Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Movie Stats


This year I watched 277 new-to-me movies and 46 movies that were rewatches.
New to me: 277 (232 pre-1970, 45 post-1970)
Rewatches: 46 (21 pre-1970, 25 post-1970)
Total: 323 (253 pre-1970, 70 post-1970)

Where I watched them: 112
TCM: 209 (7 rewatches)
Library: 33 (5 rewatches)
Personal DVD: 48 + 3 VHS (29 rewatches)
YouTube: 2
Netflix: 22 (4 rewatches) - one a Netflix Original (Our Souls at Night)
Other (TV, website): 4 
Theater: 2 (Smokey and the BanditDespicable Me 3 at a Drive-In)

Here are my top ten movie discoveries:


1/10: Star Trek (2009) - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy
3/28 When in Rome (1952) - Van Johnson, Paul Douglas
4/3 Barefoot in the Park (1967) - Jane Fonda & Robert Redford, Mildred Natwick, Charles Boyer
5/10 Miranda (1948) - Glynis Johns, Margaret Rutherford
6/11 Phantom Lady (1944) - Ella Raines, Franchot Tone, Alan Curtis
6/24 Ride the Wild Surf (1964) - Fabian & Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter, Barbara Eden
6/30 Pride of the Marines (1945) - John Garfield & Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark
8/? Niagara (1953) - Marilyn Monroe & Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
9/12 It Should Happen to You (1954) - Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford
10/23 Sissi (1955) - Romy Schneider & Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider


Classics I finally watched:
The Mummy (1932) - Boris Karloff
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - Patricia Neal & Hugh Marlowe
Gigi (1958) - Leslie Caron & Louis Jourdan
          The Innocents (1961) - Deborah Kerr

          To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Gregory Peck

          Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1963) - Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead

          From Russia With Love (1963) - Sean Connery

          The China Syndrome (1979) - Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

          Back to the Future (1982) - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

          Titanic (1997) - Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet


Number of movies per decade:

1920s: 0
1930s: 57 (2 rewatches)
1940s: 84 (5 rewatches)
1950s: 77 (7 rewatches)
1960s: 35 (7 rewatch)
1970s: 6 (2 rewatches)
1980s: 4 (1 rewatch)
1990s: 11 (6 rewatches)
2000s: 16 (10 rewatches)
2010s: 32 (6 rewatches)


Number of movies per month:

January: 22 (3 rewatches)
February: 18 (1 rewatches)
March: 26 (7 rewatch)
April: 21 (4 rewatch)
May: 31 (4 rewatches)
June: 30 (5 rewatches)
July: 18 (4 rewatches)
August: 29 (2 rewatches)
September: 28 (1 rewatches)
October: 46 (5 rewatches)
November: 20 (3 rewatches)
December: 34 (6 rewatches)


Most Watched (Leading) Movie Stars:

Clark Gable - 14 films
Chris Pine - 14 films
Dennis Morgan - 12 films
Eleanor Parker - 11 films
Bette Davis - 11 films
Joan Crawford - 8 films

John Garfield, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Robert Taylor, Van Johnson, Jane Wyman, Franchot Tone, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, & Matt Damon - 7 films

Carole Lombard, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, & Greer Garson - 6 films


Stars I discovered/grew to love/admire:

Eleanor Parker
Ella Raines
Eve Arden
Judy Holliday
Paula Prentiss
Robert Ryan
Romy Schneider


*The math doesn't quite add up in some places but it's only one or two off and I doubt anyone cares ;)

**To see last years stats click here.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Bill and Myrna New Year's Blogathon is Here!


Well I'm already off to a great start this blogging year as I post this a good twelve hours later than I intended. I came down with a bad cold Wednesday and last night I ended up going to bed early. But enough about that!

Welcome to the Bill and Myrna New Year's Blogathon!!! I can't wait to read all the entries on my favorite movie couple!

Already we have several posts up. I've linked them below and will continue to update over the course of the blogathon:


Maddy Loves Her Classic Films kicks of the blogathon with Why I Adore Powell and Loy.


The Midnite Drive-In takes a look at the first film in The Thin Man Series with In Like Thin.


Blog of the Darned checks out the third, and his personal favorite film of the series, Another Thin Man.


Love Letters to Old Hollywood discusses the "wonderfully goofy" I Love You Again.


Caftan Woman covers the second film in The Thin Man Series, After the Thin Man.


Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews takes a look at the rare non-comedic Powell/Loy film Evelyn Prentice.


Critica Retro finds Bill funny in drag for Love Crazy.


Hamlette's Soliloquy delves deep in to one of the best WWII films ever made, The Best Years of Our Lives.


Musings of a Classic Film Addict discovers the not-to-be-missed Double Wedding.


Love Letters to Old Hollywood finds an instant favorite in So Goes My Love.


Old Hollywood Films takes a look at the great Screwball comedy Libeled Lady.

Thanks to everyone for participating and for The Flapper Dame for agreeing to co-host!