With all sorts of social activities and then all sorts of Oscar coverage, I found myself less-inclined to watch a whole lot of new selections through the last two weeks. Instead, I surrounded myself with the comfort food contained on my shelves and revisited a few old favorites.
We’ve all been there, right? Stretches of time where you put off trying that new restaurant in favour of eating at your favorite burger place again?
Here’s The Two Weeks at Hand…
THE WIND RISES - Accidentally caught the dubbed version, which was a pretty neat comparison to my first watch of the subtitled version.
POMPEII - It’ll be hard to knock this out of the cellar at the end of the year.
Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
SHAFT - Actually better than I thought it would be. I was scared by
WINNING TIME: REGGIE MILLER VS THE NEW YORK KNICKS - These 30-for-30 docs are a great little time-waster.
MY LIFE AS A DOG - One of these days, I need to dig deeper into Swedish film. Put it on the list.
HAROLD AND MAUDE - Something of an unofficial blindspot watch, and right now it’s a high contender for my favorite first-watch of the year.
PSYCHOS - Such. A cool. Idea.
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR - More thoughts on this tomorrow.
Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Watched Before
THE DARJEELING LIMITED - Pop quiz – is this Wes’ least-liked film?
MOONRISE KINGDOM - The Budapest prep is in full gear.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Why do I feel like this Spielberg gem is in danger of being forgotten?
GRAVITY - Guess what? It still works pretty damned well on a small screen.
INCEPTION - Along with GRAVITY and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, this made for a great little night of sci-fi.
GHOSTBUSTERS - Godspeed Egon.
KINKY BOOTS - One of Chiwetel’s best performances ever. Give it a watch if you’ve never seen it.
CRAZY STUPID LOVE - If I had three wishes, one of them would be to be as cool as Gosling is in this movie.
KILL BILL vol 1 - Where’s my Whole Bloody Affair?
KILL BILL vol 2 - No seriously, where’s my Whole Bloody Affair?
49 First-Timers, 43 Re-Watched
92 Movies in Total