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Sunday, January 1, 2012
My 2011 Movie Watching Year
Well, it was quite a year for movies, and a year of change for a lot of things. For example, 2011 is the year I finally embraced the Blu-ray disc format. I had been on the fence up until now, and that changed this year, (an easy way to see this is that last boxing day I bought a bunch of movies, and only three of them were on Blu-ray, as opposed to this year, where I bought 31 movies on boxing day, and only one of them was on dvd, and thats only because they have yet to produce that movie on Blu-ray) and I have to say, Blu-ray is as cool as people have been saying it is, so you got me, now let it go. Moving on, 2011 is also the year that a major source for peoples movie watching changed, and what I mean with this is that my beloved Blockbuster officially closed up shop forever, (well, at least in Canada anyway, I have heard it is kinda still in the U.S., but I don’t live there, I live here, in Canada, the true north strong and free, and apparently strong and free of Blockbuster now too). This shows how much the movie watching landscape has changed. Now I don’t think it was one thing that killed Blockbuster, you can’t point your finger at Netflix and yell MURDERER!!!!! I actually think it was several things all happening at the same time that caused the mighty block to fall, like Walmart selling movies incredibly cheap, speciality movie networks on cable, pay per view on demand movies and then throw on top of that Netflix and illegal movies on the internet, and Blockbuster fell down and went boom. This year for me was also a year of lists. I printed up a few lists such as the INTERNET MOVIE DATA BASES top 250 movies list, and the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTES top 100 movies, and then I printed up the Oscar nomination list going back to the 30’s for BEST PICTURE NOMINATIONS, and basically tried to see as many as these movies as possible, (A big thank you goes out again to Pickering Public Libraries, who gave me a ton of these to watch, even holding them for me so I could swoop* in and pick up 10 to 15 at a time, you guys rock). And last but not least, I printed up and watched all the James Bond movies through out the year in chronological order, (a big up to my dad for supplying me with the movies for this from his collection, you are my own personal Q). So, saying all that, here is my list of movies that I watched this year. I will place my total at the bottom, and just to prepare you, this may take awhile, so get reading.
Of Gods And Men, my pick so far for best movie of the year.
#’s * 12 Angry Men (1957 Version) * 12 Monkeys * 127 Hours * 2 Fast 2 Furious * 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea * 3:10 To Yuma (1957 Version) * 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days * 48 HRS * 633 Squadron
A * A Hard Day's Night * A Man For All Seasons * A Soldier's Story * A Time To Kill * A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas * A View To A Kill * The Abyss * Action Jackson * Adam * The Adjustment Bureau * The Adventures Of Hercules * The African Queen * Against All Odds * Against The Current * The Agony And The Ecstasy * Air Force One * Airplane! * Alexander The Great * All That Jazz * Almighty Thor * Amadeus * The American * An Affair To Remember * An American In Paris * An Officer And A Gentleman * Angels In The Outfield * Animal Kingdom * Another 48 Hrs * Appaloosa * Army Of One * Arn: The Knight Templar * Arthur (2011 Version) * As Good As It Gets * At First Sight * Atonement * Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery * Avatar * The Aviator * AVP Alien VS Predator * Awakenings * Away We Go (X2)
B * Bandits * Barbie: A Fairy Secret * Barry Lyndon * Batman * Batman & Robin * Batman Forever * Batman Returns * Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm * Battle: Los Angeles (X2) * Be Cool * Beastly * The Beaver * Becket * Beetlejuice * Behemoth * Bell, Book and Candle * The Bells Of St. Mary * Beneath Hill 60 * Beowulf & Grendel * Best Worst Movie * Beverly Hills Cop * The Big Lebowski * The Big Sleep * Big Stan * The Big Year * Bird On A Wire * The Birds * The Bishop's Wife * Black Belt Jones * Black Death * Black Hawk Down * Black Rain * Black Robe * Black Samson * The Black Stallion * Black Swan * Blazing Saddles * Blitz * Body Of Lies * Bodyguards And Assassins * Boiler Room * Bonnie And Clyde * The Book Of Eli * The Boondock Saints (X2) * The Boy In The Striped Pajamas * Breakfast At Tiffany's * Breaking Away * Bride Of Frankenstein * Bridesmaids * The Bridge On The River Kwai * Broken Arrow * Bronco Billy * Brothers * Buried
C * The Caine Mutiny * Canadian Bacon * Capote * Captain America: The First Avenger (X2) * Captain Corelli's Mandolin * Carlito's Way * Carlos The Jackal * Cars 2 * Casino * Casino Jack * Casino Royale (1967 Version) * Casper * The Cat From Outer Space * Cat On A Hot Tin Roof * The Cell * Centurion * Chasing Amy * Children Of A Lesser God * Chocolat * Chris Rock: Never Scared * Christine * Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe * The Cider House Rules * The Cincinnati Kid * Cinema Paradiso * City Lights * City Of Angels * City Of God * City Slickers * Clash Of The Titans (1981 Version) * Cleopatra * Clueless * Coal Miner's Daughter * Cobra * The Code * Coffy * Columbiana * Coming Home * Coming To America * Commando * The Commitments * The Company * Conan The Barbarian (The Real One) * Conan The Destroyer * Contact * Cowboys And Aliens * Crazy Heart * Crazy Stupid Love * Crimson Tide * Crossfire Trail * The Crow * Curse Of The Golden Flower * Cyborg
D * Dangerous Minds * Dark City * Date Night * Dawn Of The Dead (2004 Version) * The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008 Version) * Daybreakers * Dazed And Confused * Dead Calm * Dead Snow * Dear John * Death Hunt * Death Race 2 * Death Race 2000 * Death Wish * Death Wish 2 * Death Wish 3 * Death Wish 4 * Deep Impact * The Defiant Ones * Despicable, Me * Devil * The Devil's Double * Diamonds Are Forever * The Diary Of Anne Frank * Die Another Day * Dinoshark * Dirty Rotten Scoundrels * Disturbing Behavior * The Diving Bell And The Butterfly * Dodgeball * Dog Day Afternoon * Doom * Double Bang * Downfall * Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde * Dr. No * Dr. Strangelove: Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb * Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story * Drive Angry * Driving Miss Daisy * Dude, Where's My Car * Due Date
E * The Eagle * Earth * Easy A * The Eiger Sanction * The Elephant Man * Elf * Elite Squad * Elizabeth * Enemy At The Gates * Enemy Of The State * Erin Brockovich * Essential Killing * Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind * Eurotrip * Everything Must Go * Ewoks: The Battle For Endor * Exam * Exit Through The Gift Shop * The Exorcist * The Expendables * The Experiment * Extraordinary Measures * Extreme Days
F & G * The Fall * Fargo * Fast And Furious * The Fast And The Furious * Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift * Fast Five * Faster * Fatal Attraction * Father Of The Bride (1991 Version) * The Fighter * First Knight * The Fisher King * Flashdance * Flight Of The Navigator * Fly Away Home * The Fly * Foo Fighters: Back And Forth * Food, Inc. * For Whom The Bells Tolls * For Your Eyes Only * Four Rooms * Four Weddings And A Funeral * Frankie And Johnny * Frantic * Freakonomics * Friday Night Lights * From Here To Eternity * From Russia With Love * From The Terrace * Frost/Nixon * Fuel * The Full Monty * Furry Vengeance * Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy * Gator * The General * Get Him To The Greek * Get Low * Get Shorty * Ghost World * The Ghost Writer * Ghostbusters * Ghosts Of Mississippi * Giant * The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest * The Girl Who Played With Fire * The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (The Real One) * Give'Em Hell Malone * Godzilla * The Gold Rush * Goldeneye * Goldfinger * Gone With The Wind * Goodbye Girl * Goodfellas * Goonies * Gorillas In The Mist: The Diane Fosse Story * Gosford Park * Gran Torino * Grand Illusion * The Grapes Of Wrath * Grave Of The Fireflies * Great Expectations (1946 Version) * The Great Outdoors * The Great White Hope * Green Hornet * Green Lantern (X2) * Green Zone * The Grifters * Guess Who's Coming To Dinner * Gunga Din * The Guns Of Navarone
This is the real one!
H * Hamlet (1948 Version) * The Hangover 2 * Hanna * Happy-Go-Lucky * Hard Boiled * Harry Brown * Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets * Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 * Hawk The Slayer * He Got Game * Heartbeeps * Heartless * Hearts In Atlantis * Heaven Can Wait (1978 Version) * Hellboy * Hellboy: Sword Of Storms * Henry Poole Is Here * Henry V (1944 Version) * Hercules * Hereafter * Hesher * High And Low * High Noon * His Girl Friday * Hoffa * Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS Evil * Hooper * Hop * Hostage * How To Train Your Dragon (X2) * Hudsucker Proxy
I, J & K * I Am Number Four * I Love You, Man * i, Robot * Ice Twisters * I'm Still Here * Immortal Beloved * In The Heat Of The Night * Inception * Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade * Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible * Inside Job * Instinct * The International * Interview With A Vampire * Into The Wild * Invincible (2001 Billy Zane Version) * Invincible (2006 Mark Wahlberg Version) * Ip Man 2: Legend Of The Grandmaster * Ironman 2 * It's Kind Of A Funny Story * Ivanhoe * Jack Goes Boating * Jackie Brown * JFK * Jingle All The Way * John Q. * Jurassic Park * Jurassic Park 3 * Jurassic Park: The Lost World * Just Buried * Just Cause * K2: The Ultimate High * Karate Kid, The (1984 Version) * Karate Kid, The (2010 Version) * Keeping The Faith * Kelly's Heroes * Kick-Ass * The Kids Are All Right * Kiki's Delivery Service * Kill The Irishman * The Killer Inside Me * Killers * Killshot * Kindergarten Cop * The King And I * Knight And Day * Kung Fu Panda 2
L * La Strada * Lake Placid * The Last Airbender * The Last Castle * The Last Emperor * Law Abiding Citizen Unrated Directors Cut * The Lawnmower Man * Lean On Me * Leaves Of Grass * The Legend Of 1900 * Legends Of The Dark Knight: The History Of Batman * Legion * Lenny * License To Kill * The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou * Life Is Beautiful * Lilies Of The Field * Limitless * Live And Let Die * The Lives Of Others * The Living Daylights * Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels * The Long, Hot Summer * Looney Tunes: Back In Action * Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring * Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King * Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers * The Losers * The Lost Boys * Lost Horizon * Love & Basketball * Love & Other Drugs * Love Is A Many Splendored Thing * Love The Beast * The Lovely Bones * Lucky Number Slevin
M * M*A*S*H * Machete * Mad Dog And Glory * Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome * Madame Curie * Magnolia * Major League * Major Payne * Mallrats * The Maltese Falcon * Man On Fire * Man On The Moon * The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance * The Man Who Would Be King * The Man With The Golden Gun * The Man Without A Face * The Manchurian Candidate (1962 Version) * Manhunter * Mao's Last Dancer * Mars Attacks * Mary Shelly's Frankenstein * Maverick * Meatballs 2 * The Mechanic * Medicine Man * Mega Mind * Mega Shark VS Crocosaurus * Mega Shark VS Giant Octopus (X2) * Megafault * Men In Black * Men In Black 2 * Men Who Stare At Goats * Message In A Bottle * Metal Shifters * Metal Tornado * Miami Vice * Michael * Middle Men * Midnight Express * Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil * Midnight Run * The Mighty Duck * Mighty Ducks 2 * Mighty Ducks 3 * Missing * Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol * Mission To Mars * Modern Times * Monsters * Moonraker * Mortal Kombat * Mortal Kombat: Annihilation * Mouse Hunt * Mr. & Mrs. Smith * Mrs. Brown * Multiplicity * The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor * Munich * The Muppet Movie * Mutiny On The Bounty (1935 Version) * My Left Foot * My Life * My Neighbor Totoro (X2) * Mysterious Island
N & O* The Name Of The Rose * Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind * Network * New Jack City * The Night Of The Hunter * Night Of The Living Dead * Norma Rae * North By Northwest * Nosferatu * The Number 23 * Oceans (X2) * Octopus * Octopussy * Of Gods And Men * Office Space * Old Boy * Old School * On Golden Pond * On Her Majesty's Secret Service * Once Upon A Time In America * Ondine * The One * Ong Bak * Ong Bak 3 * Ordinary People * Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis * The Ox-Bow Incident
P,Q & R * Pacific Heights * The Paradine Case * Paranormal Activity 2 * Patch Adams * Pathfinder * Paths Of Glory * Pee-Wee's Big Adventure * The People VS George Lucas * The Phantom * Philadelphia * The Philadelphia Story * The Pianist * Piranha (2010 Version) * Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides * Planet Of The Apes (1968 Version) * Platoon * Plunkett & Macleane * Point Break * Point Of No Return * Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment * Police Academy 3: Back In Training * Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol * The Power Of One * Predators * The Prestige * Presumed Innocent * Pretty In Pink * Pride & Prejudice * The Pride Of The Yankees * Priest * Primer * Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (X2) * Princess Mononoke * Psycho * The Punisher (1998 Version) * Pygmalion (1938 Version) * Python 2 * The Queen * The Quiet Man * Quiz Show * Rain Man * Ran * Random Hearts * Ransom * Rasputin * The Razor's Edge * The Reader * The Real McCoy * Red Cliff * Red Riding Hood * The Red Shoes * Red Water * Repo Men * Requiem For A Dream * Restrepo * Resurrection * Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip * Richard Pryor: Here And Now * The Ringer * Rio * The Rite * Road To Perdition * The Road Warrior * The Road * Rob Roy * Robin And Marian * Roman Holiday * The Rookie (1990 Clint Eastwood Version) * The Rookie (2002 Dennis Quaid Version) * Roxanne * The Royal Tenenbaums * The Running Man * Russell Brand In New York City * The Russia House
S * S.W.A.T.: Firefight * Sabertooth * Sahara * The Salton Sea * Sanctum * The Sand Pebbles * Saving Private Ryan * Scent Of A Woman * Schindler's List * School Of Rock * School Ties * Scott Pilgrim VS The World * Season Of The Witch * Secondhand Lions * Secret Agent * The Secret In Their Eyes * The Secret Of Nimh * Semi-Tough * Sense And Sensibility * Serenity * Sergeant York * Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (X2) * Shakespeare In Love * Sharktopus * Shaun Of The Dead * She's Out Of My League * Shiloh * Short Circuit * Short Circuit 2 * Shutter Island * The Siege * The Silence Of The Lambs * Six: The Mark Unleashed * Sky High * Skyline * Sleepers * Sleepless In Seattle * Snakes On A Train * Sniper * Sniper Reloaded * The Snow Of Kilimanjaro * Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs * The Social Network * Some Like It Hot * Somewhere * The Son Of Kong * Sophie's Choice * The Sorcerer's Apprentice * Soul Surfer * Source Code * Spaceballs * Speechless * Spiderman * Spiderman 2 * Spies Like Us * The Spirit * Splice * Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring * The Spy Who Loved Me * St. Elmo's Fire * Stagecoach * Stake Land * Stand And Deliver * Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock * Star Trek: The Voyage Home * The Statement * Stir Crazy * Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie * Street Fighter: Round One – Fight * The Stunt Man * Sucker Punch * Sullivan's Travels * Summer School * Sunset Boulevard * The Sunset Limited * Superman Returns * Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (X2) * Superman: The Movie Directors Cut * Supreme Champion * Swimming With Sharks * Sydney White
T, U & V * T*A*P*S * Tae Guk Gi "The Brotherhood Of War" * Take Me Home Tonight * Takers * Taking Lives * The Talented Mr. Ripley * Tangeled * Tank Girl * Tekken * Tender Mercies * THOR (X3) * THOR: Tales Of Asgard * The Three Caballeros * Three Coins In The Fountain * The Three Musketeers (2011 Version) * Thunderball * Timeline * Titanic 2 * To Sir With Love * Tomorrow Never Dies * Torque * Total Recall * Touch Of Evil * Touching The Void * The Town * The Toy * The Train * Transformers: Dark Of The Moon * The Transporter * Treasure Island * The Tree Of Life * Tremors * TRON * The Trotsky * Troy * True Grit (2010 Version) * True Grit (1969 Version) * The Truman Show * Twelve O'Clock High * Twilight: Breaking Dawn * Two For The Money * Uncle Buck * Undisputed 3 * Universal Soldier * Unknown * Unstoppable * Untamed Heart * Valhalla Rising * Vampires Suck * Vanishing On 7th Street * Veggietales: The Wizard Of Ha's * The Village * Virus
W, X, Y & Z * The Wages Of Fear * Waiting For "Superman" * Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps * The Warlords * The Warrior's Way * The Way Back * Wayne's World * Wayne's World 2 * We Were Soldiers * Whale Music * What's Eating Gilbert Grape * When Your Strange: A Film About The Doors * Where The Wild Things Are * White Christmas * White Nights * White Stripes, The: Under Blackpool Lights * Who Framed Roger Rabbit * Wimbledon * Win Win * The Wind And The Lion * Wings Of Desire * Winnebago Man * Winnie The Pooh (X2) * Winter's Bone * Without Limits * Witness For The Prosecution * The Wolfman * Working Girl * The World Is Not Enough * Wyvern * X2: X-Men United * X-Men * X-Men First Class * X-Men Origins: Wolverine * Year One * You Only Live Twice * Youngblood * You've Got Mail * Zach Galifianakis: Live At The Purple Onion (X2) * Zapped!
So there they are, all 763** of them, yep, you read that right, 763, and for those of you who suck at math, if I was to watch two a day, that would give me 730, so Booya to me for beating that mark. So yeah, I like movies, thanks for reading, and see you in the new year, hope it is a good one for you and yours. Blog at you later.
*I think I need to swoop more often, cause it is just flat out fun.
**Ok, just be honest, you can tell me if you just scrolled to the bottom of the list to see how many I watched, cause I totally know you did. Oh, and just for comparison, in 2009 I watched 291, and then in 2010 I watched 676, so it is safe to say I watch way more movies then you.