March 2014 in film + Rambles about blogging + DVD/Blu/VHS collection update

New-to-me viewings: 15

Re-watches: 2

Total for March: 17

Total in 2014 so far: 85

Rambles:

Another tiny month of movie-viewing. I blame this on two things: 1) grad school and 2) the end of my reading slump. (I read 10 books last month and have already finished one in April!)

The end of the reading slump has reminded me how much I love dedicating a hefty chunk of my time to literature, so going forward I’m going to try to strike more of a balance between the two, rather than dedicating every free minute to watching films for review on this blog. I love film as much as I always have but I feel as though I’ve been lacking balance, something I didn’t realize until these past two months of watching fewer films than usual. My time for the past couple of years has been divided between school, my various writing endeavors and a little bit of sleep now and then. I feel the need to make more time for myself and for my other interests – reading, taking photographs… all of the things I’ve been neglecting that give me joy.

I will strive to continue updating TMP daily, but since I’ll be watching fewer films, this means more frequent full-length reviews of non-classic films. I toyed with the idea of completely re-branding the blog and opening up the subject matter to both films and literature, so I wouldn’t feel guilty for indulging my love of reading or have to worry about running out of drafted posts. I’ve decided against that now, but if I continue putting pressure on myself to watch a certain number of films of a certain type every month, TMP isn’t going to be fun for me anymore. I’m going to get burned out. Perhaps I’m already burned out. So fewer viewings/a wider range of films covered, it is. I hope you all will stick with me through these small changes, though I’ll understand if you don’t!

New-to-me list:

  • Endless Love (2014)
  • The Brass Legend (1956)
  • The Death Kiss (1932)
  • 3 Days to Kill (2014)
  • Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (1961)
  • Need for Speed (2014)
  • Sunny (1941)
  • Impact (1949)
  • The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
  • There’s Always a Woman (1938)
  • The Single Moms Club (2014)
  • Divergent (2014)
  • TiMER (2009)
  • Ira & Abby (2006)
  • What Rats Won’t Do (1998)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 6
  • From my collection – 6
  • Internet Archive – 1
  • Netflix – 4

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 2
  • 1960s – 1
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 2
  • 2010s – 6

DVD/Blu/VHS collection update:

No video this time around because I ran out of time to film & edit it, but here’s the list of acquisitions:

  • A Star is Born (Janet Gaynor version) – VHS
  • Charade – VHS
  • Dangerous – VHS
  • Destination Tokyo – DVD
  • Gilligan’s Island: The Complete Series – DVD
  • Gunga Din – DVD
  • Houseboat – DVD
  • The Lincoln Chronicles (Box Set) – DVD
  • Mill Creek 50 Mystery Classics (Box Set) – DVD
  • Mill Creek 50 Timeless Family Classics (Box Set) – DVD
  • Notorious – DVD
  • Open Range – DVD
  • Singin’ in the Rain – VHS
  • Suddenly – DVD
  • Suspicion – DVD
  • To Catch a Thief – VHS
  • Walk, Don’t Run – DVD
  • Without Reservations – DVD
  • The Wiz – Blu
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5 thoughts on “March 2014 in film + Rambles about blogging + DVD/Blu/VHS collection update

  1. Of course I’m sticking around, Lindsey! I know exactly what you’re going through…I’ve got 90+ movies watched that I still have to write reviews for. It seems like I don’t have time for anything…plus I have another blog that I love writing for, too, one where I have TONS of catching up to do. I think you’re plan is a good one…especially since all the other Lindseys decided to break down all at once.

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    1. I knew you’d stick around! I appreciate the support. I don’t think most people will mind a few extra modern reviews each month, but it’s only fair to give warning.

      They other Lindseys are staging a sit-in at the moment and refuse to do any work until I give them each a $1,000,000 per year salary. Which, clearly, is not going to happen any time soon!

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    1. It hasn’t lost the fun yet, but I’m a perfectionist, so once I set a goal (like daily posting), sometimes the pressure I put on myself does dampen the fun slightly! I’ve been wanting to start reviewing newer films for a while — I considered starting a second blog for them at one point — so I think this will be a good solution. Thanks for the support. :)

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