What is October without horror movies? Well I have not been able to hit the cinemas as often as I like and I have missed out on more than one movie marathon the last few years, but you can’t keep a movie watcher like me down for long!

Let’s Watch Movies Together!

The Frida Cinema, down in Santa Ana has been on the revival cinema scene for a while now, since 2012. I’ve been following from afar loving their programming, wishing I could take the trek on down. Well, my time finally came as it was October and they announced their first Horror Movie Marathon event, CAMP FRIDA! This was to be camp themed and a handful of secret movies would be sandwiched between EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2. Yup two of my ALL TIME FAVES! So of course, my guy Dave and I got our tickets and counted down the days to go!

The theater is nestled in downtown Santa Ana and a Día De los Muertos event was going on, along with the High School Homecoming dance as kid were dressed to the nines ready to party. Being an L.A. nerd I worried about lining up early, but the vibe in Santa Ana is more chill when it comes to stuff like lines. So the bright side was Dave and I got to explore it up a bit, find a nice meal and power up before sitting down hours and hours.

But, yes, I did manage to get myself the FIRST in line spot, just like Riff Randall. ūüėČ

The camp theme was in full effect with eager Counselor Aly and her pals coming out to instruct us of what was to come. The Main Lodge would house our movies and if we were 21 and up we could get some grown up drinks and bug juice throughout the night.

There was to be some fun camp activities, coloring time, a talent show, buttons for sale of all the movies to come. A Low-Budget camp, but all the fun!!! SOPHIE’S SWEETS Cupcakes were up for grabs for a little donation. There was a spinning wheel on stage! (What was it for!?!)

The Main Lodge was a small theater, seated over 300 campers if I’m not mistaken. The event hadn’t sold out, but it did fill up. Just as we filled seats counselors were in the aisles twirling around some pine scented air fresheners to give us the in the woods feel.

Listen to your Counselors on how to survive!

This event put on by the FRIDA had some promotion help from the students of CAL STATE FULLERTON, there was the #CAMPFRIDA on Snapchat filter to be used all night and more than a few selfies taken from the stage!

A while after 9pm ready to kick off the festivities, the crowd was asked by Brian, of who in the theater had never seen EVIL DEAD and about 20 people raised their hands. Someone shouted out a sort of boo, but more people rallied back with a cheer, because what’s a better place to see EVIL DEAD for the first time than in a theater, with lots of people reacting to the horror fun?! There was about another 20 plus people seeing EVIL DEAD for the first time on a big screen, though they’d see it a 100 times over. I’m in the lucky group who’s seen it so many times over and on a big screen too!

So EVIL DEAD hit the screen, this was no nonsense marathon, straight into the movies and horror of the night! I really have seen EVIL DEAD a bunch of times, and I plan to watch it many more. There’s always something special about watching it on a big screen. It still gets me to jump at times! I love seeing young BRUCE CAMPBELL. I bask in Sam Raimi’s direction. The sound assault of the Evil Dead attacking those young folks in the forest, the crowd truly enjoyed the ride! PARTY DOWN!¬†

Hi Camp Counselor Aly!

There was a 20 minute break next before the next film.

Say Cheese!!!! Hi Snapchat!

As a way to announce what the next secret movie to screen there was a little game! A picture was shown on the screen and people would raise their hand if they knew the answer….it was quite hard to not shout it out. There were pins made of those pictures and only a $1.00! I got myself a button or three before the night was done!

Next up was SLEEPAWAY CAMP. Yea! The crowd was so happy. Counselor Aly admitted she had only just seen the movie for the first time a while ago and was still reeling about the crop top shirts featured in the fim. I actually had never seen this one on a big screen. So that was way exciting for me. SLEEPAWAY CAMP has Angela and her cousin, who’s a camp going regular off to the woods with a bunch of other campers. Angela is a bit strange, doesn’t talk, doesn’t play the games and other boys and girls just want to pick on her. What is the secret here? People start getting injured or die! But who’s the killer? Hmmmm…I know most people are ready to spoil things, but what’s the fun in that? SLEEPAWAY CAMP is a crowd pleaser for sure!

Everyone Bunks In The Main Lodge!

After another break we were told there was to be two movies to choose from next! THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT or CABIN IN THE WOODS. It was rather nice that there was another option for those who can’t handle BLAIR WITCH shakey cam. My guy Dave was ready to go watch CABIN but stayed with me in the end. I hadn’t watched THE BLAIR WITCH since it first came out. I saw it twice in the theaters and found it to be creepy and that night was afraid of my dark room corners.¬†The shakey cam didn’t bug me, just the creepy factor!

Watching BLAIR WITCH again was just as entertaining. The movie was quite a lightning moment back then and I’m glad I chose to watch it again this time out. Yes, I got creeped out! They just did a good job of setting up the documentary feel, and no one like getting trapped in the woods. That helpless feel, the urge to yell at the screen saying just follow the river downstream…but man, no one can scream like that Heather!

There was another 20 minute break as CABIN IN THE WOODS was still playing. I was going to watch, but had a comfy spot. Counselor Aly was out and her helpers passed out CAMP FRIDA postcards and they even offered to send them off for us!

Next up was a FRIDAY THE 13th movie! But what would it be? That’s where the spinning wheel came into play! Jason himself came to spin the wheel, but in the end he chased off Counselor Aly. UH OH!

THE FINAL CHAPTER started AND yeah we all know it was far from the Final one! There’s the handy recap from all the other movies! Yup, and though Jason was thought dead he’s soon back to killing, from the hospital to the woods. Oh, that poor hitchhiker! So who will Jason kill next? The family? Corey Feldman is a young horror make-up nut and his older teen sister enjoys the woods, hoping her divorced folks will get back together. The party Kids? A bunch of other kids are around just to party in a cabin, so we get the Crispin Glover dancing and lots of sex, sex. Jason is in slasher heaven! The viewing crowd ate this one up of course!

From Jason the back to camp times continued as our next film was THE BURNING.

Oh, before I forget…We were treated to a little video from Counselor Aly, seems she ran off to escape Jason and though she found safety in a tent, it didn’t last, poor Aly, R.I.P. (Good one Camp Friday, Good One!)

I first saw THE BURNING at a New Bev horrorthon, and I recall that the big disappointment was that the print we saw was missing some key kill scene. Well this time it was intact. I hadn’t seen THE BURNING since that last time. It’s a fun movie, I think a lot in attendance were seeing it for the first time. Especially when it came to the reaction of spotting Jason Alexander on screen. THE BURNING though got some interesting crowd reactions from the start as this one was a Weinstein production. Yup, when old Harvey’s name hit the screen twice, EVERYONE BOO-ED! Realizing a Weinstein had a hand in the screenplay, for me, it actually made all the skeezy guys in the movie MORE skeezy. GROSS!!! Yup. So we get an old camp, where a bad camp worker was burned ages ago by some mean kids, many years later that old camp guy is back for his revenge. Kids are getting killed while other teens are interested in doing it. I like seeing young Fisher Stevens in this movie. There’s good gore kills too, a fitting flick for the nights theme.

After THE BURNING we learned another movie would screen before EVIL DEAD 2! It was THE WITCH. I really like THE WITCH, but it’s a slow burn movie, takes it’s time and I was tired. The lure of EVIL DEAD 2 finale was hard to resist, but my guy Dave and I opted for an early out, so we could drive back to L.A. before AM traffic would be a bit worse for us, especially after not having slept for oh so many hours. Sadly we missed out on the end of the marathon award, but maybe next year!

I really can’t wait for the chance to get back to THE FRIDA, I had a blast, love the atmosphere and the people working there were super cool! This outing really made my October complete! Yup!

See you soon FRIDA! I shall return! Yup!

film club picLast month¬†I went back to School to join a High School film club at their 24 hour film festival. Yup, that’s right, 24 hours of movie watch, and it include 11 movies from 10 a.m. Saturday Morning to 10 a.m. Sunday morning!

The show is put on by two amazing teacher friends whom I met at BNAT (Butt-Numb-A-Thon); the ultimate 24 hour movie marathon. Yup.

These two fine fellows run the Film Club of their high school and they put together one hell of a line up for the students. This is actually their 5th Annual 24 hour movie marathon and I’m honored to have attended the last three! ¬†Yup. I am a lucky movie watcher!

Now these are films that MOST of these kids have NEVER¬†ever seen. Yup. It’s 24 hours of film exposure as a way to introduce a new generation to movies beyond what’s¬†hitting theaters each weekend. When you think about it, kids these days don’t watch movies they way we¬†did as a young film watchers. Who stays up late watching cable television? There’s the internet, smartphones and tablets at their fingertips and YouTube!

I will just say that It’s awesome that there’s a High School with cool teachers teachers who have¬†a place to bring movies of all sorts to young minds! Yup!!

The show started with a video, 3 minutes of film history, and trailers: THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

hateful 8THE HATEFUL 8,¬†from Quentin Tarantino rolled on screen! This is the longest movie they’ve ever shown at one of the marathons! I was glad to give HATEFUL another view. The last time I saw¬†it was at the New Bev and it was the Roadshow version. Now, it’s not my favorite Tarantino movie, but oh how¬†I love Kurt Russell! ¬†It seemed like the young kids dug the movie, so QT has the power of appeal for¬†all ages. ūüėČ

Next up it was time for a Black and White movie dealing with social issues! But of course we got a preview first and it was for OH BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

SullivanThe second¬†movie screened was SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1942) directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Here we have a big time director (played by Joel McCrea) who’s made some successful films and wants his next feature to be a commentary on life’s¬†social issues but then realizes he knows nothing about what your average joe is dealing with day to day. So, the thing to do is dress like a hobo, ride the rails and experience the other side of life. Along the way he meets Veronica Lake, an aspiring actress who doesn’t want to leave his side. If you’ve never seen SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS, then you should! It holds up and you realize Hollywood politics haven’t changed, people want to make movies and there’s something to be said about movies that make people laugh and feel happy.

The thematic trailers before the next movie were¬†MAJOR LEAGUE¬†and¬†A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN,¬†so it was time to step up to the plate for more BASEBALL!¬†BAD NEWS BEARS (1976). I like this movie. I remember just watching parts as a kid, never from beginning to end. When I did finally see it all I realized then just how offensive a little film it is, yup. But hey, it’s got heart! That makes it ok? Yes? Hmmm…

So much drinking from Walter Matthau who’s the underdog baseball coach Buttermaker. He’s got to pull a rag tag team of rejects together, between racist remarks, swear words and more alcohol, so there’s just a ton of SPIRIT. I love Tatum O’Neal as Amanda, the girl who can pitch and of course the bad boy Kelly who is Jackie Earle Haley! Man was he so gawky but tough. ūüėČ Only in the 70’s could you get away with no helmets for kids who road motorbikes. GO BEARS!

bears

GO BEARS GO! Can I have a beer too?

Before the next film we had trailers for MOONRISE KINGDOM and MOULIN ROUGE! 

UmbrellasUMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964) was next.The musical¬†and¬†foreign¬†film portion of the show! UMBRELLAS¬†is one of my favorite favorite movies which I’ve been fortunate to see on a big screen a few times. It’s beautiful, dreamy, colorful, heartbreaking and again just so beautiful. The film is all done with sung dialogue.

Genevi√®ve, played by Catherine Deneuve, works at an umbrella shop. She’s in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a mechanic.¬†Genevi√®ve is so young, but¬†she and Guy are so in love and have plans of marriage, children, a living a love filled life together. Guy is drafted and must go away! Once he is gone, Genevi√®ve finds herself pregnant. This sort of drama-rama really got a rise out of the teenage crowd watching the screen. There were so many oooh’s and ahhh’s and cheers and claps between acts/songs. It was quite a movie going experience. I just couldn’t wait to see how the kids responded to the end of the film, especially knowing what was coming. I’d say the film was a hit. Maybe some teens were actually feeling emotional?!?

Now it was time for some Comedy and a dash of horror! The kids were about to get some insight to classic comedies! To set the tone, as we watched¬†the¬†DUDE/SWEET scenes from DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?¬†

And the classic “Who’s on First?”¬†by Abbott & Costello!

AbbottandCostelloABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) hit the screen. How can one not enjoy this movie? Abbott and Costello as Chick and Wilbur, respectively are a pair of baggage handlers who get mixed up in a delivery of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein to a house of horrors. There’s also the Wolf-Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) who’s wolfing out over¬†the many full moon nights. The mission, between gags and mishaps and laughs, is to try and stop Dracula from resurrecting Frankenstein with a new mindless mind a.k.a. Wilbur’s brain! I think this film does it what it does best, bringing the gags and laughs.¬†Yup.

The next film was THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)¬†(after a trailer for DUMB & DUMBER). I haven’t seen¬†MARY from beginning to end the whole way through since I last saw it in theaters. That was in 1998! Geez, 1998 and I realize I can thank MARY¬†for the “I’m just fucking with you” line (right?), and gross-out humor that these days has gone way beyond what¬†MARY did. I will admit I get picky when it comes to comedies, but I had fun with¬†MARY¬†then and it made me laugh again now! There’s charm and heart deep down in this movie, and those bits shine through. The kids laughed along, got grossed out and so a good comedy is timeless.

MARY

What About Mary?

Now it was midnight! Time for a scary horror movie. We got a trailer to THE CONJURING 2 and watched a short called THE SMILING MAN. 

ED2EVIL DEAD 2¬†(1987)¬†played! I couldn’t have been happier. Anyone reading this knows that EVIL DEAD 2¬†movie is among my absolute faves! Ash (Bruce Campbell) takes his girlfriend, Linda, to a cabin in the woods. After some flirting he finds and¬†plays a tape that has some magic words from the Necronomicon and when spoken (played) aloud evil is let loose. His girlfriend is taken, the blood bath begins. Then you have more people coming to the cabin, for more blood and gore. What’s not to love!!?!?!? I could watch this movie again and again. Yea Raimi and Campbell! Pretty sure this movie kept the kids awake and scared some others. They cheered at “GROOVY”.

Then to lighten the mood the during the early morning hours we went back to comedy, and we got a trailer for JUNO.

SUPERBAD (2007) was next and it was likely a movie some of the kids had already seen.

superbadI saw SUPERBAD in theaters when it first came out. Weird to think this movie is¬†already 9 years old! Where does the time go?! So it’s a dude bro movie of two best buds who are about to leave high school and go off to college, going different places. On this night they’re finally getting the chance to attend a big party! They must venture out in¬†search of some alcohol and just get into trouble. Oh so many mishaps and foul language! Oh, I can’t forget McLovin, what a scamp. It’s a funny movie, the kids laughed along. I like seeing GLENDALE in the movie. I say it is¬†fun seeing places you grew up around in movies.¬†But hey, that’s just me. I don’t really have much more to say on this one, just that it¬†was funny then and funny now.

And then once again it was time for more horror! This time it was a movie I had never seen! Yea! A new movie for me! But first! Trailer time! LIGHTS OUT and DON’T BREATH.

hushThe horror movie, currently on Netflix, HUSH¬†(2016) hit the screen. I’d been hearing some about this one but hadn’t thought to watch it, so here was my chance. A deaf, mute woman, Maddie, is isolated in a cabin in the woods. She’s got a neighbor friend, and talks to friends on her computer with face time. She’s feeling a little broken hearted and she’s¬†trying to write a new book, but then it’s just wrong place, wrong time. A masked man kills Maddie’s neighbor on her porch but being deaf she didn’t notice. The masked man begins to toy with Maddie and once she’s aware of him she’s not going to go down without a fight. It’s a suspenseful thriller.

smokeyAfter trailers for CANNONBALL RUN and HOOPER we hit the back roads and highway with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977). Burt Reynolds is Bandit! He’s taken on a big bet that he can¬†transport some Coors Beer from Texas to Georgia, because that sort of thing was illegal in 1977! Can you hear the song EAST BOUND AND DOWN playing in your head?

Along the way Bandit is joined by runaway bride Sally Field and of course the sparks fly! They were a cute couple, I mean Sally Field is incredibly adorable! The spurned groom and his daddy, Sheriff¬†Buford T. Justice is played by¬†Jackie Gleason, are they are in hot pursuit of Bandit and Bride! Poor Sheriff Justice, he’s constantly duped and his car gets so damaged, but it’s all for the laughs! Yup!

And then as we were reaching the morning hours it was time for the last and 11th movie of the marathon! Whew! Good thing there were donuts!

What was the last movie going to be? My teacher pals, who did intros between all the movies (d’oh I forgot to mention that earlier) said how they’d each often make references to this next movie in their classes and couldn’t believe it hadn’t been seen. So indeed it was a good finale pick! The trailer before it was INCEPTION.

matrixTHE MATRIX¬†(1999) began to play. I love THE MATRIX. To date myself, because WHATEVER, I was lucky to see an early screening of it while in College at San Francisco. All my friends and I¬†knew about it was the teaser trailer that was out and the tagline of “WHAT IS THE MATRIX?” Having those kinds of moments in cinema have gotten more rare. What did we expect from the Wachowski’s? Well the¬†movie was amazing!

THE MATRIX¬†still stands up just as strong now! Neo is a hacker trying to find out what the Matrix is and of course once he does there’s no turning back.¬†THE MATRIX¬†is a great film and it was a great ending to an amazing marathon!

I did’t stick around much longer to get some feedback from the kids I had chatted with throughout the night. I was TIRED! It was time for bed! I was ready to close my eyes!

Yes, I survived! 11 movies! 24 Hours! I'm ready for next year!

Yes, I survived! 11 movies! 24 Hours! I’m ready for next year! Yup Yup Yup!!!

11 Movies! 24 Hours! One Awesome Movie Marathon Adventure! Movies shared, old and new and it’s good to experience movies with new viewers, see how these films hold up, or maybe don’t! There’s so much movie history and I just gotta keep watching movies when and where I can! I’m glad I stayed awake for 24 hours, but thinking about it is making me tired again! ūüėČ Yup! Let’s Watch Movies! Yup!

cat fangirlAnother year has come and gone, WOOOOSH! It was quite a ride. Yup!

I have been married over a year, WOOT! I had a new job at a start-up which was stressful and I am no longer there. (whew!) Now, I don’t usually get to into my personal affairs as¬†I’d really rather just focus on the things that make me happy and share that happy. So I’ll try not to ramble off topic. ūüôā We’re talking about movies here!!!!

Everyone has complaints, anxiety, craziness and I have my fill, but through it all I turn to movies to leave that stuff behind. I just love, love, love watching movies! Yup!

Though I did not watch as many movies as usual throughout my year, (le sigh) I did still watch a lot and even basked before the big silver screen. (My Happy Place!)

I am indeed thankful that I have had some fantastic film discoveries through it all!

As a DARKMAN fangirl, of course I have to say, one of my big re-see highlights of 2015 involves my most favorite director and favorite movie DARKMAN. WOOT WOOT! Remember my DARKMAN DAY!?!

And now without further ado, here is my list of NEW MOVIES (seen for the first time) and my list of RE-SEE MOVIES (those films I can watch again and again and again).

I saw was a total of 303 movies in all! Yup!!

NEW MOVIES:

  1. THE INTERVIEW (2014) | 01/01/15 | Google Play  
  2. HERO AT LARGE (1980) | 01/01/15 | DVD
  3. MURDER SHE WROTE: SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (1997) | 01/01/15 | YouTube  
  4. APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (1988) | 01/01/15 | YouTube
  5. THE BLACK CASTLE (1952) on Svengoolie | 01/03/15 | MeTV
  6. THE AMAZING ADVENTURE (1936) | 01/06/15 | YouTube | Rating
  7. TAKEN 3 (2014) | 01/08/15 | AMC Burbank 6
  8. JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (2014) | 01/11/15 | Amazon Instant
  9. THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE (1947) | 01/12/15 | Amazon Instant  
  10.  HIGHLY DANGEROUS (1950) | 1/13/15 | Amazon Instant
  11.  WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2013) | 1/15/15 | Netflix  
  12.  REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947) | 1/17/15 | Amazon Instant  
  13.  WOLF OF NEW YORK (1940) | 1/17/15 | Amazon Instant  
  14.  CHINESE ZODIAC (2012) | 1/18/15 | Netflix  
  15.  FeardotCom (2002) | 1/19/15 | HBO GO
  16.  BIG HERO SIX (2014) | 1/20/15 | DVD  
  17.  BEING AGAIN (2013) | 1/24/15 | DVD  
  18.  THE PRINCE AND ME (2004) | 1/24/15 | Amazon Instant
  19.  RUNAWAY DAUGHTERS (1994) | 1/25/15 | Netflix  
  20.  KISS THEM FOR ME (1957) | 1/25/15 | Netflix
  21.  EMERGENCY HOSPITAL (1956) | 1/25/15 | Netflix
  22.  BREAKFAST IN HOLLYWOOD (1946) | 1/25/15 | YouTube  
  23.  CAGE OF EVIL (1960) | 1/26/15 | Netflix
  24.  CRIME AGAINST JOE (1956) |1/26/15
  25.  THE FUZZY PINK NIGHTGOWN (1957) | 1/26/15
  26.  THE GUN RUNNERS (1958) | 1/28/15 | Netflix
  27.  88 (2015) | 1/31/15 | Netflix
  28.  SERVANTS OF TWILIGHT (1991) | 2/1/15 | Amazon Instant
  29.  DAY OF THE NIGHTMARE (1965) | 2/1/15 | Amazon Instant
  30.  BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER (1960) | 2/1/15 | Netflix  
  31.  STEPHEN KING’S A GOOD MARRIAGE (2014) | 2/1/15 | Netflix  
  32.  THE RESURRECTED (1991) | 2/3/15 | YouTube  
  33.  TOPPER (1937) | 2/3/15 | YouTube
  34.  THE OCTOBER MAN (1947) | 2/6/15 | Netflix
  35.  STILL ALIVE: PAUL WILLIAMS (2011) | 2/6/15 | Netflix
  36.  OBVIOUS CHILD (2014) | 2/7/15 | Amazon  
  37.  TOKYO TRIBE (2014) | 2/8/15 | Reel Grit
  38.  JUPITER ASCENDING (2015) | 2/10/15 | Burbank AMC 16  
  39.  THE OXFORD MURDERS (2008) | 2/11/15 | Netflix  
  40.  WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS (2014) | 2/13/15 | Arclight Hollywood
  41.  LEVIATHAN (2014) | 2/15/15 | Reel Grit  
  42.  FILLY BROWN (2012) | 2/19/15 | Netflix
  43.  DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD (2014) | 2/19/15 | Netflix  
  44.  APP (2013) | 2/20/15 | Amazon Instant  (downloaded an APP while watching)
  45.  CATMAN OF PARIS (1946) | 2/20/15 | Amazon Instant
  46.  THE HOUSE IN NIGHTMARE PARK (1973) | 2/20/15 | Amazon Instant  
  47.  THE DEVIL DIAMOND (1937) | 2/21/15 | YouTube  
  48.  THREE BAD SISTERS (1956) | 2/21/15 | Netflix  
  49.  LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (1960) | 2/22/15 | YouTube  
  50.  THE SIGNAL (2014) | 2/23/15 | DVD  
  51.  CITIZENFOUR (2014) | 2/24/15 | HBOGo  
  52.  THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH (1948) | 2/25/15 | Netflix  
  53.  BREAKING THE RULES (2012) | 2/25/15 | Netflix  
  54.  OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1934) | 2/26/15 | Netflix  
  55.  VIBRATIONS (1996) | 2/27/15 | DVD  
  56.  THE DOUBLE MCGUFFIN (1979) | 2/28/15 | DVD  
  57.  GANGNAM 1970 (2014) | 3/4/15 | CGV  
  58.  CHAPPiE (2015) | 3/6/15 | Burbank AMC  
  59.  100 BLOODY ACRES (2012) | 3/8/15 | Netflix  
  60.  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014) | 3/11/15 | Netflix  
  61.  EARTH TO ECHO (2014) | 3/12/15 | Netflix  
  62.  BIRDMAN (2014) | 3/14/15 | DVD   
  63.  BANK ALARM (1937) | 3/15/15 | Amazon  
  64.  (SECRET SCREENING) (2015) | 3/15/15 | Reel Grit  
  65.  DETECTIVE K: SECRET OF THE LOST ISLAND (2015) | 3/17/15 | CGV  
  66.  LION’S HEART (CORAZON DE LEON) (2013) | 3/21/15 | HBO GO  
  67.  MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (2014) | 3/22/15 | HBO GO | Rating :
  68.  EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2014) | 3/23/15 | DVD |  Rating:
  69.  JUSTICE LEAGUE THRONE OF ATLANTIS (2015) | 3/25/15 | DVD   
  70.  ANIMAL (2014) | 3/26/15 | Netflix  
  71.  AT SWORD’S POINT (1952) | 3/28/15 | DVD  
  72.  LA SCORTA (THE BODY GUARDS) (1993) | 3/28/15 | DVD  
  73.  DOOMSDAYS (2013) | 3/29/15 | REEL GRIT  
  74.  CRYSTAL BALL (1943) | 3/29/15 | Netflix  
  75.  GOING CLEAR (2015) | 3/30/15 | HBOGo
  76.  DRESSED TO KILL (1941) | 3/30/15 | Netflix  
  77.  THE DEAL (2015) | 3/31/15 | CGV  
  78.  FURIOUS SEVEN (2015) | 4/2/15 | CGV  
  79.  BABADOOK (2014) | 4/4/15 | Rosemead High School  
  80.  MARY & MAX (2009)| 4/4/15 | Rosemead High School  
  81.  BLUE WHITE & PERFECT (1941) | 4/4/15 | Streaming/DVD  
  82.  MICHAEL SHYANE PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1940) | 4/5/15  
  83.  THE IMITATION GAME (2014) | 4/11/15 | DVD  
  84.  DOWNTOWN TORPEDOES (1997) | 4/21/15 | New Beverly  
  85.  THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978) | 4/29/15 | Amazon  
  86.  AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) | 4/30/15 | The Grove  
  87.  A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014) | 5/1/15 | Netflix  
  88.  NOVEMBER MAN (2014) | 5/2/15 | Netflix  
  89.  THEY CAME TOGETHER (2014) | 5/3/15 | Netflix   
  90.  HOMEBOUND (2014) | 5/7/15 | NETFLIX  
  91.  STREET OF NO RETURN (1989) | 5/10/15 | DVD  
  92.  TROUBLE IN MIND (1985) | 5/13/15 | DVD  
  93.  MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) | 5/14/15 | Arclight Dome  
  94.  BANDIDA (2006) | 5/15/15 | HBO GO  
  95.  LATE PHASES (2014) | 5/15/15 | Netflix  
  96.  SOUL TAKER (1990) | 5/17/15 | VHS  
  97.  MINDFIELD (1989) | 5/17/15 | VHS  
  98.  REC 4 (2014) | 5/20/15 | Netflix  
  99.  MAKE MINE MINK (1960) 5/21/15 | Netflix  
  100. HERO AND THE TERROR (1988) | 5/25/15 | Netflix
  101. THE GUV’NOR (1937) | 5/25/15 | Netflix  
  102. WOLF COP (2014) | 5/28/15 | Netflix  
  103. THE LONE GUN (1954) | 5/28/15 | Netflix  
  104. SAN ANDREAS (2015) | 5/31/15 | Edwards Alhambra  
  105. MARY MARY, BLOODY MARY (1975) | 6/2/15 | New Beverly  
  106. KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER (2014) | 6/3/15 | DVD  
  107. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014) | 6/17/15 | DVD  
  108. RUN ALL NIGHT (2015) | 6/20/15 | On Demand  
  109. MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT (2014) | 6/23/15 | Google Play  
  110. INSIDE OUT (2015) | 6/27/15 | CGV  
  111. BOXTROLLS (2014) | 6/27/15 | Netflix  
  112. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS (2015) | 7/10/15 | Ballroom 20 Comic Con
  113. RADIOACTIVE DREAMS (1985) | 7/15/15 | YouTube  
  114. JURASSIC WORLD (2015) | 7/16/15 | AMC
  115. ESCAPE (2012) | 7/18/15 | Netflix
  116. BIO HAZARD (1985) | 7/18/15 | DVD  
  117. STUNG (2015) | 7/18/15 | Amazon  
  118. TRAINWRECK (2015) | 7/24/15 | Edwards Alhambra
  119. LOST SOULS: THE DAMNED JOURNEY OR RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (2014) | 7/28/15 | Netflix
  120. THE PIPER (2015) | 7/30/15 | CGV |  
  121. EX MACHINA (2015) | 8/1/15 | On Demand  
  122. THE KISS OF THE VAMPIRE (1963) | 8/1/15 | MeTV РSvengoolie  
  123. KILL ME THREE TIMES (2015) | 8/9/15 | Netflix  
  124. WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD (2014) | 8/9/15 | Netflix
  125. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (2015) | 8/14/15 | AMC 16 Burbank  
  126. THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (1991) | 8/15/15 | Reel Grit Six Shooter  
  127. THE CONFORMIST (1970) | 8/15/15 | Reel Grit Six Shooter  
  128. MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971) | 8/15/15 | Reel Grit Six Shooter  
  129. OUTCAST (2014) | 8/16/15 | Netflix  
  130. HELL BABY (2013) | 8/20/15 | HBO Go  
  131. *JUGGERNAUT (1974) | 8/23/15 | Reel Grit  
  132. WHEN ANIMALS DREAM (2015) | 8/30/15 | NoHo7  
  133. LONG TIME DEAD (2002) | 9/8/15 | HBOGo  
  134. THE DEADLANDS (2014) | 9/11/15 | Netflix  
  135. HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (2014) | 9/13/15 | Netflix
  136. THE PYX (1970) | 9/14/15 | YouTube
  137. CANTIFLAS (2014) | 9/17/15 | Amazon Instant
  138. IF FOLLOWS (2014) | 9/18/15 | DVD
  139. SICARIO (2015) | 9/26/15 | Landmark
  140. FROM THE DARK (2014) | 9/26/16 | Netflix
  141. ATARI: GAME OVER (2014) | 9/29/15 | Netflix
  142. THE BRAINIAC (El baron del terror) (1962) | 10/1/15 | Netflix
  143. THE DAMMNED (2013) | 10/2/15 | Netflix
  144. CURSE OF CHUCKY (2013) | 10/3/15 | Netflix  
  145. THE MONSTER MAKER (1944) | 10/3/15
  146. THE NEW TESTAMENT (2015) | 10/4/15 | Reel Grit
  147. THE HOLE (2001) | 10/5/15 | Netflix
  148. BONE TOMAHAWK (2015) | 10/6/15 | Egyptian BEYOND FEST
  149. TREMORS V (2015) | 10/10/15 | Netflix  
  150. MAGGIE (2014) | 10/10/15 | Redbox DVD
  151. SHANKS (1974) | 10/4/15 | YouTube  
  152. THEY WON’T FORGET (1937) | 10/17/15 | TCM  
  153. THE CAT & THE CANARY (1939) | 10/17/15 | MeTV Svengoolie  
  154. THE FINAL GIRLS (2015) | 10/18/15 | Amazon Instant  
  155. THUNDER IN THE EAST (1953) | 10/19/15 | YouTube/Paramount Vault
  156. COMMONWEALTH (2000) | 10/24/15 | DVD  
  157. DETOUR (1945) | 10/24/15 | DVD  
  158. THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (2015) | 10/25/15 | Edwards Garfield  
  159. THE BOY & THE PIRATES (1960) | 10/27/15 | Amazon Instant  
  160. THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005) | 10/30/15 | Amazon Instant
  161. DARK HARBOR (1998) | 10/30/15 | YouTube  
  162. CRY OF THE WEREWOLF () | 11/1/15 | YouTube  
  163. THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) | 11/4/15 | YouTube  
  164. MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957) | 11/5/15 | YouTube  
  165. KRONOS (1957) | 11/5/15 | YouTube  
  166. GHOST KNIGHTS (Ghost Fever) (1944) | 11/6/15 | YouTube  
  167. ANT-MAN (2015) | 11/8/15 | DVD  
  168. THE WOLFPACK (2015) | 11/13/15 | Netflix  
  169. SLOW WEST (2015) | 11/15/15 | Amazon Instant  
  170. EVIL CLUTCH (1989) | 11/15/15 | Amazon Instant
  171. BARNYARD FOLLIES (1940) | 11/18/15 | YouTube/Paramount Vault
  172. A TOUCH OF LARCENY (1959) | 11/18/15 | YouTube/Paramount Vault  
  173. COME DRINK WITH ME (1996) | 11/22/15 | Netflix
  174. TOMORROWLAND (2015) | 11/22/15 | Netflix
  175. SPECTER (2015) | 11/24/15 | CGV
  176. SWORD OF THE VALIANT (1981) | 11/27/15 | YouTube
  177. STREET FIGHTER (1974) | 11/28/15 | YouTube
  178. MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014) | 11/28/15 | STARZ
  179. THE MARTIAN (2015) | 11/29/15 | Burbank AMC 8
  180. MST3K: TIME OF THE APES (1989) | 11/30/15 | VHS
  181. ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (2014) | 12/4/15 | Netflix
  182. THE WILD GEESE (1978) | 12/5/15  | Netflix
  183. THE CASTLE (1996) | 12/13/15 | Amazon Instant
  184. STAR WAR: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) | 12/17/15 | Arclight Pasadena
  185. THE PAPER CHASE (1973) | 12/19/15 | Netflix
  186. TIGER EYES (2012) | 12/28/15 | Netflix  
  187. PUDDIN’ TIME (1941) | 12/29/15 | YouTube/Paramount Vault
  188. GRAND SLAM (1967) | 12/31/15 | DVD
  189. THIRD FINGER, LEFT HAND (1940) | 12/31/15 | DVD
  190. BERLINGUER I LOVE YOU (1977) | 12/31/15 | DVD

THE 16 MOVIES FROM 2015 I GAVE A 5 RATING: (In order of my most favorite favorites!**)

  1. WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS 
  2. MAD MAX: ROAD FURY
  3. BONE TOMAHAWK
  4. FURIOUS SEVEN
  5. SICARIO
  6. THE NEW TESTAMENT
  7. THE FINAL GIRLS
  8. SLOW WEST
  9. EX MACHINA
  10. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION
  11. THE PIPER
  12. THE MARTIAN
  13. BEING EVIL

**And note that I didn‚Äôt see a everything I had hoped to from 2015, (forever behind in the latest film out in a “theater near you”¬†) but this is¬†what I loved from what I saw! Yup, Yup!

Just a few of my Favorite Films of 2015!

Just a few of my Favorite Films of 2015!

 

Ten of my new FAVORITE OLDIE movie discoveries!

  1. THE LOVERS ON A BRIDGE (1991)
  2. RADIOACTIVE DREAMS (1985)
  3. JUGGERNAUT (1974)
  4. THE DOUBLE McGUFFIN (1979)
  5. MARY & MAX (2009)
  6. MAKE MINE MINK (1960)
  7. THE CONFORMIST (1970)
  8. THE NOOSE HANGS LOOSE (1948)
  9. HERO AT LARGE (1980)
  10. THE GOV’NOR (1937)
Oldies, Goodies, New Favorites! Glad I Found these in 2015!

Oldies, Goodies, New Favorites! Glad I Found these in 2015!

RE-SEE MOVIES:

  1. WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) | 01/04/15 | Netflix 
  2. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) | 01/10/15 | DVD
  3. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER (2008) | 1/17/15 | Xbox Video
  4. THE LOST BOYS (1987) | 1/22/15 | DVD
  5. HUDSON HAWK (1991) | 1/22/15 | DVD
  6. CLUELESS (1995) | 1/25/15 | Netflix
  7. DONOVAN’S BRAIN (1953) | 2/6/15 | Netflix
  8. EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (1987) | 2/9/15 | Netflix
  9. SMILLA’S SENSE OF SNOW (1997) | 2/11/15 | Netflix
  10.  KICK-ASS (2010) | 2/14/15 | DVD
  11.  HIGH SPIRITS (1988) | 2/18/15 | Amazon Instant
  12.  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992) | 2/19/15 | DVD
  13.  DIGGING UP THE MARROW (2014) | 2/23/15 | Google Play
  14.  STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986) | 2/27/15 | Netflix
  15.  WAR OF THE ROSES (1989) | 3/5/15 | Google Play
  16.  HACKERS (1995) | 3/6/15 | Nuart   
  17.  STREETS OF FIRE (1984) | 3/21/15 | DVD
  18.  FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (1973) | 3/22/15 | REEL GRIT
  19.  THE BROOD (1979) | 3/28/15 | DVD
  20.  TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) | 4/3/15 | Rosemead High School
  21.  STAND BY ME (1986) | 4/3/15 | Rosemead High School
  22.  FULL METAL JACKET (1987) | 4/4/15 | Rosemead High School
  23.  DIE HARD (1988) | 4/4/15 | Rosemead High School
  24.  ENCINO MAN (1992) | 4/6/15 | DVD
  25.  THE FAST & THE FURIOUS (2001) | 4/10/15 | DVD
  26.  DARKMAN (1990) | 4/17/15 | New Beverly
  27.  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1993) | 4/18/15 | New Beverly
  28.  DARKMAN (1990) | 4/18/15 | New Beverly
  29.  SINGING IN THE RAIN (1952) | 4/26/15 | TCM
  30.  LOTR: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS (2001) | 4/28/15 | Amazon Instant
  31.  MIMIC (1997) | 5/2/15 | Netflix
  32.  TAPEHEADS (1988) | 5/3/15 | Netflix  
  33.  GREASE (1977) | 5/9/15 | Eat/See/Hear Pasadena Victory Park
  34.  EL CRIMEN FERPECTO (2005) | 5/12/15 | DVD
  35.  TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975) | 5/18/15 | VHS
  36.  RED DAWN (1987) | 5/19/15 | VHS
  37.  YOUNG EINSTEIN (1988) / 5/23/15 | VHS
  38.  CANONBALL! (1976) | 5/23/15 | VHS
  39.  ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) | 5/23/15 | VHS
  40.  KING KONG (1976) | 5/24/15 | Netflix
  41.  TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK (1997) | 6/2/15 | New Beverly
  42.  FLASH GORDON (1980) | 6/3/15 | VHS
  43.  FEAST (2006) | 6/4/15 | DVD
  44.  PET SEMETARY II (1992) | 6/25/15 | Netflix
  45.  THE LAST DRAGON (1985) | 6/28/15 | DVD
  46.  COLD BLOODED (1994) | 6/28/15 | Reel Grit (Priestly in person!)
  47.  WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) | 7/2/15 | Netflix
  48.  SKY HIGH (2005) | 7/4/15 | DVD
  49.  MY SCIENCE PROJECT (1985) | 7/6/15 | YouTube
  50.  SANDLOT (1993) | 8/8/15 | Eat/See/Hear Verdugo Park
  51.  RUSTLERS’ RHAPSODY (1985) | 8/8/15 | New Beverly (G.W Bailey in attendance)
  52.  STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) | 8/10/15 | Netflix  
  53.  YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (1982) | 8/15/15 | Reel Grit Six Shooter
  54.  ORLANDO (1992)  | 8/15/15 | Reel Grit Six Shooter
  55.  CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) | 8/16/15 | BBC America
  56.  CONAN (1982) | 8/20/15 | Netflix
  57.  NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984) | 8/22/15 | YouTube
  58.  CHOPPING MALL (1986) | 8/23/15 | DVD
  59.  VON RYAN’S EXPRESS (1965) | 8/25/15 | Netflix
  60.  GREMLINS 2 (1990) | 8/30/15 | DVD
  61.  VIBRATIONS (1996) | 8/30/15 | DVD
  62.  BEETLEJUICE (1988) | 9/7/15 | HBOGo
  63.  ESCAPE FROM LA (1996) | 9/7/15 | HBOGo
  64.  MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) | 9/8/15 | DVD
  65.  JOHN WICK (2014) | 9/8/15 | HBOGo
  66.  THE PHANTOM (1996) | 9/8/15 | HBOGo
  67.  SOAPDISH (1991) | 9/9/15 | Netflix
  68.  HACKERS (1995) | 9/12/15 | Netflix
  69.  JUMPING JACK FLASH (1986) | 9/12/15 | HBOGo
  70.  MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) | 9/13/15 | Amazon Instant
  71.  DOG SOLDIERS (2001) | 9/17/15 | DVD
  72.  THE GOONIES (1985) | 9/18/15 | Street Food Cinema @ Will Rogers Park
  73.  MONSTER SQUAD (1987) | 9/25/15 | Netflix
  74.  LABYRINTH (1986) | 9/25/15 | Netflix
  75.  THE GOLDEN CHILD (1986) | 9/27/16 | Netflix
  76.  THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004) | 9/27/15 | DVD
  77.  MONSTER SQUAD (1987) | 10/2/15 | Netflix
  78.  EVIL DEAD (1981) | 10/3/15 | Egyptian BEYOND FEST
  79.  EVIL DEAD II (1987) | 10/3/15 | Egyptian BEYOND FEST
  80.  TREMORS (1990) | 10/7/15 | VHS
  81.  HOWARD THE DUCK (1986) | 10/9/15 | HBOGo
  82.  TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS (1996) | 10/9/15 | DVD
  83.  TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION (2001) | 10/9/15 | DVD
  84.  TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS (2004) | 10/9/15 | DVD
  85.  ROCKULA (1990) | 10/13/15 | VHS
  86.  BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY (1991) | 10/16/15 | Netflix
  87.  BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 (1989) | 10/21/15 | Amazon Instant
  88.  PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) | 10/22/15 | VHS
  89.  BEETLEJUICE (1988) | 10/23/15 | New Beverly
  90.  THREE AMIGOS (1986) | 10/29/15 | DVD (Effie’s B-day)
  91.  FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1988) | 10/30/15 | YouTube
  92.  SATURDAY THE 14TH STRIKES BACK (1988) | 10/30/15 | YouTube
  93.  CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) | 10/31/15 | YouTube
  94.  EVIL DEAD (1981) | 10/31/15 | STARZ
  95.  EVIL DEAD 2 (1987) | 10/31/15 | STARZ
  96.  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992) | 10/31/15 | STARZ
  97.  MAD MAX: ROAD FURY (2015) | 11/7/15 | New Beverly
  98.  THOR 2: THE DARK WORLD (2013) | 11/15/15 | Amazon Instant
  99.  DARKMAN (1990) | 12/1/15 | Netflix
  100. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) | 12/5/15 | STARZ
  101. TERMINATOR (1984) | 12/6/15 | VHS
  102. BEASTMASTER (1982) | 12/5/15 | VHS
  103. BILL & COO (1948) | 12/11/15 | Amazon Instant
  104. PAULIE (1998) | 12/11/15 | Netflix
  105. DIE HARD (1988) | 12/18/15 | DVD
  106. TRADING PLACES (1983) | 12/19/15 | Netflix
  107. ZOOLANDER (2001) | 12/19/15 | Netflix
  108. PARADISE ALLEY (1978) | 12/20/2015 | New Beverly
  109. CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) | 12/21/15 | DVD
  110. 1941 (1979) | 12/22/15 | DVD
  111. KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR (2003) | 12/25/15 | New Beverly
  112. AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL (1982) | 12/26/15 | ENCORE
  113. BLIND DATE (1987) | 12/26/15 | ENCORE

Wow! Lots of movies! Lots of happy times! Once again 303 of them in all!

  • I watched DARKMAN 3 times, twice was in a theater!

darkman sad

  • I¬†had a fun time re-watching THREE AMIGOS for my niece‚Äôs birthday showing it to her friends with a backyard screening.
  • My Guy Dave got to see one of his all time favorites on his Birthday, on a big screen! HACKERS!

hackers

  • I got to show my nieces MONSTER SQUAD!!! They loved it! Maybe I can start expanding their horror movie viewing soon too. ūüėČ

monster s

  • I also found BILL & COO on Amazon Instant and also showed it to my nieces and followed¬†it up with PAULIE. That was a fun for the birds viewing.

bill-and-coo

  • In October, I introduced Dave‚Äôs younger brother to ROCKULA, (on VHS) and it was enjoyed!
  • My dad and I had the most fun watching RUSTLERS‚Äô RHAPSODY at the New Beverly at midnight. We got to meet G.W Bailey and chat with him, geeking out as we do. That movie is a Horlick favorite and it was a moral imperative for us to be at that screening.

rustler's rhapsody

And so there you have it; this girls’ movie going viewings of 2015! Here’s to more movies in 2016!

Let’s all keep movie watching and here’s to doing a better job at sharing all the movie watching fun throughout the year!

Watch movies, Be Happy! YUP YUP YUP!!!