I was in London a few weeks ago to attend a screening of the first 30-minutes of Disney-Pixar's upcoming animated movie, Brave, a film that Scottish tourism bosses hope will repeat the success of Braveheart in the mid-90s.
It was just under year ago that I wrote about my visit to the TCM Classic Film Festival, something of a mecca for classic film fans around the globe.
Being a classic film fan can be a lonely experience, one of those people who regularly scans the TV listings for 1am repeats of Clarence Brown films or documentaries on RKO.
As a spy fan, and someone who appreciates a decent homage, I was bowled over by Yuki 7 when I first heard about her.
I received some fantastic news tonight via the medium of Twitter: my film website, ReelScotland, has been placed at number 10 in The List magazine's round-up of Scotland's Best Websites.
Along with my work for Park Circus which I mentioned last week, I'm also working on a major multi-website project for the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries, Creative Scotland. One strand of this sees me heavily involved in the promotion of Scotland's only mobile cinema, Screen Machine.
I don't think I've mentioned my work for classic movie distributor, Park Circus, here on the blog before, probably because I've been too busy actually working on the project to discuss it.
In 2011 I'm celebrating my fourth year of attendance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in a professional capacity, and it's the year that my involvement in the Festival has changed the most.
As part of my trip to Hollywood I compiled a travel article on the top 10 things to do for film fans.
My interview with lead actor Jason Isaacs is now up on ReelScotland and he talks at length about the character of Jackson Brodie, the detective genre and the future of television drama.
Travelling 5,000 miles to watch a few films isn't something I thought I'd be doing at the start of the year when I made a resolution to watch more classic movies, but with the second TCM Classic Film Festival taking place in Hollywood, I didn't have much choice.
The above title is slightly misleading as I actually celebrated two years worth of Edinburgh Evening News film columns in January, but it's been a busy 2011 so far and I haven't had a chance to mention it before now.
In my previous blog post I mentioned that I'd recently had some items published on the Guardian Edinburgh blog, the most recent of which looked at the rise of online volunteering in Edinburgh.