Update: see our results blog post.
We tend to watch a lot of movies. In 2011, for example, we watched over 60 from a combination of Netflix, iTunes, Blockbuster and the theatre. I couldn’t find any reliable statistics about “the norm”, but that feels pretty high. If you do the math, 60 movies works out to 5 full days, or, assuming a 40 hour work week, 6 person-weeks.
I don’t know about you, but I have a few projects on the go (like an RPG built using Impact) that could benefit from a few person-weeks of love.
So in 2012, we’re each limiting ourselves to 12 movies: I’m watching 12, and Lacey’s watching 12. If we both want to watch the same movie, that counts against both our limits. In theatre, on DVD… doesn’t matter.
It’s not going to be easy. Movies are so temptingly convenient and effortless after a long, stressful day. And they fit perfectly into that brief window of time between our daughter’s bedtime and our own.
Even worse, there are lots of promising movies coming out this year:
- The Hobbit
- Prometheus (a new Ridley Scott scifi)
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Skyfall (aka Bond 23)
- The Avengers
- Total Recall (no Arnold, alas)
- The Hunger Games
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (definitely a Lacey pick)
Think we’ll make it? Dare to join us?