Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Update, and an Explanation










As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there has been a delay in my march to 2,500 movies. For over a month, I’ve been stalled at #2,486.

Why, with only 14 more films to go, have I been sitting tight for so long? As close as I am, why put it off any longer?

it goes like this….

Since the 3rd week of January, I have been trying to squeeze as many 2017 films in as I can before finally posting my top 10 list for the year (which will be made public the weekend of the Academy Awards). Ever since I started all this in 2010, I have been so deep in the challenge that I haven’t been able to keep up with each year’s new releases. In some cases, I didn’t even compile a yearly Top 10 list until 12-18 months later (It wasn’t until late 2012 that I put the finishing touch on my 2011 list).

Well, I had made a promise to myself months ago that 2017 would be different. Not only would I post my list earlier, but I would also see as many 2017 movies as possible before doing so. As a result, I have been watching 2017 movies non-stop for weeks now (in fact, 2017 will be the first time in 10 years that I’ll be able to post a top 20 list, as well as something I’ve always wanted to do: A top 10 documentaries list), and it’s because of this that I’ve put my challenge on hold.

So, my march to 2,500 (well, with 14 to go, I guess it’ll be more of a short walk than a march) will continue after The Academy Awards on March 4th.

In the meantime, if you’d like to follow my progress as I make my way through all these 2017 films, you can follow me on Letterboxd, where I’m keeping a running list of the titles I’ve seen thus far. You can check that list out here - https://letterboxd.com/dcoshockhmp/list/2017-movies-ive-seen/detail/

Thanks to everyone who has been following my progress over the years, and I’ll see you here again in early March!


5 comments:

Jake Moore AKA: @RiverCityOtter said...

March on brother! The commitment to 2,500 is strong with this one!

Unknown said...

Happy to let you deliver as it works for you - and can't wait to see your best of 17 list...an interesting year

Majed AL-Betairy said...

Goals start with a dream. You are almost there. Good luck and looking forward to your list.

greg bensch said...

Patience is a virtue. We can all wait until your goal is accomplished. You're so close, you deserve to embrace 2017 films.

Wendell Ottley said...

Completely understand your dilemma. What I've taken to doing is putting out a preliminary top 10 list at the end of a given year knowing I have much more to watch. I'll then put out my official list whenever I get around to it, usually mid to late the following year. Anyhoo, I look forward to your 2017 Top 10 and for you getting back on your march.