It was a crazy week for yours truly. Every single night except Monday had things going on – podcasts to record, pub nights to go to, concerts to see, dinners to attend. There was so very much to do that it almost left no time for movies.

But then, early on, right on the edge of all the excitement, I went and got sick. And what would have been a busy Monday at the office turned into a miserable Monday in bed. Someone I know suggested that all these plans I had was the reason I wasn’t feeling well, or healing quickly. That may be, but it’s never stood in my way before.

At least it gave me a chance to get some watching done.

Sick days are spent in the company of films I’ve seen before, so as you can see – this week’s rewatch tally is pretty-much off the charts. Mister Scorsese kept me company while I sweated away my fever, and as I began the day, I started by reaching for some of his movies that I’d seen the least. I guess I thought that if I rewatched movies I was the least familiar with, it would sorta be like watching first-time selections. I wasn’t wrong. Of course, I drifted in and out of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET so much that I almost shouldn’t count it.

The good news is that I’m feeling better, and very little is on the slate for this week. So bring on the stuff I’ve never seen before!


Here’s The Week at Hand…


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – There will be much said about this film before the weekend is out

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
BELLE DE JOUR – A strong case for my favorite blindspot of the year.
JUMPER – I fel like there was a better movie to be made here.

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET –  I saw Spike Jonze, took a long blink, and then Kyle Chandler was on a subway.
CAPE FEAR – I did better with this, but there are gaps (mostly towards the end)
THE DEPARTED – By this stage I moved to the couch, so this one was consumed on the whole.
THE LAST WALTZ – Which got me feeling much better.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS –  For podcasting purposes.

Boxscore for The Year
162 First-Timers, 116 Re-Watched
45 Screenings
278 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?