Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I'm back, and I have movie regrets.

Are you sitting in a big fat meeting? Where there are, I'm sure, massively important things being discussed, but still it kind of sounds like big fat meeting drone (BFMD, which is a catchy acronym for what is happening, which is, sorry to say, not catchy, not even a little.).

Sigh.

Well, not that anyone's counting, but it has been a long time since I wrote anything whatsoever in this space. Reasons? Oh, I've got reasons:

  • big fat family visit (BFFV)
  • attendant whirl of activities
  • attendant whirl of melancholy
  • etc.
Paradoxically, now that the visiting/summer are over, and the droning has commenced, I kind of feel optimistic. I have lots of reasons that this is so, but let's leave that for now. For now, what I want to talk about is this:

I have not seen as many movies as I think I should have. Not in order, and as near as I can figure out, here are the movies I've seen in 2014 thus far:

  • Wish I Was Here
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Monuments Men
  • Cesar Chavez
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Chef
  • Noah
  • Veronica Mars
  • Rio 2
  • Draft Day
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Rover
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Maleficent
  • Ida
  • Locke
  • Obvious Child
  • Snowpiercer
  • A Most Wanted Man
  • Calvary
  • Belle
  • Gloria
  • The Lunchbox
  • What If
I have missed a bunch, and a bunch of good ones (The Immigrant, Night Moves, Only Lovers Left Alive, and also Step Up All In, which I can totally catch, and maybe later today, after the droning either ceases or I quit the droning, whichever happens first.). Also Boyhood, which I am determined not to miss.

Maybe I've seen more, and I just haven't kept track? Let me just say that I never intend not to catch the movies--I am a movie completist. But this year--this year kind of kicked my ass. Reasons? Oh, there are reasons. But I am going to do better. I am going to catch the movies this weekend hardcore. Boyhood at least and probably more. And Step Up All In. Because I am definitely all in for the dance movies, or I don't know what.




3 comments:

Nik said...

That is almost as many movies as I haven't seen. I look forward to the next installment when you whittle down the list for me. I'm like, five-movies-a-year girl. Help me make them count!

Counterintuitive said...

You've still seen so many good ones, many I haven't seen.

And Boyhood won't disappoint--do it. Every minute is worth it. I'm confident it will restore your faith, if needed, in movies, movie-going, and LIFE.

Ann said...

Oh it makes me GIDDY to hear your voice! Welcome back HTMS.

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