Films in 2012: August

I can’t believe it’s already September! This year has absolutely flown past me. School starts up again next week, and since I’m taking five upper-level classes, my number of monthly viewings will probably decrease quite a bit. Luckily, I was able to squeeze in a pretty good number of viewings in August and already have a ton of reviews drafted up, so keeping up with daily posts here shouldn’t be a problem. (For more on how I’ll keep the blog moving during my very busy 4th year of college, check out the announcement I made last month.)

August was an odd month. I watched a whole lot of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming, but I was also in the mood for horror, so I gravitated toward a few cheesy thrillers on Netflix. I also hit up Redbox a few times with my sister for classics such as Breaking Dawn (her choice, though it wasn’t a serious pick – we like to watch the series and laugh).

On to the stats!

New-to-me in August: 39
Re-watches in August: 11
Total watched this month: 50 (Theater trips: 0)

Total watched so far in 2012: 430

Below is the August “new to me” list. As always, the full list (including re-watches) can be viewed at Listography.

  • The Preacher’s Daughter (2012, Lifetime)
  • Three on a Match (1932)
  • One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
  • Invitation to the Dance (1957)
  • Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
  • The Face of Marble (1946)
  • Carnival of Souls (1962)
  • The Sentinel (1977)
  • The Keyhole (1933)
  • Speedway (1968)
  • A Dangerous Method (2011)
  • Footlight Parade (1933)
  • One Romantic Night (1930)
  • The Forger (2012)
  • Big Miracle (2012)
  • Mangus! (2011)
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
  • LOL (2012)
  • Fifth Avenue Girl (1935)
  • Mad About Men (1954)
  • Mr. Imperium (1951)
  • Primrose Path (1940)
  • Rafter Romance (1933)
  • Breaking Dawn (2011 and this was Brittney’s fault)
  • Never Say Never (2011 and this is Brittney’s fault)
  • Lady for a Day (1933)
  • House of Voices (2004)
  • Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
  • You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
  • Down to Earth (1947)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • Affectionately Yours (1941)
  • Penthouse (1933)
  • Four Mothers (1941)
  • Four Wives (1939)
  • Four Daughters (1938)
  • When Ladies Meet (1933)
  • Frances (1982)
  • Surf Party (1964)

Five favorite discoveries: The Invisible Man (1933), Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), Primrose Path (1940), Carnival of Souls (1962) and Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Four disappointments: Frances (1982), House of Voices (2004), LOL (2012), The Sentinel (1977)

Tally by decade:

1920s – 0
1930s – 15
1940s – 8
1950s – 3
1960s – 4
1970s – 1
1980s – 2
1990s – 1
2000s – 7
2010s – 9

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  1. I remember watching The Sentinel years ago as a child at a friend’s house. Even then I thought it was a lame movie – but my friend’s mother made popcorn with real butter (as opposed to margarine at my house), and it was fantastic. The Sentinel always reminds me of really good, buttery popcorn.

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    1. Haha! Maybe popcorn would’ve saved my viewing experience. I didn’t hate the film, but it was definitely underwhelming. I’ll be posting a full review during the week of Halloween – I plan to post a horror review from a different decade (chronologically) every day that week.

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