April was a very busy month for me. Things were looking pretty grim, movie-wise, when I made it past the mid-month mark with only a handful of films viewed. I managed to squeeze a few more viewings in by the end of the month, though, and today we begin the fresh start of May! Let’s take a look at what I watched in April

New-to-me viewings: 13

Re-watches: 1


TOTAL FOR 2016, SO FAR: 92

My lowest viewing month of the year — in fact, probably my lowest viewing month in several years! Didn’t even crack the film-every-other-day mark. As a result, the blog schedule for May isn’t quite full, but I’ll have a little less on my plate this month and should be able to rebound.

The new-to-me list:

  • Baby Face Harrington (1935)
  • Love on the Run (1936)
  • The Hatchet Man (1932)
  • God’s Not Dead 2 (2016)
  • Perfect Sense (2011)
  • Dr. Jack (1922)
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
  • Consolation Marriage (1931)
  • Terror on a Train (1953)
  • Things to Come (1936)
  • Hollywood Hotel (1938)
  • Mother’s Day (2016)
  • Keanu (2016)


  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 4
  • DVR: TCM – 2
  • Hulu – 2
  • Netflix (Streaming) – 1
  • Warner Archive Instant – 3
  • WatchTCM – 2

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 6
  • 1940s – 1
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 5

The month in blogging:

April was another fine month for the blog. I did miss one day of blogging due to sheer forgetfulness, failing on my goal not to miss a day in the blog’s fifth year, but there was still plenty of fun stuff published as I participated in two blogathons and added new installments to several of blog’s ongoing series.

“Historical Context” and “Classic Stars on the Small Screen” sprung back to life with coverage of Kim Novak’s January 1957 Redbook cover and an I Love Lucy episode featuring Orson Welles, respectively.

The “One Year, One Film” series inches ever closer to its end. We’ve just about capped off the 1950s. This month featured Forty Guns for 1957 and South Pacific for 1958.

“Two films, one tale,” which I originally intended as a one-off feature reviewing two Tyrone Power films with identical plots, sort of accidentally became a series this month. After re-watching The More the Merrier and its sequel, Walk, Don’t Run in March, I couldn’t help making posts about them!

The featured film of the month for the “Favorite Things About…” series was Vivacious Lady, a 1938 comedy starring Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart.

Jealous of all of the folks headed to Los Angeles for the annual TCM Film Festival, I shared a list of what I’d be watching if I were attending.

And, finally, I made a few book posts throughout the month. “Could it be a movie?” took a look at a unique World War II novel about a spunky female pilot, Becoming Clementine. I also covered Mother Goddam by Whitney Stine and Bette Davis for the Bette Davis blogathon, along with Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase for the Beyond the Cover Blogathon.

Hope you all had a wonderful April, and here’s to an even better May!