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

CM Year in Review 2019

Yeah, I know, I’m about three months late with this, but better late than never, right? Join me as I take a look back at Cinema Monolith in 2019!

3/29/20

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 Films of All Time

Okay, here they are: one you probably already know, one I reviewed this year, and three others you may or may not realize are on the list.

2/16/18

4 Movies, 4 Theaters, 1 Day

This e-mail I sent to friends and family chronicles the trip I took from Phoenix to Tucson in 2009 to see four movies at four different locations.

2/7/18

Top 3 Most Disappointing Films of 2016

Here they are, the three films that failed to fulfill my expectations in 2016…plus three runners-up, and another that wins the award for worst of the year.

1/26/18

The CM Jaws Collection

I conclude Jaws Month with a look at items from my Jaws collection…a collection whose contents could easily fit inside a tiger shark’s digestive tract.

8/25/17

31 Over 31

So what the heck is ‘31 Over 31’? Well, mathematically it’s 1, and an online search will get you an article on this year’s Fiesta Bowl. But…Bruce Lee? Hmmmm.

1/31/17

Raiders of the Five Icons

Ever wondered what those little symbols represent on my review pages? If so, don’t panic, because I’m about to explain everything, with or without Marion.

12/6/16

Cinema Monolith 2015 in Review

Back in January, WordPress was kind enough to send me my Monolith blogging stats for 2015. Check ’em out…they’re embarrassing, but funny!

7/1/16 · 4 Comments

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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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