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Category: Monthly Reviews

August 2020 In Review

Thanks to number 2 son, Kirk, I’ve been spending plenty of time watching westerns and some Robert Mitchum features as he broadens his own film knowledge and checks if I’d […]

July 2020 in Review

Movies, Movies, Movies and ….. “Let’s play ball.” Yes there’s finally a sport attempting to make a go of it in this world turned upside down. So I fully expect […]

June 2020 In Review

While I can’t speak for the rest of you who drop in on occasion, my movie viewing dropped back to it’s normal output now that I’m back to work full […]

May 2020 In Review

With the amount of down time I’ve had at the office during this era of a world pandemic my movie count is still running at a high number though I […]

April 2020 In Review

The lock down continues and I hope and pray each and every one of my guests who drop by Mike’s Take On the Movies remain safe and sound laying as […]

March 2020 In Review

Needless to say my world like yours has had some major changes these past few weeks. Thankfully my family and I have not been overly stressed during this period of […]

February 2020 In Review

A whole extra day on the books for this February thanks to leap year but that didn’t seem to give me much more time for writing. After all, spring training […]

January 2020 In Review

And so it begins, this years march to accomplishing a few things here in the movie room at Mike’s Take. First and foremost that means attempting to watch some of […]

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