All The Movies I Watched In 2017! My Favorites Too!

Movies are a happy place and anyone reading this knows that about me. Yup!

So here’s my whole list all together of all the new movies and re-sees I watched any chance I got! I watched a lot of fun and happy movies!

Let’s Celebrate Movies!!!!!

I rated 33 movies a 5, which is my rating for an excellent movie, a movie I loved, a movie I’d recommend a bunch and hope to watch again and again. Of those 33, 10 movies were from 2017. I am not keeping up well with new releases like I used to, d’oh! 4 movies from 2016 got my 5 rating and all the rest among my big faves ranged from the years of the 1930’s to the late 1990’s. My guy Dave and I did a lot of movie renting of Blu-Rays and checking out DVDs from the library! Yup! Go Old School!

NEW MOVIES:

  1. RUTHLESS (1948) | 1/3/17 | DVD  (“Came in for a drink and found a memory.” – Buck Mansfield)
  2. WAR REQUIEM (1989) | 15/17 | DVD  
  3. COIN HEIST (2017) | 1/6/17 | Netflix  
  4. EAT THE RICH (1987) | 1/8/17 | DVD  
  5. BLACK EYE (1973/1974) | 1/10/17 | DVD  
  6. FORGOTTEN SILVER (1995) | 1/12/17 | DVD 
  7. SHE’S BACK ON BROADWAY (1953) | 1/13/17 | DVD 
  8. THE SHADOW OF THE CAT (1961) | 1/15/17 | Svengoolie/MeTV  
  9. TERMINAL ISLAND (1973) | 1/15/17 | TCM Underground/DV-R 
  10. ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964) | 1/18/17 | TCM/DV-R  
  11. CRY OF THE CITY (1948) | 1/19/17 | DVD 
  12. THE YAKUZA (1974) | 1/21/17 | New Beverly 
  13. MOONTIDE (1942) | 1/22/17 | DV-R / FXM Retro  
  14. THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM (1966) | 1/22/17 | DVD  
  15. IGUANA (1988) | 1/23/17 | DVD 
  16. TERMINAL MAN (1973) | 1/23/17 | DV-R / TCM
  17. THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN (a.k.a. Snapshot or One Minute More) (1979) | 1/25/17 | DVD 
  18. THE PUSHER (1958) | 1/25/17 | DVD  
  19. DAY OF THE ANIMALS (1977) | 1/26/17 | Amazon Instant  
  20. HORNETS’ NEST (1970) | 1/27/17 | DVD  
  21. THE LAST RUN (1971) | 2/1/17 | DVD 
  22. THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) | 2/1/17 | FilmStruck 
  23. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (2017) | 2/9/17 | AMC Atlantic 
  24. SWISS ARMY MAN (2016) | 2/10/17 | Netflix 
  25. GRIZZLY (1976) | 2/12/17 | Amazon 
  26. THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944) | 2/18/17 | DVD  
  27. VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED (1976) | 2/18/17 | DVD 
  28. WOOL 100% (2006) | 2/20/17 | DVD 
  29. GUMSHOE (1971) | 2/21/17 | DVD  
  30. LOOPHOLE (1981) | 2/21/17 | DVD 
  31. OUT OF THE DARK (1988) | 2/23/17 | DVD 
  32. GET OUT (2017) | 2/24/17 | AMC Monterey Park 
  33. DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1962) | 2/24/17 | DVD 
  34. THE NESTING (1981) | 2/26/17 | DVD 
  35. CONTAMINATION (1980) | 2/28/17 | Blu-Ray  
  36. COUNTDOWN (1967) | 2/28/17 | DVD  
  37. SMART MONEY (1931) | 3/7/17 | DVD 
  38. MEN & CHICKEN (2015) | 3/10/17 | Blu-Ray 
  39. WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971) | 3/13/17 | Blu-Ray
  40. NIGHTMARE AT BITTER CREEK (1988) | 3/14/17 | Amazon Instant
  41. HUNT FOR WILDER PEOPLE (2016) | 3/17/17 | Stream
  42. MST3K: ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE (1987) | 3/19/17 | Netflix
  43. KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017) | 3/25/17 | Edwards Alhambra  
  44. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017) | 3/25/17 | Edwards Alhambra  
  45. THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (2016) | 3/25/17 | Edwards Alhambra 
  46. THE LAST SUPPER (1995) | 3/25/17 | DVD 
  47. BRANDED TO KILL (1967) | 3/27/17 | Blu-Ray 
  48. DEAD PIGEON ON BEETHOVEN STREET (1974) | 3/28/17 | DVD 
  49. HEART OF MIDNIGHT (1988) | 4/5/17 | DVD 
  50. THE DAMNED DON’T CRY (1950) | 4/10/17 | DVD 
  51. GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1990) | 4/11/17 | DVD 
  52. MST3K: THE RETURN: REPTILICUS (1961) | 4/16/17 | Netflix 
  53. RiffTrax: SAMURAI COP (1991) | 4/18/17 | Edwards Alhambra 
  54. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017) | 4/18/17 | Edwards Alhambra
  55. MST3K: THE RETURN: CRY WILDERNESS (1986) | 4/19/17 | Netflix
  56. MST3K: THE RETURN: TIME TRAVELERS (1964) | 4/24/17 | Netflix 
  57. MST3K: THE RETURN: AVALANCHE (1978) | 4/26/17 | Netflix 
  58. PATERSON (2016) | 4/30/17 | On Demand Rental 
  59. AFRAID TO DIE (1960) | 5/2/17 | DVD 
  60. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017) | 5/4/17 | Arclight Pasadena 
  61. MST3K: THE RETURN: BEAST FROM HOLLOW MOUNTAIN (1956) | 5/5/17 | Netflix 
  62. MST3K: THE RETURN: STARCRASH (1978) | 5/7/17 | Netflix 
  63. MST3K: THE RETURN: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1974) | 5/8/17 
  64. WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? (1974) | 5/8/17 | Stream 
  65. THE STREET WITH NO NAME (1948) | 5/15/17 | DVD  
  66. MST3K: THE RETURN: THE LOVE OF HERCULES  (1960) | 5/18/17 | Netflix 
  67. ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) | 5/20/17 | AMC Monterey Park  
  68. CRIMSON PEAK (2015) | 5/20/17 | HBO Go 
  69. THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) | 5/26/17 | Netflix  
  70. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950) | 5/27/17 | Rosemead High 24hr Film Fest 
  71. DON’T THINK TWICE (2016) | 5/29/17 | Netflix
  72. ADRENALINE DRIVE (1999) | 5/30/17 | DVD  
  73. THE IRON HORSE (1924) | 5/31/17 | DVD  
  74. MST3K: THE RETURN: YONGARY (1967) | 5/31/17 | Netflix  
  75. WONDER WOMAN (2017) | 6/1/17 | Vista 
  76. WILD TALES (2014) | 6/4/17 | DVD
  77. VOICE OF THE KING (2017) | 6/7/17 | NoHo7 | Rating: 4 (Q&A w/ Bob Miller)
  78. IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017) | 6/8/17 | AMC Monterey Park
  79. THEM (2006) | 6/18/17 | Amazon Prime
  80. MST3K: THE RETURN: WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM (1985) | 6/20/17 | Netflix | (FINISHED ON 7/10/17 )
  81. MINIONS (2015) | 6/30/17 | Netflix 
  82. CERTAIN FURY (1985) | 7/2/17 | DVD
  83. MUTANT (1984) | 7/11/17 | Amazon Instant
  84. VALERIAN (2017) | 7/20/17 | AMC Mission Hills San Diego  
  85. BATMAN & HARLEY QUINN (2017) | 7/21/17 | SDCC Ballroom 20 
  86. ONE DARK NIGHT (1982) | 7/23/17 | Amazon 
  87. ROAD HOUSE (1948) | 8/8/17 | DVD
  88. ALLISON’S BIRTHDAY (1981) | 8/28/17 | YouTube 
  89. KNIGHT RIDERS (1981) | 8/31/17 
  90. COLOSSAL (2016) | 9/2/17 | Blu-Ray 
  91. IT’S A DISASTER (2012) | 9/14/17 | DVD 
  92. THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE (1993) | 9/15/17 | DVD  
  93. UNLOCKED (2017) | 9/19/17 | Amazon Instant  
  94. WHEELS OF FIRE (1985) | 9/23/17 | YouTube  
  95. MOANA (2016) | 9/28/17 | Netflix 
  96. WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY (2017) | 9/29/17 | Netflix
  97. THE STAIRWAY TO THE DISTANT PAST (1995) | 9/30/17 
  98. EQUINOX (1979) | 10/4/17/ | FilmStruck 
  99. GATE OF HELL (1953) | 10/6/17 | DVD 
  100. CULT OF CHUCKY (2017) | 10/7/17 | Netflix  
  101. THE GRAVE(1996) | 10/8/17 | Amazon Instant 
  102. THE TRAP (1996) | 10/13/17 | DVD  
  103. TOP SECRET AFFAIR (1957) | 10/14/17 | DV-R  
  104. WOLF GUY (1975) | 10/17/17 | Blu-Ray 
  105. THE MAGICIAN (1958) | 10/17/17 | DVD 
  106. BABY DRIVER (2017) | 10/20/17 | Amazon Rental  
  107. THE RETURN (1980) | 10/20/17 | Amazon 
  108. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1974) | 10/28/17 
  109. BEWARE! THE BLOB (1972) | 10/31/17 
  110. THE DEVIL PLAYS (1931) | 11/1/17 
  111. THOR: RAGNAROK (2017) | 11/2/17 | Arclight Pasadena 
  112. THE SPANIARD’S CURSE (1958) | 11/5/17 | Amazon  
  113. GANG BULLETS (1938) | 11/5/17 | Amazon  
  114. MONKEY’S PAW (1948) | 11/8/17 | Amazon 
  115. SHADOW OF A MAN (1954) | 11/9/17 | Amazon 
  116. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (2017) | 11/10/17 | Pasadena Playhouse  
  117. ATOMIC BLONDE (2017) | 11/17/17 | Google Play  
  118. WIND RIVER (2017) | 11/18/17 | Google Play 
  119. BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017) | 11/19/17 | Regal Garfield
  120. THE TROLLENBERG TERROR a.k.a. The Creeping Eye (1958) | 11/20/17 | Amazon 
  121. KRAMPUS (2015) | 11/23/17 | HBO GO 
  122. GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORA (1991) | 11/23/17 | Starz App 
  123. GODZILLA, MOTHRA & KING GHIDORAH MONSTERS ALL OUT ATTACK (2001) | 11/24/17 | STARZ APP 
  124. SUPERNATURALS (1986) | 11/24/17 | Amazon
  125. GODZILLA VS MEGAGURIUS (2000) | 11/26/17 | STARZ App 
  126. COCO (2017) | 12/3/17 | AMC Monterey Park 
  127. SHIN GODZILLA (2016) | 12/3/17 | Blu-Ray 
  128. THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON (1958) | 12/13/17 | Amazon 
  129. INNOCENTS IN PARIS (1953) | 12/13/17 | Amazon 
  130. HELLBENT (1987) | 12/15/17 | Amazon 
  131. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017) | 12/17/17 | Arclight Pasadena 
  132. SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE WOMAN IN GREEN (1945) | 12/25/17 | Amazon  
  133. SHERLOCK HOLMES: TERROR BY NIGHT (1946) | 12/25/17 | Amazon 
  134. SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SCARLET CLAW (1944) | 12/25/17 | Amazon  
  135. SECRETS (1933) | 12/29/17 | Filmstruck  
  136. THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF (1970) | 12/29/17 
  137. THE WOMAN IN QUESTION (1950) | 12/29/17 
  138. MST3K: THE RETURN: AT EARTH’S CORE (2017) | 12/30/17
  139. ROBIN AND THE 7 HOOD (1964) 12/30/17 | TCM

WHAT A LIST, right?! I saw 139 new movies in all! Now more lists and ramblings follow!

8 FAVORITES of 2017

  • WONDER WOMAN
  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
  • GET OUT
  • BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
  • COCO
  • WIND RIVER
    *As you can see I kept to the fun escapism movies, I’ll catch up on the more serious stuff probably in 2018. These movies made me happy, gave me stuff to think about, dream about and just dwell in the nice feels. WONDER WOMAN, kick ass and the movie I didn’t know I had been waiting a lifetime to see.

 

4 FAVORITES FROM 2016

  • PATERSON
  • HUNT FOR WILDER PEOPLE
  • SHIN GODZILLA
  • MOANA
    *Still sad that I missed PATERSON in 2016! I love Jim Jarmusch so much and have not missed one of his movies on a big screen since I first saw NIGHT ON EARTH. I did get to enjoy PATERSON with my dad when we rented it one night and it was my dad who first to introduce me to a Jim Jarmusch movie. We loved the flick a lot and yeah, it was a 5 movie for us both. SHIN GODZILLA was just a blast as I said recently. And I have to highlight HUNT FOR WILDER PEOPLE which made me laugh a lot, a lot more than I expected. I saw it back in March and only recently did my sister finally see it too, we got to gush about it together over the holidays.

 

10 FAVORITE MOVIE DISCOVERIES FROM YEARS OF OLD

  • ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964)
    A wonderful little movie, that still plays so relevant when it comes to racisms and fear that people place on others. Being it’s a movie you hoped they’d go with the happy ending, but it was very much about real life and it’s not always happy even when people really are in love. I ended up watching this twice, the second time with my mom.
  • VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED (1976)
    An all star cast in a movie about a very real event. The SS St. Louis carried over 900 Jewish German refugee passengers in 1939 right before World War II and they are headed to Havana, seeking asylum to escape Hitler’s Germany. This movie was hard to watch and it only fueled my anger for events happening now. Again it is fear that hurts people, fear of people who believe different things. It was worth the watch and thinking about it keeps me fueled to keep the fight going for what is right in everyday life.
  • ROAD HOUSE (1948)
    Ida Lupino is one of my favorite actresses and filmmakers. Road House is now one of my favorite noir films. Ida is Lily Stevens, she’s a lounge singer who is independent and sure of herself. When Lily comes to a new club the owner, Jefty, played by Richard Widmark thinks he’s got dibs. Lily falls for Jefty’s partner instead and well, there’s drama and scheming
  • THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE (1933)
  • THE STAIRWAY TO THE DISTANT PAST (1995) 
  • THE TRAP (1996) 
    These three movies above are a trilogy! My dad first checked THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE from the library and I couldn’t rent the other 2 fast enough. I still wonder how these movies escaped me in the 90’s. I absolutely love this world of detective Makiu Hama, that’s his real name, played by Masatoshi Nagase. I loved everything about these movies, EVERYTHING! From the style, to movie references, to the satisfying tale that was told about Makiu’s world. I can’t recommend these movies enough and they really are the best thing I saw in 2017, yup!

    MY NEW FAVORITE TRILOGY!!!!

  • GATE OF HELL (1953)
    This Japanese movie is a beautiful movie, simply beautiful to look at and fall into. It’s also incredibly tragic. A Samurai has fallen for the woman he saved during a rebellion and when he asks for her hand as a reward he discovers she is already married. Her his obsession only intensifies as he tries to get the woman he wants by almost any means possible.
  • WOLF GUY (1975)
    Oh Arrow Video helping me discover cool movies. SONNY CHIBA is Wolf Guy! From a clan of werewolves he is the only survivor and living in the city working as a private detective. He’s soon on a case where a gang of men are being killed by a tiger spirit. Who is wielding the tiger spirit? What is the cause for revenge? When is SONNY gonna wolf out and show just how immortal he is during a full moon? I know all the answers because I watched it, yup.
  • GUMSHOE (1971) 
    Albert Finney is a comedian, wannabe detective, Eddie Ginley in this feature debut by director Stephen Frears. I really dug this little flick as Eddie says, “Me moments of glory all in me head.” He finds himself mixed up in a strange plot as he seeks out his own Dashiell Hammett fantasy life. It had some shocking moments and lots of sharp one liner wit.
  • BLACK EYE (1974)
    I really do have a love of private detectives and this one tickled my fancy from beginning to end. To quote my own review from the beginning of the year: “Fred Williamson is private eye Shep Stone, he was once a cop and now does his own thing; solving cases and eating peanuts along the way.” I love Fred Williamson and he delivers his brand of charm here, the tough guy who has a heart, but means business. Don’t piss of Shep and if your’e a bad guy, well, don’t let him catch you!

 

Runner up: Finally I saw THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) and yes you can give me some shite for not having seen it before, I was indeed missing out!

MOVIE OUTING: Being a big movie goer, I have not been to the theater as much as usual, hey you got to save that $$ sometimes. I must admit I only made it to the New Beverly once in 2017! It was a great time though as my guy Dave and I went with some good pals for a date night and we saw THE YAKUZA (1974) (Thanks JEFF & EMILY for a good outing!)

Seeing WONDER WOMANTHOR and COCO with my nieces were among my top movie outings too as they are so much fun to watch movies with!

Next up my re-see movies, the movies I’ll watch again and again any chance I get:

RE-SEE: 

  1. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) | 1/1/17 | Netflix
  2. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) | 1/1/17 | Netflix
  3. GREASE (1978) | 1/1/17 | Netflix
  4. THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) | 1/1/17 | Netflix
  5. ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (1987) | 1/1/17 | Netflix
  6. THE FOG (1980) | 1/2/16 | DVD
  7. EATING RAOUL (1982) | 1/8/17 | DVD
  8. A BITTERSWEET LIFE (2005) | 1/9/17 | DVD
  9. ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964) | 1/20/17 | TCM/DV-R (watched w/ mom)
  10. THEY LIVE (1988) | 1/20/17 | BluRay
  11. WILD BEASTS (1984) | 1/13/17 | YouTube
  12. ZOOT SUIT (1981) | 3/14/17 | DVD
  13. ALIEN (1979) | 3/22/17 | Blu-Ray
  14. ALIENS (1986) | 3/22/17 | Blu-Ray
  15. ALIEN 3 (1992) | 3/23/17 | Blu-Ray
  16. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988) | 3/27/17 | Netflix  (w/ Celia and Effie!)
  17. ALIEN RESURRECTION (1997) | 3/29/17 | Blu-Ray
  18. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) | 4/1/17 | Netflix (w/ Celia and Effie!)
  19. NEEDFUL THINGS (1993) | 4/7/17 | DVD
  20. SLEEPWALKERS (1992) | 4/7/17/ | DVD
  21. THE LOST BOYS (1987) | 5/22/17 | DVD (w/ Celia)
  22. ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930) | 5/27/17 | Rosemead High 24hr Film Fest
  23. ALIENS (1986) | 5/27/17 | Rosemead High 24hr Film Fest
  24. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) | 5/27/17 | Rosemead High 24hr Film Fest
  25. CLUE (1985) | 5/27/17 | Rosemead High 24hr Film Fest
  26. SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004) | 6/12/17 | CABLE
  27. WONDER WOMAN (2017) | 6/13/17 | Edwards Alhambra (w/ Celia and Effie)
  28. MIDNIGHT MADNESS (1980) | 6/17/17 | YouTube (rental)
  29. STREETS OF FIRE (1984) | 6/22/17 | DVD (Finished 6/26/17) (w/ Celia and Effie)
  30. TANK GIRL (1995) | 6/27/17 | Blu-Ray
  31. THE CURSE (1987) | 6/28/17 | YouTube
  32. DEAD END DRIVE-IN (1987) | 7/1/17 | DVD
  33. ICEBREAKER (2000) RiffTrax | 7/5/17 | Amazon Instant
  34. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (director’s cut) (1979) | CABLE | 7/27/17
  35. ROAD HOUSE (1989) | 8/12/17 | DVD, outdoors screening
  36. POLTERGEIST (1982) | 9/4/17 | DVD
  37. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) | 9/13/17 | Living Room Theaters (Portland) *Only people in the theater!
  38. MARY POPPINS (1964) | 9/24/17 |  DVD
  39. HOT FUZZ (2007)  | 9/24/17 |  DVD
  40. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)  | 9/24/17 |  DVD
  41. HERCULES (1997) | 9/27/17 | Netflix
  42. MYSTERY TRAIN (1989) | 9/30/17 | FILMSTRUCK
  43. FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) | 10/1/17 | CABLE
  44. WACKO (1982) | 10/5/17 | YouTube
  45. THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) | 9/7/17 | Amazon
  46. BORN IN EAST L.A. (1987) | 10/9/17 | Samuel Goldwyn Theater (Q&A Cheech Marin)
  47. EVIL DEAD (1981) | 10/21/17 | THE FRIDA CINEMA
  48. SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983) | 10/21/17 | THE FRIDA CINEMA
  49. BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) | 10/22/17 | THE FRIDA CINEMA
  50. FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984) | 10/22/17 | THE FRIDA CINEMA
  51. THE BURNING (1981) | 10/22/17 | THE FRIDA CINEMA
  52. DRACULA 2000 (2000) | 10/28/17 | Amazon
  53. HALLOWEEN (1978) | 10/31/17 | Amazon Rental
  54. PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) | 11/3/17 | Netflix
  55. THOR: RAGNAROK (2017) | 11/11/17 | Arclight Pasadena (with Q girls)
  56. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) | 11/12/17 | On Demand Cable
  57. WAYNE’S WORLD (1992) | 11/19/17 | Starz App
  58. THE THING (1951) | 11/23/17 | YouTube Rental
  59. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017) | 12/10/17 | Netflix
  60. DREDD (2012) | 12/11/17 | Blu-Ray
  61. THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) | 12/18/17 | Blu-Ray
  62. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) | 12/23/17 | Google Rental
  63. DIE HARD (1988) | 12/23/17 | Google Rental
  64. NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) | 12/25/17 | DVD
  65. NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) | 12/25/17 | DVD (w/ Commentary)

When it comes to re-see movies, watching some of these with my nieces was the best, because I’m sharing my favorite movies and crossing my fingers that they’ll fall in love with them too. Celia and Effie enjoyed BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and STREETS OF FIRE. Celia is the older one and she’s getting to the age where she can watch some more scary stuff, and rated R stuff…(shhhh Don’t tell Grandma!) Dave and I got to watch THE LOST BOYS, TERMINATOR 2 and DIE HARD with Celia and yup, she LIKED THEM! Whew!!

I also got to see some of my favorite re-sees in theaters! Dave and I had a movie theater all to ourselves while vacationing in Portland to watch CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. We also got to drink some beer with our movie snacks. 

Guess what? I went to the movies with my little sister. I can’t recall the last time that she and I did that. But it was a most special occasion as we went to see an Academy screening of BORN IN EAST L.A and Cheech Marin was there with some of the other cast for a Q&A. This is a special movie for us, we watched it tons growing up. Our dad was actually BORN IN EAST L.A. and well we’re latino girls too. BORN IN EAST L.A. was one we would watch anytime it was on cable. We watched it as a family together. We had only watched it on VHS, Cable and DVD before. Thanks L.A. for making our movie dreams come true. I was glad I got to take me sister out to the movies and watch a movie we loved for the first time on a big screen. WAAS SAPPENING!?!

And I finally got the chance to attend a horror movie marathon at a very cool theater in Santa Ana, THE FRIDA. I wrote all about the adventure right here: http://shempcat.com/camp-frida-outing/

2017 sure has been a strange year, a year that has made me angry because there’s things to fight for and a world to not give up on! I am so thankful that I have been able to turn to movies for some distraction for a few hours at a time. That’s what I’ll always have thanks to movies. I’m glad I got to see 204 movies in all, so glad I made it to 200+.  Now, here’s to more movies in 2018. YUP! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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