I see a lot of movies every year. A
ton. But this year I’ve decided I don’t see enough movies, so one of my
New Year Resolutions was to simply see more. And to write about them.
See, that’s the other half of the equation: I see a ton of movies, but
I write about comparatively few of them. There are a lot of reasons,
but they mainly boil down to the fact that I feel the  need to do long
form reviews, and sometimes – like in the midst of Sundance – I just
don’t have the time.

so was born this new blog! I aim to make an entry for every single
movie I see in 2010. Some entries may be very short, some may be
lengthy. Entries may take a couple of days to be posted. Let’s see how
long this lasts.

last  thing: one of my main objectives this year is to rewatch more
movies. I know this sounds like a strange goal, but there are films I
haven’t seen since high school, which means it’s been almost a lifetime
since I saw them. Recently I rewatched Black Christmas for the first
time since the 1980s, and I might as well have been seeing the movie
for the first time. I’m interested in getting a look at some movies I
loved or hated twenty or even ten years ago and seeing how I feel about
them now.

Let’s begin…

#47 Shaun of the Dead
d. Edgar Wright

One of my favorite movies of all time. The missus wanted to watch it for Valentine’s Day, since she thinks it’s romantic, although whether it’s the Shaun/Liz relationship she likes or the Shaun/Ed I can’t figure out.

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the movie, but I still laugh. I say the lines in advance and then laugh when the lines get said. And I feel bad when Shaun has to kill him mum. Dozens of viewings in and I still feel bad.

Broken record time but: if someone doesn’t like this movie they aren’t to be trusted. Period. It’s one of the great movies, and people will be watching it and saying the lines in advance fifty years from now.