FILMS and TV… Cinema Shame, My Statement for 2018


Realweegiemidgets Eleven…


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



Recently, 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.

Joining me in this new adventure is the lovely Rebecca from Taking Up Room…with her list here. Please note some of these titles have changed since first publishing this post, due to availability… and as posts are 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 add a wee monthly post prompt to remind you to watch your next film (and review it). This is great for us blogathon addicts who tend to get more than obsessed with all films blogathon, as our to watch pile increases. Please note these films may change due to availability at review time…


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

Mamma Mia 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)

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)

North Sea Hijack / ffolkes (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 oil rig. Also stars James Mason. Definitely, one to review with this cast and plot.


May 2018… Educating Rita (1983)

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.


June 2018… Dorian Gray (1970)

Dorian Gray / The Secret of 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.  


July 2018… Misunderstood (1984)

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).


August 2018… Flashdance (1983)

Flashdance (1983)

A dance film I didn’t see back in the 1980s as was totally obsessed with Dallas and this actor’s films HERE.


September 2018… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

And transporting me back to a much loved musical – with as always a lovely soppy ballad, a pointless song which doesn’t really add to the plot and a catchy title track. Oh and Dick Van Dyke.


October 2018… Destination Wedding (2018)


Destination Wedding

A review of the trailer for a 1990s dream rom com pairing of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves as John Wick takes a hit on the girl from Heathers (and vice versa) but falls in love in this remake of Prizzi’s Honor (1985). Frank and Lindsay, a mismatched pair who meet at a wedding…  


November 2018… Welcome to Sweden (2014-)

Welcome to Sweden, Season 1 (2014)


American boy meets Swedish blonde, falls in love… moves to Sweden with her, with some familiar faces as their parents. And an inbuilt guide to the Swedish famous…  


December 2018… Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)


Bohemian Rhapsody

A biopic of another British Queen, but here the legendary rock band headed by Freddie Mercury.  With possibly the best cast lookalike actor – since Spock in the more recent Star Trek films – as Brian May… 



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