Sunday, January 17, 2021

Every Movie I Saw in 2020

 It's time for my annual ilst of every movie I saw the previous year. You would think with nothing to do but sit home for the majority of the year, I would have seen more movies than any previous year but in fact I saw 59 less movies than 2019! Somedays with the news as grim as it's been, a movie seems like a chore to get through.


  1. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)
  2. Hacksaw (1971)
  3. Cats (2019)
  4. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
  5. Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019)
  6. Bye Bye Love (1995)
  7. 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
  8. Super Size Me (2004)
  9. Emil and the Detectives (1964)
  10. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
  11. Shazam! (2019)
  12. Little (2019)
  13. The Sound of Music (1965)
  14. Grown Ups (2010)
  15. Private Parts (1997)
  16. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
  17. Grown Ups 2 (2013)
  18. Good Boys (2019)
  19. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
  20. I Am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story (2014)
  21. Doctor Dolilttle (1998)
  22. 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2020)
  23. Maiden (2018)
  24. Miss Americana (2020)
  25. Stuber (2019)
  26. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
  27. Parenthood (1989)
  28. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)
  29. Marriage Story (2019)
  30. For Sama (2019)
  31. The Groove Tube (1974)
  32. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
  33. Valentine's Day (2010)
  34. Family Plot (1976)
  35. The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
  36. A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
  37. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
  38. The Private Eyes (1980)
  39. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
  40. Joe Dirt (2001)
  41. Onward (2020) (last movie in the theater for the year)
  42. ZOMBIES 2 (2020)
  43. Stargirl (2020)
  44. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
  45. Six Pack (1982)
  46. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
  47. The Night Before (1988)
  48. After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (2020)
  49. The Jungle Book (1967)
  50. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  51. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
  52. Elephant (2020)
  53. The Boy Who Talked to Badgers (1975)
  54. Snoopy Come Home (1972)
  55. Top Secret! (1984)
  56. Dolphin Reef (2018)
  57. Going Berserk (1983)
  58. The Good, the Bad and the Huckleberry Hound (1988)
  59. Peter Rabbit (2018)
  60. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
  61. Tommy Boy (1995)
  62. Kazaam (1996)
  63. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  64. Mr. Wrong (1996)
  65. Bombshell (2019)
  66. Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
  67. Charlie's Angels (2019)
  68. The Wedding Singer (1998)
  69. Scoob! (2020)
  70. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
  71. The Cannonball Run (1981)
  72. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
  73. Wall-E (2008)
  74. Becoming (2020)
  75. The Wrong Missy (2020)
  76. Baby Mama (2008)
  77. Noises Off (1992)
  78. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  79. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
  80. The Benchwarmers (2006)
  81. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  82. Oh, God! (1977)
  83. Hamilton (2020)
  84. Hero at Large (1980)
  85. Back to the Future (1985)
  86. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  87. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  88. Opportunity Knocks (1990)
  89. Blended (2014)
  90. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
  91. Movie Movie (1978)
  92. Athlete A (2020)
  93. Little Nicky (2000)
  94. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
  95. Trolls World Tour (2020)
  96. The Animal (2001)
  97. Meatballs Part II (1984)
  98. Mr. Deeds (2002)
  99. 50 First Dates (2004)
  100. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  101. Tron (1982)
  102. Click (2006)
  103. Murder Mystery (2019)
  104. The Master of Disguise (2002)
  105. The Longest Yard (2005)
  106. Howard (2018)
  107. The Hot Chick (2002)
  108. Magic Camp (2020)
  109. Sisters (2015)
  110. One Crazy Summer (1986)
  111. The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show (2020)
  112. Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020)
  113. Never Been Kissed (1999)
  114. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
  115. RBG (2018)
  116. John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)
  117. Jasper Mall (2020)
  118. Secret Society of Second Born Royals (2020)
  119. Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
  120. Ponyo (2008)
  121. I Want My MTV (2019)
  122. Spaced Invaders (1990)
  123. Valley Girl (2020)
  124. The Go-Go's (2020)
  125. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
  126. Class Action Park (2020)
  127. The Addams Family (2019)
  128. The Munsters' Revenge (1981)
  129. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
  130. The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown (2015)
  131. Murder By Death (1976)
  132. Downhill (2020)
  133. Last Christmas (2019)
  134. Slay the Dragon (2019)
  135. BlackPink: Light Up The Sky (2020)
  136. Hubie Halloween (2020)
  137. Gamemaster (2020)
  138. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
  139. Beetlejuice (1988)
  140. Senseless (1998)
  141. Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
  142. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  143. Holidate (2020)
  144. The Smurfs (2011)
  145. Mr. Boogedy (1986)
  146. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
  147. Heavenly Bodies (1984)
  148. Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)
  149. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
  150. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011)
  151. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
  152. Prancer Returns (2001)
  153. The Christmas Star (1986)
  154. Happiest Season (2020)
  155. Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas (1977)
  156. Elf (2003)
  157. Christmas on the Square (2020)
  158. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
  159. Scrooge (1970)
  160. Totally Under Control (2020)
  161. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  162. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  163. Dear Christmas (2020)
  164. The Prom (2020)
  165. A Very Brady Christmas (1988)
  166. A Christmas Story (1983)
  167. Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013)
  168. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  169. Desperados (2020)
  170. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  171. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
  172. The Billion Dollar Hobo (1977)
  173. Soul (2020)



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Every Movie I Saw in 2019

Here we go...the annual list of movies that I watched the previous year. I was down a handful of films from 2018 but it's all good.

1) Mary Poppins (1964)
2) Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
3) Never a Dull Moment (1968)
4) Love, Gilda (2018)
5) The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
6) Active Measures (2018)
7) Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
8) Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (2016)
9) The Last Laugh (2019)
10) Beach Balls (1988)
11) Most Likely To Murder (2018)
12) The American Meme (2018)
13) State Park (1988)
14) The Celluloid Closet (1995)
15) The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
16) A Dog's Way Home (2019)
17) Fyre (2019)
18) Tully (2018)
19) Short Time (1990)
20) Stan & Ollie (2018)
21) Searching (2018)
22) Mary Poppins Returns (2018) *second screening
23) Never Goin' Back (2018)
24) Night School (2018)
25) The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
26) Son of Flubber (1963)
27) Flubber (1997)
28) Addams Family Values (1993)
29) Desert Hearts (1985)
30) Young Doctors in :Love (1982)
31) 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2019)
32) The Lego Movie (2014)
33) Date Movie (2006)
34) Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
35) Heavy Petting (1989)
36) Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
37) Ocean's Eight (2018)
38) Back Home (1989)
39) Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
40) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
41) Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
42) Modern Times (1936)
43) Dog Days (2018)
44) Second Chorus (1940)
45) Gidget's Summer Reunion (1985)
46) The Little Mermaid (1989)
47) Imagine Me and You (2005)
48) The Big Store (1941)
49) Scary Movie 4 (2006)
50) The Wizard of Oz (1939)
51) Polyester (1981)
52) Cry-Baby (1990)
53) The Female Brain (2017)
54) Pope Francis: A Man of His World (2018)
55) Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun (1997)
56) Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
57) The Parent Trap II (1986)
58) Religulous (2008)
59) Hairspray (1988)
60) Pecker (1998)
61) Captain Marvel (2019)
62) Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
63) Parrot Heads (2017)
64) Leaving Neverland (2019)
65) Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
66) Apollo 11 (2019)
67) I Am Divine (2013)
68) The Bullfighters (1945)
69) My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
70) 9 to 5 (1980)
71) I Am Richard Pryor (2019)
72) Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
73) Dinosaur 13 (2014)
74) The Hate U Give (2018)
75) The Bears and I (1974)
76) The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
77) Rockin' With Judy Jetson (1988)
78) Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
79) Gender Revolution (2017)
80) Divine Trash (1988)
81) Dumbo (1941)
82) Unicorn Store (2017)
83) Stewardess School (1986)
84) Critters (1986)
85) Surf II (1984)
86) Paris, Texas (1984)
87) The Dancing Masters (1943)
88) Munchies (1987)
89) Munchie (1992)
90) Wonder Park (2019)
91) Screwball Hotel (1988)
92) Holmes & Watson (2018)
93) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
94) Avengers: Endgame (2019)
95) Bingo (1991)
96) Someone Great (2019)
97) On the Basis of Sex (2018)
98) Private Lessons (1981)
99) Penguins (2019)
100) UglyDolls (2019)
101) American Drive-In (1985)
102) The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
103) Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
104) Safety Last! (1923)
105) The Girl Next Door (2004)
106) Neighbors (2014)
107) Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)
108) The Front Runner (2018)
109) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
110) Dirty Work (1998)
111) Wine Country (2019)
112) Send Me No Flowers (1964)
113) The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
114) Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018)
115) Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)
116) Last Resort (1986)
117) At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)
118) The Kinky Coaches and the Pom-Pom Pussycats (1981)
119) The Oath (2018)
120) Coneheads (1993)
121) What Men Want (2019)
122) Vacation (2015)
123) From Justin to Kelly (2003)
124) Ramona and Beezus (2010)
125) Always By My Maybe (2019)
126) Sammy, the Way-Out Seal (1962)
127) Isn't It Romantic (2019)
128) Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
129) Aladdin (1992)
130) The Return of Jafar (1994)
131) Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
132) Casper (1995) 
133) The Ten (2007)
134) Toy Story (1995)
135) Toy Story 2 (1999)
136) Rookie of the Year (1993)
137) Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)
138) Toy Story 4 (2019)
139) Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
140) Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
141) Cannonball Run (1984)
142) Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
143) Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (1997)
144) Ladybugs (1992)
145) PCU (1994)
146) Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
147) Pick of the Liter (2018)
148) Mirai (2018)
149) Aladdin (2019)
150) The Facts of Life Goes To Paris (1982)
151) 3 Ninjas (1992)
152) Her Alibi (1989)
153) Space Jam (1996)
154) The Gambler (1980)
155) The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
156) Footloose (1984)
157) Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
158) They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
159) Critters Attack! (2019)
160) Flashdance (1983)
161) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
162) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
163) TMNT (2007)
164) Jaws 2 (1978)
165) Foxes (1980)
166) Boat Trip (2002)
167) Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Reunion (2019)
168) The Living Desert (1953)
169) New York Minute (2004)
170) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
171) Hail Satan? (2019)
172) I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration  (2019)
173) Meatballs Part II (1984)
174) United We Fan (2018)
175) Clueless (1995)
176) Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
177) The Farewell (2019)
178) Moving Violations (1985)
179) Bachelor Party (1984)
180) Heavyweights (1995)
181) Three O'Clock High (1987)
182) Aquamarine (2006)
183) The Banana Splits (2019)
184) Late Night (2019)
185) Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
186) Between Two Ferns : The Movie (2019)
187) Poms (2019)
188) The Honeymooners (2005)
189) Houseguest (1995)
190) Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
191) Hardbodies 2 (1986)
192) Dice Rules (1991)
193) An American Carol (2008)
194) Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
195) Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
196) Almost Angels (1962)
197) The Addams Family (2019)
198) Garfield (2004)
199) Booksmart (2019)
200) Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
201) The Lighthouse (2019)
202) Dumplin' (2018)
203) Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
204) Holiday in the Wild (2019)
205) A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019)
206) Christmas Reservations (2019)
207) Jojo Rabbit (2019)
208) Casebusters (1986)
209) Lady and the Tramp (2019)
210) That Hagen Girl (1947)
211) A Lego Brickumentary (2014)
212) Turkey Drop (2019)
213) Frozen II (2019)
214) Noelle (2019)
215) Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)
216) The Santa Con (2014)
217) Christmas Town (2019)
218) Jingle All The Way (1996)
219) Dr. Seuss' the Grinch (2018)
220) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
221) The Nutcracker (1993)
222) Christmas at Dollywood (2019)
223) Holiday Inn (1942)
224) The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
225) Let It Snow (2019)
226) The Santa Clause (1994)
227) Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
228) A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)
229) Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
230) Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
231) Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013)
232) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Disney Movie Marathon That I've Wanted to Do Forever but Never Pull Off

This is kinda silly, but I'm bored and I feel like writing. We're all bored, well those of us who understand the pandemic isn't over with, and maybe getting back to writing is something my mind needs right now. One thing my mind always needs is movies!

A "project" or challenge or maybe just "thing to do" that I've always wanted to complete was power through all the Walt Disney animated feature films in a row. I've started the idea several times, watching Snow White (1938) and then maybe getting to Pinocchio (1940) before forgetting about it or just moving on to other things. 

But now seems like a good time to try this little stunt once again. It will provide me with fodder for a blog post and there's not a whole lot we can safely do right now except sit on the sofa and watch TV. 

So the other morning, I just said to myself "stop overthinking it and just do it" and I threw my DVD of Snow White in and fired it up while I folded laundry. The thing is, I've seen a good majority of the 50+ Disney films we're talking about here so many times that I don't need to make each screening "appointment viewing." I can pop one in and get some stuff done if I want to or I can gather the kids and make an afternoon or evening out of it. 

So, Saturday June 20, 10:00am - while folding my daughter's laundry I watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the 37th time, and probably the third or fourth time as an attempt to kick off this streak.

What you have to remember when watching Snow White, is that up until then nobody had seen anything animated other than a silly 7 minute short. The sustain an interesting story for almost an hour and a half was simply crazy and of course Walt Disney and his team pulled it off.  Besides the sheer charm and delightful joy of this motion picture, it really works because it's basically 10 animated shorts, patched together to make one solid story. 

It doesn't feel episodic, but if you pay attention you'll notice that each scene in the movie plays out like it's own little short. Brilliant idea! Great movie! Still holds up, there's plenty of humor and cute critters as well as some true suspense and magnificent classic scenes. I'm not going to review the movie, you should have seen it by now. It's good.

If you haven't seen it, like most of the movies on this list - it's available on Disney+ streaming service, it also pops up on Freeform occasionally.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Good Bye Old Friend (New Car Post)

We bought a new (used) car, a 2015 Town & Country Touring with 39K miles on it. Our last car had served us very well and we were all sad to let her go. This blog entry isn't to show off our new vehicle but is mostly just for personal reference so we can remember our beloved car, "Monorail Red".

Monorail Red was a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. We bought her in 2008 with 13K miles and she was relatively low maintenance for most of the time we had her. She took us to Florida at least 8 times. We drove her to Maine. She took us across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on our way to Ocean City dozens upon dozens of times! There were countless trips to Dutch Wonderland and Hersheypark, not to mention numerous roundtrips to Columbia, MD to visit my mom.  
The automatic door on the drivers side stopped working in 2016. The reverse beeper stopped working at one point, only to mysteriously start working again years later. The front was dented and rusted from hitting a deer. The car whistled over 60MPH, the felt on the ceiling was starting to droop, the pop out cupholders were broken and one of the front seats was held together with duct tape...but we loved that car! We spent a lot of time in it! We got it when Elias was 5 1/2, Tanner was 2 and it's the only family car London has known.

There was also a carefully curated collection of stickers on the inside, in places most adults don't put stickers.


For the last 5 months we had the car, the display readout constantly said "Service Tire System Soon" even though I got all new tires and the garage assured us nothing was wrong.
London, sad to see the car go, right before we officially traded it in.


Thank You For Your Service Monorail Red
2008 - 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Every Movie I Saw in 2018

A record setting year for me in movie consumption as I continue to shove every film I can into my eye holes and ignore the new Golden Age of Television. I got out to the theater quite often and even saw a few of my all-time favorite films on the big screen for the first time in a long while, such as Airplane! and Gremlins. I watched some classics with my son, who is growing into quite the film buff! And I watched alot of great kiddie classics with my youngest daughter. All in all, it was a good year for movie watching!


1. The Care Bears Movie (1985) Amazon Prime
2. Scrooge (1970) Amazon Prime
3. Gilbert (2017) Hulu
4. Cops and Robbersons (1994) DVD
5. The Disaster Artist (2017) theater
6. Man of the House (1995) Hulu
7. Roger & Me (1989) DVD
8. Cinderfella (1960) DVD.com
9. Peter Pan (1953) DVD
10. Battle of the Sexes (2017) DVD.com
11. Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018) Redbox
12. Girls Trip (2017) DVD.com
13. Bowling for Columbine (2002) DVD
14. Ski Party (1965) TCM
15. Fast Food (1989) VHS
16. Snoopy Come Home (1972) DVD
17. Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986) VHS
18. Pillow Talk (1959) DVD
19. Yogi Bear (2010) DVD
20. Brigsby Bear (2017) DVD.com
21. Big Red (1962) DVD
22. Bon Voyage! (1962) DVD
23. The Flintstones (1994) DVD
24. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) Sony Movie Channel
25. Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) Hulu
26. Home Again (2017) DVD.com
27. The Post (2018) theater
28. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) Netflix
29. The In Crowd (1988) MGM
30. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) TCM
31, MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994) DVD
32. Meet the Parents (2000) Netflix
33. Groundhog Day (1993) DVD
34. The Producers (1967) TCM
35. Moana (2016) DVD
36, Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) DVD
37. Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982) DVD
38. Woody Woodpecker (2017) DVD
39. It Happened One Night (1934) TCM
40. In Search of the Castaways (1962) VHS
41. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animation (2018) theater
42. Alice in Wonderland (1950) DVD
43. Bringing Down the House (2003) AMC
44. Wonder (2017) Blu-ray
45. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) DVD.com
46. Black Panther (2018) theater
47. West Side Story (1961) HBO
48. Strangers on a Train (1951) TCM
49. Smart Cookies (2012) DVD
50. Ratatouille (2007) DVD
51. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) DVD
52. Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower The River (1968) DVD
53. Hardly Working (1980) VHS
54. Step Sisters (2018) Netflix
55. Personal Best (1982) HBO
56. Summer of '42 (1971) TCM
57. Z-O-M-B-I-E-S (2018) Disney Channel
58. Rebel Without A Cause (1955) TCM
59. Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run (2015) DVD
60. Texas Lightning (1981) Amazon Prime
61. St. Helens (1981) VHS
62. Rat Race (2001) DVD
63. The Florida Project (2017) DVD.com
64. Saps at Sea (1940) DVD
65. Paddington (2014) Netflix
66. The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Blu-ray
67. Crocodile Dundee (1986) VH-1
68. The Great Race (1965) DVD.com
69. How To Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) HDNet Movies
70. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) DVD
71. Thumbelina (1994) HBO
72. The Princess Diaries (2001) DVD
73. Snatched (2017) HBO
74. Clambake (1967) HDNet Movies
75. Toy Story 3 (2010) DVD
76. Pitch Perfect (2012) Paramount Network
77. Finding Dory (2016) Blu-ray
78. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018) HBO
79. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977) VHS
80. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) Sony Movie Channel
81. I Can Only Imagine (2018) theater
82. Ferdinand (2017) DVD.com
83. History of the World part 1 (1981) DVD
84. Still Smokin (1983) Sony Movie Channel
85. Spaceballs (1987) IFC
86. To Be or Not to Be (1983) HBO
87. Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975) DVD.com
88. Super Troopers (2001) DVD
89. Sgt, Stubby: An American Hero (2018) theater
90. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000) DVD
91. The Twelve Chairs (1970) DVD.com
92. The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) DVD
93. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) DVD.com
94. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) DVD
95. Captain America: Civil War (2016) DVD
96. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) theater
97. The Onion Movie (2008) DVD
98. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) DVD.com
99. Spaceship (1981) DVD
100. The Crocodile Hunter: Colission Course (2002) DVD
101. Putney Swope (1969) DVD.com
102. The Apartment (1960) TCM
103. Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985) VHS
104. Twice Upon a Time (1983) laserdisc
105. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) DVD
106. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017) DVD.com
107. Justice League (2017) DVD.com
108. Deadpool 2 (2018) theater
109. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) DVD
110. Lady Bird (2017) DVD.com
111. Heavy Metal (1981) Sony Movie Channel
112. Where To Invade Next (2015) Amazon Prime
113. Frenzy (1972) DVD.com
114. Spellbound (1945) TCM
115. Lifeboat (1944) library DVD
116. Bachelor in Paradise (1961) MGM
117. It's A Great Life (1943) Amazon Prime
118. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) DVD
119. Neighbors (1981) Sony Movie Channel
120. My Dog, The Thief (1969) VHS
121. She's The Man (2006) TBS
122. Jaws 3-D (1983) DVD
123. The Incredibles (2004) DVD
124. Jurassic World (2015) DVD
125. Early Man (2018) DVD.com
126. Weird Science (1985) IFC
127. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) theater
128. The Kissing Booth (2018) Netflix
129. Incredibles 2 (2018) theater
130. Muscle Beach Party (1964) HDNet Movies
131. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) theater
132. Suburban Commando (1991) DVD
133. Daphne & Velma (2018) DVD.com
134. Downsizing (2017) DVD.com
135. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) DVD
136. Where The Boys Are '84 (1984) Amazon Prime
137. Carpool (1996) Netflix
138. Ant-Man (2015) TNT
139. Summer Rental (1985) DVD
140. How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) DVD.com
141. The Final Year (2017) DVD.com
142. Sydney White (2007) Freeform
143. March of the Penguins (2005) DVD
144. Table 19 (2017) HBO
145. It Came From Outer Space (1954) VHS
146. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) theater
147. Blockers (2018) DVD.com
148. Tomb Raider (2018) DVD.com
149. Blazing Saddles (1974) theater
150. Critic's Choice (1963) MGM
151. 44 Pages (2017) Netflix
152. Up (2009) DVD
153. The Pirate Movie (1982) DVD
154. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018) theater
155. Dudley Do-Right (1999) DVD
156. The Monster Squad (1987) Amazon Prime
157. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) DVD
158. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) DVD
159. Game Night (2018) DVD.com
160. The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) DVD
161. Goldfinger (1964) MGM
162. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) Hoopla
163. The Love Bug (1997) VHS
164. The Last Movie Star (2017) Amazon Prime
165. A Wrinkle in Time (2018) DVD.com
166. Cactus Flower (1969) TCM
167. Yellow Submarine (1968) Amazon Prime
168. Flight of the Navigator (1986) DVD
169. The Great Outdoors (1988) DVD
170. Ready Player One (2018) DVD.com
171. RV (2006) library DVD
172. Holiday in the Sun (2001) DVD
173. Bring It On (2000) DVD
174. Airplane! (1980) theater
175. Santa Jaws (2018) SyFy
176. Freaky Friday (2018) Disney Channel
177. Aquamarine (2006) DVD
178. The Package (2018) Netflix
179. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Netflix
180. Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (1988) library DVD
181. Police Academy (1984) DVD
182. Super Troopers 2 (2018) DVD.com
183. Rumble in the Bronx (1995) HDNet Movies
184. A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) library DVD
185. Peter Rabbit (2018) DVD.com
186. Dark Skies (2013) SyFy
187. When Innocence Is Lost (1997) DVD
188. Eighth Grade (2018) theater
189. Action Point (2018) DVD.com
190. Murder on the Orient Express (2017) HBO
191. The Mountain Between Us (2017) HBO
192. RBG (2018) CNN
193. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Netflix
194. Mad About Mambo (2000) Hoopla
195. Wimbledon (2004) DVD
196. The Bandit (2016) DVD
197. Hello Again (1987) VHS
198. Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Uni...(2017)Netflix
199. Book Club (2018) DVD.com
200. Wedding of Dreams (2018) Hallmark Channel
201. Rear Window (1954) DVD
202. 21 & Over (2013) DVD
203. The Layover (2017) HBO
204. Tag (2018) DVD.com
205. Stiff Upper Lips (1998) library DVD
206. The Happytime Murders (2018) theater
207. The Miracle Season (2018) DVD.com
208. Odd Jobs (1986) HBO
209. The Brass Bottle (1964) DVD
210. Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost (2018) DVD.com
211. Hollywood or Bust (1956) TCM
212. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Paramount
213. Reversing Roe (2018) Netflix
214. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) theater
215. Once Bitten (1985) Amazon Prime
216. Evil Roy Slade (1972) library DVD
217. Christopher Robin (2018) theater
218. Night of the Creeps (1986) Sony Movie Channel
219. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) DVD
220. Show Dogs (2018) DVD.com
221. Eight Days a Week (1997) DVD
222. Gremlins (1984) theater
223. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) DVD
224. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) DVD.com
225. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) nDVD
226. Psycho II (1983) DVD
227. The Old Man & the Gun (2018) theater
228. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) VHS
229. Halloween (1978) blu-ray
230. The Addams Family (1991) Freeform
231. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) DVD.com
232. Madhouse (1990) Sony Movie Channel
233. Generation Wealth (2018) DVD.com
234. Hocus Pocus (1993) DVD
235. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) DVD.com
236. All I Want For Christmas (1991) library DVD
237. The Holiday Calendar (2018) Netflix
238. Beyond Tomorrow (1940) DVD
239. Young Pioneers' Christmas (1976) DVD
240. Follow That Bird (1985) DVD
241. Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987) Amazon Prime
242. Uncle Drew (2018) DVD.com
243. Stroker Ace (1983) DVD.com
244. It's A Gift (1934) TCM
245. I'll Be Seeing You (1944) DVD.com
246. The Seventh Seal (1957) theater
247. The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Netflix
248. The Star (2017) Netflix
249. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) DVD.com
250. 3 Godfathers (1948) library DVD
251. A Very Nutty Christmas (2018) Lifetime
252. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) theater
253. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) theater
254. The Princess Switch (2018) Netflix
255. The Nutcracker (1993) Netflix
256. Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) DVD
257. The Man Who Came To Diner (1942) TCM
258. Holiday Affair (1949) DVD
259. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) DVD
260. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) theater
261. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) DVD
262. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) DVD
263. Tiny Christmas (2017) Hoopla
264. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011) DVD
265. Vice (2018) theater
266. Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013) Hoopla
267. A Christmas Story (1983) DVD
268. Trail of Robin Hood (1950) TCM
269. A Very Brady Christmas (1988) DVD




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Disney Play - A Disney Streaming Service Wish List

It's been no secret that the Disney Company is planning on launching their own television streaming service and recent details have emerged that the service will probably be called Disney Play and will be available sometime in 2019. The new venture is being hailed as a "Netflix-killer" in that it's going to be the first streaming network to really go after taking a chunk of Netflix's market share.

Of course the biggest hit Netflix will immediately take is that most of the Disney programming on Netflix will be gone at the end of this year and assuredly pop up again on Disney Play once it's off the ground. Disney Play also has announced their plans to provide top-notch, buzz-worthy original programs and films to their service. There has already been a live-action Star Wars series announced, as well as a new Marvel show and a series based on Monsters Inc. The slate of original films they have announced includes a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp.

While I'm sure the majority of Disney Play's marketing will push the big name movies and original programming, there's also the matter of Disney's vast library of film and television that will hopefully have a home on the service as well. As a huge Disney buff, I'm really hoping that the luxury of not having to worry about ratings and the low cost of using stuff from their own library, will lead Disney to provide some obscure, vintage and off-beat materials from their vault. Sure, I'm excited about seeing the latest hit movies in my living room, but I also want to watch a 1959 television special with Walt Disney promoting the Matterhorn at Disneyland. I realize I'm not the exact market they are going for, but it would be great if Disney Buff's had some extra stuff to look forward to.

This is just a personal wish list; but here's 10 things I'd like to be able to have access to once Disney Play is streaming across the internet!




GOLDEN PALACE - With the surprising cult-like success The Golden Girls has found now 30 years after it's debut, it's no wonder we haven't seen more of the show's spin-off continuation. The Golden Palace aired on CBS the fall directly after The Golden Girls closed up shop on NBC. Dorthy had married and moved away, so of course the remaining three ladies went in together and bought a hotel and worked there. They also hired Don Cheadle and Cheech too!  Obviously the show wasn't quite as good as the original series, but I always thought it was pretty darn good too. It was certainly better than saying goodbye all-together to Blanche, Rose and Sophia. It was just as funny as any other show in it's eighth season, alas CBS gave it the boot after one just one year.  Golden Palace has never been released on home video in any format and reruns on television have been scarce. It seems like the classic series in on TV all day long and that people would want to see 22 new-ish episodes. I think this would be a great addition to Disney Play and something they could actually use in promoting the service.


COMPLETE SEASONS OF WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - The Wonderful World of Disney was the Disney company's signature show which ran for several decades in one form or another under numerous titles. The show was an anthology series made up of original episodes and often theatrical films shown in multiple parts.  While a few vintage episodes of the series have been made available in recent years, the series as a whole has never been offered because honestly, why would anyone want to watch a movie cut up into episodes and shown in black and white!? Well, I don't know how much it costs to make shows available to stream/download but it seems like the format of having a huge back catalog of programming would make an opportune time to finally release a few seasons in their entirety. Now some of this would be only to the appeal of a die-hard Disney fan but for completest sake it would be really cool to be able to watch an entire season of Wonderful World of Disney with all of Walt's intros and the promo's for the next week's episode. Also casual viewers could just drop in on any episode they choose - if they were looking for some classic Mickey Mouse cartoons or a nature documentary, for example.  According to IMDb there are over 30 seasons of the classic Disney anthology series. Obviously we don't need all 30, but a few early seasons would be nice for starters.

THE LITTLE MERMAID SERIES - From 1992 to 1994, CBS ran three seasons of the first animated series to be based off a smash hit Disney animated film. While The Little Mermaid series did not have the same beautiful animation as the feature film, it did sport the entire original voice cast as well as some pretty good storytelling.  The show has been rebroadcast over several of Disney's various cable channels and was fairly recently available on the now defunct Disney Junior app. My daughter and I started watching it but didn't get too far in before it disappeared. We'd love to finish it up sometime soon.

THEME PARK SPECIALS - OLD & NEW - It used to be fairly customary to broadcast a television special each time Disneyland or Walt Disney World hit another five year anniversary. There were also specials when new attractions opened and some park celebrations for various holidays. I'm not the only one who would love for a chance to see some of this vintage theme park footage as well as some new specials to commemorate new developments and anniversaries at the Disney vacation properties. I'm sure there would be quite an audience for a special all about the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening on both coasts!


THE MOUSE FACTORY - Classic Disney animated shorts staring Mickey Mouse and the gang have to have a place on a Disney streaming service! May I suggest the 1971-1973 syndicated package known as The Mouse Factory? This is a far-out request as the show is very dated, but that's what makes it so good! Each episode consists of a few vintage shorts with a common theme served up by a host, filmed in live-action segments. Don Knotts, Dom DeLuise and even Kurt Russell were just some of the hosts that dropped by The Mouse Factory. This is just good pure fun that we don't see anymore!

MICKEY MOUSE CLUB (ALL 3 VERSIONS) - I don't need all of it (because there is a lot of it!) But I would love to have access to a number of episodes from all three incarnations of the Mickey Mouse Club. There's the classic black and white episodes from the 50's with Cubby and Annette. I want to see the 1977-1979 disco episodes I saw as a child. And I'm a fan of the 90's version, which eventually stared Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (even though they came after I stopped watching.)

FELICITY -
First of all, I love Keri Russell. I first saw her on the Mickey Mouse Club and had a celebrity crush on her ever since. I watched the first season of Felicity when it came on but then bailed in season two, not because she cut her hair but because of whichever guy she chose in the season opener. I don't remember who it was. Anyway, I've always wanted to go back and rewatch season one and then continue through with the other three seasons. Let's make this happen, Disney!!!


EMPTY NEST and NURSES -
Empty Nest was a Golden Girls spin-off about the doctor that lived across the street from the girls. Nurses was an Empty Nest spin-off about nurses on another floor of the Empty Nest doctor's hospital. I was never really a big fan of either, but I'm surprised with all the Golden Girls success now that Empty Nest hasn't shown up anywhere in reruns. I'd give them both another look if I had access to them.

THE TORKELSONS/ALMOST HOME -
The Torkelsons was a Disney branded sitcom on NBC about a single mother raising a bunch of kids in the south. It was later retooled as Almost Home which added a young Britney Murphy to the cast. Almost Home was ok, but I loved The Torkelsons! If I ever found a way to watch this series again I would jump right in!

Getting this show back would be the most exciting thing to happen to my adult life


THE MUPPETS -
The word is that The Muppets will indeed have a home on the new Disney streaming service and that is very exciting. There is some talk of them continuing the very short lived 2015 ABC series which would be amazing or if they do something else similar that would be amazing too. Either way, I would certainly love to have all 18 episodes of the ABC series available to watch again commercial free (they are on the ABC app with advertising). I would also love to see a back catalogue of other Muppets material including specials and the last two seasons of the classic Muppet Show which have still never been released on DVD.

I guess we'll have to wait a year or so to see if any of my wish list has been fulfilled!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Every Movie I Saw in 2017

I don't watch sports and I don't binge anything. I watch movies. Here's the annual list of all the movies I witnessed the previous year:

  1. Sully (2016)
  2. Southside With You (2016)
  3. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
  4. National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982)
  5. Central Intelligence (2016)
  6. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
  7. Don't Think Twice (2016)
  8. Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)
  9. Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
  10. Selma (2014)
  11. Hot Rod (2007)
  12. Hidden Figures (2016)
  13. Mr. Magoo (1997)
  14. Blind Date (1987)
  15. True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)
  16. La La Land (2016)
  17. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
  18. The Jungle Book (2016)
  19. Bad Moms (2016)
  20. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
  21. Pete's Dragon (1977)
  22. Scavenger Hunt (1979)
  23. Suicide Squad (2016)
  24. The Sandlot (1993)
  25. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)
  26. Fantasia (1940)
  27. Keeping Up With the Jones (2016)
  28. Gus (1976)
  29. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
  30. Fist Fight (2017)
  31. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  32. 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)
  33. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  34. Mary Poppins (1964)
  35. The Sign of Zorro (1958)
  36. Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956)
  37. Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)
  38. The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! (2017)
  39. Necessary Roughness (1991)
  40. Shag (1989)
  41. Bring It On (2000)
  42. Bring It On: In It To Win It (2007)
  43. Uncle Buck (1989)
  44. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  45. The Wizard (1989)
  46. Trolls (2016)
  47. EuroTrip (2004)
  48. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
  49. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
  50. Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
  51. Better Off Dead (1985)
  52. Yoga Hosers (2016)
  53. The Founder (2016)
  54. Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
  55. Born in China (2017)
  56. Big Bully (1996)
  57. The Truman Show (1998)
  58. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
  59. Hardbodies (1984)
  60. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  61. Fatal Instinct (1993)
  62. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  63. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  64. The Karate Kid (1984)
  65. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  66. Mischief (1985)
  67. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
  68. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  69. The Crush (1993)
  70. Surf Ninjas (1993)
  71. Caddyshack II (1988)
  72. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  73. Movie 43 (2013)
  74. Bambi (1942)
  75. Meatballs (1979)
  76. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
  77. Head Office (1985)
  78. Cars (2006)
  79. Alien (1979)
  80. UHF (1989)
  81. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  82. Summer School (1987)
  83. Ernest Goes To Camp (1987)
  84. Cars 3 (2017)
  85. Camp Nowhere (1994)
  86. Toy Story (1995)
  87. The Country Bears (2002)
  88. Modern Times (1936)
  89. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  90. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  91. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
  92. Summer Job (1989)
  93. Captain Ron (1992)
  94. Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989)
  95. My Demon Lover (1987)
  96. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  97. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  98. Aquamarine (2006)
  99. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  100. The Emoji Movie (2017)
  101. Dancin': It's On! (2015)
  102. Laura (1944)
  103. My Father the Hero (1994)
  104. The Boss Baby (2017)
  105. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
  106. Billy Madison (1995)
  107. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  108. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  109. Adore (2013)
  110. Spies Like Us (1985)
  111. New York Minute (2004)
  112. Blast From the Past (1999)
  113. Best Worst Movie (2009)
  114. Cop and a Half: New Recruit (2017)
  115. Rocky (1976)
  116. Excess Baggage (1997)
  117. The Outcasts (2017)
  118. Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack (2017)
  119. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  120. The Errand Boy (1961)
  121. Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
  122. Shrek (2001)
  123. The African Lion (1955)
  124. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
  125. How to Be A Latin Lover (2017)
  126. The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
  127. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  128. A Goofy Movie (1995)
  129. Them! (1954)
  130. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  131. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  132. Baywatch (2017)
  133. The King of Comedy (1982)
  134. The Gold Rush (1925)
  135. The Big Sick (2017)
  136. The Bellboy (1960)
  137. The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)
  138. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
  139. Toy Story 3 (1999)
  140. Shin Godzilla (2016)
  141. High School High (1996)
  142. Rough Night (2017)
  143. Hot Shots! (1991)
  144. My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
  145. The Tigger Movie (2000)
  146. Teen Witch (1989)
  147. Wonder Woman (2017)
  148. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  149. Psycho (1960)
  150. Top Cat Begins (2015)
  151. Boo! A Madea Halloween (2106)
  152. The Babysitter (2017)
  153. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
  154. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  155. 52 Pick-Up (1986)
  156. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  157. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
  158. High Society (1956)
  159. 47 Meters Down (2017)
  160. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
  161. Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)
  162. Broadcasting Christmas (2016)
  163. Friday (1995)
  164. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  165. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  166. The House (2017)
  167. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  168. Mean Girls (2004)
  169. Clueless (1995)
  170. Bad Santa 2 (2016)
  171. The New Love Boat (1977)
  172. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  173. Meet the Deedles (1998)
  174. The Stooge (1951)
  175. Nothing But Trouble (1991)
  176. Duck Soup (1933)
  177. Trading Places (1983)
  178. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  179. Casablanca (1942)
  180. Sparrows Dance (2012)
  181. Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (2004)
  182. Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
  183. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  184. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  185. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
  186. A Very Merry Toy Store (2017)
  187. Home Alone (1990)
  188. Coco (2017)
  189. Jingle All The Way (1996)
  190. Office Christmas Party (2016)
  191. Paths of Glory (1957)
  192. A Christmas Carol (1951)
  193. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  194. Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013)
  195. It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
  196. A Christmas Prince (2017)
  197. The Little Match Girl (1987)
  198. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
  199. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  200. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  201. A Christmas Story (1983)
  202. A Very Brady Christmas (1988)
  203. Star Wars : The Last Jedi (2017)
  204. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  205. Christmas Inheritance (2017)
  206. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
  207. Yogi's First Christmas (1980)
  208. Die Hard (1988)
  209. The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)

Hear which ones were my new favorites on my podcast: What's Your Favorite Movie? episode 38
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