Hey, look! An Update!
The Top Ten lists will be back in a few weeks because I, unlike my many protestations to the contrary, am not perfect.
This has been a pretty hit and miss year-plus for me. I went through periods of being able to knock out dozens of articles, and then periods where I needed to stop for like two months because I had no time to get stuff done. Thus is sort of the case with the Top Ten lists.
Though this isn’t a situation where I don’t have the time to write them up. This is a case where I want to take my time and write them up properly. I’ve always felt the 70s and 80s were the decades where I was lacking in movie depth. That is to say — everyone can fill out a top 20 for those decades. But I don’t really have the depth to go past that. And since pretty much every other decade goes at least 40 deep, I feel like I should be able to do that for those decades as well.
Plus, you guys would be surprised to find out some of the stuff from those decades that I just haven’t gotten to yet. So I feel this is a good excuse to force myself to watch them. Which means you guys will just have to wait a few more weeks for the top ten lists for those years to go up. Since these are lists that will stay up forever, I feel like the initial ones should go up properly and not half-assed. In a year, no one will remember that they didn’t all go up in consecutive days.
In the meantime, I’m around. It’s not like I’m hard to find. If you’re really that desperate for my nonsense, you’re free to find me elsewhere. If you’re in LA, drinks are on me. Meanwhile, I’ll be knocking out more movies (currently on pace with last year’s total of new releases, and I’m way ahead of last year’s old movie total. I’m gonna get to 5,000 movies since graduation before the end of this year, which is nuts).
I should also mention — since this is more of a record for me than anything else. I can’t imagine most of you (and by you, I mean like, all twelve people that read this) really give that much of a shit about it — I’ve been on a huge writing kick lately. Managed to get one script done, have just about finished an outline on a second and have been working out an idea for a third. Which is great, considering how little creative energy outside of this site I’ve had for the past year or more. So a lot of my energy I’d like to be able to focus on that when I can, rather than feeling like I need to immediately go back to writing up articles for here. So that’s another reason why the next couple decades are gonna be coming in a few weeks.
I’ll probably end up doing them in blocks. We did the 30s, 40s and 50s, so then in a few weeks it’ll be 60s, 70s and 80s, and then a short break and then I’ll have the 90s, 00s and 10s. Though there, the break will be shorter since all I’ll really have to do is write them up, since I’ve got more than enough movies to make up those lists.
For now, just hold on. It shouldn’t be all that long. At the worst, I’ll be back just after Labor Day. Since August is the month where Hollywood goes away and the entire town essentially shuts down. I’ll have some time to knock out a lot of stuff in a relatively limited amount of time for a normal (well… normal…) person with a full time job.
So there you have it. A glimpse behind the curtain in front of the open door that is this site. For the dozen of you that even read this shit.
Seriously, if only you guys knew the shit I’m working on over here. If I can get most of the stuff I’m working on now done pretty quickly, we’re gonna be in for a fun 2018.
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