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The Month in Film: April 2013

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Removing the four movies I held over from March, April has been a crazy month for my film viewing.  I watched almost ten movies more than I did in March and reviewed almost all of them.  Let’s look at what I watched this month, and give you a chance to check out any reviews you might have missed.

1. Tension (Holdover from March)

2. Topper* (Holdover from March)

3. Beyond the Sea* (Holdover from March)

3. Topper Takes a Trip (Holdeover from March)

4. Fear (1954)

5. Topper Returns

6. The Exorcist*

7. The Fox and the Hound*

8. Stella Dallas

9. Indiscreet

10. Man of a Thousand Faces

11. Roxie Hart

12. Christine

13. Halloween (1978)

14. So Proudly We Hail!

15. The Black Cauldron

16. The Sapphires

17. Spaceballs

18. The Jayne Mansfield Story

19. A Haunted House

20. The Song of Bernadette

21. Little Miss Nobody

22. The Affairs of Annabel

23. The Fury

24. The Great Mouse Detective*

25. The Host (2013)

26. Freaks*

27. Alpha Dog*

28. The Central Park Five

29. The Invisible Woman

30. The Place Beyond the Pines

31. Zombieland*

32. Panic in the Streets

33. Oliver & Company*

34. Chicken Wagon Family

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35. The Creature Walks Among Us

36. Gods and Monsters

37. Golden Hoofs

38. Wild Child

39. The Ghost Ship

TOTALS:

39 films watched in April – 35 if you remove the holdovers from March (up 13 from March)

9 were rewatches

30 were first-time viewings!

3 were theatrical releases

Top 5 Favorite Classic Films of the Month:

1. The Song of Bernadette

2.  Christine

3.  Tension

4. Stella Dallas

5.  Man of a Thousand Faces

Favorite Theatrical Film of the MonthThe Sapphires.  An adorable movie about an Aboriginal girl-group with a rollicking soundtrack.  Check it out if it comes to your town!

Worst Film of the Month: Either The Host OR Wild Child.  Both movies making me believe teenage girls need to go to their own island, forever!

Biggest Disappointment of the Month: The Place Beyond the Pines.  Good, but too overloaded with material to make it great.

Movies Worth Seeking Out: The Sapphires, The Central Park Five

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Kristen Lopez View All

A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.

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