Views from the Sofa – A “Soft Reboot.”


A “Soft Reboot” – Restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before!

Views from the Sofa is back! After the New Year brought me a beautiful new daughter, my life was thrown upside-down and something had to give. That something was watching movies and writing about them.

Now that life has gone back to some semblance of normality, films have been viewed and the blog is back bigger and better than ever with what is being fittingly called a “soft reboot.”

“Soft reboot” fits well because we aren’t starting again here at Views from the Sofa but we are adding some new features, giving the site an injection of life and changing aspects slightly.

What is staying the same?

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This blog began as a site for my movie reviews and that isn’t changing. As always, classic and new movie releases will be reviewed and you will be encouraged to share your views and get involved as well. This year will also see an increase in TV reviews, with many more classic and new series being analysed as well.

Add to this the podcast. The Views from the Sofa Podcast launched successfully last year and this year will see the audio delight become more regular and hopefully more interactive as it’s audience grows.

The classic features will return too. This includes 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst, Career Peak and the ever expanding 100 Greatest Movie Scenes which will keep it’s regular spot every Wednesday.

Adding to this will be the usual views on everything TV and Movies, be it reactions to casting and movie announcements or just a general rant on the state of the business today.

The Additions

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Views from the Sofa will be changing and adapting all the time. The first major addition will be the Franchise reviews. This will be a review of a whole movie series, starting next week with The Harry Potter series and developing from there.

There are also two ongoing challenges. The Greatest Directors Blindspot Challenge continues and the newly announced IMDB Top 250 challenge is another movie milestone for you to track my progress of and help with any friendly advice.

Each month will also have a Theme. This can be a Theme Week, a Theme Fortnight or even the whole month itself. February will of course be dedicated to The Oscars as here at Views from the Sofa we are watching every singe “major” Oscar nominated movie announced for this year’s awards, ready for the big event on the 28th of February.

I will also be taking an active part in guest Blogathons, Opinion Battles and so much more. As always this is a interactive blog and audience suggestions, challenges and such are always welcome.

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That is why now is a good time to get over to the Reviews Page and let me know if there are any movie reviews you disagree with, as well as letting me know if I have missed your favourite movie or need to re-watch and reconsider a classic.

We also need your follows so find us on Facebook, Twitter and more recently Letterboxd.

Overall, the “Soft Reboot” of Views from the Sofa has begun. Stop by everyday for a new post which will offer reviews and views and sometimes news on everything movie and TV related. 

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