Thursday, March 2, 2017

Movies I Watched in February

This month I continued on my Chris Pine-athon as well as watched a few more recent movies that I never got around to seeing (I like to wait until the library orders it so I can watch it free). Here are the movies I watched in February in order of release year (films with an * have been viewed previously):
  1. Merrily We Live (1938) - Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Billie Burke, Bonita Granville
  2. Blues in the Night (1941) - Priscilla Lane, Jack Carson, Elia Kazan
  3. The Sea Wolf (1941) - Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield 
  4. Madame Bovary (1949) - Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan
  5. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) - Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, S.Z. Sakall
  6. The Silver Chalice (1954) - Virginia Mayo, Paul Newman, Pier Angeli 
  7. Ransom! (1956) - Glenn Ford & Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen 
  8. The Big Country (1958) - Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives
  9. *The Pink Panther (1964) - Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capuchine, Robert Wagner
  10. Luv (1967) - Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk
  11. Wait Until Dark (1967) - Audrey Hepburn
  12. Ice Station Zebra (1968) - Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine
  13. U-571 (2000) - Mathew McConaughey, Bill Paxton
  14. Man On Fire (2004) - Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning
  15. Dream House (2011) - Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz
  16. Z for Zachariah (2015) - Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine
  17. The Huntsman: Winter's War (201) - Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth
  18. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot (I probably would have stopped this partway through but I wanted to see Gadot as Wonder Woman because her stand-alone movie comes out this June... co-starring Chris Pine ;) Watch the trailer here - it's set during WWI.)
Favorite Film of the Month: Hands down Merrily We Live (thanks to Caftan Woman's post!). I laughed so much! You can currently watch a (blurry) copy of the movie on YouTube.

Least Favorite: Actually there were quite a few films this month that didn't really impress me, either because they were just too long (Madame Bovary, The Big Country, Ice Station Zebra, Batman v Superman), or not my kind of movie (Blues in the Night, Luv). I haven't had a month this bad in a long time.


  1. I'm so glad you caught the wonderful Merrily We Live!

    You certainly had quite a fun month of movie viewing.

    1. I'm so glad you recommended it!! It's definitely a new favorite :)

  2. Oh no, "The Big Country" is an all timer for me. I liked it on my initial viewing but thought the ending was overblown, but I've even come to accept that part as ok. You probably need to watch it 4 or 5 more times to properly absorb it. I like the message too (the guy who won't do anything just because it is expected of him).

    1. Overall I'm glad I watched it and the message is a good one. My main problems were the length and also Peck's fiancé really got on my nerves with her immaturity. But that probably just bothered me because I'm a girl who wishes I had a fiancé that great ;)

  3. Hi,Heres my review of He Ran All the Way, a review with John Garfield and Shelley Winters​