Charm City Cineaste Seven Year Anniversary and Series Finale 2007-2014


Welp, time to wrap this up.

Seven years and two URLs later, I am ready to consolidate this work into a new daily venture. It seems like only yesterday that I was part of a “blog explosion”, joining hot young bloggers like Your Daily Future Now and others in this exciting new realm.

I hope to use my new space online to post about film more than once a month while covering other topics of interest.

Unlike other “series finales”, I don’t think I have any big twists to reveal, outside of my actual name (which many of you clearly already know).

So… go here for the big reveal if you haven’t already.

Thanks for reading!


Films Viewed (August 2014)


(Netflix Instant)

The Thing from Another World (1951)

(Thrift Store VHS)

A Summer’s Tale (Rohmer 1996)

(Harris Theater- Pittsburgh)

Hard Candy


Ernest and Celestine


Guardians of the Galaxy


Saving Mr. Banks



(The Charles)

Magic in the Moonlight

(The Charles)

Total: 9 films (4 in theaters)

Films Viewed (July 2014)

Obvious Child

(The Charles)



(The Charles)

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen


Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

(Landmark Harbor East)

Life Itself

(The Charles)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

(The Charles)

Strange Brew

(Thrift Store VHS)


(Landmark Harbor East)

RoboCop (1987)

(The Charles)

Total: 10 films (7 in theaters)


Films Viewed (June 2014)

creative writing


One day, Amazing Spider Man 2 met The Great Beauty for a Summer Interlude.Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie” was playing on a television set. Although there were A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Lady From Shanghai and Woyzeck opted to join Spidey and “The Beaut” instead of dying. The address of the house they met at was 22 Jump Street. This was convenient, as it was a Ping Pong Summer and Jump street was fairly crowded despite being so close to the rather forbidding Port of Shadows. Ida and Johnny Guitar stopped by a little bit later to hang out. All in all, it was a pretty fun day.

Total: 12 films (8 in theaters)

Films Viewed (May 2014)

Human faces evolved to be punched by  Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, researchers say (HBO GO)

ll Sorpasso is what puppy kindergarten looks like (the Charles)

Jodorosky’s Dune Gives Women A New Hope of Loving Their Bodies Again. This is Epic! (the Charles)

Bodu, Saved from Drowning may destroy American Artisan Cheese Industry (Hulu Plus)

Ladies Love Wild Canaries, Says Asshole (MFF 2014)

Abuse of Weakness is Filmed at a Real Jail Flooded with Sewage (MFF 2014)

This Shocking Report from Young Bodies Heal Quickly Will Leave Your Jaw on the Floor (MFF 2014)

What Country in the World Best Fits your Narrative Shorts Program? (MFF 2014)

No One Believed Fight Church, so She set up a hidden camera to record her Cat doing THIS! (MFF 2014)

10 Words that Barbarella Invented (MFF 2014)

Violence Against Women will End when you Sluts get married, says M (the Charles)

The One Thing Obama Didn’t Say about The Punk Singer (Netflix Instant)

5 Godzilla mistakes you didn’t know you were making (Cinemark Egyptian 24)

Delmar Teen Recovering from suspected X-Men: Days of Future Past bite at Cape Henlopen State Park (the Senat0r)

SPECIAL THANKS to my Facebook feed, choked with viral Buzzfeed-esque clickbait, for providing all write-ups this month.

Total: 13 films, 1 program of short films (11 in theaters)






Films Viewed (April 2014)


Codes of Honor (Internet)

Sorcerer (The Charles)

A Pig Across Paris (The Charles)

Nymphomaniac, Volume One (The Charles)

Nymphomaniac, Volume Two (The Charles)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Landmark Harbor East)

Sing a Song of Sex (Netflix)

Under the Skin (The Charles)

The Wicker Man: Final Cut (The Charles)

The Raid 2 (Cinemark Egyptian 24)

Sandra (The Charles)

PLEASE NOTE: As it took me until the middle of the month to post this, I clearly need to remain in “generic” mode here, at least for a little while longer.

Total: 10 films, 1 short film (9 in theaters)