Saturday, September 1, 2012

Films I Saw in August

Monroe is adorable in The Seven Year Itch.

I had an extremely good month of films, tying last month's tally.

The Best:
1. The Seven Year Itch - ****
2. Ghost World - ****
3. The Thing (1982) - ****
4. No End - ****
5. Werckmeister Harmonies - ****
6. Snatch - ****
7. La Promesse - ****
8. White Heat - ****
9. Manic - ***1/2
10. They Drive by Night - ***1/2

More after the cut.

The Rest:
Across the Pacific - **1/2
Action in the North Atlantic - **
Angels with Dirty Faces - ***
The Astronaut's Wife - **1/2
Boogie Nights - ***1/2
The Bourne Legacy - ***
Deja Vu - ***1/2
The Deep Blue Sea - **1/2
Escape from New York - ***1/2
Europa - ***
Hope Springs (2012) - *
House of Games - ***
Hud - ***
The Hunger - ***
Kiss of the Spider Woman - ***
L.I.E. - ***
Lawless - ***
Little Voice - ***
Man on Fire - ***
The Misfits - ***
Morvern Callar - ***
Nothing But the Truth - ***1/2
A Patch of Blue - ***
Premium Rush - **
The Prince of Tides - **1/2
River of No Return - ***1/2
The Room - 1/2
The Scar - ***
Smart Money - **
Total Recall (2012) - 1/2
2 Days in New York - ***
The Watch - **
Who's That Knocking at My Door - **1/2
Written on the Wind - ***

Rewatched:
American Psycho - ***1/2
The Awful Truth - ****
Black Swan - ****
Boyz N the Hood - ***1/2
The Dark Knight Rises - ****
In Bruges - ****
In the Valley of Elah - ***1/2
Modern Times - ****
Rio Bravo (x2) - ****
Se7en (x2) - ****
True Romance - ****

55 Films Watched - 44 New, 11 Rewatched

12 comments:

  1. That is, a lot of movies. Wow. Nicely done.

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  2. I'm so jealous. I need to cram in more movies. I really didn't care for The Seven Year Itch, outside of Monroe. Good lord you watch a lot of movies!

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    1. Sorry you didn't like Itch, but I just loved every minute of it.

      I'm surprised I got through so many. Some days I don't watch anything, but the weekends help. I can usually get through 3 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, which would make 24 alone in 4 weeks.

      But 55 isn't that impressive. Tyler at Southern Vision saw 62 in August. That's two a day for cryin' out loud! :)

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  3. Whoa, that's a TON of movies Josh, I'm jealous!

    I should watch a Marilyn Monroe film one of these days, after seeing My Week With Marilyn, I became more curious about her. I think I'd go with Some Like It Hot first.

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    1. Ha! Some Like It Hot is a great Monroe film to start with.

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  4. As Ruth said above, I also watched My Week With Marilyn recently, and it may inspire me to look into her best films. I haven't seeen The Seven Year Itch. Which other ones are good with Monroe, do you think?

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    1. Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, and The Misfits are essential performances from Monroe. I also loved her performance in River of No Return, but it's not universally liked. Hope that helps, Chris. :)

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    2. I'll look up those titles, thanks Josh :)

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  5. Gosh that's a lot of films in one month Josh! And I haven't seen most of them... Now, here's proof of how much you loved American Psycho (yes!). Glad to see TDKR being fully appreciated, I think everyone should see it at least twice to get it right. And The Awful Truth - one of my favorite screwball comedies, so good.

    Oh and nice that you liked The Bourne Legacy, I was wondering if it was worth watching it in the theatres?

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    1. I've seen TDKR four times. It's definitely better on repeated viewings. And The Awful Truth is hilarious. :)

      I don't think you necessarily have to see The Bourne Legacy in theaters. I think it will play just as well on a smaller screen.

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