Tag Archives: Monthly Roundup

The Month in Movies: May 2014

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May was a bit of a return to form for me, as far as movies are concerned. I managed to get 30 viewings into the month and an astonishing (for me) 5 theater viewings.

Unfortunately for my bank account, it was also my most expensive month so far. Between the $157.52 and all the lost minute expenses I incurred for Indy PopCon at the end of the month, I really think I need to start budgeting my money more. I’ll worry about that on my own time. For now, let’s break down my month in movies. Continue reading

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The Month in Movies: April 2014

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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.

  • Total Viewings: 16
  • First Viewings: 8
  • Theater Viewings: 3
  • Money Spent on Movies/TV: $63.47 

Click here for a chronological list of the movies I watched in April.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of my money spent in April on movie and TV related expenses. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: March 2014

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I am the worst. I waited until the last day of April to post my breakdown of March’s movie viewing habits. April was a busy month, though. We are far past the procrastination stages of getting our table prepared for Indy PopCon. So much of my month has been devoted to planning for that.

If you are in the Indianapolis area on the weekend of May 30th – June 1st, come see us. We’ll have a bunch of free stuff to give away and we’ll have multiple opportunities for you to chat with us on the podcast!

For now, though, let’s get down to business. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: December 2013

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I closed out 2013 with a December that consisted of 20 viewings. Of those 20 viewings, only 8 were “first viewings” and 3 were trips to the theater. It was a pretty mellow way to close out the year. It was actually the opposite of 2012’s stats, where I watched any and every thing that I could.

Stay tuned to the blog and podcast for a rundown of not only my year in movies but also Mike and Tiny’s year. For now, here’s my rundown of the highs and lows of December 2013. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: Shocktober 2013

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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now.  I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.

I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.

It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: September 2013

I am really late with this but, alas, here is my breakdown of the movies I watched in September.

I had 11 viewings last month and was fully prepared to go on the defensive. I was going to talk about how the TV season really destroyed my chance of watching many movies, not to mention the additional time I put into getting the podcast out every week.

Then I looked through my records and, as it turns out, September 2013 was my best September on record. It’s not saying much considering it’s only 11 viewings. But I’m pleased. Read on for my analysis of the month. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: August 2013

August was a slow month for me when it comes to my movie watching. Historically speaking, it’s a slow month for me anyways. In years past I had the start of school drastically cutting back my numbers. Not to mention, I also have the beginning of the fall TV season to vie for my attention.

So August is always a slow month. However, this year I managed to squeeze in 17 movies. I would say that the absence of school in my life may have contributed to it, but this was my best August since 2008. I think 2008 may have actually been the last August I was in school. I’m not sure.

In any case, here are the best and worst of my movies watched in August 2013. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: June 2013

I had a pretty good June as far as movie-watching is concerned. I didn’t break any records (2008 – 25 viewings) but I did triple my numbers from last year’s paltry 6 viewings. I made good progress in my Bond set and managed some memorable theater viewings. All in all not a bad month. You can see the full chronological list of my June viewings here. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: May 2013

May was a disappointment for me in terms of the amount of movies I watched. It was the first month of 2013 that wasn’t a “record breaker.” My 20 viewings last month barely beat my 19 viewings in May 2012. But the month fell short of 2011’s 22 viewings. I didn’t even get a chance to watch a director’s work this month. In my defense, however, my month was dominated by television thanks to Netflix and the various season (and some series) finales that aired. I anticipate a better month in June. Hopefully. Anyway, let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading

The Month in Movies: April 2013

After consulting my movies watched lists from previous years, I’m happy to announce April 2013 was my best April since I start tracking my viewing habits in 2007. That makes it the 4th consecutive “best month” this year.

This time of year I usually get bogged down with TV shows wrapping up and, occasionally, nice weather. Despite that, this year I managed to get in 23 movies. That’s two more than my previous record of 21 in 2010 and a whopping sixteen more than last year’s 7 viewings.

Here’s how the month broke down for me: Continue reading

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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