I’m surviving so far, but some days have come pretty close to be missed. That makes me concerned about how long I can maintain this perfect movie record of mine. Especially considering I’m going to be spending 4 days at San Diego Comic Con coming up. I shall persevere dammit.

All right! If you want to follow along with me on the daily as I watch, I post my proof on my Instagram account @MrEricTheRed

This week was a little different thanks to the Monday holiday. I decided I wanted to watch some action movies this week, and for the first time I enjoyed everything that I watched this week. So far I’ve only watched 3 movies that I had seen before, and I’ve kept those on Mondays to start out the week. I also try to watch something campy or goofy from the genre I’ve selected, but this week I had to move that place to Sunday. You’ll see.

Movie 22, July 4th: Independence Day

Movie 22, July 4th: Independence Day

I mean, if you’re going to watch anything on the 4th of July, this is pretty much it. I’ll probably get around to watching the sequel sometime soon. Maybe I’ll do an alien week or something. Bill Paxton’s speech is still just fuckin’ terrific.

 

Movie 23, July 5th: Standoff

Movie 23, July 5th: Standoff

This is my favorite movie of the week. The banter between Tom and Laurence is just fantastic. It’s simple, and to the point. A solid contained thriller.

 

Movie 24, July 6th: The Transporter Refueled

Movie 24, July 6th: The Transporter Refueled

All I could think of while watching this was, “yeah, this would be better with Jason Statham…” That doesn’t mean that Ed Skrein did a poor job, but it just isn’t the same. That said, I’m still going to probably rewatch this a few times more. I have a soft spot for action movies.

Movie 25, July 7th: The Art of the Steal

Movie 25, July 7th: The Art of the Steal

This one was a lot of fun for me. Maybe more so because I found it entirely on accident. I stumbled across this and was only going to add it to my list for later viewing when I saw that Kurt Russell’s character is named Crunch Calhoun. Fucking sold. I enjoyed the twists within, even they aren’t up to the standards of The Usual Suspects or The Sixth Sense. It’s a fun flick all the same.

 

Movie 26, July 8th: Inside Man

Movie 26, July 8th: Inside Man

This may have been the most disappointing film of the week, though it’s still fun. I just really didn’t like Denzel in this one. He came off as such a prick the whole time. Jodie Foster wasn’t much better, but Clive Owen was awesome.

Movie 27, July 9th: Welcome to the Punch

Movie 27, July 9th: Welcome to the Punch

I have no idea why, but the first half of this film had me reminiscing about season 1 of The Wire. Everyone in this is spectacular, I continue to be impressed by Mark Strong. Even though he seems like the same character in everything I’ve seen him in, I don’t get tired of it.

Movie 28m, July 10th: Wolf Cop

Movie 28m, July 10th: Wolf Cop

I didn’t get to start my week with a campy movie, so I decided to end it with one instead. Enter: WolfCop. This film is home to my new favorite gore-based gag. I tried to find it on YouTube to link it for you, but I couldn’t find it. Also I strongly do NOT recommend searching “face ripped off wolf cop” in YouTube. It takes you to a scary, real, place. Just watch the movie. It’s fun.

 

That was my week. I’m really not sure what my theme for next week is going to be. I guess I’ll figure it out tomorrow.