June 2018 in Film

Happy July! July brings sweltering temperatures, fireworks, lots of trips to the ice cream shop, and my birthday! But before we have fun with any of that, let’s take a look back at what was watched in June.

June was one of my better viewing months of 2018 so far, numbers-wise. I almost made it to 20 viewings, which (sadly) has become greater than the norm around here! Here are the stats.

New-to-me viewings: 15

Re-watches: 3

Total for June: 18

Total for 2018, so far: 91

The new-to-me list:

  • Wonder Man (1945)
  • Ocean’s 8 (2018)
  • Monster on the Campus (1958)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • The Monolith Monsters (1957)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1957)
  • The Last Tycoon (1976)
  • End of the Game (1975)
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • Tag (2018)
  • Act of Violence (1949)
  • The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)
  • Set It Up (2018)
  • Murder on Diamond Row (1937)
  • Star of Midnight (1935)

Re-watches:

  • Sliding Doors (1998)
  • Superstar (1999)
  • Mamma Mia! (2008)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 3
  • FilmStruck – 4
  • From mom’s collection – 1
  • From my collection – 5
  • Movies! TV Network – 3
  • Netflix – 1
  • TCM (DVR) – 1

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 2
  • 1950s – 5
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 2
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 2
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 4

The month in blogging:

Collector’s Corner saw two updates in June. First, I shared my go-to summer movies from my DVD collection. Then, it was time for an exciting collection update, which featured more miscellaneous merchandise than DVDs — including a super cool Clark Gable mirror!

The “Favorite things about…” film of the month was one of my favorite Bette Davis performances, 1940’s The Letter.

And, finally, the classic film reviews for June were –

  • Back in Circulation (1937), a fun newspaper/crime movie starring one of TMP’s favorite sometimes-sleuths, the wonderful Joan Blondell
  • Framed (1947), a Glenn Ford crime thriller in which Ford almost gets swindled by a money-hungry Janis Carter
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), a top-notch sci-fi about a man who begins shrinking after encountering a radiation cloud
  • Monster on the Campus (1958), a creature feature following a professor who sets off a shape-shifting terror, after importing a Madagascan coelacanth to campus
  • The Narrow Margin (1952), a fantastic B-noir about a man escorting a notorious gangster’s widow across the country for a grand jury testimony
  • Now and Forever (1934), a drama in which criminal Gary Cooper tries to get his life together in order to raise his daughter (portrayed by Shirley Temple)
  • Petticoat Fever (1936), a snowy romance between Myrna Loy and a remote-cabin-dwelling Robert Montgomery
  • Wonder Man (1945), a zany Danny Kaye musical about a man forced to take on the identity of his deceased twin in order to solve a crime
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