So a fellow blogger, and regular commenter here, who’s site is called Thoughts From The Booth recently awarded me with The Liebster Award. My initial reaction ranged from “what is that?” to “Has Joe’s account been hacked and now he’s sending complimentary spam?”. I get a lot of complimentary spam, by the way. If in doubt, Google the potential spam comment. That’s my advice for today. Where was I? Oh yeah, Liebster thing. The Liebster Award is a blogger network prize the origins of which I’ll explain after the jump. Effectively though one blogger nominates a number of other bloggers they enjoy, all of which have a limited number of followers, in an attempt to spread the word and get some juicy subscriber cross-pollination going. In the process you answer a series of questions the nominator poses to you. So, Thoughts From The Booth nominated me and after the jump I’ll nominate someone else and answer the questions posed to me.
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So WordPress does this stats thing each year to show how your blog was viewed and whatnot. Here’s The Film Dump’s review of 2013. A bit slower than last year but I think that’s partly down to Google image search changing how it finds pictures. Turned out that whenever someone looked at a pick in image search previously it would load the website in the background and deliver a hit to the site. When that changed my views dropped by two thirds, which was shocking. At least now I have a more accurate view of how often the site is looked at though. Anyway, happy new year and all that. Got a film season planned to start fairly soonish. Just gotta collect up all the films first. There’s a lot of them. Click the jump to see the report.
I’ve not posted a review for nearly a month. I realise this has been becoming a habit of late. For some reason I’ve just not been watching as many films as I usually would. It’s been a busy couple of months for me what with being made redundant from HMV, searching for, and then getting a new job and the irregular hours the new job brings with it. But I am, hopefully, all back to normal now, and so I can come back to doing what I do on this here blog with a bang of some kind. That bang being a season of Superman reviews. I’m not going to be going crazy like I did with the Batman and Bond seasons by nearly driving myself insane with a very long series of reviews (18 for Batman I believe and 23 for Bond), instead I’ll be focusing on the core Superman films. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be reviewing the following films, starting tonight and in this order.
Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
Man Of Steel
I may even throw in an animated film or two if I can make the time. As mentioned, the new job has irregular hours making it tough to really plot out the time needed to get all these films watched and reviewed.
Following the Superman season I’ll be getting stuck into the summer film season so I shouldn’t be taking another hiatus. So, come back tonight… or right now if you’re reading this after tonight… for my review of Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 84,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I have no idea what this is all about. Something to do with the stats and posts I made this year. Still, kinda neat. Enjoy. Next film review coming up will be Chapter 4 of the Tarantino season, review No.209: Jackie Brown. This will likely be posted tomorrow.
Well, The Film Dump has just gone past 100,000 total views, which is pretty much mind boggling. I started this blog on a whim back in April last year. I had been told many times over the years that people came to me when looking for advice on what film to watch and then one day I was watching Mortal Kombat… for some reason… and just decided that I should write a review for it. I had this WordPress account from back when I had an MSN Space (remember those?) and so I set about learning just how to use this thing. 1 year 8 months(ish) and 199 reviews later (50/50 review coming tonight!) the site has passed 100,000 views. Thanks to everyone that’s ever viewed this blog, clicked the like button, commented, subscribed or even just posted some poorly spelled spam. You reading these, occasionally/mostly, weakly written reviews has helped keep me busy in my evenings and given me somewhat of a hobby. Special thanks to people such as Paul Acevedo who’s always encouraging me and correcting my grammar (He writes for Co-Optimus BTW) and Ben who has his own blog called Views From The Sofa and has been one of my most frequent comment writers/likers. also big thanks to Luke who claims he still reads the reviews everyday that a new review is posted on his way into work. The next step for this blog to take is to start pulling in serious viewership. The sort that will allow me to earn a little extra money in ads (which I still haven’t earned enough for a payment from yet) which I can then spend on a few special things. I was thinking more hard to source films, maybe equipment to get making a short film with and so on. After the link I’m gonna post some boring stats. Feel free to read them, or not. Here’s to making it to 200,000!!!
So I’ve started a new gaming based blog called, imaginatively enough, The Games Dump! It won’t be updated as often as The Film Dump is but the intention is for me to create some gaming based video content for ya’ll to view. We’ll see how this goes because it’s likely to consume a huge amount of time making these videos up. I’ll also be posting the odd written review of any games I manage to complete, which will not be that often because I rarely do. Remember to subscribe to it if you feel like seeing what random nonsense I’ll be posting on there. You can view The Games Dump’s first post by following the link RIGHT HERE!!!! There’s also a Youtube channel made to service both The Games Dump and future video posts for The Film Dump itself. You can visit the Youtube page RIGHT HERE!!!
Yep, that’s a signed shooting script for James Gunn’s most excellent SUPER I have there. I won it on a Facebook competition back in May but somewhere along the way it got lost in the post. Contacted James a while back and being the jam up guy he is (As they would have said in the 1940s) he must have worked some magic and got a copy out to me. Arrived today. Well yesterday really. I heard someone knocking at the door at 9AM but ignored it because I was trying to sleep. No I’m not lazy. It was my day off work and I had been up watching the WWE Money In The Bank PPV until 4AM. Anyway, it’s signed by some pretty cool dudes such as James Gunn himself, Liv Tyler, Andre Royo (from The Wire), the legend that is Michael Rooker, Lloyd Friggin’ Kaufman and Toxie!!! There’s many many more too, as you can see, many of which I can’t make out… but that’s what autographs are like. I still can’t figure out what Ron Perlman wrote on the front of my Hellboy DVD years ago. Big thanks to Mr James Gunn for getting this to me. Pretty much the coolest thing I own.
A dilemma is afoot…
This is The List…
What is The List? Well I have a knack for building up a backlog of films to be watched and I’d quite like to have a system where I can tell you guys what I have planned to be reviewed in the future. So I thought I’d compile a list of films that I have ready to watch that I just haven’t go to yet. Films I have on the plan for the near future. Some are films I got in a boxed set and never got through. Some are films from my Lovefilm that have arrived, or even just films I intend to see in the cinema. Some will be films I have planned for future themed weeks. The idea is that I log them in this post, make it a sticky post, and then add and delete as I go along. This list will serve as a constant reminder to me also to get around to watching various stuff. It’s also gonna be a nightmare for me when I get that James Bond Blu-Ray set and have to add 22 films. If you see a film on there that you insist I should watch then nag me about it. If there’s something you’d like me to review then tell me and I might add it.
Alien Resurrection (ugh)
Brothers And Sisters Of The Toda Family
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
OK, lets see how I get on with this.
EDIT Decided that I didn’t like not having a review image right at the top of the blog when you reach the homepage so from now on The List will be a clickable link at the top of the page above The Film Dump’s blog banner.
Seeing as it is The Film Dump’s first ever birthday today I thought I’d put together two fun little top fives. The first will be a top 5 of my favourite films that I have watched over the last year. The other will be the absolute worst films I have watched over this last year. I’ll be honest, thanks to my love of a good ran I’ve probably seen more bad films over this last year than I normally would have. Obviously it’s all in the pursuit of providing some form of entertainment for anyone that happens to stumble across this blog whilst searching for pictures of Chris Evans with his shirt off. So, click the link for the best & worst of The Film Dump’s first year!