Films in 2012: October + looking forward

Ten months down, two to go until the new year. What?

Never-ending university reading/coursework has been consuming my life but I still manage to watch a ton of movies. Here are the stats ‘n’ stuff for the month.

New to me in October: 26

Re-watches in October: 12

Total watched in October: 38 (1.23 films per day)

Total watched in 2012 so far: 510

Here’s the October “new to me” list (and as always, the full list for the year incl. re-watches can be viewed at Listography):

  • Daddy’s Girl (1996)
  • Keith (2008)
  • Zack and Reba (1998)
  • Crime of Passion (1957)
  • Diary of a High School Bride (1959)
  • Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)
  • Ladies of Leisure (1930)
  • Ashani Sanket (1974)
  • The Southerner (1945)
  • The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
  • Eminem AKA (2004)
  • Storm Warning (1951)
  • No Surrender (2011, Lifetime)
  • St. Trinian’s (2007)
  • Teeth (2007)
  • Here Comes the Boom (2012)
  • Fire on the Mountain (1999)
  • The Space Children (1958)
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
  • Strange Illusion (1945)
  • The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
  • Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)
  • The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
  • Guest in the House (1944)
  • Love from a Stranger (1937) (also known as A Night of Terror)

Favorite discoveries (in no order): The Secret Life of Bees (2008), The Southerner (1945), Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967), Ashani Sanket (1974)

Biggest disappointments (in no order): Crime of Passion (1957), St. Trinian’s (2007)

Tally by decade:

  • 1930s – 3
  • 1940s – 6
  • 1950s – 6
  • 1960s – 2
  • 1970s – 1
  • 1990s – 4
  • 2000s – 14
  • 2010s – 2

Method of viewing (an idea I stole from Andy at Andy Watches Movies):

  • Netflix Instant – 9
  • Theater – 1
  • In class – 2
  • From my collection – 16 (Making progress on the Mill Creek Musings project!)
  • From the library – 7
  • On TV/ DVR’d – 3

And a few updates/announcements!

  • TMP now has a Projects/Features page detailing and giving links to the different stuff I’m working on, including Barbara Stanwyck’s filmography
  • You can now browse TMP’s reviews by rating! Check it out on the Index page.
  • Coming in November:
    • The “Childhood Favorites Revisited” series will kick off on November 8. Note: Most of these will be post-1970 films.
    • Four “Favorite things about…” posts
    • 16 pre-1970 reviews
    • One Book vs. Film installment, one full-length post-1970 review, three installments of “Reviews in a line or two,” one post from the magazine collection (an overview) and one tribute post
  • Coming in December*:
    • Summer in ‘cember: a two-day event featuring the Gidget films, which I always like to watch when it’s snowy out because I like to torture myself
    • A tribute to Irene Dunne
    • Two posts on my DVD collection (one on single DVDs and one on box sets/misc.)
    • A special series of posts on winter movies that you’ll hear more about in a few weeks

    *I haven’t made the full schedule for December yet. This is just some of what you’ll see.

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