2016 Blindspot Choices

My friends over at Cinema Parrot Disco and Keith and the Movies have introduced me to the Blindspot series.  This is where as bloggers we fess up to 12 movies we haven’t seen that are considered classics.  Then we watch one of those movies each month for the year.  I have decided to participate this year and these are my 12 choices.  Let me know what you think of all of these films.

January- Blade Runner

I’m actually going to see it on the big screen in a rerelease.  Ridley Scott’s dystopian futuristic film is a classic I can’t wait to see!

blade runnerFebruary- Ghost in the Shell

Another anime to cross off my list.  This futuristic anime is about a Motoko Kusanagi tracking down a hacker known as the Puppet Master.  It should be interesting to watch with the live action version coming in March

iaccarino-ghost-in-the-shellMarch- Dark Knight Rises

Yes, I haven’t seen the 3rd in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  The truth is I’m not that big a fan of Batman movies and didn’t love Dark Knight as much as most people.  In honor of Batman v Superman will give the trilogy another go and finally watch the 3rd offering.

dark-knight-rises-posterApril- Yentl

One of few Barbara Streisand films I haven’t seen and April seems like a good fit for this film.

yentlMay- The Jerk

I want to have some laughs during the series so let’s enjoy Steve Martin being The Jerk!

the jerkJune- Tales from Earthsea

Another Studio Ghibli to cross off the Must See list.  This is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s first films and I look forward to seeing it.

tales_from_earthsea_movie_poster_01July- Talk to Her

Directed by Pedro Almodovar Talk to Her is the stirring story of 2 men who become friends when their significant others are in comas. It’s a foreign film I’ve had on Must See List for some time

Talk_to_Her_English_movie_poster_fairuseAugust- Porco Rosso

Another Studio Ghibli to cross off the list.  This one looks very fun and different.  I mean a pilot pig.  How can you go wrong with that!

Porco Rosso (1992) 1September- 400 Blows

The debut film by Francois Truffaut is a must see for any cinemaphile, so I look forward to watching it.  It’s about a boy in France who is unhappy and causing all kinds of trouble.

400 blowsOctober- Unbreakable

Let’s give a ‘good’  M Night Shyamalan movie a shot.  I’ve heard Unbreakable is a terrific superhero/thriller movie and I will have an open mind.  I do like Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense and think Signs is well made.

unbreakableNovember- Looper

To get ready for Rian Johnson’s helming of Star Wars Episode 8 I will watch his time travel film Looper.  I love time travel movies and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt is one of my favorite actors.  Bruce Willis I am more hit and miss on but he can be very good.

looperDecember- The Ref

Just in time for Christmas let’s join Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey in The Ref.  Evidently Leary is a thief who ends up ‘refereeing’ in Spacey and Davis’ marriage.

the refSo that is my Blindspot picks for 2016.  Let me know what you think!

13 thoughts on “2016 Blindspot Choices

  1. I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Dark Knight Rises and Tales from Earthsea. I’d never heard of the Blindspot series, but by complete coincidence one of my goals for the year is to do something along these lines, only with a film every week instead of every month.

  2. I don’t have a particular order in mind, though I’ll probably get the ones I have on Netflix or got on DVD out of the way first. I’ve started with the silent film Metropolis and the gangster film Snatch – enjoyed them both, but particularly Metropolis.

  3. Thanks for the link! So glad I was able to introduce this to you. It’s the first time I’m finally joining in! 🙂 Let’s see…. Blade Runner is a favorite of mine. Great film but not sure which version you should watch! There are SO many. Looper is pretty good and I know a lot of people liked Unbreakable. The Jerk is fun. Porco Rosso is…. Interesting. Not my favorite Ghibli but not my least favorite. Can’t wait to see what you think! I really need to see Tales From Earthsea still too. And I need to finish Ghost In The Shell. Fell asleep & never finished. Oops! Good luck with this project! 🙂 I don’t think I’ll manage one a month but will try to have them all done by the end of the year.

  4. I haven’t seen most of the movies usually considered classics such as Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather, The Third Man, Vertigo, and so forth. I have seen The Dark Knight Rises and The 400 Blows, though. I honestly think The 400 Blows is a great film. I was disillusioned with the French New Wave after watching Breathless, but it only followed what The 400 Blows set off, and The 400 Blows was the emotionally deep work with an important message about society that Breathless never will be.

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