Screen Time: September 2014

600full-true-romance-photoWelcome to the September 2014 edition of Screen Time, which covers and documents the films I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

Highlights:                            What has stood out for me this month.

Cinema Screenings:             First time watches I have seen in the cinema.

Couch Screenings:                First time watches at home.

Rewatches:                            Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.

TV Shows:                              Any TV shows I’m currently bingeing on.

Score Sheet:                          The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how September shook down.


September was another strong month with 20 first time watches (nine in the cinema) compared with just the eight rewatches.   It’s good to see I am keeping on the right side of this equation.

Highlights in the cinema were Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 year opus on the difficulty of growing pains and What We Do In The Shadows, which The Popcorn Junkie referred to as ‘does for vampires what This Is Spinal Tap did for rock bands’ and I couldn’t have said it better myself; you simply won’t see a funnier film in the cinema this year.

Couch highlights were Frank, where Michael Fassbender proves it’s not all just about his eyes and They Came Together, in which Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler poke fun at rom coms, it doesn’t all work but when it does, its achingly funny.

Managed to get two more knocked of the Hitch list (The 39 Steps and Stage Fright), which I think my have taken me into slight lead over Tim at Beer Movie. Tim is claiming to be distracted by upcoming matters of the heart, but I expect him to come back stronger next month. My current standing is 17 down, 39 to go.

Here’s the tale of the tape for September:

Cinema Screenings (9)
Magic in the Moonlight
Night Moves
Wish I Was Here
The Maze Runner
What We Do In The Shadows
The Boxtrolls
Planes: Fire and Rescue
The Equaliser
Couch Screenings (11)
The Armstrong Lie
Draft Day
They Came Together
All This Mayhem
The 39 Steps
Stage Fright
Hateship Loveship
The Iron Giant
Out of the Furnace
Rewatches (8)
The Spectacular Now
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Only Lovers Left Alive
Back to the Future
Sin City

TV Shows

Still plodding through Parks and Recreation, but with 24 episodes in each season, I am beginning to hit the wall.


2014 Score Sheet
Cinema Screenings – 55
Couch Screenings – 78
Total (new films) – 133
Re-watches – 65
2014 Total film count – 198

3 thoughts on “Screen Time: September 2014

  1. My matters of the heart are done and dusted. This grizzled old husband is going to go on a Hitchcock spree.

    You need to do a letterboxd list of the Hitch films you have seen (I know you have one of all of them) so I can track my competition better.

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