The 2015 Tally: Week 2 (10/1/15 – 16/1/15)


So it’s another week gone and the tally isn’t moving that far along. I actually feel like I accomplished a lot this week and nothing at all at the same time. While in relation to this blog not much happened I feel a kind of forward progression still. I got a more regular feeling towards my podcast TUMP with the end of year episode being released, even though I didn’t get the episode fully soundtracked — which is a thing I’m considering possibly doing regularly. Would you guys be into that? Maybe if I make a separate feed for it (soundtracked fully and not soundtracked). My fear with it is that (a) I’m dumb; and (b) I’ll start repeating music too much because I don’t listen to new music that much. Even nowadays I find myself struggling to find music I don’t already listen to that I like. Continue reading

Looking Forward To 2015: The Director’s View

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis year feels like it will a big year for me and my constant, unfounded, need to consume more of the film canon. I want to take a more round about approach to it though. While I generally find myself watching any random movie day in day out for any number of incalculable reasons I tend to try and find some specific segment of film history to bite deep into. I did the Blindspots for a couple of years and I even tried to follow the 1001 Films You Should See Before You Die list (I should look at that again and see what I’ve knocked off the list in the last few years). Continue reading

The 2015 Tally: Week 1 (1/1/15 – 9/1/15)


I feel since it’s a new year and one of my big resolutions is to revive all of my writing efforts while at the same time reinvent myself as a writer (as best I can) I can start this weekly tradition up again. That being just listing out films I’ve been watching and giving a bit of an update as to plans for the week to come.

This week I’ve been doing what many others have. I’ve been simultaneously wrapping up 2014 with the obligatory listicles about the films of 2014 as well as the non-2014 films I enjoyed throughout the year and at the same time watching as many of those films as possible just because I get jealous of the internet talking about all the best movies I don’t get to see all year gone by. January has always been a very heavy catch up month for me in movies as all the award-y movies of November and December tend to hit my theatre after all the nominations have been announced in my theatre’s hope that  all the people who’ve been neglecting their establishment will rush in to see all these clearly decided upon ‘great’ films. It never works, but it gives me a chance to see some of these movies I’ve been looking forward to for over 18-months. Continue reading

Announcing The Other Studio Ghibli Films Marathon


When we say Studio Ghibli we immediately think of Hayao Miyazaki, and for good reason. I even wrote a post earlier this month about him and his work — which if you haven’t read take a look see. However, while I have seen some non-Miyazaki Ghibli films (i.e. The Grave of the FirefliesWhisper of the Heart) there are still a few of the films that they’ve produced that I’ve yet to check out, and I’m almost certain that they’re more than worth my time.  Continue reading

Writing About Film and the Notes of Mine


I’m strange. I started writing about movies here (and other places) as just a thing I enjoy. I already loved movies and the internet was just a part of my life already, so why not merge these two obviously important things about my life and make it into a thing — I mean a hobby. Normal people have hobbies, why can’t this be mine.

As I was almost one of a kind within my initial peripheral vision I never really had anyone to guide me into how to make this into a career and be professional about it. Continue reading