I watched only one movie this week. Just one. I almost didn’t watch that one either, but last night I had a couple friends over and we decided to put something on. It happens. Look, I’m a movie buff, but I’m not the kind who cares to make movies my entire life. I do other things, you know, like watch TV… But seriously. Unless is a stupid movie, I usually prefer to give a film my full attention, and I’m not always in a position or state-of-mind to do that, which in turn causes me to watch a lot less movies.
This week also had distractions. First off, I started watching the classic Doctor Who series. I’m not far in, but I’m enjoying it so far. I also went to the Toronto Film Bloggers Pub Night, the monthly event where a bunch of us film types get together and drink $5 doubles, talk about movies and yell at each other for being wrong. It’s a great time. Then came the Olympics. I love watching the Olympics, so that will probably take of a lot of time that otherwise might’ve gone to movies. Oh well, You can still read about the one movie I did watch, if you like.
Inside Man (Blu-ray) – Hadn’t seen this bank-heist thriller in a few years, but it holds up extremely well. I picked up on a lot more Dog Day Afternoon references this time around. The film did sink a little in my estimation, though. I found the general lack of motivation for Clive Owen’s character made his actions a little weird. The last section of the film also handles some elements of Denzel Washington’s investigations poorly. By that point Spike Lee has already shown us too much of how the heist went down, so watching Washington put it all together becomes redundant. Still, a great entry in the genre and a whole bunch of fun.
So, what have you been watching this week? Will you also be caught up in Olympics Fever?