54 (1998) – A dull mess of a film with no stand-out performances to redeem it. (In fact, most of them are just plain terrible.) It’s about the owner of Studio 54, so it should have been an interesting story, but I found myself so unable to care about any of the characters or what was happening to them. Apparently the film was severely chopped … Continue reading Modern movies in December
Happy 2014, and welcome to TMP’s wrap-up for the final 31 days of 2013! Let’s take a look at what I’ve watched in the past month, shall we? New-to-me viewings: 40 Re-watches: 7 Total for November: 47 Total for 2013: 446 New-to-me list: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Blossoms in the Dust (1941) The River’s Edge (1957) Miracle in the Rain (1956) Carson City Raiders (1948) … Continue reading December 2013 in film + DVD collection update!
About Time (2013) – I love this film. LOOOOVED it. It mixes romantic comedy with touching family drama and explores the theme of appreciating every day you’re given in life. The romance never gets too sappy or overtakes the film’s larger themes about the human experience. The film is funny, touching, heartfelt. Authentic characters are portrayed by a solid cast. This is one of the … Continue reading Modern movies in November
Another month has passed, and we’ve only got one more left of 2013! November was a pretty good movie month for me as I discovered a few new favorites, watched quite a few Christmas movies in preparation for December’s holiday feature and, of course, bought a few DVDs. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the past 30 days of viewing. New-to-me viewings: 22 … Continue reading November 2013 in film + DVD collection update!
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) – My sister recommended this one to me after she watched it on Netflix and found it fascinating. I didn’t know much about Aileen Wuornos before watching it. I’ve seen bits and pieces of “true crime” TV specials about her, but have never read extensively about her case or seen the popular Hollywood version of her … Continue reading Modern movies in October
New-to-me viewings: 42 Re-watches: 4 Total for October: 46 Total for 2013 thus far: 366 The list of new-to-me films: The Living Ghost (1942) Santa Fe Trail (1940) Behave Yourself! (1951) Open Range (2003) Dames (1934) Busby Berkeley’s Kaleidoscopic Eyes (Short doc, 2006) And She Learned About Dames (Short, 1934) Good Morning, Eve (Short, 1934) Melody Master: Don Redman and His Orchestra (Short, 1934) I … Continue reading October 2013 in film + DVD collection update!
Our Idiot Brother (2011) – I enjoyed this film so much more than I expected to! The ensemble cast is great. Solid performances are given across the board, and Paul Rudd brings a surprising sympathetic nature to his character. I expected the film to be more of an over-the-top comedy than it is, in which case I wouldn’t have liked it as much. One of … Continue reading Modern movies in September
September has flown past us, and in approximately two and a half months I’ll be graduating from college. (Scary!) Then I’ll be starting grad school, to which I was accepted this month. (Even scarier!) Not quite so scary are the stats for this month of movie watching, so lets all calm ourselves and have a look at the past 30 days in film. New-to-me viewings: … Continue reading September 2013 in film + DVD collection update and little announcements!
Seven Psychopaths (2012) – My sister won a free Redbox rental and we decided to use it on this. Tom Waits holding a bunny in the preview, Colin Farrell teamed up with the director of In Bruges again… there were a number of reasons we chose Seven Psychopaths. I’d also read quite a few positive reviews of it last year. There is some truly gritty … Continue reading Modern movies in July
New-to-me viewings: 22 Re-watches: 8 Total for July: 30 Total for 2013 thus far: 254 The “new-to-me” list: Seven Psychopaths (2012) La ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963) The Heat (2013) The Love Trap (1929) Rhythm in the Clouds (1937) I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933) Tony Rome (1967) White House Down (2013) State of Play … Continue reading July 2013 in film + DVD collection update and more!