Monthly Roundup & Favorite Film of February 2014


Ahhh… March is here! Though it came in like a mountain lion as this weekend’s temps was struggling to get above ZERO Fahrenheit, there’s a promise of a warmer days ahead. By *warmer* I mean highs in 20s and 30s, I’d be doing a happy dance in my short sleeves when it hits 40! Yes pathetic I know, but fellow Minnesotans (or Canadians) would understand 😀

Ok, here are some posts from February you might’ve missed:

New Releases:

Rental Reviews:


TV Review: The Americans

February Blind Spot: Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Last Award Coverage of the year:


Favorite Movie Seen in January 2014:

This massive box office hit three weeks in a row is really a ton of fun! Great story and fabulous voice cast makes for an entertaining movie for the whole family. I certainly don’t mind watching this again!

What I’m looking forward to in March:
Divergent screening and interview with author Veronica Roth

So, what movies did you get to see in February and which one is your favorite?

39 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup & Favorite Film of February 2014

  1. You really put out some great reviews and content in February Ruth! I saw a lot of movies this past month especially some great classics that I had a lot of fun reviewing (one of the first of the reviews went up a few minutes ago).

    Several good theater flicks too. Now bring on March!

    1. Hey thanks Keith, that means a lot coming from you! Likewise man, your blog is phenomenal (pardon me borrowing your famous term, ahah). I’ll be over to check out your classic review shortly!

  2. Ted S.

    I saw a few movies last month but most of them were pretty bad, Lockout, Blitz and Erased, all from Netflix. It’s funny going through the list of movies on that site, they have so many cheesy action flicks on there and it brings me back to my younger years when I’d visited video stores and rented cheesy action flicks.

    As for favorite, I’ll go with RoboCop. Very disappointed with Ender’s Game, been waiting years to see the movie version and it’s a major letdown.

    1. Hi Ted! Ahah yeah Netflix does have a ton of cheesy action flicks. I kept seeing Erased on there but I have no desire in seeing it. I’d rather rewatch Arnold’s version called ERASER, ahah.

      Oh I quite enjoyed Robocop as well, beats my expectations!

      1. Ted S.

        Yeah don’t waste your time on Erased, it’s cheap knockoff of the Bourne movies. The movie felt like it’s written and directed by a bunch of amateurs. Oh Eraser was a much better movie for sure, it least that one was fun, Erased was just stupid and tried to be too serious.

  3. Nice work as always, Ruth! I enjoy reading your reviews. The winner of the month seemed to be The Lego Movie. Hope March is warmer. I’m leaving my sunshine and 60s weather in AZ to travel for spring break to…..Illinois! AAARRRGGG. I told my mom the snow better have melted and the temps above freezing. 😉

    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the kind words. I sure hope March is warmer but really, it CANNOT get worse than the past few months, it’s ridiculous how frigid cold it’s been. Oh are you going to Chicago area? I hope you have some warm coat there lady!

  4. Hmm, I saw Only Lovers Left Alive on Valentine’s Day and really liked this one 🙂 But I spent most of my time watching 30 Rock again, I think I only saw 5 or 6 movies the whole month.

    1. Oh man, I so want to see Only Lovers Left Alive! How perfect that you got to see that on V-day!! I’ve been watching The Americans which is a fantastic spy show w/ a twist. I don’t know how you have time for movies with all your TV watching, Sati! 😀

        1. Ouch, Winter’s Tale AND I, Frankenstein?? That’s the Aaron Eckhart one right? That looks even worse than Winter’s Tale. I bet both would be nominated for Razzie next year. Speaking of which, that’s one of the topics of Five for the Fifth today Sati, hope you’ll take part! 😀

  5. jackdeth72

    Hi, Ruth:

    Great “5 for the Fifth” post!

    Oh, wait. It’s only the Fourth. Are you trying to save time and get a jump on things by posting a day early? Daylight Savings doesn’t begin until Sunday, the ninth.

    Nicely detailed recap, either way. It looks like ‘The Lego Movie’ is doing gang buster business! Lots of repeat business for kids at matinees. Whose parent seek a bit of quality private time.

    Oh, there’s this great big yellowish ball in the sky that feels kinda warm when not covered or shrouded in clouds. I hear that it’s called The Sun. Have you seen it recently?

    1. Hi Jack, ahah this is not ‘5 for the 5th’ yet sir, that’ll be up tomorrow 😀 So be sure to come back tomorrow, sir!

      The Lego Movie is so much fun, I don’t mind renting that again as soon as it’s available.

      Ahahahah, yeah the sun, wonder what THAT looks like 😉

  6. Shoot, Ruth, when it hits 40 degrees, I’m going to be busting out the shorts! 😀 Spring weather cannot come soon enough.

    It was a pretty quiet month for me. I didn’t even make it to the cinema once. I would like to catch The Lego Movie sometime soon though.

  7. Frankly, I’m surprised that so many people have liked The Lego Movie, which I didn’t even expect would do well in the box office. I guess I was wrong. Maybe I need to see it after all.

    I must have missed your post on Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I’m going to read it now. I’m still in shock over the news and deeply saddened we lost such a wonderful artist.

    1. I was thinking of putting down Mr Smith Goes to Washington but I think The LEGO Movie takes the cake over that one, can’t wait to rewatch it again!

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