The 2020 List: September

Well there goes September, and a pretty extraordinary month for watching all sorts of different films from across several decades. I even managed to post reviews of the majority of them too, with just a very few slipping through the blogpost net, so I’m pleased with that- managed to place 22 posts this month, in fact.

Regards my annual count, I’ve reached the grand total of 170 now, leaving me in a good position to hit the big 200 by year’s end. What may scupper further progress with that to some degree is an overdue need to start returning to more television shows, a to-watch list of which is getting quite out of hand now. Television seasons inevitably take up more time than films, with it taking several days to complete a season of a show, but I’ll just have to see how that goes. New seasons of The Umbrella Academy and The Boys have joined titles like Mindhunter, Westworld, Outlander, The Man in the High Castle, Stranger Things and Border Town which have new or outstanding seasons that slipped past me over the past several months, as well some shows that I haven’t started at all. There’s certainly all sorts of content just piling up. I know, first-world problems and all that.

Still, the nights are drawing in and local lockdowns such as my area is now living in don’t seem to get relaxed any time soon, they just seem to become the ‘new normal’, so you never know. I could retitle this year’s blog posts as ‘the Covid 200′ yet. What a strange and horrible year, and it already seems that 2021 might be a sequel/’Part Two’. I just hope it doesn’t stretch into a trilogy, thankyou very much but I’ve had quite enough already.

So anyway, here’s the list for the month-

Television

161) The Duchess

162) Challenger: The Final Flight

Movies

151) Nothing But the Night (1973)

152) They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

153) i’m thinking of ending things (2020)

154) Under Suspicion (2000)

155) Bumblebee (2018)

156) City That Never Sleeps (1953)

157) The Man Who Finally Died (1963)

158) I Walk Alone (1947)

159) Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

160) The Devil All the Time (2020)

163) The Hand of Night (1968)

164) Doctor Sleep: Directors Cut (2019)

165) The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

166) Timeslip (1955)

167) Enola Holmes (2020)

168) Machine Gun McCain (1969)

169) The Dark Mirror (1946)

170) Betty Blue – Directors Cut (1986)

The Abort Button – Both The Hand of Night and Machine Gun McCain came awfully close, but yes, my capacity for pain, irritation and boredom survived the test and, as that guy from Indians Jones & the Last Crusade observed, I chose wisely, again for another month. 

4 thoughts on “The 2020 List: September

  1. Matthew McKinnon

    Do not allow anyone or anything to persuade you to watch She Dies Tomorrow.

    That’s my gift to you as thanks for you watching terrible movies occasionally so I don’t have to.

    1. Hmm. I’d never heard of it (nothing particularly odd about that, mind, it seems the world escapes me sometimes) but looking it up, I notice Michelle Rodriguez is in it. She sets my Shite Radar off more frequently than Nic Cage and I avoid anything with her in it. I appreciate that’s hardly the most scientific reasoning regards avoiding certain movies but you have to start the filter function somewhere.

  2. I have a literal list of TV I need to catch up on now — it used to just be in my head, but I keep forgetting stuff — and I’d forgotten to even put Mindhunter on it. The list just keeps getting longer & I’m making no headway. I’m going to have to set a TV goal too at this rate…

    1. What alarms me is how much I can enjoy a season of a show -and Mindhunter is a prime example of this- and yet a year or two later when the second season drops, I just don’t get around to it. Surely a part of this is the idea that its going to be there, waiting, for however long it takes to get around to it, but unfortunately me not watching it gets reflected on its viewer figures and presto, the damn thing gets cancelled, Which pisses me off no end, and actually spoils the incentive to ever watch it if there’s a chance its story is ultimately not concluded properly, considering how episodic and multi-seasonal arcs are with stuff now.

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