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!


  • 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.