Last year marked my first year as a blogger and my first year as a movie fan who didn’t see very many movies. Time felt like it was in limited supply and there were too few movies I wanted to see. The blogging was a great and unexpected enterprise, while the lack of theater outings was a huge disappointment. I want to turn things around in 2012 by making all things film-related a priority. I want to see more, read more and continue to write about film. And even during those times when there are slim pickings in theaters, I want to redirect the time I would spend in front of the big screen towards watching beloved favourites or must-see films on my ever-growing must-see list at home while munching on Orville Redenbacher. So that is my pledge – to watch more movies at the theater, and when nothing in theaters moves me, to retreat to my home theater with a sense of excitement about watching films of yore that I’ve been wanting to see.
In 2012, I pledge to share the blogging love even more too. It’s great when my blog posts provoke discussion and elicit great comments and feedback, and I want to share some of that love by expanding my blog reading list this year. Thanks to my “employer,” CS, I’ve come to really enjoy podcasts and I’ve been turned on to some really great blogs, so I am resolved to devote double the time I devoted last year to soaking up many more musings on the blogosphere.
Attempts in 2011 to attend film festivals didn’t quite pan out, so I’m hoping for better luck, better timing and better finances to enable me to make the festival-going experience a reality this year. I pledge to attend at least one film screening at a local film festival this year.
I will see a movie at a drive-in theater because I’ve never been to one. So few drive-ins exist nowadays, but I believe there’s still one in business here in the city and I intend to drive in and catch a flick. I’m really excited about this one because of the old-timiness of it all.
Also in this New Year, I am resolved to see more films that my husband recommends. This was supposed to be a regular blog feature of mine in 2011, but I only wrote one such post last year and I shall not shirk my wifely movie watching duties anymore in 2012; I will watch films that my husband makes me watch.
I’ll stop wondering about Black Dynamite and just watch it already and I’ll reacquaint myself with the P.T. Anderson movie collection.
Finally, I will win my office Oscar pool again (or at least try my damndest to regain the title!)
It's a new year, a fresh calendar and a clean slate. I'm not making resolutions about eating healthier or exercising more because I break those resolutions every year. This year I'm making resolutions that I can stick to; resolutions that will add a little more movie merriment to my life. Hiya, 2012, it should be fun!
Do you have any movie-related resolutions for 2012? Let us know in the comments section.