About Blog

Hi, hello, and welcome to my blog. It’s a lot like other blogs but rather than spending most of my time posting on one specific topic I make things more chaotic by posting about everything – though mainly Movies, Music, TV. If you like what you see, feel free to comment, subscribe, and suggest more ideas.

Below is a description of what is contained in each of the main categories on the site. I’ve also included links to some of my more popular series.

Amazon Vine: I’m a member of Amazon Vine, a program where Amazon’s best (apparently) reviewers are provided with free products for reviewing purposes in order to drum up publicity before the product is released to the general public. You can find links to the Products I have received here.

Book Reviews: I’ve been a voracious reader from an early age (people thought it strange that I was reading Homer’s Odyssey around the age of 7 or 8). I studied English Literature at University and would like to publish something one day, but I’m fairly lazy. This section contains my reviews of books and although there aren’t many of those currently, I hope to go back and give brief reviews of my favourites.

Buffy ReviewsBuffy The Vampire Slayer is my favourite TV show of all time. Here I pick my favourite episodes from each Season.

Changing The Past: I’ve said I’m lazy, but it’s more accurate to say I spend more time thinking about doing things than actually doing them. In this section I dream about righting the wrongs of the past with regards to The Oscars. Basically, I have gone back to 1960, watched as many movies as I can from each year, and I select what I think should have been the winner from all of the major categories. More interestingly I provide my own personal list of nominations from each year and category.

DVD Reviews: When I was at University I started posting movie reviews on IMDB, and then copied those over to Amazon with a few additional pieces concerning any DVD special features. Now that I’ve started this blog I have again copied those old reviews and am continuing to write new ones. My earliest, clearest movie memories are of cheesy 80s action and martial arts movies centered around masterpieces by Bruce Lee and Arnie, but I had always been intrigued by horror. Nowadays horror, action, comedy, and foreign (non-US and UK) movies are my favourites, but I’ll generally watch anything.

Essential Movies: Every movie blog has an essential movies section, whether it be the blogger’s personal choices based purely on preference or taking a deeper, more critical view. I’ve done things a little differently and have looked at what could be considered essential based on a generic categorization of viewer types – basically what one person deems essential another may see as pointless. I’m going through each year, starting from 1960, and giving my thoughts on a bunch of movies and asking if they can truly be considered essential, while also providing an alternative Desert Island Discs style opinion. Read the central discussion here.

Funny Me Do: Some of my favourite jokes from Classic Channel 4 Teletext page Digitiser. Check out the new site from the genius behind Digitiser here! http://www.digitiser2000.com/

Lists: Lists of favourite songs, movies, performances et and cetera.

Manics Song By Song: The Manic Street Preachers are a rock band from Wales, and one of the most important British bands of all time. If you don’t know anything about them, check them out; They deserve to have a movie made about them, such is their interesting story. They are one of my favourite bands of all time, and here I give very short thoughts on every song they’ve ever recorded.

Music Reviews: I’ve been in bands. I’ve written songs. I’ve recorded songs. But this section is for my reviews of albums, my thoughts on Chart Music through the years, concert reviews, my first time listens and thoughts of the Top 1000 Albums Of All Time, and other assorted musical intrigue. Michael Jackson and The Bangles were my first musical loves, then I heard Guns’n’Roses and Nirvana which launched me down the road into rock and metal. I’d rank the four artists above as some of the most important in my life, along with Alice Cooper, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead…

Spac Poetry: If you’re unfortunate enough to find me on Youtube, then you’ll be subjected to some rather experimental music. Their lyrics are captured here. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMAa984PlAM0iwBDRJ3oaA)

The Delusions: This section was originally created for random musings, short fiction, and things that I wish were different in the world. However, nothing happens in here, because it all happens somewhere else.

The Shrine: Here I give brief eulogies on people, actors, singers, people who have had an impact on my life, and invite you to share your memories of them too.

The Spac Hole: Assorted pieces, from favourite lyrics, to funny google translations of famous songs, and more (less).

The Spac Reviews: I’m rather an odd chap so I sometimes enjoy writing entirely false reviews of movies, taking on the persona of an idiot (which isn’t very difficult for me). Maybe you’ll find them funny. Most likely you’ll find them annoying.

TV Reviews: Ahh TV, where would we be without ye? This section contains my reviews of TV shows, past and present with splashings of nostalgia.

Video Games: Reviews of retro (mostly) games, with very rare comments on the modern scene.

Walk Of Fame: An imagined land containing monuments erected in honour to those I feel deserve to have their own star on my Walk Of Fame. It’s like that one in Hollywood, but better.

Here are a few links to give you the gist of my jib.

Movies To Watch At Halloween:

Adults Part 1

Adults Part 2

Adults Part 3

Kids Part 1

Kids Part 2

Favourite Movie Lists:

Japanese Movies 2000 – 2010

Top 10 Disney Movies

Top 10 Ridley/Tony Scott Movies

Top 10 Kurosawa Movies

Top 10 John Carpenter Movies

Top 10 Stanley Kubrick Movies

Top 10 Spielberg Movies

Top 10 Arnie Movies

Top 10 Stallone Movies

Top 10 Bruce Willis Movies

Top 10 Sad Movie And TV Themes

Top 10 David Lynch Movies

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reviews:

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Are You Afraid Of The Dark Reviews:

Phantom Cab

Lonely Ghost

Twisted Claw

Hungry Hounds

Prom Queen

The Captured Soul

Nightly Neighbours

The Dark Music

Jake And The Leprechaun

The Super Specs

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Laughter in The Dark

The Pinball Wizard

Top 1000 Albums:

1 – 300

301 – 600

601 – 800

801 – 1000

Sh*t I Watch/Used To Watch

The Walking Dead

Saved By The Bell

Back To School At 35

Gladiators

Breaking Bad

Friends

Game Of Thrones

Neighbours

Strike It Lucky

The League Of Gentlemen

Favourite Music

Top Manics Songs

Top Radiohead Songs

Top Guns N Roses Songs

Top Nightwish Songs

Top The Gathering Songs

Top Metallica SongsTop Metallica Songs

Top Michael Jackson Songs

Top Iron Maiden Songs

Top Led Zep Songs

Best Albums Of The Noughties

Nightman Listens To Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

7800 Farenheit

New Jersey

Slippery When Wet

Keep The Faith

These Days

Destination Anywhere

Blaze Of Glory

Nightman Listens To David Bowie

David Bowie

Space Oddity

The Man Who Sold The World

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust

Aladdin Sane

Hunky Dory

Pin Ups

Station To Station

Diamond Dogs

Heroes

Low

Young Americans

Nightman Listens To Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

You Want It You Got It

Into The Fire

Waking Up The Neighbours

Stallion

On A Day Like Today

18 Till I Die

Nightman Listens To Madonna

Madonna

Like A Virgin

Like A Prayer

True Blue

I’m Breathless

Erotica

Bedtime Stories

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9 thoughts on “About Blog

  1. carlosnightman May 14, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    Translation: Here you will find many strange delights, mostly related to music, movies, TV, books, and possibly games if I have the time.

  2. vinnieh June 21, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I really like the variety of content on your blog.

    • carlosnightman June 21, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks, I’d get bored if I wrote about the same stuff all the time!

      • vinnieh June 21, 2017 / 9:44 pm

        That’s so true. Are you a Bond fan? Because quite a bit of my content relates to 007.

      • carlosnightman June 22, 2017 / 12:03 pm

        Yes, I see you will be writing about the evolution of the Bond Girl for Maddy’s blogathon – I’ll be writing about Bond Girls too, but from a less scholarly perspective…

      • vinnieh June 22, 2017 / 1:20 pm

        Cool. I very much look forward to reading your entry.

    • thoughtsallsorts June 22, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Agreed! And wow, lots for me to read through! Can’t wait…

      • carlosnightman June 22, 2017 / 6:28 pm

        Well, it’s all a bit of a mess, I need to categorize things better 🙂

      • thoughtsallsorts June 22, 2017 / 6:59 pm

        Don’t worry – I always feel that the posts I’m meant to read I’ll find either way. Just like books and music find me, so the right posts will find me too 😉
        Leave it as it works for you – that’s who you are after all!

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