June 2017 in Film

A month that begins with a weekend is bound to be a good one, right? I hope you all are enjoying your July so far! Before we get to the reviews and features I’ve planned for this month, let’s take a look back at what was watched in June.

New-to-me viewings: 13

Re-watches: 6

Total for June: 19

Total for 2017, so far: 117

The new-to-me list:

  • Maid’s Night Out (1938)
  • Don’t Bet on Blondes (1935)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • The Shack (2017)
  • The Young Runaways (1968)
  • La Planete sauvage (1973)
  • Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)
  • Union Pacific (1939)
  • The Mummy (2017)
  • Bride by Mistake (1944)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • Blowing Wild (1953)
  • The Witness Chair (1936)

Lots of fun stuff this month. A couple more films checked off for the Stanwyck project, and Todd will be happy to know that I finally got around to watching The Outlaw Josey Wales!

Re-watched:

  • The Mummy (1999)
  • How to Steal a Million (1966)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  • John Tucker Must Die (2006)
  • The Devil Bat (1940)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Fun fact: I watched The Devil Wears Prada and John Tucker Must Die while building a desk and end table for my sister. I feel like that pretty much sums me up as a person, haha.

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 2
  • From Dad’s collection – 1
  • From my collection – 7
  • Retro TV Network – 1
  • TCM (on the DVR) – 5
  • Warner Archive Instant – 1
  • WatchTCM – 2

I made a small dent in the mass of TCM recordings filling my DVR, with five watched this month, but the most-used viewing method was DVDs from my own collection.

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 4
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 3
  • 1970s – 2
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 2
  • 2010s – 3

Quite a variety this month. The 1930s come out to be the most-watched decade, but only take a narrow margin over the ’40s, ’60s, and 2010s.

The month in blogging:

June was mostly a month for new-to- me reviews, but I did sneak a couple of features in.

The “Favorite things about…” feature of the month was Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Alfred Hitchcock’s one and only screwball comedy.

And speaking of Hitch, I was invited by TCM to help spread the word of their “50 Years of Hitchcock” course, exploring the Master of Suspense’s five-decade career. While I haven’t been able to devote quite as much time to it as I’d like, I’m really enjoying the course, and hope those of you who signed up are as well! If you’re a classmate, follow me at @tmplindsey on Twitter, where I’ve been sharing my #Hitchcock50 thoughts and observations.

Getting back to my bookish roots, I put together a little list of five books I’ve read in 2017 that would make great films. I used to make lists like this all the time in the blog’s early days, and it was fun to put together.

For the infrequently updated Modern Classics series, I took a look at an Oscar-nominated Aaron Sorkin creation, A Few Good Men.

And that was it for June! I hope you all had a great month of viewing, and here’s to a film-filled July.

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5 thoughts on “June 2017 in Film

  1. How did you like How to Steal a Million? I watched it yesterday for the first time and didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I kept comparing it to Charade, and I don’t think How to Steal a Million is nearly as fun as that was.

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    • It was a re-watch for me! Charade, tied with Roman Holiday, is my favorite Audrey film so I agree it isn’t nearly as great as that. But I do love How to Steal a Million. Audrey and Peter O’Toole have nice screwball chemistry and some fun banter. I’m actually featuring it in my “Favorite things about…” series this Friday!

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  2. YES! There I was, going down the list…haven’t seen it, haven’t seen it, haven’t…WAIT A MINUTE! ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’! And my first thought was…finally! That’s cool that you watched it, and thanks for checking out a recommendation! But now the question is: did you like it? Or will I need to wait for a forthcoming review for that answer? And which one of those seven viewing methods did you use to watch it?

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    • I watched it on DVD! Managed to snag a cheap copy (I think it was like $6) a while back. The review is coming soon! If you want a hint, though, my sister borrowed it tonight on my recommendation haha.

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      • Ahh, very nice! Looking forward to your review, and glad to hear you liked it. It’s my favorite of Eastwood’s films, so I’m eager to read about which scenes and moments for you stood out over others. I now own the Blu-ray, so maybe I’ll watch and review it soon as well.

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