THE 2016 TALLY: WEEK 1 (1/1/16 – 8/1/16)


Starting a new year is important, and unimportant at the same time. It gives us the chance to start anew. So many people love to make fun of new year resolutions. So many people break them, I’ve broken them before, I’m sure I’ll break some more as I continue through life, I just hope I don’t break this one. One of my new year resolutions of 2016 is to blog better. Before you start commenting “but you said this before”, you’re not wrong.

Some of you may already notice a new look around these parts. Feel free to let me know how you feel about it, I sort of dig it. It’s the starting point of my new year wishes.

This year I plan to jump back on to the Blindspot path, I’ve committed to the #52FilmsByWomen effort as well as I want to revive my Pantheon writings. For all of these plans I’m only looking at monthly goals. The #52FilmsByWomen effort is one where you (I mean me in this case) commit to watch one new to you film a week which is directed by a woman. I plan to write monthly wrapping up all the films I watch that month as a wrap up with any general observations made over the period. I will be announcing my Blindspot films in a few more days. My pantheon writing however I already know will be more sparse than the other writing efforts.

I’ll have a lot of other thoughts on how things are going as we continue. But for now let’s wrap up the week of viewings now.


New To Me


Phoenix (2015) it hit my best of discussion, so love is in the realm of this film.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016) kind of disappointing, but still loved the chemistry and fun.
It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012) stick figures aren’t allowed to make me cry, right?
World of Tomorrow (2015) right????
What Maisie Knew (2013) Skarsgard is a nice guy…
Chi-Raq (2015) ughhhh… I need to stop hoping I’ll like a Spike Lee film again.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)Skarsgsard is not a good guy at all….
The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) there was a dance scene.




Major League (1989) remember when we loved seeing Charlie Sheen be silly?
Days of Thunder (1990) remember when Tony Scott remade Top Gun (a movie he directed) with NASCAR?
Rumble in the Bronx (1995) Jackie Chan is always right in movies
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) will I ever get tired of finding more in the frame.
Escape from L.A. (1996) why can’t Snake be in a better movie than this?


The Tally

Total Films Seen Released in 2016 1
Total New To Me Films in 2016 8
Total Films Seen in 2016 13

What’ve you been watching?

Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Author: Andrew Robinson

This is my blog. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My blog is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my blog is useless. Without my blog, I am useless. I must fire my blog true. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my blog and myself are defenders of my mind, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.