2012 in film: February (super late!)

March 28, 2012

Whoops! I didn't expect it to be almost April by the time I finally got around to writing about the movies I watched in February! I guess it's a good thing I'm writing everything down or I totally would have forgotten which movies I saw ;p

February: 7 new-to-me movies / 11 total (wow, same exact count as January!)

My favorite new film: Agora (2009)

I don't usually watch newer films, but this was a must-see since it's based on the life of Hypatia of Alexandria, my cat's namesake! I really enjoyed the movie, although it wasn't historically accurate. I'll admit half of the reason I loved it was just hearing them say "Hypatia" throughout the film, lol!

My new least favorite film: Sliding Doors (1998)

Do you ever watch movies just because you remember seeing previews for them when you were little? For some reason I had this vivid image in my mind of Sliding Doors previews on tv, so when I saw it pop up on Netflix I decided to give it a try, and I ended up hating it. I had much better luck with Milk Money (another watch-it-because-the-previews-looked-good-when-I-was-little movie) last year.

Best movie title: English Without Tears (1944)

Best cast: My Fair Lady (1964) - Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Gladys Cooper, Stanley Holloway and Wilfrid Hyde-White (I love Pickering!)

Worst cast: Well I think this just HAS to go to The Black Swan (1942) simply because Tyrone Power was in it, right? ;)

They made me watch it: I was forced to watch watched The Black Swan upon threat of death at Millie's suggestion, and while the movie was good I still don't like Tyrone Power (sorry guys!) and I also watched Union Station (1950), which Casey suggested after I asked for some good noir suggestions! That was a really good movie!

Strangest movie: The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) I watched this entirely for John Kerr and wasn't disappointed, but I think Vincent Price's mere presence and the kooky story definitely put it in the "strangest movie of Februrary" spot!

February's tv obsession: I didn't breeze through a dozen seasons of any tv show in February, but I did download and catch up on all of the New Girl episodes, and I'm pretty smitten! I had watched the pilot when it first aired and really didn't care for it. But I decided to give it another shot, and I'm glad I did because I think it's really cute.

Films by decade:

1940's: 4/3 new
1950's: 1/1 new
1960's: 2/1 new
1980's: 1/0 new
1990's: 1/1 new
2000's: 2/1 new