September 2020’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

 

Yes, of course movies are still a thing over here at buriedonmars.com.  I know I have been on a music kick lately.  I blame the (what is now) two weekly music podcasts I’m involved with.  They have most of my brain chemistry working overtime thinking about tunes!  But, Sarah and I do still try to take in a movie every evening!

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 Title  Year Released My Rating
Sep1 The Man From Snowy River 1982 2
Sep2 Soylent Green 1973 4.5
Sep4 Ip Man 2* 2010 4
Sep5 A Walk in The Woods* 2015 4
Sep6 The Fortune* 1975 3.5
Sep6 Happy Gilmore 1996 4
Sep7 Carnal Knowledge* 1971 4
Sep8 A Face In The Crowd* 1957 4.5
Sep9 Modern Problems* 1981 2
Sep10 The Day Of The Jackal* 1973 4
Date Watched Title  Year Released My Rating
Sep11 Ip Man 3* 2015 3
Sep12 Five Bucks At The Door: The Story of Crocks N Rolls* 2019 5
Sep12 Jack of All Trades* 2018 3
Sep13 There was a Crooked Man…* 1970 3.5
Sep14 Save The Tiger* 1973 3.5
Sep15 Moonrise Kingdom* 2012 4
Sep16 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band* 2019 4.5
Sep17 Election 1999 4
Sep19 Love In The Afternoon* 1957 3.5
Sep20 Shoot the Moon*
1982 4.5
Sep21 Brute Force* 1947 4.5
Sep22 Tapeheads* 1988 2
Sep22 The Stoned Age 1994 2
Sep22 What A Way to Go* 1964 3
Sep23 Pirate Radio/The Boat That Rocked 2009 2.5
Sep23 Revenge of the Nerds 1984 3
Sep24 Stripes 1981 4
Sep25 Sweet and Lowdown 1999 4
Sep25 Tommy* 1975 2.5
Sep25 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 4.5
Sep27 Meatballs 1979 3
Sep28 Eastern Promises 2007 2.5


The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 32
The number of first-time watches: 20
Oldest movie: Brute Force (1947)
Longest movie: The Day of The Jackal (2hr 23m)
Most watched actor: 4 tied with 2!  Kirk Douglas, Sean Penn, Donnie Yen, and Bill Murray
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 1
‘50s – 2
‘60s – 1
‘70s – 8
‘80s – 7
‘90s – 4
‘00s – 2
‘10s – 7

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 21
DVD Collection – 0
Blu-ray Collection – 4
4K Blu-ray collection – 0 
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 2
Amazon Prime – 0
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Legit Stream – 1
Disney+ – 0
Pirates – 4

Genres:
Action – 0
Animated – 0
Comedy – 16
Comic Book – 0
Crime – 0
Documentaries – 3
Dramas – 6
Fantasy – 0
Film Noir – 0
Horror – 0
Kung Fu – 2
Musical – 1
Thriller – 1
War – 0
Western – 2

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.

I have adjusted my scoring a bit by allowing half points.  I’m going to count 4.5s as homers and 2.5s as outs.  2.5 are movie I fell I didn’t waste my time but didn’t really need to see.

Good Movie Average:  15/20 – .750  (Last month: .576)
Home Runs: 5 – A Face In The Crowd, Five Bucks At The Door: The Story of Crocks N Rolls, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, Shoot the Moon, Brute Force 
Strikeouts:

Awards
Most Under-Watched: Five Bucks At The Door: The Story of Crocks N Rolls
Most Disappointing: Love In The Afternoon
Most Fun: Ip Man 2
Most Forgettable: What A Way to Go!
Most Fun re-watch: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: Tommy
Most surprising performance: Hume Cronyn, Brute Force
Appearance that made me cringe the most:
Mike Tyson, Ip Man 3
Most Pleasant Surprise: A Face In The Crowd
Best Re-watch: Election
Most Disappointing Re-Watch: Eastern Promises
Worst Movie: Modern Problems
Best Movie: Five Bucks At The Door: The Story of Crocks N Rolls

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

10 comments

  1. If I watched The Man From Snowy River right now I’ll probably give it the same score. But… back in the 80s that movie was huge in Australia and I’ll keep my youthful innocence with it.
    Cool to see Solylent Green in the List. Now that is a movie and one hell of a script.

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