November 2013 in film + DVD collection update!

Another month has passed, and we’ve only got one more left of 2013! November was a pretty good movie month for me as I discovered a few new favorites, watched quite a few Christmas movies in preparation for December’s holiday feature and, of course, bought a few DVDs. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the past 30 days of viewing.

New-to-me viewings: 22
Re-watches: 10

Total for November: 32

Total for 2013 thus far: 398

New-to-me list:

  1. The Wet Parade (1932)
  2. Free Birds (2013)
  3. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
  4. Black Hills Ambush (1952)
  5. Cowboy del Amor (2005)
  6. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
  7. Our Town (1940)
  8. Populaire (2012)
  9. The Beast of the City (1932)
  10. About Time (2013)
  11. Holiday Affair (1949)
  12. Snow (2004)
  13. Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)
  14. Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
  15. Professional Sweetheart (1933)
  16. The Sweetest Sound (2001)
  17. Get Over It (2001)
  18. The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
  19. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  20. All Mine to Give (1957)
  21. Gangster Squad (2013)
  22. Garth Brooks Live in Las Vegas (2013)

Viewing methods:

  • DVR – 1
  • My collection – 10
  • In theaters – 4
  • Netflix Instant – 13
  • WatchTCM – 4

By decade:

  • 1930s – 4
  • 1940s – 4
  • 1950s – 2
  • 1960s – 1
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 11
  • 2010s – 8

DVD collection update:

Warning: some of these purchases or totally worthy of scrutiny and judgement. I’m at a strange, transitional time in my life (I graduate from college in two weeks and start graduate school in a little over a month!) and the stress of it is causing me to make some weird decisions.

  • New Girl – Season 2 (Thanks, mom!)
  • 4 Film Favorites: Classic Holiday Collection Vol. 2 (All Mine to Give, Blossoms in the Dust, Holiday Affair, It Happened on 5th Avenue) – I will be reviewing the films from this set as a part of my holiday feature
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past + Bride Wars (Used, $3 each)
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Debt (Only $1.99 at the grocery! WHAT!)
  • A set that I’ve dubbed the “Terrible Trio Multi-Feature” — three awful-looking rom-coms (Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, Crazy Little Thing and Weather Girl) for only $2.99. Hoping they’ll be CotC-worthy!
  • Continuing the theme of purchasing awful movies this month, I picked up a couple of $2 DVDs on Black Friday from Wally World. My dad and I originally went to buy the new Garth Brooks boxed set because we’re stuck in the ’90s, and we did buy that, but I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of bargain bin finds as well. I got The Gangster Squad, which I had never seen before but have been wanting to review for my Period Films series; the Footloose remake, because I also own the original and hey, who doesn’t love a cornballin’ dance movie now and again?; Horrible Bosses, because I enjoyed it when I saw it in theaters; Here Comes the Boom, a comedy that I found predictable but pleasant when I reviewed it a year ago, plus I just love Henry Winkler.
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2 thoughts on “November 2013 in film + DVD collection update!

    1. Oh, not at all. Just finals, grad school orientation, textbook buying, commencement and student org-hunting to attend to. Not busy in the least! :P

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