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…

#48 The Dungeon Masters
d. Keven McElester

I got invited out to a private screening of this film at the Silent Movie Theater; I wasn’t sure I wanted to go because I knew one of the producers and it’s always weird seeing a movie someone made and not liking it and having to pretend you dug it. I live in serious fear of this, of having to come up with nonsense niceties to say because you really like and respect this person but just simply don’t like their film. You can tell somebody years after the fact that their movie sucked, but it’s always too fresh when the movie is just getting released – even in the case of a film like this, which has been around since 2008, when it played at Toronto.

The good news is that I liked The Dungeon Masters, a doc that follows a year in the lives of three different people who are very serious about their role playing games. I liked it enough that I got together with the director after the screening and we’re going to do an interview and I’m going to do a real review. The movie’s on VOD right now – you can watch it via Amazon.