The Office of Pieter Pelgrims

2017

These are the 68 titles from the top250 that I hadn’t seen yet, on January 29th, 2017.

In the end I watched these:

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. 12 Dates of Christmas
  3. The Last Stand
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  5. Murder on the Orient Express
  6. Paddington 2
  7. The Great Waldo Pepper
  8. The Last Unicorn
  9. Dries
  10. Von Ryan’s Express
  11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  12. Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines
  13. Ghost in the Shell
  14. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  16. The Fate of the Furious
  17. Here Comes the Boom
  18. Chinatown
  19. S.W.A.T.: Firefight
  20. Lion
  21. Dunkirk
  22. Road House
  23. Red Dawn
  24. The Brothers Grimm
  25. The Sweeney
  26. Super 8
  27. Green Lantern
  28. U-571
  29. Priest
  30. Loser
  31. The Founder
  32. Only God Forgives
  33. The Purge: Election Year
  34. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  35. The Legend of Hercules
  36. The Family
  37. Rango
  38. The Watch
  39. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  40. The Emperor’s New Groove
  41. Logan
  42. Dark Passage
  43. Hector and the Search for Happiness
  44. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  45. Gun Crazy
  46. Silence
  47. Only God Forgives
  48. The 400 Blows
  49. John Wick: Chapter 2
  50. Shadow of a Doubt
  51. 12 Years a Slave
  52. Barry Lyndon
  53. My Neighbor Totoro
  54. The Bridge at Remagen
  55. X-Men: Apocalypse
  56. Kramer vs. Kramer
  57. Kagemusha
  58. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  59. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  60. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  61. Throne of Blood
  62. The Suicide Shop
  63. The Hidden Fortress
  64. Harakiri
  65. In a Lonely Place
  66. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  67. Hacksaw Ridge
  68. Ant-Man
  69. The Longest Day
  70. Hell or High Water
  71. Justice League: Doom
  72. The Pledge
  73. Cross of Iron
  74. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  75. Kelly’s Heroes
  76. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  77. The Theory of Everything
  78. Magnus
  79. A Brilliant Young Mind
  80. Ichi the Killer
  81. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  82. Inferno
  83. Heartbreakers
  84. Somers Town
  85. The Raven
  86. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  87. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  88. Gone Girl
  89. His Girl Friday

Gigs

  1. Oathbreaker, AB, Brussels
  2. Oathbreaker, Stuk, Leuven
  3. Oathbreaker, Het Bos, Antwerp
  4. Deftones, 013, Tilburg, NL
  5. Amenra, The Black Heart Rebellion, Vooruit, Ghent
  6. The Dillinger Escape Plan, AB, Brussels
  7. Ieperfest, Ypres
    • No Turning Back
    • Slapshot
    • Sheer Terror
    • Napalm Death
    • Hatebreed
    • Malevolence (I strongly dislike this)
    • Link
    • Billy Club Sandwich (I need a shirt like the frontman)
    • Arkangel
    • 88 Fingers Louie
    • Turnstile (holy shitballs, this was madness)
    • Defeater
    • Nasty (strongly disliked this one as well)
    • Crowbar
    • Die My Demon
    • Svetlanas
    • Bonecrusher
    • First Blood
    • Fallujah (last song only)
    • Terror
    • Madball
  8. Converge, 013, Tilburg, NL
  9. Wiegedood, Link, Het Bos, Antwerp
  10. Stray From The Path, Obey The Brave, Capsize, Renounced, Kavka, Antwerp
  11. Mogwai, AB, Brussels
  12. Jagmonkx, Cfou, Antwerp
  13. Amenra – Mass VI try out, De Kreun, Kortrijk
  14. Amenra – Mass VI release show, AB, Brussels
  15. Wiegedood, AB, Brussels

New albums

My favorites were Converge, AYS, and Amenra, in that order.

  1. Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
  2. Brutality Will Prevail – In Dark Places
  3. AYS – Worlds Unknown
  4. Incendiary – Thousand Mile Stare
  5. The Acacia Strain – Gravebloom
  6. Hundredth - Rare
  7. Poseidon – Prologue
  8. Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore
  9. END – From the Unforgiving Arms of God
  10. Forced Order – One Last Prayer
  11. Kublai Khan – Nomad
  12. Stick to your Guns – True View
  13. Motorpsycho – The Tower
  14. Stray From The Path – Only Death Is Real
  15. The Bronx - V
  16. August Burns Red
  17. Amenra – Mass VI
  18. Kid Koala – Music to Draw To: Satellite
  19. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  20. Lustre - Still Innocence
  21. Lionheart – Welcome to the westcoast II
  22. Adimiron – Et Liber Eris
  23. The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
  24. Toxic Shock – 20Lastcentury
  25. Clearing Path – Watershed Between Firmament and the Realm of Hyperborea

Newly discovered albums

  1. Amenra – Alive
  2. The Black Heart Rebellion – People, when you see smoke do not think it is fields they’re burning
  3. Vader – The Empire
  4. Kamchatka – Kamchatka
  5. Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks
  6. Oathbreaker – S/T
  7. Casey – Love is not enough
  8. August Burns Red – Messengers
  9. Xibalba - Tierra y Libertad
  10. The complete Turnstile discography
  11. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness
  12. Animals As Leaders – The Madness Of Many
  13. This is Hell – Bastards Still Remain
  14. This is Hell – Black Mass
  15. Cruel Hand – Lock & Key
  16. Stoned Jesus – The Harvest

Year of the band shirt

Never really got into this but I bought way too many band shirts this year.

And I got one from MF Doom for my birthday! Hat tip to Malik.

Theater

  1. Abattoir Fermé – Het Proces
  2. Tg Stan – Alles Rustig
  3. SKaGeN – Uw Rijk Kome
  4. Tg Stan × Olympique Dramatique – Poquelin II
  5. Jan Lauwers – Oorlog en Terpentijn
  6. Wim Vandekeybus & Ultima Vez – Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour

Books

I’ve set my 2017 reading challenge to 18 books, I didn’t hit that mark.

  1. The Clean Coder
  2. Nick Cave: Mercy on me
  3. The Gunslinger
  4. How to create typefaces, from sketch to screen
  5. Tender is the night
  6. Swimming with sharks
  7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
  8. Atlas Shrugged
  9. The Pearl
  10. Stijlboek
  11. Stoner
  12. Over de Esthetiek
  13. Tegen verkiezingen
  14. The trial

What is in store for 2018?

Gigs

  1. Wiegedood, De Klinker, Aarschot
  2. Ieperfest, Ypres

Albums

  1. I’d say a new Tool album, one can dream
  2. Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
  3. Turnstile – Time & Space
02 January 2018