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Movies and Books the First Six Months of 2020

Back in 2017, I started keeping a list of the movies that I watched. I’m not sure why I did it, but I did. I think I was just curious about how many hours a year I spent watching movies.
I thought it’d be interesting for me to look back on the first half of 2020 and the movies that I watched along with the books that I’ve read.

Movies Watched

January The Proposal Inside Out Just Married Road Trip Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Road Trip Beer Pong Sex Tape

February Catfish Seven The Irishman Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Zodiac The Foreigner

March Species The Power of the Glove Crawl Summer of 84 Body Bags Scream 2 Frozen 2 The Wind Hell or High Water Tombstone 1917 Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker The Beverly Hillbillies Midway

April Satanic Panic Ready or Not The Addams Family The Color of Space The Invisible Man Ma Rabid Kingpin Julie and Julia Zombieland 2 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark The Big Lebowski When Jeff Tried to Save the World Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Evolution The Green Hornet Annihilation Never Surrender The Phantom The X Files I Want to Believe

May Mars Attacks Godzilla: King of the Monsters Snowpiercer The Mist The Wrong Missy Miss Congeniality Hush Batman Begins The Dark Knight Believe The Vast of Night We Summon the Darkness

June Arrival Green Lantern In Search of the Last Action Heroes Rambo Last Blood Slumber Part Massacre 2 Ford v Ferrari Terminator: Dark Fate Triple Threat The Pretender The Debt Collectors Extraction Dragged Across Concrete Terror Train Final Exam Intruder The Searchers County Line Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Camera Dave Cherry Falls Piranha 3DD The Hunt You’re Next

Thoughts: So far I’ve watched 82 movies this year. Of those 74 movies, 63 of the films I’ve never seen before. Looking over the list, my favorite movie of the year has been Ready or Not. That movie was an absolute blast to watch and it was totally unexpected. My least favorite movie was The Color of Space. I knew a wild Lovecraftian film starring Nicholas Cage would probably not be my cup of tea, but I watched it anyway. It’s an impressive piece of filmmaking but just not my type of movie.

Books Read

Almost Interesting by David Spade Couplehood by Paul Reiser Born Standing Up by Steve Martin Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read by William Rabkin Remo Went Down by Mike McCrary By Darkness Forged by Nathan Lowell The Wrestling Insomniac by Michael Labbe Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Fight Club 3 by Chuck Palahniuk Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

Thoughts: I spent some time talking about reading on June 8th. I started off this year reading a ton and then it fell off pretty quickly. Since that blog post, I’ve read five books (and a graphic novel) which makes me feel like I’m back on track. So far my favorite book that I’ve read this year was By Darkness Forged by Nathan Lowell.

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