Welcome, and thanks for joining me over here! Letterboxed was the last bit of content generation I was providing for LiveJournal, and I am happy to have it over here now. Importing it to WordPress was wicked easy. There’s still some clean-up I need to do — customizing the layout, deciding what tags I want to use (probably director & decade), adding avatars, recreating pages for lists of in-theater films seen in a given year — but none of that is important enough to delay getting the RSS feeds up and new content happening.
In 2006, I posted about every film I saw, be it in theater, on DVD, or otherwise. In 2007, it quickly devolved into only the films I saw in the theater. In 2008, my goal is to continue with all in-theater, as tracking that is the main point, but then also sharing other titles I think are particularly worth seeing. We’ll see how it goes. My Netflix account reactivates tomorrow, just in time to catch the last few Oscar nominees I feel obligated to see. (There aren’t that many. This photo of the side of my file cabinet shows my current Oscar list. If it’s blue, I’ve seen it. If it’s green, I refuse to. And two of the lines at the bottom will go blue when I see the shorts this week.)
Speaking of Oscars, next Saturday, select AMC theaters are running a marathon of all five Best Picture nominees for $30. Which I was going to say was a good deal, but you know how much I paid to see all of them? $18. So never mind. Also, I think if I sat through all of them in a row I would want to slit my wrists.
Films I saw in 2008 that will be getting proper mention over here soon: There Will Be Blood, Science Fiction Short Film Festival, In Bruges, The Savages, The Prowler, Gun Crazy, and The Band’s Visit. (I think that’s everything!) On DVD I’ve basically just been watching “The West Wing”, and we all already know that is awesome, so I won’t be posting about it.
That is all!