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):
Milk
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The 3 Little Pigs
Wall-E
There Will Be Blood

Viewings 2008
* denotes theatrical viewing
Transformers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Hellboy
There Will Be Blood*
Lost in Translation
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Strictly Ballroom The Nines
Beowulf
30 Days of Night
Knocked Up
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Bee Movie
Stargate: Ark of Truth
Year of the Dog
Enchanted
Babel
Alien Resurrection
The Mist

Serenity
K-Pax
The Life of David Gale
Gone Baby Gone
Dead Alive
End of Days
Cronos
Hellboy
The Orphanage
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Iron Man*
Speed Racer*
Prince Caspian*

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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*
Chrysalis*
Bottle Shock*

The Incredible Hulk*
Wanted*
Primal Fear
Army of Darkness
Wall-E*
Hellboy II: The Golden Army*

Total Recall
The Dark Knight*
X2: X-Men UnitedCharlie Bartlett
Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Blade
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
Cloverfield
The Day After
Batman: Gotham Knight
Appleseed: Ex Machina
The Air I Breathe

Burn After Reading*
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Vexille
Moulin Rouge!
Barbarella
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Dragonslayer
Quantum of Solace*
X2: X-Men United
Conan The Barbarian
Conan The Destroyer
Milk*
Bolt*
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
Wall-E
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
Poseidon
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Kung Fu Panda

2 thoughts on Viewings 2008

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

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