So here we are: A new year, a new image, a new running tally.
I’m posting this somewhat quickly after the last round-up, so apologies if it feels like I’m double-dipping. I just wanted to get back into the routine of putting these up on Saturdays after I summed up the year mid-week a few days ago.
I can’t help but wonder what will become of my habit now that we’ve reset the scoreboard. Will I watch even more than I watched in each of the last two years, or will something come along that has me watching slightly less?
I did quietly try to resolve to watch more new-to-me titles in 2013, but as you can see that’s not exactly going gangbusters so far. I pin most of that on it being a busy few days since we turned the calendar over, and less on my actual effort. Next week will be better – I promise.
Here’s The Week at Hand…
Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
COMPLIANCE - Watching this film and MYSTERIOUS SKIN just days apart created an “ick factor” I am yet to scrub away.
THIEF - By far my least favorite Michael Mann film.
Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Watched Before
ACE IN THE HOLE - My first watch of the year. Hopefully its cynicism isn’t an indicator of my outlook of the year to come.
FOLLOWING - I’ve always thought this film looked pretty rough. The new Criterion blu-ray cleans it up an awful lot!
THE DARK KNIGHT - Continuing my way through that lovely box set.
THE ARTIST - Know what folks? I still love it.
PEARL JAM 20 - I needed a night of good music.
FARGO - Oh you betcha, yah.