January 2013 in review + giveaway winner!

I think this year is flying by even more quickly than last – a terrifying prospect, since I’m set to graduate from my undergrad studies and head off to the utterly terrifying world of grad school at the end of December!

But as quickly as it seems to be moving, the year is still young. And as the first month of this new year ends, let’s look back on my viewing habits in the past month…

New to me viewings: 33

Re-watches: 6



The “new to me” list:

  • The Tigger Movie (2000)
  • Les Miserables (2012)
  • The Surrogacy Trap (2013)
  • Jack Reacher (2012)
  • Gambling Lady (1934)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • From Prada to Nada (2011)
  • Jonestown Paradise Lost (2007)
  • Phyllis and Harold (2008)
  • The Young Captives (1959)
  • Reefer Madness (1936)
  • Edison Force (2005)
  • A Walk on the Moon (1999)
  • These Wilder Years (1956)
  • Life Begins (1932)
  • Catfish (2010)
  • Hungry for Change (2012)
  • Young and Wild (1958)
  • Juvenile Jungle (1958)
  • Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)
  • Giant from the Unknown (1958)
  • Broken City (2013)
  • Hell House (2001)
  • Bernie (2011)
  • Detour (1945)
  • The Body Disappears (1941)
  • Loose Ankles (1930)
  • Crazy Mama (1975)
  • Wicked Stepmother (1989)
  • The Moonlighter (1953)
  • Susan Slept Here (1954)
  • Rock, Rock, Rock (1956)
  • Desire Under the Elms (1958)

By decade:

  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 5
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 9
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 1
  • 1980s – 2
  • 1990s – 2
  • 2000s – 6
  • 2010s – 10

Method of viewing:
Amazon Instant – 1
At the cinema – 3
From my collection – 4
From the family pool – 3
From the library – 0
Netflix Instant – 18
Netflix DVD – 0
On the DVR – 10
Redbox – 0


In a few days I’ll have a DVD update for you as well as the  introduction of a new series, but for now I’ve got a few announcements.

When the already-drafted installments run out (which won’t be until April since I only post them once a week or so) I’ve decided to suspend the “Reviews in a Line or Two” series. I will post full reviews of newer films every once in a while, but only if they’re period pieces or I find that I have a lot to say about them. I will continue to spend six days a week stuck in the mid-20th century.

I’m also going to start posting TCM, Netflix, Amazon Instant video and other recommendations — either once a week or twice a month. (How often would you rather see them?) And I’m going to work on including more lists, tributes and other features whenever possible, just to give more variation than “reviews, reviews, reviews every day.”

And now, for the announcement everyone really cares about… the giveaway winner! For those who may have missed the giveaway post, I’m giving a $15 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected TMP reader who commented on the January 18th anniversary post.

There ended up being eight entrants in the giveaway. In order to choose the winner I wrote the names of everyone down in the order in which they commented and used random.org to get number. Without further ado, the winner is… Natalie! (Natalie runs a great blog called Many Media Musings, and I encourage you all to check it out if you don’t already read it!) If you did not win this time, fear not! There will very likely be more giveaways in the future.

2 thoughts on “January 2013 in review + giveaway winner!

  1. Thanks again for hosting the giveaway! I love the plans you have for the blog. I’m all for hearing your recommendations (either once a week or twice a month would be great), and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the other features and series you’re working on.

    (And good luck with all the grad school applications/waiting periods/other preparations or whatever stage of the process you’re in!)


    1. Wonderful! I think I may go with twice a week for February and then movie it to weekly after that if it goes well, picking a specific day to post it on each week. Some of my plans have to do with re-energizing features that I’ve let fall by the wayside, but there will be some new stuff thrown in too!


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