New Year’s Resolutions: Movie List for 2015

For me, movie resolutions are the hardest because I feel like I have such a long way ahead. That isn’t to say I’m not excited to introduce myself to new movies, but I do find it challenging to “keep up.” Which brings me to my first resolution for watching movies in 2015 . . .

Watch Movies at My Own Pace

For those of you who watch a lot of movies, have you ever felt like you can’t keep up with the rest of the movie blogging community? Perhaps it is just me, but I regularly struggle to “keep up” with everyone else. That isn’t to say that I need to see as many movies as the rest of you, but there is this feeling of falling behind when many other movie bloggers see films at pre-screenings, film events, and opening weekends. I say this to resolve that I will try to start watching movies more at my own pace, even if that means posting reviews a week or two later than the average viewer/blogger.

Make Progress on My Shame List

I started my own Shame List last September after being inspired by other bloggers who admitted to the Internet that there were a great many classics they have yet to see. So I made my own list of thirty-one titles of popular movies ranging from 1931 to 1999 that I’d like to see. I saw three of those last year (averaging one per month), and now my list is down to twenty-eight. I’d like to set my goal at crossing at least ten more of those movies off my list in 2015.

Start My First Blindspot Series

I realized how much I was missing out on classic films when I noticed multiple other movie bloggers were posting about their own Blindspot Series. I have wanted to start my own for a while, but the right opportunity hasn’t been present until now. I want the goal to be attainable, so copying what many of my film friends have done, I am starting my own list of twelve movies to be featured on my very own Blindspot Series. This series will be different from my own Shame List, because although I took recommendations for that list, I decided on the first twenty films myself.

Similarly to what I did with my Reading Resolutions for 2015, I’ll be taking only recommendations for this list, with one exception. I’m making Singing in the Rain (1952) my January film selection since it has been recommended to me more times than I can count (shout-out to my friend Cynthia who wrote out a list of movies I needed to see a couple years ago, making sure to emphasize that I see Singing in the Rain). I’d like to compile this list by the end of the month so I am set for the rest of the year. I’m all for new ideas in this series since I really haven’t seen many classic films, so include your suggestions in the comments section below. I will choose the eleven most popular choices, so long as I get at least eleven film recommendations.

2.-12. Your Recommendations

See All Films Nominated for Multiple Categories at the 2015-2016 Oscars

This was an unwritten goal of mine for the 2014-2015 season. I’m still working towards it, especially considering that the list of Oscar nominees hasn’t been released yet. I agree that it is a bit of a popularity contest. But the take-away for me is that I get to see a lot of great movies, regardless of whether they “earn” a golden statue or not. Below are the categories that I’d like to see all of the nominees before the award ceremony in February of 2016.

5. Best Picture Category

4. Best Actor/Actress Categories

3. Best Supporting Actor/Actress Categories

2. Best Original/Adapted Screenplay Categories

1. Best Soundtrack Category

After considering all of those hefty goals for this year, I’m excited (and a little nervous) to move forward into unchartered territory for All Eyes On Screen. Thank you for all of your support in commenting, liking, and interacting on the site . . . it has been the greatest encouragement to me, and I’m thankful to count so many of you as friends in my life.

Stay tuned for a final New Years Resolution post tomorrow, this time on blogging. Next week I’ll be posting about the Best and the Worst of 2014 for books, TV shows, and movies I’ve read and seen in 2014.

What are your movie resolutions for 2015?

15 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions: Movie List for 2015

  1. Posted mine recently. You have some interesting goals and like the one where you watch them at your own pace. I’ve always tried to do that and is nice to don’t have that pressure. As for suggestions I always suggest a movie not to many people have seen and that is Mr. Nobody, one of my top 3 movies of all time.

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    • Hey Nostra! I’ll definitely have to check out your list! Yeah, my goals are a bit different, but I’m hoping that they help me personally as I see movies this year. Thanks for the recommendation – I’ve definitely never heard of it, so I’m pretty happy to add it to my list! Especially if you rank it so high. Thank you!


  2. I can resonate with your point about trying to keep up with the pace of new releases. That becomes even more annoying when different films have different release dates across the globe. For instance, we just got Birdman over here in the UK last week, whereas I think it came last October in the States. Guess that’s the price of having so much to choose from these days, eh? 🙂


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    • Hey Adam! Thanks for stopping by! It’s nice to hear from you. Yeah, I definitely struggle to keep up most of the time, and I can get how it would be frustrating, considering how many movies are released at different times across the globe. It’s also funny how in North America, or even just limiting it to the U.S., how certain states get to view movies sooner than others, depending on how big a hub they are for film. Unfortunately, Milwaukee is nowhere close to being high on that release list. But hey, I can’t complain! Like you said, that’s the price of having so much to choose from! 😀


  3. Mine’s quite simple – just watch more films. Catch up on 2014’s films as much as I can and just consume the films that I’ve got to hand. I know there are tonnes of films I should have seen, but at the moment I’m quite content with my aim being seeing as many films as I want to see. Everything else will fall into place.

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    • That’s smart, Jaina! I think there comes a point when you realize that no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to see everything. So just enjoy the ones you get to see!


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