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Films watched in 2010
Sixty seven films watched this year, down from ninety five last year. None at the cinema; mostly from DVD, Blu-ray and TV, with a handful from iTunes and watched on the Apple TV. My film watching fell away in the second half of 2010, as I spent more time watching old TV series downloaded from iTunes.

Worst film I watched this was Lesbian Vampire Killers, which was dire. Highlights were Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, which was a delight, and seeing The 39 Steps on Blu-ray — it is wonderful to watch a favourite film looking better than I’ve seen it before.

My mission for 2011 is to rip all my DVDs to my Drobo, so all the films and TV series will be accessible from the Apple TV.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
Near Dark (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Serenity (2005)
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
Sweeney! (1977)
Gambit (1966)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Cobra (1986)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Alien Nation (1988)
In the Loop (2009)
Inside Man (2006)
The Quest (1996)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
South Pacific (1958)
Planet Terror (2007)
Army of Darkness (1993)
My Name is Bruce (2007)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Barb Wire (1996)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
The Mummy (1999)
The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Dreamgirls (2006)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
The Wolfman (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Day of the Dead (2008)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Ring (1998)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Diagnosis: Death (2009)
Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2002)
Murder, She Said (1961)
Carry On Abroad (1972)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Clue (1985)
Murder by Death (1976)
Shock Treatment (1981)
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Twins of Evil (1971)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Doom (2005)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Con Air (1997)
Caddyshack (1980)

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My mission was to do something similar with Windows Home Server, before MS spectacularly shot themselves in the foot by killing Drive Extender. Now waiting to see what the hardware manufacturers do to remedy the situation. Drobo is over-priced (but might, sadly, still end up being the way to go).

Drobo is pretty good on three counts: the build quality is excellent, it is very easy to use, and it is their core business, so probably won’t disappear. True about being pricey, though.

I’m serving video through iTunes at the moment, but I’m ripping all the videos as standards-based H.264/ACC, so the content will be platform-agnostic.

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