With Cinema Shame, My Statement for 2018


Realweegiemidgets Eleven…


The films and TV reviews I vowed to watch then review this year.



Whilst browsing through the newly released WordPress film related posts I came across a post written by B Noir Detour outlining a fun collaboration for 2018.  In this you choose a number of films from your to watch pile and vow to watch and review them. Sounds simple enough, and as my pile is increasing daily I thought this was the ideal New Year’s resolution. With the natty banner made by lovely Rebecca from Taking Up Room…with her list here. Please note some of these titles have changed since fist publishing this post, due to availability… and as posts written the links will be updated to mine.

The idea is originally from Cinema Shame with more information and more on the rules are found here. Cinema Shame asks you to list your chosen movies you vow to watch in 2018 and tell a bit about them in your January post, as a Shame Statement. And they will add a wee monthly post prompt to remind you to watch your next film (and review it). Which is great for us blogathon addicts who tend to get more than obsessed with all films blogathon, as our to watch pile increases.


February 2018... Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (2018)


A trailer on the to review list,  Mamma Mia 2 Here We Go Again. If only to answer the questions what happened to Meryl? Who’s turned into the best silver fox 10 years later from Brosnan, Firth and Skarsgard?


March 2018… Knots Landing (1979-93)

Reviewing this retro Dallas (1978-91) soap spin off with more than a few familiar past and present big Hollywood names.. and some of that Dallas cast too in wee cameos.


April 2018... North Sea Hijack (1980)

Just watched this recently with Roger Moore as a misogynist, cat loving bearded, drunken unlikely hero (who sews) and Anthony Perkins as a psycho bomber. Set in the North Sea, and on an oilrig. Also stars James Mason. Definitely one to review with this cast and plot.


May 2018… Educating Rita (1983)


Michael Caine and Julie Walters in a great British comedy from the 1980s, basically because it’s on my list of possible Michael Caine films to review for my 2nd Marvellous Michael Caine blogathon films to review. And I can’t really do them all.


Freejack (1992)

Freejack (1992)

As recommended by Darlin’ Husband for being totally crazy in every way and after seeing the trailer, would add it to the never ending list of films with a crazy cast. (But not as crazy as some).


Superman II (1980)

A 1980s superhero movie with my favourite Superman, Christopher Reeve. And a villain in Terence Stamp and the return of Gene Hackman.  Reviewed the first of the Reeve movies, HERE so love to revisit this one… This made, long before things went crazy in DC and Marvel universes and we got a film every month. At least it seems that way.


Somethings Gotta Give (2003)


Had to replace Harold and Maude (1971) with this rom-com with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as I have to review it this year after promising a fellow blogger, I would. And this after he reviewed it for the Jack Nicholson blogathon I held last year… so  watch this space Vinnieh!


Throw Momma From The Train (1987)

1980s comedy with Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey loosely inspired by the Hitchcock tale but playing for laughs of two men who swap murders.


Dorian Gray (1970)


Helmut Berger as a very stylish Dorian Gray in a 70s version of the tale of the man who didn’t age but his painting did…. With Richard Todd and Herbert Lom.


Misunderstood (1984)


Getting the tissues ready as a bot of a weeper with Gene Hackman playing a father looking after his kids when their mother dies. Also starring Henry Thomas (the wee kid from E.T. :The Extra Terrestrial (1982)) and Huckleberry Fox (the really wee kid who stole the show in Terms of Endearment).


The Nightcomers (1971)


The prequel to The Innocents which I found on researching this film sequel but has to be done with a cast including the incredible combination of Thora Hird,  Stephanie Beacham and Marlon Brando.


So tune in, in May for the next of these posts….


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