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Star Wars First Watch

Confession time. I’ve never really gotten into and watched the Stars Wars films. It was never that big among my friend group growing up so I never had a reason to watch any of the movies. When I finally decided to give it a go in middle school, I made the mistake of ordering Episode I from Netflix (this was back in the envelope days) because I assumed the series went chronologically. I remember feeling let down and confused and promptly returned the disc and never returned to the series.

Obviously I later learned that the (in)famous prequel sequels were not indicative of the moments fans (including a lot of my friends) fell in love with. Given that the last movie in the sequel trilogy is coming out in December, I decided to finally give in and catch up on all the movies to join in on the “conclusion” of the epic. After a lot of back and forth, I decided to watch the series in the original order. After that is Rogue One and Solo and then onto the newest movie itself.

The dates aren’t set in stone and are more like tentative mini deadlines for myself to help pace the exposure. I’ll try and stick to it for the most part. If I enjoy the series a lot and find myself having extra time I was told to watch the animated Clone Wars series from 2008. I don’t know if I’ll get to it, and if I do, I probably won’t get to watch all of it before Episode IX, but it’s something to keep in mind.

Movie List

Title Rating
Episode IV – A New Hope 9.6/10
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 9.0/10
Episode I – The Phantom Menace 7.7/10
Episode II – The Attack of the Clones 7.5/10
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith *8.8/10
Episode VII – The Force Awakens 9.2/10
Episode VIII – The Last Jedi 9.4/10 
Rogue One 8.3/10
Solo  
Episode IX – the Rise of Skywalker  

EDIT  11/24/19 : So if you can tell from the above, I’ve really been enjoying Star Wars. If I’m being honest, I’ve been loving the movies a lot and want to get more into the meat of the story. As such, I’ve decided to actually try and finish The Clone Wars and as many comics/books/etc that I’m interested in/have time to get to. Check below periodically for new additions. If you have any recommendations on what to check out feel free to comment!

Halloween 2k19: 31 Day Horror Marathon

This year I’ll be watching 31 horror movies- 1 for each day in October. I haven’t watched most of these movies or don’t remember watching them because I was too young to comprehend them at the time, so most of my thoughts to them will be pretty raw.

After watching and thinking about the movies, I’ll be posting my review/thoughts up on here. I’d love it if you left your feedback and experiences as well. Or if you want to lurk and follow along- that’s cool too. The more the merrier.

NOTE(10/3/19): I might move movies around, but if I do, the list below will be updated to reflect the change. The movies themselves will not change, however.

NOTE (10/28/19): After a few friends of mine pointed out that Joker is not officially categorized as a horror on any mainstream sites like Wikipedia , I’ve decided to add a bonus horror movie as a substitute. I do think the Joker movie is a horror and will address that concern later, but I think the arguments against it are decent enough to warrant a bonus movie. As such I will be watching Hell House LLC for a bonus 32nd movie. 

The Selection Process

Most movies were picked off of the Dreadit Movie Guide. I usually watch a lot of supernatural movies and shy away from anything that has even a little bit of gore which is why I tried to “face my fears” on this list and add them on . I also wanted a bit of variety which is why there’s a healthy mix of sub-genres. I wish I could add more foreign films – goals for next year.

The List

Date Movie
10-1-19 Hour of the Wolf
10-2-19 Scream
10-3-19 The Thing (1982)
10-4-19 Zombieland
10-5-19 The Shining
10-6-19 Poltergeist (1982)
10-7-19 Green Room (2015)
10-8-19 The House of the Devil
10-9-19 Night of the Living Dead
10-10-19 Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
10-11-19 A Nightmare on Elm Street
10-12-19 The Cabin in the Woods
10-13-19 The Silence of the Lambs
10-14-19 Shaun of the Dead
10-15-19 In the Mouth of Madness
10-16-19 Saw
10-17-19 An American Werewolf in London
10-18-19 Joker
10-19-19 Nosferatu
10-20-19 Cube
10-21-19 Black Swan
10-22-19 28 Days Later
10-23-19 Candyman
10-24-19 Event Horizon
10-25-19 Friday the 13th
10-26-19 The Devil’s Backbone
10-27-19 The Others
10-28-19 Jaws
10-29-19 The Lighthouse
10-30-19 Zombieland: Double Tap
10-31-19

Ringu

Bonus

Hell House LLC