2018 Movie Tally – Rambling About My Year and Movie Stuff!

What a year 2018 has been! Now, I’m not going to get into the heavy duty stuff that weighs one down day to day as it is tough for everyone and I wish the country was in better shape. Know I’m not giving up on it now or ever, but I’m here,right now, I’m rambling to focus on things I love and that’s MOVIES!

I always hope to blog more throughout the year, but time slips by pretty fast and I’m easily distracted. Also this year I’ve been prepping for a big change coming up in my life and that’s ‘THE COMING THING!” My TCT is due in 2019, so we’ll see what that does to my movie watching. YUP! BABY SHEMP!!!

During 2018 I did some some movie sharing blogs and eventually got around to my movie tallys.

A major 2018 highlight:

GREASE 2 on the big screen with my little sis!!!! I got a picture with the C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R himself! Squeeeeeeeeeeee! So awesome!

C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R!!!!!!!!!!

When it comes to my movie watching I have managed to watch more than a few, woot, woot; new ones and old ones and re-sees of favorites! I also watched a lot of television keeping up with shows, finding new ones (THE GOOD PLACE), doing that binge thing! Yup.  HULU even gave me the numbers: Minutes Watching Hulu: 11,692, 420 Episodes & Movies Watched and I watched a lot of HULU on Fridays!

So far (I hope to watch a movie or two on New Year’s Eve!) I have watched 130 new movies and 49 re-sees. That brings my movie total to 179 movies in 2018!


Of the 130 movies I gave 7 movies a 5 (my 1-5 scale with 5 being the best!). My most favorite movies in 2018 were:

  1. TOKYO DRIFTER (1966)
  2. BLACK PANTHER (2018)
  3. TIME TO DIE / Tiempo de Morir (1966)
  4. DEADPOOL 2 (2018)
  5. THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (2018)
  6. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018)
  7. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (2018)

*Honorable mention goes to TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES as that movie made me laugh a lot (I LOVE THE TEEN TITANS) and I got to see it with my sister and her family, all the kiddies. It was a blast. YUP!

TEEN TITANS TIME TRAVEL!

My favorite movie discoveries came from some DVD’s/Blu-rays I rented and movies I streamed on Kanopy! The one movie that stands out most for my discovery of the year is MUSHROOMS (1995). It’s still on Kanopy and I think everyone should check it out! It’s quirky, a bit gross and sweet all at the same time! Two older ladies living together have a room for rent when a convict and a policeman both vie for the space. After a little mishap occurs you will be surprised by what hoops the women have to jump through to keep on living in their sweet little home.

and I think everyone should check it out! It’s quirky, a bit gross and sweet all at the same time! Two older ladies living together have a room for rent when a convict and a policeman both vie for the space. After a little mishap occurs you will be surprised by what hoops the women have to jump through to keep on living in their sweet little home.

What a movie!

So you could look back at my old blog posts but here is my full list of movies I’ve watched and that will be followed by my Re-See list! Yay Movies!!!!

NEW MOVIES:

  1. SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968) | 1/2/18 | FilmStruck
  2. FREEWHEELIN’ (1976) | 1/2/18 | Amazon .
  3. THE HOUSE OF FEAR (1945) | 1/3/18 | YouTube
  4. OVER THE MOON (1939) | 1/6/18 | Filmstruck
  5. LOVE ON THE RUN (1979) | 1/6/18 | Filmstruck
  6. BAY OF ANGELS (1963) | 1/7/18 | Filmstruck  
  7. SON OF MONTE CRISTO (1940) | 1/8/18 | DVD  
  8. MIKEY AND NICKY (1976) | 1/14/18 | Filmstruck
  9. TOKYO DRIFTER (1966) | 1/14/18 | Filmstruck
  10. MAN’S CASTLE (1933) | 1/14/18 | Filmstruck
  11. SATURN 3 (1980) | 1/16/18 | Amazon
  12. UNDERWORLD : BLOOD WARS (2016/2017) | 1/16/18 | STARZ App
  13. THE FIRST POWER (1989) | 1/27/18 | STARZ App  
  14. SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942) | 1/28/18 | Amazon
  15. GEOSTORM (2017) | 1/31/18 | DVD
  16. XxX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (2017) | 2/4/18 | Amazon
  17. CLOVERFIELD PARADOX (2018) | 2/4/18 | Netflix
  18. ASSIGNMENT REDHEAD (1956) | 2/16/18 Amazon
  19. THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016) | 2/17/18 | DVD
  20. BLACK PANTHER (2018) | 2/18/18 | Edwards Alhambra  
  21. CHERRY FALLS (2000) | 2/18/18 | DVD
  22. ST. MARTIN’S LANE (1938) | 2/23/18 | FilmStruck  
  23. THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (1958) | 2/23/18 | FilmStruck
  24. TIME TO DIE / Tiempo de Morir (1966) | 2/23/18 | DVD
  25. DEVIL’S EXPRESS / GANG WAR (1976) | 2/27/18 | Amazon
  26. THE DEAD PIT (1989) | 2/28/18 | Amazon
  27. EARLY MAN (2018) | 3/4/18 | Edwards Alhambra
  28. ANNIHILATION (2018) | 3/4/18 | Edwards Alhambra
  29. WINCHESTER (2018) | 3/4/18 | Edwards Alhambra
  30. MUTE (2010 | 3/7/18 | Netflix | Rating: 3
  31. STORM IN A TEACUP (1937) | 3/9/18 | Filmstruck | Rating: 4.6
  32. DEMON WIND (1980) | 3/9/18 | Amazon | Rating: 2
  33. NIGHTMARE AT NOON a.k.a. DEATH STREET USA (1988) | 3/10/11 | Amazon
  34. $ (1971) | 3/16/18 | DVD |
  35. SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING (2017) | 3/18/18 | STARZ
  36. SEASON OF THE WITCH (1972) | 3/20/18 | Amazon
  37. PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMAN (2017) | 3/21/18 | HULU
  38. ALASKA (1944) | 3/23/18 | Amazon
  39. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017) | 3/27/18 | CABLE
  40. THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017) | 3/28/18 | Redbox
  41. READY PLAYER ONE (2018) | 3/29/18 | Arclight Pasadena
  42. TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY (1946) | 3/29/18 | DVD | Watched with Mom, Dad & Dave
  43. MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE ON FILM *Shorts* A Dancer’s World (1957), Appalachian Spring (1958) | 3/29/18 | DVD
  44. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2017) | 3/31/18 | Amazon
  45. CONTAINMENT (2016) | 3/31/18 | Amazon
  46. ROCK SLYDE (2009) | 4/3/18 | Amazon
  47. OUT THERE (1995) | 4/4/18 | Amazon
  48. THE TIGER HUNTER (2016) | 4/10/18 | Netflix
  49. REVOLT (2017) | 4/12/18 | Netflix
  50. SPLIT (2016) | 4/14/18 | HBO GO
  51. LOGAN (2017) | 4/15/18 | Cable
  52. FINDING YOUR FEET (2018) | 4/19/18 | Pasadena Playhouse
  53. POLICEWOMAN (1974) | 4/21/18 | Amazon
  54. ANDRE THE GIANT (2018) | 4/23/18 | HBO/DV-R  
  55. THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE (1959) | 4/27/18 | DVD
  56. BEYOND SKYLINE (2017) | 4/29/18 | Netflix  
  57. FIRST MAN INTO SPACE (1957) | 4/30/18 | DVD
  58. AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS (2018) | 5/8/18 | Edwards Alhambra  
  59. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1970) | 5/11/18 | Filmstruck  
  60. NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH (1948) | 5/12/18 | Filmstruck
  61. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017) | 5/12/18 | Cable  
  62. TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL (2018) | 5/13/18 | Stream  
  63. PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES (2013) | 5/18/18 | STARZ  
  64. CATTLE DRIVE (1951) | 5/19/18 | SHOWTIME  
  65. HOUSE OF BLACKMAIL (1953) | 5/19/18 | Amazon  
  66. DEADPOOL 2 (2018) | 5/22/18 | Edwards Alhambra  
  67. MOST LIKELY TO MURDER (2018) | 5/26/18 | Amazon rental  
  68. TALE OF TALES (2015) | 5/27/18 | Netflix
  69. SMALL TOWN GIRL (1953) | 5/28/18 | Filmstruck
  70. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT (2017) | 6/2/18 | HULU  
  71. HURRICANE HEIST (2018) | 6/8/18 | Amazon Rental  
  72. SPECIES II (1998) | 6/17/18 | HBO GO  
  73. THE BEING (1983) | 6/14/18 | Amazon
  74. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK (2017) | 6/18/18 | HULU
  75. THE EMBASSY (1972) | 6/22/18 | Amazon  
  76. JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (2018) | 6/24/18 | Harkins Theater Moreno Valley
  77. REMEMORY (2017) | 6/27/18 | Amazon
  78. TELL ME SOMETHING (1999) | 7/7/18 | DVD
  79. IT (2017) | 6/30/18 | HBO GO  
  80. THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) | 7/9/18 | Filmstruck
  81. BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS (2016) | 7/11/18 | Amazon
  82. NEVER SO FEW (1959) | 7/13/18 | TCM
  83. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (2008) | 7/1/18/ | HULU  
  84. ANTMAN &  THE WASP (2018) | 7/18/18 | THE LOT  
  85. TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES (2018) | 7/27/18 | AMC Monterey Park
  86. EXTINCTION (2018) | 7/28/18 | Netflix
  87. OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (1984) | 8/2/18 | THIS!
  88. HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING (1980) | 8/3/18 | THIS!  
  89. SCOOBY-DOO: SCARE CAMP (2010) | 8/3/18 | Rental
  90. OUTLAND (1981) | 8/4/18 | Filmstruck  
  91. HANDSOME: A NETFLIX MYSTERY MOVIE ( 2017) | 8/518 | Netflix
  92. A QUIET PLACE (2018) | 8/7/18 | Blu-Ray
  93. KEDI (2016) | 8/9/18 | Kanopy
  94. MUSHROOMS (1995) | 8/10/18 | Kanopy  
  95. BLOOD RAGE a.k.a. SLASHER (1987) | 8/21/18 | Kanopy  
  96. MURDER AT THE GALLOP (1963) | 8/19/18 | Filmstruck  
  97. UPGRADE (2018) | 8/28/18 | Google Rental
  98. MYSTERIOUS HEROES (1970) a.k.a. WU TANG SWORDSMAN | 8/19/18 | Amazon |
  99. DEEP STAR SIX (1989) | 8/9/18 | Amazon  
  100. SCOOBY-DOO: FRANKENCREEPY (2014) | 9/10/18 | Amazon Rental
  101. TAG (2018) | 9/12/18 | Rental  
  102. I SHOT JESSE JAMES (1949) | 9/15/18 | Filmstruck
  103. SCOOBY-DOO AND THE ALIEN INVADERS (2000) | 9/14/18 | Rental
  104. OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018) | 9/21/18 | Blu-Ray Redbox
  105. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (2013) | 9/29/18 | Kanopy
  106. SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GOURMET GHOST (2018) | 10/1/18 | DVD Redbox
  107. DREAMCATCHER (2003) | 10/5/18 | Netflix
  108. DOBERMAN COP (1977) | 10/7/18 | Egyptian Beyond Fest (Sonny Chiba Q&A!)
  109. THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943) | 10/13/18 | TCM
  110. SKYSCRAPER (2018) | 10/13/18 | Blu-Ray Redbox  
  111. GREEN ICE (1981) | 10/18/18 | Amazon
  112. THE DARK (1979) | 10/19/19 | Amazon  
  113. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (2018) | 10/20/18 | Redbox
  114. GANJA & HESS (1973) | 10/26/18 | Kanopy   
  115. GENOCIDE (1968) | 10/28/18 | Filmstruck  
  116. VAMPYR (1932) | 10/31/18 | Filmstruck
  117. CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1959) | 11/1/18 | Filmstruck
  118. THE THREAT (1949) | 11/11/18 | TCM  
  119. OUTLAW KING (2018) | 11/11/18 | Netflix  
  120. THE MEG (2018) | 11/13/18 | Redbox Rental
  121. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (2018) | 11/1718 | HBO GO  
  122. THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (2018) | 11/19/18 | Netflix  
  123. MURDER AHOY (1964) | 11/28/18 | Filmstruck
  124. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018) | 11/29/18 | HULU  
  125. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (2018) | 11/30/18 | AMC Monterey Park
  126. CRACK-UP (1946) | 12/2/18 | TCM
  127. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (2018) | 12/2/18 | BLU-RAY Redbox
  128. CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (2018) | 12/7/18 | Netflix (mom watched too!)
  129. CONSTANTINE CITY OF DEMONS (2018) | 12/19/18 | Amazon Rental
  130. BLOCKERS (2018) | 12/24/18 | HBO GO

Now for my re-see movies! I love re-watching movies I love! I re-watched JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE a lot, it just made me happy and I got my folks to watch it too. GREASE 2 has been on cable a lot and after watching it on the big screen with my sister I still can’t get enough. My all time favorite movie DARKMAN has been on cable a lot too and I watch from whatever part I find it on and one night watched it all the way through. One of my most favorite re-sees, which I mentioned on my last blog was seeing HAROLD AND MAUDE at the Nuart with my niece Celia. She loved it so much and we both had tears at the end. Ahhhhh, good times.

RE-SEE MOVIES:

  1. KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2016) | 1/5/18 | HBO (w/ Celia and Dad)
  2. HIGHLANDER (1986) |  1/5/18 | HULU (w/ Celia)
  3. EVOLUTION (2001) | 1/15/18 | AMAZON
  4. JUMANJI (1995) | 1/15/18 | STARZ APP
  5. TAMPOPO (1985) | 2/6/18 | Filmstruck
  6. THE PERFECT WEAPON (1991) | 2/10/18 | HULU
  7. SUPERGIRL (1984) | 2/19/18 | DVD
  8. BARBARELLA (1968) | 2/22/18 | AMAZON
  9. XANADU (1980) | 3/1/18 | DVD
  10. CANNIBAL WOMEN IN THE AVOCADO JUNGLE (1989) | 3/5/18 | AMAZON
  11. GREASE 2 (1982) | 3/12/18 | Ahrya Fine Arts Theater (w/ Sara, cast Q&A)
  12. THE SECRET OF MY SUCE$S (1987) | 3/22/18 | AMAZON
  13. GREASE 2 (1982) | 3/24/18 | DVR
  14. DOOMSDAY (2008) | 4/7/18 | STARZ
  15. CRY DANGER (1951) | 4/21/18 | TCM (w/ dad)
  16. DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) | 4/24/18 | LOS FELIZ 3 (Q&A event)
  17. THEM! (1954) | 4/27/18 | DVD
  18. EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (1987) | 5/5/18 | DVD (w/ Celia)
  19. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974) | 5/14/18 | AMAZON
  20. DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008) | 5/19/18 | Hollywood Chinese (Q&A with Gregg and cast)
  21. ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) | 5/27/18 | ROSEMEAD HIGH SCHOOL 24hr fest finale
  22. BLACK PANTHER (2018) | 6/7/18 | ACADEMY (With Dad, Ramone, Celia, Effie)
  23. HOT FUZZ (2007) | 6/11/18 | Netflix
  24. SPECIES (1995) | 6/16/18 | HBO GO
  25. SPECIES II (1989) | 6/17/18 | HBO GO
  26. IT (1990) | 6/19-6/22/18  | HULU
  27. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988) | 6/22/18 | TUBI
  28. ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988) | 7/2/18 | HULU
  29. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017) | 7/7/18 | CABLE
  30. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017) | 7/10/18 | CABLE
  31. THE WOLF MAN (1941) | 8/11/18 | SVENGOOLIE ME TV
  32. RABID (1977) | 8/18/18 | KANOPY
  33. MATINEE (1993) | 8/22/18 | BLU-RAY Library
  34. DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1963) | 8/26/18 | AMAZON
  35. THE FUGITIVE (1993)
  36. PASSENGER 57 (1992) | 8/30/18 | HBO GO
  37. WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS (2014) | 8/3/18 | AMAZON
  38. MEN AT WORK (1990) | 9/15/18 | AMAZON
  39. HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971) | 9/16/18 | NUART (w/ Celia)
  40. DARKMAN (1990) | 9/24/18 | CABLE
  41. BAD MOON (1996) | 9/29/19 | TUBI
  42. INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE (1994) | 10/5/18 | NETFLIX
  43. REC 3 (2012) | 10/17/18 | HULU
  44. THE BRIDE (1985) | 10/21/18 | AMAZON
  45. WORLD WAR Z (2013) | 11/8/18 | Blu-ray
  46. WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944) | 11/18/18 | TCM
  47. NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984) | 12/23/18 | Amazon
  48. LOTR: FELLOWSHIP (2001) | 12/25/18 | Blu-ray
  49. LOTR: TWO TOWERS (2002) | 12/25/18 | Blu-ray

So here’s to watching movies, my favorite thing to do! I’m really looking forward to squeezing more movies in with some extra company and have an idea to write more about my movie views of the past, so here’s hoping in 2019 can achieve my ambitious movie watching/writing goals!

Here’s more well wishes to everyone out there, may you find the things they enjoy and share them!  I absolutely hope I can keep on sharing my movie watching fun, which I know will slow up some, but for a great cause. Let’s all make the world better by being good, doing good, having fun and sharing fun. “No matter where you go, there you are!” Happy New Year everyone! YUP YUP YUP!

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