I sometimes do a monthly blog recap, which I’ve been calling “My Blog’s (Month & Year) Stats“. That’s not fully accurate as I don’t post any viewing numbers or anything like that – I just talk about my posts through the month & some search terms. Also, I don’t like how I was only focusing on what movies I’d reviewed & not mentioning the ones I’d actually watched each month. I’m pretty quick on reviewing anything I go to in the cinema but can sometimes take several months to get around to reviewing some of the great movies that I watch at home.
So, I’m changing the title of my monthly recap to the truly creative “My Blog’s (Month & Year) Recap” as that’s more accurate. I love reading other monthly blog recaps as I have weeks where I don’t have time to read blogs & I end up missing stuff. I was inspired by monthly round-ups such as Ruth’s at Flixchatter and Badblokebob’s at 100 Films In A Year so I’ve created categories I’ll use every month and I’ll also talk about any plans I may have for my blog in the coming month.
So here’s My Blog’s March 2016 Recap:
My Most Popular Post: My Top Ten Wooden Movie Actors/Characters – For some reason, I didn’t expect this to be my top-viewed post but people seemed to like my list of movie actors & characters who have the word “wood” somewhere in their names. You KNOW Mr Edward Woodward from the very top photo had to be my number one…
My Favorite Post: My Top Ten Period Dramas & My Top Ten Color Songs – My own personal favorite post, and second-most-viewed, was my top ten list of period (as in menstruation) scenes in movies. I’d like to thank the very few, brave male bloggers who actually commented on that one. 😉 I also had a lot of fun compiling a top ten list of my favorite songs with colors in their titles (which was my third most popular post – maybe I should give up on reviewing movies & only make Top Ten Lists?!). But I love doing movie reviews and my favorite review in March was for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, which I’ll discuss next…
My Most Popular Movie Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – I finally reviewed my own IMDB Top 250 film instead of posting a guest review (they’ve dried up) and I’m very glad that I did. I had the most comments I’ve had on a movie review in ages, with a lot of discussion on this one. I love when that happens. It’s the whole reason I started a movie blog! I’m no “writer” and I’m well aware of this. I just like to chat about movies, especially when I see one that I truly appreciate. So thank you so much to everyone who stops by & leaves comments. 🙂
All Movies Reviewed (ranked best to worst):
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Natural Born Killers
Stories We Tell
The Kings Of Summer
10 Cloverfield Lane
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Class Of 1999
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans Of My Little Pony
In Cinema (ranked best to worst):
10 Cloverfield Lane
At Home (ranked best to worst):
The Cat Returns
Love (my most-hated movie since starting this blog)
TOP TEN LISTS
– Top Ten Hats In Movies
– Top Ten Color Songs (as in, they have colors in their titles)
– Top Ten Wooden Movie Actors/Characters (as in, they have “wood” in their names)
– Top Ten Period Dramas (as in, menstruation scenes in movies)
– Top Ten Movies With Different Titles Outside The U.S.
My Top Search Term: “Minions names” – This comes up a lot and I have no idea why my blog would keep getting hits because of it as I don’t remember naming the minions (other than adorable Bob), but I did review the Minions movie HERE.
My Favorite Search Term: “Barry Newman with naked girl” – As always, there were loads of pervy search terms and this one wasn’t even the perviest but I like when even I have to Google something to see why a search term brought someone to my blog. I was like “Who’s Barry Newman??”. Ah! He was the star of Vanishing Point, which I reviewed HERE. Which means someone was looking for the naked girl on the motorcycle in that film.
Here are my top search terms for March:
Tank Girl by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
Book I’m Currently Reading: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, which won a poll where I asked which book I should read next (you can still vote for the next one I should read HERE).
BLOG PLANS FOR APRIL
The only specific blog plan I have for April is Coppola Week, starting tomorrow. It’s Francis Ford Coppola’s birthday on Thursday & I happened to watch two of his & two of his daughter Sofia’s movies in the past several months, so I’ll review them all this week.
Other than that, I’ll try to focus on catching up on reviewing my own IMDB Top 250 films since I only have one guest review to post (reviewing The Good, The Bad And The Ugly was a good experience so it’s made me more determined to stop being so lazy with that project). I went all out on my Top Tens in March so April will be a little more lazy with some actor Top Tens for upcoming celebrity birthdays.
As for upcoming movies, I don’t pay too much attention to release dates but I can’t WAIT to see Midnight Special this month. I’m also extremely desperate to see Everybody Wants Some!! but the UK doesn’t get it until the middle of MAY (don’t talk to me about that – I’m pretty pissed off!!). 😦 Finally, I’ve been surprisingly good about reviewing one movie each month for my 2016 Blind Spot Series so I plan to watch & review True Romance for April.
Phew. That’s it! Happy April, everyone. 🙂
Here’s my number one “Color Song” – Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath:
Hey Mutant! Sorry, it sounds a little awkward, hope you’re alright with it 🙂 I’m really sorry I haven’t been reading much of your posts, been caught up with some things, I’ll get to them straight away! Nice post, I might do a little recap myself haha. How are you? Doing good?
Oh, my favorite post? Lol. That’s okay. 🙂 I’m fine! How are you? Don’t worry about it – I used to stress over not having time to read the blogs much but I just read them when I can now, meaning I miss weeks here & there. No big deal! A recap would be cool. I love recaps since they’re a good way to catch up when I’ve missed a lot. 🙂
I’m good as well! I mean your posts in general! Feeling so guilty. That wooden post is catching my attention :))
Hehe. Don’t worry about it! The Wooden Actors post was fun. 🙂
I’m an inspiration! If I ever write a book, I can put, “‘Inspired’ — table9mutant” on the cover and only be semi-inaccurate!
Somehow I’d completely missed your review of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, which is probably #1 on my list of “films everyone else loves that I should love but didn’t”, so I’m curious to read your take. I’d also missed your period post (maybe I need to check my email settings?!), so I’m going to man up and read it now.
re: Love, was it the 2011 sci-fi movie or the 2015 not-a-porno-honest movie? I’ve not seen either; I’ve also not heard good things about either.
Finally: “mr peabody and sherman porn”?! People are weird. “Jennifer Connelly ass”, on the other hand, is entirely reasonable.
Haha! You can use a quote from me. That would be awesome. 🙂 Well, The Good The Bad & The Ugly is a weird one. I fully admit that it wouldn’t have such a high rating from me if it wasn’t for the score and for the final 30 minutes. Up until then, I struggled to get through that 10 hour running time. Took a few days to finish it. 😉 Love: the total-porno-pretending-to-not-be-a-porno. Wish I’d seen the other instead even though I’ve never heard of it. Oh, I didn’t even mention the Mr Peabody porn search because I’m sick of it – it’s ALWAYS at the top of my search terms. WTF?! People are disturbed – all I did was review the kids’ movie. Honest! 😉 As for Jennifer Connelly, I think her boobs are usually what people search for. And I know I have a pervy gif of THAT in one of my reviews! Damn. I’m encouraging the pervs. 🙂
WOW, that was a plump month. I don’t feel I got nearly that much accomplished! 🙂
Lol. Well, thanks! 🙂 I was finding it hard to post every weekday but when I added specific things for certain days (Thursday Top Ten, Music Video Friday, etc) I found it easier as I get those ready pretty far in advance. Then I write reviews off & on mostly during lunch breaks at work. Hmm. Was that too much info?? Lol. 🙂 I’m tired after this month, though, so I’m not going to go all out on posts in April! Will do some lazy ones.
Wonderful recap of the month. Your ‘period’ list was inspired, original, and a fun read. But, I’m not brave enough to offer a comment…twenty-seven years of marriage has taught me to appreciate the wisdom of “…discretion is the better part of valor.” 😉
Glad to hear you really enjoyed The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Still my all-time favorite Sergio Leone western. Many go along with his Once Upon A Time in the West, and it is great, but this still is my preferred.
Saw ‘Vanishing Point’ first-run way back in the day, and “Barry Newman with naked girl” is one not easily forgotten. Looking forward to your Coppola Week, too.
Fun post. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 I did prefer Once Upon A Time In The West overall but, damn, that TGTBATU score is just SO amazing! I could listen to that all day. Plus, the last half hour of the film is fantastic. It just takes a long time to get there… Lol. I didn’t see Vanishing Point until a couple of years ago. It’s a good one! Hopefully people won’t be too disappointed with Coppola Week because it’s not their biggest films, just ones that I saw for the first time recently. So no Godfathers. 🙂
Love how the #1 colour song is Black Sabbath, by Black Sabbath, from their album Black Sabbath!
Exactly! There could be no other choice… 😉 lol
The search terms that led readers to your blog were laughable. I get some weird one sometimes but they don’t seem to be as funny.
I do love looking at them each day. There are some hilarious ones! I do seem to get the funny pervs. 🙂
What an awesome recap! Glad you’re doing this, and I look forward to the next one. Your top 10 lists are great, nice twist too 😉 Boy I haven’t seen The Good, The Bad And The Ugly as I’m not into Westerns but I really should as everyone seems to love that film. In fact, it’s actually one of Sam Riley’s fave movies (yes I actually know what movies he’s into, I’m THAT obsessed!)
Thank you! 🙂 Well, I’m not gonna lie – The Good The Bad And The Ugly is a hard one to get through. It’s long & very slow and the voice dubbing is very distracting. But the score is a masterpiece & the last half hour is fantastic. I watched it off & on over a few days. lol! I did notice in your recap that you have a bit of a thing for him. 😉 That’s funny! I remember watching Brazil after reading it was River Phoenix’s favorite movie. Wow – I’ve just dated myself…
Yeah, some classic films tend to me much slower than contemporary ones. It takes a lot of patience but glad to hear this one was rewarding at least.
I have more than just a *thing* for Sam, it’s become a full blown crush! It seems to be an all-or-nothing for me when it comes to movie crushes LOL.
Still so sad about River Phoenix. I had a bit of a crush on him too after seeing ‘Jimmy Reardon’ Ahah yeah, I’m THAT old 😛
Haha! Yeah, I’m also a fan of Meredith Salenger, who was in that movie with Phoenix. She replied to a tweet where I mentioned her the other day & I was all excited! 😉 I’ll never get over Phoenix’s death. 😦
Oh wow, that’s very cool! Yeah, gone way too soon.
wow, I didn’t realize how much I’d missed. Your posts need to go right to my in-box. Right to my phone. Your posts need to go right to my eyelids. Don’t wanna miss a thing.
Hahaha! Hmm… Maybe there could be some sort of implants in the eyelids? Surprised they haven’t invented that sort of thing already. Oh, man – now I have that Aerosmith song in my head!!!! I hate that song. 😉
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