Month In Review [January 2015]

In order of viewing:
1) Thelma & Louise [1991] – 8/10
Thelma & Louise [1991]

2) Armageddon [1998] – 5/10
Armageddon [1998]

3) Starlet [2012] – 7/10
Starlet [2012]

4) Wild [2014] – 7/10
Wild [2014]

5) Foxcatcher [2014] – 8/10
Foxcatcher [2014]

6) The Double [2013] – 6/10
The Double [2013]

7) Whiplash [2014] – 9/10
Whiplash

8) Boyhood [2014] – 9/10
Boyhood

9) In the Loop [2009] – 8/10
In the Loop [2009]

10) The Interview [2014] – 5/10
The Interview [2014]

TV Show Seasons Completed:
1) Luther [Series 3] – 8/10
Luther [Series 3]

2) Black Mirror [Season 1] – 9/10
Black Mirror [Season 1]

3) Futurama [Season 1] – 8/10
Futurama [Season 1]

4) Black Mirror [Season 2] – 9/10
Black Mirror [Season 2]

5) Archer [Season 3] – 8/10
Archer [Season 3]

Video Games Completed:
1) The Unfinished Swan [PS Vita] – 7/10
The Unfinished Swan [PS Vita]

2) Valiant Hearts [Xbox 360] – 8/10
Valiant Hearts [Xbox 360]

Books Read:
1) The Walking Dead: Compendium, Volume One – 10/10
The Walking Dead: Compendium, Volume One

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28 thoughts on “Month In Review [January 2015]

  1. gamesthatiplay says:

    You know I think I like your quick review ratings. Its easy to grace through and see. Oh and Futurama only gets better 🙂 I recently saw the 6 episodes of Black Mirror and it was uniquely captivating. Not all episodes were the best, it was a real shock about the pig. I wasn’t sure if it was a comedy or not. I love Archer 🙂

  2. Chris says:

    Glad to see love for Boyhood, of the best picture noms I’ve seen, it’s my favorite, with Grand Budapest a close second. I’ll be rooting for those two on Feb 22. Whiplash and Inherent Vice are out here before the oscars so I’ll try and see them.

    I liked The Double more than you, I got drawn in by the unsettling atmosphere. I admit the film presents an unreliable narrative which could frustrate some viewers. What didn’t you like about it?

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      I’m really happy to see Boyhood getting all sorts of awards this year. Much deserved for Linklater.

      With The Double, it was pretty much the shaky narrative that bugged me. It had me hooked at the beginning, but I felt it started to grow tedious after a while. I did really enjoy its cast and bits of dark humor though.

  3. ruth says:

    I’m very intrigued by Black Mirror! Seems that you like WILD more than I did Eric, I didn’t really find it moving and Reese’s performance is so blatantly bait-y. Haven’t seen The Interview and probably never will.

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      I can’t recommend Black Mirror enough, Ruth. Some of its episodes will stay with me forever.

      With Wild, I really liked Reese Witherspoon’s performance, and she was the biggest reason I enjoyed the film so much. The story itself didn’t bring anything new to the table, but it was compelling enough for me.

      You’re not missing anything with The Interview.

  4. The Blog of Big Ideas says:

    Now you got me more interested in both Luther and Black Mirror which were in my radar already. As always, you managed to stay busy with some decent films, shows and videogames. I’m glad you enjoyed Whiplash, which I saw and reviewed in my blog (check it out). I found it immensely entertaining. I was genuinely exhausted when I was done watching it. Also like the fact you loved Boyhood which is, without a doubt, Richard Linklater’s most serious bid for an Oscar.
    Thelma & Louise was okay, but I liked it a lot less than you did. Would be interested in reading what it was that you enjoyed so much that I may have missed.
    Lastly, I will have to check Foxcatcher and Wild, hopefully before the Academy Awards ceremony.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      Hey Niels, thanks for stopping by. What drew me into Thelma & Louise the most was its strong sense of friendship, and just how authentic the relationship between the two leads felt. It helps that I am always a huge sucker for road trip movies, too, and I loved the hell out of the ending.

      Will stop by to check out your Whiplash review! Glad to hear you liked so much, too.

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      And it only took me a year to read it! Haha but seriously, I loved it even though it probably made me grimace more than any other book I’ve read. Definitely going to have to pick up the second compendium sometime soon.

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