We watched 176 movies in 2010 (down 28% from 245 last year). 172 total unique movies (one was watched 2 times, another 3 times). About 8 were movies we’d already seen, though most of those were for the audiocommentary.

One movie was aborted: Break Up Club (Japan), which we gave 1.6/5 stars and 3/10 to.

Two were seen in the theatre, for the fake-IMAX 3-D (Avatar thoroughly trounced Alice In Wonderland).

Here are some graphs:

Genres: (comedy=63/31%, horror=29/14%, action/adventure/superhero=27/13%, fantasy=27/15%, drama=23/11%, scifi=19/9%, thriller/mystery=15/7%, romance=1/0%):

Ratings: (5-star=44/26%, 4-star=69/40%, 3-star=48/28%, 2-star=9/5%, 1-star=1/0%):

Animated (25/14%) Vs. Live (151/86%): Apparently we are watching more animated every year (10% last year, 7% the year before):

Quality: 79% in HD this year (up from 28%,19%,14% in previous years; the transition to HD video is nearing completion):

LANGUAGES: English, Japanese (8 or more), Korean (3), Swedish (1), Danish (1), French (0.5*), Hungarian (1, but it was dubbed in English).
[*The Science Of Sleep was half-French, half-English, thus French=0.5.]

AWARDS:

FAVORITE MOVIES OF THE YEAR: upbeat: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,  downbeat: Deadgirl (2008).


BEST MOVIE-GOODNESS TO BAD-TITLE RATIO: Get Him To The Greek

COMEDY, BEST:  Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.   HONORABLE MENTION: ZombielandHot Tub Time MachineDrawn Together Movie: The Movie (2010) .
COMEDY, MOST UNEXPECTED: Informant!, The
COMEDY, BEST HOLIDAY COMEDY: Hank And Mike (2008) – Does for Easter what Bad Santa did for Christmas
COMEDY, MOST PERVERSE/SEXUAL COMEDY: Control Alt Delete (2008) – never seen a guy fuck a computer before
COMEDY, BEST FOREIGNNight Of The Living Dorks (currently being remade by Michael Showalter of The State)
COMEDY, MOST EXPLOITIVE OF CHILDREN: Lower Learning
HORROR, MOST HUMAN SUFFERING: Human Centipede 1 (2009)
HORROR, TOUGHEST CHOICES: Saw 6 (2009) (Saw 7 wasn’t as good)
HORROR, BEST FREAKOUT FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOME VIEWERS: Paranormal Activity 1 (2007
HORROR, MOST TENSION/ANXIETY: Frozen (2010)
HORROR, BEST MIRROR-RELATED HORROR: Into The Mirror (2003) (Korea)
HORROR, POLITICAL: Zombies Of Mass Destruction (2009)
THRILLER, POLITICAL: Eyeborgs
MOST BORING PARTS FOR A GREAT MOVIE: Enter The Void (2010)
BEST BLACKLIGHT SCENE:  Enter The Void (2010) 
FANTASY, BEST: Inception (2010)
SCI-FI, BEST: 
Avatar (2010). Honorable mention: Time Machine, The (1960)War Of The Worlds (2005) (surprised me).TIME TRAVEL, BEST: Triangle (2009)  (honorable mentinon to Hot Tub Time Machine)
VAMPIRE, BEST: Daybreakers (2009)
ACTION, BEST: Machete (2010)
SUPERHERO, COMIC, BEST: Ghost Rider
SADDEST MOVIE: Mysterious Skin (2004)
TV ADAPTATION, BEST: The A-Team (2010)
DISAPPOINTMENT, BIGGEST:  Midnight Chronicles (2008) , Storytelling (2001) – my 2nd least favorite (?) Todd Solondz movieIn Bruges
Also… Very disappointed that Virtuality was never picked up as a series.

WORST MOVIE: Wish Upon A Star (1996), Midnight Chronicles (2008). Honorable mention to Camping (2009) (Danish), In Bruges.


Read past the jump for the lists of individual movies, separated by rating.Click a movie title to be taken to its review. If you reached a dead page, that means the review hasn’t come out yet, but is already written. I write years ahead in my blog, so sometimes there is a backlog.

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NOTE: COMEDY (and comedy/drama) MOVIES watched in 2011 are in a separate post HERE.

NOTE: HORROR MOVIES watched in 2011 are in a separate post HERE.

NOTE: FANTASY MOVIES watched in 2011 are in a separate post HERE.

NOTE: ACTION/ADVENTURE/SUPERHERO MOVIES watched in 2011 are in a separate post HERE.

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SECOND VIEWING/RERUN MOVIES:

Smiley Face – with Mark, had watched it last in 2008 – Clint: 5/5 stars, 8/10. Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10…. I had to downgrade my 10/10 to 8/10, as it wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it.
Simpsons movie – and yet, I still passed out, AGAIN, missing a great deal of the movie. Still haven’t seen it all despite watching it twice now!
Toxic Avenger 1 – 2nd time with Lloyd Kaufman audiocommentary
Toxic Avenger 2 – 2nd time with Lloyd Kaufman audiocommentary (watched the normal version in 2007)
Toxic Avenger 3 – 2nd time with Lloyd Kaufman audiocommentary
Toxic Avenger 4 – 2nd time with Lloyd Kaufman audiocommentary
Toxic Avenger 4 – 3rd time with actors’ commentary
Toxic Avenger 4 – 4th time with editor audiocommentary

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***** 5-star:

BatmanUnder The Red Hood (2010) – blood!
Drawn Together Movie: The Movie (2010) – OMFG I.S.R.A.E.L.! Funniest moments of the year?!
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – actually great
Hulk Vs. Wolverine / Hulk Vs. Thor (watched Wolverine part last year) (2009) (anim) – short but sweet
Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths (2010) – neat!
Metropia – corporate paranoia like A Scanner Darkly, but Eyeborgs was still better
Paprika (2006) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon
Toy Story 3 (2010) – possibly the best Toy Story yet

***** 5-star (low):

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) – modern, brutal, realistic

**** 4-star:

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010) – a fun romp
G.I. Joe Resolute – short (45min), but great to see G.I. Joe done modern…with death
How To Train Your Dragon – amazing CGI, and a good movie too
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010) – surprisingly epic. Owls. Whoda thunk?
Memories (Satoshi Kon) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon
Planet 51 (2009) – fun sci-fi kid comedy
Planet Hulk (2010)  – interplanetary gladiator
Shrek 4: Shrek Forever After (2010) – repetitive franchise repaired with alternate-universe freshness

**** 4-star (low):

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (2008) – looked great in 1080p, but I still liked most animated movies better tahn this

*** 3-star:

Astro Boy (2009) – already forgotten
Cat City (1986) (Hungary) – interestingly different
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000) (anime) – the manga was better
Ghost In The Shell – Innocence (2009) – like the original, it’s more about the animation than an actual plot
Tokyo Godfathers (anime) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon

** 2-star:

Millenium Actress (2001) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon – Tokyo Godfathers bored me a bit, but this really bored me with its pointlessness

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***** 5-star:

Avatar (2010) + Creating The World Of Avatar documentary (22min) – most amazing visual movie experience of my life
Eyeborgs – see THRILLER, but it’s a sci-fi techno-political-thriller-action, so it mushes genres well
Fourth Kind, The – also listed under horror, but it’s about aliens, so…
Sleeper – see COMEDY
Time Machine, The (1960) – probably the oldest sci-fi movie I’d rate 5 stars. The remake sucked in comparison
War Of The Worlds (2005) – This actually scared me and filled me with dread way more than the H.G. Welles original

**** 4-star (high):

Pandorum (2009) – great cross-genre sci-fi/horror/drama/psychological thriller
Predators — listed under ACTION/ADVENTURE/SUPERHERO
Repo Men (2010) – Yes, it really is Repo! The Genetic Opera, but if it were a different movie
Splice (2010)
Virtuality – this really,really,really should have been picked up as a series

**** 4-star:

Innerspace (1987) – listed under COMEDY
Time Traveler’s Wife, The – i don’t like romance, but throw some time travel (or vampires) in and it becomes interesting

*** 3-star (low):

Time Machine, The (2002) – the original was SOOO much better, but the boss dying is the best 5 second death sequence I’ve ever seen

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***** 5-star:

Deadgirl — listed under HORROR, but not quite a horror; really a drama involving zombies, it’s just FUCKED UP.  SO FUCKED UP. Probably in my top 3 or 5 movies of the year
Enter The Void (2010) – a disturbing and truly unique visual film experience, though maddeningly boring at parts

**** 4-star (high):

Gran TorinoHate Clint Eastwood-directed movies. But this was really good, if you want your heart tugged.

**** 4-star:

Catch Me If You Can (2002) – a fun romp
Mysterious Skin (2004) – one of the most depressing things ever
Orgies And The Meaning Of Life (2008) – quirky film about a guy who fantasizes about threesomes way too much
Social Network, The (2010) – Facebook

**** 4-star (low):

Curdled — Did you ever wonder what a face does after the head is cut off?

*** 3-star:

Girlfriend Experience, The (2009) – Sasha Grey plays a detached escort. Is this really any different than her in real life?
Mystic River (2003) – goddamn you Clint Eastwood, just fuck off already, because I actually liked this
Storytelling (2001) – my 2nd least favorite (?) Todd Solondz movie

*** 3-star (low):

Magnolia (1999) – great cast, at least

** 2-star:

Camping (2009) – awful, just awful. stay away from Danish family dramas. DUH.

* 1-star:

Wish Upon A Star (1996) – Absolutely awful. Freaky Friday (either versoin) was way better. Clint: 1/5 stars , 3/10.  Carolyn: 2/5 stars,  4/10.

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*** DVD EXTRAS: ***

Borat – MTV “Making Of” Special, which was more or less deleted scenes and scenes we’d already seen from The Best Of Borat [listed in TV shows we watched this year]
Comic Book: The Movie
Dazed And Confused
Howard The Duck
Inception – The Cobolo Job [15min motion comic] (clint:2.9/5, 6/10; carolyn:3/5, 6/10)
Iron Man 1
Wall-E (the Burn-E featurette)
Zack & Miri Make A Porno

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Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

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TRIPLE ITEM, SINGLE TYPE COINCIDENCE:

***(real life, The Simpsons S21E21, The Cleveland Show S1E18) After going to the carnival, two cartoons that night either talked about or showed carnival-related-ness.
(Curdled (2004), Tim & Eric Chrimbus Special, Simpsons S22E8 Christmas episode) 3 videos in a row with guillotines, or talking about them and having decapitation.

TRIPLE ITEM, MIXED-TYPE COINCIDENCE:

***(The Office S7E01, real life, Into The Mirror) Michael Scott from the office has Clint’s bullhorn now!, Michael hired his nephew just like the guy in Into The Mirror which we watched yesterday, Michael Scott mentioned Hanson and we just took a picture of Alec Empire from Atari Teenage Riot holding a Hanson poster tonite!!

TRIPLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

***(Nip/Tuck S5E11, Tim And Eric:Father & Son) 2 videos in a row with white dad, black son, as well as someone being caused to fall to their death, as well as having forced feeiding
***(real life, Percy Jackson & The Olympians:The Lightning Thief) 2 hr movie we’re watching has a task having to be completed by midnight of the summer solstice.It’s 10PM and tonight’s the solstice! Also, Tik Tok by Ke$ha was in this movie and Carolyn had just sent a Star Trek music video using that song earlier today. Also, a character’s name is Hades, and the computer playing the movie’s name is Hades too.
***(Ghost Rider, Flapjack S3E05) 2 videos in a row with souls flying around, mention of sulfur and brimstone, plus in Flapjack they drink candy out of alcohol glasses

DOUBLE COINDIENCE TYPE:

**(Twilight 2:New Moon, Nip Tuck S2E01) 2 videos within 2 nights with a person giving a dog cpr, or a dog (werewolf) giving a person cpr. WEIRD. PLUS… They both had girls whose right side of their face was scarred. [Note: We’ve been watching a lot of Nip/Tuck, and it might actually be more than 1 Nip Tuck episode to get this double-coincidence.]
**(St. Trinians #2, Bro’ Town #6) 2 videos in a row mentioning King/Queen Lear, as well as doing a “My Precious” Lord Of The Rings parody.
**(Nip/Tuck #8, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest) 2 videos in 1 night that had similar scenes of 1-2 person(s) on a moped/skateboards (both odd), stealing/knocking a woman’s large purse/sack off her shoulder as she walks down a public road/sidewalk AND which had people recovering from surgeries.
**(Archer #5, Kids In The Hall:Death Comes To Down #5) 2 comedy shows in a row talking about poached eggs, with an episode number of 5.
**(Toxic Crusaders:Invasion Of The Biddy Snatchers, Men At Work) 2 videos in the same night with people having their boss appoint someone to watch them do their jobs against their will, also with plots that could not exist without toxic waste.

TRIPLE-LINKED SINGLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

+( Aqua Teen:Juggalos: Nip/Tuck #62) Two shows in a row with diarrhea.
+(real life, Nip/Tuck #62) Right after talking about the hymen replacement skit from Mr. Show, Nip/Tuck was about hymen replacement.
+(real life, Aqua Teen Hunger Force:Juggalos) Right after Failbooking talked about Juggalos, and I explained to Carolyn what they are, they had an Aqua Teen episode about them.
+(real life: The Cleveland Show S2E3, The Boondocks S3E10) Cleveland has to have someone crash at his place for awhile, and we just had someone move into our house for the same reason on the same night. Then still later, this happened in The Boondocks.

REAL LIFE:

+(real life, Nip/Tuck #84) Sean’s bedroom clock was 11:26PM, and then we noticed ours was as well!
+(real life, Flapjack #21A) 2 peppermint candies being eaten became the opening theme of the plot, and I just ate 2 of those candies after going to a restaurant today.
+(real life, Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits) Right after Clint golfing on astroturf [inside] with a pool ball, we watched a music video where they hit a golf ball like a pool ball (with a golf club). Two golf/pool manglings in one night? It was the video for the cover of Ren & Stimpy:”Happy Happy Joy Joy”.
+(real life, Friday:TAS #1) Right after playing with voodoo dolls in the “Cursed!” board game the night before, and meaning to do it again tonight but not getting around to it, the first episode of Friday:TAS – which we only decided to watch tonight – had voodoo dolls in it!
+(real life, South Park #200) Same day as uploading a picture making fun of Tom Cruise to my flickr, we watched the South Park that made fun of him too.
+(real life, Nip/Tuck #65) Just as Clint started to floss, the character Christian said “floss”, unexpectedly.
+(real life, Bromwell High #6) Valentine’s Day Bromwell High episode watched 2 days after actual Valentine’s day. Since we had these shows for years, this was a weird coincidence. It’s not like they have holiday episodes for any other holiday.Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Adventure (2009)
+(real life, She’s Out Of My League) Right when we saw this guy who both reminded us of people, we were talking over the movie saying, “you know what he reminds me of?”, then the guy said “you know what this reminds me of?” and it was like dude, wait. What?
+(real life, Simpsons S21E22[The Bob Next Door]) Radon inspection while buying a home in Simpsons, right after talking about that at a party that night. The Office also talked about that earlier, but that doesn’t count since it was so long ago.
+(real life, Bro Town #30) Right after talking about vegetarians at X-Day on Facebook, within a minute played an episode that was about vegetarianism. Creepy.
+(real life, Magnolia) Book featured in movie that we have right in our house! See http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4796508280/
+(real life, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai #9) They talked about Satako missing school for 3 days and never showing up to the clinic, much like Clint who was in his 3rd day of what was quite likely swine flu, and he, too, hadn’t gone to the doctor.
+(real life, Rock,Paper,Scissors:The Way Of The Tosser) Character introduced and described a nail clipper while Clint was holding and using one.
+(real life: Twitter, Squidbillies S5E3) Early Cuyler follwed me on Twitter as I was watching Squidbillies!!!
+(real life: Chase, The Wolfman) Hours after Chase told me what a repeating rifle was while playing Bang, a repeating rifle threat is issued in the movie we watch.
+(real life: food, The Toxic Avenger 3) Right when I took the first bite of my chocolate pudding, they went into a shitting scene. Like, fart noises as the pudding goes into my mouth. Lovely.
+(real life: yard sales, Food Party:Mirror Diet) Only about 12-15hrs after watching the Mirror Diet ep of Food Party, we went to a yard sale that had a half-mug, as if it was just waiting to be held up to a mirror, just like in the Food Party ep!
+(real life: past socializing, Iron Man 2) Natalie’s real name is Natasha. In real life, we met a Natasha who turned out to have a real name of Natalie.
+(real life: yard work, Toxic Crusaders #12) The day I sharpened my sheers, and cut myself on them, we watched a Toxic Crusaders episode with a villain who had shears for hands.
+(real life: the date, Mirrors 2) Mirros 2 specifically had scenes that took place during the same day, month, and year that we were watching it on! HOW’D THEY KNOW!?!?! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!
+(real life: music, Twilight 3: Eclipse) Accidentally watched the Eclipse movie while the song Eclipse (8-bit cover of the Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon song) was on pause.
+(real life: house, The Office S3E9) About 5 minutes after the Twilight:Eclipse real-life coincidence, we watched The Office, where the circuit tripped, right after we tripped one of ours for the first time in a long time. Both ciruits were tripped by using 2 devices (2 microwaves for us, space heater + fan for The Office)

SINGLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

(She’s Out Of My League, Bro’ Town #17) 2 videos in a row with guys landing really hot blondes that are out of their league and out of their social status class as well, that kissed the guy first in a car, that say they like them because they make them laugh.
(Nip/Tuck S3E08, The Life And Times Of Time S2E4) 2 shows in a row where people get the product of balls put on their face for cosmetic/care purposes, without realizing they are the products of balls. [Semen facial cream in Nip/Tuck, ‘Sweat’ perfume in TL&TOT that uses extract from deer’s balls.]
(American Dad, The Simpsons S21E13) 2 videos in 2 days [that actually aired on the same night] where Abraham Lincoln shows up to save the day.
(Nip/Tuck S3E07[I think], Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! S5E3) 2 shows in 1 night with people sewing other people back together. Which of course leads us to belting out “Sewn Back Together Wrong” by Dethklok from Metalocalypse.
(South Park S14E2, The Cleveland Show S1E15) 2 cartoons watched in 3 days where Sarah Jessica Parker was violently killed.
(The Time Traveler’s Wife, Planetes #24) 2 videos in 2 days where someone had to *temporarily* be in a wheelchair due to hypothermia. Space/time travel’ll do that to ya.
(Bromwell High #11, Cleveland Show #14) 2 shows in a row that said, “We need to get the s[ch|t]ool back to the way it was”. Two quotes, only a couple letters apart from each other.
(All About Steve, Breaking Bad #4) 2 videos in a couple weeks that talked about filling out crossword puzzles, and then someone so good at it as to use ink.
(24 S8E9, Bromwell High #9) 2 videos in a row [both episode 9 of the season] where the head guy wants to set up a subordinate to take the fall in order to save his own ass.
(The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus, Ugly Americans #2) 2 videos in the same weekend with alcoholic centuries-old old, bearded wizard-types.
(Justice League:Crisis On Two Earths, Family Guy S8E15) James Wooods in 2 cartoons watched in 2 nights.
(Nip/Tuck S5E08, Life And Times Of Tim S2E7) 2 shows in 1 night mentioning falafel.
(Flapjack #13A, All About Steve) 2 videos in the same night with the song “I Will Follow Him” by Peggy March (though Flapjack‘s was a parody). First coincidence of 2010.
(Flapjack #15B, Zombieland) 2 videos in the same night where a guy was accused of wearing perfume, but then responded that it was cologne.
(Breaking Bad S2endish, Spaced[UK] #1) 2 shows in 2 nights with 2 characters discussing superhero/villain drawings that one made.
(Breaking Bad S2endish, Dari Mirror) 2 videos in a week with 2 female characters hiding their smoking habit.
(American Dad S5E14, Family Guy Adventure Time With Finn & Jake #1) 2 cartoons in a week that had Yahtzee rolls. Haven’t seen that in awhile.
(Nip/Tuck S6E04, Simpsons S21E19) 2 videos in a row with mimes.
(Nip/Tuck S6E08, Flapjack S2E13A) 2 videos in a row with characters unexpectingly being depicted as very fat. (Kimber, Bubbie.)
(Friday:TAS #3, Bro’Town #5) 2 cartoons 2 nights in a row with animated black people talking about Notorious B.I.G. and 2-Pac being dead.
(Friday:TAS #6, Bro’Town #13) 2 cartoons in a row with black characters realizing they are going to have to get a job, then going, “Nooooooooo!!!!”
(Friday:TAS #7, Bro’Town #14) 2 cartoons in a row with black characters talking about segregation.
(Bro’ Town #32, Rock,Paper,Scissors:The Way Of The Tosser) Two videos a row with the game Rock Paper Scissors.
(Food Party public shorts airing in Baltimore/real life, Bro’ Town #18) 2 videos in the same night with a cop coming to a house based on complaints, and talking to the person in the house through their window.
(The Increasingly Bad Decisions Of Todd Margaret, Life And Times Of Tim S2E10) 2 shows in the same night with plots involving job transfers or possible job transfers to the UK.
(Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni #13, Escaflowne manga vision#2) After a volcano killing a whole village in an anime, went to bed, and read some manga with a volcano that killed everyone. Them Japanese sure hate volcanoes!
(Kick-Ass, Date Night) 2 movies in a row with crooked cops.
(National Treasure 1, Flapjack #301B:Mayor May Not) 2 videos in a row involving the main characters taking control over important historical documents that founded their nation-state.
(Toxic Avenger 2, Cat City) 2 movies in the same day with someone floating/surfing across the Atlantic ocean to Japan.
(Zombie Strippers, Cabin Fever 2) 2 movies in the same week with diseased strippers.
(The Phantom (1996), Smallville S10E01) 2 videos in the same week with people talking to their Ghost dads.
(The Human Centipede, Delocated S2E06) 2 videos in a row with surgery & someone waking up on a gurney in a cellar after surgery while strapped into the gurney
(Predators, Splice) 2 movies in the same week with Adrien Brody.
(Family Guy S9E2, Squidbillies S5E7) 2 cartoons in a row mentioning toll roads.
(Boondocks S3E8, Venture Bros. S4E14) 2 cartoons in a row with men kissing men.
(South Park S14E10:Insucktion, Family Guy #S9E3:Welcome Back Carter) 2 cartoons in a row with a character providing the background music for what another character is saying.
(Smallville S10E5, Batman:The Brave And The Bold S2E18) 2 videos in a row with someone being forced inside a mummy container (one was an iron maiden, though).
(Dead Set, Boondocks S3E13) In the same night, 2 videos that dealt with society collapsing, being stuck in a place under siege.
(The Toxic Avenger 3, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) 2 movies in the same year with a plot involving the main character having to go through multiple levels in a videogame like manner, complete with on-screen displays indicating their progress. 5 levels for Toxie, 7 levels for Scott Pilgrim.
(Knight And Day, Boondocks S3E12ish) Two videos within a week featuring a howto on how to escape someone grabbing you from behind. The other was The Boondocks episode where the black guy who acts white conquers his fear of going to jail and getting anally raped, and uses the same move to escape his captors.
(Star Wars:Clone Wars S3E10:Heroes On Both Sides, Smallville S10E9:Patriot) Two shows in a row where most of the show’s plot was an allegory for the assholish things America does in the War On Terror. Banking deregulation, rendition to secret prisons, corporate profiteering… all covered.
(Shrek 4, Transformers Prime S1E4) Two videos in a row with a # of 4 where a character wakes up from being unconscious/faking hurt, mumbling about grandmas. “Granny?” “Grandma? Are those cookies?”
(The Office:2010 double-Christmas episode American Dad S7E7) 2 videos in a row referencing jury duty.
(Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D., An Idiot Abroad:Mexico) 2 videos in 2 nights with people asking other people to eat worms.
(Hostel 1, Rick & Steve #9) Rick & Steve made a Hostel reference on the same night that I was reviewing my bluray of the movie.

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***** 5-star:

BatmanUnder The Red Hood (2010) – blood!
Drawn Together Movie: The Movie (2010) – OMFG I.S.R.A.E.L.! Funniest moments of the year?!
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – actually great
Hulk Vs. Wolverine / Hulk Vs. Thor (watched Wolverine part last year) (2009) (anim) – short but sweet
Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths (2010) – neat!
Metropia – corporate paranoia like A Scanner Darkly, but Eyeborgs was still better
Paprika (2006) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon
Toy Story 3 (2010) – possibly the best Toy Story yet

***** 5-star (low):

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) – modern, brutal, realistic

**** 4-star:

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010) – a fun romp
G.I. Joe Resolute – short (45min), but great to see G.I. Joe done modern…with death
How To Train Your Dragon – amazing CGI, and a good movie too
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010) – surprisingly epic. Owls. Whoda thunk?
Memories (Satoshi Kon) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon
Planet 51 (2009) – fun sci-fi kid comedy
Planet Hulk (2010) – interplanetary gladiator
Shrek 4: Shrek Forever After (2010) – repetitive franchise repaired with alternate-universe freshness

**** 4-star (low):

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (2008) – looked great in 1080p, but I still liked most animated movies better tahn this

*** 3-star:

Astro Boy (2009) – already forgotten
Cat City (1986) (Hungary) – interestingly different
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000) (anime) – the manga was better
Ghost In The Shell – Innocence (2009) – like the original, it’s more about the animation than an actual plot
Tokyo Godfathers (anime) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon

** 2-star:

Millenium Actress (2001) – R.I.P. Satoshi Kon – Tokyo Godfathers bored me a bit, but this really bored me with its pointlessness

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***** 5-star:

Avatar (2010) + Creating The World Of Avatar documentary (22min) – most amazing visual movie experience of my life
Eyeborgs – see THRILLER, but it’s a sci-fi techno-political-thriller-action, so it mushes genres well
Fourth Kind, The – also listed under horror, but it’s about aliens, so…
Sleeper – see COMEDY
Time Machine, The (1960) – probably the oldest sci-fi movie I’d rate 5 stars. The remake sucked in comparison
War Of The Worlds (2005) – This actually scared me and filled me with dread way more than the H.G. Welles original

**** 4-star (high):

Pandorum (2009) – great cross-genre sci-fi/horror/drama/psychological thriller
Predators — listed under ACTION/ADVENTURE/SUPERHERO
Repo Men (2010) – Yes, it really is Repo! The Genetic Opera, but if it were a different movie
Splice (2010)
Virtuality – this really,really,really should have been picked up as a series

**** 4-star:

Innerspace (1987) – listed under COMEDY
Time Traveler’s Wife, The – i don’t like romance, but throw some time travel (or vampires) in and it becomes interesting

*** 3-star (low):

Time Machine, The (2002) – the original was SOOO much better, but the boss dying is the best 5 second death sequence I’ve ever seen

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***** 5-star:

Deadgirl — listed under HORROR, but not quite a horror; really a drama involving zombies, it’s just FUCKED UP. SO FUCKED UP. Probably in my top 3 or 5 movies of the year
Enter The Void (2010) – a disturbing and truly unique visual film experience, though maddeningly boring at parts

**** 4-star (high):

Gran TorinoHate Clint Eastwood-directed movies. But this was really good, if you want your heart tugged.

**** 4-star:

Catch Me If You Can (2002) – a fun romp
Mysterious Skin (2004) – one of the most depressing things ever
Orgies And The Meaning Of Life (2008) – quirky film about a guy who fantasizes about threesomes way too much
Social Network, The (2010) – Facebook

**** 4-star (low):

Curdled — Did you ever wonder what a face does after the head is cut off?

*** 3-star:

Girlfriend Experience, The (2009) – Sasha Grey plays a detached escort. Is this really any different than her in real life?
Mystic River (2003) – goddamn you Clint Eastwood, just fuck off already, because I actually liked this
Storytelling (2001) – my 2nd least favorite (?) Todd Solondz movie

*** 3-star (low):

Magnolia (1999) – great cast, at least

** 2-star:

Camping (2009) – awful, just awful. stay away from Danish family dramas. DUH.

* 1-star:

Wish Upon A Star (1996) – Absolutely awful. Freaky Friday (either versoin) was way better. Clint: 1/5 stars , 3/10. Carolyn: 2/5 stars, 4/10.

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Borat – MTV “Making Of” Special, which was more or less deleted scenes and scenes we’d already seen from The Best Of Borat [listed in TV shows we watched this year]
Comic Book: The Movie
Dazed And Confused
Howard The Duck
Inception – The Cobolo Job [15min motion comic] (clint:2.9/5, 6/10; carolyn:3/5, 6/10)
Iron Man 1
Wall-E (the Burn-E featurette)
Zack & Miri Make A Porno

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Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

Okay, here’s where we get into the truly pointless stuff that’s only kept for personal reasons….

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*** COINCIDENCES: ***

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TRIPLE ITEM, SINGLE TYPE COINCIDENCE:

***(real life, The Simpsons S21E21, The Cleveland Show S1E18) After going to the carnival, two cartoons that night either talked about or showed carnival-related-ness.
(Curdled (2004), Tim & Eric Chrimbus Special, Simpsons S22E8 Christmas episode) 3 videos in a row with guillotines, or talking about them and having decapitation.

TRIPLE ITEM, MIXED-TYPE COINCIDENCE:

***(The Office S7E01, real life, Into The Mirror) Michael Scott from the office has Clint’s bullhorn now!, Michael hired his nephew just like the guy in Into The Mirror which we watched yesterday, Michael Scott mentioned Hanson and we just took a picture of Alec Empire from Atari Teenage Riot holding a Hanson poster tonite!!

TRIPLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

***(Nip/Tuck S5E11, Tim And Eric:Father & Son) 2 videos in a row with white dad, black son, as well as someone being caused to fall to their death, as well as having forced feeiding
***(real life, Percy Jackson & The Olympians:The Lightning Thief) 2 hr movie we’re watching has a task having to be completed by midnight of the summer solstice.It’s 10PM and tonight’s the solstice! Also, Tik Tok by Ke$ha was in this movie and Carolyn had just sent a Star Trek music video using that song earlier today. Also, a character’s name is Hades, and the computer playing the movie’s name is Hades too.
***(Ghost Rider, Flapjack S3E05) 2 videos in a row with souls flying around, mention of sulfur and brimstone, plus in Flapjack they drink candy out of alcohol glasses

DOUBLE COINDIENCE TYPE:

**(Twilight 2:New Moon, Nip Tuck S2E01) 2 videos within 2 nights with a person giving a dog cpr, or a dog (werewolf) giving a person cpr. WEIRD. PLUS… They both had girls whose right side of their face was scarred. [Note: We’ve been watching a lot of Nip/Tuck, and it might actually be more than 1 Nip Tuck episode to get this double-coincidence.]
**(St. Trinians #2, Bro’ Town #6) 2 videos in a row mentioning King/Queen Lear, as well as doing a “My Precious” Lord Of The Rings parody.
**(Nip/Tuck #8, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest) 2 videos in 1 night that had similar scenes of 1-2 person(s) on a moped/skateboards (both odd), stealing/knocking a woman’s large purse/sack off her shoulder as she walks down a public road/sidewalk AND which had people recovering from surgeries.
**(Archer #5, Kids In The Hall:Death Comes To Down #5) 2 comedy shows in a row talking about poached eggs, with an episode number of 5.
**(Toxic Crusaders:Invasion Of The Biddy Snatchers, Men At Work) 2 videos in the same night with people having their boss appoint someone to watch them do their jobs against their will, also with plots that could not exist without toxic waste.

TRIPLE-LINKED SINGLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

+( Aqua Teen:Juggalos: Nip/Tuck #62) Two shows in a row with diarrhea.
+(real life, Nip/Tuck #62) Right after talking about the hymen replacement skit from Mr. Show, Nip/Tuck was about hymen replacement.
+(real life, Aqua Teen Hunger Force:Juggalos) Right after Failbooking talked about Juggalos, and I explained to Carolyn what they are, they had an Aqua Teen episode about them.
+(real life: The Cleveland Show S2E3, The Boondocks S3E10) Cleveland has to have someone crash at his place for awhile, and we just had someone move into our house for the same reason on the same night. Then still later, this happened in The Boondocks.

REAL LIFE:

+(real life, Nip/Tuck #84) Sean’s bedroom clock was 11:26PM, and then we noticed ours was as well!
+(real life, Flapjack #21A) 2 peppermint candies being eaten became the opening theme of the plot, and I just ate 2 of those candies after going to a restaurant today.
+(real life, Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits) Right after Clint golfing on astroturf [inside] with a pool ball, we watched a music video where they hit a golf ball like a pool ball (with a golf club). Two golf/pool manglings in one night? It was the video for the cover of Ren & Stimpy:”Happy Happy Joy Joy”.
+(real life, Friday:TAS #1) Right after playing with voodoo dolls in the “Cursed!” board game the night before, and meaning to do it again tonight but not getting around to it, the first episode of Friday:TAS – which we only decided to watch tonight – had voodoo dolls in it!
+(real life, South Park #200) Same day as uploading a picture making fun of Tom Cruise to my flickr, we watched the South Park that made fun of him too.
+(real life, Nip/Tuck #65) Just as Clint started to floss, the character Christian said “floss”, unexpectedly.
+(real life, Bromwell High #6) Valentine’s Day Bromwell High episode watched 2 days after actual Valentine’s day. Since we had these shows for years, this was a weird coincidence. It’s not like they have holiday episodes for any other holiday.Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Adventure (2009)
+(real life, She’s Out Of My League) Right when we saw this guy who both reminded us of people, we were talking over the movie saying, “you know what he reminds me of?”, then the guy said “you know what this reminds me of?” and it was like dude, wait. What?
+(real life, Simpsons S21E22[The Bob Next Door]) Radon inspection while buying a home in Simpsons, right after talking about that at a party that night. The Office also talked about that earlier, but that doesn’t count since it was so long ago.
+(real life, Bro Town #30) Right after talking about vegetarians at X-Day on Facebook, within a minute played an episode that was about vegetarianism. Creepy.
+(real life, Magnolia) Book featured in movie that we have right in our house! See http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4796508280/
+(real life, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai #9) They talked about Satako missing school for 3 days and never showing up to the clinic, much like Clint who was in his 3rd day of what was quite likely swine flu, and he, too, hadn’t gone to the doctor.
+(real life, Rock,Paper,Scissors:The Way Of The Tosser) Character introduced and described a nail clipper while Clint was holding and using one.
+(real life: Twitter, Squidbillies S5E3) Early Cuyler follwed me on Twitter as I was watching Squidbillies!!!
+(real life: Chase, The Wolfman) Hours after Chase told me what a repeating rifle was while playing Bang, a repeating rifle threat is issued in the movie we watch.
+(real life: food, The Toxic Avenger 3) Right when I took the first bite of my chocolate pudding, they went into a shitting scene. Like, fart noises as the pudding goes into my mouth. Lovely.
+(real life: yard sales, Food Party:Mirror Diet) Only about 12-15hrs after watching the Mirror Diet ep of Food Party, we went to a yard sale that had a half-mug, as if it was just waiting to be held up to a mirror, just like in the Food Party ep!
+(real life: past socializing, Iron Man 2) Natalie’s real name is Natasha. In real life, we met a Natasha who turned out to have a real name of Natalie.
+(real life: yard work, Toxic Crusaders #12) The day I sharpened my sheers, and cut myself on them, we watched a Toxic Crusaders episode with a villain who had shears for hands.
+(real life: the date, Mirrors 2) Mirros 2 specifically had scenes that took place during the same day, month, and year that we were watching it on! HOW’D THEY KNOW!?!?! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!
+(real life: music, Twilight 3: Eclipse) Accidentally watched the Eclipse movie while the song Eclipse (8-bit cover of the Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon song) was on pause.
+(real life: house, The Office S3E9) About 5 minutes after the Twilight:Eclipse real-life coincidence, we watched The Office, where the circuit tripped, right after we tripped one of ours for the first time in a long time. Both ciruits were tripped by using 2 devices (2 microwaves for us, space heater + fan for The Office)

SINGLE COINCIDENCE TYPE:

(She’s Out Of My League, Bro’ Town #17) 2 videos in a row with guys landing really hot blondes that are out of their league and out of their social status class as well, that kissed the guy first in a car, that say they like them because they make them laugh.
(Nip/Tuck S3E08, The Life And Times Of Time S2E4) 2 shows in a row where people get the product of balls put on their face for cosmetic/care purposes, without realizing they are the products of balls. [Semen facial cream in Nip/Tuck, ‘Sweat’ perfume in TL&TOT that uses extract from deer’s balls.]
(American Dad, The Simpsons S21E13) 2 videos in 2 days [that actually aired on the same night] where Abraham Lincoln shows up to save the day.
(Nip/Tuck S3E07[I think], Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! S5E3) 2 shows in 1 night with people sewing other people back together. Which of course leads us to belting out “Sewn Back Together Wrong” by Dethklok from Metalocalypse.
(South Park S14E2, The Cleveland Show S1E15) 2 cartoons watched in 3 days where Sarah Jessica Parker was violently killed.
(The Time Traveler’s Wife, Planetes #24) 2 videos in 2 days where someone had to *temporarily* be in a wheelchair due to hypothermia. Space/time travel’ll do that to ya.
(Bromwell High #11, Cleveland Show #14) 2 shows in a row that said, “We need to get the s[ch|t]ool back to the way it was”. Two quotes, only a couple letters apart from each other.
(All About Steve, Breaking Bad #4) 2 videos in a couple weeks that talked about filling out crossword puzzles, and then someone so good at it as to use ink.
(24 S8E9, Bromwell High #9) 2 videos in a row [both episode 9 of the season] where the head guy wants to set up a subordinate to take the fall in order to save his own ass.
(The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus, Ugly Americans #2) 2 videos in the same weekend with alcoholic centuries-old old, bearded wizard-types.
(Justice League:Crisis On Two Earths, Family Guy S8E15) James Wooods in 2 cartoons watched in 2 nights.
(Nip/Tuck S5E08, Life And Times Of Tim S2E7) 2 shows in 1 night mentioning falafel.
(Flapjack #13A, All About Steve) 2 videos in the same night with the song “I Will Follow Him” by Peggy March (though Flapjack‘s was a parody). First coincidence of 2010.
(Flapjack #15B, Zombieland) 2 videos in the same night where a guy was accused of wearing perfume, but then responded that it was cologne.
(Breaking Bad S2endish, Spaced[UK] #1) 2 shows in 2 nights with 2 characters discussing superhero/villain drawings that one made.
(Breaking Bad S2endish, Dari Mirror) 2 videos in a week with 2 female characters hiding their smoking habit.
(American Dad S5E14, Family Guy Adventure Time With Finn & Jake #1) 2 cartoons in a week that had Yahtzee rolls. Haven’t seen that in awhile.
(Nip/Tuck S6E04, Simpsons S21E19) 2 videos in a row with mimes.
(Nip/Tuck S6E08, Flapjack S2E13A) 2 videos in a row with characters unexpectingly being depicted as very fat. (Kimber, Bubbie.)
(Friday:TAS #3, Bro’Town #5) 2 cartoons 2 nights in a row with animated black people talking about Notorious B.I.G. and 2-Pac being dead.
(Friday:TAS #6, Bro’Town #13) 2 cartoons in a row with black characters realizing they are going to have to get a job, then going, “Nooooooooo!!!!”
(Friday:TAS #7, Bro’Town #14) 2 cartoons in a row with black characters talking about segregation.
(Bro’ Town #32, Rock,Paper,Scissors:The Way Of The Tosser) Two videos a row with the game Rock Paper Scissors.
(Food Party public shorts airing in Baltimore/real life, Bro’ Town #18) 2 videos in the same night with a cop coming to a house based on complaints, and talking to the person in the house through their window.
(The Increasingly Bad Decisions Of Todd Margaret, Life And Times Of Tim S2E10) 2 shows in the same night with plots involving job transfers or possible job transfers to the UK.
(Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni #13, Escaflowne manga vision#2) After a volcano killing a whole village in an anime, went to bed, and read some manga with a volcano that killed everyone. Them Japanese sure hate volcanoes!
(Kick-Ass, Date Night) 2 movies in a row with crooked cops.
(National Treasure 1, Flapjack #301B:Mayor May Not) 2 videos in a row involving the main characters taking control over important historical documents that founded their nation-state.
(Toxic Avenger 2, Cat City) 2 movies in the same day with someone floating/surfing across the Atlantic ocean to Japan.
(Zombie Strippers, Cabin Fever 2) 2 movies in the same week with diseased strippers.
(The Phantom (1996), Smallville S10E01) 2 videos in the same week with people talking to their Ghost dads.
(The Human Centipede, Delocated S2E06) 2 videos in a row with surgery & someone waking up on a gurney in a cellar after surgery while strapped into the gurney
(Predators, Splice) 2 movies in the same week with Adrien Brody.
(Family Guy S9E2, Squidbillies S5E7) 2 cartoons in a row mentioning toll roads.
(Boondocks S3E8, Venture Bros. S4E14) 2 cartoons in a row with men kissing men.
(South Park S14E10:Insucktion, Family Guy #S9E3:Welcome Back Carter) 2 cartoons in a row with a character providing the background music for what another character is saying.
(Smallville S10E5, Batman:The Brave And The Bold S2E18) 2 videos in a row with someone being forced inside a mummy container (one was an iron maiden, though).
(Dead Set, Boondocks S3E13) In the same night, 2 videos that dealt with society collapsing, being stuck in a place under siege.
(The Toxic Avenger 3, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) 2 movies in the same year with a plot involving the main character having to go through multiple levels in a videogame like manner, complete with on-screen displays indicating their progress. 5 levels for Toxie, 7 levels for Scott Pilgrim.
(Knight And Day, Boondocks S3E12ish) Two videos within a week featuring a howto on how to escape someone grabbing you from behind. The other was The Boondocks episode where the black guy who acts white conquers his fear of going to jail and getting anally raped, and uses the same move to escape his captors.
(Star Wars:Clone Wars S3E10:Heroes On Both Sides, Smallville S10E9:Patriot) Two shows in a row where most of the show’s plot was an allegory for the assholish things America does in the War On Terror. Banking deregulation, rendition to secret prisons, corporate profiteering… all covered.
(Shrek 4, Transformers Prime S1E4) Two videos in a row with a # of 4 where a character wakes up from being unconscious/faking hurt, mumbling about grandmas. “Granny?” “Grandma? Are those cookies?”
(The Office:2010 double-Christmas episode American Dad S7E7) 2 videos in a row referencing jury duty.
(Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D., An Idiot Abroad:Mexico) 2 videos in 2 nights with people asking other people to eat worms.
(Hostel 1, Rick & Steve #9) Rick & Steve made a Hostel reference on the same night that I was reviewing my bluray of the movie.