What I Watched – October 5-November 1

I have fallen a bit behind on this column, so I’m going to try my best this week to catch up.  As always, you can see my film-watching activity, as it happens, over on Letterboxd. Here’s What I Watched:

  • October HorrorFest: Corpse Bride – Rewatch (DVD) – Not horror per-se, but it was a good film to watch before Frankenweenie
  • Taken – Rewatch (DVD) – Watched in preparation for the sequel
  • Brick – Rewatch (DVD) – Watched because of Looper
  • October HorrorFest: Kill List – First Viewing (Netflix) – Interesting in how it gets darker as it progresses
  • Frankenweenie – First Viewing (Cinema) – Absolutely loved this film

  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey – First Viewing (Cinema) – I’m going to list this once, though I watched episodes 5-10 over 3 screenings
  • Detropia – First Viewing (Cinema) – I was mildly underwhelmed by this doc and never got around to writing about it
  • October HorrorFest: Daybreakers – Rewatch (Blu-Ray) – The first and last acts are great.  The middle is a bit meh.
  • Taken 2 – First Viewing (Cinema) – Didn’t have the same charm as the first.
  • Prometheus – Rewatch (Blu-Ray) – Quite like this film.
  • Seven Psychopaths – First Viewing (Cinema) – This will definitely be on my top ten of the year.
  • October HorrorFest: Grave Encounters – First Viewing (CinemaNow) – Watched in preparation for the sequel at Toronto After Dark
  • October HorrorFest: The Rite – Rewatch (OnDemand) – Anthony Hopkins really hams it up in this one
  • Toronto After Dark – First Viewings (Cinema) – To keep my sanity (and to keep the list short), I’m listing the whole fest as one entity
  • From Russia with Love – First Viewing (Cinema) – Definitely the most no thrills Bond film.
  • Goldfinger – Rewatch (Cinema) – Definitely my favourite Bond film
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Rewatch (Cinema) – I’ve experienced a Rocky Horror midnight screening and I have no aspirations to do so again.
  • The Exorcist – First Viewing (Cinema) – The effects are now cartoony, but I can see why this is considered a classic.
  • October HorrorFest: PoltergeistFirst Viewing (CinemaNow) – Definitely a Spielbergian horror film
  • October HorrorFest: The Innkeepers – Rewatch (Blu-Ray) – Quickly becoming a favourite
  • October HorrorFest: Trick ‘r Treat – Rewatch (DVD) – Has been a Halloween tradition since it was released
  • Creepshow – First Viewing (Cinema) – Definitely a great film to watch on Halloween night

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).