Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Just for my record - films watched

While we were out on the cut, our TV didn't work. Well, it worked once, but never again after that. Until we got back to the marina, when it carried on as if nothing had ever happened. Very strange.

However, our DVD player, integral to the TV, worked fine. So we watched our complete stock of films. Plus the whole of series 5 of Game of Thrones. Just for my record, these are the films. (details from IMDB).

Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)

This is the end
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Mickey Blue-Eyes
An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Let him have it
In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.

The Dictator
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Howard's End
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Smart People
Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet
A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

May I kill U?
Baz is one of Britain's new bicycle police, a figure of fun. But soon he will turn from cycle cop to psycho-path. As riots break out in London, a head injury skews Baz into a vigilante, offering criminals the choice of arrest or death. Baz sees his campaign as lawful killing. Lowlifes who are too stunned, confused, or drunk to argue when he politely asks, "May I kill you?" are merrily dispatched. All filmed on the helmet-cam and posted on social networks! Using the alter ego @N4cethelaw, Baz acquires thousands more fans with each killing, dispensing justice to scumbags, cleaning up society. In a sudden reversal, Baz is captured by an enraged relative of one of his presumed "kills", and faces slaughter, or even worse, exposure.

Death of a Salesman
An ageing traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.

A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travellers.


  1. Wow, that's quite some list of films! I think I would enjoy Rush. I used to be an avid watcher of Formula 1 when I lived in South Africa. It lost its appeal when I came to NL, mainly because there's no Murray Walker type here and it is not easy to watch it on the Internet. I haven't had a TV since I've lived here!

    1. There's a lot to be said for not having TV, I'm sure. We hardly watch it when we have signal. Two or three really good drama serials attract us from time to time. Otherwise, we wouldn't miss it at all. Films are our thing, and we trawl charity shops for DVDs whenever we can.