Monthly Watchings

A day after my movie watching birthday weekend, I pledged to myself that I will watch at least one movie per day for the rest of February. A February Movie Watching Month, if you’d like. A FeMoWaMo.

I went through my “shrinkwrap shrine”, watching a number of the unwatched movies that I own. I got a zip.ca membership. I rented movies from a store. I caught some on TV and, when I was at my parents’ place, on The Movie Network On Demand. I saw some movies for the first time and others for the third time. What mattered was that I saw them complete and commercial free.

In the end (today), the final tally is 20 movies in the 21 days since the pledge was made. That means failure. Indeed, workload prevented me from watching anything on three of those days. Throw in all the time spent with the Olympic coverage, though, and you end up with a reasonable number.

It was an enjoyable experience. By forcing the issue, I got to see a number of really good movies that I might have been too distracted or slack to bother with on normal days. I will try to continue this through March, but on an unofficial basis. February shall, from this day hence, be known as movie watching month. Along with September (Toronto Film Festival). Maybe a little bit of March too.

The final list (no reviews):

  • The Brother’s Grimm
  • Cold Mountain
  • 24 Hour Party People
  • 2046
  • Kontroll
  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  • Lord of War
  • Constant Gardener
  • Blue
  • Shall we Dansu? (96)
  • White
  • Red
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Japon
  • Happy Endings
  • Notorious
  • Videodrome
  • A Generation
  • Days of Heaven
  • North By Northwest
  • In The Mood for Love
  • Life of Brian
  • Kung-Fu Hustle
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (81)
  • Downfall
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