Films Watched: August 2012

This post should probably be titled “Oh right, I have a blog”.

Okay, wow. In the seven years I’ve been writing this blog, I have never completely checked out and stopped updating it before. (At least not without a good reason.) Then August happened and I suddenly had absolutely no desire to post anything. None. Zero. Zilch. I don’t even really want to be blogging right now but I’m forcing myself to because, in theory, someone is reading this. (I’m blogging through my writer’s block right now. Bear with me.) The strange thing is I don’t know what I did last month instead of blogging. I definitely wasted hours on the Internet and I watched some good movies. But I wasn’t invested in writing. Anyways, these things happen and if you have read this far, then you may be interested in the movies I watched last month.

Ted (dir. Seth MacFarlane, 2012)

S.W.A.T. (dir. Clark Johnson, 2003)

Something did happen. Starting in late July, I developed a rather unhealthy love appreciation obsession with Jeremy Renner. It is out of control. (You don’t want to know how many times per day I check the “Jeremy Renner” tag on Tumblr. This is how I wasted my time last month.)

Goin’ To Town (dir. Alexander Hall, 1935)

Mae West’s one-liners never get old.

The Bourne Legacy (dir. Tony Gilroy, 2012)

I should write something intelligent about The Bourne Legacy. I could compare it to the franchise’s earlier installments or I could complain about the lackluster ending. But I’m not. My only reason for seeing The Bourne Legacy was because of Renner. I’m not even going to pretend otherwise. This is like my obsession with Orlando Bloom circa-2003 all over again. I have a problem.

Death at a Funeral (dir. Frank Oz, 2007)

Albert Nobbs (dir. Rodrigo García, 2011)

For having absolutely no interest in watching Albert Nobbs, I’m glad I finally sucked it up and did. Glenn Close can do no wrong.

Scarlet Street (dir. Fritz Lang, 1945)

Ruby Sparks (dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2012)

In the Land of Blood and Honey (dir. Angelina Jolie 2011)

The Deep Blue Sea (dir. Terence Davies, 2011

The Expendables 2 (dir. Simon West, 2012)

Well, this was definitely better than the first movie. If there is a third Expendables movies, I’ll see it. How Stallone manages to top this will be crazy to watch. Sidebar: I’m fascinated by Nan Yu. It must have taken a lot of work to keep her face in that one expression for the entire movie.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (dir. Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

I have now seen Beasts of the Southern Wild three times. I absolutely love this movie. It’s fantastic. Everyone should see it. As many times as possible.

White Oleander (dir. Peter Kosminsky, 2002)
American Reunion (dir. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, 2012)
I know who watches and enjoys the American Pie movies. My father.
Portrait of Jennie (dir. William Dieterle, 1948)
In some ways, Portrait of Jennie can be compared to Ruby Sparks. I could be convinced to elaborate on this theory. Then again, maybe not. This post took me all day to write. And I couldn’t even bust out two sentences about why I liked Ruby Sparks. Oh man. September might be another long month for this blogger.

One thought on “Films Watched: August 2012”

  1. Sorry about the writer’s block – perhaps a writeup on BOTSW? I can’t catch it in town anymore. But I wonder what it’s about since you recommend it.

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