It’s the first of the month, which on TMP means it’s time to reflect on the past 30 days or so in movie-watching. I’m happy to report that my summer class has ended and that I got an A! Now I’ve got a bit of free time before my final semester of undergrad begins, and I’ve got more time to dedicate to the blog. I plan to dedicate a hefty but not excessive portion of July and August to plenty of movie-watching and historical research. The second half of August will be dedicated to the great outdoors… but I’ll discuss that more in next month’s wrap up.

On to the stats!

“New to me” viewings: 23

Re-watches: 2

Total for June 2013: 25

Total in 2013 thus far: 224

Compared to this month last year, June 2013 was a tiny month. June 2012 was my biggest movie month ever. I watched a whopping 92 films in that month. That’s a completely ridiculous number and to be honest I’m kind of glad I haven’t had another month that huge.

June 2013 marks only the second time in TMP’s history that I’ve watched fewer than 30 films in a month — and the second month in a row.

Here’s the “new to me” list for June (and as always, the full year’s list can be viewed at Listography):

I made quite a few great discoveries this month, some of which I was so excited about that I bumped up the reviews to be posted immediately instead of slapping them onto the end of the blog schedule as I usually do. My top three for the month are The Desperate Hours, Three Ages and (of course) Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

(Image: Etsy)
(Image: Etsy)

Tally by decade:

  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 4
  • 1940s – 4
  • 1950s – 5
  • 1960s – 4
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 2
  • 1990s – 2
  • 2000s – 2
  • 2010s – 1

(18 pre-’70, 7 post-’70)

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Instant Video – 2
  • From the family pool – 1
  • From my collection – 5
  • In theaters – 1
  • Netflix Instant – 10
  • On the DVR – 5
  • YouTube – 1

DVD collection update:

My willpower from May sort of lasted through the month of June. I received three DVDs as gifts: Bernie (2011), The Desperate Hours (1955) and The Big Cube (1969). The kind souls (aka my mom and sister) who purchased these DVDs for me as early birthday gifts helped me keep my DVD spending pretty low in June. Here’s what I picked up:

I Dream of Jeannie, Season 1 + 2 – $9.00 each at Target – I will be starting a Recap & React series on this show since I’m able to watch it in order now!

The Addams Family (1991) – Only $5 at Target! – I will be doing a Childhood Favorites Revisted post on this… at some point.

And that’s it! $23 is more than I hoped to spend this month on DVDs, but it’s not as much as I could have spent considering the size of my wishlist (which is about 30 miles long by modest estimation).