Tom and Summer

 

This week was brutal. What is ordinarily the toughest week at the office was made infinitely tougher this year. Interestingly though, I didn’t come home and throw on ALMOST FAMOUS or RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Instead, I treated my stress with first-timers.

Strange that.

You’d think that the emphasis would fall on material where I could shut my brain off and refrain from thinking too hard. Instead, it was the opposite, and a want for something different. Admittedly, “something different” still involved things like Michael Keaton fighting with a washing machine, and Tim Meadows drinking Courvoisier, but still. As much as I believe in comfort food during crummy times, there’s also something to be said for taking such opportunities to do something new…see new faces, hear new voices. Something to be said for getting a fresh perspective.

Who knows – maybe one of these days I’ll even lick my wounds by doing something other than watching a movie!

Here’s the week at hand…

Screenings
BLACKHATNot bad, but I want more from my Mann.
SHORTS NOT PANTS‘ WINTER PROGRAM – There were zombies waiting for Noah’s ark, and a lake monster attracted to sex dolls. I think James is in a strange place.

Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES – Something tells me he has a very specific set of skills…
THE ODD COUPLE – There are few things funnier than Jack Lemmon trying to clear his sinuses.
THE LADIES MAN – One of my brother’s guilty pleasures.
MR. MOM – My imagination or has this movie not aged all that well?
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE – I realized I’d seen the first half of this when I was younger. Nice to finally see how it turns out.
VIRUNGA – Jess reviewed this during Hot Docs…part of me thinks she undersold it. This doc is an incredible watch.

Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
BREATHLESS – I want to live in a Goddard movie.

 

Boxscore for The Year
11 First-Timers, 7 Re-Watched
2 Screenings
18 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?