So I’m trying to figure out what to do during the Super Bowl tomorrow. I leave work at 4 and then have no real plans. All I know for sure is that I’m not watching football (but I hope the Ravens win—and I think they will; we beat the 49ers pretty easily last time).
There are basically two options.
I’m either going to read (Nobody But Us is so great; I hope to have a review up tomorrow) or work on the AFI project. (This year, I want to focus on the best of TV releases, the musical list, the 10 best of 10 genres list, and the best of movies lists since 2001, as well as watch the Best Picture nominees (STILL holding steady at seven of the nine) and half of the Independent Spirit winners.)
I feel like I’m so behind on my reading that I really should be doing that and not anything else. But at the same time, it’s been such a struggle lately to read that I feel like if I force myself, the slump will be worse.
So near as I can tell, my movie choices: High Noon (one of the best westerns), Caddyshack (one of the best sports movies), Rear Window (one of the best mysteries), Big (one of the best fantasies), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (one of the best science fiction), Bonnie and Clyde (one of the best gangster movies), A Few Good Men (one of the best courtroom dramas), Gone With the Wind (one of the best epics), Moulin Rouge (one of the best musicals), The Man Who Wasn’t There (one of the best from 2001), Conspiracy (TV movie from 2001), Chicago (one of the best from 2002), Door to Door (TV movie from 2002), Mystic River (one of the best from 2003), Angels in America (TV movie from 2003), Collateral (one of the best from 2004), The Shield (one of the best TV shows from 2004), The Squid and the Whale (one of the best movies from 2005), Rescue Me (one of the best TV shows from 2005), Inside Man (one of the best movies from 2006), Elizabeth I (TV movie from 2006), Knocked Up (one of the best movies from 2007), Pushing Daisies (one of the best TV shows from 2007), The Wrestler (one of the best movies from 2008), Recount (TV movie from 2008), A Single Man (one of the best movies from 2009), True Blood (one of the best TV shows from 2009), Temple Grandin (one of the best TV movies from 2010), The Dark Knight Rises (one of the best movies from 2012) and Fargo (Independent Spirit winner). You can even mix and match (to an extent; if you pick Gone With the Wind, that’s it).
Either that or read. :)
So leave me a comment with what I should do! (Note: THOSE ARE YOUR CHOICES. Don’t say “Watch the Super Bowl.” It won’t be funny.) :)