Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.
I made it through eight weeks of daily posting: 34 reviews, 11 articles, three Top 5/3 lists, and eight updates. Now, it’s time for sleep.
And actually, I can’t believe I made it this far, what with all the head bonking and lack of social life hounding me at every turn. So I’ll end the streak here, and get caught up on a lot of other things in the meantime. It’s strange to think that I posted 56 times in just the first two months of 2018, which is more than the last two complete years combined! I’ll probably take a week or so to work on my baseball site, then I’ll start posting back here at least once a week, hopefully twice…which is more than the twice a month I averaged last year.
I think what I’ll do is, since I had the entire year of posts already planned out, I’ll just continue with that schedule, and now have a two- or three-day gap between each review, article, or Top 5/3 list. And I was going to eliminate the weekly CM Update, but I think I’ll put one up at the end of each month, like most everyone else does.
And an FYI: For my surprise sixth ‘Dirty’ movie for the ‘6 Days of Dirty’ marathon, I actually had two films to choose from, and went with Dirty Mary Crazy Larry after I discovered this one—which seems to be a drive-in variation of Dirty Harry—wasn’t available to watch on YouTube:
So after two months, what were my most viewed and least viewed posts? Check out the list here (and I just realized that January’s list was wrong…I was looking at most views per day instead of most-viewed posts). The numbers below show the high and low views per post for all of 2018:
Most Viewed Posts
Cinema Graveyard: Mann RB6 – 60
Todd’s Dark Desk of Noir: Queen Bee – 33
Review: The Sting – 29
Review: Night of the Blood Beast – 29
Review: Robot Monster – 29
Least Viewed Posts
Review: The Black Castle – 9
Review: The Cove – 10
Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – 11
Review: Joe Kidd – 12
Review: Alien: Covenant – 12
Oh, and I guess I should mention that my most viewed post of this year wasn’t even posted in 2018! It was my article My Ten Rules of Film Noir, which I posted in 2013, and has garnered a total of 106 views in January and February!
And I’ll end this update with something funny I found on-line, while researching TV Guide movie ads. Apparently this guy Rick Polito wrote quite a few of these movie synopses when he worked for the Marin Independent Journal; this one appeared in the paper in 1998, and has recently gone viral: