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The New Year is upon us and this gives us the annual exercise of contemplating the year that was and making cinematic resolutions for 2012. The question of the week is: What are your cinematic resolutions for 2012? Please feel free to talk about your other resolutions as well!
As always, I will get started and you can chime in the comments below! Over the last couple of years, I think I’ve done a good job of expanding my cinematic horizons and trying to go into movies with as little preconceived notions as possible. That has often lead to some great surprises, such as Incendies and Animal Kingdom which are now my two favorite films of 2010. I would never have seen those movies just two years ago. But there is always room for improvement. One of my main cinematic resolution this year is to be more open-minded and watch more classics, indies and foreign films that I’m still a bit reluctant to check out.
In addition, I commit to writing more reviews. I know I haven’t been writing nearly as many of them this past year due to all the work around the site that has to be done on a daily basis. The thing is it easily takes me from 4 to 12 straight hours of work to churn out a film review. And if you go back to read a review a few hours or even days after it was published, you will likely notice that it’s been significantly tinkered with because I often edit my reviews for days after they are “done”. And yet, I could probably count on my fingers how many of those I’m satisfied with…
Another one of my new year’s resolution is to finally get on with the times and buy an HDTV and Blu-ray player. While my faithful 10-year old 28-inch TV is still serviceable, it’s about time for a major upgrade which will make home video a much more compelling entertainment option. And speaking of TV, I’m going to finally get down with two of the most highly acclaimed shows of all time, The Wire as well as Breaking Bad, I promise!
And now, it’s your turn! What are your cinematic resolutions for 2012? Let us know in the comments below.