New (and Recurring) Series in 2017

As my second year of writing on the blog comes to a close, I’m grateful to all of you out there who have supported me by reading the blog, commenting, and helping it grow from its meager beginnings to a mildly more popular site. I shattered my old view count for 2015, I intend to once again double the views from the previous year; which will be an astonishing goal to reach. Here are my views for the year 2016:

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Which Series Are Returning?

My Cancer Story

Of course, this crucial part of my life and its documentation will continue into 2017. I hope this will be the year that the first draft is complete so I can begin the rewrite and release it as an autobiographical novel. This is one of my main goals for the New Year. Continue reading

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New (to me) Movies Watched in 2016

I know, I know, I get it; there was no #DLMChallenge this year, but in this whirlwind of 366 days, I’ve changed my life, did many exciting things, and am working towards my long overdue goals.

But… I managed to still squeeze some movies in. My goal for this year was a lofty 200 NEW to me Movies, but I only made it to 104.

Anyways, here’s the list (after some basic stats). Let me know what you’ve seen from it in the comments below (Top Ten Post)! Continue reading

Top 15 Films of 2015

If you were ask me tomorrow at 5:00pm what was my favorite movie of 2015, I’d tell you a different answer rather than if you had waited until after supper. 2015 was that close for me, and ended up being one fantastic year for cinema, yet only was half expected. For my friend Brandon and I, the build up to the year was epic. Then as the year progressed, we kind of felt let down. Some of the big films didn’t hit that well, but as the dust settled… 2015 was a really fantastic year.

And honestly, I could have put almost every one of these films in the top three. These were the fifteen films that I truly loved.

I’d decided to wait until I was able to catch a few extra films that were released in 2015 and so only now, was I able to compile my Top 15 Films of 2015. Yes Top Fifteen. My initial list was 13, and as I struggled to pare it down, the aforementioned friend, Brandon, told me he was to make a Top 15…

…so screw it, it’ll make it easier, right?

Wrong.

Now I must stress, as I had mentioned before in my Top 20 Films of the #DLMChallenge that the two lists are dissimilar. This list is a collection of both the caliber of the films and how they impacted me.

So it may surprise you. But first– Continue reading

New Film Series: #52Pick-Up

After the success of my #DLMChallenge where I watched #365Movies in #365Days, I’ve come to realize that while I’m proud to have seen 368 films [some amazing, some atrocious], it took way too much time; especially the #DLMChallenge individual blog entries (Yeah, no, I didn’t finish those…).

So now for 2016, I’m going to write a new, more succinct series. This series is called #52Pick-Up. In this series, I’ll watch one movie a week. This movie will be one that I have already seen, and one that has shaped my love of movies.

This will also mean that these films may not all be gems, in fact, most will be sci-fi films of all caliber.


 

After re-watching these childhood favorites, I will recap the movie’s plot, rate it, then ask a series of questions such as:

Where/when did I first see it?

How did it hold up over the years?

What did I like about them and why?

And finally, Lessons Learned? Examples: What did I learn regarding the filmmaking production, Hollywood, or myself from this film?

 

For a tease of my first film in this series…. Stay Tuned.

-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


 

#52Pick-Up is the first of THREE new series on this blog, and the most frequent. What are your thoughts? Any at all to share? Comment below. Be sure to follow me as well for more on the series up ahead.

My #DLMChallenge Top 20

Parring down this massive list of 368 movies into my favorite list of just ten is a scary thought. So I determined that I would have to do at least a Top 20.

Naturally, I’ve removed the ability for the #ReWatch365 movies to make this list. This is truly my favorite of the new movies I’ve seen this year.

I will make a separate Top 10 for the movies released in 2015, and those will be based on the quality and my personal tastes (coming soon).

In an attempt to differentiate from the 2015 Best Of list, this list will feature the movies that really spoke to me, ones that gave me a feeling that permeated quality, and filled me with personal substance. Yeah, intense.

But first, here are some Honorable Mentions from the #DLMChallenge 2015 (The ones in bold nearly made the list): Continue reading

ALL 368 #DLMChallenge Titles!!

The #DLMChallenge for me was to either catch up on the amazing films I’d missed over the years, or to see the ones I tossed aside; the ones where I say: “Eh, maybe later.” Thankfully the list is filled more with the former than the latter.

This was an arduous task. Most days I didn’t think I’d make it. But I did! 368 films in all!

Scroll Down below for the entire list and at the end, I’ll tell you how many hours total I’ve watched films this year… But first some superlatives:  Continue reading