Something a little funny happened this week.

I was at my parents place and found myself flipping channels to kill a bit of time during a down moment in the visit. As I looked around, I happened upon VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d watched it so I left it on for a while and caught half an hour or so.

Thing was, after I stepped away from that half-hour dose I found myself remembering how much I liked the movie . So when I got home that night, I grabbed my blu-ray copy and tossed it on from the beginning.

Like I said – a little funny. Hell, just reading that back to myself it seems full-on nerdy. But it’s not the craziest thing in the world i it? It’s not like I had a bite of cake, remembered how much I love cake, and decided to go home and bake a cake, right? Backing a movie up to watch it from the beginning, maybe in this metaphor that’s just like having a little more cake.

Help me here people…get me out of this metaphor. Has anyone else ever had this happen to them?


Here’s The Week at Hand…


WISH I WAS HERE – Exhibit A in why not every director deserves autonomy.
A MOST WANTED MAN – My imagination, or did this film get dumped with no fanfare?

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
SCARFACE (1932)- Sometimes I forget how much I love old gangster movies. It might be time for a marathon.
DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES & MENTORS OF RICKY JAY – I sorta expected this to be better. Pretty static considering its subject.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER – Worth it just for Ewan McGregor’s hair.
NEWLYWEDS – I’m glad Edward Burns returned to making movies like this.

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
THE HOURS – This was way better than I remembered it being.
CHICAGO – A double-feature with THE HOURS in prep for an episode of The Dew Over
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA – Like I say, I backed-up and watched this…
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – …which got followed by this.
MATCH POINT – Unpopular as this might be, this might be my favorite trio of Woody movies.
THE FIFTH ELEMENT – I might still see LUCY, for now I stuck with this.

Boxscore for The Year
159 First-Timers, 110 Re-Watched
44 Screenings
269 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?