Archive for April, 2019

2019: The Year in Reviews (Part I)

I was really interested to see how this part of the year turned out. Last year was insane. I barely watched movies for the first two months of the year, then somehow managed to get to 100 movies by the time we finished April. This year, it went about as it usually does — I spend most of January finishing off the last of the previous year’s movies, writing up Oscar stuff and not really watching much of anything. Then about third/fourth week, I start the new stuff. That’s about where we were this year. Though not on a particularly strong pace. I had a bunch of movies pile up as we got through Oscar season, and then I started watching stuff in earnest once it was over whenever I could. And yet, somehow…hit 100 movies over the weekend (and I’ve watched about that number in non 2019 films already too). I guess moral is, I’m still gonna do the same shit no matter what the situation.

This, as I’m sure we all know by now, is the first reviews article of the year. I’m writing everything from 2019 I’ve seen thus far. I left ratings for it all back in January and promptly forgot about them. I write up reviews now and will be promptly forgetting about them. Then I’ll write up the second third of the year in August, and then we’ll put up the final batch in December just before we do the year-end wrap up articles where I pull all this stuff together and go, “Huh… that was all pretty accurate.”

So here’s what I’ve got for 2019 so far: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “This never happened to the other fellow.” (50th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “If you’re blue / And you don’t know where to go to / Why don’t you go where fashion sits / Puttin’ on the Ritz” ♫ (45th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Password!” “Scrotum.” “So be it!” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “A guy can’t help being a German if he’s born a German, can he?” “Neither can a snake help being a rattlesnake if he’s born a rattlesnake! That don’t make him a nightingale! Get him out of here!” (75th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Did you do it?” “Yes.” “What did it cost?” “Everything.” (1st Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots…” “No capes!” “Isn’t that my decision?” “Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.” “Listen, E…” “November 15th of ’58! All was well, another day saved, when… his cape snagged on a missile fin!” “Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb…” “Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!” “E, you can’t generalize about these things…” “Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! No capes!” (15th Anniversary)