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Movies Watched 9/10 – 9/23/2013

First Time:

Witness

A Cat in Paris

Saturday Night Fever

Knocked up

Rewatch:

Bridesmaids

These Weeks: 5

Total: 201

 

Movies Watched 9/3 -9/9/2013

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First Time:

Blue Jasmine

Rewatch:

Nada

This Week: 1

Total: 196

Wow, looks like my movie-watching has gone downhill along with my blogging.  Will try to pick up the pace when I’m not seething with jealousy over everyone at TIFF or not working nights.  In the meantime, I bought 2046, which will hopefully motivate me towards figuring out how to hook up the DVD player at my Mom’s.

Movies Watched 8/27 – 9/2/2013

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First Time:

The World’s End

Two Weeks in Another Town*

Town Without Pity*

Snatch

An Act of Love*

Rewatch:

There Will Be Blood

Psycho

This Week: 7

Total: 195*

The asterisks are movies I watched the majority of, but never finished.  I was going to count them as one and then figured, well I’ve seen the lion’s share of them.  I mostly want a record that I watched them so I could look them up later.  They were all a part of a Kirk Douglas marathon on TCM and the first two were really great.  Two Weeks in Another Town has a brilliant rear-projection sequence, which is enough to write about for me.  It really summed up where the characters were in the movie.  Town Without Pity seems like a rehash on Paths of Glory, except in West Germany and about rape, but it has a great theme song and is still really engaging.

Movies Watched 8/20- 8/26/2013

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First Time:

Paris is Burning

Rewatch:

Nada

This Week: 1

Total: 188

Aw dang, what a sad week for movie watching.  I only managed on film!  That said, Paris is Burning is a fascinating look at gay Ball culture in the late 80s.  The footage from the Balls is fascinating, but it’s the interviews that are interspersed throughout that really clarify what’s being seen and what the context is.  Honestly one of the best documentaries I’ve seen.

Movies Watched 8/6 -8/19/2013

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First Time:
Museum Hours

Queen of Versailles

Flashdance

Tabloid

Priest

I Need that Record!

Rewatch: Nada

This Week: 6

Total:  187

Museum Hours was a quiet reprieve to wintry Europe in the middle of a North Carolina summer and the quiet drama that happens in and outside the museum is a joy.  In the land of Netflix, I’ve been having a bit of a documentary splurge right now – watching Tabloid has gotten me interested in about a thousand other offerings that have been waiting in my queue.

 

Movies Watched 7/30 – 8/5/2013

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First Time:
The Ugly Truth
Monsters

Rewatch:

Saved!

This Week: 3

Total: 181

Slow week in terms of movie watching.  Not sure what inspired me to sit through the entirety of The Ugly Truth, but I did.  The movie lost me as soon as you see the Katherine Heigl character’s first date.  Rom-coms aren’t rom-coms if they’re populated by trumped up gender stereotypes instead of characters.

 

Movies Watched 7/16- 7/29/2013

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First Time:

Pacific Rim

The Cotton Club

Miller’s Crossing

Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream

Rewatch:

The Elephant Man

These Weeks: 5

Total: 178

Another two-week update!  Life has been hectic in North Carolina lately, so barely time for blogging, movie-watching, or catching up on the Blindspot challenge.  Hopefully I can cram in three in August, but in the mean time, how great was Pacific Rim?  So great, right?  Also The Cotton Club!  I’m going to go out and say that’s my favorite Coppola.  It’s got a two-part structure that I admire as well as well choreographed danced sequences and lovely costumes.

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