May 2020’s Movies Watched List with Juicy Stats (Record-breaking!)

I’m totally back in the swing of things this month!  May 2020 smashed January’s 2020’s record of 60 movies watched by… well, I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise!

I also made it my mission this month to watch the Blu-ray movies I have been hoarding away in a drawer.  I got them on a shelf that was used for my Xbox 360 games and started spinning discs!

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I did a whole series of videos of me going through the collection too.  All are posted on YouTube if you’re interested.  The process has been extremely rewarding.

 

The List

  • 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.

 

Date Watched Film Title Year Released My Rating
May01 The Cincinnati Kid* 1965 5
May01 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison* 1957 4
May02 Charley Varrick* 1973 4.5
May02 The Foreigner* 2017 4.5
May03 Race with the Devil 1975 4
May04 The Sand Pebbles* 1966 4
May04 The Beguiled* 1971 3
May05 la femme Nikita* 1990 4
May05 Ace In The Hole 1951 5
May06 Brazil* 1985 2
May06 Double Indemnity 1944 4
May07 Airheads 1994 2
May07 Everest* 2015 3
May07 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker* 2019 NA
May07 The Love Bug 1968 3

 

Date Watched Film Title Year Released My Rating
May08 Funny Face* 1957 NA
May08 Ghost World 2001 5
May08 King Kong vs Godzilla* 1962 2
May09 Shaolin Soccer* 2001 1
May09 Hang ’em High 1968 4
May09 Internal Affairs* 1990 2
May10 The Slender Thread* 1965 4
May10 Lonely Are The Brave* 1962 5
May11 Invitation to a Gunfighter* 1964 2
May11 John Wick 2* 2017 3
May11 Man with The One Red Shoe* 1985 2
May12 Shatter* 1974 NA
May12 Keeper of the Flame* 1942 2
May14 John Wick 3* 2019 3
Date Watched Film Title Year Released  My Rating
May15 In The Name of the Father* 1993 5
May15 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.* 2015 NA
May15 The Queen* 2006 4
May16 Andre The Giant* 2018 4
May16 Looper 2012 2
May16 The Princess Bride 1987 4.5
May17 The Dam Busters* 1955 4
May17 Suddenly, Last Summer* 1959 3.5
May18 Baby The Rain Must Fall* 1965 5
May18 The Maltese Falcon 1941 5
May19 The Chase* 1966 4
May19 Office Space 1999 5
May19 Underworld: Evolution 2006 2
May20 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 2
May20 The Nightmare Before Christmas* 1993 2
May20 Straight Talk* 1992 2
May21 The Three Faces Of Eve* 1957 3
May21 Underworld: Awakenings* 2012 1
Date Watched Film Title Year Released  My Rating
May22 Comes a Horseman* 1978 2
May22 Wild River* 1960 4.5
May23 Conan The Barbarian* 1982 2
May23 Conan The Destroyer* 1984 3
May23 Red Sonja* 1985 3
May23 Zodiac 2007 4
May24 Fuzz* 1972 3
May24 The 33* 2015 3
May25 X-Men 2000 4
May25 Desk Set 1957 4
May26 X2 2003 4
May26 Inherit the Wind 1960 4
May27 The Great Escape 1963 5
May28 The Descendants* 2011 5
May29 Seabiscuit* 2003 3.5
May30 The Predator* 2018 NA
May31 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 2.5
May31 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 3
May31 The Apartment 1960 5

 

The Juicy Stats:
Total Number of movies watched: 66 (A new record!)
The number of first-time watches: 48
Oldest movie: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Longest movie (That I finished): The Sand Pebbles (3hr 2m)
Most watched actor: A tie between Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart with 4 each; a result of watching 4 X-Men movies.
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 3
‘50s – 7
‘60s – 14
‘70s – 6
‘80s – 6
‘90s – 7
‘00s – 11
‘10s – 12

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 9
DVD Collection – 7
Blu-ray Collection – 37
4K Blu-ray collection – 1
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 1
Amazon Prime – 1
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Kodi – 1
Disney+ – 2
The Criterion Channel – 1
Pirates – 6

Genres:
Action – 11
Animated – 1
Comedy – 8
Comic Book – 4
Crime – 2
Documentaries – 1
Dramas – 18
Fantasy – 2
Film Noir – 1
Horror – 2
Kung Fu – 1
Musical – 1
Revenge – 1
Science Fiction – 1
Thriller – 4
War – 3
Western – 4

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:  29/48 – .604 even  (Last month: .700)

Home Runs: 5
Baby The Rain Must Fall
The Cincinnati Kid
The Descendants
In The Name of the Father
Lonely Are The Brave

Strikeouts: 5
Shatter – Not all ’70s schlock is equal.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. –
 Spies who don’t spy.
Funny Face –
Not my kind of musical.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – I don’t know why I bothered.
The PredatorGod-Awful writing.  God-Awful.

Awards:
Most underrated: Baby The Rain Must Fall
Most overrated: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Most fun: The Love Bug
Most Forgettable: Internal Affairs
Better than I remembered: X-Men
Not As Good As I remembered: Looper, Airheads
Best re-watch: The Princess Bride, Office Space, Ghost World
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: Seabiscuit
The movie I had to give a try even though everyone I know says it is bad, and now I can agree with them: The Man with The One Red Shoe
Most disappointing: Invitation to a Gunfighter, Comes a Horseman
Most surprising performance: Joan Blondell, Desk Set – I forgot how good she is in that film.
The film that was the Most Pleasant Surprise: The Slender Thread
Worst Movie: The Predator
Best Movie(s): The Descendants, In The Name of the Father

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

12 comments

          1. I’m so glad mine didn’t. I talked to them last night and they had no idea. None at all. I was explaining how dad bought me Iron Man, and the truth is he doesn’t even know who Iron Man is. The only super heroes my mom could name were Batman and Superman.

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  1. This is an excellent monthly recap series, Kevin – could not agree more with the Office Space 5 rating!
    I haven’t seen Airheads in 20+ years, I can imagine I’d feel the same today.
    I also really enjoyed the Descendants, loved the line: “give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing.”

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    1. Yes, that line stuck with me too. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Airheads was a nostalgia ride, but it isn’t a very good movie. There is something a little off with it. Chris Farley is good in it though.

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  2. “Smashed” I’ll say you did. As usual our paths cross on quite a few. Too many to comment on (Have already discussed a few on other posts). Watched the videos. You have lots to keep ya busy. Like me you have the rewatches. I can’t agree with you enough on watching Lean’s movies on the best quality you can get. “Bridge’ is a throw back to when they were called “Motion Pictures” Good stuff Mars.

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    1. Yeah, you nailed it again. A “Motion Picture”. Those old epic films were really impressive. To think how they built that bridge only to blow it up. I just watched The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly again last night. I was thinking of all the time they spent building the cemetery for the finale. Something is taken away from today’s films when you know it is just a guy clacking away on a computer.

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      1. That scene from GBU is a great example of the film making i like. Camera, music, performances. Very little dialogue. Like the the Touch Of Evil thing you mentioned. Let the camera tell the story. Love it.
        I seen an ad for The Call Of The Wild. I love that story and was a good idea for a redo. With all that beautiful country the trailer had more CGI that natural location. I couldn’t watch it. I would have bit the bullet because I love “motion pictures”. But not that stuff.
        I think I’ll get into a western this weekend. Thanks Mars.

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