Month in Review [August 2013]

Happy Labor Day! It’s hard to believe it is September already… Here’s a look back at my August, which capped off in epic fashion.

In order of viewing:
1) Knuckleball! [2012] – 6/10
Knuckleball! [2012]

2) For Love of the Game [1999] – 5/10
For Love of the Game [1999]

3) Mr. Hulot’s Holiday [1954] – 5/10
Mr. Hulot's Holiday [1954]

4) Magic Magic [2013] – 7/10
Magic Magic [2013]

5) Admission [2013] – 5/10
Admission [2013]

6) Michael Clayton [2007] – 9/10
Michael Clayton [2007]

7) Jack the Giant Slayer [2013] – 6/10
Jack the Giant Slayer [2013]

8) Au Revoir Les Enfants [1987] – 8.5/10
Au Revoir Les Enfants [1987]

9) Rebecca [1940] – 9/10
Rebecca [1940]

10) The Best Years of Our Lives [1946] – 8/10
The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]

11) The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1975]
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1975]

12) The Campaign [2012] – 5/10
The Campaign [2012]

13) Hell Drivers [1957] – 7/10
Hell Drivers [1957]

14) Try and Get Me! (aka The Sound of Fury) [1950] – 7/10
Try and Get Me! (aka The Sound of Fury)

15) All the President’s Men [1976] – 8/10
All the President's Men [1976]

16) Rolling Thunder [1977] – 7/10
Rolling Thunder [1977]

17) Good Will Hunting [1997] – 9/10
Good Will Hunting [1997]

18) Bug [2006] – 8/10
Bug [2006]

19) Cropsey [2010] – 7/10
Cropsey [2010]

20) Primer [2004] – 7/10
Primer [2004]

21) Carrie [1976] – 8/10
Carrie [1976]

22) Drinking Buddies [2013] – 8/10
Drinking Buddies [2013]

Video Games Completed:
1) Binary Domain [Xbox 360, 2012] – 8/10
Binary Domain [Xbox 360, 2012]

2) Shadows of the Damned [Xbox 360, 2011] – 8/10
Shadows of the Damned [Xbox 360, 2011]

3) Lego Batman 2 [PS Vita, 2012] – 6/10
Lego Batman 2 [PS Vita, 2012]

4) Muramasa Rebirth [PS Vita, 2013] – 9/10
Muramasa Rebirth [PS Vita, 2013]

TV Shows Finished:
1) Freaks and Geeks [Season 1] – 9/10
Freaks and Geeks [Season 1]

2) The Sopranos [Season 1] – 10/10*
The Sopranos [Season 1]

* denotes rewatch

Best of the Month: For movies, I really, really enjoyed Michael Clayton, Rebecca and Good Will Hunting (thanks for that suggestion, readers!). I was also a big fan of the disturbing Bug and the way it kicked into high gear during its final act. For video games, I fell in love with Muramasa Rebirth and its gorgeous visuals. One of the better games I have played on the Vita.

Worst of the Month: Admission and The Campaign were run-of-the-mill comedies that offered little in the way of actual laughs. Quite disappointing considering the talent involved in both.

How about you? What was the best movie you saw last month? What’s your favorite of those listed above?

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21 thoughts on “Month in Review [August 2013]

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      Oh man, yeah, The Sopranos is amazing. I’m enjoying it even more the second time around. I’m almost done with season two, which is just as good as the first. I never actually finished the series before — I think I made it through season four — so I can’t wait to see it all the way through.

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      Hi Ruth, I’ll be posting my review sometime in the next couple weeks (got quite the backlog queued up right now), but I’m happy to say that it is a *great* film. Especially worth a look if you’re into journalism at all.

  1. Chris says:

    Happy you enjoyed Good Will Hunting, I consider that among the best films of the 90s.
    I noticed you didn’t give a rating to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at letterboxd, so I was wondering if you loved or loathed it 🙂 It definitely was a weird movie, yet also unique.
    Glad you liked Freaks and Geeks, I consider that a really good show, and fun to see those names that would later become famous.

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      Yeah, I was surprised by how much I liked Good Will Hunting. Makes me feel bad for missing out on it for so long.

      Rocky Horror…. heh. You’ll understand my lack of rating once my post goes up. 😀

      Freaks and Geeks seemed to get better and better with every episode. Such a shame it went off the air so quick.

  2. jackdeth72 says:

    Hi, Eric:

    Great list!

    It’s heartening to see you expanding your pallet in regards to film with ‘Au Revoir Les Enfants’, ‘Rebecca’ and ‘The Best years of Our Lives’.

    ‘Rebecca’ has miles of build up before a more than satisfying finish under the touch of a young Hitchcock.

    Of course, ‘Rolling Thunder’ is always a great find. Just for the team up of William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. While ‘Bug’ is “take a shower afterwards” creepy!

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      Hi Jack, this was definitely a rewarding month. I hit the project hard and was finally able to catch up with some of these classics. It was also great to finally see Rolling Thunder, as I had heard so much about that cult hit over the years. Bug was a nice surprise as well.

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