Weirdest thing:

With baseball, kittens, family, a holiday, and podcasting taking up a lot of time this week…I had thought that this light-ish week was spelling a large downturn in my viewing for the year. But then I looked at where I was at this time last year, and I am pretty much bang-on my totals for both first-timers and rewathces. The only thing that’s down slightly is screenings, and I chalk that up to a lower Hot Docs tally than usual.

Even that number could likely change by month-end when Lightbox gets done with its Altman series.

It’s weird, isn’t it…that one can feel like they’re watching more or watching less and it turns out they are watching just as much?


Here’s The Week at Hand…


MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT – More on this tomorrow.

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
THE SPECIALS – Have fun, Andrew.
COUNTDOWN – One of the few Altman films Lightbox won’t be screening, and I sorta get why.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE – One of the best Lubitsch films I’ve seen yet!

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
BARRY LYNDON – Something tells me I’ll actually be watching this again before the year is out.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – I’m recording the 1975 episode of The Dew Over this week.
ROCKY – This is what happens when Lindsay picks the dinner-watch.
SUNSHINE ON LEITH – Actually, this is what happens when Lindsay picks the dinner-watch.
M*A*S*H – Yeah, I’m in full-on Altman mode!

Boxscore for The Year
166 First-Timers, 122 Re-Watched
46 Screenings
288 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?