I don’t think I’ve ever seen so few films at the cinema in one month before. This month I went to the cinema twice, and one of those times was to rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy, which was still great the 2nd time around but I felt the length in a few spots. The other film was Lucy which I did not like. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I much preferred Transcendence and believe it explored the similar themes more effectively. My round-up for August is after the jump.
Screenings: refers to anything I have seen at the cinema/on the big screen.
New at home: encompasses new-to-me, first-time viewings on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Screeners
Rewatches: are [obviously] things I’ve seen before , which I’m viewing again at home
Best viewing: my favourite viewing in each of the categories listed above
Apart from the ‘Best Viewing’, films are listed in the order they were viewed in. Films reviewed this month are linked – click to read the review.
Best viewing: Guardians of the Galaxy
New at Home
Best viewing: Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
The Grand Seduction
The Great Outdoors
Goodbye First Love
Best viewing: Sideways
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Friday Night Lights
Field of Dreams
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Mighty Ducks
Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
The Sweetest Thing
I don’t have a whole lot to say about this month. They were mostly rewatches or new films at home which weren’t particularly memorable. I loved revisiting Sideways after an afternoon of drinking; and I found Baby Mama much funnier the second time around. This month has been about great TV more than films. I finished watching all of Parks and Rec and I utterly adored it. Holy crap that is a consistently funny show and I love the entire cast. I’m also six seasons deep into 30 Rock, which I’m also enjoying due to the interesting dynamic between Liz Lemon and Jack, although its supporting cast is certainly not as strong as that of Parks and Rec.
Coming up in September? The Toronto International Film Festival! I have 30 films lined up to see, with Nightcrawler, Eden and The Last Five Years the films I am most looking forward to seeing. Next month will certainly be a little meatier!
New at Home: 77
By Sam McCosh