February 2020’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

Hey, look at this… I stayed committed enough to something to see it through two months in a row.  I will give myself a round of applause. Clap, clap, clap.

An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
Links will take you to write-ups posted.
Bold font indicates a write-up is done and scheduled to be posted.
Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.

Feb1 – Widows*
Feb1 – 1917*
Feb1 – Honeyland*
Feb2 – The Edge of Democracy*
Feb2 – Judy*
Feb3 – Little Women*
Feb3 – Knives Out*
Feb4 – The Crew*
Feb4 – Pain and Glory*
Feb5 – Richard Jewell*
Feb6 – The Cave*
Feb7 – The Lighthouse*


Feb8 – The Kingsman: The Secret Service
Feb9 – The Kingsman: The Golden Circle*
Feb9 – The House with the Clock in Its Walls*
Feb10 – Deathsport*
Feb10 – They Drive By Night*
Feb11 – Cherry 2000*
Feb11 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)*
Feb11 – House On Haunted Hill*
Feb12 – House of Wax*
Feb13 – Green Book*
Feb14 – The Outlaw Josey Wales
Feb14 – Marked Woman*
Feb14 – Big City Blues*


Feb15 – Tombstone
Feb15 – The Wild Bunch
Feb15 – Meet Wally Sparks*
Feb16 – The Letter*
Feb17 – Executive Suite*
Feb18 – Ben-Hur
Feb19 – Dark Passage*
Feb20 – Angel Baby*
Feb20 – The Gunfighter*
Feb21 – The Candidate*


Feb22 – Semi-Tough*
Feb25 – Born On the 4th of July*
Feb26 – Down Periscope
Feb26 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956)*
Feb27 – St. Vincent*
Feb27 – Dr. Strangelove
Feb27 – Hud*
Feb28 – Zorba The Greek*
Feb28 – End Of Days*
Feb29 – The Outrage*
Feb29 – Romancing the Stone

Juicy Stats:
Total Number of movies watched: 46
The number of first-time watches: 38
Oldest movie: Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde, 1931
Longest movie: Ben Hur, 3hrs 44mins
Most watched actor: Burt Reynolds (4)
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 3
‘40s – 3
‘50s – 5
‘60s – 6
‘70s – 4
‘80s – 4
‘90s – 4
‘00s – 1
‘10s – 16

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 28
DVD collection – 0
Blu-ray collection – 3
4K Blu-ray collection – 0
Public Library DVD – 2
Netflix – 2
Amazon Prime – 0
Legit Stream – 0
Pirates – 12

Genres:
Action – 7
Comedy – 4
Crime – 2
Documentaries – 3
Dramas – 15
Fantasy – 1
Film Noir – 3
Horror – 3
Mystery – 1
Pretentious Crap – 2
Satire – 1
Science Fiction – 1
Westerns – 5

Baseball time!
These are the “batting stats” compiled for the FIRST TIME watches.  I give each movie a rating out of 5.  5s are home runs, 4s and 3s are hits, 2s and 1s are pop or ground outs, an NA (did not finish) is a Strike Out.  This tells me how well of a job I’m doing at picking which movies to watch.

Good Movie Average:  29/38 – .763  (Last month: .765)

Home Runs: 6
The Cave
Honeyland
1917
Richard Jewell
The House with The Clock in The Walls
Green Book

Strikeouts: 3
Angel Baby – bad movie
Zorba The Greek – not my cup of tea
Little Women – not my cup of tea

Awards:
Most underrated: The House with The Clock in The Walls
Most overrated: Knives Out
Most fun: Romancing The Stone
Most Forgettable: The Crew
Better than I remembered:  Dr. Strangelove
Best re-watch: The Wild Bunch
Most disappointing: End of Days
Better Than Advertised: St. Vincent
Most surprising performance(s): Edward G. Robinson, The Outrage and Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Movie that tried its best to make me a fan of Tom Cruise but failed miserably: Born On the 4th of July
Worst Movie: The Lighthouse
Best Movie: 1917

Feel free to tell me how my opinion(s) stink in the comments!

 

 

23 comments

    1. I think most will love Knives Out. To be fair, I thought the acting was excellent and I really liked some of the characters. I gave it a passing grade. But it was really hyped up by others for me and I found the pay off to be more far fetched than clever.

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      1. And I don’t think I knew anything about it going in (it was at our local indie theatre and we had free babysitting, so we saw it because it was a convenient time) – so without the hype, it was fun!

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  1. Umm. This is nuts hahaha. Having said that I’m impressed that you emerged yourself into so many movies in a month. Holy Shit Dude. What a well detailed post as well with the breakdown.
    Keep it Up and do you sleep?

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  2. Holey sheep shit, that’s a bit of big-time viewing. I love that you gave a nod to Eddie G. One of the best actors ever. Saying that I havent seen Outrage. I just couldnt get past the rest of the film. But you have me wanting to complete my Eddie thing.
    I’ll save further comments on ‘The Wild Bunch’ (all time CB fave). Hud is a great film. Newman found his natural style by then. I have a take coming up on Patricia Neal from that film. Love her.
    Vincent Price is in the CB Hall Of Fame. Lighthouse? I don’t see a strike through it. You hung in to the end. Good for you. Definitely a film that people will turn off.. I liked it. “Two piss tanks with real bad chemistry get stuck on an isolated piece of rock and go crazy” Hows that for a bi-line. Just remember Mars ,don’t be messing with any seabirds, it’s real bad luck.

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    1. Yeah, The Outrage is a… different watch. It is more interesting than anything. I’m still thinking of doing a write up on HUD. It’s not an easy movie for me to explain and I’m not sure if I can do it justice.
      Yes, I watched Lighthouse to the end but it was under protest, lol! I can get full onboard movies that mix in a few analogies , like Parasite. But I’ll admit, films that are heavy on the metaphors go right over, around, and through my head.
      Yours is a much better bi-line than mine. “Dude pisses off seagulls by spanking his monkey to a fish vagina.”

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      1. Now that’s a bi-line.
        Metaphors are beyond CB. Wasn’t that a for real Mermaid? You drank the shit they did you’d see mermaids too.
        I did a take on Hud a while back. As far as doing it “justice” i pretty well butcher all my takes.

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        1. Yeah, I hate that stuff. Did he wreck the life boat or didn’t he? I lose confidence in the story as soon as the story teller becomes unreliable. I know a lot of people really dig it but it just isn’t for me.

          I’ll have to check out your post on Hud!

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  3. Man, you have definitely watched more movies over the last few months than I have over the last couple of years. Impressive.

    I’m assuming The Cave is not the one about the divers and monsters, huh? And End of Days is a riot.

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