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The Month in Movies: November 2013

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.

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  • Total Viewings: 14
  • First Viewings: 9
  • Theater Viewings: 2

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Double Feature: Recount (2008) & Game Change (2012)

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I’m not a political person at all. I feel like politics are the world’s most successful reality show, wherein the media distributes ultimately meaningless drama to a mass audience that willfully accepts the bastardization of important issues. Political debates have devolved into competitions where the goal is to discredit your opponent rather than espouse your own ideals and solutions. The nature of political discourse is so off-putting to me that it’s easy to see why I stick to television and movies.

But given the sheer importance of politics in our society, the toxic wasteland of vitriolic rhetoric often yields truly compelling stories. The 2000 presidential election left the entire nation in rapt suspense as we spent weeks unsure of who our next president would be. Likewise, the 2008 presidential campaign was as deeply historic as it was fiercely fought. Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: The Truman Show (1998)

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Release Date: June 5th, 1998

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Andrew Niccol

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The Month in Movies: March 2013

I’ve been keeping track of my movie watching for longer than I care to admit and March 2013 was my third consecutive “best month on record” in terms of the amount of movies I watched. Below are some numbers and a bunch of words. Enjoy.

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