MovieRob Monthly Roundup – May 2016


MovieRob’s mayHi All!

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

Mark Twain (2001) – 212  Min (if Miniseries count)

      • 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!

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!

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

for example:

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 derivativesummer@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Summer!

In addition, The Amazing Anna over at Film Grimoire and I have decided to host a joint blogathon in July, featuring movies that are 90 minutes or less! check out the details here:

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.

-Rob

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Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my movie index A-Z

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