A week in film: week 2

So I’m back at uni, and until the semester starts up properly in a few weeks’ time I actually have remarkably little to do. While I mull over my dissertation, put some video ideas together, and prepare for a takeaway assignment, I’m spending a lot of time doing very little – other than watching things. This is both a blessing and a curse, as I am both prone to a lot of rewatching and am often susceptible to films that aren’t necessarily of the highest calibre. I also forgot that this was a thing, and I suddenly remembered that due to my promise I actually had to write about these movies. But we’ll get to that later.

For now, however, let’s start with the good things I’ve seen this week. Seeing as I’m including Sundays in this series, I can start with Edge of Tomorrow, which I watched with my family the night before I came back to Southampton. It went down remarkably well, and I’ve concluded that every time I see it (this would now be the third time) I enjoy it even more than I did that first time back at Union Films towards the end of last year. It’s a fantastic action film with a nice sci-fi element, which is right up my alley. It’s also got Emily Blunt in, and I love her. It makes me happy, and I’m looking forward to watching it again.

In the case of rewatching, I’ve suddenly found myself back in the middle of an Arrow-related addiction…again. Since picking the series back up last week, I’ve been working on getting back to the mid-season three finale before it gets back on air. The benefits of having seen it before are numerous, because if you’re a chicken like me the slight dip in tension is a plus, and I’m able to jump to scenes or episodes that I particularly want to see. Unthinkable in a debut viewing, but works well with the benefit of prior knowledge. Also a plus when you’re moving between stuff a lot. As I worked my way to the beginning of series three I also started to re-watch The Flash, alternating between the two in the way in which they aired. Because I didn’t do that the first time I watched them, it’s nice to manage it this time around. Certain things make a lot more sense now. Also, makes The Flash look a hell of a lot cheerier by comparison.

On the other hand – and in the name of full disclosure – I’ve also got a confession to make. I watched most of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse…and I didn’t hate it. In fact, I quite enjoyed sitting with my housemate berating all of the issues with the film and pointing out the bits which were less troublesome. Honestly, we were channel-hopping and it was the standout of what was on at the time. So take a long look at yourselves, schedulers. Maybe when you’re wondering why you haven’t picked up Agent Carter yet (I’m still not letting this go).

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