100 Films

About half-way through this year I admitted to myself that I wasn’t going to make my target of reading 50 books in 2004. My commute time has traditionally been when I’ve read the most, and now that I’m driving to work, I’m barely getting through a book a month.

So I set myself a different goal: I would watch (and write quick reviews of 100 new films, instead. (New to me–not necessarily brand new releases.)

I slacked off a bit on the viewing in July and August, but I’ve been picking up the pace lately. I hit 60 films in mid-September, and I’m up to 78 now, although I haven’t posted reviews of all of them yet. (I’ve got a backlog of 8 to work through.) That leaves me with another 22 films to see, and only 10 weeks left to go in 2004. (If you’re terribly interested in my score, you can keep track over here.)

Two-and-a-bit films week should be achievable, but I’m getting a bit worried by the number of games being released in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve got Halo 2, Half-Life 2, Ratchet and Clank 3, and Jak 3 all being released in the next month, and I just noticed yesterday that Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is going to be out in November, too.

This has the potential to seriously mess with my plans.

4 Replies to “100 Films”

  1. Just out of curiosity, how does the loss of your commute time make it easier to watch 100 movies than to read 50 books! You slacker! 😉

    Maybe if you picked a few short, but apparently still quite captivating works, like “My Pet Goat” you could still make your goal on the book side!

    Anyway, I *loved* the design on the new main page! I sure wish I had your skill on blog design.

  2. Yeah, I suppose I could have worked my way through more books if I’d spent my evenings reading instead, but I find that that’s not what I enjoy doing with my evening time. I tend to prefer hanging out on the net, writing, playing games, or watching films. I read when I get to bed…if there is any time left before lights out.

  3. Where did I say that? My reading time has reduced because I don’t have an hour-long bus journey at each end of the day. My increased movie time is coming out of my web-surfing and TV-watching budget…

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