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.
- Total Viewings: 14
- First Viewings: 9
- Theater Viewings: 2
Posted in Monthly Roundup, Movies
Tagged A Haunted House, Anna kendrick, Apollo 13, Assassination, Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Crystal, Captain America, Chris Hemsworth, Drinking Buddies, Ed Harris, Gary Sinese, Google, History on the Screen, Improvisation, Improvised, Jake Johnson, James Badge Dale, JFK, JFK assassination, Joe Swanberg, John Goodman, kat Dennings, Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Marlon Wayans, Monsters Inc., monsters University, Natalie Portman, olivia wilde, Owen Wilson, Parkland, pixar, Ron Howard, ron livingston, Scary Movie 5, space movies, The American Film Company, The Internship, Thor: The Dark World, Tom Hanks, Tragedy on the Screen, Vince Vaughn, Wayans brothers, Wedding Crashers, Wedding Crashers 2, Zac Efron
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Director: Bryan Singer
Written By: Simon Kinberg (screenplay and story), Matthew Vaughn (story) & Jane Goldman (story)
This summer the two studios which own rights to Marvel characters and aren’t named Marvel will duke it out at the box office. Sony will release the hotly anticipated (and lately scrutinized) Amazing Spider-Man 2. Without a major Marvel studios release, the only competition for Amazing 2 will be Bryan Singer’s return to the helm of the X-Men franchise in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Early excitement would indicate DoFP is the more likely to win the superhero box office battle this summer.
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Posted in Mike White, Movies, Obsessive Friends, Trailer Tuesday
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Here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, released a little early on account of the Thanksgiving holiday! This one was one of my favorite episodes to record. We had a really great discussion about a ton of different movies and how they depicted real world tragedy in movies.
As I mention in the intro, make sure you guys check out our friends at The Nerds You’re Looking For Podcast as well as the Intermission Podcast.
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Tagged 12 Years a Slave, 9/11, @midnight, Abraham Zapruder, Adam Sandler, Adolf Hitler, Allen Coulter, Assassination, at midnight, Auschwitz, BART Shooting, Ben Kingsley, Billy Bob Thornton, black Friday, Boardwalk Empire, book, Cafe Mom, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Cooper, Chris Hardwick, Comedy Central, concentration camp, Craigs list, Dallas, Dealey Plaza, Don Cheadle, Donald Sutherland, Elie Wiesel, Emilie De Ravin, Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, Forbes, Fruitvale Station, GQ, historical accuracy, history, Hitler, Holocaust, House of Cards, Hunger, Jada Pinket Smith, James Badge Dale, JFK, Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael Key, Key and Peele, Krakow, Liam Neeson, Liv Tyler, Marcia Gay Harden, Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Fassbender, Michael Pena, Mike Bender, Nazis, Nazism, Nerdist, Night, Night by Elie Wiesel, Obsessive Viewer, Octavia Spencer, Oliver Stone, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, Oscar Grant, Oskar Schindler, Parkland, Paul Feig, Paul Giamatti, Paul Greengrass, Pearl Harbor, Peter Landesman, Poland, Ralph Fiennes, Remember Me, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, ron livingston, Ryan Coogler, Sandra Bullock, Schindler's List, Shame, Silent Night, Silent Night Deadly Night, Steve McQueen, steven spielberg, terrorist, Thanksgiving, The American Film Company, The Conspirator, The Heat, Thor: The Dark World, Titanic, Tom Hanks, Tom welling, Tosh.0, Tragedy, United 93, World Trade Center, World War II, Zac Efron, Zefron
Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!
Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad
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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”
Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.
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