Midweek Mumbling – The New Years Resolutions of a Film Lover.
We all make resolutions at this time of year, here are my movie related ones.
The bringing of the New Year always brings out a time of reflection and even remorse. We start to look back over the year and think about how we could have been better and promise ourselves we will try harder in the new 365 days. Time to make some resolutions!!
MOstly mine are to do with eating a little less or maybe drinking a LOT less. Maybe I should do a little more exercise? Who knows. thankfully 2011 has been probably one of my favourite years of adulthood. This is mostly down to my glorious family and the fact that I am starting to live my dream of becoming a film/tech journalist. Just need to earn a bit more money from it now!! (don’t we all huh?)
But there have been a few things that have come out of this year, when it comes to my film watching. And seeing as this tis the time to try to remedy this, here are my resolutions..
1 – Look Back More
I am awful at this. I become so wrapped up in the latest releases (I saw 110 2011 films this year), that I seem to forget that we have thousands of great films out there that I haven’t seen. I would love to be able to visit some of my more favourite sites and actually be able to join in the debate more about the golden oldies!! Plus I am pretty sure that this would help my appreciation of the latest releases. I am starting this with a bit of a Almodovar marathon over the next few days!
2 – Actually start the FRC Films-I-vowed-never-to-watch-athon
I posted THIS ages ago. I am really embarrassed to say that I have not actually started it at all. Bad Huh? I want to but something is still stopping me from going through with it! I promise in the New Year this will be rectified.
3 – Stop looking at “on set photos” and “spoilers”
I cannot help it. I am a bad person. But when ever I read the headline ‘Latest look behind the scenes of the upcoming movie’ I am there in an instant. I just need to know. I don’t want to but it always seems to happen. I find myself reading, then I feel all dirty and used afterward. In 2012 I am going to be like my good friend Nostra and stay clear from these sites!
4 – Give up trying to fight 3D and enjoy the technology
I know I am going to get flamed for this. But 3D is actually getting better. We now have it at home and in the home cinema it is very cool indeed. OK the cinemas still need a bit of uniformity, but it is getting better and better. I loved the use of 3D in Hara Kiri, really made the final act POP and stand out from the film. At it’s best 3D is brilliant. So next year I am going to embrace it and enjoy the ride!
5 – Start to trust my gut instinct when it comes to trailers, also known as Scott’s Law.
I don’t know if you have heard of ‘Scott’s Law’. It goes like this…. If I enjoy the trailer it normally turns out to be a BAD film. This has worked for pretty much every film in 2011, but it is only now I am learning to trust it. So in 2012 I am going to go with my gut instinct every time!! No more SuckerPunch scenarios.
6 – Read More.
This is one I really want to address, even though it is not FILM related. I just simply haven’t read a complete book at all this year. Apart from film studies text books. I am going to promise myself to read some great stories this year, any suggestions?
Spoiler Alert Image courtesy of Theaterhopper.com
What are your MOVIE related Resolutions? Or do you not set yourself them? Comment below…