(Please read my MR (Movies Resolution) article to find out more about this)
I don’t know about you, but the first month of the year is the craziest for me. In the midst of the holiday whirlwind I found myself watching far more movies then I expected. To my surprise I watched 17 films this month. Before this month the most movies I had seen in a single month was four or five.
A few days before January I moved in with my long time boyfriend. The apartment is within reasonable driving distance from his parent’s house. His grandfather was staying at his parent’s house for a month and we spent a great deal of time with them. There are not many activities a 92 year old can do, or would want to do, besides the race tracks, dining out, smoking cigars with a nice whiskey, and watching movies. I watched roughly half of these with my boyfriend’s family, a quarter with friends and the rest with my significant other.
Due to the volume and time it would take to write out my thoughts for each film I will list them instead. As I am not going into detail I will not place my personal rating. In parentheses I have written where or how I viewed the film.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (DVD)
Hateful Eight (Theater)
Pale Rider (DVD)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Theater)
The Revenant (Theater)
Anna Karenina (Netflix)
Shakespeare in Love (Netflix)
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (DVD)
The Crow (Netflix)
Hot Fuzz (Netflix)
The Aviator (Netflix)
Like Chocolate for Water (Netflix)
Turbo Kid (Netflix)
Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix)
The Terminator (Netflix)
The Naked Gun (Netflix)
Since I did not rate these films here are a few I would recommend seeing because they are underrated, surprisingly good, or a classic. Here they are in alphabetical order:
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Below in the comments please recommend movies for the month of February. If I ch0ose your movie I will be sure to thank you in my next article.
Until next time,
Update 02/02/16: My boyfriend pointed out that I missed two movies: Ink and Aeon Flux. If you have not seen Ink you need to. It is a very emotionally moving film with a great story. This brings my total number of films for the months of January to a staggering 19 movies. To my surprise I did not sprout seeing as I was a couch potato.