Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

CM Year in Review 2021

Wait, what’s this? A Year in Review post that’s just three weeks late, instead of three months? Could this be a sign of better things to come? Hmmm…

1/22/22

CM Year in Review 2020

Last year I was nearly four months late posting this, but this year I’m only two! Join me now as I look back at the Monolith in 2020.

2/21/21

Jaws and Jaws Again

If summer’s over, and the beaches are closed, and the paint-happy bastards have gone home, why am I still posting stories about Jaws? Well, because…it’s Jaws.

10/10/19

One Last Monolith Haul

Back in January I made the decision to stop buying DVDs and Blu-rays; these were the last that will ever be inducted into the Monolith.

3/8/19

Top 5 Favorite Jaws Memories

Ever wonder what my favorite memories of Jaws are? Well, wonder no more…here are five of them, with three bonus memories to boot.

7/10/18

The Great Criterion $1 Sale

Yes, you heard right: the Criterion Collection is having a $1 sale, and I took advantage of it. Just don’t look for this deal on Criterion’s website. Or Amazon’s, or…

12/16/17

The CM 10-Movie Weekend

The plan: watch ten movies—four Blu-rays, five DVDs, and one on TV—over the course of a long weekend. Can it be done? Of course it can!

9/23/17

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 230

From the Monolith: 127

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 6
1940s – 20
1950s – 38
1960s – 34
1970s – 36
1980s – 35
1990s – 7
2000s – 13
2010s – 41

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 43
Comedy – 35
Crime – 23
Documentary – 5
Drama – 27
Horror – 38
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 19
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 27
Western – 8

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 28
8 star – 36
7 star – 33
6 star – 22
5 star – 23
4 star – 25
3 star – 18
2 star – 20
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 93
G – 1
PG – 32
PG-13 – 35
R – 60
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 9

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