Halfway Home

I purchased the Warner Brothers 90th Anniversary blu-ray Collection over six years ago.  It took me quite a while, but, as I’ve been on a pandemic-fueled review flurry of late, I’ve finally been able to finish the first half of the collection.

This obviously means that I’ve reviewed 25 of the 50 films, which takes us up through the end of the 1970s.  Here’s the complete list, with links to all of the completed reviews (and the list of the movies yet to come).

The films that won Best Picture are in bold.

Grand Hotel (1932)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Gone with The Wind (1939)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Casablanca (1943)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Gigi (1958)
North By Northwest (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Bullitt (1968)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Dirty Harry (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1972)
The Exorcist (1973)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
The Shining (1980)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Risky Business (1983)
Amadeus (1984)
The Color Purple (1985)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Goodfellas (1990)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Bodyguard (1992)
Natural Born Killers (Director’s Cut) (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Matrix (1999)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Million Dollar Baby (2005)
The Departed (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Blind Side (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Inception (2010)

There’s still a good mix of movies I haven’t seen and ones that I have seen (and like) coming up.  At the rate I’m going, I see no reason why I can’t finish the rest of these within a year.  Perhaps sooner.

The biggest obstacle at this point is the fact that I’m also watching a lot of other movies.  For example, I picked up The Pink Panther Collection, along with The Thing (I had it on DVD but not blu-ray), Richard Jewell, Straight Outta ComptonSolo (upgraded to 4k), Parasite, and A Fish Called Wanda.

Hey, I had to use that Trump stimulus money somehow.

But I’m watching three to seven movies a week at this point, so I should be able to keep up my pace.  I’ll be back soon with more untimely reviews!

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