So, it’s already Thursday, March 9, 2023? Wow. Tempus fugit indeed.
Well, with the weekend looming on the horizon, it’s probably time to revisit the To Be Watched (TBW) list, since weekends are supposed to be the “prime time” for movie watching – even though I often don’t watch anything because I am too distracted by social media, arguing over politics with right-wing Trump supporters, or wasting valuable leisure time being an armchair general with games such as Regiments, Strategic Command WWII: World at War, or Armored Brigade.
The Trouble with TBW Lists
The funny thing about the way I go about watching movies (or, rather, planning to watch movies) is that I buy one or two new titles a month (sometimes even three if the price is not too dear), mostly at Amazon (going to the mall is something I do not do, since there’s no easy way to go to one), create a TBW list with enthusiasm and good intentions, and then….
I don’t bother to watch anything at a reasonable hour because I would rather be at my desk not watching anything. Maybe it’s because my 4K UHD TV is not hooked up to the ONN soundbar that the previous HDTV was connected to and therefore has the puniest sound of the TVs in this house. Or maybe I’m pissed that my other, nicer TV is now set up in the master bedroom (where no one watches it) and is just literally hanging on a wall mount. (I already told my caregiver that I’m taking that TV set with me when I move, whenever that happens.)
And, of course, when I do decide to watch something in my room (since it’s the only place where I have a 4K UHD set with a compatible Blu-ray player), it’s usually well past 8 PM local time. By then I am already tired and sleepy, and I either have to choose programs with running times of one hour or less or fall asleep well before the first act of a movie ends.
That’s why, Dear Reader, I always state that these TBW lists are aspirational and not “set in stone.”
Let’s push on, shall we?
The (Ever So Aspirational) To Be Watched List, March 9 -12, 2023:
As of today, I plan to watch at least one or two of the following titles sometime between today and Sunday night:
- The Fabelmans (2022)
- Devotion (2022)
- Romeo and Juliet (1968)
By no coincidence whatsoever, these three titles are also my latest acquisitions.
I don’t have anything to offer as far as personal news is concerned, so I’ll close for now. Until next time, stay safe and healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.
2 thoughts on “On Movies & Movie Watching: My (Aspirational) To Be Watched List for the Weekend”
Just out of curiosity – Does your choice of “Romeo and Juliet” have anything to do with the recent lawsuit?
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No. Not at all.
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