So I have a resolution. Which I made over New Years. It was not, however, conciously framed in my mind as a New Years Resolution.
I love film, but I never watch movies, for various (mostly lame) reasons. Mainly, I always prioritize other things over watching a movie, because “I can always watch that later”…and then I never do. So, in 2009, my goal is to watch 52 movies in 52 weeks.
- One movie a week. If I miss a week, I’m allowed to double up the next week, but if a month goes by in which I haven’t watched 4 films, I have failed.
- All feature-length films count, even if I’ve seen them before!
- Only feature-length films count, no shorts or TV or anything. Unless there’s some kind of festival or something. I’ll be the judge of any edge cases that come up.
- I have to watch it in one sitting. Usually not a problem, but we just got a DVD player in the break room at work, and we’ve been watching Super Troopers in 30-minute installments. Hilarious film, but doesn’t count.
Also, I plan to keep a vague ranking of the films, both to track what I’m watching and to provide content for the blog (about time I did that, huh)! There’s three categories: New Releases, New To Me, and Old Favorites. Pretty self-explanatory, yes? New Releases just means that I see it in the first run in theatres.
Rankings are based on my whim. Higher is better.
So, here’s the current rankings, as 1/16/09:
New To Me!
- Hellboy (Week 3)
Old Favorites – none yet
Wish me luck!