This year more than any other year, I’ve been finding myself with less time or energy than I need to do a full review. I’m getting busier and older, but even so, I’ve still made at least some kind of post once a week, more Yesterdays and back catalog collections than ever before. Some of them were work I felt I did some good or at least fun writing with, but mostly, I consider them filler.
In that spirit, I’m dropping the ball one more time this year by counting down my ten favorite actual reviews of the past year.
10: Failure To Launch: one of the better romantic comedies
9: Funny Money: theatrical chaos
8: The Creation of the Humanoids: great concept, a little flat
7: Mr. Deeds: not your average Adam Sandler vehicle
6: Camp Nowhere: the best way to learn responsibility is to have nobody to answer to
5: Mad Money: it’s not stealing if it’s trash, right?
4: Earth Girls are Easy: I misjudged this movie so badly
3: Electric Dreams: quirky SF romcom review with a side of pretty good if ill fitting social commentary
2: The First Wives Club: don’t get mad, get it back
1: Julie and Julia: hmm, I wonder what I connected with here
I hope in the new year to have less filler but also more branching out with opportunities to make social commentary though movies. Maybe only ten people read this blog regularly, but I made a commitment to myself if nobody else, and I have no intention of just fizzling on this project.