A scene from I ORIGINS

My Month in Film: July 2014

To misquote Jay Cluitt: life versus blog; which will win? In June I watched and wrote a lot of stuff. In July, life won: too much stuff going on and less time for blog. Which is not a bad thing. I had some massive social experiences, including the LAMB meetup. I think–I think–a new path might be open in the bits of my life that don’t involve watching movies and writing about them on a weekly basis. If I’m correct, life will win for some time to come…not that I’ll complain.

• So didn’t I promise True Detective reviews in July? I did. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a handle on how to write them up. So I decided to watch all the first season, then to rewatch the episode two-by-two and write them up based on the rewatch. I will get these done before the next season of Hannibal premieres next winter (or so I assume).

Thanatomorphose kind of killed my urge to watch horror-and-nothing-but, so I’m planning to take a temporary break from that for a while. I finally have a chance to watch a pile of stuff that’s been on the docket for a while, stuff that isn’t really horror but might be part of the Gallery’s remit. This may include one or more of the following: Cheap ThrillsThe DoubleEnemySnowpiercerUnder the Skin. Horror fans are advised not to despair, however: my review of Almost Human will publish next week, and I should get back to horror in time for the Hallowe’en season.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My Month in Film: March 2014

This month I watched C.H.U.D. (full review forthcoming), which I have already discussed on episode 78 of Lair of the Unwanted; it will also be featured in the next episode of the Forced Viewing Podcast. My other podcast guest appearance in March was on episode 208 of the LAMBcast.

As for my own podcast, the featured movies in episode 26 were The Cell 2 (the Drudgeon’s pick), Murder Party (Jori’s pick) and Pacific Rim (my pick). John, Zeb and Benny joined us, along with our friend Doug Walker (AKA “That Guy with the Glasses”) as a special guest.

Other films I watched included…

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