Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014: On the Screen

Last year was the first time I kept track of my media consumption, writing down all the movies I watched and books I read.  I lumped those statistics in with my end of year post, which I think made it far too long and intimidating.  This year, I'm separating them into individual sections.  Give that media a chance to breathe!  So first up, my year with the silver screen.

Total Movies Watched: 133. Up 23 from last year.

Movies so utterly "me" that it's crazy to think this was my first time watching them: The Addams Family.  The Addams Family Values.  Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

Movies I reviewed: Boyhood. Good People. One Chance.* John Wick. Nightcrawler. Awake: the Story of Yogananda.

Movies about people I worked for: Frost/Nixon

Movies that made me cry: Atonement. Celeste + Jesse Forever.  Saving Mr. Banks.** Before Midnight. Boyhood. Raging Bull. Begin Again.

Movies that made me angry/physically uncomfortable: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Movies that were just sort of a disappointment: Lucy. American Hustle. The Spectacular Now. Sound City. Dear White People.

Movies that lived up to their stellar reputation: The Talented Mr. Ripley. Taxi Driver. Rocky. Stand By Me. Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Patton.

Movies I LOVED: Mud. John Wick.

Music Movies: Good Ol' Freda. Pearl Jam Twenty. 20 Feet From Stardom. The Sapphires. Back and Forth. The Punk Singer. One Chance. Begin Again. Get On Up. Sound City.

Clint Eastwood Movies: Joe Kidd. The Outlaw Josey Wales.

*Unpublished, but still reviewed.
**Yeah?  So?  I'm not made of stone, people.

  • In Bruges
  • The Addams Family
  • Frozen 
  • Say Anything
  • Spaceballs 
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Joe Kidd
  • American Hustle 
  • Good Ol' Freda 
  • Eyes on the Prize 
  • The People vs. George Lucas 
  • Pearl Jam Twenty 
  • Romeo+Juliet
  • The Croods 
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley 
  • X-men: First Class
  • Casino Royale
  • Skyfall 
  • Atonement 
  • Mean Girls 
  • Clueless 
  • Penelope 
  • Muppets Most Wanted 
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Braveheart 
  • 20 Feet From Stardom 
  • Airplane!
  • Prince of Egypt
  • John Mulaney: New in Town
  • Taxi Driver (x2)
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Easy A
  • Killing us Softly 4
  • Mud
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Rocky
  • The Invisible War
  • Gladiator 
  • Macbeth (the BBC version with James McAvoy)
  • Seven Psychopaths 
  • Celeste + Jesse Forever 
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • X-men: Days of Future Past 
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness 
  • Cinema Paradiso 
  • The Sapphires 
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • Veronica Mars 
  • Saved
  • Top Secret! 
  • Back and Forth 
  • The Fault in Our Stars 
  • Dredd 
  • Dogtown and Z Boys 
  • Chef
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
  • Cry-Baby
  • World War Z 
  • The Great Muppet Caper 
  • The Punk Singer
  • Edge of Tomorrow 
  • X-men: First Class 
  • The Spectacular Now 
  • The Secret of Kells 
  • RiffTrax Sharknado 
  • Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing 
  • Reality Bites
  • Begin Again 
  • Moonstruck 
  • Pineapple Express 
  • Stand By Me
  • Lucy 
  • Before Midnight 
  • Magic in the Moonlight 
  • I Know That Voice
  • Boyhood (x2)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 
  • Mousehunt 
  • Fever Pitch
  • The Lego Movie 
  • Frost/Nixon 
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Bring it On
  • The Trip to Italy 
  • Muppet Treasure Island 
  • The Godfather 
  • Ghost in the Shell 
  • Blade Runner: Final Cut 
  • The Trip 
  • RiffTrax Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Wolverine
  • Wild
  • Good People 
  • Raging Bull
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Judge
  • Amelie
  • Matilda
  • John Wick
  • The Untouchables 
  • Dear White People 
  • One Chance
  • Patton
  • Nightcrawler 
  • The Big Shave
  • Goodfellas 
  • Get On Up
  • The Frighteners 
  • Birdman 
  • Sound City
  • Carlito's Way
  • The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug
  • Interstellar 
  • Awake: The Story of Yogananda 
  • The Addams Family Values
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Jackie Brown
  • The Ghost and the Darkness
  • The Legend of Drunken Master 
  • The Departed
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula 
  • A Knight's Tale 
  • Sleepless in Seattle 
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles 
  • Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey 
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
  • The Saint 
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings 
  • Lords of Dogtown 
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 

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