Well, it’s Year 6 of my blog & Year 3 of me doing this Blind Spot Project where we make ourselves watch 12 movies in a year that we’ve been meaning to watch for ages. Most people choose classics but I like to mix it up with some random shit as well since watching 12 “worthy classics” sounds like a drag. Besides, I have my IMDB Top 250 Challenge for the boring stuff!
Having said that, though, I’ve chosen far too many worthy films this year (some of which will also double up with the IMDB Top 250 thing). Other than the below Christian Slater movie… Sorry – there’s no longer any excuse for me having never seen a movie starring one of my teenage crushes in my favorite movie decade (I’m sure it’s not great). I have to admit that I’m not overly excited about a lot that are on this list, though. Hopefully I’ll feel differently at the end of 2018 since they’re obviously critically acclaimed for a reason. And, again, I have several “alternate” choices due to possible lack of availability and/or time and/or depending on what the hubby will let me watch without him.
So here are My 2018 Blind Spot Choices:
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Once Upon A Time In America
The Right Stuff
Lawrence Of Arabia
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
2018 Blog Resolutions:
I already covered this on my big five-year blogiversary post but my “blog resolutions” are simple this year: To reduce the time I spend on this blog.
As much as I enjoy this online movie diary, I really need to focus on other stuff going on in my life. I’ll still log everything I watch in 2018 & do “month-in-review” posts where I’ll briefly discuss what I saw & read each month.
Here’s what I’ll still be posting:
– Blind Spot Movie Reviews: One each month, probably toward the end of the month.
– Reviews of 2018 UK cinema releases: I’ll still try to review all the current films that I watch since this is what people are most interested in discussing.
– Monthly Recap Posts At The End Of Each Month: To briefly discuss everything that I watched & read each month.
Other than that, I’ll sometimes post reviews of movies I watch at home if I can be bothered or if they’re in the IMDb Top 250 or if one is so fantastic that I absolutely MUST tell you all about it! 😉 And, maybe once in a blue moon, I’ll
post a Top Ten list. People seem to enjoy them but I’m burnt out & need a break from them.
That’s it! I won’t completely abandon this place and I’ll still be on Twitter (it’s far less time-consuming but also full of angry people who stress me out). I wish you all a wonderful 2018!
Last week I posted all my 2017 Year-End Lists:
IMDB Top 250 Challenge Update: Only 50 Left To Go
My 2017 Blind Spot Movies: Ranked
My Top Ten Movies Watched At Home In 2017
Definitely a fair chunk of worthy movies on there. There’s a lot of pressure on Citizen Kane in particular, but I actually enjoyed it. And if you get really fed up with them, at least you’ve got Bruce Lee hitting people!
I’ve watched quite a few now! I’m soooo behind on my blog. I did like Citizen Kane but didn’t LOVE it. It’s one where I wonder if I need to know more about filmmaking to really appreciate it. I’m halfway through Enter The Dragon and I’m loving it so far! 🙂
I LOVE Atonement! I actually had three of these films on past Blind Spots myself. Metropolis, Citizen Kane, and The French Connection. The latter being my favorite of the three.
I’ve watched Atonement now. Didn’t love it. 😦 Far preferred The French Connection. Wanted to love Citizen Kane more than I did, though.
Oh goodness Citizen Kane. It truly is a film that lives up to every ounce of its hype. Enjoy!
Oops. Behind on comments. Think I already talked about Citizen Kane. 😉 I really did want to LOVE it!
I’ve never seen Atonement either but have always wanted to. I’m looking forward to your review!
Ah, I’m so behind on comments that I’ve already seen Atonement! 😉 I….. was very disappointed….. 😦
Oh no! Sorry to hear that it wasn’t as good as you were hoping! 😦
I’ve only seen half of these myself, but I do love Girl Who Leapt through Time and Fiddler on the Roof and greatly admire Citizen Kane. Not a fan of French Connection, though. Hope you enjoy these! I do love this Blindspot series.
I’m so behind on replying to comments that I’ve now seen quite a few of these! 😉 Didn’t love Citizen Kane or The French Connection as much as I was hoping. Oh! And I got an Amazon voucher as a gift and bought four anime films, including King Of Thorn. 🙂
Awesome! Can’t wait to see what you think of it! My reputation for recommendations is on the line. 😉
I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve seen it! 😉
I always thought you wore the trousers in your household! 😉
Quadrophenia is one of my all-time fave films but VERY British.
Be warned that there are two versions of The Gold Rush – I only saw the 1942 “remixed” version, so I’d advise you to hunt down the 1925 original if you can.
Also, you’ll need to see the fully restored version of Metropolis which came out a couple of years ago. If it isn’t over 2 1/2 hours long then it is an earlier version.
Ha! I wish. I think the kid is in charge of our household. 😉 Quadrophenia should be interesting. I’ve lived here for years & still not watched a lot of classic British films! Ugh – I hate there being more than one version of films. Stresses me out. 😉 I have a Chaplin box set so it’s hopefully the proper version. Metropolis is something I recorded off TV. God knows WHAT version that is! Lol. Damn.
I think you’re really going to enjoy Atonement.
I didn’t…. 😩 lol 😦
Some awesome selections here! Metropolis is a gorgeous classic. If you need to switch something out, El Topo and Paprika are both pretty amazing as well.
Thanks, Anna! Can’t believe I’ve never seen Metropolis. Do want to see El Topo & Paprika as well. Will get to them all eventually! 🙂
You’ve got some great movies to look forward to.
I do, Vinnie! 🙂 Already watched several & have been disappointed so far. But am halfway through Enter The Dragon & loving it so far.
Enter the Dragon is a classic. I’m sure you’ve got some movies of substance to watch.
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