By Christian DiMartino
Happy New Year! Well, I hope it is. At the very end of 2021, and I mean the very end, Betty White died weeks before her 100th birthday. I also read that Joe Gatto will be leaving Impractical Jokers because he recently separated from his wife and he intends on spending time with his kids. Lordy, what a huge, sad bummer both of those announcements were.
But, I’ll try to stay in good spirits, and look towards the future. I have been sick for a few days- it’s just a cold, but god it’s been dreadful. Said cold has interfered with my moviegoing, I must say. The cold has kept me from seeing Red Rocket, The King’s Man, A Journal for Jordan (though I think most people missed those), and probably a few others. But I’m going to get back to those soon and I’ll continue to review whatever else comes my way.
Also to look forward to: I’m going to announce my list of the best movies of 2021… soon. Not yet. I have quite a bit that I probably need to see, and I guess I’ll see what the Academy Awards has to say, and I’ll go from there. I’ll just say though, I’d like to keep my current 10- it’s a damn, rock solid list of excellent movies. Yet the few that I have left to see just might cause problems there.
I will also be ranking every season of television from 2021 that I saw. Television isn’t usually my strong suit, but I watched a lot of it this year. And truthfully, come December I made it a priority to watch as much of it as I can. You can expect that list around February, whenever The Book of Boba Fett (which had its premiere on December 29th) ends its first season. Until then, I’ll keep powering through them so then there’ll be more than plenty of TV to discuss.
Lastly, starting next week, I’m reviving a segment of mine. It’s a segment that I started back in 2020, when I really got this page cooking. However, it wasn’t quite cooking enough and I decided to drop it. But maybe we can all have a bit of fun with it. I’m talking about Stallone Saturdays, where I review a Sylvester Stallone movie every Saturday. I just find his body of work really interesting and entertaining. Once I find myself in a position to stop again, I might move onto another actor. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Or maybe actress, like Reese Witherspoon. Anyways, I’m looking forward to it and I hope we can all have a bit of fun with it.
Happy New Year!
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