October 2014 in film + collection update

Helloooo, November! I’d like to begin this post by thanking all of you, the readers. TMP had over 10,000 views in October, the highest month of readership in the history of this ol’ blog, and pretty impressive considering my first month of blogging (January 2012) garnered a whopping 34 views. I am continuously baffled by the amount of eyeballs that are reading my reviews now (or, at the very least, snagging posters from me via image search. Every view counts!). Next stop: world domination? (Kidding… sort of.) THANK YOU!

Now, on to the good stuff: What did I watch in October?


New-to-me viewings: 15

Re-watches: 3

Total for October: 18

Total for 2014 thus far: 263

Another low viewing month has me pondering the future of the posting schedule. Daily posting isn’t sustainable if I’m unable to watch 30-ish reviewable movies each month, which lately I just haven’t had the time or energy to do, thanks to the completely-worthwhile-but-very-expensive* timesuck known as graduate school. Only about half of my viewings this month will be getting full reviews.

*Monetarily expensive and mentally expensive

I’m considering a few options: bringing back the What to Watch series (posts that are relatively quick to make and would fill one day a week, decreasing my “watch load” by 4 or 5 each month); brainstorming ideas for new series of posts that are less time-consuming to create than reviews; OR dropping a day or two from the posting schedule completely (a last resort, since I’d like to continue TMP’s daily blogging tradition). Feel free to share your thoughts on this in the comments — Any changes to the schedule will be made in January, as I’d like to maintain the current schedule until the blogiversary.

New-to-me list:

  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
  • The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)
  • She’s the One (1996)
  • The Very Thought of You (1999)
  • Wishful Thinking (1999)
  • Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013)
  • Half Marriage (1929)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • The Best of Me (2014)
  • The Gay Sisters (1942)
  • Refuge (2012)
  • It Could Happen to You (1994)
  • Fury (2014)
  • Dead Men Walk (1943)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema: 3
  • From my collection: 3
  • Netflix: 7
  • TCM/Watch TCM: 5

By decade:

  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 1
  • 1940s – 4
  • 1950s – 0
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 4
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 7

Collection update:

A big month for the collection. I found a lot of good bargains that I couldn’t pass up and got a few little gifts from my mom.

  • The Book Thief – DVD, from the grocery bargain bin (FINALLY! This was my favorite film of 2013!)
  • In America – DVD, from my mom (THANKS, MOM!)
  • The Internship – DVD, from the grocery bargain bin
  • New Girl, Season 3 – DVD, found on sale at Target
  • Pretty Little Liars, Season 4 – DVD, found on sale at Target
  • Safe Haven – DVD, from the grocery bargain bin
  • Sleeping Beauty – Blu/DVD combo pack, Diamond Edition
  • Sweet Sixteen – Another DVD from my mom (THANKS, MOM!)
  • Sweetwater – Another DVD from my mom… she found it at the dollar store and couldn’t pass up the chance to watch Jason Aldean’s film debut, hahaha
  • TCM Greatest Classic Films – Doris Day double feature (On Moonlight Bay & By the Light of the Silvery Moon)
  • TCM Showcase – Barbara Stanwyck (All I Desire/Double Indemnity/The Lady Eve/There’s Always Tomorrow)
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2 thoughts on “October 2014 in film + collection update

  1. I think you do an amazing job getting a post up every day; look at me, I can’t even get something posted once a WEEK (but I hope to change that soon). I always liked your ‘What to Watch’ posts, even though I don’t have cable, and can’t actually benefit from them, but I liked to comment on them, and offer my invaluable viewing advice, so I would enjoy seeing those posts again. And I always liked to read about your trips to the Redford, or other theaters, but those might not be considered ‘easy’ to write. And where is this magic supermarket that has all these fantastically-priced DVDs? Is it anywhere near the enchanted Circle K, where I go to get Criterion discs for $1?

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    1. I love writing about my trips of the Redford/Senate/etc., I just haven’t been going much, which is sad! It’s easy to make it to the multiplex because it’s right next to my gym (which is why I’ve had so many theater trips the past few months, haha), but the Redford’s a bit farther away and they only do screenings two days a week. I just haven’t been able to make it out there as much as I’d like to. I am hoping to go next weekend, though, for The Man Who Knew Too Much.

      Thanks for the feedback! (And the supermarket is nothing special, just a Kroger with an oddly large DVD selection!)

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