Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Blind Spot Selections

Ever since 2015, I've been participating The Blind Spot Challenge. Back then, it was hosted by its creator, Ryan at The Matinee. He challenged his fellow bloggers to watch one "significant" movie per month that they hadn't seen before. Last year, hosting duties were taken over by Sofia at Returning Videotapes. It was also the first year that I actually watched all of my choices. I'm going for something even better this year. I'm going to really, really try to watch all of them within the month intended. Wish me luck. I should be able to get this done because every movie on this year's list is from my personal movie collection. So, all I have to do is take a few steps and pull the needed film off the shelf. Man, this is going to be tough. Let's see what I'm going to attempt to watch this year.


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

The Princess Bride


The 39 Steps

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Street Smart

Battlefield Earth

3 Extremes II

Thelma & Louise

Ghost in the Shell


  1. OK, the ones I haven't seen are Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The 39 Steps, some of Street Smart, 3 Extremes II, and Ghost in the Shell. Battlefield Earth.... I'll pray for you when you watch that film.

    1. Thanks. I'm accepting of all prayers from all denominations.

  2. Good luck for this year! I've only seen Ghost in the Shell and Willy Wonka from your list. Ghost in the Shell is a great one, much better than the recent remake! Willy Wonka is a childhood favourite of mine but I don't know how well it'll hold up...either way I really hope you enjoy it!

  3. Good choices and have fun with these! I've watched 8 of 12. Big is an all-time favorite and SJHoneywell will probably go bananas when he sees you picked Princess Bride.
    Was amused by the inclusion of Battlefield Earth. I'm sure you're aware of it's reputation and the point must be to approach it as a so-bad-it's-good movie.

  4. Ooohh I LOVE Tootsie! And Big & Willie Wonka!!! I've seen 9 out of the 12 and I've always meant to watch Street Smart so I'll be getting on that. The other two I'm missing, 3 Extremes II and Ghost in the Shell, will stay missed I suspect.

    Condolences in advance on Battlefield Earth!

  5. We still miss Stan Lee ❤️

  6. Honestly, my main worry for a couple of these--The Princess Bride in particular--is that they've been oversold to you. I mean, I love that movie like it was something I made myself, but it's easy for anything to be overhyped.

    I've seen eight of your twelve and at least like seven of them. Battlefield Earth is terrible, but it's terrible in a way you'll love.

  7. Seen 9 of these. Though I sure haven't seen Battlefield Earth. I'm VERY curious your take on that one. I saw The Room the other week for the first time which was gloriously bad.

    1. I can only hope Battlefield Earth is as gloriously bad as The Room.

  8. Paramount's making another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

  9. I've seen five movies on your list, to varying degrees of enjoyment. Can't wait to read your thoughts about them.

    1. Cool. I hope to find out which ones you liked or disliked, too!

  10. Love the variety in your selections. Big fan of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. I recently rewatched Tootsie for the first time in YEARS. Really anxious to read your take on it.

  11. You have a few I haven't seen but really want to: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Thelma & Louise, The 39 Steps, Willy Wonka, The Princess Bride... Tootsie is amazing, I think I saw it for the first time last year, or in 2017.

    Thanks for participating again, good luck!

  12. Great picks! Good luck in September haha. And you'll have a blast in November. One of my favorite films. Christopher McDonald improvised most of his lines, and the result is absolutely priceless.