I decided last week that this blog needed a regular feature. The idea for one, as many good ideas do, came from my dear Other Half. His suggestion was watching all of our films in alphabetical order then writing reviews for each one. This instantly appealed to me. Ordering them alphabetically gives a good chance of getting something pretty different each time. Plus, with 182 films, if you don’t count sequels or trilogies separately, it’ll last a long while. Especially when you then consider that we regularly buy new DVDs which will then be added to the list.
So this evening we will be watching the first film on the list, which happens to be ‘About a boy’, a film I actually really like. As I look on down the list, I see lots of other films I really like, as you might expect given that I own them. Then I happen across films that really belong to my husband, either because he likes them or because he had to watch them for a past university module or that we bought thinking it would be good and it turned out to be rubbish but we just sort of shoved it further back on the shelf rather than actually get rid of it.
Now I like a good variety of films – everything from Sense and Sensibility to Kill Bill – but some of the titles on this list are making me groan with boredom already. But I will watch them and review them. For the sake of anyone who hasn’t had the misfortune of watching them yet and can be saved from that fate by my words of warning. You might also get some recommendations for films you haven’t yet seen that might give you a whole new outlook on life or at least give you a better mood for an hour or two.
So look out for my review of ‘About a Boy’ sometime tomorrow!