Oops, I skipped the December releases. Well, let's get those out of the way first:
Massive Olympics box - I'm not at all a sports guy but it does feel like it would be fun to take a couple of months to dig through this. Tokyo Olympiad and Reifenstahl's Olympia are both superb. Having said that, not a chance I'll buy, rent, stream or borrow this. Pass.
Election - A perfectly fine comedy that I have no interest in seeing again. Pass.
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - I think they added a ton of stuff for this reissue, but I'm not at all interested. Pass.
General Idi Amin Dada - Probably one of the last movies in the Criterion Collection that I would've thought merited a Blu-Ray release. It's a decent doc, but who is buying this besides Criterion obsessives? Pass.
Okay, on to yesterday's announcements:
The Breakfast Club - I'm no Hughes fan and I have a lot of issues with this movie... but it was a pretty significant film in my youth, and the deleted scenes are enticing. I'm actually tempted by this one but I can't imagine buying it. Rental (maybe).
Young Mr. Lincoln - My third favorite by Ford, one of the few I actually like. Not enough to give it a second look, though. Pass.
Eclipse: Claude Autant-Lara - Holy shit, Eclipse is back! It's been two years since the last one. Out of these, I've only seen Douce, which was good but I'm not compelled to see any more. Pass.
Kameradschaft - It's okay. No interest in seeing it again. Pass
Westfront 1918 - I think the Martin of five years ago would have been excited to check this out, but now I can't work up any enthusiasm. Pass.
I, Daniel Blake - Not really a big Loach guy, have yet to hear anything about this that makes me want to see it. Pass.
Boy, being less obsessed/enthusiastic about movies sure has saved me a lot of money.