I’ve Never Seen…
I am not, at present, working on any Reel to Reel Film Studies. I’ve just been too busy, guys. I’m getting married in a month, it’s the end of the school year, I’m getting married in a month, I’m working on a new book, I’m getting married in a month, and I’m getting married in a month. All of these things, although positive, take time. But I want to get a little more content up here than just the monthly “watched” list and links to movie-related podcasts.
So I’m going to try something. Everybody has that list of movies that they want to see, that they should see, or that everybody else thinks they should see. We’ve all had that conversation where we reference a movie and are stunned to discover our friend hasn’t seen it, and we’ve all been on the other end of that conversation, too. About once a week (with a necessary bubble of inactivity surrounding the day I’m marrying Erin), I’ll make an effort to review a movie I’ve never seen before. I have no criteria behind this selection. I’ll choose randomly sometimes, sometimes it’ll just be something I feel like, sometimes it will be a new release, sometimes it might be something that I’ve got in my deep reservoir of DVD boxed sets that include films that — to date — haven’t made it to my eyeballs.
I will, however, try to make it at least a little interactive, because if I choose all the movies all by myself, it might start to get kind of homogenous. So from time to time, I’m going to have a little fun and allow you guys to choose, similar to how I had you vote on the terribly infrequent “make me watch a crappy movie” features. But there’s no restriction on quality here. In fact, I would PREFER watching a good movie.
So here’s the scoop, folks. There are a buttload of movies over there on NetFlix streaming. I want you guys to pick a movie that does not currently appear on my What I’ve Watched page here, or (if you really want to get ambitious) on my far more comprehensive list of movies I’ve seen listed on Letterboxd. (By the way, if you’re on Letterboxd, follow me. I’ll return the favor. I’m still new there.) The first movie to get five mentions by five different people in the comments here is the first movie I’ll watch. Just a few tiny restrictions:
- NetFlix streaming ONLY. This time, at least.
- Only feature films, no TV series or miniseries.
- No documentaries, concert films, or stand-up films.
- Keep in mind that, although I try to keep my “what I’ve watched” list up to date, there are still movies out there I’ve seen that may not appear on the list. Should one turn up, I’ll veto it.
Other than that, I’ll roll with whatever. Peek at NetFlix, decide what you’d like me to cover, and post your selection down in the comments.