Month in Review [February 2014]

In order of viewing:
1) First Blood [1982] – 7/10
First Blood [1982]

2) Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky [1991] – 8/10
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky [1991]

3) Miami Connection [1987]* – 8/10
Miami Connection [1987]

4) On the Road [2012] – 6/10
On the Road [2012]

5) No Country for Old Men [2007]* – 10/10
No Country for Old Men [2007]

6) Good Night, and Good Luck. [2005] – 8/10
Good Night, and Good Luck. [2005]

7) Say Anything… [1989] – 8/10
Say Anything… [1989]

8) Drug War [2013] – 8/10
Drug War [2013]

9) Fast Times at Ridgemont High [1982] – 8/10
Fast Times at Ridgemont High [1982]

10) The King of Comedy [1982] – 9/10
The King of Comedy [1982]

11) Election [2005] – 7/10
Election [2005]

* denotes rewatch

Video Games Completed:
1) DmC: Devil May Cry [PS3] – 8/10
DmC: Devil May Cry [PS3]

2) F.E.A.R. 3 [Xbox 360] – 6/10
F.E.A.R. 3 [Xbox 360]

3) Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken [PS Vita] – 5/10
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken [PS Vita]

TV Shows Finished:
1) The Sopranos [Season 6A] – 10/10
The Sopranos [Season 6A]

2) The Sopranos [Season 6B] – 10/10
The Sopranos [Season 6B]

3) Dexter [Season 7] – 5/10
Dexter [Season 7]

4) Eastbound and Down [Season 2] – 7/10
Eastbound and Down [Season 2]

Books Read:
1) “No Country for Old Men” by Cormac McCarthy – 10/10
"No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy

Best of the Month: Ignoring rewatches, the best film I watched was easily The King of Comedy. My take on that one will be up later this week. I was also quite impressed with Johnnie To’s Drug War, which would likely make my top 10 of 2013 if I revised my list. For games, DmC was a nice surprise: a hack ‘n slash adventure with a deep combat system. And, of course, the final season-and-a-half of The Sopranos was incredible. The ending was absolutely perfect.

Worst of the Month: On the Road was a mediocre adaptation of one of my favorite novels. Rocketbird was a painfully mediocre side-scroller that I only finished due to its short length. The worst offender last month, however, was clearly Dexter. I’m only finishing the series for the sake of completionism, but I am regretting that decision every second. Amazingly, as bad as season 7 was, the finale is even worse. What a shame.

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