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The Month in Film: March 2013


I did better this month than I did last, possibly due to Spring Break and an overall lack of pressing school work.  I didn’t watch a movie a day, but got several movies reviewed at various sites, and even made it to the movies more than once!  Let’s look at what the month in movies has put out.

1. The AristoCats*

2. RKO 281

3. Gentleman’s Agreement

4. In Like Flint

5. Kim Novak: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival

6. The Thing From Another World*

7. Robin Hood*

8. Anna Karenina (2012)

9. Chicago*

10. Rent*

11. Nicholas and Alexandra

12. The Narrow Margin

13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*

14. The Mystery of Natalie Wood*

15. The French Lieutenant’s Woman

16. Night of the Living Dead (1968)*

17. Les Miserables (2012)*

18. The ABCs of Death

19. The Rescuers*

20. Stoker

21. Hitchcock

22. Out of Sight

23. Tender is the Night

24. Apartment for Peggy

25. Olympus Has Fallen

26. The House on 92nd Street


26 films watched in March (up 4 from February)

10 were rewatches

16 were first-time viewings

2 were theatrical releases

Top 5 Favorite Classic Films of the Month:

1.  The Rescuers

2.  Apartment for Peggy

3.  The Narrow Margin

4.  Nicholas and Alexandra

5.  Gentleman’s Agreement

Favorite Theatrical Film of the Month: Surprisingly, the movie I had the least interest in seeing ended up being my favorite.  Olympus Has Fallen is a strong B-movie action film in the vein of Die Hard, and is far better than the latest Die Hard that’s out there.  Hilariously patriotic, it’s going to be a fun movie to have on DVD to watch with friends.

Worst Film of the Month: Hands down, The ABCs of Death is the worst movie of the month.  A bloated two-hour runtime with only a handful of decent sketches.  What’s good is okay, but what’s bad is unwatchable.  My review over at Cinematic Katzenjammer describes it far better.

Biggest Disappointment of the Month: Stoker was a letdown if only because it had high expectations.  A boring, uninspired plot brought down because of the blandest leading lady.  Had the side characters been given a movie something could have been done


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Kristen Lopez View All

A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

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