A few months back my (now) sister-in-law was looking through our DVD collection to find a few to rent, when she suggested I should have a list of them all - as it would be easier to find.
So, I decided to make a simple web application that would store all of the DVDs and games within a database, allowing friends and family to browse the catalogue and to 'rent' any they wished. The application itself was easy to create, the time consuming part was entering all 321 items into the database! It took Anneka and I about 8 hours spread over several evenings. The result is:
Have a look, filter the collection and view the individual DVDs/games. Let me know if you find any issues too - as it's still in development. I plan to add several more features including:
- A count of the results (after filtering)
- Advanced searching including keywords
- User registration
- Valid XHTML
It's been a long time since I last wrote about a film here. This is partly due to us watching very few since Lily arrived, although now that she's going to bed earlier, we're finding time to sit back and continue using our LOVEFiLM subscription. We're signed up to the 2 rentals a month basic package and have yet to return both DVDs within the month timeframe. For example, Hitman arrived during October and we sent it back in January.
So far, our choices have been spot on - until we watched Shoot 'Em Up.
Admittedly, the film should be taken with a pinch of salt - as the title suggests it'll be a blood-bath. But I eyed up the counter on the DVD player, eagerly awaiting the final minutes of the running time. Shoot 'Em Up is over the top and lacks substance, though I'm surprised to see it's achieved a 7.0 on IMDB.
As it's a rental, we've returned it straight away and are now awaiting the delivery of the next [random] selection - Evan Almighty. Unfortunately, it's received a mere 5.6 stars, but I have high hopes for Steve Carell.
On a related note, we picked up a few bargain DVDs at ASDA Living earlier this week, including Hotel Rwanda (fantastic) and Fight Club (how has this missed a place in my collection to date?) - for £5 and £3 respectively.
Let me know what films you've been watching recently and whether you'd recommend them.