Horrorfest 2022 Presents: Creature with the Atom Brain (1955, Edward L. Cahn)


This is the first flick in the Cold War Creatures Sam Katzman boxset from Arrow Films Video that I bought at Barnes & Noble early this month. Creature with the Atom Brain is a dated 1950s sci-fi horror movie that I still enjoyed despite the movie being a very 1950s masculine driven affair. I didn’t know any of the actors however I thought many of them gave pretty reliable performances and the plot is wonderfully outrageous!

This all starts because a gangster wants revenge for being imprisoned and then deported to Europe. The mobster enlists a mad scientist to create for him an endless army of zombie atomic corpses that kill and are unstoppable by normal means. He even holds the entire state hostage when the intrepid local police try to stop his evil plans for revenge.

Creature with the Atom Brain has a quality moment when the hero realizes one of his own friends has been turned into a radioactive monster. For this and a rather goofy if entertaining finale, I find this movie to be a decent and watchable picture that’s above some of the other 1950s fare.

Music Log 2022


It’s that time again!

Top Albums Heard So Far:

  1. Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis
  3. After All (1969, YouTube), After All
  4. Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic
  5. Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant
  6. Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s
  7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books) Simon & Garfunkel
  8. Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver
  9. Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis
  10. Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard
  11. High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki
  12. Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin
  13. The Rick and Morty Soundtrack (2018, Barnes & Noble), Multiple Artists
  14. Desolation Angels (1979, Public Library), Bad Company
  15. Californication (1999, Public Library), Red Hot Chili Peppers
  16. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (1993, Public Library), The Cranberries

January:

  1. True: Avicii by Avicii, Avicii (2014, Public Library)-5.5
  2. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, Ben Folds Five (2012, Public Library)-9.0
  3. Electriclarryland, Butthole Surfers (1996, Public Library)-7.0
  4. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (1984/2016 re-release extra edition, Public Library-9.5
  5. Bottle It In, Kurt Vile (2018, Public Library)-9.5
  6. Filoxiny, Skinshape (2018, YouTube)-9.5
  7. Night Drive, Timecop1983 (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  8. VHS, CASTLEBEAT (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  9. Closer To Grey, Chromatics (2019, YouTube)-8.5
  10. Dawn FM (2022, YouTube), The Weeknd-9.5
  11. Mild Orange, Mild Orange (2020, YouTube)-9.5
  12. Jam Session, Charlie Parker (1952, YouTube)-9.0
  13. Miles Davis Meets Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954, YouTube)-9.5
  14. Dorthy Ashby in a Minor Groove (1958, YouTube), Dorthy Ashby-9.0
  15. My Favorite Things (1961, YouTube), John Coltrane-9.0

February:

  1. (16) Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)-10.0
  2. (17) Dreams, Gabor Szabo (1968, YouTube)-9.0
  3. (18) Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis-10.0
  4. (19) Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964, Barnes & Noble), Simon & Garfunkel-9.0
  5. (20) Rocky Mountain High (1972, Barnes & Noble), John Denver-9.5
  6. (21) After All (1969, YouTube), After All-10.0
  7. (22) Afreaka! (1970, YouTube), Demon Fuzz-9.0
  8. (23) Atom Heart Mother (1970, YouTube), Pink Floyd-9.5
  9. (24) Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic-10.0
  10. (25) Paesaggi (1971, YouTube), Piero Umiliani-9.5
  11. (26) Halcyon Days (2013, Public Library), Ellie Goulding-8.5

March:

  1. (27) Dreams of Impossibilities (1972, YouTube), Warm Dust-9.0
  2. (28) Ethiopian Knights (1972, YouTube), Donald Byrd-7.0.
  3. (29) Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant-10.0
  4. (30) Natural Affair (2019, Public Library), The Growlers-7.5
  5. (31) When You See Yourself (2021, Public Library), Kings of Leon-6.5
  6. (32) Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s-10.0
  7. (33) Green Balloon (2019, Public Library), Tank and the Bangas-9.0
  8. (34) Paradise (2016, Public Library), White Lung-8.0
  9. (35) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books) Simon & Garfunkel-10.0
  10. (36) No Need to Argue (1994, Public Library), The Cranberries-9.0
  11. (37) Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver-10.0
  12. (38) Talking Dreams (2013, Public Library), Echosmith-8.0

April:

  1. (39) Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970, Public Library), Emerson, Lake & Palmer-7.5
  2. (40) Sob Rock (2021, Public Library), John Mayer-8.5
  3. (41) Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis-10.0
  4. (42) Taylor Swift (2006, Public Library), Taylor Swift-9.0
  5. (43) The Tractors (1994, Public Library), The Tractors-6.5
  6. (44) Mind over Matter (2014, Public Library), Young the Giant-9.0
  7. (45) Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard-10.0
  8. (46) Thrust (1974, YouTube), Herbie Hancock-9.5
  9. (47) Alleycat (1975, YouTube), Nucleus-8.5
  10. (48) High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki-10.0
  11. (49) Juice (1976, YouTube), Ryo Kawasaki-9.5
  12. (50) Tattoo You (1981, Public Library), The Rolling Stones-9.5
  13. (51) Walk The Moon (2012, Public Library), Walk The Moon-3.0
  14. (52) Pacific Daydream (2017, Public Library), Weezer-7.5

May:

  1. (53) Yardbirds ’68 (1968, Public Library), The Yardbirds-8.0
  2. (54) Pharaoh (1977, YouTube), Pharoah Sanders-9.0
  3. (55) Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin-10.0
  4. (56) Everything Is Wrong (1995, Half-Price Books), Moby-9.0
  5. (57) Live At Reeding (2009/1992, Half-Price Books), Nirvana-9.5
  6. (58) Kimono My House (1974, YouTube), Sparks-9.5
  7. (59) Suicide (1977, YouTube), Suicide-9.5
  8. (60) We’re Only In It For The Money (1968, Public Library), Frank Zappa-7.5
  9. (61) Dropout Boogie (2022, Target), The Black Keys-9.5
  10. (62) The Pavillion of Dreams (1978, YouTube), Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Continue reading “Music Log 2022”

Music Log 2021


Back in style and free form this time…

Top Albums of the Year:

1. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye (Public Library)
2. The Party’s Over, Talk Talk (YouTube)
3. The Band, The Band (Public Library)
4. I Against I, Bad Brains (Public Library)
5. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins (Public Library)
6. People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest (Public Library)
7. Spin, Spin (YouTube)
8. Here Comes Everybody, The Wake (YouTube)
9. Call the Doctor, Sleater-Kinney (Half-Price Books)
10. The Pretender, Jackson Browne (Public Library)
11. Carnaval, Spyro Gyra (YouTube)

1. Funky Stuff, Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media-9.5 *YouTube*
2. Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Death-8.5 *YouTube*
3. Spin, Spin-10.0 *YouTube*
4. Short Trip To Space, Tropea-9.5 *YouTube*
5. Wildflower, Herb Ellis & Remo Palmier-9.0 *YouTube*
6. Carnaval, Spyro Gyra-10.0 *YouTube*
7. Everyday Life, Coldplay-7.5 *Public Library*
8. Abandoned Luncheonette, Hall & Oats-9.0 *Barnes & Noble*
9. Reputation, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Public Library*
10. The Slow Rush, Tame Impala-9.5 *Public Library*

11. It Is What It Is9.0, Thundercat *Public Library*
12. Adolescents, Adolescents-8.0 *YouTube*
13. We Will Always Love You, The Avalanches-9.5 *Public Library*
14. Vibes & Days, Vacation-9.0 *YouTube*
15. Heartbeat City, The Cars-9.5 *Public Library*
16. Christopher Cross, Christopher Cross-9.0 *Public Library*
17. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill-8.5 *Public Library*
18. Lover, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Public Library*
19. Time Further Out, Dave Brubeck-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
20. Germfree Adolescents, X-Ray Spex-9.5 *YouTube*

21. Eldorado, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
22. Tidal, Fiona Apple-9.0 *Public Library*
23. Take Care, Drake-8.0 *Public Library*
24. Ella and Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong-9.5 *Public Library*
25. Empyrean Isles, Herbie Hancock-10.0 *Public Library*
26. Folklore, Taylor Swift-9.5 *Public Library*
27. Play Deep, The Outfield-9.0 *Half-Price Books*
28. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins-10.0 *Public Library*
29. Power Metal (Demo), Metallica-9.0 *YouTube*
30. Call the Doctor, Sleater-Kinney-10.0 *Half-Price Books*

31. The Party’s Over, Talk Talk-10.0 *YouTube*
32. From a Room: Vol 2, Chris Stapleton-8.0 *Public Library*
33. Way Out West, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives-7.5 *Public Library*
34. Fearless, Taylor Swift-8.0 *Public Library*
35. Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt-9.5 *Public Library*
36. Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick-9.5 *Half-Price Books*
37. Highly Evolved, The Vines-8.5 *Half-Price Books*
38. Silverado Soundtrack Suite, Bruce Broughton-9.0 *YouTube*
39. I Against I, Bad Brains-10.0 *Public Library
40. Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus-8.5 *Public Library*

41. Montrose, Montrose-8.5 *Public Library*
42. Here Comes Everybody, The Wake-10.0 *YouTube*
43. Red, Taylor Swift-8.0 *Public Library*
44. Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend-8.5 *Public Library*
45. Whipped Cream & Other Delights, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-7.0 *Public Library*
46. Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes-8.5 *Half-Price Books*
47. Face The Music, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
48. Glass Houses, Billy Joel-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
49. Push the Sky Away, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.0 *Public Library*
50. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus-9.5 *Public Library*

51. Megalithic Symphony, AWOLNATION-7.0 *Public Library*
52. Without a Sound, Dinosaur Jr.-9.0 *Public Library*
53. On the Border, Eagles-9.5 *Public Library*
54. What Does Anything Mean? Basically, The Chameleons-9.5 *YouTube*
55. Time, Electric Light Orchestra-9.0 *Public Library*
56. Junk, M83-9.0 *Public Library*
57. Paper Money, Montrose-9.0 *Public Library*
58. Bookends, Simon & Garfunkel-9.5 *Public Library*
59. Wild Planet, The B-52’s-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
60. Nilsson Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson-9.5 *Barnes & Noble

61. The Band, The Band-10.0 *Public Library*
62. John Denver’s Greatest Hits, John Denver-9.0 *Borrowed*
63. Spiderland, Slint-9.5 *YouTube*
64. Delta Kream, The Black Keys-9.0 *Public Library*
65. Henry’s Dream, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.0 *Public Library*
66. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye-10.0 *Public Library*
67. Off The Wall, Michael Jackson-9.5 *Public Library*
68. Passover, The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
69. Directions to See a Ghost, The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
70. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.5 *Public Library*

71. The Pretender, Jackson Browne-10.0 *Public Library*
72. Dangerous, Michael Jackson-9.0 *Public Library*
73. Imploding the Mirage, The Killers-7.5 *Public Library*
74. Phosphene Dream The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
75. Speak Now, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Borrowed*
76. The Soft Moon, The Soft Moon-8.5 *YouTube*
77. Zeros, The Soft Moon-9.0 *YouTube*
78. People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest-10.0 *Public Library*
79. Mr. Bojangles, Jerry Jeff Walker-8.5 *Borrowed*
80. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan-9.5 *Public Library*

81. Hell Or High Water Motion Picture Soundtrack, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis-9.0 *Public Library*
82. Not Too Late, Norah Jones-8.0 *Public Library*
83. Evermore, Taylor Swift-8.5 *Public Library*
84. Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Stevie Wonder-9.0 *Public Library*
85. Ace of Spades, Motörhead-9.5 *Public Library*
86. Saturday the 14th, Partner-6.5 *Public Library*
87. Elliot Smith, Elliot Smith-9.0 *Public Library*
88. Bone Machine, Tom Waits-8.5 *Public Library*
89. Beauty Behind the Madness, Weeknd-9.0 *Public Library*
90. Chemtrails over the Country Club, Lana Del Rey-9.0 *Public Library*

91. Tango In The Night, Fleetwood Mac-9.0 *Public Library*
92. Takin’ Off, Herbie Hancock-9.5 *Public Library*
93. Midnight Marauders, A Tribe Called Quest-9.5 *Public Library*
94. Bad As Me, Tom Waits-8.0 *Public Library*
95. The Iron Horse, The Sound Defects-9.0 *YouTube*
96. Nocturne, Wild Nothing-9.0 *YouTube*
97. The Best of Bond…James Bond, OST Various Artists-9.5 *Target*
98. Please Be Nice, Camping In Alaska-8.0 *YouTube*
99. Affects, Plastique Noir-9.0 *YouTube*
100. Shore, Fleet Foxes-9.0 *Public Library*

101. More Than Just a Dream, Fitz and the Tantrums-8.0 *Public Library*
102. Spirit in the Sky: The Best of Norman Greenbaum, Norman Greenbaum-8.5 *Public Library*
103. Maniac, Halsey-9.0 *Public Library*
104. Run, AWOLNATION-8.0 *Public Library*
105. Days of Thunder, The Midnight-9.5 *YouTube*
106. Hard Promises, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-9.0 *Public Library*
107. Strange Pleasures, Still Corners-9.0 *YouTube*
108. Northern Lights-Southern Cross, The Band-9.5 *Public Library*
109. Suddenly, Caribou-9.0 *Public Library*
110. Mingus Dynasty, Charles Mingus-9.0 *Public Library*

110. Dream Police, Cheap Trick-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
111. Toto IV, Toto-8.5 *Barnes & Noble*
112. Stranger Things S1 OST, Survive-8.5 *Public Library*
113. The World Within, Moderator-8.0 *YouTube*
114. It’s Immaterial, Black Marble-8.5 *YouTube*
115. Slow Air, Still Corners-9.5 *YouTube*

Music Log 2019


While I fell short of 100 albums last year, I still tried to expand my horizons a bit. This will continue in 2019. All albums are from my local public library unless indicated below.

January:

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1. Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock-9.0
2. The Spy Who Loved Me OST, Marvin Hamlisch-8.5
3. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield-10.0
4. Are You Serious, Andrew Bird-8.0
5. Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper-9.5
6. Idlewild South, The Allman Brothers Band-9.0
7. Wildflower, The Avalanches-9.0
8. Sabotage, Black Sabbath-9.5
9. Diamond Dogs, David Bowie-7.5, Barnes & Noble
10. Let’s Dance, David Bowie-9.0, Barnes & Noble
11. The Very Best of The Animals, The Animals-8.0
12. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Black Sabbath-9.0

February:

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13. The Clash (US Version), The Clash-9.0
14. Everyday, The Dave Matthews Band-8.5
15. Within The Realm of a Dying Sun, Dead Can Dance-8.0
16. Hotel California 40th Anniversary Edition, The Eagles-9.0
17. The Photo Album, Death Cab For Cutie-9.0, Half-Price Books
18. Donovan’s Greatest Hits, Donovan-8.0, Half-Price Books
19. So Tonight That I Might See, Mazzy Star-9.0, Half-Price Books
20. Heathen, David Bowie-9.0, You-Tube
21. Boston, Boston-9.0
22. Teens of Denial, Car Seat Headset-8.0
23. Thank You For Today, Death Cab For Cutie-9.0
24. The Soft Parade, The Doors-9.0
25. The Electric Light Orchestra II, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5
26. Shakedown Street, The Greatful Dead-10.0

March:

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27. The Black Album, Jay-Z-9.5
28. Escape, Journey-8.0
29. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks-9.5
30. Trans-Europe Express, Kraftwerk-9.5
31. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Hot Chili Peppers-6.5
32. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison-9.0
32. Groovin’ High, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band-9.0
33. Depression Cherry, Beach House-9.0 *Barnes & Noble
34. The Now Now, Gorillaz-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
35. Savage Young Dü, Hüsker Dü-8.5
36. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar-10.0
37. Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings-9.5
38. Piano & a Microphone 1983, Prince-9.0
39. 22, A Million, Bon Iver-6.5
40. Blues For Allah, The Greatful Dead-9.0
41. Through The Years: The Best of the Fray, The Fray-8.0
43. Turbo, Judas Priest-8.0
43. Bitter Rivals, Sleigh Bells *Half-Price Books-8.0
44. Easter, Patti Smith-9.0 *Half-Price Books

April:

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45. The Runaways, The Runaways-9.0
46. Queen of Noise, The Runaways-9.0
47. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins-8.5
48. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels OST, Various *Half-Price Books-9.5
49. Naked, The Talking Heads *Half-Price Books-9.0
50. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, The Cure-8.5
51. Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band-8.5
52. The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded, The Dictators-8.0
53. Oh, Mercy-Bob Dylan-9.0
54. Self-Portrait, Bob Dylan-9.5 *Half-Price Books
55. Away From The World, Dave Mathews Band-8.5
56. The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan-10.0
57. Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliot-8.0
58. Something To Tell You, Haim-8.0
59. Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest-9.0
60. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, The Rolling Stones-9.0

May:

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61. Seventeen Seconds, The Cure-9.0
62. Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier-9.0
63. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield-9.0
64. The White Stripes, The White Stripes-7.5
65. Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival-10.0 *Barnes & Noble
66. Tonight, David Bowie-8.5 *Barnes & Noble
67. Trouble, Ray Lamontagne-8.0

June:

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68. Do You Want More?, The Roots-8.5
69. The Best of Roxy Music, Roxy Music-9.5
70. Songs Of Experience, U2-9.0
71. 1984, Van Halen-6.5
72. Tonight’s The Night, Neil Young-9.5
73. Deeper, The Soft Moon-9.0
74. The Lion the Beast the Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-8.0
75. Shulamith, Poliça-9.0
76. Midnight, Grace Potter-6.0
77. Let It Be, The Replacements-9.5

July:

78. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel-9.5
79. Drunk, Thundercat-10.0
80. Starcrawler, Starcrawler-8.5
81. Make It Big, Wham!-8.0
82. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens-10.0
83. Dare To Be Stupid, Weird Al Yankovic-8.0
84. I’m Still In Love With You, Al Green-9.5
85. Teaser & the Firecat, Cat Stevens-9.0
86. Crosby Stills & Nash, Crosby Stills & Nash-10.0
87. After Laughter, Paramore-8.0
88. Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes-9.5
89. For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music-9.5
90. Actor, St. Vincent-8.5
91. Give Up (Deluxe Edition), The Postal Service-9.0

August:

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92. Stage Fright, The Band-9.5
93. In The Flat Field, Bauhaus-10.0
94. Further, Chemical Brothers-8.0
95. Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett-9.0
96. I’m Your Man, Leonard Cohen-8.5
97. A Band Called Smith, Smith-8.5
98. Layers, Kungs-9.0
99. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood OST, Various Artists-9.5 *YouTube
100. Era Vulgaris, Queens of the Stone Age-9.5

September:

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101. Hallowed Ground, Violent Femmes-9.0
102. Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes-9.5
103. Off The Deep End, Weird Al Yankovic-8.5
104. Love Is Dead, Chvrches-8.0
105. Stories Don’t End, Dawes-6.5
106. Salad Days, Mac DeMarco-9.0
107. Hootenanny, The Replacements-9.0
108. Help Us Stranger, The Raconteurs-9.5
109. Most Messed Up, The Old 97s-6.5
110. Atlas, Real Estate Atlas-7.5
111. Don’t Tell a Soul, The Replacements-8.5

October:

112. Country Life, Roxy Music-9.5
113. From The Beginning, Small Faces-8.0
114. Elliot Smith, Elliot Smith-9.0
115. Dirty, Sonic Youth-9.5
116. Alvvays, Alvvays-9.5
117. Bat for Lashes, Bat for Lashes-8.5
118. Surf’s Up, The Beach Boys-9.0
119. Shake It Up, The Cars-9.5

November:

120. Desire, Bob Dylan-9.5
121. Songs From A Room, Leonard Cohen-10.0
122. Supernova, Ray LaMontagne-8.5
123. Love it to Death, Alice Cooper-8.5
124. Parade, Prince-9.0
125. I Am Easy To Find, The National-9.0

December

126. Prince, Prince-9.0
127. You’re Gonna Get It!, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-8.5
128. Let’s Rock, The Black Keys-8.0
129. Norman F***ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey-10.0
130. Your The Man, Marvin Gaye-9.0
131. Blue the Lines, Massive Attack-9.5
132. My Dear Melancholy, The Weekend-8.5
133. Camp, Childish Gambino-9.0
134. So Far, CSNY-9.5
135. Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits, Jim Croce-8.5
136. The Essential Sade, Sade-9.0
137. Washing Machine, Sonic Youth-9.0

2018 Movie Viewing Log


At this point, I do these simply to recall everything I watch every year. The 100+ movie viewing streak is alive and well, for now anyways.

Top 10 of the Year-

1. Heat (1995, Mann)
2. Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)
3. Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)
4. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
5. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
6. Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)
7. The Shape of Water (2017, del Toro)
8. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Guadagnino)
9. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018, Sollima)
10. Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)

January:

1. Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
2. New Year’s Evil (1980, Alston)-75, YouTube
3. The Giant Gila Monster (1959, Kellogg)-5, Netflix Instant Viewing
4. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971, Banno)-81, DVD
5. Godzilla vs Gigan (1972, Fukuda)-65, DVD
6. The Post (2017, Speilberg)-96, Theater Viewing
7. The Protector (1985, Glickenhaus)-88, Public Libray Blu Ray
8. Crime Story (1993, Wong)-84, Public Library Blu Ray
9. Darkest Hour (2017, Wright)-87, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

February:

10. Time Chasers (1994, David Giancola)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
11. The King’s Speech (2010, Hooper)-83, DVD
12. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, McDonagh)-97, Theater Viewing
13. The Shape of Water (2017, del Toro)-98, Theater Viewing
14. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Guadagnino)-98, Theater Viewing
15. Phantom Thread (2017, Anderson)-95, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Shape of Water (2017, Del Toro)-98, Theater Viewing

March:

16. The Florida Project (2017, Baker)-93, RedBox
17. Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)-100, Theater Viewing
18. Sleeping With Other People (2015, Headland)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
19. Black Panther (2018, Coogler)-94, Theater Viewing
20. Blood Feast (1963, Lewis)-80, Blu Ray
21. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)-100, First Time Theater Viewing
22. Hostiles (2017, Cooper)-84, Theater Viewing
23. Real Genius (1985, Coolidge)-93, DVD

Movie of the Month: Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)-100, Theater Viewing

April:

24. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017, Kasdan)-86, Theater Viewing
25. A Quiet Place (2018, Krasinski)-95, Theater Viewing
26. Isle of Dogs (2018, Anderson)-96, Theater Viewing
27. Game Night (2018, Daley and Goldstein)-90, Theater Viewing
28. Heat (1995, Mann)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Heat (1995, Mann)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

May:

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29. Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Russo Brothers)-95, Theater Viewing
30. Pump Up The Volume (1990, Moyle)-90, DVD
31. Deadpool 2 (2018, Leitch)-92, Theater Viewing
32. Shin Godzilla (2016, Anno and Higuchi)-88, Blu Ray
33. Porco Rosso (1992, Miyazaki)-95, First Time Theater Viewing
34. Guide Dog (2006, Plympton)-88, Theater Viewing
35. Day of Anger (1967, Valerii)-91, Blu Ray

Movie of the Month: Porco Rosso (1992, Miyazaki)-95, First Time Theater Viewing

June:

36. RoboCop 3 (1993, Dekker)-68, Comet TV
37. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Howard)-81, Theater Viewing
38. Dark City (1998, Proyas)-90, Blu Ray
39. The Rider (2017, Zhao)-100, Theater Viewing
40. Dead or Alive (1999, Miike)-97, Blu Ray
41. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961, Edwards)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Rider (2017, Zhao)-100, Theater Viewing

July:

42. American Made (2017, Liman)-88, Public Library
43. Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Villeneuve)-90, Blu Ray
44. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018, Sollima)-98, Theater Viewing
45. Bao (2018, Shi)-83, Theater Viewing
46. Incredibles 2 (2018, Bird)-86, Theater Viewing
47. The Prowler (1981, Zito)-70, Shudder
48. Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)-98, Theater Viewing

Movie Of The Month: Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)-98, Theater Viewing

August:

49. Tourist Trap (1979, Schmoeller)-84, Shudder
50. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Hiltzik)-75, Shudder
51. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988, DeCoteau)-53, Shudder
52. Daughters Of Darkness (1971, Kümel)-82, Shudder
53. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, McQuarrie)-95, Theater Viewing
54. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018, Reed)-90, Theater Viewing
55. Basket Case (1982, Henenlotter)-79, Shudder
56. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Zwick)-88, Hulu
57. The Meg (2018, Turteltaub)-80, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, McQuarrie)-95, Theater Viewing

September:

58. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988, Wayans)-84, Tubi TV
59. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009, Zombie)-60, Tubi TV
60. The Void (2016, Gillespie and Kostanski)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
61. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, Hal Needham)-90, Theater Viewing
62. A Simple Favor (2018, Feig)-91, Theater Viewing
63. The Addiction (1995, Ferrara)-92, Public Library
64. Killing Zoe (1994, Avary)-88, Tubi TV

Movie of the Month: The Addiction (1995, Ferrara)-92, Public Library

October:

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65. Bad Moon (1996, Red)-70, Tubi TV
66. House by the Cemetery (1981, Fulci)-93, Shudder
67. Don’t Go In The Woods (1981, Bryan)-30, Shudder
68. Curtains (1983, Ciupka)-70, FilmRise TV
69. Magic (1978, Attenborough)-91, Shudder
70. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971, Cavara)-81, Shudder
71. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988, Simpson), Tubi TV
72. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, Needham)-90, Theater Viewing
73. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989, Simpson)-45, Tubi TV
74. Scream Blacula Scream (1973, Kelljan)-70, Tubi TV
75. Split (2017, Shyamalan)-88, Public Library
76. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981, Bianchi)
77. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, Tsukamoto )-100, Shudder
78. Cannibal Holocaust (1980, Deodato)-90, Shudder
79. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975, Rebane)-31, Tubi TV
80. Teenage Zombies (1959, Warren)-22, Tubi TV
81. Dracula (1973, Curtis)-80, Shuddder
82. Creepshow 2 (1987, Gornick)-85, Shudder
83. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977,Barry)-35, Shudder
84. Zombie Holocaust (1980, Girolami)-90, Shudder
85. The Gate (1987, Takács)-82, Shudder TV
86. Chopping Mall (1986, Wynorski)-80, Tubi TV
87. Halloween (2018, Green)-87, Theater Viewing
88. Hell of the Living Dead (1980, Mattei)-60, Shudder
89. The Bat (1959, Wilbur)-75, Tubi TV
90. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994, Coscarelli)-75, Shudder
91. Contamination (1980, Cozzi)-80, Shudder
92. We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea (2017, Hogan)-83, Shudder
93. Madman (1982, Giannone )-87, Tubi TV
94. Willow Creek (2014, Goldthwait)-81, Shudder
95. Ghostwatch (1992, Manning)-92, Shudder
96. The New York Ripper (1982, Fulci)-87, DVD
97. The Deadly Spawn (1983, Douglas McKeown)-66, DVD
98. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961, Fisher)-90, Blu Ray
99. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986, Hooper)-83, Blu Ray

Movie of the Month: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)-100, Shudder

November:

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100. The Wraith (1986, Marvin)-84, Shudder
101. WolfCop (2014, Dean)-77, Shudder
102. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, Singer)-87, Theater Viewing
103. Overlord (2018, Avery)-92, Theater Viewing
104. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Coen Brothers)-80, Netflix

Movie of the Month: Overlord (2018, Avery)-92, Theater Viewing

December:

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105. Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)-98, Shudder
106. Maniac (1980, Lustig)-80, Shudder
107. Christmas Evil (1980, Jackson)-88, Shudder
108. Christmas Vacation (1989, Chechik)-87, Theater Viewing
109. Blue Sunshine (1977, Lieberman)-90, Shudder
110. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998, Coscarelli)-83, Shudder
111. Phantasm: Ravager (2016, Hartman)-63, Shudder
112. Amsterdamned (1988, Maas)-80, Shudder
113. The Christmas Chronicles (2018, Kaytis)-82, Netflix
114. Liquid Sky (1982, Tsukerman)-95, Shudder
115. The Last Dragon (1985, Schultz)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
116. Revenge (2018, Fargeat)-93, Shudder

Movie of the Month: Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)-98, Shudder

2018 Music Log


Whoa time sure flies. Also any album listed by itself means its from the public library. Although I will probably lean more on YouTube and Barnes & Noble this year, plus Half-Priced Books.

January:

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1. Morrison Hotel, The Doors-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
2. Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
3. Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.0 *YouTube
4. Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
5. Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
6. Communiqué, Dire Straits-10.0 *Barnes and Noble
7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett-10.0
8. Sea Change, Beck-8.0

February

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9. Wheels Of Fire, Cream-9.0
10. Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey-9.5
11. Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds Five-9.0 *Half-Priced Books
12. Whatever and Ever Amen, Ben Folds Five-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
13. Ride The Lightning, Metallica-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
14. Colors, Beck-7.0

March:

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15. Before These Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
16. Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan-9.5
17. Fitz and the Tantrums, Fitz and the Tantrums-8.0
18. Standing On The Verge of Getting It On, Funkadelic-10.0
19. Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters *Half-Price Books-8.5
20. Humanz, Gorillaz-9.0 *Barnes & Noble

April:

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21. Gish, The Smashing Pumpkins-8.0 *Half-Price Books
22. Batman Motion Picture Soundtrack, Prince-8.0, Half-Price Books
23. Cults, Cults-9.0, Half-Price Books
24. Sacred Hearts Club, Foster The People-8.5 *Half-Price Books
25. I Told You I Was Freaky, Flight of the Concords-9.0 *Half-Price Books
26. Bad Music For Bad People, The Cramps-8.0
27. Days Are Gone, Haim-8.0
28. American Dream, LCD Soundsystem-9.5

May:

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29. Mothership Connection, Parliament-9.0
30. Brats in Battalions, Adolescents-5.5
31. Mature Themes, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti-7.0
32. Waiting on a Song, Dan Auerbach-8.0
33. Since I Left You, The Avalanches-10.0
34. IV, Black Mountain-9.0
35. #1 Record, Big Star-9.5

June:

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36. Bleach, Nirvana-9.0 *Half-Price Books
37. Reckoning, R.E.M.-9.5 *Half-Price Books
38. Long Distance, Ivy-9.0 *Half-Price Books
39. Movement, New Order-9.0, *YouTube
40. The Psychedelic Furs-Greatest Hits, The Psychedelic Furs-9.0, *YouTube
41. Gorillaz, Gorillaz-9.0 *Half-Price Books
42. Electric Warrior, T.Rex-10.0 *Half-Price Books
43. Meat Is Murder, The Smiths-9.0 *Half-Price Books

July:

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44. Stankonia, OutKast-9.0
45. Sailing On The Seas Of Cheese, Primus-8.0
46. The Idiot, Iggy Pop-8.0
47. Villains, Queens of the Stone Age-9.0
48. Leave Home, The Ramones-9.5
49. Rio, Duran Duran-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
50. Underneath the Rainbow, The Black Lips-8.0
51. Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses), The Grateful Dead-8.0
52. Private Eyes, Hall & Oates-9.0
53. Rickie Lee Jones, Rickie Lee Jones-8.5
54. Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron-9.0
55. Melodrama, Lorde-9.0 *Barnes & Noble

August:

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56. Axomoxoa, The Grateful Dead-8.5
57. Rocket To Russia, The Ramones-9.0
58. Old World Romance, Sea Wolf-7.5
59. Hot Thoughts, Spoon-8.0
60. A Greater Understanding, The War On Drugs-8.5

September:

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61. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen-8.0
62. The Score, Fugees-9.0
63. Wake of the Flood, The Greatful Dead-10.0
64. Grand National, John Butler Trio-8.0
65. In A Silent Way, Miles Davis-10.0 *YouTube
66. Flowers, The Rolling Stones-8.0

October:

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67. Fables of the Reconstruction, R.E.M.-9.0 *Half-Price Books
68. America’s Greatest Hits, America-9.0 *Half-Price Books
69. Relationship of Command, At The Drive In-8.0 *Half-Price Books
70. Duran Duran, Duran Duran-9.5 *Half-Price Books
71. Reach The Beach, The Fixx-8.5 *Half-Price Books

November:

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72. From The Mars Hotel, The Greatful Dead-9.5
73. New York Dolls, New York Dolls-8.0
74. Wide Awake!, Parquet Courts-9.0
75. Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty-8.0
76. Around the World in a Day, Prince and the Revolution-8.5
77. Fun House, The Stooges-9.0
78. Aftermath, The Rolling Stones-10.0
79. St. Vincent, St. Vincent-8.0
80. Sublime, Sublime-8.5

December:

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81. Piano Man, Billy Joel-9.0
82. Hummingbird, Local Natives-6.0
83. Into The Great Wide Open, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-8.5
84. Against The Wind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band-9.0
85. My Generation, The Who-9.0
86. A Night At The Opera, Queen-10.0 *YouTube
87. 154, Wire-9.5 *YouTube
88. Eat a Peach, The Allman Brothers-9.0
89. Baby Driver OST, Various-9.5
90. Night Drive, Chromatics-9.0 *YouTube
91. The Smiths, The Smiths-8.5 *YouTube
92. Strangeways, Here We Come, The Smiths-9.5 *YouTube

2017 Music Log


Best Of The Year:

1. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis-10.0
2. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen-10.0
3. Crash, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
4. Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel-10.0
5. Neferateri, Miles Davis-10.0, *Barnes and Noble
6. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green-10.0
7. Demon Days, Gorillaz-10.0

It’s groovy time again. Also I’m currently doing a Public Library challenge where I check out what I want to listen to in alphabetical order. Nothing in A interested me I guess:

January

1. Why Are You Okay?, Band of Horses-8.0
2. The Haunted Man, Bat for Lashes-9.0
3. Radio City, Big Star-9.0
4. California, blink 182-9.5
5. Buffalo Springfield Again , Buffalo Springfield-9.5
6. Yellow Submarine, The Beatles-9.0
7. Third/Sister Lovers, Big Star-8.0
8. Crash, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
9. Going Out In Style, Dropkick Murphys-8.0
10. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan-8.5

February

11. Embryonic, The Flaming Lips-7.5
12. Major Lodge Victory, Gin Blossoms-5.0
13. Like Drawing Blood, Gotye-9.0
14. Strangeland, Keane-8.0
15. Only By The Night, Kings of Leon-9.5
16. Aim and Ignite, Fun.-9.5
17. Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel-10.0

March

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18. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green-10.0
19. Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses-8.5
20. Rid of Me, PJ Harvey-9.5
21. Lex Hives, The Hives-8.0
22. Hozier, Hozier-9.0
23. Mezzanine, Massive Attack-8.5
24. Battle Studies, John Mayer-8.0

April


25. Misfits, The Misfits-9.0
26. Road To Ruin, The Ramones-9.5
27. Art Official Age, Prince-8.0
28. Life’s Rich Pageant, R.E.M.-9.5
29. Out Of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones-9.5
30. Off!7.5, Off!
31. Beard, Wives, Denim, Pond-8.0
32. Actually, Pet Shop Boys-9.0 *Half-Priced Books

May

33. The Body, the Blood, the Machine, The Thermals-9.0 *YouTube
34. Coral Fang, The Distillers-8.5 *YouTube
35. The Distillers, The Distillers-9.0  *YouTube
36. Sing Sing Death House, The Distillers-8.0 *YouTube
37. Happy Trails, Quicksilver Messenger Service-6.5
38. Milo Goes To College, The Descendents-9.5 *YouTube
39. Give It Back To You, The Record Company-8.0
40. Mother’s Milk, The Red Hot Chili Peppers-8.5
41.  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sea Lions but Were Afraid to Ask, Sea Lions-7.0
42. Heartworms, The Shins-8.5
43. Valtari, Sigur Rós-9.0
44. Surburban Lawns, Surburban Lawns-9.0 *YouTube
45. The Stooges, The Stooges-9.5
46. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen-10.0

June

47. Black Celebration, Depeche Mode-8.5 *Half-Priced Books
48. Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, Modest Mouse-9.0 *Barnes & Noble
49. Suburban Lawns, Suburban Lawns-9.0 *YouTube
50. Manhunter OST, Various Artists-9.5 *YouTube
51. Bauhaus 1979–1983 Vol. 1, Bauhaus-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
52. Hot Thoughts, Spoon-8.0
53. Baby (EP), Suburban Lawns-9.5 *YouTube
54. Strange Mercy, St. Vincent-8.5
55. Lonerism, Tame Impala-9.0
56. Love You To Death, Tegan and Sara-9.0
57. The Doors, The Doors-9.5 *Google Play

July:

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58. Dire Straits, Dire Straits-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
59. Walking On a Pretty Daze, Kurt Ville-9.5
60. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes-8.0
61. Blackstar, David Bowie-9.5
62. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis-10.0
63. The Message, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five-9.0
64. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver-9.5
65. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, Cold War Kids-8.5
66. Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips-9.0
67. Making Mirrors, Gotye-8.5

August:

68. Starr Stuff, Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2-9.5 *YouTube
69. Starfish, The Church-9.0 *Half-Priced Books
70. The Heart of Saturday Night
, Tom Waits-9.5
71. Hesitant Alien, Gerard Way-5.0
72. Close To The Edge, Yes-9.5
73. Neil Young, Neil Young-9.0
74. Hunting High and Low, A-ha-8.0 *Half Priced Books
75. People Are People, Depeche Mode-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
76. Music For The Masses, Depeche Mode-9.5 *Half-Priced Books

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September

77. English Oceans, Drive By Truckers-9.0
78. Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey-8.5
79. High Violet, The National-9.5
80. Painted Ruins, Grizzly Bear-9.0 *Barnes and Noble

Rest of the Year:

81. Evil Empire, Rage Against The Machine-9.5 *Barnes and Noble
82. Neferateri, Miles Davis-10.0, *Barnes and Noble
83. Tenacious D, Tenacious D-9.5, *Barnes and Noble
84. Demon Days, Gorillaz-10.0
85. Noctune, Wild Nothing-9.0
86. Sister, Sonic Youth-9.5
87. Graduation, Kayne West-9.5
88. How Big How Beautiful, Florence + The Machine-9.0
89. Everything Now, Arcade Fire-8.5
90. Kick Out The Jams, MC5-9.0
91. Lust For Life, Iggy Pop-9.5
92. II, Unknown Mortal Orchestra-7.0
93. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, Lucida Williams-9.0
94. Home Of The Strange, Young The Giant-9.0
95. Little Creatures, The Talking Heads-9.0
96. The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, The Traveling Wilburys-9.5
97. The River, Bruce Springsteen-9.5
98. Songs From The Big Chair, Tears For Fears-9.5 *YouTube
99. A Deeper Understanding, War On Drugs-9.0
100. Tonight’s The Night, Neil Young-9.0

Let’s Get Criterion


Recently I decided to go through my collection of Criterion films, a total number of which I can’t remember as I have lost track due to buying so many. It’s probably over a 150 at least. I haven’t viewed all of them yet either, and some of them have already been reviewed so a fresh perspective would be nice. I’ve also decided to do this after viewing several ones I purchased during Barnes & Noble’s 50% Criterion Sale. I hope they keep holding those sales again and again, and I am registered as a member of the Criterion website and follow them on Twitter. Here’s the list so far:

  1. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970, horror/fantasy)
  2. Repo Man (1984, satire)
  3. I Married a Witch (1942, comedy/fantasy)

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