July 2020’s Movies Watched List with Juicy Stats!

Happy Civic weekend, everyone!

If you’re not a Canadian you’re probably wondering what I mean by “Civic weekend”.  Well, we Canadians have made the first Monday in the month of August a holiday in celebration of the Honda Civic!  Due to Covid, ‘Civic Parade’ at the Honda Plant has been canceled for the first time in over 40 years.  As far as I know, ‘Corrolla Eve’ is still happening in November.  Look it up!

Oof… only 24 movies this month?!!?

Well, let me tell you…  not much.  I spent a few evenings watching people play professional baseball instead of acknowledging the global pandemic they are swimming in.  Spent a few evenings outside with Sarah and the podcasting took up a few more.  So, it was just a bunch of small things that added up.

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
Jul01 Some One Up There Likes Me* 1956 3
Jul01 Inherit The Wind* 1999 3
Jul02 The Young Philadelphians* 1959 3
Jul04 Brubaker* 1980 3
Jul05 Ladyhawke* 1985 NA
Jul05 Switching Channels* 1988 3.5
Jul06 The Great Waldo Pepper* 1975 4
Jul07 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)* 2014 NA

 

Date Watched Film Title Year Released My Rating
Jul08 Havana* 1990 NA
Jul08 The Terminator 1984 5
Jul09 Terminator 2: Judgement Day 1991 5
Jul10 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean* 1972 NA
Jul11 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof* 1958 4
Jul12 California Suite* 1978 3
Jul13 The Wrecking Crew* 2008 5
Jul14 The Mosquito Coast* 1986 3
Date Watched Film Title Year Released My Rating
Jul15 In The Heat of the Night 1967 5
Jul15 Paths Of Glory* 1957 3.5
July16 They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!* 1970 3.5
July17 The Organization* 1971 3.5
July23 Attack The Block* 2011 4.5
Jul24 Eighth Grade* 2018 5
Jul24 It Follows* 2014 3
Jul26 The Old Man and the Gun* 2018 3

The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 24
The number of first-time watches: 21
Oldest movie: Someone Up There Likes Me (1956)
Longest movie: The Young Philadelphians (2hr 16m)
Most watched actor: Robert Redford (4)
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 0
‘50s – 3
‘60s – 1
‘70s – 4
‘80s – 4
‘90s – 2
‘00s – 1
‘10s – 5

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 14
DVD Collection – 1
Blu-ray Collection – 5
4K Blu-ray collection – 1
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 1
Amazon Prime – 0
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Kodi – 0
Disney+ – 0
Pirates – 2

Genres:
Action – 0
Animated – 0
Comedy – 2
Comic Book – 0
Crime – 3
Documentaries – 1
Dramas – 11
Fantasy – 1
Film Noir – 0
Horror – 1
Kung Fu – 0
Thriller – 0
War – 1
Western – 1

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:  17/21 – .809  (Last month: .917)
Home Runs: 2 – Eighth Grade, The Wrecking Crew
Strikeouts: 4

Awards
Most Under-Watched: The Wrecking Crew
Most Overrated: Birdman
Most Fun: Switching Channels
Most Forgettable: The Old Man and The Gun
Best re-watch: The Terminator
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: Paths of Glory
Most surprising performance:  ElizabethLizzy’ Taylor – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Most Bizzare Casting:
Harrison Ford as Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast
The film that was the Most Pleasant Surprise: Eighth Grade
Worst Movie: Birdman
Best Movie: Eighth Grade

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

24 comments

  1. Pretty cool month of movies again Kev! Do you sleep at all? Between movies,baseball,hiking in the wild and basically on YouTube 7 days a week how the hell do u do that?

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  2. Next to Halloween “Honda Civic” day is my favorite (Good one Mars).
    A few on the list I have seen. I was disappointed in ‘Roy Bean’ also. ‘The Westerner’ with Cooper and Brennan is a good one.
    Pretty good wack of movies again.

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