Watching Films on The Big Television

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I have two young daughters aged 5 & 7, who, after a lot of hinting from Daddy, are taking a keen interest in films and are growing up to be excellent little cinephiles in their own right.

2014 was their biggest cinematic year so far and saw them both break out from traditional children’s animated films and start to embrace a wider and more diverse selection of titles.

Each weekend we try and do a secret cinema evening, during which their ban on entering ‘the parents room’ is temporarily lifted and they are able to snuggle up to Daddy to watch a new film on ‘the big television’. It is through these evenings that you can really see the magical and timeless nature of cinema in full flow. Watching their faces captivated by what is on the screen has led to some cherished childhood moments and I hope formed memories that will linger in their minds as they grow older. (more…)

Screen Time: June 2014

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I used to post a weekly update on my viewing habits, which I called ‘The Week That Was’. However, as a busy father to two young children this weekly tempo was proving a little too ambitious, therefore I have taken the lead from some other fellow bloggers and reverted to a monthly schedule instead.

I have decided to call this section ‘Screen Time’ and it will follow the same basic structure as the previous weekly edition, covering my viewing habits for 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 am currently deep into.

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

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