February 2021’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

I know that February is a short month, but that was REALLY short! Lightening fast! Still, I managed to get some movies in me! A few new favourites and three I hope to never see again!

The Movie Watch List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
  • Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.
Date WatchedMovie TitleYear ReleasedMy Score
Feb01The White Tiger*20213.5
Feb02Booksmart*20194
Feb02AC/DC: Live at the Circus Krone*20035
Feb03The Hospital*19714
Feb04You Only Live Twice19672.5
Feb06Nomadland*20204
Feb07Tron*19822.5
Feb08The Dig*20213
Feb09Women at War*20184.5
Feb10Sneakers19922.5
Feb11On Her Majesty’s Secret Service19693.5
Feb12Hard Core Logo*19961.5
Feb13Submerged*20050.5
Feb14The Godfather19725
Feb15The Godfather: Part II19744.5
Date WatchedMovie TitleYear ReleasedMy Score
Feb16The Godfather: Part III19902
Feb17The Forty-Year-Old Version*20204
Feb18Diamonds Are Forever19713
Feb20What Maisie Knew*20124
Feb21The Front Page*19743.5
Feb22The Rescuers*19773
Feb23Hunt for the Wilderpeople*20165
Feb24The Last Boy Scout*19911
Feb25Live and Let Die19734
Feb28A Warm December*19733.5
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The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 25
The number of first-time watches: 17
Hours spent watching movies: 48.78
Oldest movie: You Only Live Twice (1967)
Longest movie: The Godfather: Part II (3hrs 22m – 202m)

Movies watched by decade:
1910s – 0
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 0
‘50s – 0
‘60s – 2
‘70s – 8
‘80s – 1
‘90s – 4
‘00s – 2
2010s – 4
2020 – 4

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 5
DVD Collection – 3
Blu-ray Collection – 7
4K Blu-ray collection – 0
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 4
Amazon Prime – 3
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Legit Stream – 0
Disney+ – 2
Pirates – 1

Genres:
Action – 6
Animated – 1
Comedy – 4
Comic Book – 0
Concert – 1
Crime – 4
Documentaries – 0
Dramas – 7
Fantasy – 0
Film Noir – 0
Horror – 0
Holiday – 0
Kung Fu – 0
Musical – 0
Science Fiction – 1
Thriller – 1
War – 0
Western – 0

Baseball time!
These are the “batting stats” compiled for the FIRST TIME watches.  I give each movie a rating out of 5.  4.5 and up are home runs, 4s to 2.5s are hits, 2 and lower are field outs, an 0.5 (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:  13/17 – .765 (Last month: .940)
Home Runs: 3 – Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Women at War, AC/DC: Live at the Circus Krone
Strikeouts: 0

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Awards
The Movie More People Should See:
Woman At War
Most Fun First Time Watch: Booksmart
Most Fun Re-watch: Live And Let Die
Most Forgettable: Sneakers
Better Than I Remembered: NA
Not As Good As I Remembered:
Diamonds Are Forever
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: Tron
Best performance: I was impressed by the ladies this month. Francis McDormand is quite good in Nomadland, The two young ladies in Booksmart had me in stiches, Diana Rigg was great in both The Hospital and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and finally Esther Anderson in A Warm December had some solid scenes. But I gotta say, Radha Blank in The 40 Year Old Version is probably set to win some awards.
Most Pleasant Surprise: The 40 Year Old Version
Most Disappointing Movie:  Tron
Three Movies I hope to never see again: The Last Boy Scout, Submerged , Hard Core Logo
Best Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Bonus Coverage!

I was taking a look at my all time stats since I started keeping track on letterbxd and there is an alarming trend!

Where is the diversity at? Only 3 POC and one lady! I got to get on that. Don’t even look at the directors… or do…

Jackie Chan is sticking out like a sore thumb here!

Anyway, I hope I don’t loose my Canadian Citizen ship for not enjoying Hard Core Logo!

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          1. Lol. When we first started the film, I wondered why it took me this long to see this movie considering I used to go see the Headstones live. I have to say I was disappointed.

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      1. I think I will actually, trying to get alot of movies in me this year.
        I don’t really know how to figure out the batting average thing despite looking it up though. Haha

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  1. I watched Training Day last night. Such a great movie. Hard Core Logo was a a good watch. But like Mikey its has been a few years since I watched it though. I’ll forward this to Hugh Dillon. lol

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    1. Love Dan Aykroyd and he is hardly in the film. He might have 20 lines. I think he just wanted a short gig and work with Redford/Poitier. I think the shirt you are referring to is mostly covered by a jacket.

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  2. I should try the Letterboxd premium just to see my stats. I’m up to over 1,100 films logged on there. Should be some interesting stuff.

    And shame on you for the lack of diversity! People higher up on the SJW scale than me are on their way to cancel your blog and your disgusting state of white-male cisgender hetero-normative privilege. And you can never apologize because no one who dares question the woke narrative deserves forgiveness! Yes that’s right! We want you to change, but don’t provide you the opportunity, we only hate you for your views, sex, race, and privilege, but that isn’t racist or sexist because you, as a white man, are personally responsible for all the misdeeds of other white men. If you try to deny that, it’s your privilege blinding you, not a clear instance of hypocrisy on our part for generalizing an entire race/gender.

    If you try to argue with us using trivial little things called “facts”, we’ll shut you down by calling you a misinformed bigot, and we don’t argue with those people. It has nothing to do with our mental weakness, or lack of emotional maturity. This is almost as bad as when Stephen King said he wouldn’t vote for a movie to receive an Oscar based on anything but its objective quality! That race didn’t play a factor for him at all! What a backwards man! We’d rather he voted based on the color of the director’s skin, or their chromosomes, rather than the quality of their work, so long as the color isn’t white, and the chromosomes aren’t XY. It’s not condescending or madness to award someone something they don’t deserve because of physical characteristics they have no control over instead of the art which is meant to be highlighted! It’s equality! Anyone who thinks differently needs to be educated! Read our biased links of emotional sensationalism and give into the narrative, or we’ll destroy you and your career!

    We’re truly the tolerant ones!

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    1. I don’t know if I can recommend the app.
      19 moose bucks for just a year, and the only extra you get is stats. What you get with the free version is remarkable..

      And I thank you for your tolerance, lol. I have no idea where I am on the SJW scale and I don’t really care. I was just surprised to see a bunch of old white dudes starting back at me.

      There are always extremes on both sides of every issue. I usually find the truth to be somewhere in the middle. What minorities are saying is they have had fewer opportunities in Hollywood. Award nominations help open doors for those opportunities. But they can’t get nominated because the people making those decisions are choosing films that speak to them. I can see how that can be frustrating.

      It is the old Monopoly game analogy. You and your friends have been playing for an hours. Then someone new comes along and say they want to play too, so you give them $200 and a token to start just like you did. That’s fair, right? But they don’t have a chance because the properties are already sold with hotels on them.

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      1. Yeah, I saw it was $19 later. No way in hell.

        I understand what they were saying in that they felt like they didn’t have as many opportunities, but them attacking King for making a statement for equal opportunity instead of equal outcome was absurd.

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        1. It was not OK at attack King, but I think it was OK to ask him to clarify. Which he did do…

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stephen-king-oped-the-oscars-are-rigged-for-white-people/2020/01/27/ad29c4e8-407c-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html

          He does admit that how his statement was for an ideal world which we don’t live in. He got bit for trying make a short, punchy statement about a complex idea. People who don’t agree will attempt to do the same back. That’s Twitter for you.

          Personally, I have never rated a movie higher because minorities were involved. So, I can see what King was trying to say. I can also see that most of what I’m exposed to is work done by white males. That is the majority of what Hollywood makes and promotes. So, I can see what Ava DuVernay was getting at. Like I said, the truth is always in the middle.

          On a side note, King is my favourite author.
          Currently reading “It”. Almost finished it too!

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          1. I think you’d need to do blow to make it through The Stand, since I think that’s what fueled King’s writing it.

            I always joked that’s why his books always ended so quickly. He ran out of coke, and therefore steam, and then wrapped it up.

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    1. I watched Steven Segal’s “Submerged” right before the Godfather films. After that experience, any film that I could see and hear properly for at least two hours will earn at least 1 star from me. The extra star is for being smart enough to add Eli Wallach to the cast.

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        1. Sarah really liked it and I enjoyed the album as a kid. To me, the film was just OK, but I don’t think I’m the best judge of ones catered to kids. It seems like the only ones I like are the Pixars ones.

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              1. And the music for the married life scene captures the mood perfectly. From happy married life, to their struggles, and Ellie’s death. Another prime example of how good music is crucial for the film.

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  3. Now now, Kevin… The Godfather III is a 3.5. At least. Don’t get me started on Submerged. You know I’m a 7th-dan in Seagalogy, aye? That’s a remarkable film for a few reasons. Not least the fact that the Uruguayan government considered legal action because of the way the country was depicted. Plus the fact that it’s basically an Ed Wood-like script and a pasted together movie. Tremendous.

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    1. Sorry, J. Submerged is possible the worst movie I have ever sat through. Even the image post processing was terrible. I could hardly see what was happening. The back stage stuff was certainly better than the “film” itself.

      My “2” rating for the Godfather III was too forgiving. I was still traumatized by Submerged. Every movie doesn’t seem so bad after that experience.

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      1. Haha. Man, you have not seen nearly enough Seagal movies. Trust me, that’s not the worst movie you’ll find. But the wonder about movies like that is the other stuff. The behind the scenes stuff and the fact that the story was changed after filming, so I think about half of Seagal’s dialogue is replaced (by someone else!)

        I’m gonna stick up for Godfather III. Definitely better than many would have you believe… not without its faults, but I think it’s unfairly judged due to the shift in tone and the quality of its two prequels (and some of the acting – I’m looking at you Sofia Coppola).

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        1. OK, you woke the beast, lol. I have no idea how others have judged it, but I legit did not enjoy GF3. I’ll give you my Nigel Tufnel top 11 reasons why. They might be in order:

          1) The love story between 1st cousins. Ew, gross. I can’t get behind that. Plus, zero chemistry between the two.
          2) The ending. It would have been and effective one if Micheal’s goal was to not die alone or something. And then he does. But it was nothing. Like a footnote. Lame.
          3) Vincent is a hothead. Worst temper than his Dad. He did nothing to prove himself other than get out of the jam in his apartment, which Michael never saw. I don’t see how Micheal could leave his business in his hands.
          4) The elite assassin who doesn’t care about being caught or killed, as long as he kills Michael. I mean, he is going to shoot him in a theatre? With a bunch of guards hanging around? So when that doesn’t work, he makes an attempt in front of a bunch of witnesses on the stairs? What was his getaway plan? Made no sense to me. Meanwhile, Connie gets the job done with some Canolis.
          5) Sofia Coppala’s acting.
          6) Pacino’s acting. It was as if he watched all of the parodies of himself over the years and copied that.
          7) George Hamilton had me missing Tom, biggly.
          8) I don’t understand why Micheal is trying to go legit. He has no reason to. His son is going to be a singer, his daughter is not going into the buisness. He is making money hand over fist with little consequence. His trouble doesn’t start until he attempts to get out. Makes no sense to me.
          9) I found the Archbiship story to be bland.
          10) I did not find Joey Zasa to be threatening.
          Micheal has repeatly handled his kind before.
          11) The film takes place in 1979 but everyone dresses like they are in 1989.

          I could probably do a top 21, but that might be overkill, lol

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          1. Haha! Brilliant… I love this. There’s a lot there to get into, man and there’s a lot I wouldn’t disagree with (perhaps we should do a post about Godfather III?)

            I will say that Michael’s motivation for going legit has always been there. Whether or not he’s lost his family isn’t really important – it’s Michael. The weight of his sins, etc. Also, I think Pacino knew what he was doing – as much as there’s the big grand gestures and stage Pacino, etc. there’s a lot of subtle moments. I cannae fault him. Coppola, though. There’s no excuses for that.

            I’m not saying that the movie isn’t flawed, but I think it works as it was intended. It was always Michael’s story. His rise after his reluctance and how he wasn’t really for that life. He’s been looking for redemption and love. He’s done. Broken. He thinks he’s getting something to hold onto… and then the ending. It’s fitting that he’s alone, but I never liked him falling off the chair.

            I’ll leave it there… but I’m serious about a Godfather III discussion.

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    1. Nothing wrong with a good action movie! Sarah and I both enjoy some cheesy Arnie or Sly from time to time. I just felt bad for the characters in HCL. They all seemed so pathetic.

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        1. I have been moved by a depressing story but I need to connect with any of the characters in some way for it to work. I wanted my time with these people to be over with after about 20 minutes. It not really my kind of thing, I guess.

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  4. I would like to give The Hospital a try.

    I read IT a while back and really liked it. I felt more dislike for the Bowers than I did for Pennywise in a way. You feel like you know the town of Derry.

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    1. I’m still with the kids/grownups in the sewers. Henry is breathing down their necks. But, yeah, I haven’t seen the clown in a while..

      The Hospital is different in a good way. I feel like evey quirky hospital drama on TV owes it something and it has Paddy Chayefsky’s style.

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