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


Andi B. Goode said...

I've had Agora downloaded for ages but haven't got around to it yet! I really ought to soon (though I know nothing about Hypatia...maybe that'll be for the better if it's not accurate then?) Glad you ended up liking New Girl as well!
-Andi x

Matthew Coniam said...

I actually don't mind Sliding Doors!
Takes me back to my university days. Very Londony, and her English accent is, surprisingly, one of the best I've heard. No tell-tale slips at all.
Loses a thousand points for that hideous scene where they're all cracking up as he recites that terrible Monty Python sketch, and for the constant approving references to MP throughout, but on the whole it's a guilty pleasure for me.

And of course Pit and the Pendulum is a big favourite of mine. What I wouldn't give to have that spooky oil painting of Barbara Steele on my wall - talk about a conversation piece!
Wasn't she amazing? Those EYES!!!

DKoren said...

MMMM, John Kerr... :-D

Beauty Follower said...

Always have great time watching My Fair Lady at home!