A Small Revision

After going on a small movie shopping trip I have decided to make a change to my list. I have decided to add El Mariachi, the debut feature of Robert Rodriguez. I figured since I have his contemporary Quentin Tarantino on the list I should have him as well. Even though I have not seen that movie, as a fan of Rodriguez, I must atone for this even more. That would be me as a Kubrick fan but never seen 2001. So the list now reads:
1. Fargo/El Mariachi
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Enter The Dragon
5. Anchorman
6. White Heat
7. Barbarella
8. The Goonies
9. 3:10 To Yuma (The Original)
10. Friday the 13th (The Original)
11. Old School
12. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Shame: The Spiral Continues by @echidnabot

 

 

 

 

So I made my list and I’m happy with it, but the more I thought about it the more films I wanted to add.  My first list is sort of heavy, but I have some lighter shame too.  Here’s another list of twelve.  24 films in a year are certainly do-able.   It’s not like I was curing cancer anyway.

Being John Malkovich
Say Anything
Dances With Wolves
The Grifters
The Right Stuff
No Country for Old Men
Miller’s Crossing
Moon
The Boys in the Band
Stranger Than Paradise
Wall-E
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This should be fun!

What An Idiot: @andykoz’s List of Cinema Shame.

I’m such a fuck (can I swear on this blog?).

Back in 2012, (like it was so fucking long ago) I did this same sort of thing with watching one movie I had never seen before each day of the year. 365 movies total (List here: http://aloneonmycouch.tumblr.com/post/39496307106/the-complete-list). Finished it but totally forgot some supposedly “great” and “classic” films. I’ll be the judge of that, assholes. How did I choose these? Who the cares. Hopefully my writing and thoughts will be better this time around since it’s only 12 movies. Don’t hold your breath.

1) TAKEN – I guess people really like this for some unexpected reasons. I bought it for $5 on Amazon last month so it’s sitting around.

2) RAIN MAN – I guess it’s not about a weather man?

3) CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND – A little Spielberg to watch. I hope it’s Micheal Bay caliber. 

4) DEAD POETS SOCIETY – My dad tried to get me to watch this as a kid. This shit was SO fucking boring. 2nd shot this time around.

5)  SORCERER – Wages of Fear is in my top 5 films of all time. I cannot wait to finally see this!

6) INSOMNIA – In Nolan we trust right? (no, did you see The Dark Knight Rises?)

7) ALIEN 3 – Can I just watch the Doc about it instead??

8) DO THE RIGHT THING – A Spike Lee Joint

9) ERASER – Insert funny one-liner

10) THE EXORCIST – Yeah, not even once.

11) AMARCORD – 8 1/2 & I Vitelloni are my favorite Fellini films so I’ll try this supposedly crazy one out.

12) THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST – I’ll admit it, I’ve probably only seen 2/3 of Scorsese’ films. I don’t know why I chose this one to watch over the others I haven’t seen.

Cheers.

Shhh… Don’t tell anyone about @Andrew_Cybulska’s List of Shame

“Oh yeah… yeah that movie was great.”

LIAR. I am a BIG. FAT. LIAR. I don’t know that the movie is great, because I’ve never seen it. But how could I admit that to you? How could I possibly admit that to myself? Well enough lies. Enough with the ambiguous talking points based on what I’ve read from other critics. It’s time to make myself more knowledgable on the films that define modern and classic cinema, and it’s time to step out from the darkness into the light.

This is my list of shame…

January – Dr. Strangelove

February – Sabrina

March – Enter the Dragon (to celebrate The Raid 2 coming out)

April – The Godfather

May – The Godfather II

June – The Godfather III

July – Anchorman

August – Taxi Driver

September – Arsenic and Old Lace

October – Psycho

November – Miller’s Crossing

December – It’s a Wonderful Life

It begins this weekend with Dr. Strangelove.

The TWELVE by @patrickcrain73

I’ve been watching movies a LOOOOOONG time. I can remember the days before VHS when you had to plot out your movie-watching schedule with a terrible copy of the TV guide that was published in your Sunday paper, guided mostly by titles in populist movie books my parents bought for me. I watched a lot of movies then but, when home video became a real live thing, I ate up movies like they were slathered in refried beans, wrapped in a flour tortilla, melted with cheese and served up at Taco Bell (which, now that it’s been uttered, will become an actual product; Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Movieito).

Over the years, I’ve attempted to fill in the gaps regarding the movies I’m regularly castigated for not seeing but, for one reason or another, I haven’t ever found the time nor have I really had the inspiration to watch the twelve movies I’m committing to this blog. So, with great shame, here is the list of movies I’ve never seen but will now finally watch and, while doing so, will share with you via live Tweeting and this here nifty infrawebs page.

1. Rio Bravo (January)

2. North By Northwest (February)

3. Reds (March)

4. Match Point (April)

5. Coming Home (May)

6. Real Genius (June)

7. The Apartment (July)

8. Gone With the Wind (August)

9. Tootsie (September)

10. Sunset Boulevard (October)

11. Shampoo (November)

12. High Noon (December)

Let the shames begin…

My Dirty Dozen by @gregmccambley

I am a movie junkie. I will watch just about any kind of film at the drop of a hat.  And yet, there are some movies that I have not seen, for various reasons. It’s hard to describe exactly why I’ve not seen them, though. Some are because of perceived personal taste, while others are because of lack of enthusiasm. So, thanks to Cinema Shame, I now have a chance to see if my reasons were valid.  So, over the next 12 months, the movies I want to watch are:

January – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

February – Raging Bull (1980)

March – Taxi Driver (1976)

April – Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

May – Mary Poppins (1964)

June – The Nutty Professor (1963)

July – Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

August – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

September – Fight Club (1999)

October – Se7en (1995)

November – Mean Streets (1973)

December – It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

This list is, I hope, just the start. I want to make it my movie watching mission this year to start watching movies starring people other than the usual suspects.   I want to thank my online network of movie watching buddies for really engaging my love of film.

If I have more titles (and I’m sure I will), I will definitely add to this list.

It’s gonna be a fun year.

Addendum: I might add to this list as the year goes on, so I figured why not go ahead and start now? Given that I’m gonna explore early Scorsese this year, I came across After Hours (1985) for cheap, so I’m adding it to the total. I don’t know when I’ll watch it, but I will.