I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I thought I’d combine my December Blind Spot with my holiday reading and wrap it all up at once. I didn’t finish my Christmas reading list. But I still had some fun with it. And years ago I once promised myself I would never watch A Christmas story mainly because … More Wrapping Up Holiday Reading & Watching!
Die Hard Directed By: John McTiernan Grade: A- Die Hard was my Blind Spot movie for November because I am in a very weird holiday mood. It was Die Hard or Krampus. But this… this turned out to be a good pick. Not sure I’d classify it as a Christmas movie as much as some … More My First Die Hard
Mulan Directed By: Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook Grade: A I watched Mulan for the first time ever this month and I’m using it for my Blindspot Series for September even though it wasn’t on my list! I was more than a little excited to see this one (and a couple of other Disney animated … More Finally Mulan!
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Grade: B+ Considering that choosing films for the Blind Spot Series is very much like a TBR (TBW?) it’s amazing I stuck with it this long. Truth be told I’m very much a mood watcher like a mood reader and I didn’t want to watch any of the movies on my list. I … More And They Prefer the Diamonds
The Grand Budapest Hotel Directed By: Wes Anderson Grade: D For me the entire purpose of doing the Blind Spot series was to watch movies I wouldn’t otherwise. Films I had been interested in one way or another but would put off, push to the background and not bother with while watching the latest blockbuster. Mostly … More Not My Kind of Hotel
Persepolis Directed By: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud Grade: B+ Persepolis was my Blind Spot pick for May. (Five months in and sticking with it!) I actually do remember reading Persepolis in college. The story is about Satrapi’s youth during and after the Islamic Revolution.
The Odd Couple Directed By: Gene Saks Grade: A This was my Blind Spot Series pick for April in which I had one requirement: no romance. Also I wanted to watch it early because my movie going mind is swiftly shifting to exactly one track for the next couple of days!
The Bling Ring Directed By: Sofia Coppola Grade: C- The best part about this movie was the stuff. The Bling Ring is my pick for The Blind Spot Series for February. I kind of had some trouble picking this month because I didn’t want something heavy. (I’ve been trying to catch up on the heavy Oscar movies … More Who Doesn’t Like Stuff?
It Happened One Night Directed By: Frank Capra Grade: C+ Ellie Andrews decides to run away from her domineering father to meet up with the man she loves in New York. While on the way there she winds up with Clark Gable, a down on his luck reporter, and a series of problems that keep … More Blind Spot Series 2018: It Happened One Night