I’ll do the movie status first since it will be quick. I saw only one new movie in August. That was the film Seven Psychopaths (2012), which I reviewed as one of Steve’s Selections. It’s also the only film review I posted in August. I did re-watch the first season of the TV show Archer, and I caught most of Erin Brockovich on TV, which was also a re-watch for me.
Even before other events that I will get to I hadn’t really been in much of a movie watching mood for weeks. It actually started in July. Most of the films I saw that month were from the first half of it. I don’t know that I watched much at all after that. I’ve had three Netflix DVDs sitting on my coffee table, unwatched, for at least two months. I had finished off a few lists after completing the big TSPDT list earlier in the year. When I went to look at doing another smaller list, or any list, I just couldn’t get motivated. It felt too much like a homework assignment instead of enjoyment.
And this bled over into posting about movies. During this year I’ve gone from posting a few times a week to once a week the last month or so that I was doing posts. These also felt more like homework assignments rather than the fun of sharing info on a film that I liked.
I also had three middle of the night implementations for work last week. That completely messed up my inner clock. And the final thing that made me less enthusiastic about using my computer to write and post reviews (or watch movies), is that about a week and a half ago I was partially hit by some ransomware.