Tom and Summer

 

A low tally this week, but a heavy emphasis on the new. It was also a week where I skipped the usual Friday night show…but mostly because by that point I’d already gone to three screenings.

Four screenings in five nights would have been a little much, don’t you think?

This week it actually occurred to me why my weekly tallies are taking a dip. You see, ordinarily I stack all of my activities into the working week…choosing to go out and meet with friends, hanging at the bar, catching ballgames,or going concerts, on school nights. It’s part of the benefit of living in the city, right? It’s all right there. The side effect is that rather than run all over hell’s half-acre all weekend, I tend to stay in and watch movies.

But this year, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

The weekends started filling themselves up too! Travels, projects, weddings, birthdays…all sorts of bits of goodness that have me up at a decent hour on a weekend, and actually putting on pants! Thus that block of time where I could get three or four movies added to the weekly tally has disappeared.

You’d think I’d make up for it, but quieting down my working week, but I’m having too much fun there too…after all, as I’ve said before, sometimes there’s more to life than movies.

So enjoy your weekend folks, I’m in for another busy one!

 

Here’s the week at hand…

 

Screenings
AMY – Podcast episode dropping soon, but for now let me just say that it’s amazing how affecting a documentary can be even when you know the subject matter backwards and forwards.
SELF/LESS – This was going to be the subject of the next podcast, until I started getting the feeling that it wouldn’t merit lengthy discussion. I was right.
AFTER HOURS – I’d never given this Scorsese flick much thought after seeing it the one time, but after catching this screening it’s definitely climbing the ranks for me. “Surrender Dorothy”!

 

Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
GOING CLEAR – The fact that we know much of what this film presents isn’t the point, it’s the fact that it was able to put it all in one well-executed place and get it released that matters…especially in light of Scientology’s “Fair Game” position.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT – Finally getting back to the Lubitsch.

 

Boxscore for The Year
131 First-Timers, 84 Re-Watched
51 Screenings
215 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?