This week Matt, Tiny, and Mike share their thoughts on Captain America: Civil War and end up gushing over it for an extended period of time. For potpourri, Mike dips his toes in DC’s animated features with Son of Batman, Tiny talks about a solar energy documentary called Catching the Sun, and Matt closes out the podcast with his thoughts on rediscovering his love of The Simpsons. Continue reading →
April was a surprisingly disappointing month. Maybe this is becoming the norm for me? I can’t account for why I’ve watched so few movies or why I feel like I should shoot for a minimum of 30 a month, apparently. Luckily I managed to spend considerably less money than usual. So that’s something.
I had a mediocre movie-watching month last month. But that’s secondary to the fact that I have eviscerated my previous movie-watching numbers. With a few weeks left in 2013, I have already had the best year in terms of movies watched since I started tracking my viewing habits in 2007.
Check back in the new year for my final stats. As for now, here is a breakdown of the best and worst of the movies I viewed in the penultimate month of 2013. As always, don’t forget to follow me and the blog around the internet with the links below.
r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 003 - Alfonso Cuarón Y Tú Mama También is a deeply moving film that I wasn't entirely prepared to be hit so hard by. It's been a blindspot of mine since its release in 2001 and I regret not watching it much sooner. But at the same time I'm relieved to have experienced this movie now, when I'm 32 years old. […]
I will say up front that I have a lot of respect for Clint Eastwood as a filmmaker. The man is 88 years old and still at it. Even though I don't always like his films, it's still impressive to see him work so hard. The Mule is a fine movie. I'd even say it's a pretty damn good movie. Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a horticulturist who never m […]
r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 002 - No Christmas For You Spurred by jealousy upon learning of thoughts his wife has had of other men, Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) spirals into a macabre sexual underworld and starts to grow paranoid that he's uncovered something truly dangerous. Eyes Wide Shut is the final film Stanley Kubrick made before his death i […]
When I first saw the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I was kind of lukewarm on it. The animation style looked unique but seemed kind of antithetical to the smooth webslinging of Spider-Man. Man, was I ever off the mark. It kind of shocks me that this is the 7th Spider-Man movie we've gotten since Sm Raimi's 2002 movie. And while I ha […]
Mandy is a pretty wild ride of a movie. It has an 80s grindhouse film aesthetic to it that works really well alongside the extremely visceral violence throughout it. It's one of the best performances from Nic Cage that I've seen in years. However, that could be due to the fact that he really doesn't speak that much throughout the movie. The fi […]