Old 09-01-2013, 08:57 PM
The Month in Movies - August 2013

Number of First-Time Viewings (this month): 62
Number of First-Time Viewings (this year, so far): 276


The Act of Killing
High Sierra
The Petrified Forest
They Won't Forget
The Wrong Man
Carnal Knowledge
The Bad and the Beautiful
Night Across the Street
Out of the Past


The Pumpkin Eater
The Caine Mutiny
Short Term 12
The World's End
The Macomber Affair
China Seas
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
Johnny Eager
Museum Hours
Salt of the Earth
The Return of Frank James
The Prisoner of Zenda
Letter from an Unknown Woman
There's Always Tomorrow


The Left Hand of God
It Happened to Jane
Calamity Jane
Our Children
Soylent Green
Gunga Din
Lee Daniels' The Butler
The Blind Owl
The Grandmaster
Pocket Money
Stage Fright
National Velvet


We're the Millers
The Harder They Fall
The Valley of Decision
Until They Sail
Beat the Devil
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Lullaby of Broadway
Le Petit Poucet
Love Me or Leave Me
The Pagan
Broken City
Lucky Me
Tea for Two
A Hole in My Heart
The Spectacular Now


On Moonlight Bay
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Permanent Vacation
Kick-Ass 2
The Mad Miss Manton

Best: The Act of Killing
Worst: Trance

First Movie I Saw This Month: Hopscotch
Last Movie I Saw This Month: We're the Millers

Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - Carnal Knowledge
Best Actress: Émilie Dequenne - Our Children
Best Supporting Actor: Van Heflin - Johnny Eager
Best Supporting Actress: Janis Paige - Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock - The Wrong Man
Best Original Screenplay: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright - The World's End
Best Adapted Screenplay: Harold Pinter - The Pumpkin Eater
Biggest Surprise: Passion
Biggest Disappointment: The Spectacular Now
Most Fucked-Up Movie: A Hole in My Heart
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: Le Petit Poucet
Person/Character I Never Want to Meet: Jamesy MacArdley (Wallace Beery) - China Seas
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Christopher Mintz Plasse - Kick Ass 2
Ultimate WTF? Moment: Attempted "sexual harassment" - Passion
Best Scene: Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever) telling the story of the shark and the octopus - Short Term 12
Best Line: "So that was once a tree? Hmmm. Petrified forest, eh? Suitable haven for me. Well, perhaps that's what I'm destined to become, an interesting fossil for future study." - Alan Squier (Leslie Howard), The Petrified Forest
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: Letter from an Unknown Woman
Coolest Title: The Left Hand of God
Hottest Lady: Lana Turner - The Bad and the Beautiful
Oldest Movie Seen: The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:00 PM
Number of Films This Month: 51
Number of Films This Year: 449

Mon Oncle
Mississippi Mermaid
Le Sauvage
Love Me Tonight
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Kiss Me Kate
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Lust For Life
Apartment For Peggy
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
Ben-Hur (1925)
The Girl He Left Behind
Made in Paris
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Day For Night
Dangerous When Wet
Diamond Head
Love Me or Leave Me
This Above All
The Young Victoria
The Macomber Affair
The King's Thief
A Royal Scandal
The Girl
Tokyo Joe
Prozac Nation
Open Road
By Love Possessed
Music For Madame
After Sex
Butterfly On a Wheel
I Met My Love Again
Hotel Paradiso
Rich Man, Poor Girl
Dead Man Down
Now You See Me
The Cat and the Fiddle
The Lifeguard
Blue Steel (1934)
The Great Gatsby

The Best: Persona
The Worst: Blue Steel

First Film Seen This Month: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Last Film Seen This Month: A Royal Scandal

Best Actor: Jacques Tati, Mon Oncle
Best Actress: (tie) Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Persona
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn, Lust For Life
Best Supporting Actress: Pamela Franklin, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Best Director: Ingmar Bergman, Persona
Best Original Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman, Persona
Best Adapted Screenplay: Francois Truffaut, Mississippi Mermaid
Biggest Surprise: Dogtooth
Biggest Disappointment: The Great Gatsby
Most Fucked Up Movie: Dogtooth
I'm Pretty Sure No One Else Has Seen This: Blue Steel
Person I Never Want to Meet: any villain or protagonist from The Vengeance Trilogy
Why is He/She Still in Movies: Dave Franco, Now You See Me
Ultimate WTF Moment: (tie) the son kills a cat with pruning shears and the older daughter knocks out her tooth with a dumbbell, Dogtooth
Best Scene: (tie) any of Jacques Tati's gags, Mon Oncle and the climactic confrontation, Persona
Best Line: Princess Jeanette (Jeanette MacDonald): What are you doing now?
Maurice Courtelin (Maurice Chevalier) : I'm thinking. I'm thinking of you without these clothes.
Princess Jeanette: Open your eyes at once!
Maurice Courtelin: Oh no, pardon madam. With different clothes. Smart clothes.
Movie I Finally Got to See: Mon Oncle
Coolest Title: Prozac Nation
Hottest Lady: (tie) Kristen Bell, The Lifeguard and Catherine Deneuve, Le Sauvage
Oldest Movie Seen: The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

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