Thanks to a Saturday spent on the couch trying to recoup from an insane few weeks, my watching level climbed back up to it usual stupidly high level this week.

It climbed so high in fact, that my Stack of Shame has been whittled down to almost nil! An OCD habit of mine is that when I buy a new dvd or blu-ray, it doesn’t get put on to the shelf until I’ve watched it once. Part of that is because I want to make sure everything is hunky-dory with the disc, but another part is because I hate the idea of owning something I’ve never even used once.

Since Christmas, there has been a sizeable “to-watch” pile (helped in no small part by all those TCM films I PVR’d). Now? We’re down to three, plus an additional one loaned from an old friend/faithful reader.

I don’t see myself making much of a dent in that pile this week…which is not to say I won’t be watching much. Tune in this time next week and I’ll be able to explain further.

Here’s The Week at Hand…

WANDERLUST – I probably would have enjoyed this more as a “renter”
GOON – #lindsaywasright

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
THE BICYCLE THIEF – Part of me thinks I missed seeing this at The Lightbox. If so, I’m bummed.
VICTOR/VICTORIA – If you’d told me I’d love this film as much as I do, I wouldn’t have believed you.
CORALINE – I feel ashamed this sat in front of my TV unwatched since New Year’s Eve

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Watched Before
ATTACK THE BLOCK – The most joy I got in 2011 was watching people slowly discover this amazing movie.
ANNIE HALL – “My grammy never gave gifts. She was too busy getting raped by Cossacks”
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE – Alright Fincher, now lets see you take the lesser movies and remake them better.
CONTAGION – That’s some freaky stuff. Why did I buy this again?
50/50 – Possibly the year’s most underrated film.
MANHATTAN – My favorite Woody Allen movie…in case you were keeping score

Boxscore for The Year
45 First-Timers, 42 Re-Watched
15 Screenings
87 Movies in Total

How’s about you – seen anything good?