A day late but still interested in keeping my weekly log going. If nothing else this feature should keep my fingers nimble in typing.
It’s been a weird week for me. I can actually say that for the last seven days I’ve found myself not at the cinema and beginning to question why I obsess so much about going there. It’s not that I’m taking a break from movies, as much as I keep wondering why I’m not taking a break from my cinema. If you listen to my podcast (TUMP) then you’ve heard me and my cohosts over the years talk about our local cinema, Carib 5, and how much we hate it. Oddly enough my most recent complaints aren’t so much about their service — which I’ve come to terms with rather than saying it’s improved with in any way — but rather just about it’s location and how I constantly feel like going there. There isn’t a minute that I spend walking from the car park to the box office or in the opposite direction that I’m not accosted by all the things I hate about Kingston. That being: redundant security guards that don’t really do anything; or street vendors that don’t seem to realize I have zero interest in them; or beggars who have begun to recognize me — because I’m that one white guy they see every week — and begin to make me feel guilty directly about everything; or the occasionally other patron who can’t seem to figure out how a line works. Continue reading
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
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
ZATOICHI THE FUGITIVE (1963) – I keep expecting this franchise to hit a slump, but it doesn’t. SPARTACUS (1960) – Kubrick being boring… can you imagine that? COLD FISH (2010) – who knew that the Japanese could be this Korean? I did I guess… ENEMY (2014) – Doubly weird, and doubly intriguing… GET CARTER (1971) – This era of British cinema hasn’t worked on me much I’ve found. MYSTERY TRAIN (1989) – Can I keep hating Jarmusch anyways? Damn this is amazing. GUN CRAZY (1950) – sex in a gun… what’s bad about that? THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (2014) – when Wallace makes the best joke and the movie still sucks…
GIRL WALK // ALL DAY – “you should always be happy” SPACEBALLS – “What? You went over my helmet?” ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS – “unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent.”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 109 First time watches (23 from 2014); 55 Rewatches; 164 Total Films