I watch, it could be said, quite a lot of movies. Not as many as, say, a Kim Newman but more than some.
But still, you could watch a film everyday for your entire life and not catch all the good and interesting (or just plain bad and interesting I guess) stuff out there.
However I decided that I would try it for anyway.Not for life. Just for a year. A good excuse to fill in some missing gaps in my viewing and hopefully find some hidden gems.
I'm not entirely sure how long this blog will last or what format I will do it in yet really. I run my own business so it maybe that that will take precedence over this silly little endeavour I have set up for myself.
To make it more fun I have come up with some rules. Well two really, but again as this thing goes along it may change.
Rule One: Everyday I must watch a film I have never seen before*
Rule Two: If someone brings me a film that I haven't seen I have to accept it and watch it within a month.
*this will actually work out on an average i think with me 'banking' some films for the days when I am unable to catch something.
I am hoping that people will indeed bring me films in to watch, as I have very little money to buy or rent, but mostly because I want many different thought processes going into what movies I should be watching - although many people, on hearing rule two do immediately say 'hmm what crap do I have at home I can make you watch' but, hey, that's part of the game.
I am typing this on the morning of the 8th with seven films watched.
Lady from Shanghai
The Kings' Speech
Eric and Ernie
Season of the Witch.
If i have time tomorrow I hope to add some thoughts about each film, and whatever I catch tonight.
Suggestions for films will be gratefully received but actual physical copies of said films dropped off to my store will be even better