Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coming Soon: The Foreseeable Future

Back in October or so, I started doing weekly "Coming Soon" posts so that readers of the blog would know what I was planning on watching next for the "1001" book. Instead of doing those again, I figured I'd just pop in here and let you know what's on tap for the foreseeable future.

Basically, as of right now, all that I'll be watching is stuff that I currently have at my disposal...which, trust me, is quite a bit. Here's what I have:

*My DVD Shelf - I'd like to sparse these out, but I own approximately 75 movies that I still need to watch from the book. The reason for the sparsing is because I figure if I hit a rough spot where I see a lot of stuff I don't like, then I'll have movies that I know I like to smooth things out.

*Turner Classic Movies - I've taped the following out of print titles off of TCM: Dr. Zhivago, The Big Sky, The Phenix City Story, The African Queen, Johnny Guitar, Letter from an Unknown Woman, The Sins of Lola Montes, The Magnificent Ambersons, Man of the West and Gaslight.

*Netflix Streaming - We have a Netflix ready device hooked to our TV and thus have downgraded our Netflix plan to the "Streaming Only" plan, this is my main focus right now, to get a lot of stuff off of my Instant Queue. Here's what they currently have, that I still need to watch for the "1001" book, as of 02/10/2011: La vie en rose, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Meet the Parents, The Snake Pit, A Fish Called Wanda, Enter the Dragon, All That Heaven Allows, The Naked Spur, Winchester '73, Meet Me in St. Louis, Carmen Jones, Performance, Network, Poltergeist, Naked Lunch, The Asphalt Jungle, Giant, Rio Bravo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blazing Saddles, Diner, JFK, Withnail and I, The Night of the Shooting Stars, The Shining, The Killing Fields, Top Gun, Jaws, The Sting, Batman, Natural Born Killers, Salt of the Earth, Man of Iron, The Right Stuff, Kes, Hour of the Wolf, All That Jazz, Oldboy, Mondo Cane, Happy Together, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould, An American Werewolf In London, The Kingdom, Last Tango In Paris, The Host, Paradise Now, Head-On, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Distant, Amelie, In the Mood for Love, The Gleaners and I, Trust, Audition, The Thin Red Line, The Sweet Hereafter, Dilwale dulhania le jayenge, Hoop Dreams, Man Bites Dog, Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer, Slacker, Delicatessen, Boyz N the Hood, Europa Europa, The Heartbreak Kid, Children of a Lesser God, 1900, Don't Look Now, Persona, Blade Runner, Sans Soleil, When Harry Met Sally, Alice, Die Hard, The Thin Blue Line, Au revoir les enfants, Full Metal Jacket, Sherman's March, A Room With a View, Aliens, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, The Official Story, Fanny and Alexander, Body Heat, The Sorrow and the Pity, Mad Max, The Jerk, Breaking Away, My Brilliant Career, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Suspiria, Eraserhead, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jeanne Dielman..., A Woman Under the Influence, The Spirit of the Beehive, Solaris, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Murmur of the Heart, Walkabout, Five Easy Pieces, Playtime, Closely Watched Trains, The Red and the White, The Cow, Peeping Tom, Shoot the Piano Player, One Eyed Jacks, Jules and Jim, Vidas Secas, Onibaba, The Battle of Algiers, Faces, Beat the Devil, Umberto D., Ugetsu, Ikiru, Diabolique, Wild Strawberries, Seven Samurai, Smiles of a Summer Night, Black Orpheus, Mon Oncle, Breathless, The Wages of Fear, The Earrings of Madame de..., The Day the Earth Stood Still, Rashomon, The Lady from Shanghai, Black Narcissus, Beauty and the Beast, I Know Where I'm Going!, Children of Paradise, Ivan the Terrible, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Pierrot le Fou, Hombre, L'Avventura, Cleo from 5 to 7, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pickpocket, Shadows, The 400 Blows, M. Hulot's Holiday, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Tokyo Story, The Palm Beach Story, Laura, The Stranger, Gilda, Odd Man Out, The Bicycle Thief, The Red Shoes, The Third Man, The Elephant Man, Henry V, Amadeus, All About Eve, On the Waterfront and From Here to Eternity

Whew...So that's what I have immediately available to me and something up there is what you'll be seeing in the coming weeks here on the blog.

February 10, 2011 5:01pm

1 comment:

  1. Good luck - Kes is my all-time favourite film and I'll be looking forward to your review.

    I hope you will be touched by it like I was.


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