Month in Review: February ’17

To encourage a bit more variety in my blogging posts and to help distance this site from the one of old, I’m installing this monthly post where I summarize the previous month’s activity in a wraparound that will hopefully give people the chance to go back and find stuff they might have missed, as well as keep them apprised of any changes or news that happened that month.

What an interesting February it has been. In terms of cinematic events, it has been a month enveloped in controversy. But would we have it any other way? It gives us writers something to do other than complain about predictability and shameless campaign politics. So here’s what has happened on this site in the last four weeks.


New Posts

Reviews: 20th Century Women; Gold; Hidden Figures; John Wick: Chapter 2; The Founder; Blue Jay; A Cure for Wellness; They Look Like People

Blindspot Selection: Alive (1993)

Other posts: Blindspot Update!

Movie News

The 89th Academy Awards went off without a hitch. Wait a minute, I think I got the wrong envelope . . . I will be posting about it later this week (likely tomorrow, Thursday, March 2). You won’t want to miss it.

Sam Worthington shacks up with Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw in the get-your-hankies-ready religious drama The Shack this Friday. Count me out; I’ll be watching Logan.

And speaking of which, word on the street is that the final chapter in the storied history of the Wolverine (a.k.a. Hugh Jackman’s real identity) is a true game-changer. I have let Logan sneak up on me as I’ve never been the hugest of X-Men fans but I can’t help but feel a little antsy about this one.

Meanwhile, enthusiasm has begun building in earnest for the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, with the world premiere of the film’s second trailer debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Mark your calendars. May 5th is coming quickly.

Blogging News

A few new blogs have made their way into my view this past month and they come highly recommended by me. Flicks & Pieces,  Films etc., KeithLovesMovies, Psychology of Film and Celluloid in Seattle are all new corners of the blogging world to me. If any of these are new to you, I encourage you to give them a look.

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6 thoughts on “Month in Review: February ’17

  1. Thanks for the blogging sites you’ve flagged up; always good to see what others are doing! This monthly round up thing seems to be becoming more popular. It’s a good idea too.

    • I thought it would be a good way to measure my activity on a monthly basis, but yes it’s proving useful in other ways, too. Glad I could be of use re: new blogs! Always feels good to promote other’s work here. What goes around, comes around, right? 😉

  2. I absolutely cannot wait for Logan! Hopefully I get to catch it this weekend. I love X-Men. I really, really do. Eeeeeep! Two weeks from now we get John Wick 2. Oh man, some movies I’ve been looking forward to for ages, can’t wait!

    • I hope you do enjoy both films! I love anticipating movies and while Logan didn’t particularly blow me away, I think that was because I let it sneak up on me. I had no idea it was an early March release haha

  3. I tried reading The Shack and I can say it is the best nap I ever had. So no, not looking forward to that. Logan? Hell yes. Personally I can’t wait for Beauty and the Beast. I hope it is good!

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