The same number of lives a cat has.
That's how many of my Blind Spot Selections I made it through in 2016. Sad, but I'm choosing to look on the bright side. That's one more than the number of films I made it through for the 2015 Blind Spot Series. You can read the reviews for 2016, here. Sure, I could have made it through 12...maybe...I mean...
You want the excuses? Probably not, but...
Things just got hectic for me late in the year. My posting overall became much more erratic and, well, when real life calls, blog things get put on the back burner. Hopefully, the third time is the charm and I'll make it through all of my selections for 2017.
For this year's selections, I really am doing this on the fly...mostly. The easy part is incorporating the movies I missed from last year into this year's list. Now, I have...ahem...nine...more choices to make. As always, I'm starting with my own collection, combing the shelves to see which ones I spent on money on even though I never laid eyes on them. I found a number of them, but not many rise to the level of must-see. Still, I plucked three titles to add to one of the holdovers from last year. Next, I started going down the Imdb top 250 and plucked a couple titles from there. That made me remember a rather well-known anime I've been meaning to see that used to be on that list, Finally, I went back through the posts I did for Thursday Movie Picks and picked out a couple of titles super-reader Joel has suggested for me. In the end, here's what I came up with.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
There's Something About Mary
Black Caesar & Hell Up in Harlem
The Harry Potter Franchise
Oh, in case you didn't know, this whole Blind Spot thing is the brainchild of an excellent blogger, Ryan of The Matinee. Please click the link for more details and just to check out his site, in general.
Wish me luck.