Movies, Movies, Movies!

Really, when am I not obsessed with movies? But Tinseltown is abuzz with awards season, legends like David Bowie and Alan Rickman have left a hole in our hearts, and I've started my own cinema-inspired project, so I've got movie fever right now.

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Seriously. Cinema :: I wanted to come up with a way to share a great film & discussion with friends, plus a spot to collect all movie-related articles, inspiration, etc. So I created Seriously. Cinema—a Tumblr and Facebook page "for the true love of movies." It's a great way to channel my inner Ebert. If you're passionate about movies, I invite you to follow along and share with your fellow film friends, and attend the events!

#New52 :: Last year, I had a goal to watch 200 movies. My list surpassed this (go me!), but I realized the percentage of films that were new was disappointingly low. So this year, I decided to focus on at least one movie a week that I've never seen before, try to get myself out of the familiar, try new things. And in correlation with Seriously. Cinema, I'll be posting something about the #New52 film.

Adam Driver :: Yes, Star Wars is taking the world over, and yes, I am certainly obsessed with it (especially the Rey-is-a-Kenobi theory). But this is not the first I've seen of this guy. Adam Driver is intriguing—his voice, his large features, black hair, his delivery. His acting. He's serious, but he's funny, in a very serious way. His performance in This Is Where I Leave You and Girls is something fresh and reverberating. Then he gets this role as Darth Vader's grandson, Han Solo's son, and he's captivating. He's heartbreaking. He steals every show. I just want to watch everything he's done, because I'm sure he'll make it worth it.

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11/22/63 :: I obsessed over Stephen King's book a couple of months ago, and now I'm eagerly awaiting the mini-series coming to Hulu, created by J.J. Abrams, despite the fact it stars James Franco. This may not technically be a movie, but well, close enough. If you haven't read the book, do so immediately (don't worry about its overwhelming size; you won't be able to put it down), and when President's Day rolls around, you'll be excited about seeing this time-travel story come to life too.