Film Viewings 2011

As I went to compile this list of films I saw in 2011-my fourth annual since Kj helped inspire me to start in 2008 (Click through for 2009 and 2010)-I looked back on last year’s post which began with “This year marked a dramatic decrease in the number of movies I screened compared to last year.” I fully expected this year to continue the downward trend, but I actually saw nine, yes, a whole nine more films in 2011 than in 2010.

“Do I not like going to the movies anymore?” I’ve often asked myself. I still do, certainly, but my qualifications for going have perhaps become more rigid: right time, right people, right movie. Also: Oh, to not have class or a thesis to write.

I still relish my Seattle days when I could walk to two major movie theaters within five minutes. That said, there’s a part of me that also misses being able to hop on the A train down to Times Square and see a Broadway show for $35 (or better, free) as a student. Now? At the moment, I live in suburbia, not quite as fulfilling in terms of entertainment options. Most of the movies I see, I do so from the comfort of my bedroom.

Will this change in 2012? Probably not, because…as of next week, I will be graduating to my first HDTV and Blu-ray player. Will it be world changing? Probably.

Disclaimer: The list you see before you and the “awards” reflect only those films that I have seen, different from your list and those of critics.

Total Films Watched in 2011: 75 (Note: the last film I watched in 2010 is the same final film I watched in 2011-TRON: Legacy-the first year in the theater and the second at home.)

Average per Week: 1.44

Films Seen in Theatres: 10

Most Frequent Cinema Companion: Kj (4 movies)

Film Watched Twice: Sleeping Beauty 

Top Films of 2011 (New/In Order of Viewing):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
X-Men: First Class
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Most Disappointing Films of 2011:*
Cars 2
Attack the Block

*Disappointing because of heightened (or even in the case of Cars 2, lowered) expectations or the typical quality of the talent involved in each production.

Viewings 2011
*denotes theatrical viewing

Mars Attacks!
The Muppet Movie
The Great Muppet Caper
The Tempest*
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
How to Train Your Dragon
Beauty and the Beast
High School Musical
Sleeping Beauty
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
17 Again
Dune (1984)
The Lion King
Song of the South
The Social Network
Peter Pan (1953)
Peter Pan (2003)
Through a Glass Darkly
Sleeping Beauty
Gnomeo & Juliet*
127 Hours
The Three Caballeros
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
Jaws 2
Jaws 3-D
Jaws: The Revenge
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Edward Scissorhands
Sherlock Holmes
Treasure Planet
The Blind Side
Hot Tub Time Machine
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
The King’s Speech
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Pixar Story
Toy Story 2
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Black Cauldron
The Phantom Tollbooth
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2*
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Father of the Bride Part II
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
X-Men: First Class
The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
Captain America
Cars 2
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Attack the Block
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Super 8
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows*
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn*
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol*
TRON: Legacy

2 thoughts on Film Viewings 2011

  1. 4 movies together!!! and we don’t even live in the same city!! if only we had time to see a movie in LA, then we could probably manage to see movies in 3 different cities this year. and maybe canada? It’s good to have priorities.


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