Screen Time: 2014 – A Year in Numbers

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So it’s been a while……but anyway, back to business and welcome to a special 2014 edition of Screen Time which rather than looking at what I have watched since my last update (almost three months ago now – I know, I know), I thought it might be interesting to have a look at some of my viewing stats from the past year. These stats have been compiled from a combination of my own records and the good folks over at Letterboxd, which if you haven’t checked it out then you should, as it’s a must for any lover of film. (more…)

Predestination

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Predestination

Trust me on this one

Ok, so this review is going to be a little bit different, so please bear with me. Some of my most memorable movie going experiences have involved going into a screening with no prior knowledge of the film and then being cinematically slapped in the face by what is on the screen. To me, this is story telling in its purist form. However, these days due to the 24 news cycle, Twitter, Facebook and let’s face it blogs like this one, this is increasingly unlikely.

Luckily, I recently managed to create this experience with the new Australian film Predestination, and if you are willing, I am going to try to recreate it for you. It is quite possible I am too late, as you may have already seen reviews online, be across some of the plot points and/or have some prior knowledge of cast members. But if you haven’t, are intrigued by this premise and you are up for a touch of cinematic adventure in the blind, then I would strongly encourage you to purposely avoid finding out any details in advance about Predestination and simply take a leap into the unknown. (more…)

Screen Time: August 2014

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Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Screen Time, which covers and documents the films I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

Highlights:                            What has stood out for me this month.

Cinema Screenings:             First time watches I have seen in the cinema.

Couch Screenings:                First time watches at home.

Rewatches:                            Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.

TV Shows:                              Any TV shows I’m currently bingeing on.

Score Sheet:                          The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how August shook down. (more…)