I hope everyone’s having a fun, cozy holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something different altogether. I know I am, which is why this won’t be the most in-depth update I’ve done.
2020 holds a lot of big events for Mashers Club (and myself, personally). The uploaded image shows my movie-collection. It isn’t a comprehensive gallery, mind you. As a kid, I bought damn-near every film I could find, and absolutely loved cheap B-movies and horror movie packs. Most of them, I’ve since stored away in a binder so my shelves aren’t filled with my crude purchases of Dahmer vs. Gacy or anything like that.
As you can see, I’ve organized things in a maniac’s method, but, believe it or not, there is a method to the madness. On the bottom-shelf, the first three columns are my favorite movies and TV shows, whether on Blu-Ray or DVD. On the highest shelf, the third and final column are films and TV shows I need to revisit, review, or still haven’t even watched yet. In 2020, I want to dig into my collection, so-to-speak, and share my thoughts on films I haven’t had a chance to talk about on The Club.
The pillar sees mainstream blockbusters like Black Panther, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and, even, the Scooby Doo movies, but it also has “out there” films like the South Korean gem I Saw the Devil, the British film Nina Forever, and Seven Psychopaths. I want to dig into Universal Monster movies and Hammer Horror, and I want to touch on some of my favorite directors like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. You’ll notice that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is in the heap and my review of The Irishman will be available in January. I want to review the Harry Potter series and I want to find my favorite animation, be it Disney, Studio Ghibli, or some other studio. That’s what I want out of 2020 this year on Mashers Club – at least in film.
As much as I love sharing my opinion on Mashers Club, a lot of its mission statement is a personal journey. I learn so much about myself and others through film. You’re allowed to tackle emotions in creative, diverse ways, and I hope this year sees a lot of films added to the “great” pile.
January 1st will see the debut of the Mashers Club Podcast and a special free preview of my seventh novel Lunacy’s Dance to start off the year. In the mean time, take it easy. We’ll be in-touch.