Monsoon-A-Day Movie Catalog 36

Since I’m going to start reviewing a movie a day, (or every couple of days…) I thought it would be fun to go all the way back to when I first started watching a movie a day and catalog them all here for anyone who’s interested.

And who knows, maybe this’ll inspire someone else to do the same thing.
I’ll post them a month at a time.

I’m even introducing a new grading scale.

Month. 36
2017

 

Nov. 1 The Abominable Dr. Phibes   B+

Nov. 2 The Jodorowsky Constellation (No Grade)

Nov. 3 Long Way North   B

Nov. 4 Thor: Ragnarok   C+

Nov. 5 Stoner   D-

Nov. 6 Red Heat  C

Nov. 7 The Runestone  D+  (It has one great scene)

Nov. 8 What Happened to Monday   C+

Nov. 9 Fear X  D+  (Super disappointing)

Nov. 10 Pet Semetary  D+   (Ripe for a remake)

Nov. 11 The Ambulance   C

Nov. 12 Blair Witch   F

Nov. 13 Band of the Hand   C+

Nov. 14 Three Days of The Condor   A

Nov. 15 The Entity   B+

Nov. 16 Scarecrow   B+

Nov. 17 Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond.   A

Nov 18 Buffy the Vampire   C+

Nov. 19 Super Dark Times   B+

Nov. 20 The Dark Backward   D-

Nov. 21 Beauty and the Beast (1978)  B+

Nov. 22 The Devil at your Heels   B

Nov. 23 The Blue Lagoon   D

Nov. 24 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   A

Nov. 25 Tootsie   A

Nov. 26 Starman   B

Nov. 27 Liquid Sky    D-

Nov. 28 An American Tail    C-

Nov. 29 Hugo the Hippo   C

Nov. 30 Flash Gordon    B+

 

Mini Reviews or random thoughts:

The Abominable Dr. Phibes is crazy fun.

Long Way North is a sorely underseen animated film that deserves more attention.

Thor: Ragnarok was fun but I’m getting real tired of using that word to describe Marvel films. They’re all turning into cinematic cotton candy. Delightful but cotton candy ain’t a meal.

What Happened to Monday has problems but is pretty entertaining.

Fuck Blair Witch.

I don’t normally grade documentaries but goddamn was Jim and Andy great.

Super Dark Times. See it.

You’ll either love or hate The Dark Backward. I appreciate it’s weirdness but meh.

The Blue Lagoon exists. I wonder if Brooke Shields’s obituary will read “the former child star that America really wanted to have sex with.”

Liquid Sky is a weird fucking movie.

Hugo the Hippo is also weird but enjoyably so.

Flash Gordon. I apparently had never seen this film. I had seen numerous clips over the years and just assumed I had seen it years ago. It’s a campy remake of the Wizard of Oz. And Brian Blessed is a fucking god.

 

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The father witnesses him die but then the ghost keeps popping up.
    He has no connection to the semetery

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    I haven’t watched the movie in its entirety in a while but I’m pretty sure the ghost has a connection to the father in some way. But yes, it is weird. It reminds me a bit of Donnie Wahlberg’s character in The Sixth Sense.
    Maybe a re-make could bring another side of the story to life.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think the bones of the story is amazing but you have to dig through pounds of garbage to get to it.
    There’s a ghost in this that’s never explained and does nothing.
    It’s weird

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    It goes into the “It Wasn’t That Bad” category. Plus, it was really a big thing when it first came out, so I guess some of that fuel is still in me. I’d give at least a ‘C’, perhaps a B- for nostalgia. LOL

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Yup.
    If dark knight is an A and Catwoman is an F, thor 3 is slightly above average.
    It’s fun but I’ll forget about by the time the next marvel film comes out.

  • Thor 3 gets aC+?!!?!?!?!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The pace is terrible and it doesn’t make any narrative sense

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s derivative (especially if you’re familiar with orphan black) but wirkola knows how to squeeze fun out of even the sourest of lemons

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    Pet Sematary at least deserves a ‘C’. Come on, Sailor me boy. You cannot possible give it nearly the same ranking as The Blue Lagoon.

  • TheDeadFellow

    “What Happened to Monday has problems but is pretty entertaining.”

    Yeah, that’s how I feel about that movie in a nutshell. It does nothing new and is frankly underdeveloped when it comes to its themes, but Noomi Rapace was great and some of the action scenes were really inventive (like the one at the apartment).