January 1st, 2021

To Do Part Deaux

2021 Goals List

Going for a challenge this year...and I joked about 2020 being The Gauntlet when I posted that list!

Watch 175 new (to me) movies

Watch 10 movies from the AFI Top 100 list (https://www.afi.com/afis-100-years-100-movies/)

Post reviews of 5 movies each month ( Hooptober is included in that)

Complete the Hooptober Challenge (https://letterboxd.com/cinemonster/list/hooptober-se7en-we-have-such-masked-socially/)

Watch 12 Shakespeare plays or adaptions

Watch 1 movie from each decade 1920's-2020's

Revist 3 movies I hated the first time I saw them

Read 150 scripts

Read 5 books

Listen to 15 audiobooks

See 15 live or streamed shows (recorded live performances count)

Ride, bike or skate 3 times a week

Do physical therapy stretches 4 times a week

Lose 30 pounds

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And goals specifically for January:

Buy a new suit (I've outgrown my current one and there might be shows to work at the Performing Arts Center soon)

Figure out the slant board/inversion table for my back

Contact Ping Chong about Kind Ness (Kind Ness is a show I did in college. I lost my copy of it and can't find it published anywhere. I actually met the playwright, Ping Chong, a few years ago so I just need to put on my big girl panties and ask where I can acquire a copy)

Finish cataloging and shelving my collection of plays
Statler and Waldorf

Movie Review #1

Synopsis: A renegade reporter and a crazy young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

I decided to start with this movie because lonelydumptruck had no interest in seeing it and I could watch it while he was playing Cyberpunk. Plus, I'd ordered the disc from Netflix long,long ago.

How long, you ask?

Long enough ago thatlonelydumptruck and I were having a conversation about movies and he mentioned "I just hate that plot. I hate that story even though I was in it." He meant She Loves Me, because we were talking about several older movies that night but I was shocked - shocked when I popped this in and discovered it did not share the same plot as Shop Around the Corner.

Honestly though...I might have liked it better if it had...

It was refreshing to see the girl as the straight man as opposed to just a manic pixie dream girl (we saw Bringing Up Baby last year) but is it required that all screwball comedies have one character dominate/abuse the other?

Available on: Netflix DVD