True Grit (the Coen brothers remake), been meaning to watch it for ages – very good. 2 weeks ago
The secret life of Walter Mitty
Loved it – 4/5 1 month ago
Two old favourites, seems to be a pattern to re-watch in January – Fellowship of the Rings, and Arsenic and Old Lace, which I hadn’t watched for ages. Forgotten just how good the script is. 1 month ago
1 – The Hobbit – the desolation of Smaug
2 – The Life of Pi
3 – Brave
Off to a good start with 3 cracking films 2 months ago
27 – The Pirates in an adventure with Scientists (Hugh Grant’s best work to date – loved it)
28 – Re-watched Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, just love it for the feelgood factor
29 – Arthur Christmas – possibly the best Christmas film ever. 2 months ago
Guess who’s coming to dinner – wow, what a film. Deeply moving and K Hepburn is awe-inspiring in her performance. Glad to have seen it at long last. 3 months ago
Sold an unopened item of makeup on ebay 3 months ago
8 items of clothing given to charity 3 months ago
A deeply disturbing film. 4 months ago
Used my lunch break constructively and got rid of 2 broken electrical items and one old household item at the tip, erm I mean civic amenity centre. Now I know where it is for future reference, and my car is considerably lighter (been meaning to go for weeks). 4 months ago
I’m not going to finish this goal but I’m carrying on anyway, it’s fun.
No 25 seriously depressing – I wish I hadn’t bothered. Should come with a warning, do not watch if you’re finding life tough. Taking all the French films off my lovefilm list! 4 months ago
Two lovely picture books that I’ve been meaning forever to give to my niece and nephew – off my shelf and bestowed. (Although if they don’t appreciate them sufficiently I may take them back!) 4 months ago
One week in to this resolution, and I’ve only missed one day. Finished the Knife of Never Letting Go, started an Elmore Leonard, and re-reading a Study in Scarlet. 4 months ago
Sold a top on ebay (only made pennies profit though), and threw away a tatty old pair of shoes. Recycled an old jam jar from the back of the cupboard as a pen holder. 4 months ago
Took a bag to charity shop. I think this is a goal to set on a regular basis. Next step, try to sell a couple of things on ebay, and get registered on freecycle. 5 months ago
Was ruthless and threw away an old tote bag and an old purse. It’s a start! 5 months ago
Anchorman. Not one I’d have chosen to watch – thought I’d hate it but it was surprisingly funny. 5 months ago
Django Unchained – utterly brilliant. 5 months ago
Educating Rita – disappointing actually. Dated, but still a human and wise film.
About Time – truly awful, I came close to going on a killing spree and had to watch lots of crime drama as therapy afterwards.
30 films to go – eek! 5 months ago
Despicable Me 2 – treated friends and they chose this. Very funny, must see the first one. 6 months ago
Jack Reacher – harmless and watchable fun. It gave my mum nightmares though about being framed for murder.
Moonrise Kingdom – strange as usual but probably my favourite Wes Anderson film so far. I don’t always even finish them. 6 months ago
Finally fulfilled my long-term goal of seeing Macbeth, which I managed to miss studying or seeing till now. The Globe never do a bad play and this was no exception. Despite our very restricted view (at times could see no-one, just hear voices), I loved this play, it’s now one of my favourites.
I’m wondering whether it would be too ambitious to book tickets for Henry VI, three plays in a day, do I have the energy? I may never get another chance… 6 months ago
Destry Rides Again
I’m working my A-Z film challenge into this one, watched Carefree last so now it’s D and this is another one on my shelf for years but unwatched. I don’t normally watch westerns but love Jimmy Stewart and this is full of surprises. Good to be out of my comfort zone.
It’s also really getting me relaxed watching all these films. 7 months ago