Sunday, January 4, 2009

Viewings 2008

2008 marks the first year that I have successfully recorded all my movie viewings including those seen in the theatre and those on DVD.

Total Movies Watched: 106

Average Per Week: 2.04

Movies Watched Twice: X2: X-Men United, Iron Man, Speed Racer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wall-E, Hellboy, Hellboy II, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Movies Seen in Theatre: 27

Movies Seen at SIFF: 11

Complete Trilogies: The Lord of the Rings, Blade, Evil Dead

Partial Trilogies or Duologies: Conan, X-Men, Indiana Jones, Hellboy, The Mummy, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy, Alien, Before Sunrise, Batman, The Chronicles of Narnia

Annual Tradition: A December viewing of all three extended editions of The Lord of The Rings

Television Shows on DVD:
Buffy Seasons 4-7
Battlestar Galactica Season 4
Angel Seasons 1-5
Six Feet Under Seasons 1-3
Dinosaurs Season 3
Nip/Tuck Seasons 5

Total Television Episodes (Approx.): 283

Worst Film of 2008:
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The combination of a poorly cobbled together script-as was David Koepp’s task, a silly MacGuffin-the aliens, the addition of Indiana’s son-and the monkeys, the kitschy self-referential nostalgia and far too much CGI made this movie a major letdown, made even clearer on a second viewing.

Top 5 Films of 2008 (First Viewings):
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The 3 Little Pigs
There Will Be Blood

Viewings 2008
* denotes theatrical viewing

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
There Will Be Blood*
Lost in Translation
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Strictly Ballroom The Nines
30 Days of Night
Knocked Up
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Bee Movie
Stargate: Ark of Truth
Year of the Dog
Alien Resurrection
The Mist
The Life of David Gale
Gone Baby Gone
Dead Alive
End of Days
The Orphanage
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Iron Man*
Speed Racer*
Prince Caspian*

Seattle International Film Festival
May 22-June 14t
Battle in Seattle*
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull* (Non-SIFF)
Dream Boy*
The 3 Little Pigs*
Breakfast with Scot*
Casino Royale
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Savage Grace*
Young People Fucking*
You, the Living*
The Island of Lost Souls*
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh*
Bottle Shock*

The Incredible Hulk*
Primal Fear
Army of Darkness
Hellboy II: The Golden Army*
Total Recall
The Dark Knight*
X2: X-Men UnitedCharlie Bartlett
Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
The Savages
Fight Club
Blade II
The House Bunny*
Blade III
Knocked Up
The Phantom Menace
Revenge of the Sith
Justice League: The New Frontier
The Fifth Element
The Day After
Batman: Gotham Knight
Appleseed: Ex Machina
The Air I Breathe
Burn After Reading*
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Moulin Rouge!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Quantum of Solace*
X2: X-Men United
Conan The Barbarian
Conan The Destroyer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
X-Men: The Last Stand
Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Mr. Bean's Holiday
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Break-Up
Speed Racer
Curious George
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Kung Fu Panda

1 comment:

curly brunette said...

What a cool idea - I liked reading this and will have to do the same for myself for 2009!