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) Boyhood 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 Chef Draft Day They Came Together All This Mayhem Frank 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 Smashed Her Zodiac
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