Monday, January 9, 2012

The Monday Corner 1/9/2012

Admit it. Oh come on, admit it! You know you missed me. You know you did! Go on, just say it. I won't shy away. Just yell out into the sky "I love The Monday Corner!" Or not. You know, if you don't want to that is. It's OK, I won't cry... *sniff sniff*... :)

Movies/TV Watched This Past Week:
I've seen quite a bit since we last met up so here are just a couple of the big highlights!

Attack the Block: No film could live up to the onslaught of praise this one had received, but I do admit it does a damn fine job trying.

Spaced Series 1: Gah, what have I been missing all these years?! (seen via Netflix instant)

Merlin Series 1 - 3: After a painfully dry and uninspired first series, I was worried that this would turn out to be another Fantasy gone so terribly wrong, but there was enough promise for me to continue on. Series 2 had more than its fair share of 'oh come on already' moments, but again the promise was there. For Series 3, that promise finally came into being a bit. The start of Series 4 has, thus far, promised to come as close as ever to delivering in full. (Series 1 through 3 seen via Netflix instant. Series 4 airs Fridays at 10 PM on Syfy).

For Your Consideration:

Ryan "She Bangs Mad Hatter Style All Night Long" McNeil over at The Matinee throws in his two cents for the year that has passed with his Top 5 of 2011! One of these days I'll convince him the best number for any list is 7.24393 items!

If Ryan's list is not enough to fulfill your craving for year end goodness, be not afraid for Castor over at Anomalous Material double down with his Top 10 of 2011! *Spoiler Alert* Lots of Tree of Life love and hate hiding in the background waiting to pounce on these lists' comments.

Alex the Film Forager has been granted the opportunity to see the one film of 2011 left that I most desperately want to see (that's right, I'm looking at you stupid Galaxy Cinema) and her views has only gone to bolster that regard.

Major props and throngs of adoration for John over at The Droid You're Looking For as his blog reached a milestone worth such accord, 500,000 views! Of course we all know he cheated. Writing engaging content with creative viewpoints and high entertainment value. It goes against everything blogging stands for!

Film Intel goes back in time and experiences life in a new way as he traverses the majestic world of It's A Wonderful Life. It may be post holiday season but the message of IAWL is eternal.

Have a great Monday everybody!

6 better thoughts:

Alex said...

Oh man I love SPACED! It only gets better with each season, I think. Too bad there's only three. Also I'm glad you liked ATTACK THE BLOCK.

I know, I know, it's really hard to wait forever to see THE ARTIST, but I hope it comes to you soon!

Ryan McNeil said...

Count me in as another in the "Spaced Rules!" camp.

And yes, hombre, we have missed you. I was dismayed when I got my 2011 report from WP and you weren't the top commenter.

Thank you most kindly for the plug, and thank you for reminding me that I still need to buy myself a copy of ATTACK THE BLOCK on blu-ray.

PS - B-i-i-i-i-g anime screening series happening at the Lightbox in March! Tickets for CASTLE IN THE SKY and WHISPER OF THE HEART are already in hand. A ducat to PRINCESS MONONOKE may follow...

Castor said...

Ahaha thanks for the link love.

John said...

I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet or not, but Spaced is awesome (oh, I see now that a few people have said it).

I own a healthy dose of DVD's/Blu-Rays/whatevers and the two seasons of Spaced are still my favorite purchase.

(also, thanks for saying all of that nice stuff about my blog/site/whatever)

Univarn said...

@Alex Aye, Spaced is so great I do think it's a shame there are so few episodes. Then again it's been my experience that's often part of the appeal.

@Ryan Aye, my commenting has been painfully down across the board but I make no excuses. Still trying to find some semblance of work-movie-tv-blogging-sports balance.

Oh and I definitely think you'll dig Castle in the Sky!

@Castor Anytime Castor

@John Any special features on the DVD sets you purchases worth the $$?

John said...

There are some deleted scenes, outtakes, and a 2007 interview with the cast and crew... although I'm not sure any of that stuff makes it worth the extra $$. Now that it's on Netflix streaming, it's a different story. (although really, it just hit; I had it for a year or two before that, and got a LOT of mileage out of it)

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