just getting old, but I was concerned who was going to have to clean up all the dead bodies that were left lying around at the end. Thoroughly enjoyable watched on dvd.

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Day 20 Movie 20: Calvary. This was a beautiful and bleak movie about a Good Priest who awaits his death in a weeks time. It was like watching Ireland trying to work through its issues with relation to the financial collapse, religion in the 21st century and pedophilia by the Church. Some comic moments, well worth a watch. Watched on Love Film DVD.

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Day 21 Movies 21 and 22: The Watcher in the Woods. This was the totally out there choice of my wee fella, he thought Bette Davis looked a bit like a witch on the poster, which was good enough for him. It was actually a pretty scary batshit bonkers Disney movie about child possession by inter-dimensional beings, strange mystical rites, worth a watch just to see what Disney was serving kids in the 80’s. Watched on Amazon Prime.

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Divergent. The obvious comparisons with this movie is The Hunger Games (fighting kids, future after a big civil war, female lead.) This was ok, I’m pretty sure that the books must have made a better job of explaining the world as this didn’t make complete sense to me. As a film it was ok, I’d give it pass marks, but can’t imagine I’d be rushing to the cinema for the sequel. Watched on Love Film DVD.

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Week 3 got me a movie ahead, which is good to have one in the bank, come holidays and other days I can’t manage to watch one, I’d like to have had a few more done by this point, but then I have to live a life and read book and comics and watch TV as well. First world problems I know.

Movie a Day 2015: Week 2

Day eight Movie 8: Manhattan, I continue on my ill-fated Woody Allen adventure, I’m not going to hide it, he makes me squeamish, he’s written, Directed and Starring in a movie in which he has put himself in bed with an underage girl. I didn’t enjoy this at all. Watched on DVD

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Day Nine Movie Nine: Hannah and Her Sisters. Ok The Woody Allen Box set was a bad purchase, this was probably the most watchable of the 4, although that is damning with faint praise. I don’t even like Michael Caine. Could have been worse could have been a set of 5 dvd’s. Watched on DVD

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Day Ten Movie Ten: Birdman, I thoroughly enjoyed this film, although my good lady wife didn’t enjoy it as much, Michael Keaton, Ed Norton and Emma Stone are all big favourites of mine, so this looked like a winner and turned out to be one. Not sure what to make of the ending though, I like my ending tied in a nice big bow and this was my only fault with the movie, but most certainly a “must watch” Movie.

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Day 11 Movie 11: Amelie, I love this movie, it’s quirky, it’s charming, it is wonderfully bright and I love Paris, I could fall in love with Audrey Tautou’s Character. I’d imagine after I have done my 365 movies this year, this could be top ten. Watched on Amazon Prime

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Day 12 Movie 12: The Imitation Game, what a good movie, I enjoyed the story and got suitably upset about the ending and outraged at how people in the past (and even now) got treated so badly, I did leave the theatre with a tear in my eye at the wasted opportunity that Alan Turing’s death symbolised. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly were very good and Charles Dance was his usual brillianty self. Watched in the Cinema

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Day 13 Movie 13: The Pianist, a hard watch, so sad and I didn’t realise it was a true story until the end credits. I’d normally shy away from a Roman Polanski film, but I would recomend this. watched on DVD

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Day 14 Movie 14: Megamind I enjoyed this and thought it was pretty clever and funny, I watched it with my 4 year old and he wasn’t as grabbed by it, perhaps a little too clever and not enough action for the younger audience. Watched recorded on TV

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Wasn’t too hard a week, best new movie I watched The Imitation Game, best old movie Amelie

Movie a Day for 2015, Week One

Day One: A rewatching of an old favourite, the original Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, not much can be added about this movie, I wish I’d watched the older, Han Shot first, version. Also I watched a little on the 31st December and finished it on Day One so not technically cheating. Watched it on recorded TV.

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Day Two: Son of Batman, a DC Animation, a good story and Damian is a character I enjoy, quite why Talia Al Ghul couldn’t zip her combat suit up and insisted in fighting in high heels perplexed me. I watched this over 2 days when my TV was being used by other family members. Watched on Computer.

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Day Three: 42, this is the story of Jackie Robinson, the first Black Player to play Major League Baseball, it’s a story I’m very familiar with. Harrison Ford was very good as Branch Rickey. Watched on DVD with wife.

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Day Four: Top Gun, had never really watched this movie properly before, enjoyed it, wasn’t too impressed by plane scenes, I liked the Music and the whole 80’s vibe. Watched it on recorded TV over a few days.

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Day Five: Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex (but where afraid to ask.) This was awful and certainly not funny, I bought a Woody Allen Box set in preparation for this challenge, starting to doubt my decision. A really horrid film. Watched on DVD

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Day 6: Giving Woody Allen 2 days in a row after yesterday’s horror show was admittedly a bit daunting. However, I did like Annie Hall, I may have liked it more if the taste of Everything you wanted to know about sex, wasn’t still in my mouth. However, I don’t understand how it ended up with a best picture oscar, Diane Keaton was Good though. Watched on DVDAnnie-Hall-23

Day Seven Movie seven: The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. A good old family romp, to change the tone a little from Woody Allen’s self obsession. I enjoyed this movie it is well done with a warmness of spirit. Watched recorded on TV, culred up with my 4 year old

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So that’s the first week done, I’ve selected shorter movies to get me started, so the challenge may become tougher as time goes on. No real struggles to complete this week though.

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Hinterkind #5

piss or get off the potty time with this one, and it’s a keeper (for now) there is enough sucking me in for the next instalment.

Suicide Risk #10

this was a good issue, explains the back story of the people giving out the powers, but still leaving the powers themselves a mystery.

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Detective Comics #28

i like Gothtopia, looks cracking and reads well.

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Green Lantern/Red Lantern #28

I can’t go on enough about how good Red Lanterns is getting, the whole universe is being well written and for the first time in a while feels cohesive.

Forever Evil #5

i enjoyed this, the art was a bit static at times but it was fast moving and enjoyable.

Batman: Joker’s Daughter one shot

This started poorly and got better, I loved the concept of the Joker’s Daughter, but up until now I have found the execution somewhat lacking. This got better and turned out ok, a good primer.

Forever Evil : Arkham War #5

Just another chapter in the battle, good stuff though

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Earth 2 #20

Fun, not sure what Aquawoman is wearing or what it is made of, or if it’s practical or even enough

The Movement #9

Gail Simone introduces Batgirl to The Movement and it’s certainly not a buddy team up issue. Gail Simone is a fantastic writer and her Batgirl is a joy to read.

Action Comics #28

Forgetable issue? Perhaps, I forgot to write review and now can’t remember it.