Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too! As we wrap up the year, I thought I’d squeeze … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!

Collector’s Corner: November Criterion Sale + LIFE Magazines

November was a very fruitful month for collecting. Not only was it the month of the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale, but I also struck gold at my local library’s book sale — which happened to have several banquet tables full of LIFE magazines this month! I went a little overboard at both sales, but hey, the time to grab a deal is when you … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: November Criterion Sale + LIFE Magazines

Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 5!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a collection update here on the blog! The last one I shared was Christmas Additions (films I got as gifts, or bought with Christmas money). That was way back at the beginning of January. A lot has happened in the intervening time. In addition to making a few in-store discount buys, I managed to rack up a pretty … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 5!

Collector’s Corner: Christmas additions!

Welcome to the first Collector’s Corner of the new year! Just as we did for the blog and my viewing log, we can’t really begin a new year without wrapping up the last of our 2017 business. So, here’s one last 2017 collection update. Some of these additions were Christmas gifts from family, and some of them were purchased with Christmas money. Books Behind the … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas additions!

Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 3

Welcome back to Collector’s Corner, the bi-weekly series in which I discuss all things related to my film collection. It’s time for another collection update! The last one was posted in September, so this one will cover new additions from late September, October and November. In a miraculous feat of self control, I managed not to purchase a single thing from the November B&N Criterion … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 3

Collection Update: March 2017

Though I took some time off from blogging in March, I didn’t exactly take time off from adding to the collections. Here’s what I picked up! Films Empire Records (1995) – DVD Special features include additional scenes, music videos, and filmographies. I loved this film as a teen but haven’t seen it in years. Excited to give it a second look after finding this DVD … Continue reading Collection Update: March 2017

Collection Update: February 2017

I’ve been quite proud of myself for somewhat restricting my movie spending over the past several months, and February continued that trend. The only films I purchased myself were two titles I need to get to for the Stanwyck project: Always Goodbye (DVD) Fox Cinema Archives MOD. No special features, but I watched this lesser-known Stanwyck drama as soon as it arrived. Review coming next week! … Continue reading Collection Update: February 2017

Collection Update: January 2016

January turned out to be a neat month in collecting. I found some cool movie-related books and added a few films to the shelves, too. Here’s the update! Books My mom and I took part in one of our favorite activities this month: browsing the library book sale! Her local public library holds one sale a season, and I happened to be visiting during the … Continue reading Collection Update: January 2016

Collection update: December 2016

December was a lucky month for the collection. I didn’t personally spend a single penny on adding to the shelves, but was very thoughtfully gifted several films and film-related books for the holidays. Here’s the list of December acquisitions! BOOKS The Hollywood Story by Joel W. Finler Cool coffee table book gifted by mom! This looks like a quick and fun read/reference. A quick flip-through … Continue reading Collection update: December 2016

Collection Update: October 2016

Fall is in full swing (finally, after a too-long and too-hot summer)! I love to spend time outdoors in the fall, but there’s really nothing better than cuddling up with a pup and a mug of cocoa, and reading a book or watching a film on a chilly night. To facilitate my own blanket-wrapped reading and movie-watching sessions, I picked up one DVD and a couple … Continue reading Collection Update: October 2016