Movie Log 2022


You know the drill.

January:

  1. Return of the Street Fighter (1974, Ozawa)-82, Tubi
  2. Santa Sangre (1989, Jodorowsky)-91, Tubi
  3. The Guns of Navarone (1961, Thompson)-94, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976, Cimber)-94, Shudder/Tubi
  5. Ichi The Killer (2001, Miike)-91, Shudder
  6. Dream No Evil (1970, Hayes)-60, Shudder
  7. Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973, Speeth)-70, Shudder
  8. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979, Wise)-75, Hulu
  9. The Matrix Resurrections (2021, Wachowski)-86, Theater Viewing
  10. Dark August (1976,  Goldman)-80, Shudder
  11. Winterbeast (1991, Thies)-83, Shudder
  12. Fatal Exam (1990, Snyder)-71, Shudder
  13. The French Dispatch (2021, Anderson)-100, RedBox
  14. Beyond Dream’s Door (1989, Woelfel)-83, Shudder
  15. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009, Sommers)-54, Netflix Instant Viewing
  16. Carlito’s Way (1993, De Palma)-96, Tubi
  17. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021, Watts)-93, Theater Viewing
  18. Eternals (2021, Zhao)-60, Disney+
  19. Encanto (2021, HowardBush)-80, Disney+
  20. Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (1985, Tarantini)-70, Tubi
  21. Luca (2021, Casarosa)-92, Disney+
  22. Coco (2017, Molina, Unkrich)-98, Disney+
  23. Scream (2022, Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett)-85, Theater Viewing

February:

  1. (24) Leptirica (1973, Kadijević)-85, Shudder
  2. (25) The Child (1977, Voskanian)-55, Shudder
  3. (26) Son of Frankenstein (1939, Lee)-88, Shudder
  4. (27) House of Frankenstein (1944, Kenton)-60, Shudder
  5. (28) The Black Cat (1934, Ulmer)-92, Shudder
  6. (29) The Most Dangerous Game (1932, Pichel, Schoedsack)-84, Tubi
  7. (30) And Then There Were None (1945, René Clair)-85, Tubi
  8. (31) Cherry Falls (2000, Wright)-40, Shudder
  9. (32) Licorice Pizza (2021, Anderson)-100, Theater Viewing
  10. (33) Algiers (1938, Cromwell)-80, Tubi
  11. (34) Valentine (2001, Blanks)-70, Shudder
  12. (35) Eyes Of Fire (1983, Crounse)-90, Shudder
  13. (36) Clearcut (1991, Bugajski)-91, Shudder
  14. (37) De dødes tjern (1958, Bergstrøm)-93, Shudder
  15. (38) Il Demonio (1963, Brunello Rondi)-94, Shudder
  16. (39) The King’s Man (2021, Vaughn)-45, Hulu
  17. (40) The Premonition (1976, Allen)-55, Shudder
  18. (41) Alison’s Birthday (1981, Coughlan)-83, Shudder
  19. (42) The Harder They Fall (2021, Samuel)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (43) Sonic the Hedgehog (2020, Fowler)-88, Hulu
  21. (44) Free Guy (2021, Levy)-90, Disney+

March:

  1. (45) Black Sunday (1977, Frankenheimer)-71, Hulu
  2. (46) Darkman (1990, Raimi)-90, Shudder
  3. (47) Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995, May)-70, Shudder
  4. (48) Contagion (2011, Soderbergh)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (49) Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996, May)-35, Shudder
  6. (50) From Hell It Came (1957, Milner)-63, Tubi
  7. (51) The Eagle Has Landed (1976, Sturges)-90, Tubi
  8. (52) Stalag 17 (1953, Wilder)-100, Tubi
  9. (53) Wilcyca (1983, Piestrak)-85, Shudder
  10. (54) Spencer (2021, Larraín)-90, Hulu
  11. (55) Paddington 2 (2017, King)-95, Tubi
  12. (56) The King of Comedy (1983, Scorsese)-85, Hulu
  13. (57) In a Valley of Violence (2016, West)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
  14. (58) Nightmare Alley (2021, del Toro)-88, Hulu
  15. (59) X (2021, West)-93, Theater Viewing
  16. (60) Death On The Nile (2022, Branagh)-77, Theater Viewing
  17. (61) Massacre Mafia Style (1974, Mitchell)-81, Tubi
  18. (62) The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Sargent)-100, Tubi
  19. (63) Don’t Look Up (2021, McKay)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (64) Cutter’s Way (1981, Passer)-95, Tubi
  21. (65) The Insider (1999, Mann)-97, Hulu
  22. (66) Hudson Hawk (1991, Lehmann)-55, Netflix Instant Viewing
  23. (67) Trouble Every Day (2001, Denis)-91, Shudder
  24. (68) High Tension (2003, Aja)-87, Shudder
  25. (69) Way Down East (1920, Griffith)-90, Tubi

April:

  1. (70) Rome, Armed to the Teeth/The Tough Ones (1976, Lenzi)-85, Tubi
  2. (71) Man On Fire (1987, Chouraqui)-80, Hulu
  3. (72) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990, Barron)-71, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (73) The January Man (1989, O’Connor)-45, Tubi
  5. (74) À l’intérieur (2007, Paradis and Dalle)-92, Shudder
  6. (75) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991, Pressman)-40, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (76) Hackers (1995, Softley)-75, Tubi
  8. (77) Double Team (1997, Hark)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
  9. (78) Geronimo: An American Legend (1993, Hill)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
  10. (79) Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022, Kwan and Scheinert)-100, Theater Viewing
  11. (80) Roxanne (1987, Schepisi)-90, Hulu
  12. (81) The Addams Family (1991, Sonnenfeld)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
  13. (82) The Net (1995, Winkler)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
  14. (83) The General’s Daughter (1999, West)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
  15. (84) Rush (2013, Howard)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
  16. (85) The Imitation Game (2014, Tyldum)-86, Netflix Instant Viewing
  17. (86) Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988, De Bello)-83, Tubi
  18. (87) Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990, Kaufman)-75, Tubi
  19. (88) Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, Flanagan)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (89) Army of the Dead (2021, Snyder)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  21. (90) Frontier(s) (2007, Gens)-75, Shudder
  22. (91) The Northman (2022,  Eggers)-94, Theater Viewing
  23. (92) The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022, Gormican)-87, Theater Viewing
  24. (93) Martyrs (2008, Laugier)-91, Shudder
  25. (94) Antropophagus (1980, D’Amato)-35, Shudder

May:

  1. (95) Easy A (2010, Gluck)-90, Hulu
  2. (96) The Devils (1971, Russell)-90, Shudder
  3. (97) Blade: Trinity (2004, Goyer)-45, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (98) Blackhat (2015, Mann)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (99) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022, Fowler)-92, Theater Viewing
  6. (100) The Devil’s Own (1997, Pakula)-57, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (101) Eaten Alive (1976, Hooper)-73, Shudder
  8. (102) A Beautiful Mind (2001, Howard)-60, Hulu
  9. (103) The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976, Gessner)-90, Shudder
  10. (104) Invasion U.S.A. (1985, Zito)-83, Tubi
  11. (105) Fatal Beauty (1987, Holland)-81, Tubi
  12. (106) Brannigan (1975, Hickox)-70, Tubi
  13. (107) Cat Ballou (1965, Silverstein)-95, Plex
  14. (108) The Good Dinosaur (2015, Sohn)-86, Disney+
  15. (109) Pig (2021, Sarnoski)-93, Hulu
  16. (110) Suburban Gothic (2014, Bates Jr.)-55, Hulu
  17. (111) Logan Lucky (2017, Soderbergh)-81, Hulu
  18. (112) The House That Jack Built (2018, von Trier)-80, Hulu
  19. (113) Splash (1984, Howard)-75, Disney+
  20. (114) The English Patient (1996, Minghella)-95, Pluto TV
  21. (115) Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017, Shizuno and Seshita)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing

June:

  1. (116) Slaughterhouse (1987, Roessler)-67, Shudder
  2. (117) Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008, Stoller)-90, Hulu
  3. (118) Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Kosinski)-90, Theater Viewing
  4. (119) Married To The Mob (1988, Demme)-85, RedBox
  5. (120) Iron Monkey (1977, Kuan-tai)-90, Tubi
  6. (121) 7 Grandmasters (1978, Kuo)-93, Tubi
  7. (122) The Freakmaker aka The Mutations (1974, Cardiff)-30, Shudder
  8. (123) Coffy (1973, Hill)-84, Tubi
  9. (124) Foxy Brown (1974, Hill)-85, Tubi
  10. (125) The Gunfighter (1950, King)-100, Tubi
  11. (126) The Unforgiven (1960, Huston)-85, Tubi
  12. (127) Texas Across The River (1966, Gordon)-53, Grit TV
  13. (128) Dick (1999, Fleming)-75, Hulu
  14. (129) Alligator II: The Mutation (1990, Hess)-35, Shudder
  15. (130) The Tall T (1957, Boetticher)-90, Tubi
  16. (131) The Beastmaster (1982, Coscarelli)-80, Public Library DVD
  17. (132) Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Kelly, Donen)-100, Public Library DVD
  18. (133) Hellbender (2021, Adams, Poser, Adams)-87, Shudder
  19. (134) Thirst (2019, , )-80, Shudder
  20. (135) Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018, Shizuno and Seshita)-71, Netflix Instant Viewing

July:

  1. (136) Creature with the Atom Brain (1955, Cahn)-71, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  2. (137) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022, Raimi)-73, Disney+
  3. (138) The Werewolf (1956, Sears)-85, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  4. (139) Zombies of Mora Tau (1957, Cahn)-58, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  5. (140) The Giant Claw (1957, Sears)-75, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  6. (141) Massacre Time (1966, Fulci)-85, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  7. (142) My Name Is Pecos (1966, Lucidi)-80, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  8. (143) Swing Time (1936, Stevens)-90, Criterion Blu-ray
  9. (144) The Gray Man (2022, Russo Brothers)-82, Movie Theater Viewing
  10. (145) Shaft’s Big Score! (1972, Parks)-75, Criterion Blu-ray
  11. (146) Bandidos (1967, Dallamano)-90, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  12. (147) Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975, Moctezuma)-75, Shudder
  13. (148) Who Saw Her Die? (1972, Lado)-80, Shudder
  14. (149) Jason and the Argonauts (1963, Chaffey)-91, Tubi
  15. (150) Le foto proibite di una signora per bene aka Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970, Ercoli)-85, Shudder
  16. (151) Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972, de Ossorio)-87, Shudder
  17. (152) Thor: Love and Thunder (2022, Waititi)-90, Theater Viewing
  18. (153) Eat, Brains, Love (2019, Flender)-75, Shudder
  19. (154) The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973, Hessler)-87, Tubi
  20. (155) Mosquito (1994, Jones)-56, Shudder
  21. (156) Without Warning (1980, Clark)-75, Shudder
  22. (157) Invaders From Mars (1986, Hooper)-80, Shudder
  23. (158) I Come In Peace/Dark Angel (1990, Baxley)-77, Shudder
  24. (159) Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989, Friedman)-83, Shudder

August:

  1. (160) And God Said To Cain (1970, Margheriti)-75, Arrow Films Video
  2. (161) Walker (1987, Cox)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  3. (162) Nope (2022, Peele)-98, Theater Viewing
  4. (163) Stepfather II (1989, Burr)-40, Crackle
  5. (164) Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957, Corman)-65, Crackle
  6. (165) AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004, Anderson)-70, Hulu
  7. (166) Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, Kowalski)-45, Crackle
  8. (167) Misery (1990, Reiner)-94, Shudder
  9. (168) Needful Things (1993, Heston)-83, Shudder
  10. (169) Bullet Train (2022, Leitch)-87, Theater Viewing
  11. (170) Head of the Family (1996, Band)-60, Shudder
  12. (171) Uncle Sam (1997, Lustig)-75, Shudder
  13. (172) The Wolfman (2010, Johnston)-81, Tubi
  14. (173) The Toolbox Murders (1978, Donnelly)-75, Shudder
  15. (174) Son of Dracula (1943, Siodmak)-73, Tubi
  16. (175) Color Me Blood Red (1965, Lewis)-65, Tubi
  17. (176) The Predator (2018, Black)-75, Public Library Blu-ray
  18. (177) Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1984, Coburn)-69, Tubi
  19. (178) The Cannibal Man (1972, de la Iglesia)-84, Shudder
  20. (179) Mississippi Masala (1991, Nair)-90, Criterion Blu-ray

September:

  1. (180) Nadie oyó gritar aka No One Heard the Scream (1973, de la Iglesia)-85, Shudder
  2. (181) Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022, Miller)-90, Theater Viewing
  3. (182) Watch Me When I Kill (1977, Bido)-86, Shudder
  4. (183) Meatcleaver Massacre (1977, Lee)-35, Shudder
  5. (184) Mansion of the Doomed (1976, Pataki)-77, Shudder
  6. (185) The Wizard of Gore (1970, Lewis)-78, Tubi
  7. (186) The Oracle (1985, Findlay)-50, Shudder
  8. (187) The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, Jean Epstein)-90, YouTube
  9. (188) Storm of the Century (1999, Baxley)-90, Hulu
  10. (189) Barbarian (2022, Cregger)-93, Theater Viewing
  11. (190) Day Shift (2022, Perry)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
  12. (191) Blood Hook (1986, Mallon)-35, Tubi
  13. (192) Pearl (2022, West)-90, Theater Viewing
  14. (193) Blades (1989, Rondinella)-75, Peacock
  15. (194) Blood Beach (1981, Bloom)-23, YouTube
  16. (195) Cemetery of Terror (1985, Galindo Jr.)-82, Shudder
  17. (196) Abby (1974, Girdler)-85, YouTube
  18. (197) The Batman (2022, Reeves)-94, RedBox
  19. (198) Fright Night Part 2 (1988, Wallace)-81, YouTube
  20. (199) Grave Robbers (1989, Galindo Jr.)-75, Shudder

October:

  1. (200) Sole Survivor (1983, Eberhardt)-91, Shudder
  2. (201) Lady in White (1988, LaLoggia)-86, Shudder
  3. (202) Lust for a Vampire (1971, Sangster)-65, Tubi
  4. (203) The Vampire Bat (1933, Strayer)-72, Tubi
  5. (204) Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986, Gibson)-69, Tubi
  6. (205) Poltergeist III (1988, Sherman)-65, Tubi
  7. (206) Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965, Francis)-70, Tubi
  8. (207) Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990, Burr)-55, Tubi
  9. (208) I Like Bats (1986, Warchol)-75, Shudder
  10. (209) The Ritual (2017, Bruckner)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  11. (210) The Munsters (2022, Zombie)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
  12. (211) Werewolf by Night (2022, Giacchino)-91, Disney+
  13. (212) The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972, Milligan)-65, Shudder
  14. (213) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003, Nispel)-80, Tubi
  15. (214) Prey (2022, Trachtenberg)-90, Hulu
  16. (215) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022, Garcia)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
  17. (216) The Other Side of the Underneath (1972, Arden)-85, Shudder
  18. (217) Footprints on the Moon (1975, Bazzoni, Fanelli)-85, Shudder
  19. (218) Shaun of the Dead (2004, Wright)-95, Movie Theater Viewing, counted cause first time
  20. (219) Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983, Spielberg, Landis, Dante, Miller)-75, Tubi
  21. (220) A Blade in the Dark (1983, Bava)-66, Shudder
  22. (221) Oculus (2013, Flanagan)-90, Hulu
  23. (222) Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994, Yamashitaa)-70, Hulu
  24. (223) Fangs aka Snakes (1974, Names)-70, Shudder
  25. (224) Watcher (2022, Okuno)-86, Shudder
  26. (225) Road Games (1981, Franklin)-88, Tubi
  27. (226) The House of Seven Corpses (1974, Harrison)-60, Tubi
  28. (227) Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001, Irvin)-70, Shudder
  29. (228) Manhattan Baby (1982, Fulci)-74, Shudder
  30. (229) Aenigma (1987, Fulci)-73, Shudder
  31. (230) The Raven (1963, Corman)-91, Tubi
  32. (231) The Flesh Eaters (1964, Curtis)-77, Tubi
  33. (232) Deathdream (1974, Clark)-84, Tubi
  34. (233) Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Christensen)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  35. (234) Onibaba (1964, Shindô)-91, Criterion Blu-ray
  36. (235) The Cremator (1969, Herz)-99, Criterion Blu-ray

November:

  1. (236) Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993, Okawara)-75, Hulu
  2. (237) Halloween Ends (2022, Gordon)-88, Theater Viewing
  3. (238) Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022, Appel)-93, Roku Channel
  4. (239) Morbius (2022, Espinosa)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (240) Godzilla vs. Destroroyah (1995, Okawara)-73, Hulu
  6. (241) American Ultra (2015, Nourizadeh)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (242) The Devil’s Backbone (2001, del Toro)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  8. (243) Godzilla vs Megagurius (2000, Tezuka)-78, Hulu
  9. (244) The Pink Panther (1963, Edwards)-70, Tubi
  10. (245) A Shot In The Dark (1964, Edwards)-95, Tubi
  11. (246) The Return of the Pink Panther (1975, Edwards)-85, Tubi
  12. (247) Chain Reaction (1996, Davis)-66, Tubi
  13. (248) Siege aka Self-Defense (1983, Donovan, O’ Connell)-88, Shudder
  14. (249) Addams Family Values (1993, Sonnefeld)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
  15. (250) Vigilante (1983, Lustig)-82, Shudder
  16. (251) The Vast of Night (2020, Patterson)-93, Amazon Prime
  17. (252) The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, Rianda, Rowe)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
  18. (253) Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001, Kaneko)-71, Hulu
  19. (254) The Lost City (2022, Nee Brothers)-70, Amazon Prime
  20. (255) The Menu (2022, Mylod)-86, Theater Viewing
  21. (256) Fire and Ice (1983, Bakshi)-77, Tubi

December:

  1. (257) V/H/S/99 (2022, Flying Lotus)-72, Shudder
  2. (258) Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978, Edwards)-78, Tubi
  3. (259) Deliverance (1972, Boorman)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (260) Fireworks (1997, Kitano)-96, Tubi
  5. (261) Boiling Point (1990, Kitano)-85, Tubi
  6. (262) Underwater (2020, Eubank)-76, Hulu
  7. (263) Autopsy (1975, Crispino)-73, Shudder
  8. (264) The Night House (2021, Bruckner)-88, Hulu
  9. (265) Violent Night (2022, Wirkola)-92, Theater Viewing
  10. (266) Murder Mansion (1972, Lazaga, Polop)-20, Shudder
  11. (267) Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022, Begos)-84, Shudder
  12. (268) Elves (1989, Mandel)-68, YouTube
  13. (269) Straight to Hell (1987, Cox)-82, Tubi
  14. (270) Dark Water (2005, Salles)-55, Hulu
  15. (271) The Black Phone (2022, Derrickson)-88, Peacock
  16. (272) The Quatermass Xperiment (1955, Guest)-75, YouTube
  17. (273) The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022, Gunn)-70, Disney+
  18. (274) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, Johnson)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
  19. (275) Strange World (2022, Hall)-75, Disney+
  20. (276) Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Seidelman)-90, Tubi
  21. (277) Anna and the Apocalypse (2017, McPhail)-85, Shudder

I’d Like To Thank The Academy…


Every year I tune into the Oscar ceremony without fail, despite how I feel about who got snubbed or why they nominated this movie and that movie. Look I’m the last guy to defend the Academy since they have been wrong so many times, and yet…I like the Oscars. The whole pomp and spectacle, the way too long TV presentation-I find it entertaining. The only thing that I skip is the red carpet pre show, which happens to be way too dumb for someone like to me to enjoy, although I guess some of the interviews that take place are amusing.

Besides the Academy Awards often get things right when it comes to who wins, even if it takes them longer than it should. Which is different from other awards shows, particularly the Grammy’s-and Oscar haters should keep in mind that the Grammys, the Emmy’s, and even the Golden Globes have been wrong about who they gave awards to. Besides people forget it’s all subjective, and that the awards season has become incredibly saturated to the point where even a grand old classic like the Oscars has lost a lot of its magic.

Which is a shame, because the Oscars is the main attraction of the awards season. Oh sure the Golden Globes is the fun party, the Emmys the awards show for the often too overlooked medium of television. The Grammy’s on the other hand is utter crap and has always been so, and for some reason I find the gross super populism of the MTV Movie and Music awards to be almost refreshing at times. Still if there is one telecast that almost everyone tunes into, pours over the day before and after, and cares about, it’s the Academy Awards.

I remember when Rotten Tomatoes’ message board exploded when Crash won Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain. There doesn’t seem to be anything that compares, and I like that way. I have been watching the Academy Awards telecast since 1996, the year that Braveheart won Best Picture and Apollo 13, Babe and others were nominated. I was too young to see any of the nominees from that year save for Babe and yet I was hooked. Its been that way ever since.

Yes I have complained about who wins almost every year, despite the fact that the Academy has also brought me plenty of joy. I cheered when the Coen Brothers finally won Best Director, and I was so happy when Martin Scorsese broke through to get his first little golden man. Christopher Waltz taking home an acting Oscar was great too, and I smiled at George Clooney and later on Ben Affleck finally getting their proper dues. Quentin Tarentino acting so happy at winning Best Screenplay last year for Django Unchained reminded me that even though he didn’t win for anything else I loved that he held up that statue like he had just won the Super Bowl. Yes the awards show is flawed-they play off the awards winners too quickly (I loved it when Jon Stewart invited back onstage the people from Once who won Best Song when they had been rudely played off-a really nice touch). The show seems to be stuck in this hard place between inviting entertainment and not being incredibly long.

What I especially recall though was the year that Titanic won Best Picture. Billy Crystal’s spoof opening for the ceremony was hilarious, and yes James Cameron went full blow ego-manic with his awards speech. That’s what we often tune in for, though-the unscripted moments, the parts that are unexpected. Even if the awards have become too obvious and unexciting, we, the audience, watch just for that one part that catches us by surprise. And that’s why I still watch the Oscars every year. It’s a bad habit, sure, but its my bad habit. For better or worse.

Movie Log 2014


Time to do it again:

January:


1. Dressed To Kill (1980, De Palma)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, Jackson)-91, Theater Viewing
3. Hard Eight (1996, Anderson)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Scorsese)-100, Theater Viewing
5. Frankenstein Created Women (1967, Fisher)-84, Netflix
6. We’re The Millers (2013, Thurber)-76, RedBox
7. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Powell and Pressburger)-100, Criterion
8. Rodan (1956, Honda)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
9. The Dictator (2012, Charles)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
10. 48 Hrs. (1982, Hill)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
11. Down Terrace (2009, Wheatley)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie Of The Month: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Powell and Pressburger)-100, Criterion

February:


12. Another 48 Hrs. (1990, Hill)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
13. The Lego Movie (2014, Miller and Lord)-93, Theater
14. Sightseers (2012, Wheatley)- 93, Netflix Instant Viewing
15. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, Scott)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
16. The Abominable Snowman (1957, Guest)-60, Netflix
17. Big Fish (2003, Burton)-95, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Big Fish (2003, Burton)-95, Public Library

March:


18. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994, Landis)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
19. Edge of Darkness (1985, Campbell)-97, Public Library
20. Laura (1944, Preminger)-95, Public Library
21. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, Lynch)-94, Netflix
22. Clay Pigeons (1998, Dobkin)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
23. The United States of Leland (2003, Ryan Hoge)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
24. Heathers (1989, Lehmann)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
25. Night Creatures (1962, Graham Scott)-77, Netflix
26. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964, Francis)-61, Netflix
27. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976, Ross)-95, Public Library
28. Wall Street (1987, Stone)-100, DVD
29. Parker (2013, Hackford)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
30. Night On Earth (1991, Jarmusch)-98, Criterion, Public Library
31. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958, Fisher)-93, Netflix
32. American Hustle (2013, Russell)-95, RedBox

Movie of the Month: Wall Street (1987, Stone)-100, DVD

April:


33. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959, Fisher)-82, Netflix
34. The Terror of the Tongs (1961, Bushell)-62, Netflix
35. Stand Up Guys (2013, Fisher)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
36. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959, Fisher)-83, Netflix
37. The Phantom of the Opera (1962, Fisher)-75, Netlix
38. Paranoiac (1963, Francis)-70, Netflix
39. Bad Company (1972, Benton)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
40. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006, Levine)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
41. (1963, Fellini)-100, Criterion
42. The Snorkel (1958, Green)-45, Netflix
43. Maniac (1963, Carreras)-87, Netflix
44. The Lair Of The White Worm (1988, Russell)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
45. Midnight Run (1988, Brest)-92, Public Library
46. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Anderson))-97, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: (1963, Fellini)-100, Criterion

May:


47. The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964, Carreras)-83, Netflix
48. Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)-100, Public Library/Criterion
49. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960, Fisher)-85, Netflix
50. Argo (2012, Affleck)-94, Public Library
51. Amadeus (1984, Forman)-99, Public Library
52. Youth of the Beast (1963, Suzuki)-93, Public Library
53. Godzilla Raids Again (1955, Oda)-45, Netflix Instant Viewing
54. Godzilla vs Mothra (1964, Honda)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
55. Attack of the Puppet People (1958, Gordon)-60, YouTube
56. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, Singer)-93, Theater

Movie of the Month: Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)-100, Public Library/Criterion

June:


57. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964, Honda)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
58. Time Bandits (1981, Gilliam)-87, Public Library
59. The Reptile (1966, Gilling)-75, Netflix
60. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, Russo Brothers)-94, Theater Viewing
61. Insomnia (1997, Skjoldbjærg)-95, Public Library/Criterion
62. The Earth Dies Screaming (1965, Fisher)-80, Netflix
63. The Way of the Dragon (1972, Lee)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
64. Felicia’s Journey (1999, Egoyan)-90, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Insomnia (1997, Skjoldbjærg)-95, Public Library/Criterion

July:


65. Johnny Mnemonic (1995, Longo)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
66. Heavy Metal (1981, Potterton, Murakami)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
67. Swashbuckler (1976, Goldstone)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
68. Godzilla (2014, Edwards)-97, Theater Viewing
69. The Witches (1966, Frankel)-60, Netflix
70. The Stand (1994, Garris)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
71. Nick of Time (1995, Badham)-52, CW TV
72. Oldboy (2003, Park)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing
73. Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010, Nishimura)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
74. The Mummy’s Shroud (1967, Gilling)-81, Netflix
75. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013, Wirkola)-55, Netflix Instant Viewing
76. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968, Francis)-84, Netflix
77. Zombie (1979, Fulci)-93, Public Library
78. Phantasm II (1988, Coscarelli)-90, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Oldboy (2003, Park)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing

August:


79. Edge of Tomorrow (2014, Liman)-91, Theater Viewing
80. Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965, Yuasa)-30, Netflix Instant Viewing
81. The Touch of Satan (1971, Henderson)-9, Netflix Instant Viewing
82. Soultaker (1990, Rissi)-9, Netflix Instant Viewing
83. Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965, Honda)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
84. A Field In England (2013, Wheatley)-94, Public Library
85. Phantoms (1998, Chappelle)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
86. The Birdcage (1996, Nichols)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
87. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969, Fisher)-87, Netflix
88. Tales From The Crypt (1972, Francis)-88, Public Library
89. The Vault of Horror (1973, Baker)-84, Public Library
90. Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970, Sasdy)-54, Public Library
91. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989, Hopkins)-78, Public Library
92. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, Talalay)-30, Public Library
93. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014, Bay)-79, Theater Viewing
94. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994, Craven)-87, Public Library
Movie of the Month: A Field In England (2013, Wheatley)-94, Public Library

September:

95. Body Bags (1993, Carpenter, Hooper, Sulkis)-86, Public Library
96. The Ninth Gate (1999, Polanski)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
97. Red State (2011, Smith)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
98. Crimewave (1985, Raimi)-84, Public Library
99. V/H/S/2 (2013, Sánchez, Barrett, Eisener, Hale)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
100. Perfect Blue (1998, Kon)-95, Public Library
101. Ravenous (1999, Griffin)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
102. Opera (1987, Argento)-90, YouTube
103. Phenomena (1985, Argento)-87, YouTube
104. Hard Rain (1998, Salomon)-78, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Perfect Blue (1998, Kon)-95, Public Library

October:


105. Night Of The Demons (1988, Tenney)-78, Public Library
106. Below (2002, Twohy)-82, Netflix Instant Viewing
107. Big Ass Spider (2013, Mendez)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
108. Dead Heat (1988, Black)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
109. Bad Lieutenant (1992, Ferrera)-93, Netflix
110. Orca: The Killer Whale (1977, Anderson)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
111. The Innocents (1961, Clayton)-95, Netflix
112. Grabbers (2012, Wright)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
113. Wishmaster (1997, Kurtzman)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
114. Nightmare City (1980, Lenzi)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
115. Child’s Play (1988, Holland)-90, Netflix
116. Candyman (1992, Rose)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
117. Humanoids of the Deep (1980, Peters)-67, Netflix Instant Viewing
118. Dust Devil (1992, Stanley)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
119. Prom Night (1980, Lynch)-84, Netflix
120. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964, Steckler)-6, Netflix Instant Viewing
121. Black Sabbath (1963, Bava)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
122. Visiting Hours (1982, Lord)-64, Netflix Instant Viewing
123. The Wicker Man (1973, Hardy)-95, Netflix
124. Halloween: Resurrection (2002, Rosenthal)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
125. Event Horizon (1997, Anderson)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Innocents (1961, Clayton)-95, Netflix

November:

126. You’re Next (2013, Wingard)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
127. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, Gunn)-93, Theater Viewing
128. Silver Linings Playbook (2012, Russell)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
129. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969, Yuasa)-53, Netflix Instant Viewing
130. Tombstone (1993, Cosmantos)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
131. Out of the Furnace (2013, Cooper)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
132. The Beginning of the End (1957, Gordon)-30, Netflix Instant Viewing
133. Blue Ruin (2013, Saulnier)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing, Netflix Instant Viewing
134. Strange Days (1995, Bigelow)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
135. Godzilla’s Revenge (1969, Honda)-48, Netflix Instant Viewing
136. Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975, Honda)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
137. Devil Fish (1984, Bava)-35, Netflix Instant Viewing
138. Horrible Bosses 2 (2014, Anders)-85, Theater
139. Sex Tape (2014, Kasdan)-73, DVD
140. Police Academy (1984, Wilson)-87, DVD

Movie of the Month: Strange Days (1995, Bigelow)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing

December:

141. Birdman (2014, Iñárritu)-98, Theater
142. Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971, Holt)-54, Netflix
143. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972, Gibson)-77, Netflix
144. The Toxic Avenger (1984, Kaufman)-90, DVD
145. Gone Girl (2014, Fincher)-93, Theater
146. The Yards (2000, Gray)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
147. The Visitor (1979, Paradisi)-73, DVD
148. My Darling Clementine (1946, Ford)-95, Criterion DVD
149. Warrior of the Lost World (1983, Worth)-10, Netlix Instant Viewing
150. Safety Last (1924)-90, Criterion
151. Gamera vs Baurgon (1966)-35, Netflix Instant Viewing
152. Little Odessa (1994, Gray)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
153. The Atomic Brain (1964)
154. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993, Allen)-93, Public Library
155. Thief (1981, Mann)-94, Netflix Instant Viewing
156. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
157. Seven Chances (1925, Keaton)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
158. Batman Forever (1995, Schumacher)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
159. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974, Baker)-77, Netflix
160. The Iceman (2012, Vromen)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
161. The Crying Game (1992, Jordan)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
162. The Internship (2013, Levy)-83, DVD
163. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, Columbus)-50, ABC Family
164. The Hobbit Part 3: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, Jackson)-85, Theater
165. Jubal (1956, Daves)-92, Criterion
166. Judex (1963, Franju)-90, Criterion
167. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971, Hellman)-93, Criterion
168. Wild (2014)-95, Theater
169. Let The Fire Burn (2013)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

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