In continuing with this feature, here is a quick roundup on my reviews of this past month – this is a way you can possibly catch up on reviews or announcements that you perhaps missed.
So here it is:
- Number of Movies reviewed – 70 (click here to see all of May’s Reviews)
- Number of new movies viewed for the first time – 45
How I rated the movies this month:
- Oscar Worthy – 18
- Globe Worthy – 30
- BAFTA Worthy – 17
- Razzie Worthy – 5
- Number of Encore Reviews – 3
- Longest Movie watched – Captain America: Civil War (2016) – 147 Min
Mark Twain (2001) – 212 Min (if Miniseries count)
- Shortest Movie watched – The Dam Keeper (2014) 18 Min
- Worst (or dumbest) movie watched this month
- Purple Rain (1984)
I started a new series last month called Did They Get it Right? where each day I posted a new year of Oscar nominees for a category and analyzed the choices. I started with The Best Original Song Category and have already posted 36 different years. I’ll be continuing with a new category sometime this coming month.
Let me know what you think of this series!
- Genre Grandeur Reviews (Adventure Movies) – 1o
In addition to Genre Grandeur, I run a feature called Genre Guesstimation where I review other movies in the monthly GG in order to see whether I think they deserve to be part of my favorites in the given genre!
- Genre Guesstimation Reviews – 6 (0 Genre Grandeur Worthy)
BTW, next month’s Genre has been chosen by Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms She has chosen quite a unique genre and we will be reviewing our favorite Derivative Work Movies.
Here’s Summer to explain her choice:
Basically it is anything based or inspired by pre-existing source
Amelie takes its relationships from the Luncheon of the Boating Party
The Magnificent Seven is borrowed from the Seven Samurai
Sunday in the Park with George is based on painting by George Seurat
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is loosely based on Hamlet
My Own Private Idaho borrows from Henry the IV
Cosi is about a director directing the musical Cosi Fan Tutti
Pride Prejudice and Zombies borrows from Pride and Prejudice
Clueless borrows from the novel Emma
Monty Python and the Holy Grail borrows from the Arthurian Legend
Basically a film that borrows from pre-existing source but reinvents the source material into something else
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of June by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Summer!
Looking forward to seeing what you all have in mind!
Thanks again to everyone who participated last month in my Blogiversary challenge. In May, I reviewed all 12 movies that the participants “forced’ me to watch.
It was a lot of fun
Thanks again to one and all for your participation in all that I do here on this site! Without you all, I wouldn’t be able to accomplish all that I have been able to over the past few years.
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